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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 our 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. 

For other needs, email info@iona.org or call (202) 895-9448.

Click here to view upcoming virtual Around Town DC events!


HERE'S WHAT'S NEW 

'Glow' Lights Up Georgetown 

This year, there are two parts to “Glow.” The spring component will run through June 27 and the summer component from July 2 through Sept. 26.Click to read more.

For more information on "Georgetown Glow" click here.

 



Upcoming AARP Movie for Grownups link. There are three movies coming up in April.

Here is the link:  Movies for Grownups



The Kreeger Museum Reopened April 1st
 
We are delighted to welcome visitors back into the galleries!

The safety and well being of our visitors and staff is our top priority. In order to maintain a safe capacity, advanced reservations are required to visit the Museum.
 
EXHIBITION NEWS
TRACES Extended through May 29

TRACESfeatures regional artists Billy Friebele, Roxana Alger Geffen, Rania Hassan, Sebastian Martorana, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Brandon Morse, and Johab Silva. Guest curated by Sarah Tanguy, the show explores how the past evokes shifting memories while suggesting new and present narratives.
NEW VIDEO
Jazz at The Kreeger:
EJB Quartet performs Corona Blues Part One

Winners of the 2020 DC Jazz Prix, the Elijah Jamal Balbed Quartet got together to make some music at The Kreeger Museum Corona Blues Part One: The Shock & The Struggle is the first song Elijah wrote during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch Now



Some news that May interest you
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More free passes available

Hoping to visit Planet Word this spring? We have good news! We've released an extra batch of timed-entry passes for April and May. Grab your free passes soon — weekend dates tend to fill up quickly!

The museum is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.The last entry time for each day is 3:30.

                                            Reserve your pass
Instructions: visit planetwordmuseum.org and click on "Reserve Passes" in the top right corner. Select your desired ticket quantity from the dropdown menu, and you’ll see all available dates for April and May on the calendar below. Please email support@planetwordmuseum.org if you're having trouble with your transaction.

Upcoming events

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF COINED WORDS

with author Ralph Keyes

April 22, 6:30 p.m. ET (free)

Register
SEE ALL EVENTS






LISTEN TO RADIO STATIONS AROUND THE WORLD


Click the link below, then click on the green dots on the globe to listen to radio stations.

Click on the link to get the globe map.
http://radio.garden/live/ toulouse/radiopresence

 



The Garden Life


Check out these sites with great tips, tools, and tours for gardeners.  

Explore the Smithsonian’s 13 outdoor HABITAT exhibits in real life. They include nests, trees, monarchs, native landscapes. 

Learn from Smithsonian Gardens how to create Monarch waystations in your garden. Take a tour behind the scenes at the Smithsonian greenhouses.




For a local example, check out DC Improv's virtual show listings.



Check Out Upcoming Programs






 Relax Your Body & Mind


Enjoy an art-inspired Meditation and Mindfulness session through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.


 




See All 50 States From the Air

Tuesday & Thursday 
4:00 pm


Take off on a thrilling flight across America and experience rare glimpses of our nation's most treasured landmarks, all seen from breathtaking heights. 

The Smithsonian Channel is currently making all 68 full-length episodes of “Aerial America” available for free and with no login requirement.
Click here to visit the Smithsonian channel to see free episodes of all 50 states from the air.






Have you tuned-in to one of our Couch Concerts yet?  Join us for a LIVE streaming performance, direct from artists' living rooms to yours! 

Join Us on the Couch

World-renowned vocalists engage with young and emerging artists, in a series featuring performances, coaching, discussion, and live audience Q&A.


Grab a pillow and get comfortable! We’re bringing exciting livestream performances straight to you. We’ve lined up talented artists—from our backyard in D.C. to around the country and across Broadway, comedy, opera, dance, and more—to perform their work.


Click here to view "13 Virtual Train Rides From Around the World That You Can Experience Right Now".  

Woman hit by train in Arkansas ID'd; death believed to be accident



 



ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT RESOURCES

 

BRAIN GAMES & INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS 

Exercising your mind is as important as exercising your body.


AARP Daily Crossword

Washington Post Daily Crossword

LA Times Daily Crossword

Word Search Puzzles
COVID-19  "SINGING AROUND THE WORLD"                           

Enjoy these videos of balcony entertainment from around the world

France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R390V9rlKuo

Germany

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5CrScIHAuE

Israel

https://vimeo.com/397825398


Italy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccibC8o2_l8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhTjGS3QkYE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBByYjjvNzs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDRiINXik00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVmOuQMsrQM

Spain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEpkUawiLKA

United States 
Arizona
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSPG186HvMg

New York
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcjO_cETMUI

Texas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-4NfbKE6X4

PERFORMING ARTS                                                                 

Couch Concerts by Millennium Stage: 
Introducing our NEW series of live performances streamed to you! Click here

Andrea Bocelli
Italian music icon Andrea Bocelli performed a special concert on Easter Sunday from an empty Duomo cathedral in Milan, Italy. Click here 

Kennedy Center Digital: 
(comprehensive FREE programming of Kennedy Center performances and events. Including Opera, Ballet, Theater, HipHop, NSO, WNO, Jazz, Comedy, Millennium Stage)  Click Here  

OperaVore:
(WXQR, New York’s Classical music station has live streaming all day) Click Here

Broadway HD: 
(all the Broadway shows you want to see (must see, musicals, classics, drama, Shakespeare). Subscriptions start at $8.99 a month).Click Here  

Medici TV:
(monthly subscriptions start at $8.95. Concerts, Ballets, Documentaries, Master Classes. and extensive Classical Music concerts)   Click Here  

Playbill:
(15 Broadway plays and musicals)  Click Here

Politics and Prose Live:
(live programming for their events)  Click Here

Live Virtual Concerts:
(NPR has a listing of live virtual concerts during this time) Click Here

Social Distancing Festival:
(a list of live streams from around the world, in calendar order) Click Here

VISUAL ARTS                                                                           

Google Arts and Culture:
 

(collections from around the world, 2500 (last count), for the culturally curious) Click Here  

Virtual Museum Tours: 
(12 famous museums offer virtual tours)  Click Here  

MCN Advancing Digital Transformation in Museums:
(the ultimate guide to virtual Museum Resources, e-learning and online collections) Click Here

ONLINE NATURE TOURS                                                         
Dumbarton Oaks 
Dumbarton Oaks is dedicated to making its research and scholarship accessible to everyone, which is why many of our collections are available online. We invite you to explore our rich selection of digital material. For even more content click here.   

Experience the Beauty of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden from Your Home.  The Garden Virtual Tour transports you to the East Lawn under a blanket of snow, the North Vista with fall foliage, or Cherry Hill carpeted with white petals, all without leaving home! Historic photographs and design plans show how the Garden has changed over time.  Garden Virtual Tour

Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants features beautiful watercolors of Amazonian flora by the artist, explorer, and environmentalist Margaret Mee, in conversation with works by women botanical artists and illustrators from the seventeenth century to the present.

Learn About the Materials, Uses, and Contexts of Remarkable Byzantine and Islamic Textiles in Our Collection
Textiles in the Byzantine Collection

Virtual National Parks Tours
:
(This article contains links to  various National Parks)   Click Here

Cincinnati Zoo:
(offering digital safaris) Click Here

MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES                                                   
Kanopy: 
(free movie and documentary streaming with a DC library card—six movies a month)  Click Here  

Avalon Theatre:
Click here To view films. (The cost to view films is $10 per film) 

Netflix: 
($8.99 per month. One membership can be shared with up to six other people) Click Here  

Netflix Party lets friends do movie nights in quarantine:
(read USA article describing this) Click Here

Prime Video: 
(free with an Amazon membership)  Click Here

Hulu:
(membership starts at $5.99 per month)  Click Here

Smithsonian Channel:
(vast library of original series and documentaries at $4.99 per month)  Click Here   

YOU TUBE                                                                                 
You Tube: 

(A video platform. You don’t need to purchase a subscription to view numerous videos for free, but I find that if you sign up and not subscribe, there are less ads. You search on the main page for various videos such as TedTalks, National Geographic documentaries, music concerts).Click Here   

PODCASTS                                                                               

Digital audio files made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series. Categories include News, Comedy, Sports, History, True Crime, Society and Culture.

You need to download an app to listen:

Apple Podcast   Stitcher for Android

Free Ivy League Courses: 
(free online courses from Brown, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth etc) Click Here   

Open Culture:
(free cultural and educational media)  Click Here  

Smithsonian Distance Learning:
(from the Natural History Museum - materials for adults and for children - both upcoming and archived topics) Click Here

Free Downloads from the New York Public Library:
(You can now download over 300,000 books from the NYPL for free - current limit is 3) Click Here

Online Fitness Classes with GiveFit:

(
GiveFit is making all online workout programs 100% FREE for the foreseeable future. Includes: Seated Core & Cardio; Otago Balance Improvement; Seated Lower Body & Cardio; Introductory Chair Fitness) Click Here