Presidential Inauguration, photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga/
Presidential Inauguration, photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga/

Free Virtual Events in January: Presidential Inauguration, Martin Luther King Celebrations, and Online Festivals

A new year, a fresh start: Vaccine on the horizon (some of you may have already gotten it) and a change of administration in Washington. We're becoming old pros at the virtual thing even as we become creative with socially distant events.

Hopefully by this time next year we will be embracing the New Year with actual warm hugs, but for now we are grateful for all the ways we can cheer each other on virtually. And January is about cheering—for civil rights, for the Year of the Ox, and for our first woman vice president.

Our Poppins@Home platform continues to be the go-to for fun and fabulous enrichment activities for kids; check out a planting workshop, a LEGO masterpiece design class, or a virtual escape room without getting out of your PJs. Mask up, log on, and keep reading for ways to keep our safer-at-home time upbeat!

Right to Vote
Children's Museum of Manattan - 10:00 AM Pick
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Alley Pond Environmental Center - 10:30 AM Pick
Cold Blooded Creatures
Alley Pond Environmental Center - 1:00 PM Pick
Seal Watch
Orchard Beach Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park - 2:00 PM Pick
Sunset Hike
Salt Marsh Nature Center - 4:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides