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Arts & Culture Resources

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Still looking for stuff to do? We’ve been collecting ideas from some of our favorite institutions locally and abroad! Please let us know your favorites!

 

Arts & Culture: Westchester-based

 

Westchester Library System Online Resources – Westchester Library System offers digital content – books, magazines, comic books, movies, music, and learning programs for all ages. All are accessible at www.westchesterlibraries.org; have your library card handy! Email outreach@wlsmail.org.

Jacob Burns Film Center: The Pleasantville-based movie house recently launched  JBFC at Home, a one-stop online resource where visitors can enjoy new movie releases, curated film lists, and activities. This includes great picks for the whole family, including Scavenger Hunt for Early Learners, Hand-Drawn Animation Activity, and the JBFC Mixtapes, to name a few favorites.

Bedford Playhouse: The beloved movie house recently launched a virtual movie trivia for kids. Designed for kids ages 5-9, this free week-long trivia takes place every Monday at 2 pm where participants can respond to a series of trivia questions that will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be chosen at random and win a free popcorn voucher that can be used once Bedford Playhouse re-opens.

Westchester Children’s Museum: Enjoy activities curated by the beloved Westchester Children’s Museum via their online program, WCM at Home. Through this initiative, they are offering featured activities every week and websites to check out every week. Some featured projects on the site including how to build a fairy house and blow up balloons. WCM at Home also includes drop-in virtual classes (they currently have some great Earth Day projects for sensory play and discovery) and resources on how to explain COVID-19 to your kids.

Hudson River Arts Museum: While they are closed, you can still enjoy content and news about their exhibitions, permanent collections, and art and science activities.  This includes learning how to balance an egg, a tour of Glenview or viewing the current Derrick Adams Exhibit.

Katonah Museum of Art: Enjoy virtual exhibits from the Katonah Museum of Art at home.

Hudson Valley MOCA: Hudson Valley MOCA is offering its current exhibits online. This includes a virtual tour of their current exhibits: How We Live and .edu: Art Faculty of the Hudson Valley.

 

Beyond Westchester

 

Lincoln Center Virtual School
Lincoln Center’s new portal enables families and communities to keep the performing arts front and center.

SXSW Online
SXSW Sessions Online is a weekly series of programming with speakers who can share their expertise, empathy, and experience, while also giving registrants a chance to actively engage with them through a Slido Q&A.

Citizen DJ from the Library of Congress
Make hip hop music using the Library’s public audio collections.

Musee D’Orsay: Take a virtual trip to Paris to learn about the fascinating history of the former train station, now known as the Musee D’Orsay. The tour follows the timeline and visual history of the opening of the train station to how it became a museum that now houses art from 1848 to 1914.

Museo Frida Kahlo: Learn more about this prolific artist by touring her former home, La Casa Azul. The tour includes a history of Kahlo, the chance to see some of her clothing and art.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum offers a way to see some of the artists’ paintings.

Adler Planetarium: Learn more about space by visiting Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. Kids can enjoy their Let’s Do Science video series featuring science experiments that families can do at home using household materials. Some experiments include how to make cool crystals, how to make your own barometer, and how to make a lava lamp, to name a few.

Rijksmuseum: This Amsterdam-based museum tour offers a way to see artistic masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age. The comprehensive online gallery features access to 80 galleries and 8,000 objects and pieces of art.

NYC Parks at Home
You can enjoy NYC parks from home! Join live park tours, meditation, fitness, art classes, fun activities for kids, and more!

New York State Parks Tours
Explore the beauty of New York’s State Parks from the comfort of your home.

New York Public Library (for NYS residents, not just NYC residents)
During the current period of closure, New Yorkers who do not have a library card can apply for one online and access all of NYPL’s resources including e-books, audiobooks, digital collections and more!

The Frick Collection
Take a virtual tour of the galleries, or enjoy an audio tour or lecture.

Guggenheim Museum
While the museum is closed, they invite you to visit the Guggenheim from home. Enjoy a virtual tour and explore their collection!

The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera is offering Nightly Met Opera Streams on its website for worldwide audiences. Each stream will begin at 7:30 pm and will stay up for 20 hours.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Virtual Tours, art tutorials, and exhibits from one of New York’s premier arts institutions.

Museum of the City of New York
Explore New York’s past through nearly 205,000 objects from the museum’s collection.

Museum of Natural History
The museum is providing a wealth of exhibits and online offerings, including materials for families and teachers to virtual tours, videos, games, and more.

Broadway World Living Room Broadway Concerts
Broadway performances direct to you from the living rooms of Broadway performers.

Google Earth National Park Tours
You can tour some of America’s most beautiful natural parks from the comfort of your own home.

Google Arts & Culture: Virtual Tours
Take a virtual tour of some of the world’s greatest museums and heritage sites.

Online crossword puzzles: https://www.washingtonpost.com/crossword-puzzles/daily and https://www.dictionary.com/e/crossword/.

Online Sudoku: https://sudoku.game/.

Learn or practice a new language: https://www.duolingo.com/.

Give yourself time to unwind and relax – learn to meditate: https://www.tenpercent.com/guided-meditations or https://www.headspace.com/.

For kids

 

Lincoln Center Virtual School
Lincoln Center’s new portal enables families and communities to keep the performing arts front and center.
http://lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home

The BeatBuds Concerts
Each day’s show has a different theme, including Mystery Mondays, Wired Wednesdays, when The BeatBuds plug in to rock out, and Fan Fridays, when fans vote on what they want to hear. Every show is a fully interactive experience for the kids with The BeatBuds as their guides.
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebeatbuds

Mommy Poppins Stay at Home Guide
The family-focused website rounds up hundreds of more activities and ideas of things to do.

Intrepid Museum’s Virtual Classes
The Intrepid Museum offers virtual classes on topics such as astronomy and aviation, as well as the history of the Intrepid.  https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/digital-resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that the JCC will be closed on Monday, September 28 in observance of Yom Kippur.