Shared Resources starting from Spring 2020 on...

Hi Everyone,
As as we continue on our Distance Learning journey this spring, I wish you all good health and positivity, and encourage you to reach out to us if you need anything. 
In addition to what I sent in the letter sent to you in March, with resources for engaging you artistically, intellectually, and physically, here additional resources that have been shared by parents and that I've discovered since I first created this page. (The letter is also on the right as an attachment.)
I know that we all have our moments of struggle and strife, flashes of frustration and "fuggetaboutit!", along with moments of joy, connection, compassion and community. I am proud of CS students, staff, teachers, and all the parents and caregivers out there - you are amazing and we wish you well.
May 12th:  I received with a TON OF RESOURCES from food and financial, to physical and emotional health, as well as internet and housing. They are in the column to the right, but also here:
Please click HERE for Food Resources; the list is also in the column to the right.
Middle School and Tweens (when you are all at home)
Here are a few articles from the NY Times.
In addition to the most recent resources listed in the Resource files posted above, here are more. 
(There may be some overlap.)
We all have our struggles, even when we are not in the midst of the current situation. Please reach out when you need support!

Are you experiencing anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency? We're here to help.
• New Covid-19 Emotional Support Line: 1-844-863-9314   
• Crisis Hotline: 1-877-870-4683
• Youth Talkline: 1-800-246- PRIDE 
• The GLBT National Help Center: 1-888-THE-GLNH
• Suicide Prevention Hotline: or 1-800-273-TALK
• Domestic/Interpersonal Violence Hotline: https://
• The Trevor Project/LGBTQ Support for ages 13-24: 1-866-488-7386
• National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
• National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
• Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention: 1-800-931-2237

• Getting Connected to a therapist in your area:

Read here about NY State's partnership with Headspace.
Headspace and the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have partnered to offer free meditation and mindfulness content as a mental health resource. It is available at
Also on Meditation: From Chopra Center Meditation: Hope in Uncertain Times
The Power of Hope Is Real, is available now! Log in to start meditating. Dive into our online Resources to learn how to meditate, why we use mantras, and everything you need to know about the 21-Day Meditation Experience.
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* Books
I recently did a search for books that had "humor and depth." I found this list, and it includes a wide variety of categories. Some books you or your children may have read; there are plenty to explore, though.
NPR Book List

Also, Ms. Chu's site is always good to check out!
Bronx Bound Books, an independent bookstore in the Bronx, has an ongoing social distance series hosting authors and readers online via Facebook. If parents like the FB page they can follow and be notified when the reader comes on live. 
How cool that you get to see the authors read their work!
* 14 Things to do at home from Buzzfeed...
In this oddly framed video, animals are taking to the streets, plazas, playgrounds, beaches, etc. as those spaces are much emptier than usual. It's cute. (the clips in this vid were fact checked and are post-lock down, I believe.)
I also found an article about it from a few weeks ago!

*MY FAV - Cat Week Tonight with Jon Oliver
(Warning - there is one curse word at 52 seconds so you can skip that part.) From about 1:45 to the end in the video is the best part!
If you want to laugh some more...
Like puppies? Check them out in the Atlanta Aquarium! 
The Atlanta Humane Society took kittens, too!
More aquarium videos! 
Chill Time and Space Out Videos
Want to chill our or look at some magnificent aspects of our universe?
Click the photo for some Zen Jellyfish time at the Monterey Aquarium!

Ambient Sound with Space Images - Super chill out HERE.

Northern Lights Here! (the music in this one is a little over the top but it's still alright!)

Universal Rabbit Hole
Want to go down a quantum rabbit hole? Start googling Neil DeGrasse Tyson. So many good interviews!!

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts!
Tiny Desk Concerts are great to explore - such a diverse array of talent that can lift your spirits.
This one is Los Hacheros, forwarded to me by a friend.

AND, I just found one of Mariachi Flor De Toloache, who have collaborated with and played for CS!

Finally, I know that weather has been a bit unusual in the North East; perhaps this will sooth your soul...
No Te Va Gustar· - Llueve Tranquilo (desde casa)
Photography NY Times
I came across this recently and I appreciated the varied perspectives and the artful compositions.
Dance, Ballet and More
You've got to move it-move it... Te gusta mueve mueve! 🏽
One of our students' studies with Manhattan Youth Ballet; her school offers online classes, and their sister studio, Manhattan Movement, is also offering classes to adults. They are not free but they are reasonable.
Join Manhattan Youth Ballet Online!
-Open Class Options 7 days a week, Low Fee, now with Adult Classes in Ballet, Pilates & Yoga
-Please check their website every Saturday night for the following week's offerings.
 Go here to register.
Also check out Manhattan Movement @ Home Online Classes.

Many of the teachers from MYB (above) teach at Manhattan Movement.
There are Ballet, Jazz, Boot Camp classes and more - even a percussion class for tiny toddlers!
Share your pix with me here and I'll post them on the website (with your parent/guardian's permission if you are a student.)


We’re bringing art from our home to yours. We have rounded up some of our favorite drawing, collage, audio, and movement activities inspired by artworks in MoMA’s collection. We hope these art-making prompts can provide a spark of creativity while we continue to “museum from home.”


You asked, we answered! Starting next week, we’re bringing our galleries to you with Virtual Views. Get ready for exclusive access to Donald Judd’s revolutionary sculptures, Dorothea Lange’s impactful photographs, intimate home movies, and more. Every weekend, we’ll take you inside an exhibition or a favorite from the collection through video stories and curator Q&As, as well as audio playlists and feature articles.

 And our shout-out this week goes to the Brooklyn Public Library, which is offering free virtual activities every day, like book clubs, games, and craft circles.


The Library of Congress has some fascinating and historical content to check out. Here is an article about it.

There is some cool stuff happening here.


is an American contemporary painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence, and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes.
Check out the virtual tours, Artists Voices section and more!

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom
Schools may be closed but Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom is open. Tune in to @LincolnCenterNYC on Facebook Live every weekday at 10:00 a.m. ET for your daily dose of creativity. Led by some of world's best artists and educators, each creative learning activity utilizes simple materials found at home to help families with children explore a variety of art forms. 


For family audiences, we’re teaming up with a remarkable group of artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours. We're excited to share these short performances recorded by the artists themselves with your family at home. Look out for new events coming up!


The Berliner Philharmoniker's Digital Concert Hall
 “We hope that through this initiative we can give pleasure to as many people as possible with our music. We already miss our public very much and hope that in this way we can remain in contact with our audience at least virtually,” says Olaf Maninger, principal cellist and chair of the orchestra’s media board.

Log on to the Digital Concert Hall ticket page with the code with the code BERLINPHIL and use the Digital Concert Hall free of charge for 30 days. Cancellation is not required. The latest date for redeeming the code is Tuesday, 31 March 2020. If you are not yet a user of the Digital Concert Hall, registration – without obligation – is required. If you already have a ticket or subscription to the Digital Concert Hall, the duration will be extended accordingly. 
Learn more here about webcasts, radio shows, and more.
Watch now - full concerts from our archives! 

We could all use a little music to soothe our souls. So, for the next several weeks,

we'll be unlocking our vaults and rolling out full concert videos from past seasons. 

Head over to YouTube right now to watch:

                         Check back for another concert next week. We hope you enjoy!


From AMNH: 

Though we can’t explore the wonders of the universe together at Astronomy Live or Frontiers Lectures while the Museum is closed, we’re still here to bring you information and inspiration about our cosmos. We invite you to enjoy some of our top resources and past programs online, and as always, keep looking up.

The Known Universe. Watch the video here! 


SciCafe: The Milky Way as You’ve Never Seen It Before Watch the video here! 


Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Existence of Nothing Watch the video here!


Podcast: Strange New Worlds with Elizabeth Tasker Listen to the podcast


Shelf Life: How to Time Travel to a Star Watch the video here!