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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 https://www.ymcadc.org/virtual-fit-well/.  

New Classes:

Instructor, Angela Rice Gentle Seated Warm Up https://photos.app.goo.gl/g9qwFGSznm2cj4c2A
Instructor, Angela Rice Gentle Seated Warm Up #2  https://photos.app.goo.gl/T9CWqZwnr2B2zVfL7
Instructor, Yat Ping Wong Warm Up Stretch & Flex https://photos.app.goo.gl/m7hEuF53vGKvUhej6
 
Instructor, Tristan Simpson Strength & Resistance#2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qdUwBX8wt3dXnapnjDBEZInchwJEB0lz/view?usp=sharing
Instructor, Jeanie Brown Johnson "Fish Outta Water" Cardio Workout https://photos.app.goo.gl/uxKzPC1adNYLay6j7
William Yates, LaShaun Murrray Introduction  https://youtu.be/EXYVyxykb-I
Instructor, William Yates Warm Up Stretch https://youtu.be/fXL_g1VT5jM
Instructor, William Yates Basic Training 4 Your Body https://youtu.be/_7BLcbCl_W4
Instructor, William Yates Chair Knee & Hip https://youtu.be/FnfvNEoiclY
Instructor, William Yates Hip & Hamstring https://youtu.be/fQUnFUngAd0
Instructor, William Yates Cardio Lite Chair #2 https://youtu.be/x-nt9jAXqCY
Instructor, William Yates Chair Knee & Hip https://youtu.be/FnfvNEoiclY
Instructor, William Yates  Cardio-Lite, Flex-Stretch-and Strength https://youtu.be/0CDG_s9rGWY
Instructor, William Yates 5 Minutes of Crazy Legs https://youtu.be/qDuVHECC2f8
Instructor, William Yates Cardio Lite https://youtu.be/WBIjagdtlZg
Instructor, Tristan Simpson Strength & Resistancehttps://youtu.be/KYO4D4LQQus
Instructor, Eddie Van Strength & Resistance  https://youtu.be/8WxdL7YcxoY
Instructor, Kim Scales Strength & Resistance   https://youtu.be/ZcpxAgga2Hk

Instructor, Mrs. JEANNIE BROWN JOHNSON(Aquagirl J) "Fish Outta Water" Part 2, Chair Aerobics 4 Seniorshttps://youtu.be/bJy-bjqUQgg

Instructor, Mrs. JEANNIE BROWN JOHNSON(Aquagirl J) "Fish Outta Water" Part 3, Chair Aerobics 4 Seniors https://youtu.be/-xXwLDmOirA

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES "Butts & Gutts" Introduction, Abdominal WorkOut 4 Seniors https://youtu.be/DwxUWNgVj1A

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES "Shoulder Improvement" Intro, Strength WorkOut 4 Seniors https://youtu.be/sJG_P-BKoU4  Introduction

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES "Bar WorkOut" Intro, Strength WorkOut 4 Seniors https://youtu.be/zAVlHV47GCw Bar Workout Introduction

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES " Shoulders and Arms" Intro, Strength WorkOut 4 Seniors https://youtu.be/QPOM9o0i03Q

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES"Butts & Gutts" Part 2, Abdominal WorkOut 4 Seniors https://youtu.be/GQCqf3po6Zc

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES"Butts & Gutts" Part 3, Abdominal WorkOut 4 Seniors https://youtu.be/cp7d2vXJyrI

Instructor, Mr. WILLIAM YATES "Cardio Workout 4 Seniors" https://youtu.be/JUDLFhqWP5c

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

Meditation:

Tara Brach https://www.tarabrach.com/meditation-practice-rain/

Two-Minute Guided Mindful Meditation for Spring - Do you have two minutes? That's enough time to recharge and refocus. Take a quick break to enjoy this spring-inspired guided meditation, led by Neda Gould, PhD, director of the Johns Hopkins Mindfulness Program.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V3OU_NF4qs

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
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: 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

Yoga:

Gentle Yoga on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFhG-ZzLNN4&mc_cid=c4d878154a&mc_eid=f098262b69  

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 https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html.

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.  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.

Visit Virtual Virginiahttp://www.virginialiving.com/the-daily-post/visit-virtual-virginia/

 

The Social Distancing Festival - A live stream directory from around the world https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/live-streams

 

Music:

 

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.

Stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara will lead the fourth Memorial For Us All on Sunday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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

Theater:

 

Shakespeare at the Globe Theater - Free on Globe Player https://globeplayer.tv/

‘The Winter’s Tale’ (2018), May 18-31

‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’ (2018), June 1-14

‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ (2019), June 15-28

Folger Sharkepeare Company Macbeth -- Online free through July 1.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxfr9tSsSc

Cyprus Avenue - The Royal Court’s shocking Steven Rea-starring dark comedy will stream on the theatre’s website from noon on Friday March 27 through May 31. https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/cyprus-avenue-film/
What do We Need to Talk About -- The Public Theatre https://youtu.be/R76oRm76mMM
Opera:

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 https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-10-university-art-classes-free-online

 

Films:

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 --

"Mr. Jones"(NR) tells the story of an ambitious young journalist, Gareth Jones, who travels to Moscow on the eve of WW2 to uncover the truth behind Stalin’s propaganda. When he gets a tip that could expose the Holodomor famine, Jones goes on a life-or-death journey to uncover the truth behind the façade. It is based on the true story that would later inspire George Orwell’s seminal book "Animal Farm".  "The story has a timely resonance, given today’s attitudes about “fake news” and the attacks on journalism from on high." -Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

"Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy"(NR) earns a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, and more, the film provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. A two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana is called the “Julia Child of Mexico”, (but prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”.) "The 81-minute documentary would be entertaining at twice the length."  -Pat Padua, The Washington Post
Live virtual Q&A on Sat 5/23 at 8pm with chef Alice Waters (Chez Panisse), two-time James Beard semifinalist Gabriela Cámara (A Tale of Two Kitchens), The New York Times City Kitchen columnist David Tanis, and director Elizabeth Carroll.

Receiving a 97% rating on RottenTomatoes "Life Itself" is part of the series Magnolia Pictures:  A Few of Our Favorite Docs.  10% of every ticket sale will be distributed to a charity of the filmmaker’s choice. Filmmaker Steve James chronicles the life of film critic Roger Ebert, especially his career highlights, his battle with alcohol, and his sometimes ruthless rivalry with fellow critic Gene Siskel. "If you aren't moved by 'Life Itself' you ought to have your heart examined." - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
Live virtual Q&A on Wed 5/27 with Chaz Ebert in conversation with director Steve James.

"Up From the Streets: New Orleans, City of Music"(NR), "RBG"(PG), "Someone, Somewhere"(NR), "The Booksellers"(NR), and "Driveways"(NR) continue to be available.

Instructions for accessing each of these films appear on their website:  https://www.theavalon.org.  Avalon staff will monitor the email account from 10am-9pm 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 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/movies/library-congress-streaming-free.html?referringSource=articleShare
 
Author Talks:
 
Politics and Prose - Author talks are streaming daily https://www.politics-prose.com/events
 
Live Events:
 
Washington Post hosts live events - https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-live/
 
Northwest Neighbors Village Virtual Speaker Series Archives
 
OLLI:
Registration is now open for the June Minis and July Shorts. There is no print catalog for the summer sessions, so registration is online through the OLLI website. Please make sure to register before the lottery date for each session.

Click to view courses and register:  June Minis  |  July Shorts

Below are the dates for each session:

  • June Minis (June 1-26)
    • Lottery: Monday, May 18
  • July Shorts (July 13-17)
    • Lottery: Friday, June 26

June Minis with 90-minute study groups held once-a-week for 4 weeks, June 1-26. Minis will be held via Zoom. The membership fee for Minis is $100 to take up to 3 classes. View OLLI Minis courses.

July Shorts with 3-, 4-, and 5-day, 90-minute immersion study groups, July 13-17. The membership fee for July Shorts is $75 to take up to 3 study groups. Shorts will be held via Zoom unless there is a change in circumstances closer to that time. View July Shorts courses.

OLLI is a dynamic and wonderful community. While we dearly miss meeting in person and sharing coffee between classes, we are so grateful for the chance to study together and see each other through Zoom. For more information, visit https://olli-dc.org, email olli@american.edu, or call 202-895-4860.

Art:

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.  

https://www.frick.org/cocktails_curator

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

Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures 

Dance:

New York City Ballet DIGITAL SEASON PERFORMANCES

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 nycballet.com

Christopher Wheeldon's Carousel (A Dance), filmed on September 29, 2018.
Featuring Lauren Lovette and Tyler Angle with Emilie Gerrity, Peter Walker, Kristen Segin, and Ralph Ippolito.

Introduced by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

Tuesday, May 26
George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations, filmed on January 28, 2015.
Featuring Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veytte. Introduced by former NYCB Principal Dancer and School of American Ballet Chairman of Faculty Kay Mazzo.

Friday, May 30
21st Century Choreographers


Justin Peck's Easy, filmed on May 3, 2018 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Claire Kretzschmar, Unity Phelan, Indiana Woodward, Preston Chamblee, Harrison Coll, and Sean Suozzi.

Pam Tanowitz's Bartók Ballet (excerpt), filmed on May 2, 2019 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Indiana Woodward, Sarah Villwock, Miriam Miller, Mira Nadon, Rachel Hutsell, Emily Kikta, Devin Alberda, Daniel Applebaum, Jonathan Fahoury with FLUX Quartet, guest musicians.

Alexei Ratmansky's Voices (excerpt), filmed on January 30, 2020 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Lauren Lovette, Ask la Cour, Joseph Gordon, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Roman Mejia, Andrew Veyette.

Gianna Reisen's Composer’s Holiday (excerpt), filmed on September 28, 2017 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Christina Clark, Emma Von Enck, Gilbert Bolden III, Roman Mejia.

Kyle Abraham's The Runaway (excerpt), filmed on January 31, 2019.
Featuring Taylor Stanley.

Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing (excerpt), filmed on January 26, 2017 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Robert Fairchild and Justin Peck.

Mauro Bigonzetti's Oltremare (excerpt), filmed on April 23, 2019.
Featuring Maria Kowroski, Brittany Pollack*, Georgina Pazcoguin, Megan LeCrone, Tyler Angle, Andrew Veyette, Peter Walker, and Christopher Grant* (*first time in role).

Introduced by NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck.

 

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