With everyone practicing social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19, this doesn’t mean your life stops either. While this pandemic has forced many venues across Staten Island to close, business owners, entertainers and others resort to using tech resources to keep their business alive. Many are coping with this outbreak in creative ways while continuing to serve our local community during these challenging times. Several pages on Facebook and Instagram are offering weekly live sessions to keep us entertained. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
Sara Damon Music – This aspiring artist decided to make the best out of this rough time to spread positivity. Every Saturday at 7P.M. tune in to her live stream to watch her recite a bible verse or song. Feel free to reach out with any requests but of course keep it positive!
Staten Island Museum – Join the fun as the Museum celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and our community’s know-how with virtual workshops and presentations for all ages. Starting at 12pm on April 25 you can view all of the videos on their YouTube channel YouTube.com/SIMuseum
Tito Tee – Another Staten Islander making music and hosting dance parties for you to enjoy.
The Little Victory Theatre – Every Monday morning tune in to one of their talented actors perform a song from one of their many musicals. You don’t want to miss it!
Rab’s Country Lanes – Frank Wilkinson produces a talk show from his bowling alley, daily shows at 2pm. Check out their page for more information.
SIEDC – Start you mornings with SIEDC every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30A.M. Watch them interview other members of SIEDC, hosted by Todd Bivona of Gotham Trinity Productions and Co-hosted by Jaclyn Taschetti of SIEDC.
The city Parks Department has launched Parks@Home — with virtual park tours, meditation, fitness, art classes, fun activities for kids, and more! There is so much to explore.
Historic Richmond Town – You can take virtual tours of the historic houses, watch slideshows and get book recommendations from the staff.
Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation hosts virtual cooking classes for $15 per person. Attend one or all of their upcoming classes @3P.M. on April 20th, April 27th, May 4th and May 11th. Each day offers a different cuisine whether its a quick and easy lunch or a savory dessert.
Yoga Class – Tatyana Sirota will be hosting yoga classes via zoom Mon-Fri @8P.M. and Chair Yoga on Tuesdays @6P.M and Sundays @12P.M.
Salsa Salsa Dance Studio – Dance everyday of the week for free!
Monday’s at 7P.M., Free Bachata Footwork Class W/ Vanessa Lopes
Tuesday’s at 7P.M., Salsa Shine Class W/ Brianna Rios
Wednesday’s at 7P.M., Salsa Shine workout Class W/ Joseph Medina
Thursday’s at 7P.M., Salsa Shine Class W/ Andy Mata
Friday’s at 7P.M., Free Salsa Turnpattern Class W/ Jose Rivera
Saturday’s at 11A.M., Free Zumba Class W/ Alma Bonilla
Sunday’s at 2:30P.M., Body Movement Class W/ Brianna Rios
Yoga with Latisha – Wind down and relax every Friday at 7P.M.
Uncle Julie’s Kids Trivia Show – Live trivia for kids! Mon-Fri @6P.M. with and adult version Fridays @9:30P.M.
Staten Island Children’s Museum – Join one the museum’s Performing Artists-in-Residence, in a live stream on Zoom of a creative dance, movement and play Saturday, April 17th, 18th, 20th and 27th from 3-3:45P.M.
Kinderdance Staten Island – Educational, dance/gym/physical fitness for preschoolers.
Jamie Lindelof –Does a story time daily, around 2:30-2:45pm. Each day she reads a story and provides activities for parents to do with kids, sometimes they are created by Jamie herself.
Music with Patrick – Offers kid friendly entertainment by sharing music with kids of all ages, stages and abilities. Patrick hosts a nightly concert for kids.
Staten Island Zoo – Calling all zoo lovers! The staff hosts daily educational live streams directly from the zoo, educating the viewers about the animals, their natural habitat, personality, what they eat and how they behave. The Zoo goes live on Facebook every weekday at 3 p.m. and on weekends at 11 a.m.
Makerspace NYC – encourages you and your family to make an outlet to think, create, and tinker. Join for a virtual interactive workshop! A free kaleidoscope Virtual Workshop on April 30 at 1pm.
Dance with Kiddie Wonderland Characters – It’s time for some dancing! Join Kiddie Wonderland from your living rooms every Thursday morning at 11:00 am as our Kiddie Wonderland characters lead your kids in some dancing and exercises. Each week will be a new character!
Staten Island Children’s Museum – participate in online dance and play parties on Fridays at 3pm, learn how to make collages or watch a spider make its web.
Kiddie Wonderland – Get your kids moving with the Kiddie Wonderland dancing characters series every Thursday at 11am.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden – Join members of Snug Harbor as they host two virtual events. Member Virtual Tea: Arts & Culture During the Age of Covid-19 on April 21st @12:30-1:30P.M. & Snug Harbor at Home: Hand Lettering & Typography Workshop on April April 26th @2-4P.M.
Yaymaker Staten Island – Renee Sarno is dedicating her time teaching a virtual art class from April 17th to April 25th, each day offering a different theme. Guests are encouraged to grab whatever supplies they have around the house or supplies can even be delivered to you.
St. George Theatre – has daily mini-concerts and lockdown versions of our favorite songs.
Staten Island Arts – wants you to stay inspired and stay connected with musical performances, dance classes, pop-up classrooms and coloring books.
Annette Does My Hair – Join Annette on Instagram Friday, April 17th at 4 P.M. for a live tutorial on how to cut your own hair!