Am I Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?: This tool can be used to determine whether or not you are eligible to be vaccinated at this time. After filling in some demographic information, you will be led to another page where you can schedule an appointment at a site near you at the next available date. This site is being updated frequently with new appointments, so check back often!
TurboVax: After determining your eligibility, TurboVax will help you find the most up-to-date appointment availabilities in New York City. Follow @turbovax on Twitter to be notified as soon as appointments become available.
SOMOS Vaccinations: This organization is supporting COVID-19 vaccine distribution at Yankee Stadium and other locations in the Bronx. Learn more about who is currently eligible and make an appointment if you are currently eligible.
Telemundo Noticias: Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19, a medida que el programa de inmunización avanza en Estados Unidos, en Español.
COVID-19 Testing Sites: NYC Health + Hospitals’ site lists up-to-date COVID-19 testing sites with dates, times and other details across the five boroughs.
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 COVID-19 testing, unemployment, food and medical assistance, and more.
Resources for Working Families: Information from New York State on accessing and applying to benefit programs (including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), and Temporary Assistance, and more.)
Hunger Free NYC: Get help accessing food benefits, such as SNAP and WIC. Help is available to aid individuals and families through each step of the SNAP application process, from conducting pre-screenings and filing applications to serving as client advocates.
- English: (646) 355-1475
- Spanish: (347) 599-1510
- Mandarin/Cantonese: (646) 935-3513)
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 has created 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.
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.
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: The 2020-2021 health insurance Open Enrollment Period is now open through December, 31st, 2021. New Yorkers in the five boroughs can enroll in health insurance, including low- or no-cost options, under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare).
without Uninsured New Yorkers as part of the annual Open 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.
NYC DOE – Devices for Remote Learning & Tech Support: Do you need a device, need technical support or to fix a broken device, or are dealing with a lost or stolen device? Call DOE’s IT Help Desk at 718-935-5100 and press 5 to get assistance.
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: The New York Public Library offers grab-and-go service to 30 branch locations as part of their gradual reopening. Remote learning resources for children and teens including academic support, reading resources, and engaging activities to do at home are also available.
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: 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.
Zearn: Offers 400 hours of free digital math lessons via webinars.
Activities for Kids
ABTKids Daily: American Ballet Theatre’s new home for families and educators to discover digital content for their virtual classrooms. Each day, you can Meet an ABT Dancer, engage with an ABT Teaching Artist, learn fun facts and enjoy ballet-themed activities from the comfort of your own home.
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.
Brooklyn Public Library: Lobby Service is offered at most locations. 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.
Culture Pass: Using their New York, Brooklyn or Queens Public Library card, New Yorkers can reserve a pass and get free admission to dozens of NYC cultural institutions, including museums, historical societies, heritage centers, public gardens and more.
New York Botanical Garden: The NYBG has now reopened with timed tickets. Online resources continue to be available, including a virtual stroll among the magnolias, a ‘First Day of Spring’ video tour, and a walk through its orchid 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
- Watch our short video “A Few Moments of Serenity at Sharpe Reservation”
- Watch “Meet the Farm Animals of Sharpe Reservation”
- Watch our new “Singing around the Campfire” video, featuring Camp Hidden Valley
Black Lives Matter
Talking to Children and Teenagers about Race, Racial Justice & Current Events
- PBS Kids: Resources from PBS KIDS on how to talk to children about race and racism including videos and how to use art and storytime as learning tools.
- PBS for Parents – Helping Kids Navigate Scary News Stories: Dr. Eric Rasmussen, PhD offers suggestions for helping kids navigate unsettling events which happen in the world through simple, responsive, reassuring conversations.
- Sesame Street in Communities – Traumatic Experiences: Sesame Street offers activities you can do with children, ways to offer comfort and reassurance, tips for working with children and ideas for taking care of yourself.
- Table Talk: Family Conversations About Current Events by ADL: Guidance from the Anti-Defamation League on ways for families to have conversations with children, 11 and older, about race and systemic racism.
- Center for Racial Justice in Education: The organization trains and empowers educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice in schools and communities and shares resources for speaking with kids.
- Facing History, Facing Ourselves – Current with Events in Your Classroom: An in-depth set of discussion questions to help teachers guide conversations around race, violence and inequality (with attention to teaching remotely).
- Here’s How W. Kamau Bell Talks About Race With His Kids: Comedian and host of Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series, “United Shades of America,” shares his experience and book recommendations to start conversations.
- Sesame Street: A 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” originally aired on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET.
- Teaching Tolerance – When Bad Things Are Happening: A resource for teachers to help break news of crisis, and how to discuss the events that unfold.
- First Book & Pizza Hut: Empowering Educators to Have Conversations with Students about Race: A series of free resources designed to support educators in helping their students engage in effective, courageous conversations about race and social justice.
- Color of Change: A racial justice organization which works to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back. Their newsletter includes steps for online actions you can take and information about in-person events you can join to stand up for racial justice.
- M4BL: Movement for Black Lives shares news, their policy stances, and ways individuals can get involved and take action to support the critical work needed to work toward a new vision for Black Lives.
Mental Health Resources
- Black Mental Health Alliance: This organization works to develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
Petitions to Demand Justice
Stop AAPI Hate
NAPABA: A legal organization which offers pro bono legal services to those who have experienced a hate crime, as well as how to report a hate crime to law enforcement, specifically for Asian Pacific Americans. In addition, there are links to toolkits (for students and adults) which define and provide guidance for responding to hate crimes.
Stop AAPI Hate: Provides a platform to report anti-Asian hate incidents, offers multilingual resources for impacted community members and advocates for local, state, and national policies that reinforce human rights and civil rights protections.