NYC-based community resources, events, tips and support all in one place, every Monday morning. 
Covid OMH Emotional Support Helpline:
1-844-863-9314
NYC Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
Crisis Text Hotline:
Text HOME to 741741
PunkinFutz stands with the black and brown communities in the United States to demand an end to the devastating, pervasive, systematic racism in our country.  #bethechange 

R E S O U R C E S

NYC Public School Resources
Wow!  We can't believe we didn't find this before!  Check out the amazing FREE classes for NYC kids.  Scroll down to find stuff starting TODAY!!  Register quickly.  We will see you there!
https://www.summerinthecity.nyc/kids

Children's Museum of the Arts in NYC
Saturday Arts Classes for children on the Autism Spectrum.  Free workshops specifically designed to develop social skills, creative problem-solving, and expression through art. 
https://cmany.org/schools-and-community/access-programs/inclusive-saturdays/

List of NYC Pools open
As of August 1st, additional public pools opened in NYC.  Find the full list here:
https://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/news/here-are-the-nyc-pools-that-will-reopen-on-august-1

V O L U N T E E R

Salvation Army
Schedule a pickup to make your donation
https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ways-to-give/
Buy Now
Our PomPom Bigs.  One of our top sellers and my personal favorite.  A terrific, quiet fidget for children and adults, alike.  Best of all, your purchase supports employment for adults with disabilities - a win-win!!

E V E N T S

IncludeNYC Tips for getting your child to wear a mask
Monday, August 3rd 5 pm
This is one of our favorite organizations in NYC.  We are looking forward to their webinar to help us with mask adoption for our children!
https://www.includenyc.org/resources/workshop-event-detail/includenyc-online-tips-for-getting-your-child-to-wear-a-mask

Brooklyn Public Library Retro Gaming Stream
Tuesday, August 4th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
More options for teens from the Brooklyn Pubic Library via Twitch!
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/retro-gaming-stream-virtual-20200804

NYC Ballet's Access Workshop for Teens and Adults
Tuesday, August 4th, August 11th and August 18th at 3:00 pm
Join the artists of the NYC Ballet in a series of movement workshops especially designed for teens and adults with disabilities.
https://www.nycballet.com/educate/virtual-programs/access-workshops-for-teens-and-adults/

Coney Island Wonder Wheel 100th Birthday!
Wednesday, August 5th at 10 am 
Join the Museum of the City of New York in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Coney Island Wonder Wheel!!  Build a replica using items you have at home.
https://www.mcny.org/event/wonder-ful-time

Brooklyn Public Library Puppet Making
Wednesday, August 5th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
For younger children, puppet making with circus artist Laine Barton.
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/summer-reading-puppet-virtual-20200805

Brooklyn Public Library Virtual Mystery Meeting
Wednesday, August 5th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
For teens and young adults.  Escape rooms and puzzles of all sorts via Zoom.
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/virtual-mystery-meeting-virtual-20200805

A  B I T   O F   F U N

They Might Be Giants.  Some silly fun for Monday!  My neck rolls are not working.  One of my favorite bands.  Put a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul.