Select Region
Helping Parents Make Better Decisions

Share your news, modified hours, and online classes during the coronavirus outbreak with the community!

Stay Updated on What's Happening in NY Metro Area Due to the Coronavirus

Stay Updated on What's Happening in NY Metro Area Due to the Coronavirus

This is how local businesses are helping NY area families through the coronavirus


UPDATED MARCH 31: With things changing every day due to the coronavirus, we'll be your source for what’s happening in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Long Island, including local news, businesses with modified hours, online classes for kids and families, and services to help families who are staying home.

What’s Happening in Manhattan

Coronavirus News for Manhattan

You can now access an escape room game from home! The Escape Game, an escape room in NYC, created TEG Unlocked, a digital version of it's in-person activity.

Local healthy cooking expert and TV chef Julie Hartigan of CookingwJulie.com is sharing easy pantry cooking ideas and taking viewer questions in her LIVE cooking show Quarantine Kitchen. It airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Plus, she is sharing a free cookbook, 10 Healthy Meals in Under 20 Minutes, to help you with easy, family-friendly pantry recipes.

Gen-Z Media has launched a new daily podcast for young people, called "Remy's Life...Interrupted," which takes place in self-quarantine and tells the story of an 11-year-old girl grappling with a changing life, while finding exciting adventure and mystery within the confines of her own home. Tune in and connect with the whole family! 

Butterfield Market has received an overwhelming number of inquiries and orders from customers and neighbors who would like to donate meals to the neighborhood physicians, nurses, hospital staff, and administration who are on the front lines. So, it's partnering with Lenox Hill Hospital, NY Presbyterian Heroes Initiative, and other local medical centers to produce and deliver individually packaged meals to neighborhood hospitals. The cost of feeding a staff member is roughly $10 per meal. Visit the link above to learn more.

NYC Birthday Clowns is offering FREE personalized birthday messages to children celebrating their birthday during the quarantine. Send an email to NYCBirthdayClowns@gmail.com and include the birthday child's name, age, and a list of their favorite characters (NYC Birthday Clowns doesn’t usually provide character appearances so it has a limited selection).

Looking for a way to celebrate your child's birthday? Sammie & Tudie's Imagination Playhouse is offering a 2-minute, virtual birthday party, complete with dancing, fireworks, balloon animal, and lots of comedy! Email info@sammieandtudie.com for more information.

Manhattan Businesses with Modified Hours

Let's Dress Up, a princess-themed play and birthday party space on the Upper East Side, plans to re-open April 1 (subject to change based on safety guidelines). It's currently looking into a modified schedule, possible on-demand or private playdates or a way to do a virtual offering. Check the website for updates. 

To help keep kids active, Huddle Up NYC is available for individual or small group (no more than 6 participants) sessions. All sessions will be held outdoors and will start and end with the use of hand sanitizer to keep good hygiene at the forefront. Any child or staff member that exhibits any symptoms of illness will not be allowed to attend. 

The IDEAL School of Manhattan will conduct distance learning for all students beginning Tuesday, March 31, until at least Tuesday, April 21. Plus, the school's April 7 and April 15 open houses will now be virtual. Visit theidealschool.org for details.

British Swim School Manhattan suspended operations due to COVID-19 on March 13. It has tentatively set a reopening date of April 15 April, but due to the uncertainty of virus containment, this is subject to change.

Online Classes for Kids and Families in Manhattan

Applause New York is offering one-week camps taught by Broadway professionals and teachers for kids ages 3-18! Applause Virtual Performing Arts Classes are fun, interactive, and highly energetic. Two sessions are now open for registration: Session 1 runs April 6-10 and Session 2 runs April 13-17.

Manhattan Fencing Center is offering online classes, lessons, and training to help everyone keep in shape physically and mentally and stay connected during this time. Email manhattanfencing@gmail.com for more information.

National Dance Institute launched ndiLIVE!, its platform of free online classes. Programming includes Appalachian Clog Dance Workshop (all ages); Warm-Up Wednesdays! (all ages); NDI Dance! with Jennifer Aks-Neuman (third grade and older); NDI Arts Encounter with Jenn Eisenberg (pre-K to second grade); and NDI Live Jam Session with Jerry Korman (all ages). All sessions will stream on Facebook.

Parker-Anderson Enrichment is currently holding free, online, interactive enrichment classes  via Zoom for kids while school is out of session. Teachers are highly trained and are New York’s finest artists and educators. Donations are encouraged. Classes include movement, STEM, language, and creative expression!

The teaching artists at Broadway Bound Kids—a performing arts, education-based nonprofit—have created a variety of virtual programs for kids. Video-on-demand classes are available for a suggested donation of $25 because Broadway Bound Kids wants all students to continue to have access to the arts. It’s also providing online private instruction opportunities, and will be announcing additional programs in the coming weeks.

Baby2Body is a personalized health and well-being service dedicated to prenatal and postpartum women. It offers free online workouts you can do from home, recipe ideas, and tips and advice, which will be useful to pregnant women at this time.

The Art Studio NY is offering online kids' art classes for ages 2-102, utilizing Zoom. Kids' classes include comics, cartooning, drawing, painting, fashion design, and step-by-step drawing. 

Since 2015, Willan Academy has been offering music lessons to children ages 4 and older. Now, music lessons in piano, violin, guitar, voice, and more are available online. Games and activities are incorporated to make online lessons fun and engaging. After each lesson, you will receive a report, so you’ll know what your child need to do. It also offers free online recitals April 5 and April 15. Contact Willan today for 10 percent off online lessons.

Kids at Art classes are going online—Zoom into its online studio for some creative fun! You can find a list of supplies, many of which you probably already have at home, on the website.  

Pilates on Fifth's virtual studio is open, with more than 40 classes per week, ranging from Pilates to barre to fusion classes and more. Classes are $15. Plus, private sessions can be scheduled at your convenience. In addition the studio offers on demand streaming access 24/7 to Pilates workouts and more; use coupon code promo2020 for a 35-percent discount.

The Fashion Class is offering 1-on-1 sewing lessons, group fashion illustration classes, fashion history, textile science, design business, and more online for kids! Group courses are drop in and can be taken one time or as a series. Private 1-on-1 lessons cover sewing projects with a sewing machine or simple hand sewing and embroidery for any age—adults included! And if you don't have a sewing machine, any of its 1-on-1 lessons can be adapted for hand sewing.

Kings County Chess is currently offering all group and private lessons, coaching, and workshops online, via Zoom and lichess.org.

Creative Play for Kids is offering Silly and Fun Online Music Videos, StoryTime Read Alouds, and Livestream music classes on its Instagram Feed—all for free! Follow @creativeplayforkids so your little one can enjoy the fun.

Bravo's Book Nook is hosting "Storytime with Bravo!" Each week, a Children’s book will be selected and read aloud on Bravo’s Book Nook Facebook. Michael, a professional composer and musician, will compose scores to perform with each reading, and Bravo the dog will snuggle in to hear the story as well. You can also view the past live readings anytime on the Facebook page.

Varsity Tutors recently launched Virtual School Day, which provides students with 20 hours of free live, online instruction each week. Each class is led by an expert tutor with experience in the course topic, as well as familiarity with virtual instruction. Classes refresh weekly, with age-appropriate options for kindergarten to 12th grades. 

Dance T.Ruth is offering online dance classes, plus it has free coloring pages, for kids. Email dance4truth@gmail.com for more information about the online classes.

iCAMP is offering a brand-new, online learning environment. Students can work virtually, under the guidance of experienced, well-trained instructors, on various STEAM topics, including coding, 3-D printing, graphic design, video game design, and animation. Online classes may be completed 1-on-1 or in small groups. To learn more about iCAMP online and how to get the first session for free, email info@icamp.com or call 631-466-5298. 

BOLD Arts is now offering daily $12 online dance classes for children and adults! Every class is tailored to be a positive, high-energy experience that is developmentally appropriate. BOLD Arts understands that this is a trying time for many families; it doesn't want the cost of classes to limit those who want to participate. Email info@bold-arts.com for a discount code if needed.

Snapology is offering its popular STEAM classes online to provide some fun, focused activities and challenges for children who have access to LEGO bricks and other creative materials at their homes. Plus, check its Facebook page daily for free LEGO building challenges—and enter to win or vote for your favorites!

The Barrow Group has curated a select number of its regularly scheduled classes and is offering them online for children ages 4-17, as well as adults. Classes include music and movement, acting, improv, audition prep, and screenwriting.

NORY is providing online STEM activities while the physical location is closed until April 20 (re-opening date subject to change based on what's happening). The online classes will be a combination of Science/Robotics projects and Coding classes. Its summer camps are currently on as planned, and families registration is open. Though, if for whatever reason NORY is unable to hold summer camp, it will provide families full refunds. 

City Births, which offers classes for expecting and new parents, is hosting all of its signature classes in live online groups, including Childbirth Prep, Infant Care and Breastfeeding, and Infant CPR and Safety, as well as virtual live breast-feeding assistance and virtual doula support. 

Dedimus Potestatem is now offering Debate, Mock Trial, Logic and Critical Thinking, Civics, Chess and Speechwriting online through Zoom. 

NYC Top Tutors is offering online tutoring services for children in Manhattan. Subjects include elementary math, pre-algebra, algebra, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics, as well as test prep.

Body Conceptions, a dance-based fitness company in NYC that specializes in pre- and postnatal exercise, is offering FaceTime sessions in lieu of its in-home training. Founder Mahri Relin is also offering free phone consultations and discounted FaceTime packages for new clients. Contact Mahri to schedule a consultation at privates@bodyconceptions.com.

Super Soccer Stars plans to begin its spring session April 13, but in the meantime, to help kids stay active right now, it will extend its digital distance learning platform to all spring participants, free of charge. Soccer Stars @ Home, powered by the Famer app, will allow families access the curriculum on a mobile device or tablet. With over 450 training videos, you will be able to view a full 14-week curriculum of 2-10 age-specific skills, with drills set up as 30 minute weekly assignments. Additionally, Super Soccer Stars will be setting up a series of free, age-specific, live-streaming classes, so your kids can follow along at home throughout the day. Follow it on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Home Services for Families in Manhattan

The NYC Doula community has come together to hold space and offer virtual labor and birth support to the NYC pregnant community. Connect with them on the private FB group to access 24/7 donation based support via the doula on-call.

Butterfield Market is offering same-day delivery to all those who may not want to or are unable to leave home, or have friends or loved ones who need food and other necessities. Fresh produce, grocery items, prepared foods, dairy, beverages, meats, poultry, and snacks are available to order online—plus, now you can also get four flavors of frozen yogurt (plain, coffee, chocolate, and peanut butter!)—delivered or call one of the market’s personal shoppers at 212-288-7800 x0.

The family law attorneys at Fersch LLC are offering a video conferencing option for those concerned about traveling to and from the office. 

What’s Happening in Brooklyn

Coronavirus News for Brooklyn

Local healthy cooking expert and TV chef Julie Hartigan of CookingwJulie.com is sharing easy pantry cooking ideas and taking viewer questions in her LIVE cooking show Quarantine Kitchen. It airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Plus, she is sharing a free cookbook, 10 Healthy Meals in Under 20 Minutes, to help you with easy, family-friendly pantry recipes.

Gen-Z Media has launched a new daily podcast for young people, called "Remy's Life...Interrupted," which takes place in self-quarantine and tells the story of an 11-year-old girl grappling with a changing life, while finding exciting adventure and mystery within the confines of her own home. Tune in and connect with the whole family! 

Guidepost Montessori is offering reliable, safe, and loving child care for health care professionals, first responders, and other essential workers. Child care will be provided in small group cohorts at existing licensed Guidepost locations in New York. Contact Guidepost if you are an essential service provider and need child care: guidepostmontessori.com/emergency-care,  855-444-1442, or emergencycare@guidepostmontessori.com

Aviator Sports is bringing back its Early Bird Discount for as long as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. The deposit required to reserve spots is also reduced to $300 (usually $500), which will be applied to camp balances. Plus, as soon as Aviator Sports is able to re-open, it plans to offer an exclusive, free camp day for all registered campers, so they can see what the summer has in store.

Brooklyn Businesses with Modified Hours

While Emma's Place grief support groups are temporarily suspended, virtual helpful tips and activities will be provided. Groups will reunite virtually as well. More details to come.

Miss American Pie is open for whole pie, savory pie, and cookie orders, with curbside pick-up or delivery on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Call 718-789-3747 to place your order at least 24 hours in advance. Want to bless your local medical professionals, hospital staff, fire house, or first responder? Send them a whole pie and a coffee sampler, a batch of cookies, or even a family size pot pie! For every whole pie or dozen cookies ordered for one of these groups, Miss American Pie will throw in a dozen extra cookies and will deliver the order safely to anywhere in Brooklyn.

All BAMkids live performances for the spring season have been canceled. Ticket holders for canceled performances will be notified. Tickets may be refunded via the method of payment by contacting ticket services at info@BAM.org—or ticket holders can donate the cost of their tickets in support of the institution.

Home Sweet Home - The Brooklyn Daycare, an infant nursery and day care, is reopening on March 23. It will have modified hours of 9am-5pm for all children younger than 6. Three organic meals will be provided daily, plus the center has a private outdoor space. Follow the day care on Instagram for a closer look: @thebrooklyndaycare.

Barnes & Noble Staten Island is currently open from 12-7pm and the café is open for Grab and Go. Plus, the book store is offering curb-side pickup, encouraging customers to utilize the Buy Online Pick Up in Store program or call store directly.

Online Classes for Kids and Families in Brooklyn

Mark Morris Dance Group has launched a series of free online classes, including ballet, modern, Pilates, and hip-hop, for people of all ages, with and without disabilities, to enjoy from anywhere. You can join each class live, or watch classes on demand on its YouTube channel at any time. New classes for adults, children, teens, and families will be held each week.

Science, Language & Arts International School is offering free trials of its Children’s Mandarin Program on April 4. In the Virtual Music and Mandarin Saturday Baby/Toddler Playgroup at 10am, ages 1-3 will sing and dance to traditional Chinese nursery rhymes and songs. Register by April 3 with the coupon code april4baby for the free trial of the upcoming class. Plus, at 11am, participate in Zhuyin, popularly known as Bopomofo, a system designed to represent the Mandarin Chinese sounds. This class is suited for kindergarteners to second graders who are already fluent Mandarin speakers. Register for this free trial by April 3 with coupon code april4zhuyin.

Energize Your Voice is hosting Storytelling Basics for Parents every Thursday at 11am via Zoom. This class is designed for parents to engage in professional development while building a skill that will engage their child, increase creative thinking, and build confidence in communication. Children are welcome to join!

The teaching artists at Broadway Bound Kids—a performing arts, education-based nonprofit—have created a variety of virtual programs for kids. Video-on-demand classes are available for a suggested donation of $25 because Broadway Bound Kids wants all students to continue to have access to the arts. It’s also providing online private instruction opportunities, and will be announcing additional programs in the coming weeks.

New York Society of Play is currently offering roleplaying game online workshops! Uncover treasures, discover new cities, and engage in epic battles! First trial session is free. Plus, its printable zine, Guild Hall Magazine, is filled with activities that will keep your kids engaged and occupied for hours. Find more information at nyplays.org/online-workshops.

Last week, Science, Language & Arts International School, a French and Mandarin immersion school, launched a fully integrated online learning platform for students, complete with a parent guide. The faculty continues to add original multilingual content and materials to the virtual library, as well as curate existing content, to support remote learning. Students access daily video lessons as well as interact live online with their teachers. Learn more at slaschool.org/about.

KoKo NYC is excited to connect with NYC families through new, virtual workshops! KoKo is known for using recyclables and objects found around the home to spark imaginations and get young artists to think like engineers. Classes take place Monday-Friday, 1:30-2:30pm. Register at kokonyc.org/koko-online to join in on all the fun!

NORY is providing online STEM activities while the physical location is closed until April 20 (re-opening date subject to change based on what's happening). The online classes will be a combination of Science/Robotics projects and Coding classes. Its summer camps are currently on as planned, and families registration is open. Though, if for whatever reason NORY is unable to hold summer camp, it will provide families full refunds. 

While Super Soccer Stars has temporarily paused in-person classes with a tentative restart date of April 13, it’s now offering ways to help keep your children happy and active. If you have questions, email info@soccerstars.com or call 212-877-7171.

Services for Families in Brooklyn

Blue Skies Psychological Services remains committed to provide the Staten Island community with behavioral health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Services are provided safely through its secure telehealth platform. To learn more or schedule an appointment, Blue Skies' website.

Butter Beans is preparing and delivering emergency grab-and-go meals for schools, day cares, and community centers in need. Grab-and-go meals are packaged in its commissary kitchen and delivered by an in-house transportation team to locations across the New York metropolitan area. To set up, email info@butterbeanskitchen.com or call 718-499-0010.

Barking Cat Studio Arts & Crafts for Everyone is now taking orders for its ArtBags! There are three to choose from: The Little Hands ArtBag (ages 2-6) contains three different projects each week; Creative Cats ArtBag (ages 4-6) contains two projects; and the Art Explorers ArtBag (ages 7 and older) contains one project. Available as Grab ‘N’ Go or delivered to you. To order, call 718-686-1132. 

What’s Happening in Queens

Coronavirus News for Queens

Local healthy cooking expert and TV chef Julie Hartigan of CookingwJulie.com is sharing easy pantry cooking ideas and taking viewer questions in her LIVE cooking show Quarantine Kitchen. It airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Plus, she is sharing a free cookbook, 10 Healthy Meals in Under 20 Minutes, to help you with easy, family-friendly pantry recipes.

Gen-Z Media has launched a new daily podcast for young people, called "Remy's Life...Interrupted," which takes place in self-quarantine and tells the story of an 11-year-old girl grappling with a changing life, while finding exciting adventure and mystery within the confines of her own home. Tune in and connect with the whole family! 

Though the Lewis Latimer House Museum is temporarily closed to the public until further notice, it does send out a weekly email full of STEAM projects and resources for families. Sign up for the Tinker Lab Newsletter!

The annual Queensboro Dance Festival is still currently scheduled to run May 16-Oct. 4. Every summer season, the Queensboro Dance Festival offers the Queens public free dance performances & dance classes led by diverse Queens-based dance companies. Visit queensborodancefestival.com for season lineup announcements and any schedule updates.

Queens Businesses with Modified Hours

Play to Learn is offering tele-therapy services that focus on areas of speciality and high need, including autism, behavior management through play, language challenges and executive functioning skills, and feeding therapy and nutrition education. Parent coaching and empowerment is another major area of intervention as parents are guided through real-time step-by-step instructions to help them grow as communicative partners for their children.

Kon Gen International Preschool is slated to reopen April 20. Founded in 2014, it is a child-focused, family-friendly preschool in Bayside/Flushing serving ages 2-5 year. The preschool believes children learn best by playing and exploring and it integrates reading, math, science, writing, and social studies into everyday learning.

ProHEALTH Dental will maintain office hours for emergency care, Monday-Saturday, at its Howard Beach and Astoria locations. All other appointments will be scheduled starting the week of April 6, in coordination with guidelines from the American Dental Association. All ProHEALTH Dental offices are operating under CDC guidelines, including screening all patients who pose a risk of having coronavirus. Clinical staff will also be available via email (info@prohealthcaredental.com) and telephone (855-PHD-CARE or 718-DENTIST) for questions from patients.

Online Classes for Kids and Families in Queens

Snapology is offering its popular STEAM classes online to provide some fun, focused activities and challenges for children who have access to LEGO bricks and other creative materials at their homes. Plus, check its Facebook page daily for free LEGO building challenges—and enter to win or vote for your favorites!

While Super Soccer Stars has temporarily paused in-person programming, it’s offering digital programming to keep your children happy and active! If you have questions, email info@soccerstars.com or call 212-877-7171.

Home Services for Families in Queens

For parents of children with special needs, MSR Legal & Consulting Services, PLLC is offering hour-long consultations via videoconference to discuss your child's special education rights. You can book a consultation online.



What’s Happening in Westchester

Coronavirus News for Westchester

Blue Moon Mexican Café locations are offering take-out and curbside pickup to help ease the blues of the current quarantine restrictions. Plus, if you’re celebrating a birthday, you can choose from two Birthday Fiesta To-Go options, which include food for six, a dessert platter, beverages, sombreros, birthday candles: a taco dinner or a fajita dinner. Want more fun? You can add a filled piñata or decorations for $40.

Local healthy cooking expert and TV chef Julie Hartigan of CookingwJulie.com is sharing easy pantry cooking ideas and taking viewer questions in her LIVE cooking show Quarantine Kitchen. It airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Plus, she is sharing a free cookbook, 10 Healthy Meals in Under 20 Minutes, to help you with easy, family-friendly pantry recipes.

Gen-Z Media has launched a new daily podcast for young people, called "Remy's Life...Interrupted," which takes place in self-quarantine and tells the story of an 11-year-old girl grappling with a changing life, while finding exciting adventure and mystery within the confines of her own home. Tune in and connect with the whole family! 

For all gift cards that are purchased, Grand Prix New York Racing & Entertainment will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to Feeding Westchester to help support the community and families in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Clay Art Center is offering a 10-percent discount on its Summer Camp through April 30. Registration is open. Camper's safety is the center's most important concern, so if changes must be made to camp programming, it will be offer credit / refund options. If you have any questions or concerns, email James Pastor, camp director at james@clayartcenter.org

Future Stars Summer Camps is currently planning for summer and hopeful that it will be a valuable opportunity for kids (and parents) to return to an environment that gives them a sense of normalcy again. Camp season is scheduled to start June 15 as planned, barring any new safety guidelines.

Westchester Businesses with Modified Hours

Westchester Psychological Testing Center is open, offering psychological and neuropsychological evaluations to determine whether your child has a learning disability. It also offers evaluations for autism utilizing the ADOS-2. For more information, call 914-548-7509.

The Montessori Children's Center is remaining open to provide child care for first responders, health care workers, and other working families who are looking for a safe and stable place for their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. All groups are 10 people or fewer (including staff) and staff frequently wash hands and deep clean. Hours are 8am-5:30pm. Call for more information: 914-607-7600.

Chocolations launched a new online ordering site where you will find Easter items for sale, including full baskets. Chocolations also has a make your own chocolate bark kit you can do at home with your children. In addition, Chocolations is helping the first responders at the hospitals; visit wewillprovide.com if you want to help too. Your children can make cards and letters that will be delivered to hospital staff. 

The Harvey Summer Camp has canceled its April 4 Open House and Circus Arts Show. No new date has been selected. Online registration for the 2020 summer session remains open at harveycavaliercamp.org.

FlexSchool is holding all of its classes online. It has limited space available for new students in its Cloud Campus. Call (914) 704-3334 to inquire.

ProHEALTH Dental will maintain office hours for emergency care, Monday-Saturday, at its White Plains location. All other appointments will be scheduled starting the week of April 6, in coordination with guidelines from the American Dental Association. All ProHEALTH Dental offices are operating under CDC guidelines, including screening all patients who pose a risk of having coronavirus. Clinical staff will also be available via email (info@prohealthcaredental.com) and telephone (855-PHD-CARE or 718-DENTIST) for questions from patients.

Online Classes for Kids and Families in Westchester

Stamford Museum & Nature Center is offering remote learning opportunities via Facebook Live, daily at 10am and 2pm. In addition, the Wednesday and Friday 2pm classes will be held in Spanish. Plus, its offering 30-minute remote animal visits through Zoom to your household. For more details, email lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org or call 203-977-6568. And activity packs will soon be available for ages 5-10 (details coming), which can be delivered curbside (local areas only and limited supply). Topics include Owl Pellet Exploration, Superb Snakes, Farm Critter Creation, and Rocks & Minerals.

Bach to Rock Mamaroneck is now offering virtual private lessons, group band lessons, and Rock City classes for students who have an instrument at home—and it's accepting new students. Call 914-341-1457 or email mamaroneck@bachtorock.com for more information.

Larchmont Music Academy has gone virtual, offering Kindermusik classes and private lessons via Skype, Zoom, or FaceTime! Email frontdesk@larchmontmusicacademy.com to start today! 

The Admissions Angle is hosting a free Zoom webinar on Planning for College Admissions on Wednesday, April 1 at 4pm. Parents and students are likely wondering how it will be possible to maintain grades, extracurricular activities, and educational opportunities in a way that will still lead to a compelling college admissions profile. We will be sharing specific information about what parents and students should expect and how to plan accordingly during this time. The webinar will conclude with Q-and-A. Guests can register for free at theadmissionsangle.com/events.

One River School of Art & Design's One River Virtual Studio provides a live class experience, taught by its world-class educators, streamed in real time. Students participate with their regular classmates in a small group setting, getting personalized instruction along the way. The school will provide simple material lists to make the experience easy and turnkey, and finished projects will be stored online in a digital portfolio. 

The Music Conservatory of Westchester is offering private lessons online—via Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime—with its expert, accredited faculty. 

UFC GYM Mamaroneck is offering free virtual fitness classes for adults and kids via Zoom. Kids classes are every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 3-4pm, and will provide a full body cardio workout, with boxing and martial arts themed games and challenges! Kids classes are available to all! Visit UFC's website to see its entire virtual class schedule, including  adult classes! Join a Zoom class: Meeting ID: 530 870 8002; Password: UFCGYMFIT

Groove Family Music is live streaming a 30-minute Family JAM every weekday morning at 10am via Zoom. Access is free to currently registered Groove families and $10 per jam for anyone who needs a little more music in their lives right now! Reserve your spot at findgroove.com

A-Game Sports is offering free trial classes of its new Virtual Little Athletes Academy programs next week. Virtual Multi-Sport Program: Monday, March 30 and Wednesday, April 1, 12-12:40pm. Virtual Music & Movement Program: Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2, 10-10:40am. For more information and to register, visit A-Game's website.

Amy Rosen Cooking By Design will now offer cook-along cooking classes for kids and adults in the afternoons—the first one will be held Thursday, March 26 at 3pm, and you'll learn how to make Nacho Cups and Chocolate Chip Banana Monkey Bread Muffins. After you sign up, ingredients will be emailed to you along with video call info. The cost is $10 per class. Venmo Amy at @Amy-Rosen-2 and she will send you the info. You can follow Amy on instagram @Cookingcoach_amyr

Artistree Performing Arts is hosting online drop-in classes, including Musical Theatre, Dance, and Preschool Broadway. Plus, it will host a virtual Spring Break Camp from April 6-10! Preschool to third grade will be singing and dancing to Frozen 2 and fourth to ninth grades will be all about Hamilton! Visit artistreearts.com to learn more and to sign up! 

Mandarin Discovery School is offering virtual lessons to students of all ages, as well as mommy-and-me classes for ages 2-5.

Snapology is offering its popular STEAM classes online to provide some fun, focused activities and challenges for children who have access to LEGO bricks and other creative materials at their homes. Plus, check its Facebook page daily for free LEGO building challenges—and enter to win or vote for your favorites!

The Rewilding School is introducing Nature from Home, a free, daily video series offering families outdoor learning opportunities in collaboration with nature-based coach Lynn Trotta and the school's team of naturalists and educators. Each video offers a range of 10- to 30-minute outdoor activities. New videos available weekdays at 1pm. Learn more at rewildingschool.com.

Random Farms Kids' Theater is offering online dance, voice, and acting classes, as well as role placement coaching for kids of all ages.

To help kids stay active right now, Super Soccer Stars is offering private, interactive, live video classes. Choose the day, time, and number of participants (maximum 15). This option allows you to create a secure virtual classroom space, exclusive to your students, with the coaches that live and work in your community. For even more flexibility, families can access the digital learning platform on the Famer app, with more than 450 training videos of skills for ages 2-10, with drills set up as 30 minute weekly assignments. Plus, it has set up a series of subscription-based, age-specific, live-streaming classes on Facebook, streaming every hour on the hour.

Services for Families in Westchester

Westchester Children’s Museum just launched WCM At Home, an online learning resource curated by its educators. It will be updated weekly with new, featured activities from its own reserve, its drop-in lesson plans, and some of its favorite websites like The Exploratorium, National Geographic Kids, and the National Informal STEM Education Network. Tag any activities you do and share on social with #WCMatHome!

Children's Creative Corner can ship fun projects or crafts to your door. It can create Custom Busy Bags that are just right for your family. Plus, packages can be put together for the whole family to enjoy. For more information, visit the website, email fran@creativecornerlarchmont.com, or call 914-833-2880. 

MADE: my art + design experience has created an online store to shop its inventory of art projects (pottery, canvas, mosaics) and purchase from home. Free delivery within 24 hours for anyone in Westchester and within 10 miles of Mamaroneck. Plus, you can watch its free art tutorials on Facebook or its website with your kids or by yourself for a moment of creativity throughout the day.

The workforce of Littman Krooks will be working remotely and all Littman Krooks offices will be closed through Friday, March 27. The team will be monitoring the situation closely to determine if these arrangements need to be extended. You can schedule consultations or meetings via Zoom, phone, or other platforms, and staff and attorneys will answer your emails and phone calls as per usual.

What’s Happening in Rockland and Bergen

Rockland and Bergen Businesses with Modified Hours

Blue Moon Mexican Café locations are offering take-out and curbside pickup to help ease the blues of the current quarantine restrictions. Plus, if you’re celebrating a birthday, you can choose from two Birthday Fiesta To-Go options, which include food for six, a dessert platter, beverages, sombreros, birthday candles: a taco dinner or a fajita dinner. Want more fun? You can add a filled piñata or decorations for $40.

Local healthy cooking expert and TV chef Julie Hartigan of CookingwJulie.com is sharing easy pantry cooking ideas and taking viewer questions in her LIVE cooking show Quarantine Kitchen. It airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Plus, she is sharing a free cookbook, 10 Healthy Meals in Under 20 Minutes, to help you with easy, family-friendly pantry recipes.

Gen-Z Media has launched a new daily podcast for young people, called "Remy's Life...Interrupted," which takes place in self-quarantine and tells the story of an 11-year-old girl grappling with a changing life, while finding exciting adventure and mystery within the confines of her own home. Tune in and connect with the whole family! 

In accordance with the New York state mandate of March 22 and the guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association, Miriam Aronoff, DDS & Associates's Fletcher Road office is currently closed. However, its Pearl Drive office will remain open to see patients, by appointment, for emergencies only. 

Online Classes for Kids and Families in Rockland and Bergen

Little Ivy Academy is offering all-new, online lab programs for third-fifth and sixth-eighth grades. With projects from beginner to advanced, no specific experience is necessary for your child to make real video games in its small-group programs. In addition, Little Ivy is offering a 25-percent discount on regular tuition and an additional 10-percent discount on each additional tuition for siblings. To learn more and register, visit  littleivyacademy.com/academyonline.html.

Every evening at 7pm, Moon River Mother and Child will be posting a new lullaby to its Facebook page. Plus, its now offering "Music Together Online," a live-streaming early childhood music classes in a virtual classroom. To register for the online Music Together program, visit moonrivermotherandchild.com.

Bach to Rock Nanuet is now offering virtual private lessons and group band lessons for students who have an instrument at home—and it's accepting new students, ages 5 and older. Virtual lessons use today's music to motivate learning—just like at the school—and they're a great way to break up the stay-at-home doldrums! Call 845-215-9536 or email nanuet@bachtorock.com for more information.

Beginning April 1, Abrakadoodle Art Studio will offer online art classes and sell art supply kits. Kits are $49 (includes art classes). Online classes are $14. Registration required for all programs on our website.

FIT4MOM Rockland is offering virtual Stroller Strides workouts, meditation, kid-friendly activities, and moms events. Events are free to all through March 30 and can be found on its Our Village Facebook group.

Home Services for Families in Rockland and Bergen

Although Jill's Ceramics art studio is closed to groups, it is now providing ceramics craft kits that can be picked up and taken home to work on with your kids. Please call ahead at 845-623-4975 to order your items in advance (paint will be included).

What’s Happening on Long Island

Coronavirus News for Long Island

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts launched Summer Starts Now, a collection of creative content and resources to help the community stay creatively engaged. The collection brings together all the things campers love about a summer at Usdan—the arts, nature, friendship, and live performance—to help us find joy in these uncertain times.

Local healthy cooking expert and TV chef Julie Hartigan of CookingwJulie.com is sharing easy pantry cooking ideas and taking viewer questions in her LIVE cooking show Quarantine Kitchen. It airs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5pm on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Plus, she is sharing a free cookbook, 10 Healthy Meals in Under 20 Minutes, to help you with easy, family-friendly pantry recipes.

Gen-Z Media has launched a new daily podcast for young people, called "Remy's Life...Interrupted," which takes place in self-quarantine and tells the story of an 11-year-old girl grappling with a changing life, while finding exciting adventure and mystery within the confines of her own home. Tune in and connect with the whole family! 

Variety Child Learning Center has resources for families to utilize during this difficult time. The resources page on the site is updated as VCLC receives new and exciting material. Share what you are learning with VCLC on social media by tagging @varietychildlearningcenter and using the hashtag #vclcstrong.

Einstein’s Attic in Northport will be available 10am-3pm for phone orders; product recommendations by email, Facebook, and Instagram; and curbside pickup and free porch drop-offs in the surrounding area for as long as the toy store is allowed to remain open. 

Long Island Businesses with Modified Hours

Tutor Time has several schools available in both Nassau and Suffolk counties for child care. It provides care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old and provides discounts for first responders. 

Vincent Smith School, dedicated to students in first to 12th grade with learning disorders such as Dyslexia or other language/auditory processing disorders, offers an educational alternative for children who can't get the services or therapies they require from their current placements. Its headmaster, principal, and services therapists are available for online or phone visits to provide you with more information. Call 516-365-4900 or email admissions@vincentsmithschool.org to schedule your call today.

Joel Becker, Ph.D., a psychologist at Cognitive Health Services is available for telehealth behavioral medicine consultations. Dr. Becker is offering short-term sessions for children ages 10 and older, as well as for young adults and parents. The sessions will be focused on the individual's needs. Email chs.cognitivehealthservices@gmail.com for more information.

Lawrence Woodmere Academy is offering online, remote learning to all students. This is a face-to-face, virtual, live connection with their teacher. 

Silverstein & Vinciguerra, LLP is following the recommendation of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association to only provide emergency dental care for patients. Elective and non-emergency services will be postponed for a minimum of three weeks. Call 516-354-1768 if you have urgent dental needs.

Let There Be Sleep is available to provide virtual pediatric sleep consulting. Getting an appropriate amount of sleep is important to our health and well-being. So if you are the parent of a child ages newborn to 6 who is experiencing sleep issues, now is perfect time to learn how to establish healthy sleep habits. If you are not working or your income has been affected, Let There Be Sleep is happy to accommodate. 

Though it has no known or suspected cases of COVID-19, LuHi Summer Programs has made the decision to close its offices at 131 Brookville Road until further notice. It is still able to process online enrollments and team members are available to answer customer inquiries via email or phone. At this time, there are no changes to its Open House or Summer schedules. Please be sure to check its website for any updated information. 

ProHEALTH Dental will maintain office hours for emergency care, Monday-Saturday, at its Lake Success, and Huntington locations. All other appointments will be scheduled starting the week of April 6, in coordination with guidelines from the American Dental Association. All ProHEALTH Dental offices are operating under CDC guidelines, including screening all patients who pose a risk of having coronavirus. Clinical staff will also be available via email (info@prohealthcaredental.com) and telephone (855-PHD-CARE or 718-DENTIST) for questions from patients.

Online Classes for Kids and Families on Long Island

We Connect The Dots is offering 1-hour, online coding classes (including drag and drop, HTML and CSS, and JavaScript) every day for kids ages 7-18 and parents for a discounted price of $10 per class! Participants will be engaging with their peers and instructors, while learning how to code! Join our virtual community at yammer.com/nebulalearning and request an invite or email events@we-connect-the-dots.org. Once invited, you will have access to your first FREE coding class as well as a code to get your discounted classes!

Mathnasium is now offering Mathnasium @Home—the same unique math learning experience delivered in real-time, 1-on-1 from the center right into your home. The program has two distinct components that our children value and parents see results in: an Individualized Learning Plan and Classroom Support.

The Bridges Academy is hosting virtual Open Houses, April 2-30, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 9am.  

Key to My Art is offering classes and events online daily, several times a day—and anyone can participate! Key to My Art offers fun, educational art classes that are LIVE classrooms with other kids and professional teachers! It also hosts virtual birthday parties using whatever supplies you have in the house—teaching kids to be resourceful and that they can make art out of anything.

School of Rock Rockville Centre is offering School of Rock Remote, a brand-new, interactive private lesson with its team of experienced music staff. Students will use video conferencing to meet with their skilled music instructor in guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and vocals. Families who are interested should call 516-234-ROCK (7625).

East End Arts School's private music lessons, art workshops, and private art lessons are being held online. Register online or contact the staff at education@eastendarts.org. Plus, the school is planning ahead with its Summer Camps and is offering an Early Bird Special extension: You can get 20-percent off all camps until April 18. If the restrictions remain in force, the school will refund any camps that are unable to run. 

Child Behavior Consulting is offering video sessions at a reduced rate to help your child become focused and make positive choices. In sessions, CBC works with the parents and child together to help organize and support each of them. It's also offering free videos and tools, which can be found on its Facebook page

Bach to Rock Music School (Port Washington) is now offering online music lessons. With Zoom (a free video conferencing service that can be easily installed on your iPad, iPhone, or other mobile device), the music program can continue everyone’s music instruction without missing a beat! Email PortWashington@BachToRock.com or call or text 516-441-5526 to schedule online sessions.

While Soccer Shots is looking forward to being back outside and on the field (as soon as safely allowed), Soccer Shots On The Go is available in the meantime. It's an online video platform packed with fun, soccer skills, life lessons, and activities to keep the children engaged at home. 

On Thursday, March 26, Eat Clean Be Vital is hosting a free, online workshop with tips to help cope with stress in a healthy way (and not stress eat). The workshop will be held at 8pm. For more information, email cleanandvital@gmail.com.

Super Soccer Stars is now offering Distance Learning via The Famer app, which will allow families access to the curriculum directly on a mobile device or tablet. With more than 450 training videos, you will be able to view a full 14-week curriculum of 2-10 age-specific skills, with drills set up as 30 minute weekly assignments. It has also set up a series of subscription-based, age-specific, live-streaming classes on Facebook, streaming every hour on the hour. Enroll now for spring season and get at-home soccer today!

Specializing in services, support, and programming for gifted and 2e children, teens, and their families, Melissa Sornik, LCSW PLLC is moving the practice’s in-person Dungeons & Dragons TTRPGs online, with games for ages 8-12 and 13-17, five days a week. The practice even has a weekly session for parents. For more information, call 516 724-7100 or email melissa@melissasornklcsw.com. 

Home Services for Families on Long Island

Helping Hands Children Applied Behavior Analysis providers can offer virtual Telehealth sessions immediately for New York children who have an autism diagnosis. Visit helpinghandschildren.com or email us at linda@hhfamily.comto get started.

Main St. Board Game Cafe is open for curbside pickup and local same-day deliveries within 20 miles of Huntington Village. Board games are a great way to spend quality screen-free time for families of all ages, and they help everyone learn to better strategize, multi-task, and problem-solve. Check the café's website for a catalog of its most popular strategy and family board games.

Chocolate Works Plainview now has three @HomeWorkshops to choose from. It's fun for kids (and adults) of all ages! Pickup, delivery, and shipping is available. For more information, call 516-252-3855, email Plainview@ChocolateWorks.com, or visit chocolateworks.com/plainview.


Featured Listings:

Portledge School

Portledge School

Locust Valley , NY Portledge School's inclusive community inspires students to realize their potential, learn critical academic skills, develop moral courage, and prepar...

Kids Party with Ruby

Kids Party with Ruby

We at KidsPartywithRuby.com are a little obsessed with the business of having fun!!! We put the F in FUN and E in Entertainment . We at Kids Party Wit...

Coder School Syosset (The)

Coder School Syosset (The)

Syosset, NY Hey super-parent! We're happy you're looking for options to get your kids learning to code. It's SUCH an amazing skill to learn and will help your kid...