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

Empowerment Self-Defense and Upstander Strategies Against Anti-Asian Violence.
When: Thursday March 4, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentType=category%3AUpstander&owner=20786473
What: This interactive workshop is intended for people of Asian descent and allies to develop strategies to fight back against anti-Asian violence. There will be de-escalation and Upstander strategies, as well as physical self-defense techniques to respond to anti-Asian harassment and hate violence.

Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced
When: Saturday March 6, 2021 12pm
Where: https://www.facebook.com/CentralJerseyClubNANBPWC/?ref=page_internal
What: This virtual program on Facebook Live will recognize women who have fought to protect U.S. women's right to vote and who today fight against voter suppression.

Center for Jewish History with Museum of Chinese in America
When: On-going
Where: exhibits.cjh.org/bocian
What: Explore the new exhibition "An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown". This exhibit features a never-before-seen collection of images of Manhattan's Chinatown in the 1970's and 80's.

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.

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

NYC and Company 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 on a virtual field trip! You can see performing arts, as well as collections from museums and galleries.

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 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

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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