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Introduction to Astrology for Teens

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to join the Boston Public Library for an online class on astrology with Jenn Marcos from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

Have you ever wondered how your zodiac sign is determined? Do you want to know the different between your moon sign and your sun sign? Are you curious what your signs says about you? Learn the answer to all of that and more.

Visit www.bpl.org/events for required registration and other information. Connection information will be sent to registered participants.

WBUR Town Hall: Combating Misinformation About COVID-19

"Coronavirus was bioengineered in a Chinese lab."

"The conditions in New York City have been exaggerated to take away our freedoms."

How do we counter these myths and conspiracy theories?

Endless Thread podcast co-hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson speak with Harvard Professor Joan Davidson, who specializes in media manipulation, the effects of disinformation campaigns and adversarial media movements from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

This live-streamed event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested at www.wbur.org/events/578462/wbur-town-hall-debunking-covid-19-myths.

Link to YouTube live stream will be emailed to registered guests at 4 p.m. on the date of the event.

Want to submit questions before the event? Go to slido.com and enter event code #WBURVTH7

BPL Book Group for Adults on the Spectrum

Join the Boston Public Library monthly online book discussion group for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions or who identify as such from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

The event is hosted by the Boston Public Library and the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE).

The group will read and discuss Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary.

The link to join the meeting is available at https://bit.ly/2KPDJmp.

For more information, contact K. Devine at kdevine@bpl.org or Stephanie Birkdale at Stephanie.birkdale@aane.org.

For more information, visit www.bpl.org/events.

Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them Book Group

The Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them Book Group will meet online from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

The group will read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

This BPL group which meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month is geared toward young adults in their 20s and 30s.

You can find the book on hoopladitital.com via the BPL website.

Visit www.bpl.org/events for required registration and other information. An email with the video chat link will be sent out prior to the event.

‘The Grimm Escape: A Virtual Escape Room for Teens’

The Boston Public Library has partnered with the popular escape room company Puzzle Break to transport its teen patrons to “The Grimm Escape,” their 100 percent virtual escape room experience. Teens, ages 13 through 18, will venture together from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 to a fantastic land which has fallen under the spell of a sinister witch. Only by banding together can they hope to break her curse in the 60 minutes before the land is forever hexed.

Visit bpl.org/events for required registration and Zoom information.

Library Supper Club

Join Chef Dave Nevins live in the kitchen from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Cook along with the Chef de Cuisine at Grand Tour.

To have some fun visit www.bpl.org/events for the You Tube link to join BPL Supper Club.

Facebook Live: Reader’s Corner

The next Facebook Live Reader’s Corner broadcast (for children, ages 6 through 12) will be held from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at www.facebookcom/BPLchildren.

Perform-a-thon on May 30

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) will host its sixth annual Perform-a-thon for Music Scholarships and Educational Programs all day on Saturday, May 30 through Zoom.

NEMPAC will schedule back-to-back performances throughout the entire day and are encouraging every student to participate. This Perform-a-thon online event is open to the public and will include raffles, silent auctions and special hosts.

Students and faculty participants of the Perform-a-thon are collecting pledges through the “Pledge Me” campaign.

All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the NEMPAC Youth Scholarship Fund; help retain exceptional faculty; expand and sustain the school’s programs; and maintain tuition costs that are lower than any other community music school in and around Boston.

The NEMPAC Youth Scholarship Fund provides need-based tuition assistance to students from North End, Charlestown and surrounding neighborhoods of Boston. Students are given awards to pursue artistic studies in private music lessons, summer programs, or an after-school program of their choosing.

To support these musicians, visit www.nempacboston.org/performathon.

For more information about this event, contact Educational Programs Director Allie Meek-Carufel at ameek@nempacboston.org or call 617-227-2270 or visit online at www.nempacboston.org.

Live NEMPAC IG community classes

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is offering free weekly 30-minute live-stream classes of Music, Theatre, Dance or Movement for all ages and abilities on Instagram with one of their NEMPAC instructors or special guests.

The classes are offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

100 percent of the suggested donations ($5-$10) will go directly to the teacher leading the class.

Visit nempacboston.org for other information, including a weekly flyer (schedule) and links.

Maker Mondays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Boston Public Library teen librarians for Maker Mondays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 1 (except May 25) in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Take a look at projects of the librarians own design, get ideas for at-home crafts, or learn how to make stuff online… all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Lunch Break Yoga

Lunch Break Yoga – brought to you by the Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library – will be held from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 26.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People.

You can also get the link at bpl.org/online events. The recorded sessions will remain online.

Gamer Tuesdays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Boston Public Library teen librarians for Gamer Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 2 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Discuss the latest release, trends, and strategies of every system on the map, or participate in some light online gaming… all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Families Cooking with Miss Debbie

Join Miss Debbie as she bakes and cooks a variety of appetizers, entrees, desserts and side dishes from scratch using fresh and often locally-grown and organic ingredients from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through June 9.

Let Miss Debbie show you that cooking can be a family activity. All programs are provided subject to parental supervision via Zoom.

Registration is required at www.facebook.com/BPLchildren. A link to the meeting and password will be sent via email on the day of the program.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details.

Twitch Remote Gaming for Teens

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Boston Public Library teen librarians for Twitch Remote Gaming from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through June 4 in the Virtual Teen Room.

They’ll host a series of wacky, irreverent online games, all of which are designed to be played by large audiences.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Anime Wednesdays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Boston Public Library teen librarians for Anime Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 3 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Discuss and share tastes, trends, and experiences with all things anima an manga with certified otaku… all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Mindful Minis

Mindful Minis (for ages 6 through 10) will be held from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; (for ages three through five) from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays; and (for ages 5 to 9) from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays through June 11.

The Mindful Mini program is a series of classes designed to introduce children to mindfulness-based tools helpful for stress-reduction, self-management, and emotional awareness.

Classes are centered on relaxation, creativity, imagination, gratitude and awareness, all of which are scientifically proven to aid in children’s success in school, in relationships, and developing a connecting with themselves.

Activities include yoga, breathing techniques, drawing, mindful movement, sharing our experiences with emotions, and other interactive mindfulness games including sensory descriptions.

Visit www.bpl.org/events for Zoom registration and other relevant information.

Bollywood Funk Online

Bollywood Funk Online will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Thursdays through June 4.

Bollywood Funk is a high-energy dance with a mix of Jazz, Hip Hop and Funk fused with the hottest Bollywood beats and moves.

Join dance instructor, Chavi Bansai, and be ready to sweat, smile and have a lot of fun.

Class is fit for all levels, no prior experience required, but is intended for children and teens.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Jackbox Thursdays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Boston Public Library teen librarians for Jackbox Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 4 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Want a little funny in your bones? This chat room will run live during BPL Teen Services’ weekly Jackbox Twitch stream, at twitch.tv/BPL … laugh with them from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Facebook Live Story Time: PJ Storytime

Let's have a pajama party! Join Librarian Rebecca from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays for a live-streamed Pajama Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers at www/facebook.com/BPL children.

‘Celebrating What Unites Us: Cooking with Oldways’

Join the special at-home “Celebrating What Unites Us!” program at 10 a.m. on Fridays through June 5 to keep us all connected, coming together.

Each week a Chef from Oldways will show you how to prepare a delicious meal, celebrating the cultural heritage of many residents of Boston and beyond. Mediterranean, African, Latin America, Asian, and Vegetarian/Vegan themes will be featured.

This program is hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway.

Visit ArmenianHeritagePark.com to register for Zoom link, recipes and more details.

Bouncing Babies Livestream Storytime

The Boston Public Library will host Bouncing Babies Storytime for two year olds and younger, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays through May 29.

Please have a scarf, washcloth, cloth napkin, receiving blanket or other small piece of cloth handy for storytime scarf songs.

Storytime will be streamed live on their Facebook Page and the video will be available for a while.

Visit bpl.org/events for other details.

Finding grants using foundation directory online

Foundation Directory is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects.

Normally patrons would only have access to Foundation Directory within the main branch of the Boston Public Library. During the current health crisis the BPL is offering remote access to Foundation Directory Online Essential from 11 a.m. to noon on Fridays through May 29.

Patrons will need a library card and pin number to access Foundation Directory. If you do not have one you can apply for an eCard online here.

Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-grants-using-foundation-directory-online-tickets-102691882184 for registration and more details.

‘Shake it Out’ Youth Dance Program

Join the BPL for eight weeks of dancing led by Oliver Arias a member of the Floorlord, the longest running hip hop dance troupe in the US from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays through July 3.

Each week you will learn new dance moves which will get difficult and the weeks move on. No previous dancing experience required.

This class is intended for teens, ages 13 and older. All programs are provided subject to parental supervision. This program will occur on Zoom.

After registration at www.bpl.org/events, a link to the meeting and password will be sent via email on the day of the program.

Music Fridays

Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Boston Public Library teen librarians for Music Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. through June 5 in the Virtual Teen Room via the Discord server.

Can’t catch a tune…? This chatroom will feature music lovers and players of a number of genres and instruments. Come to listen, discuss, and play, all from the comfort of lockdown.

Visit bpl.org/events for more details, including registration.

Friday Unwind: Gentle Yoga

Unwind with Gentle Yoga – brought to you by Hands to Heart Center and the Boston Public Library – from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

The yoga classes are geared for beginners with plenty of options and modifications for all bodies and ability levels.

The class will be live-streamed on YouTube/Hand To Heart Center – Yoga for the People.

You can also get the link at bpl.org/online events. The recorded sessions will remain online.

NEMPAC Open Mic Night

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is hosting a free Open Mic Community Night from 6 to 7 p.m. on Fridays via Zoom.

This event is open to all ages and abilities. Watch in the audience or sign up to perform by emailing ameek@nempacbos ton.org

Join Zoom Meeting: https: //us04web.zoom. us/j/804381225

Password: NEMPAC 2020

For updates, visit www.nempacbosotn.org and/or follow NEMPAC on social media @NEMPACboston.

Virtual Ginormous Climb

The 7th annual Ginormous Virtual Climb to fight child abuse and exploitation will take place on Saturday, June 6.

Each year, nearly 2,000 children are referred to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County to talk about abuse and violence in their lives. Their courage is heroic and they inspire all of us.

Participate your way: Climb 1,700 steps at your home or walk 8,700 strides in your neighborhood.

Get started on your Ginormous Climb and register today. Rally the support of family, friends and colleagues to help you reach your goal. Along the way, you’ll be helping kids feel safe, cope with trauma, seek justice and heal.

Go to www.ginormousclimb.com for registration and more information.

Spectacle Island Virtual 5K

Run, walk or roll a 5K anyway you want from June 13 through June 30. You choose the time, the views and the surface. You can get up early and run along the Harborwalk in South Boston, go out on your lunch break and jog or walk the sidewalks in your neighborhood, or get on your treadmill as the sun is setting and crank out 3.1 miles while you binge your favorite show. You do not have to be local to participate – challenge your friends and family wherever they might be.

The registration fee is $20. All the proceeds will benefit Boston Harbor Now and help improve lives of 40,000 youth and their families: Register and learn more at bostonharbornow.org.

Massart Made Virtual Spring Market 2020

The MassArt Made Virtual Spring Market is a temporary online showcase of student and alumni artwork available through Etsy and other independent e-commerce websites through Tuesday, June 30.

Shop artwork, jewelry, fashion and more from more than 200 student alumni-owned businesses

For Dial-In Information: massart.edu/springmarket2020

For more information: https://calendar.massart.edu/event/massart_made_virtual_spring_market_2020#.XrWJAS8pChA

Greenway Virtual Marketplace

The Greenway Conservancy partners at New England Open Markets has created the very first Greenway Virtual Market, featuring more than 60 of the area’s top makers, artists and designers.

Support the artists, small businesses, and creatives you know and love all from the safety of your home from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays until the Greenway Open Market falls into place.

Visit www.newenglandopenmarkets.com/greenwayvirtualmarket and/or www.rosekennedygreenway.org for more details.

Augmented Reality (AR) Public Art on the Greenway

The Greenway Conservancy has launched a new at-home augmented reality (AR) public art installation that allows anyone to explore contemporary art and historic images of the Greenway without leaving their homes through the Hoverlay app.

Each week, new content will be released that shows the growth and change along the Greenway throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Currently on display in the app is “Dewey Square, 1905 South Station Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Company collection,” and Car Park X, a contemporary art work by Will Pappenheimer.

This new virtual experience builds off of the Greenway’s exhibit last summer that featured sixteen locations along the park where you could hold up your phone to see historical images from that spot. That exhibit is still on display and people are encouraged to visit the sites.

Harbor at Home

Boston Harbor Now has launched Harbor At Home, their online video gallery created to help you form a stronger connection to the Harbor, waterfront, and Islands from the comfort of your home.

Catch fitness classes, art tutorials, history talks, nature walks, and more, all contributed by their community partners and curated by the folks at Boston Harbor Now.

Videos will be updated regularly, so check back to find the latest in virtual Harbor happenings.

Harbor At Home can be accessed at www.bostonharbornow/org/harborathome.

New England Aquarium – Virtual tours, videos and activities

The New England Aquarium invites you to join them for live presentations from aquarists, behind-the-scenes looks at the Aquarium, and fun activities to try from home. New videos will be updated daily at 11 a.m.

Follow the Aquarium on all of their social media channels and remember to wash your fins:

- www.facebook.com/NewEnglandAquarium

- www.instagram.com/newenglandaquarium

- twitter.com/NEAQ

Web: neaq.org.

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square

The Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on the Greenway is open from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 26 through Nov. 17.

This outdoor farmers market offers farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, eggs, milk and cheese; fish; bread and baked goods; flowers and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods from more than 20 New England farmers, fishers and food entrepreneurs.

Dew Square vendors accept SNAP/EBT/HIP for all eligible products.

Visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org for more information.

Boston Public Market

The Boston Public Market (although their doors have temporarily closed until further notice) continues to be a community resource for fresh local food.

Several vendors will be outside on the plaza (along Surface Road) selling products. You can also browse items online and stock up through delivery.

Boston Public Market says, “Thank you for your emails, words of encouragement, and most importantly, for making purchases and supporting our small business vendors. We wish everyone well and look forward to greeting our community again in our usual vibrant and bustling Boston Public Market.”

Visit bostonpublicmarket.org for more information, including links to these options.

I AM Books Emergency Fund

I AM Books, 189 North St. in the North End, a small Italian family-owned and run (Italian) bookstore needs your help to stay afloat through these trying times.

You can purchase books and/or gift cards on line and have them delivered; you can also donate $5 or $10 (or more) to their campaign to help pay for their rent and employees.

Visit Iambooksboston.com for more information.

T-Shirts for a Cause

The North End Feasts Societies has created an All Saints t-shirt to raise money to benefit the neighborhood’s food insecurity programs run by the ABCD Neighborhood Service Center and North End Waterfront Health Center.

These programs ensure fresh groceries and prepared meals are available to lower income families and seniors in the North End and Boston neighborhoods during the ongoing public health crisis.

The All Saints shirts will be sold online only and shipped directly to you.

Visit www.bonfire.com/northendfeasts/ to purchase your special edition shirts.

Boston Public Library resources

The Boston Public Library has an online calendar of virtual events to go with its other online services, including e-books, downloadable movies, audiobooks and other information resources.

Other details and links to remote library services can be found at www.bpl.org/news/remote-library-services.

For more information, email ask@BPL.org.

Greenway Conservancy/Rose Kennedy Greenway fun

– Download a free PDF sample of the Greenway Carousel Coloring Book to bring your favorite Greenway Carousel creature’s home.

– Explore native New England creatures of land, air and sea with their downloadable PDF.

– Check the Greenway Food Truck Program schedules; for specific updates follow them on Twitter.

– Practice appropriate physical distancing and stretch your legs with a walk or run along their 1.5 miles of Greenway.

– Explore the Conservancy’s online plant list to identify the first spring blooms.

– Discover their current public art, including their Augmented Reality Installation throughout the park.

– Unwind with a good book on their organically maintained lawns.

– In the evening, enjoy the color of their Light Blades through The Greenway Color Commons program.

– Take a deep breath and the time you need to connect with nature and the world around you

– Check the online calendar for the latest details.

– Check out what their partners are offering during this time in our latest blog post, Support the Greenway Community.

– Follow the Greenway’s story digitally on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels as well as their latest blog post to learn more.

For more information and updates, visit www.rosekennedygreenway.org or reach out to info@rosekennedygreenway.org.

Paul Revere House Radio

Visit paulreverehouse.org to listen to a new episode of Revere House Radio and enjoy a preview of living history presentations, music, and demonstrations of traditional crafts that are coming soon.

New Moms Group

A New Moms Group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on (most) Thursdays at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennet St. in the North End and at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St. during the summer.

This is a safe, supportive and welcoming place to come and meet other new mothers in the neighborhood. They talk about everything from diapers, to nursing, to sleep deprivation and all the other exciting and challenging happenings – and sometimes overwhelming transitions – in their new chapter of life.

This is a drop-in group – with no late comers – so arrive anytime that works for you. The group includes mothers from the North End, Waterfront, West End, Beacon Hill, Seaport, Charlestown neighborhoods and beyond. Babies (infants to 12 months) are welcome, also.

Visit NewMomsGroupNorthEnd.com, email NewMomsGroupNorthEnd@gmail.com, or phone 781-639-6002 for other information.

Free breakfast & lunch for all Boston students

The City of Boston, in partnership with Project Bread, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston Centers for Youth and Families and other community organizations, will provide free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals to all Boston students.

For a list of meal sites, visit www.boston.gov/departments/food-access/map-meal-sites-boston#map--409806 or www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/8098.

Phone 617-635-3717 or email food@boston.gov with questions or concerns or for other information.

If you need additional food resources, contact Project Bread’s Food Source Hotline at 800-645-8333.