Virtual Events on Monday
Join Congressman Jerry Nadler and other experts from government and the non-profit sector giving advice on how small businesses can get relief for lost business due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
They will be answering questions and sharing resources to help small businesses.
- Beth L. Goldberg, New York District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
- Kaaryn Nailor Simmons, Director Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center
- Jessica Walker, President and CEO Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
The virtual Town Hall is 6pm Monday.
Please submit your questions in advance so the panelists can come prepared with the best information available.
To submit a question, please click here and select the issue ‘COVID-19.’
Questions also will be accepted during the Town Hall over chat.
Please click here or enter bit.ly/2S6Qltt to access the Town Hall.
Ballet Essentials Online: West Side Story SuiteNew York City Ballet Soloist Claire Kretzschmar teaches classic moves in Jerome Robbins’s West Side Story Suite,created after the hit Broadway musical with music by Leonard Bernstein.It’s part of the Lincoln Center at Home program of daily events.
- at 12 Noon
Former First Lady Michelle Obama reads aloud from popular children’s books.
Virtual Events on Wednesday
How Shanghai Saved 20,000 Jews in WWII
This is a webinar discussion with Prof. Fred Lazin about the Viennese diplomat who signed some 20,000 transit papers for Jews to leave Austria, many of them winding up in Shanghai, others in South America and India.It is sponsored by Temple Emanu-el, which hosted a live, in-person discussion on the subject last year, including several survivors of the Jewish community in Shanghai and their decendents.
I attended a similar session last year, and had the privilege of meeting the daughter of a survivor, who lives in the Tri-State area. I actually took a photo of her mother’s wedding gown at the synagogue in Shanghai, which is now a museum to this Disapora.
The webinar is FREE at 6:30pm. Temple Emanu-el also is accepting contributions to support such efforts.
There are two ways to enter the virtual classroom:
- This will allow you to ask questions through typed messages.
- If you don’t already have Zoom on your computer or tablet, download Zoom before the start of the course.
- Then, at the time of the seminar, just copy this link into your browser: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h2bQVsSxSYC_LTGpF-7xhA
- you can livestream the class from Temple Emanu-El’s website
Virtual Events Thursday and Friday
For two days only, watch videos of the famous NYC-based dance troupe performing on stage.
Also Thursday and Friday
Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller
London’s National Theatre is presenting free streams of Danny Boyle’s 2011 production of Frankenstein, which features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating in the title roles.
The two versions of the drama, with Cumberbatch and Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation, will be shown on April 30 and May 1 at 2pm ET
The performances will then be available to the public on YouTube for a full week for free.The play, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley, is written by Nick Dear.
Next week, you can see Antony & Cleopatra, starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, also streamed by the National Theatre, beginning on May 7. Simon Godwin’s production ran in 2018.
- Watch live on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.
Virtual Events on Friday
- The program is 2pm Friday.
Watch FREE streaming versions of award-winning films on Friday nights.Tonight is the Oscar-winning musical film LalaLand, at 9pm.
The annual Celebrate Israel Parade has been cancelled, but you can still celebrate with an online Sabbath service of the 72nd Yom Ha’atzmaut, including special greetings from Israel’s Ambassador to the Us, Dani Dayan and live virtual appearances from Israel including:
- Renowned singer Shulamit “Shuli” Natan performing Jerusalem of Gold
- Aibi Levi, a paratrooper who helped liberate the Western Wall in 1967
- Fanny Kirsch, the first Jew born in the Old City after its liberation from Jordan
Friday Night Live is 6pm on the Temple Emanu-el website.
Friday through Sunday
If you haven’t already, click here to complete the 2020 Census form online—you can also respond by phone or by mail.
The questionnaire takes less than five minutes to complete and does not ask citizenship questions.
It is absolutely crucial that you respond to the census, because your reply helps determine how much money NYC gets from the federal government.
Your reply helps fund NYC schools and other crucial services.
Your reply also helps determine whether NYC and NY State keep or lose Congressional representation.
Although the 2020 season has been cancelled, you can still enjoy past performances online.
Brush up your Shakespeare with this 2019 staging of Much Ado about Nothing, recorded live at the outdoor Delacorte Theater in Central Park,
This is a bold interpretation of Shakespeare’s comedic masterpiece featuring Danielle Brooks as Beatrice.