New York State Department of Health: Most up-to-date information from Governor Cuomo on available resources and coronavirus news.
CDC.gov: The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provides tips and information about coronavirus.
HelpNow NYC: Resources for navigating unemployment, food and medical assistance, and more.
Access NYC: Find help in NYC with food, money, housing, work and more.
Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides: Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center is currently creating Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guides for each NYC neighborhood.
FoodHelp NYC: Resources for finding food pantries, soup kitchens, and SNAP centers in NYC.
Food Hub NYC: Food resources for children.
NYC DOE: Free meals and food resources for students.
Plentiful App: A free, easy-to-use reservation system for food pantries. You can use Plentiful to find pantries and get the food you need, without waiting in line.
World Central Kitchen: Meals available for pick-up in the Bronx, Harlem, Brooklyn and Queens.
Access HRA: If your work schedule was reduced as a result of the coronavirus and you are unable to pay your rent, you can apply for a Cash Assistance special grant request to get benefits for emergencies.
NYC Housing Preservation & Development: Information on Covid-19 related Section 8 Resources.
New York City Housing Authority: NYCHA residents that experience a loss of income may qualify for a rent reduction.
Brainpop – Understanding Coronavirus for Kids: Short, engaging, age-appropriate and informative video on corona virus to help explain situation to children.
Children’s Institute Resources for Family: A collection of information to support social and emotional health during coronavirus.
Get Covered NYC: Through May 15th, 2020, health insurance enrollment is open for uninsured New Yorkers as part of a Special Enrollment Period. Complete the form below or call 311 for free enrollment assistance.
How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing: Mental Health First Aid provides some top tips for self-care during COVID-19.
NYC Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC: Mental Health support New Yorkers can access while staying home.
NYCWell: 24/7 services available to speak with someone via call, chat or text during a time of crisis.
Audible: Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.
Free Internet for Students: This website compiles internet providers who are offering free services for households with students.
Khan Academy: Offering free online content and resources for all subjects and grade-levels. Daily schedules, daily weekday live streams and guides for anyone looking to get started. All resources are translated into 11 languages.
New York Hall of Science: Free, fun, at-home resources which will encourage open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement and delight for all age ranges.
New York Public Library: Offers remote learning resources for children and teens including academic support, reading resources, and engaging activities to do at home.
New York Times Learning Network: The New York Times is supplying activities for students including writing prompts and multimedia challenges – suitable for middle school and college students.
NYC DOE Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs): The Department of Education is offering locations where the children of front-line workers can be safely cared for while their parents continue to serve the city in this time of need. Open 7:30am to 6:00pm (Monday-Friday).
NYC DOE: Resources, information, activities, tools and support from the Department of Education to support Learning at Home.
ReadWorks: Free resources to help families supporting reading growth at home during COVID-19. Find easy-to-follow help for parents and guardians, including live and recorded webinars.
Scholastic Education: Free daily courses for students from pre-kindergarten to grades six and higher.
Zearn: Offers 400 hours of free digital math lessons via webinars.
Activities for Kids
Action for Healthy Kids: Fun ways to stay active, eat healthy and practice mindfulness – all at home.
American Museum of Natural History: This museum is offering their exhibits and online resources including materials for families and teachers, virtual tours, videos, games and more.
America’s Test Kitchen: Kids can discover and learn more about food, cooking and recipes online.
Queens Public Library: Virtual resources for parents and children including storytimes, music, health information and more.
Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Library Programming for all ages, including storytime, Dungeons & Dragons, video game tournaments and writing workshops, as well as recorded author talks and musical events.
Circletime: Yoga and mindfulness resources, science experiments you can do from home, and arts and crafts ideas. Code: homefun9.
New York Botanical Garden: The NYBG is uploading video and photo highlights of the new season, including a virtual stroll among the magnolias, a ‘First Day of Spring’ video tour, and a walk through its latest exhibit, The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope.
The New Victory Theater: Teaching Artists lead “Art Breaks” – an opportunity for you and your family to discover new skills through dance, art, movement and more!
PBS Kids: Daily weekday newsletter offering activities and tips parents can use to help kids play and learn at home.
Fresh Air @ Home
Below are links to activities and programming that are part of our new Fresh Air @ Home series. Email us at email@example.com to share any art, poems, photos, or more that you have created!
- Watch Part I of our new series “Singing around the Campfire” and send in your camp chants for a chance to be featured in Part II!
- View our Earth Day Collage Activity
- View our Template for Creating Digital Art – “Color Therapy” Activity
- View our Fresh Air Bingo Card
- Watch our Camp ABC Teen Leader read her original poem “All My Life in Camp”
- View our Nutrition Tips & Easy Recipes
- Watch our Fresh Air Virtual Art Gallery
- View Sharpe Reservation’s Recipes from the Nutrition Center
- View our Fresh Air Scavenger Hunt