Shared Resources for Spring 2020

Hi Everyone,
I will share resources that you have sent to me 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 recent letter to you, with resources for engaging you artistically, intellectually, and physically, here are a few things that have been shared by parents. (The letter is also on the right as an attachment.)
Click the photo for some Zen Jellyfish time at the Monterey Aquarium!
Like puppies? Check them out in the Atlanta Aquarium! 
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!
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.


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!


Dear Friend,

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

Take a breathtaking journey through space and time to the farthest edges of our cosmos, starting from Earth in the present day all the way out to the Big Bang and back again. Every image and point of light in this visualization is based on actual data that has been observed by human instruments.

Watch the video here! 


SciCafe: The Milky Way as You’ve Never Seen It Before

Fly through the galaxy with Museum Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, who takes us on a dazzling tour of new research and data visualizations made possible by data from the Gaia space telescope.

Watch the video here! 


Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Existence of Nothing

The concept of nothing is as old as zero itself. How do we grapple with the idea and turn nothing into something? Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson leads a spirited discussion with a group of physicists, philosophers and journalists.

Watch the video here!


Podcast: Strange New Worlds with Elizabeth Tasker

Astrophysicist Elizabeth Tasker takes us on a journey through the surprising diversity of exoplanets, from the TRAPPIST system to “Hot Jupiter” planets, and reveals what new discoveries are on the horizon.

Shelf Life: How to Time Travel to a Star

Discover how Museum astrophysicists are working together with a group of intrepid New York City high school students to mine data from hundred-year-old glass-plate photographs of the night sky and generate brand new insights into our dynamic universe.

Watch the video here!



 From Chopra Center Meditation: Hope in Uncertain Times

The Day 1 meditation, The Power of Hope Is Real, is available now! Log in to start meditating.
This Meditation Experience will show you how, by directing your attention within, you can find a real hope at the core of your being that will give you strength, clarity, and purpose in the face of uncertainty.
As we navigate these difficult times together, we are so thankful for our global meditation community. Here are a few things to help you make the most of this unique 21-Day Meditation Experience:
Stay Connected with #HopeGoesGlobal
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Bring a Friend
Find connection in the midst of social distancing. Bring a friendand share the power of meditation with your community.
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To help our community find the time and space to meditate as our lives are upended, we’ve decided to keep all Hope in Uncertain Times meditations open through 5/1. Meditations will unlock daily (with Day 1 starting 3/23), and once unlocked will remain available through 5/1.
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We look forward to meditating with you.

21-Day Meditation Experience Team