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Children’s Events

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.

Turkey on the Town-Pre-K through Fifth Grade– Help the farmer find the turkey by using scientific facts about turkeys to locate him before it is too late! Create your own turkey craft using simple materials. Materials List for Craft: 1 Coffee Filter (or substitute plain paper folded/cut into a fan shape); washable markers/crayons; 1 sheet each of brown, orange, red construction paper (or color in plain paper); 2 wiggle eyes (or draw, color, and cut out eyes from regular paper); scissors, glue stick, 1 small water spray bottle (optional). Happy Turkey!

Turkey Tunes-Pre-K through Fifth Grade– Enjoy special turkey songs, stories, fingerplays, and more with Miss Dara! This online concert is now viewable on Facebook/YouTube through Monday, November 30th.

High Flying Design(Virtual)– Join this free event presented by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Students will discuss the parts of a plane and how nature influences shape and design. Educators will demonstrate the four forces of flight and students will experiment with these concepts before creating their own simple flying machines. Fundamental concepts such as the four forces of flight, Bernoulli’s principle and aerodynamics will be discussed. Tuesday, November 17 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET. For ages 8-18.

Traditions Aboard Intrepid!(Virtual)– Join this free event presented by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Explore Intrepid’s historical spaces and find out how crew members celebrated special occasions with their fellow sailors. Families will make connections to their own traditions. This monthly program is for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Sunday, December 6 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET. For all ages.

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, December 12 from 6:00-9:00 pm.

Adult Events

Discussions/Talks

AMNH presents Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals. Explore the treeless tundra of the Arctic, wide-open prairies, and leafy forests, as we meet mammals like grizzly bears, bison, and jaguars in the world-famous Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals. Each diorama is a masterpiece of art and science and we’ll take a live virtual tour of them. This program is presented by the American Museum of Natural History. Friday, November 20 @ 1 pm.

Belmont Lake State Park Tour– Learn about its history, trails and wildlife.

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. This program was presented on Friday, 9/25. Many thanks to the staff at Sagamore Hill.

Newsday Virtual Discussions-Join Newsday Live on Thursday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm for School & COVID-19: Is your child falling behind due to the pandemic? Register Now!

Virtual Astronomy Live: Sounds from Space– Join this free event presented by The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Thursday, November 19 from 5:30-7:00 pm ET.

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.