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

R E S O U R C E S

How to Wear a Mask
With so many kids headed to school, whether full or part-time, in a matter of weeks, we thought it might be time to talk about wearing masks!  Here is the latest from the CDC in English, Spanish and ASL.
English: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html
Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd19TbgVPAU&list=PLvrp9iOILTQZdKZTcAaYdyu4wKmhGCJNc&index=6&t=0s
ASL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9cnxxsEKpk&list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J
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EVENTS

How to Make a Bow and Arrows
Tuesday, August 11th from 10:00 to 10:30 am
Join the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Public Library for a cool DIY. 
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/bcap-home-brooklyn-virtual-20200811

Cinema Ephemera from the Brooklyn Public Library
A family friendly program featuring dance, illustrations and games. Calpulli Mexican dance celebrates rich dance and music traditions from Mexico.
Tuesday, August 11th from 8:30 to 9:30 pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/cinema-ephemera-central-library-plaza-20200811

Gary the Great!
Magician Gary the Great presents his high-energy blast of magic, comedy and juggling. Part of the Brooklyn Pubic Library's Summer Reading Series. 
Thursday, August 13th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
RSVP for Zoom invite: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/summer-reading-gary-great-virtual-20200813

MOCA: Create @ Home Woven Together
Garment workers have always been a large part of Chinatown's identity and community. Learn about their experiences as you create an individual paper weaving that reflects on your contributions to the rich fabric of MOCA and the Chinatown community. What will your tapestry represent? For this program you will need:

1. Paper- three sheets minimum

2. Pencil

3. Coloring materials

This program is intended for families and children 9-12 years old.
Thursday, August 13th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/mocacreate-home-woven-virtual-20200813

Educational Dance Party!
Mr. Marc fully engages and guides children through creative exercise and learning while having dance party fun, incorporating creative expression, math, history, and language skills. Dance Advance is the future of learning through stimulating fun activity.
Saturday, August 15th at 2:00 pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/summer-reading-dance-virtual-20200815

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ENTERTAINMENT
Explore.org
explore‚Äôs growing library consists of more than 250 original films and 30,000 photographs from around the world. You have to check out their live cams.  It is so great to have this diversion right now. Check out the puppy cams - a hit at our house!
https://explore.org/livecams

A  B I T   O F   F U N

Every week, we work to come up with something fun for the newsletter.  This week, we chose Monkeys React to Magic.  4 seconds to skip the add.  We hope it makes you laugh!