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Outings, Activities, events and Classes Available in your home

Today's Fitness Class from the YMCA:

The YMCA now has a Virtual Fit and Well for Seniors at  

New Classes:

Instructor, Angela Rice Gentle Seated Warm Up
Instructor, Angela Rice Gentle Seated Warm Up #2
Instructor, Yat Ping Wong Warm Up Stretch & Flex
Instructor, Tristan Simpson Strength & Resistance#2
Instructor, Jeanie Brown Johnson "Fish Outta Water" Cardio Workout
William Yates, LaShaun Murrray Introduction
Instructor, William Yates Warm Up Stretch
Instructor, William Yates Basic Training 4 Your Body
Instructor, William Yates Chair Knee & Hip
Instructor, William Yates Hip & Hamstring
Instructor, William Yates Cardio Lite Chair #2
Instructor, William Yates Chair Knee & Hip
Instructor, William Yates  Cardio-Lite, Flex-Stretch-and Strength
Instructor, William Yates 5 Minutes of Crazy Legs
Instructor, William Yates Cardio Lite
Instructor, Tristan Simpson Strength & Resistance
Instructor, Eddie Van Strength & Resistance
Instructor, Kim Scales Strength & Resistance

Instructor, Mrs. JEANNIE BROWN JOHNSON(Aquagirl J) "Fish Outta Water" Part 2, Chair Aerobics 4 Seniors

Instructor, Mrs. JEANNIE BROWN JOHNSON(Aquagirl J) "Fish Outta Water" Part 3, Chair Aerobics 4 Seniors

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES "Butts & Gutts" Introduction, Abdominal WorkOut 4 Seniors

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES "Shoulder Improvement" Intro, Strength WorkOut 4 Seniors  Introduction

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES "Bar WorkOut" Intro, Strength WorkOut 4 Seniors Bar Workout Introduction

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES " Shoulders and Arms" Intro, Strength WorkOut 4 Seniors

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES"Butts & Gutts" Part 2, Abdominal WorkOut 4 Seniors

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES"Butts & Gutts" Part 3, Abdominal WorkOut 4 Seniors

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES "Cardio Workout 4 Seniors"

Norman Greene's Tai Chi 

Norman Greene's Tai Chi, Intermediate

Norman Greene's Tai Chi, Advanced


Tara Brach

Sibley Seniors Association  Meditation and Mindfulness sessions:

Tuesday   11 to noon

Live Video Link
Meeting ID: 994 748 141
Password: 1188

If you prefer to use a phone to call into the practice, you can dial the following: (301) 715 8592 Meeting ID: 994 748 141

Thursday   1 to 2 p.m.

Live video link:

Meeting ID: 436 146 735

If you prefer to use a phone to call into the practice, you can dial the following: (312) 626-6799 Meeting ID 436146735


Gentle Yoga on YouTube  

The Department of Aging and Community Living  (DACL) is committed to ensuring seniors live and thrive in the communities they know and love. This commitment includes ensuring the health and wellness of older residents. To minimize exposure to COVID-19, we’ve partnered with Around Town DC to provide you with a list of online activities you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home! If you need further support, please give DACL a call at (202) 724-5626.  

Virtual Outings:

Virtual Visits | National Park Foundation

19 immersive museum exhibits you can visit from your couch-- As communities scale back the size of their gatherings amid the pandemic, many museums are temporarily shut down as a precautionary measure. But that doesn’t mean their collections and other online art exhibits can’t be viewed from home. Read in PBS NewsHour.

DC Eagle Cam: check out the bald eagle pair nesting in a tulip poplar tree at the Arboretum. There's a camera live-streaming the nest.  And we have some new eaglets in southwest Florida at

Explore Hillwood at Home

Netflix Parties -- Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows. Only works on Chrome browser.

DC Historic Sites is based on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, the city’s official list of properties deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage of the city, the nation’s capital, and the nation. Learn more about specific buildings and take virtual thematic tour.

Visit Virtual Virginia


The Social Distancing Festival - A live stream directory from around the world


How to Explore the British Museum from Home --

American University Museum -- The AU Musuem may be closed temporarily, but art aficionados still will be able to view the museum’s summer exhibition online at Museum@Home. The #artwhereyouare program also allows patrons to view highlights and selections from the museum’s permanent collection on a digital platform. The summer exhibition includes:



Memorial for Us All:  Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, many rituals we hold dear are no longer possible. As we find our footing in this new terrain, faith leaders have enlisted New York City artists and Lincoln Center to offer a weekly Memorial for Us All. Music unlocks thoughts, feelings, and memories that unite and free us. These memorials allow music to begin to heal us all, as it has in so many rituals since the beginning of time. Each Sunday at 6:00 p.m., they premiere a new community remembrance in the form of a short concert honoring and celebrating those who have left us too soon.

Kennedy Center Digital Stage --

Milo Trio plays Beethoven's Trio #1 in Eb and Brahms' Trio #1 Op -

Broadway Coronavirus Medley -

First You Dream (Signature Theatre)

Virtual Choir "Va pensiero" ("Nabucco" by G. Verdi) - International Opera Choir:



Plays at the National Theatre (London)

Barber Shop Chronicles by Inua Ellams | Free National Theatre Full Performance

What do We Need to Talk About -- The Public Theatre

Shakepeare in the Park -- Four Consecutive Nights starting Monday July 13 at 8:00 pm -- Join WNYC and the Public Theater as they bring free Shakespeare in the Park to the airwaves with William Shakespeare’s Richard II. Brought to you in a serialized radio broadcast over four nights, listen as the last of the divinely anointed monarchs descends and loses it all. Click here for more details and to listen in.


The Met’s series of free Nightly Opera Streams continues with a week of outstanding performances from the award-winning Live in HD series. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.

The streams are also available through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. To access them without logging in, click “Browse and Preview” in the apps for connected TV, and “Explore the App” on tablets and mobile devices.

DC Library:

Miss the library?  They are still open online with digital resources and virtual book clubs.If you don’t already have a Library Card, you can get one online and enjoy 90-days of access to digital resources.


If you had an expired library card from April 2017 until now, your privileges have been reopened! All you have to do is visit our website and start enjoying your library. goNow


Digital ResourcesRead, watch, listen and learn from the comfort of your own home with these tips and resources. The Library has eBooks, audio books, streaming movies, music, online courses and more, all free with your Library Card.


DC Reads is a DC Public Library program that promotes reading for pleasure by having citywide conversations for teens and adults focused on a single book. This month, the Library is delighted to read with you With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. Unlimited eBook copies are available for download on OverDrive. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #DCReads on Twitter.


Read over 3,000 popular magazines on your tablet, mobile device or computer with RBdigital. Lots of recipes, hobbies, crafts and fitness magazines to explore while looking for new activities to enjoy while staying safe at home. Check out and download for free with your library card.


Kanopy allows you to stream movies, documentaries, foreign films and more for free with you library card.


Virtual Book Clubs -- Join them on Twitter, Monday-Friday, to participate in virtual book clubs. New topics are discussed each day and you can easily join the conversation by using the hashtags listed below. Get the schedule here.


Online Classes:


Free University Art Classes



Filmfest DC at Home -- The Washington, DC International Film Festival is pleased to present a virtual series of films, Filmfest DC at Home. Here's an opportunity to see films you may have missed in previous Filmfest DC programs.Viewing is free-of-charge and films include recent audience favorites as well as some surprises. Filmfest DC at Home offers the quality of innovative and entertaining films you have come to appreciate during our annual festivals.


Avalon Theatre --

Arriving on July 10 is "The Tobacconist"(NR). Seventeen-year-old Franz apprentices at a tobacco shop in Vienna, where he befriends Sigmund Freud. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis’ arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and others are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?  "The film expertly captures the tensions in the Austrian capital on the eve of Hitler's takeover, and it also manages to be a vibrant coming-of-age story and an intriguing portrayal of Sigmund Freud, expertly portrayed by Bruno Ganz."  -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

"John Lewis: Good Trouble"(PG) continues. Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary.

Also continuing are "The Audition"(NR), “Ella Fitzgerald”(NR), "Sometimes, Always, Never"(PG-13), and "Mr. Jones"(NR).

Instructions for accessing each of these films appears on their website:  Avalon staff will monitor the email account from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily should you have questions. They will do their best to help and respond as quickly as possible, but please be aware that a close reading of the instructions which vary with each film may save you the effort of contacting them. $12 donation.
Film Treasures, Streaming Courtesy of the Library of Congress
Author Talks:
Politics and Prose - Author talks are streaming daily
Live Events:
Washington Post hosts live events -
Northwest Neighbors Village Virtual Speaker Series Archives


Friday nights at 5:00 p.m. is happy hour at The Frick with a discussion of a painting by one of the museum’s curators.

MOMA just launched their long-awaited Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures exhibit. 

Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures 


All Balanchine Program New York City Ballet -- They are streaming landmark works by George Balanchine from rarely seen New York City Ballet performances. The program includes three highlights from the 2004 broadcast of the Balanchine 100 Centennial Celebration: the fourth movement of Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet with Wendy Whelan and Damian Woetzel; an excerpt from Concerto Barocco with Maria Kowroski, Rachel Rutherford, and James Fayette; and “The Man I Love“ pas de deux from Who Cares? with Alexandra Ansanelli, Nilas Martins, and featuring a special performance of the Gershwin score by Wynton Marsalis. Rounding out the program is Act III of an excerpt from the 1978 broadcast of George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova’s Coppélia, with featuring Patricia McBride and Helgi Tomasson in the leading roles. The performances also feature the New York City Ballet Orchestra.  Available from Monday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET to Tuesday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET


Every Tuesday and Friday at 8 PM EDT, catch works from the NYCB repertory for 72 hours on NYCB’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and homepage at

Inclusion and Diversity:

Podcast- Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking About Race Tool

Talks & Presentations:

"Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court: Five Years Later" is a discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality decision in Obergefell v. Hodges by lead attorney Douglas Hallward-Driemeier and named plaintiff Jim Obergefell, moderated by Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass. This was filmed at the June 10 SPARKLE Zoom program on marriage equality. 

Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist

Let's End Ageism Talk with Ashton Applewhite and Judy Foreman -- Ashton Applewhite is an internationally recognized expert on ageism and the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism available at Judy Foreman is an award-winning medical journalist and author. Her latest book is Exercise is Medicine, available at Watch at:


Barbara Scott, our Village’s social worker, compiled a list of recommended walks that are in relatively uncongested areas that are reachable both by walking/car.  Associated activities might include brisk walking & birding.  Several of these you may familiar with while others may take you quite far-a-field. 

• Dumbarton Oaks & Oak Hill Cemetery, R Street, Georgetown. There are no joggers/bikers; 22 acres of quiet & peace. Open 9-4:45 pm. Dumbarton Oaks is accessible by way of the P Street bus. Get off at 26th St & walk from P St to R St.  Next to the cemetery is Dumbarton Oaks, not to be confused w/ the library/museum which is adjacent. Walk down, Lovers Lane. Take the left-hand turn at the bottom of the small hill. If you go straight, you will find a lovely path that goes to Mass Ave. There are great walks/hikes and quite safe.  The cemetery is a great walk as well. You will see Ben Bradlee’s crypt & other cemetery sculpture.
• You can walk along Mass Ave which has a wide sidewalk; lots of people but easy to distance. Then cut into Kalorama.  The streets are pretty traffic-free once you get up toward the mosque. You can also walk in on a trail there across from the mosque, just after you cross the bridge.
• You are less likely to run into people while doing my brisk walks by sticking to non-commercial streets in the DuPont & Georgetown neighborhoods.
Rock Creek Park offers many trails in the area of Pierce Mill to Western Ave. Some trails are level, some are steep, some paved, most not. There are lots of parking spots.  The Nature Center may have maps. And as with all hiking in less frequent areas, it is always recommended to walk with a buddy.
Early morning (by 7:30 a.m.) is best wherever you walk, particularly in popular areas like hiking trails in Rock Creek Park or the closed portion of Beach Drive.
• Audubon Naturalist Park in Chevy Chase on Jones Mill Road is a good place to hike. There is parking & they have a nice trail with lots of birds. 
• Western Grove Urban Park is on Western Ave, just E of Wisconsin Ave, across the street from Dickson-Hurt-Home (assisted living/nursing home). If you walk north up a path at the left, you will find a path at the northwest corner leading out of the park.  That is a lovely tree-lined path exiting at a street one block south of Dorset, very close to Wisconsin. 
• The Potomac/Poolesville, MD area – look for not so crowded parking lots along the C & O towpath that parallels the Potomac River. It has a wide trail for social distancing. It has beautiful scenery, birds, turtles & few people.
The Franciscan Monastery grounds in Brookland are nice & nice crowded.  The walk is hilly but not very long.

There are plenty of nice city walks - DuPont, Cathedral, Dumbarton, Lincoln Memorial, Rock Creek Park, etc.  
Rosaryville State Park is a nice place to walk, not many people & you can easily keep up the recommended social distancing. There are several other parks: Cheltenham Wetlands Park, Cedarville State Forest, Jug Bay Natural Area, Maxwell Hall Natural Resource Management Area near Hughesville, MD.  All the parks have multiple trails & again are not busy.  All Trails App locates trails around the country. It has maps of the trails that are accurate, directions, pictures, reviews & more.  

Nearby there are great hikes to Cedarville & Jug Bay in southern MD. The American Chestnut Land Trust is another good place to go for easy hikes that is also in Southern Maryland.  The drive may be about an hour, but it is mostly open roads unlike an hour spent in local traffic.  You can Google the website for the nearby state parks & national forests (not as crowded as parks like Shenandoah) and use All Trails app. all the time, especially to track the route  & the distance.   If you are interested in hiking in northern VA, you can Google ‘’’’ for good trail maps, etc. There is nothing better than a walk on ‘’cleared’’ trails in the parks enjoying nature while being able to be out safely.  Don’t forget to take your masks in case you meet up with someone. 


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