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

Rocking the Boat 
Free 8 week program for middle schoolers (entering grades 6,7,8).  Starts July 6.  Grow plants, build a weather station and more!  Enrollment is limited. Daily independent activities and Zoom sessions 3 times per week.  Requires Internet access.
https://rockingtheboat.org/what-we-do/public-programs/sdp

East Harlem Tutorial Program's Summer Program
Free summer programs for grades 1-10 July 6 - July 30.  Mondays through Thursdays 11 am to 1 pm.  Requires internet access.  Technology can be provided for families that need it. 
https://ehtp.org/summer

Dazzling Discoveries & Skill Mill NYC 
Very flexible virtual camp option for a fee.  Cool, hands-on scientific and engineering activities with engaging Zoom meetings. Sessions run 1 hour and 45 minutes and start at $50 per session.  Requires Internet access.
https://madmimi.com/p/6d68e01

Be sure to catch the Dazzling Discoveries Team on Friday Recess this Friday (7/3) at 4 pm EDT for some of their cool engineering with paper activities, like this one you can try for free:  https://www.skillmillnyc.com/store/p99/Create_a_Catapult_Game.html

Camp BOOK IT!
Incent your child to read this summer through this free program from the perennial favorite BOOK IT!  Our own Rebekah Schwartz still has the BOOK IT pin she earned 30 years ago!
https://www.bookitprogram.com/book-it-for-parents

A D V O C A C Y

Advocates for Children of New York
Add your voice ahead of the budget vote.  This particular call is for mental health services funding for NYC schools.  
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-mayor-de-blasio-to-invest-in-school-based-mental-health-services1 Enter preview mode
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Our award-wining PunkinPitch in a two player set!  Great indoors or out, now at wholesale prices to provide hours of summer fun.  Get yours while supplies last.  Offer ends 7/15. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Six Flags Safari
A social distancing activity at Six Flags.  For $20 per person, you can have a drive through safari at the Six Flags in Jackson, NJ.
https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/attractions/safari#animalattractions

Drive-in Movies around NYC! 
OK, just when you thought they were gone forever, drive-in movies are back thanks to the pandemic!  Thanks to Mommypoppins for compiling this great list!
https://mommypoppins.com/new-york-city-kids/drive-in-movie-theaters-nyc

O T   T I P

Who knew bubbles could be therapeutic as well as fun?  Designed for you by our own Peri Pike OTR/L.
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So cool!  Check out the Curiosity rover on Mars!!  My favorite locations were Pahrump Hills and Murray Buttes.  It took a while to get a hang of the mouse (mine worked backwards), but it was worth it!