“TELL ME AND I FORGET. TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.” –BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
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 https://www.ymcadc.org/virtual-fit-well/.
Norman Greene's Tai Chi https://youtu.be/QKR7r6Jc5Fw
Norman Greene's Tai Chi, Intermediate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8qmx-3vn_w&feature=youtu.be
Norman Greene's Tai Chi, Advanced https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnhQ6F-vGCY&feature=youtu.be
Sibley Seniors Association Meditation and Mindfulness sessions:
Tuesday 11 to noon
Live Video Link https://zoom.us/j/994748141?pwd=aGJaL1k4dlAyRlRXUFdaR3Qvei9pQT09
Meeting ID: 994 748 141
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/436146735
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
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 https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html.
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. www.netflixparty.com
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.
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 -- https://www.kennedy-center.org/digital-stage
Milo Trio plays Beethoven's Trio #1 in Eb and Brahms' Trio #1 Op - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftrjaKkzZW0&t=987s
Broadway Coronavirus Medley - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n1OCZRann8w&feature=youtu.be
First You Dream (Signature Theatre) https://youtu.be/L8MfaxCkAtk
Virtual Choir "Va pensiero" ("Nabucco" by G. Verdi) - International Opera Choir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTVXEGIS3LE&feature=youtu.be
Plays at the National Theatre (London) https://www.timeout.com/london/news/the-national-theatre-is-going-to-stream-a-free-play-every-thursday-night-032620
Barber Shop Chronicles by Inua Ellams | Free National Theatre Full Performance
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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 https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-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 www.thischairrocks.com. Judy Foreman is an award-winning medical journalist and author. Her latest book is Exercise is Medicine, available at www.judyforeman.com. Watch at: https://youtu.be/yac68YNe5Kw.
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 ‘’hikingupward.com’’ 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.