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I hope you and your loved ones are having a relaxing summer. As we enjoy the nice weather, it’s still our responsibility to practice physical distancing and wear masks to keep ourselves and each other safe. 

To help you stay entertained and engaged, here are some virtual events and experiences—as well as a few safe in-person activities—to explore in August.
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Support the Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Even with no Olympics this year, you can take gold and be a champion for rescued animals at the first annual 2020 Goat Games!
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Museum of Natural History Camps
Register your child for an educator-led online summer program on topics like biodiversity and climate change.

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Take a Bolly Fit Class
Get moving with this energetic Bollywood dance class led by Ashwin Kumar on Facebook Live.
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Learn About Abstract Art
This four-week class offered by the Woodstock School of Art takes you on a journey of abstraction.
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Take a Rock & Roll Journey
Dive into the life of Bill Graham, the legendary concert promoter behind some of rock & roll’s biggest names, when you join this live presentation by the New-York Historical Society.
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What Makes a Photograph?
In the age of smartphones, we’re all amateur photographers. But what sets apart photography as an artistic medium? Explore the theme in this Whitney Museum discussion.
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A Virtual Art Auction
The Glass House’s annual summer benefit auction is virtual this year. For the first half of August, you can take part and add to your own collection while supporting the Glass House.
Westport, CT

Walk in Gatsby’s Shoes
F. Scott Fitzgerald spent a summer in Westport, where he worked on The Great Gatsby. Join this guided walking tour to learn how the town may have inspired the novel.
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Harlem, NYC

Socially Distant Games for Kids
Spend some time outdoors at Marcus Garvey Park, where NYC Parks’ Mobile Recreation Van will be offering some fun and safe activities, exercises, and games for kids.
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Stamford Museum Summer Camps
Two virtual summer camps are happening in August: art-focused “Meet the Masters” (August 3-7) and cooking-themed “Chefs at Home” (August 10-14).
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Learn About Self-Portraiture
Janine DeFeo, a teaching fellow at the Whitney Museum, will be leading this discussion about photographic self-portraiture and how it informs our understanding of the self.
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Pride Night Comedy
As part of the virtual Jersey City Comedy Festival, Pride Night will feature a lineup of LGBTQ+ comedians and allies performing stand-up, improv, and sketches.
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A Live Dessert Demo
Per Se pastry chef Anna Bolz will show you how to create a semi-frozen treat and cocktail pairing during this cooking experience presented by Citymeals on Wheels.
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The 2020 Battery Dance Festival
Experience nine nights of spectacular dance (for free!) as the Battery Dance Festival goes virtual. Festival themes include “Black Voices in Dance,” “Middle East,” and “Tribute to NYC.”

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Stream Broadway on PBS
From Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I” to “Kinky Boots,” you can stream several acclaimed Broadway productions on PBS.
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Sunday Farmers Market
Stock up on your fresh produce, homemade jams, breads, cheeses, and more at the weekly Stamford Farm Market.

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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow
This virtual presentation by the New-York Historical Society will explore Black Americans’ struggle for equality from 1865 through World War I. Learn how Black New Yorkers organized their efforts in the face of systemic discrimination.
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World Premiere: And So We Come Forth
 Richard Nelson’s Apple Family Plays, which debuted at the Public Theater in 2010, returns with “And So We Come Forth.” The Zoom-based play poignantly portrays the pandemic experience in a “wistfully stirring” way, according to the Washington Post.
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Summer Zoom Art
Grab your watercolors, crayons, or markers and join this virtual art class, which doesn’t require any previous experience.

Ridgefield, CT

Rudy Shepherd: Somebody’s Child
This Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum exhibit features 25 portraits, each depicting a victim of police violence.
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Hudson, NY 

Something to Look Forward to
See the whimsical, colorful work of Rodney Alan Greenblat at this exhibition at Hudson Hall.
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25th Annual Ellen’s Run
Walk or run a 5K in honor of Ellen Hermanson and in support of the fight against breast cancer.
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A Virtual Tour of “Within Reach”
Artist Jordan Casteel gives you a virtual tour of her “Within Reach” exhibit at the New Museum.
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Yoga Flow Online
Enjoy this yoga session in the comfort of your own home, or head outdoors for a relaxing practice in nature.
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John Lewis: Good Trouble
 Celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader John Lewis as you watch this documentary about his 60+ years of social activism.
Water Mill, NY 

Water Mill Museum’s Quilt Show
The Water Mill Museum’s 34th annual Quilt Show and Sale will be held from August 20 through September 7, featuring quilts of all sizes and prices.
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Enjoy Global Cultural Experiences
Whether you’re interested in learning about Moroccan cuisine or Zen Buddhism, you’ll find some incredible options offered by Culture Trip and hosted by people around the world.
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The Intrepid’s Oral History Project
With the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s collection of video interviews, you can learn about military history directly from the people who lived it.
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Wilton, CT

A Farm-to-Table Sunset Dinner
Cocktails at the Red Barn will be followed by an incredible farm-to-table dinner served in the stunning fields of Ambler Farm in Wilton.
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The Science of Wellbeing
How can you increase your happiness through habits? Find out when you take this free course from Professor Laurie Santos of Yale University.
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Mindfulness Meditation Online
Mindfulness speaker and coach Tracy Cochran will be leading this virtual meditation session presented by the Rubin Museum.
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