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
Virtual Cocktail Hour
Price: Suggested donation
Where:https://benefit.centerforfiction.org/the-first-novel-fete
When: Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 p.m.
What: The Center For Fiction is hosting "The First Novel Fete," a virtual celebratory cocktail hour preceding their Annual Awards Benefit. The Fte will celebrate the seven First Novel Prize finalists too!

Thanksgiving Dinner Hot Meal Hand-Out
Where: Outside of Herbert Von King Park Brooklyn, NY at 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. (or whenever food runs out).
When: Thursday November 26th, 2020
What: Believe New York will host its first annual Thanksgiving Dinner Hot Meal Hand-Out on the corner of Marcy and Greene, outside of Herbert Von King Park. You can stop by and have a hot and healthy thanksgiving meal!

Temple Israel Virtual Movie Night
Where: Contact alan.freedman@tilny.org for the link
When: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
What: Watch the " Carl Laemmle" is a feature documentary about the extraordinary life story of Carl Laemmle, the German-Jewish immigrant who founded Universal Pictures, and saved over 300 Jewish families from Nazi Germany.

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.

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.

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 a commemorative medal.

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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