Here are some resources to not only pass the time, but help you learn something or just have fun.
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- Our friends at Senior Planet now have a TECH HOTLINE. You can call 917-936-4410. We have also added a playlist of technology help videos to the RSS youtube channel. Look under the tab that says "playlists."
Classes and Webinars of Interest
- Mather Telephone Topics - new classes added weekly - from cardio to Franki Valli and the Four Seasons
- Full list of Senior Planet online events from exercise to online shopping, to poetry and more.
- Dorot's University Without Walls has hundreds of classes all available by telephone.
- Covid 19 and the Impact on Communities of Color is a recorded webinar presented by the Public Health Institute.
- Stellar Farmers Market workshops are going virtual. Learn about healthy eating and make delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy! Tune in at 12 pm every Tuesday for English workshops and Wednesdays for Spanish workshops. Find us on the Eat Healthy, Be Active NYC Facebook page
We Speak NYC Conversation classes are now online. Available in multiple languages. We Speak NYC (WSNYC), developed by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, is an Emmy Award-winning English language learning program for intermediate level learners. WSNYC provides instruction through videos, education materials, community conversation classes, an interactive website, and now, in response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, We Speak NYC is offering online conversation classes! People can register to be a part of an online community and safely meet people, learn about NYC services, and practice their English conversation skills with peers. Each class covers information on important topics such as workers' rights, healthcare, and workforce development, Visit nyc.gov/learnenglish to participate.
- From the NY Public Library - Feast Your Ears on Audiobooks, Audio Magazines, Concerts, Classic Radio, and More to Keep You Busy If You Don't Read Standard Print
- The Theatre Development Fund has updated its very thorough resource document covering everything from theatre/music/dance performances, museum, and visual art resources, audiobooks/language, movies/film festivals and more.
- A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Station
- Free to Be You and Me - If you enjoyed (as an adult helping children or as a child yourself) "Free to Be You and Me" this is a wonderful video show with Marlo Thomas and a crew of celebrities with a look back and an update of the song "Free to Be You and Me".
The art galleries may still be closed, but thanks to the Riverdale Art Association, there is plenty of art to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. "Art in a Time of Quarantine" is the association's third online show—and it's available online now. Enter the gallery at https://youtu.be/20Ag_DvUonM
- NY Times hosts special events - here's a link to the next one This is an AMAZING resource from the Theatre Development Fund - covers everything from theatre/music/dance performances, summertime arts festivals, museum resources, movies/film festivals, outdoor attractions and more.
- There are great online resources from the Smithstonian National Museum of African American History & Culture including a new portal on Talking about Race.
- Journey Through Spring at the NY Botanical Gardens
- Live with Carnegie Hall
- The Bronx Arts Ensemble has a "stay at home club" with new free performances every week. Kind of cool to see the artists perform from their homes!
- The Museum of Jewish Heritage has a number of online events. Some are members-only but many are open to the public.
- Riverdale Art Associations' first online art show - "For the Love of Our Planet." Members have contributed beautiful, thought-provoking works in mixed media, acrylic, oil, watercolor
- Weekly Virtual Walks through Central Park - 15-minute sojourns every Wednesday at 12:30 PM.
- Metropolitan Opera Live-Streaming
- New York Botanical Gardens at Home, Bronx Museum (which includes an art studio educators demonstrating specific artmaking activities), parks@home features which includes live park tours,
- Almost all of your favorite museums have virtual tours or virtual exhibits. Here is a list of just some of them.
- The Frick Collection has an amazing 360 degree tour where you can click on any piece and learn more about it.
- Want to see a table-read of an upcoming (never seen) episode of Grace and Frankie? It's a preview of Season 7. Lots of fun and for a good cause - Meals on Wheels.
- National Baseball Hall of Fame has a variety of exhibits and upcoming events.
- The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson one of a number of exhibits from the Morgan Library & Museum
- Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday celebration with Streep, Lupone and more. Here is a link to the show.
- If you have a netflix account you can set up a netflix party and watch movies with your friends or family - learn more here. There is no extra charge for this services.
- The NY Times has live events for no charge. Find out more here.
- 7 spectacular libraries you can visit from around the world.
- Bridge - Go to bridgebase.com and you can play against theBridge Instructor Rich Marcione who leads games at RSS. His ID is rvm1. You can also contact him about organizing play with three others or fee-based supervised play. Contact him here.