Virtual Entertainment for January

By Pamela Stern

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Presents: Herbs and Remedies for Clarity and Focus online class will be held on February 7, 2021:  Discover the herbs and foods that have traditionally been used to stimulate circulation to the brain, helping to clear mental fog, improve cognitive function, and reduce inflammation. Learn new ways to incorporate these healing herbs into your daily routine, as you discover the foods and medicine to support health and wellness. This class will be held from 11am to 1pm. $36 for members, $39 for non-members. You will be emailed the Zoom link for this class on Thursday, February 4. If you have not received the link by 6 p.m. on February 4, please reach out to continuinged@bbg.org. If you have questions about your online registration, please call 718-623-7220 or email registration@bbg.org

Visit: https://classes.bbg.org

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Free Virtual Programs: BAM will be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life and his legacy. BAM will launch events virtually, connecting communities across the nation. This year’s programs and events include the 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring  Alicia Garza, PJ Morton, Tarriona “Tank” Ball, and more. The program will be complemented by a digital film screening of William Greaves’s newly-restored documentary Nationtime and the week-long public art installationof Let Freedom Ring, a provocative exploration of the notion of freedom and the legacy of Dr. King. BAM Education will host a virtual watch party for teens­–Drop the Mic: Dream, Speak, Act

Visit: www.BAM.org

Coney Island Luna Park: Are you craving the thrills and chills of going to an amusement park this summer?  Well you can virtually go on the Cyclone or the Thunderbolt and a few other rides from the comfort of your own home. You can still feel the excitement and you don’t even have to wait on the long lines while you experience the twists and turns of the roller coasters.

Visit: https://lunaparknyc.com/experience-coney-island-iconic-rides-in-360/

On Stage At Kingsborough: THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE

STREAMING ON DEMAND from February 8th through 21, 2021   Pay What You Can (Suggested: $10)

The Snail and The Whale, a play with music inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

 Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book. This is a heart-warming adventure for everyone aged four and up. The performance is 55 minutes long with no intermission. Ticketholders will be sent a link at 10:00 AM EST on the first day of the performance.

Visit: https://www.onstageatkingsborough.org/the-snail-and-the-whale

Muslims in Brooklyn: a three-year, multi-faceted public history project designed to amplify the stories of Brooklyn’s Muslim communities and contextualize those stories in the broader history of the borough, the city, and beyond.

Visit: https://muslims.brooklynhistory.org

Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival:  brings creators, illustrators, writers, and independent publishers together with thousands of collectors from Wednesday, January 13–Saturday, January 16th for programming and activities. This highly-anticipated community event includes interactive panel discussions, a vendor marketplace featuring exclusive titles by Black creators, a cosplay show, and more. Black Comic Book Festival participants are encouraged to wear their favorite cosplay costumes and to register for the annual cosplay show.

Visit: https://www.schomcom.org

9/11 Memorial & Museum:  There are both virtual tours and virtual memorial tours.  You will be able to take in panoramic views of the rebuilt World Trade Center, while discovering the meaning behind the 9/11 Memorial, learn about what happened on 9/11, and consider how people selflessly responded in the aftermath of the attacks. Tours are live, interactive, and led by Museum staff using Zoom. This 45-minute live tour explores the design and history of the site, highlighting the stories of those affected by the attacks. This is recommended for teenagers and adults.

Visit: https://www.911memorial.org/visit/virtual-tours