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 

A R T S  &  E N T E R T A I N M E N T

Free Admission Thursdays at Wave Hill
Extended hours, from 10 am to 5:30 at this garden of wonders!  Tickets are required, but free for Thursdays.  There is a public transportation option, although it is quite a schlep.  Definitely a full-day trip (and worth it!).  Metro-North to the Riverdale Station on the Hudson Line or the #1 Subway at Van Cortlandt Park/242 Street Station then the BX10 bus.  Note: due to the pandemic, courtesy carts and wheelchairs are not available 
https://www.wavehill.org/

Mr. Avrum Live
Have fun singing and dancing along with Mr. Avrum as he plays upbeat musical tunes on his electric guitar. This program will premiere on the Brooklyn Public Library Family Facebook Page on Thursday September 10th at 3:30 PM.
https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynPublicLibraryFamily/

Free Tickets to MOMA!
Free access to MoMA through September 27 is made possible by UNIQLO, with tickets released one week in advance in one-week blocks, every Friday at 10:00 a.m. EDT.  Be sure to get yours!
https://www.moma.org/visit/

New York Transit Museum Virtual Tour
Check out the New York Transit Museum’s unique space with a virtual, kid-friendly tour! Learn about life, work, science, and transportation throughout New York City's past and present. Explore the Museum’s vintage train collection and learn about the history of transportation.  Ages 6-11 Thursday September 10 from 10 to 10:30 am  RSVP:
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/journey-past-nyc-and-virtual-20200910

BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Back to School Q&A
All parents have concerns about Back-to-School this year.  Check out this Facebook Live stream from Advocates for Children NYC in either English or Spanish on Thursday, September 10th at 12:30 pm (English) 1:00 pm (Spanish)
https://www.facebook.com/AdvocatesforChildren/posts/10159267957042565

Advocates for Children NYC
While you are at it, check out their Education During COVID-19 webinars covering everything from requesting a Fair Hearing to Behavioral Management Strategies for Remote Learning.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3a_EooC0xyd7YH8upy5jBJYqeNyHF6aI

NYC DOE Learning Bridges
Fill out this on-line form to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.
https://prek4all.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ac4kZNaIMaixbc9
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PUNKINFUTZ LIVE

Wednesdays at Noon
Join us every Wednesday at Noon for a wide range of topics to help improve your quality of life.  This week's guest  is the amazing Tiffany Yu, entrepreneur, speaker, disability rights advocate and Founder of Diversability.  Watch her Ted Talk (link on her website) and then join us to ask your questions live!  Wednesday, September 9th at 12:00 pm EDT
https://www.facebook.com/punkinfutz

Check out next week's Size Matters Handwriting Expert and Sensation NY Director, Chaya Gottesman, too! Wednesday, September 16th at 12:00 pm EDT

Friday Recess

Don't miss PunkinFutz's after school Recess fun every Friday at 4:00 pm EDT.  If you've missed an episode, you can find them all on-line, anytime!
https://www.facebook.com/punkinfutz

A  B I T   O F   F U N

I am addicted to Live Animal Cams.  This picture is from a Kitten Rescue.  I also watched bats in the rain and great dane puppies this morning.  It all started because Buster wanted to watch puppies before bed as a way to feel all warm inside.  I think of it as Pandemic Panacea.  It's happiness on demand.  From African wildlife to senior dogs, pick whatever makes you feel good.