March 18, 2020

Over 60 Virtual Field Trips You Can Take to Explore NYC Landmarks

If you’re looking for some virtual field trip ideas during operation home school- the New York Landmarks Conservancy has a great video series highlighting some of the most iconic landmarks in New York City. The Conservancy’s Tourist in Your Own Town video series highlights over 60 NYC landmarks- including the New York Botanical Garden and Edgar Allan Poe Cottage in the Bronx. Conservancy President Peg Breen is your stay-at-home tour

Weekly Bronx Storytime For Kids Will Now Be Hosted Online

Boogie Down Books usually hosts their weekly storytime on Saturdays at Mottley Kitchen in the Bronx. Unfortunately those meetups have been suspended until further notice, but founder Rebekah Shoaf will keep the reading going virtually for the Bronx and beyond to join in. To join in, head to Zoom on Saturdays at 10am for a live storytime. This week’s story will be Judith Viorst’s classic lemons-not-lemonade picture book, Alexander and the

How to Request Loaner Device for Remote Learning

If your children need a tablet or laptop for school work, the NYC Department of Education is currently accepting requests for loaner devices.  The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you to discuss when and where you can pick up a device. Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will later

Con Edison Will Not Shut Off Service For Non Payment

Due to Covid-19, Con Edison will not be shutting service off for non-payment at this time. Here is how they are trying to help: • Your service will not be shut off for non-payment. • Waiving new late-payment fees. • Suspending no-access fees if we can’t read your meter. • No fees for making payments with credit cards or debit cards. • Suspending fees for refusing smart meter installations •