The abc7NY.com Virtual Community Calendar- Virtual events, community info and more

NEW YORK -- As we navigate the challenges of living through this difficult time, people are finding new ways to connect, share, enjoy life, encourage and support each other. Here at abc7NY.com, we are sharing community events from around our area to participate in - virtually, until we can gather again!

KIDS AND FAMILIES
Paterson Virtual Exhibit
Where: https://seekingrefugephotos.com/
What: Photojournalist Thomas E. Franklin explores the topics of forced migration and border security in this virtual exhibit.It also examines the overwhelming obstacles refugees face while trying to seek asylum in the U.S., and the European Union, as well as the process of resettlement and assimilation.
Drive-Thru Job Fair
When: Wednesday, August 12 at 11a.m-2p.m
Where: 140 Main Street, Poughkeepsie NY
What: The Grand Healthcare System is sponsoring a drive-thru job fair in Poughkeepsie New York.They will be hiring for LPN, RN, housekeepers, Resident aides, and dietary staff. Bring a mask and a resume!

Greek Festival Grab-n-Go event
When: Thursday, September 10-13 at various times.
Where: https://www.htfestival.org/
What: Come to the Our Holy Trinity festival. You can pre-order all your favorite Greek food like pastisio, souvlaki and pastries and pick it up curbside!

Marvel Madness Family Disco
When: Tuesday August 11 at 12-1 p.m.
Where: https://www.kidsdancerevolution.com/
What: Spend some family time dancing with your kids at this virtual disco event. There will be arts, crafts and party favors made from household items.

Virtual Self-Paced Microsoft Certifications
Where: https://learn.sunyattain.org/local/user/contact.php?s=HBB
What: Study for tests, earn a IT Certification, or learn another language with a free Microsoft course.

The Stay Home Sessions: Live Stream and Chill
Price: Donations
When: Every Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Where:https://www.facebook.com/OFFICIALMELODYROSE/
What: Watch jazz musician Melody Rose and Opera singer Andrew Carrol perform each week. All the proceeds donated will go to African-American organizations.

New York Opera Conservatory Free Virtual Opera
Price: Suggested Donation
Where: https://youtu.be/Mwa428_ZJpI
What: Watch a comedic opera based on the ever changing world during this pandemic. This show was shot completely on the performers' smartphones and features seasoned professionals and students.

12th Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L. Walk/Run- Virtual
Price: $20
When: Saturday, September 12 at 10 a.m.
Where: https://tealwalk.org/brooklyn/
What: The Annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L. Walk/Run celebrates the courage of ovarian cancer survivors and the strength of the families who have been touched by the disease, while spreading awareness to the public and raising money for research. It takes place every September during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Brooklyn T.E.A.L. Walk/Run will be 100% virtual this year and you can register on their website .

Candy Run Challenge
Price: $35-$60
When: Until Thursday, December 31, 2020
Where: https://www.thevirtualrunchallenge.com/virtual-race-event/candy-run-5k-10k-half-marathon-challenge/
What: Register for a Candyland-themed virtual run. Once you are registered you get an official T-shirt and commemorative medal.

Virtual NYC
Location: New York, NY
Where:https://www.nycgo.com/virtual-nyc/
What: Explore the culture of the five boroughs of New York City virtually and see performing arts, as well as collections from museums and galleries.

Monumental Women Put Her on a Pedestal Art and History Project
When: Every day through August 26
Where: https://monumentalwomen.org/put-her-on-a-pedestal/
What: This workshop teaches kids about the Women's Suffrage Movement, and also lets them be creative by drawing a suffrage leader. You can download a template, draw your monument and then submit it for the chance to be displayed. On August 26, make sure to join the unveiling ceremony to possibly see your work showcased.

New York Public Library Online Storytime
Location: New York, NY
Where: https://www.nypl.org/education/kids/storytime
What: The New York Public Library is offering a virtual storytime. Kids can sing along and learn early reading tips from their local librarians. Favorite books such as "Mr. Panda", "Piggies", and "Whose Mouse Are You?" are available weekly.

New York Botanical Gardens
Location: Bronx, NY
Where: https://www.nybg.org/take-a-virtual-tour-of-the-orchid-show-jeff-leathams-kaleidoscope/
What: The New York Botanical Garden is offering a virtual tour of their location. One of the special features of the tour is The Orchid Show with Jeff Leatham. Families can see bold colorful flower displays and learn about different exotic plants.

Metropolitan Opera
Location: New York, NY
When: Every day at 7:30 p.m.

Link:https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/
Info: The Metropolitan Opera posts videos every day with a different encore presentation that the whole family can enjoy together.

ARTS AND MEDIA

Getty Images
Location: New York, NY
When: N/A
Where: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/getty-images
What: Travel back in time with Getty Images virtual tour. Getty Images is offering history lovers a chance to explore different periods of history from World War II, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Paris Riots and Prague Spring, and other historical events.
An Evening with Alan Menken
Price: Suggested Donation
Where: https://app.mobilecause.com/e/dGDwEw?vid=abt4r
What: An evening celebrating Alan Menken, his music and storytelling.This virtual event benefits The Walt Disney Family Museum's At-Promise Youth Animation Academy initiative, which provides animation training for young people experiencing economic and social displacement.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Location: New York, NY
When: N/A
Where: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art
What: The Metropolitan Museum of Art is letting fashion lovers explore their incredible exhibits that include Coco Chanel's modernist pieces, Christian Dior's ball gowns and so much more.

New York Theater Workshop
Location: New York, NY
When: Mondays at 3:00 p.m.
Where: https://www.nytw.org/nytw-virtual-programming/
What: The New York Theater Workshop is having master classes on directing, writing, performance, and beyond on Monday afternoons while Broadway is on hiatus.

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