Virtual Entertainment for the Fall

By Pamela Stern

Brooklyn Museum-Art & Sound: Virtual Sound Bath: Starting onSunday, October 4, 2020 from 6–7 pm you can ground yourself and decompress each week leading up to the presidential election with art and a guided sound meditation. The session begins with a close look at one work of art in the museum’s collection, themes center around environmental justice and civic engagement. Sound therapy practitioner and musician Nate Martinez of NTM Sound hosts a sound bath, where participants are invited to relax and engage with meditation through the practice of deep listening.

Virtual tickets are $16; and a Zoom link will be emailed upon confirmation. Member tickets are free for the first session!

Visit: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org

Brooklyn Museum: Virtual Teacher Workshop: Native Americans in New York on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 4–6 pm. Join online for a two-part professional development workshop in conjunction with Brooklyn Public Library, and examine the different ways the history of Native Americans in New York has been told, who has told it, and how it has changed over time.

The first session will focus on Lenape history and contemporary culture with a panel discussion with Lenape leaders in New York and beyond.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Connections, and will be held via Zoom. Registration is $15 for one session, or $25 for both, and is available through the Brooklyn Public Library. Financial assistance is available; email teacher.services@brooklynmuseum.org to learn more.

Visit: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org

Gloria Estefan and the cast of Hamilton: They will be performing during The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis’ 35th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which is going virtual this year on October 8th. The event will be livestreamed, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are available through the Buoniconti website; all proceeds will benefit Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Visit: https://www.themiamiproject.org/events/annual-sports-legends-dinner/

Jalopy Theatre Presents: The Brooklyn Folk Festival will be virtual from October 23rd-25th, 2020. All of the performances are free, and no tickets are required. The workshops are ticketed.

The festival performances will be broadcast on several platforms including Facebook, Vimeo and Youtube.  All of the workshops will be taught via Zoom.

Visit: https://jalopytheatre.org/brooklyn-folk-festival

Summer scenes from the south pool in New York, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Photo by Jin S. Lee, 9/11 Memorial

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

The Museum of The City of New York: On Tuesdays October 13, November 10 and December there will be virtual trivia nights. This will be co-presented with the Gotha, Center for New York City History.

Visit:https://www.mcny.org/triviaseries?utm_source=Museum+of+the+City+of+New+York

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

Yankee Stadium Virtual Tours: will guide guests through some of Yankee Stadium’s most iconic areas, including Monument Park and the New York Yankees Museum presented by Bank of America. The Tour is approximately 45 minutes in length, with a short forum for questions at the end. Virtual Tours take place on a weekly basis every Tuesday at 12:00 PM EST and Thursday at 2:00 PM EST and are free to the public. Tours are available on a first come first served basis and space is limited. Following registration, you will receive a webinar link emailed to you five minutes prior to each designated tour time

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/