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Hello to our NYC Plugged Community!
As our day to day lives continue to change within the city, we will be sharing helpful resources and updates that may be of assistance during this difficult and uncertain time for many.
If you would like to recommend anything in support of our restaurants, bars, and makers, regarding funding or food assistance, or mental and physical health, please send them our way. Anything that you would like to share, tag us on social media or email us at email@example.com. Many of the organizations mentioned below are also taking donations in various forms (monetary donations, food donations, and volunteers)!
Remember to stay safe, strong, and kind in mind, body, and spirit, and to support one another. We are New York City, a city like no other! 💪🗽🍎🚕
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Still wondering how you ate most of your quarantine food in the first week? Get down and a (little) dirty with recipe recommendations you can pull off, utilizing simple pantry ingredients. Here’s to becoming the skilled home cook you were always meant to be!
Effective March 22nd, at 8pm via Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, all non-essential businesses in New York City will be closed. This means many people may be working from home. Find it difficult to work from home while being productive? Check out tips on how to combat the distraction and procrastination.
Now that we’re in the nitty-gritty of quarantine life, you might (like me) be questioning how to maintain your hair, skin, and nails, as you did only a few short weeks ago. All this added free time, may have you wanting to experiment, especially when it comes to your skin. Unsure of what you should or shouldn’t be doing? Well, you’re in luck!
Many NYC Parks remain open. If you need to, go for a quick stroll and get some fresh air! While taking precautions and practicing social distancing of course.
As much as I love working out in the studio, I am personally limiting my time (traveling to studios, train time, etc..) for in-person workouts.
This award-winning series of six short videos invite viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met’s art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum’s iconic spaces as never before.
Every day for the duration of the Met’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.
As the nation adjusts to the new reality of life under self-quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic, several artists and musical institutions are taking the show online to share some musical joy during these trying times.
From Newsies to Sweeney Todd, they’re running down some of the best filmed Broadway shows—and where to find them. Want to get up close and personal with your favorite Broadway Stars? Check out Playbill’s Stars in the House. The series, which launched with Tony winner Kelli O’Hara and featured four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, promotes support for The Actors Fund and its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday, March 20th, join Playbill and stream the movie for free on YouTube beginning at 8 pm EST and follow along for trivia, giveaways, and more. Follow along on the official Playbill Twitter account, as well as the Rodgers & Hammerstein Twitter and Instagram for trivia, fun facts, and giveaways. Use #RNHMovieNight if you’ll be watching! Bring the family together for a lovely night and start your own movie night tradition.
Stream Your Favorite Broadway Hits! Anytime, Anywhere! You can start with a 7-day free trial or $9/month plan.
During challenging times, the power of plants connects people and provides inspiration more than ever. While the Garden’s gates may be closed temporarily, NYBG’s virtual gates are wide open. They invite their NYBG community near and far to stay connected through their collections’ vast digital resources, creative educational programs, and many other online offerings. As spring unfolds, they will bring you the brightness and color of the season, a reminder of how the natural world brings us joy. Kicking off with a Facebook Watch Party video tour of The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope on Wednesday, March 25, at 12 p.m. EDT.
The Library is a critical resource for New Yorkers of all ages, which is why NYPL has taken steps to expand access to their online offerings while their branches are temporarily closed. Apply for a library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books and audiobooks, as well as databases available from home during their period of closure.
Getty Museum is challenging you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home. Want to take part? First place medal Choose your favorite artwork. Second place medal Find three things lying around your house. Third place medal Recreate the artwork with those items. And share it with them!
BRIC will be partnering with their network of artists to bring you a variety of virtual programming, including poetry, art, music, and more. Check out their schedule of events on Instagram Live, and tune in to @BRICbrooklyn.
For over twenty-one years, Brooklyn Museum has hosted First Saturdays—monthly evenings of free programming welcoming visitors from central Brooklyn and beyond—at the Museum. They’re continuing their commitment to bring art and culture to you. Taking the celebration online, they will be kicking it off April 4th, at 5 pm.
Join for art-making, performance, and music, as we gather virtually with neighbors and people across the world to share the connective power of art and the vibrant creative community of Brooklyn. Tune in on Facebook Live or Zoom.
Funding/Finances/Food Assistance 💲
Work in Hospitality? Lots of industry-specific resources and information can be accessed through The NYC Hospitality Alliance. There’s also a support Facebook Group!
To qualify for grant assistance from the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program, the recipient must: Be a bartender or the spouse or child of a Bartender, experience a catastrophic event or emergency hardship, lack the necessities of life, a result of the catastrophic event or emergency hardship, and provide tangible documentation. If you can , you can donate to SipScience GoFundMe, where all proceeds go to USBG National Charity Foundation.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has launched an online fundraising campaign to create the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which will be administered by The Actors Fund. The new fund will assist those in the entertainment community, onstage and behind the scenes, who are facing healthcare crises and other needs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Broadway Cares has seeded the fund with an initial $250,000 and is asking supporters to donate to the online campaign to reach a goal of $1 million by April 12th.
This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. If you can, you can donate to the NYC Low-Income Artist/Freelancer Relief Fund, they are raising money to support other artists and freelancers who are taking financial hits as a result of closures and lost income from Covid-19.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on March 8th that the City will provide relief for small businesses across the City seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero-interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit.
The City is also offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees.
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers, a community dedicated to making the restaurant industry more hospitable to everyone.
Rethink has set up a Restaurant Response Program to assist with food needs and access during times of crisis. If you are an NYC based restaurant – you are eligible for the program.
One Fair Wage is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive.
Another Round Another Rally is offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Applies if you are a chef, server, bartender, dishwasher, sommelier, manager or someone who holds any other type of hospitality role.
The GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Fund will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Relief Fund is part of the Small Business Relief Initiative : a program supported by GoFundMe, Yelp, and Intuit QuickBooks. The Small Business Relief Initiative will supply financial assistance and support to businesses across the country by providing grants, tools, and resources to help during the crisis.
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. They will share more details as they become available.
Get NYC Food Assistance via Food Pantries/Community Kitchens, or SNAP.
The Food Education Fund is a nonprofit that prepares and empowers culinary public HS Students in NYC. They are working with their partners to share resources on available food sources for families and share general resources, like this list of restaurants donating food.
Amid this current crisis, Sweetgreen is dedicating its Outpost operations and teams to support those on the front lines by delivering free, fresh sg salads + bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve, including NYC.
Safe, free deliveries for NYC’s most at-risk community members facing COVID-19. Invisible Hands is a group of engaged volunteers working to bring groceries and supplies to the elderly and immunocompromised, but are available to help anyone in need.
Vulnerable seniors are at the greatest risk amid COVID-19. Local Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day, focused on doing all they can to keep older Americans safe and nourished in communities across the country. If you can, you can donate to the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund!
Comcast and Spectrum are offering free Internet for Families
New customers to Comcast will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Applicants can visit www.internetessentials.com. The website includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. More on that here (scroll down to internet essentials)!
Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students, which do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll in Charter’s free-broadband program, call 1-844- 488-8395. Installation fees for new student households will also be waived. For eligible low-income households without school-age children, Charter has its Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program.
*** Customers who sign up for these free services will automatically be billed for using internet access after the first 60 days, unless you call to cancel the service.
Mayor de Blasio, NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, and Lyft unveiled the Citi Bike Critical Workforce Membership Program, providing the first-responder, healthcare, and transit workforce with a free month of Citi Bike membership.
The New York Times breaks down the bipartisan $2 trillion economic relief plan signed by President Trump to offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Its components include stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan changes, different retirement account rules and more.
Enjoy delicious French pastries in the comfort of your home. They are still open for delivery! You can order through their website, or you can find them on GrubHub and Seamless. Order $30 or more and get 30% off! They also want to thank all of the nurses, doctors, and hospital staff who are working overtime to keep us safe. To show our gratitude, they are offering 50% off to all hospital workers.
&pizza is offering free pizza and delivery to all hospital staff. They are also offering free contactless delivery for all orders!
Support Your Local Restaurants, Bars, and Makers 🍴
Due to the impact that the coronavirus COVID-19 has had on the restaurant community, a collective of restaurant industry professionals have set a national initiative in motion to get funds into the hands of restaurants NOW, even if they are temporarily closed. A Dining Bond works like a savings bond, where you can purchase a “bond” at a value rate to be redeemed for face value (for example, a $100 bond for $75) at a future date.
Give Local ensures that some of our favorite local restaurants and businesses could make it through this challenging time of quarantine. Here’s the current list of restaurants in New York, Brooklyn, and Queens.
A neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of modified hours and expanded delivery and take-out options.
Some restaurants had to drastically slim their numbers, and it’s still nowhere near enough to sustain current staff levels. Want to help? Eater has a running list of restaurants that have turned to the public to crowd-source funds to continue paying their staff during this uncertain time.
An ongoing roundup of cool tees, sweatshirts, totes, hats, candles, tarot cards, beer koozies, enamel pins, nail polish, cycling jerseys, and other amazing stuff you can buy directly from restaurants right now to help them keep their bottom lines slightly less dire during this very rough moment!
Online farmer’s market delivering in NYC. Unlike a traditional farm share, you can customize your box, and browse an extensive selection of grocery add-ons that you can add to your box or shop à la carte. Supports Farmers and Makers in and around NYC.
Running low on fresh fruits and vegetables? Most Greenmarkets and Farmstand locations are open and operating on schedule (as of 3/18/20). Support the 250 regional farms and pick up some locally grown products at these open-air markets. They will also have healthy shopping guidelines in place. Can’t get out? You can donate here!
Citywide Changes 🏙️
Effective March 17th, 2020. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an Executive Order limiting restaurants, bars, and cafes to food take-out and delivery. Nightclubs, movie theaters, small theater houses, and concert venues must all close. The order will go into effect Tuesday, March 17 at 9:00 AM. Most establishments are moving to strictly takeout and delivery, some offering alcoholic beverages with them as well. Take a look at Thrillist’s list of NYC spots offering takeout and delivery cocktails.
Effective March 16th, 2020. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020. More on NYC School COVID-19 Updates.
Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch is also available at the entrance of every school building. Beginning March 23rd, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city. Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. ANY student can pick up breakfast and lunch at ANY school building. Find a Free Meal Location Near You HERE.
Real-time updates on the Coronavirus in NYC.