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Children’s Events

Magic Glitter– PreK- 2nd Grade – Join us for a STEM program presented by A Time For Kids (“Tots Night Out”)! With a few common household materials: Glitter (or pepper, or paprika); Q-Tip; Dish Soap, Tray, bowl, or pan), we will explore how fat molecules bond with soap to create a glitter swirl! We will become scientists by learning how to practice the scientific processes of planning, observation, and investigation. The program includes music, movement, fine and gross motor development and storytelling.

Furry Friends-Pre-K through Fifth Grade– Meet and greet some live furry friends as we learn all about these adorable mammals and learn about the characteristics of rodents.

Jobs on Deck(Virtual)– With 3,200 sailors aboard Intrepid, it’s no wonder it was called a “city at sea!” Living on a naval ship proved to be both challenging and exciting. Learn more about what it was like to live aboard Intrepid during this immersive experience! Students will articulate the purpose of an aircraft carrier and identify at least three crew member jobs held during Intrepid’s time of service. They will be taught the many ways in which life aboard Intrepid differed from life on land, and some of the adjustments sailors made to improve life aboard Tuesday, April 27 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET. For ages 5-15.

Under the Weather(Virtual)– Heat, rain, snow– oh no! Explore the aircraft carrier Intrepid and learn about the challenges of working in different weather conditions on board the ship or while flying an airplane. This monthly program is for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Sunday, May 16 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET. For all ages.

The Scientist Is In: The Cicadas Are Coming!– They’re ready to emerge this spring, en masse—probably at a park near you. But what do they do all those years underground? How do they survive? And what do they do once they come out to the surface? These and many other questions, including how you might be able to experience this incredible phenomenon, will be answered by Museum Curator Jessica Ware in this family-friendly program. Thursday, May 6 @ 2:00 PM ET.

KIDZ BOP Daily Dance Break-It is a way to move and stay active together. A different KIDZ BOP Dance Along video at 3 PM EST.

Learn How to Draw Disney Characters with Michael Woodside-Daily drawing class where kids and grownups learn how to draw Disney characters.

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom– Fun activities from many art forms available on demand and fresh sessions every Friday, Pop-Up Classroom is here to help make creative learning part of your family’s summer routine.

Museum of Science, Boston-Museum of Science, Boston. “Ask a Scientist” program weekdays and fun and educational programs.

NY Road Runners Club Family Resources – Fun and healthy activities at home for kids.

Kids in the Kitchen – Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) as we make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. LICM offers this program every Friday at 11:30 am.

Transit Tots – Story-time at the NY Transit Museum. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 am – 10:30 am. Recommended for ages 2-5. Previous story-times available on website.

Virtual Campout– Grab your camping gear and head to the backyard because the night sky is calling us to camp out! During this unique time, Space Center Houston is hosting Virtual Campouts. Next event is on Saturday, May 1 from 6:00-9:00 pm.

Adult Events

Discussions/Talks

Coursera-Free online courses from universities, museums and more.

Digital Discussions-Join the weekly discussions from the NY Transit Museum. Some are members only.

History of Sagamore Hill-Join Park Ranger John Fetter as he discusses Theodore Roosevelt and Sagamore Hill, the beloved summer home of our 26th president. During Roosevelt’s time in office, this “Summer White House” was the focus of international attention. Many thanks to the staff at Sagamore Hill.

Collecting Astromaterials from Space(Virtual)– Join this free event presented by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. This event will offer a behind the scenes look at the upcoming NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission Launch. Thursday, May 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET.

Newsday Virtual Discussions
Join Newsday Live on Thursday, April 22 @ 12:00 PM for Job Hunting Tips During a Pandemic Register Now!

Join Newsday Live on Thursday, April 29 @ 12:00 PM for How to Get Your Resume Noticed on Indeed Register Now!

Your Virtual LGBT Center– Free programs and services for all ages.

Driving Courses

Online-Virtual Driving programs-Most in-person driving programs are currently cancelled. These programs are all approved by NYS DMV.

Health

Dance and Fitness Class with the Rockettes-Now you can dance from home like a Rockette! Learn a new section of choreography, taught by one of the Rockettes, every Thursday at 12 PM EST live on their Instagram page

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation– Offers Virtual Yoga, Zumba, Caregiver seminars, Memory Cafe and a Broadway Sing-a-long. For more information call: (516) 586-1507 or email: whhh@parkerinstitute.org

SMART Recovery (Online)-An anonymous support group for addiction and addictive behavior recovery. Meets every Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Information Counseling Assistance Program (HIICAP)-Answers phone calls from those who have questions regarding Medicare and related health insurance benefits. Please call our helpline at 631-979-9490, ext.18 and leave a message. Our counselors will return your calls promptly.

NYS of Health Marketplace– In response to the COVID-19, the Special Enrollment Period is now available for New Yorkers. Eligible individuals will be able to enroll in insurance coverage through NY State of Health. Navigators at the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island can help you enroll in a quality, affordable plan. Please call the HWCLI Healthcare Access Line at 516-505-4426 to schedule an over-the-phone appointment.

Medicaid Assistance-Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council continues to provide Medicaid enrollment assistance.  We can be reached at 631-656-9783.  As messages come in, staff working remotely will be assigned to callers to provide assistance.  We are also here to answer any questions people may have regarding utilizing insurance, understanding their benefits, finding specialists, etc.

Performing Arts

All*Arts- An ongoing list of what’s happening and when in the Arts. Created by WNET.

Canvas(PBS)-Arts and culture from across the country, in collaboration with local public media stations from PBS NewsHour. includes 19 immersive museum exhibits and what to read with Ann Patchett.

Billboard Livestreams
A wide range of performances, scroll down, there’s a reverse order list for May.

Grammy Museum at Home
Digital public programs, interviews and more.

Jazz @ Lincoln Center Digital Concert— The third season of this series returns on YouTube.  A new performance is available on the 15th of each month. Showing now for October– Free To Be: Jazz of the ’60s & Beyond.

Kennedy Center-Watch extraordinary performances every day — from The Kennedy Center’s stages and beyond.

Metropolitan Opera— Daily streaming of previously performed operas. Each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m.

Playbill– Schedule of Upcoming and Current Free Live Stream Broadcasts.

The Shows Must Go On!-Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber will release a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free! Every Friday night at 7 pm BST, it will be available for 48 hours.