ADVENTURE AQUARIUM ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CLOSURE

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While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Adventure Aquarium, we are committed to putting the health and safety of our team members, animals, and guests first. Doing our part to help prevent further spread of the illness in our community is important to us, and therefore we will be temporarily closing to the public effective Monday, March 16, 2020 as a precautionary measure and are planning on reopening on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Our devoted animal husbandry teams and essential personnel will continue to maintain the vital systems and processes that ensure the highest level of care for the animals and aquatic life here at Adventure Aquarium. These team members have been trained on hygiene policies, social distancing methods, and have access to personal protective gear. Additional team members, who cannot work remotely, will receive paid leave.

During this time, we will continue to follow recommendations of public health officials and monitor the situation with regular updates posted to our website, adventureaquarium.com, and on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages. We will work with guests to reschedule their visit or refund tickets as needed.
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New England Aquarium offering virtual programming during temporary closures

With students across New England home from school amid closures related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the New England Aquarium is offering special virtual programming to keep families engaged.

Each day at 11:00 a.m., content will be posted on the Aquarium’s social media platforms that includes live videos with educators, a behind-the-scenes look at animal care, and fun activities for children. Online visitors will also find a special webpage on neaq.org to take a “virtual visit” to the Aquarium, featuring video, at-home projects, and other educational resources. This page will be updated regularly with fresh material.

Last week, the Aquarium made the decision to close to the public and suspend all events and educational programming for a minimum of three weeks as a precautionary move to protect staff and visitors and ensure continued care for the animals. Much of the special programming available online will focus on the important work still happening at the Aquarium amid the closure.
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Temporary Closure of New-York Historical Society

In response to heightened concerns relating to the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19, the New-York Historical Society will close temporarily as of Friday, March 13 at 6 PM until the end of March. All onsite programs will be cancelled through the end of April. These decisions were made to support New York City’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health of our staff and visitors. Although no case of COVID-19 has been connected to the Museum, we are taking these preventive measures out of an abundance of caution to help ensure everyone’s safety. Visitors who have purchased tickets to a program will be contacted shortly to arrange either a refund or a ticket-to-donation to New-York Historical. In the meantime, New-York Historical is encouraging the public to stay connected online and explore our wealth of digital content at nyhistory.org. We are also offering curated digital content through our weekly eblasts.
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The Montclair Art Museum is temporarily closed in the interest of staff and community health

The Montclair Art Museum is committed to the health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and students. Beginning today, March 13, at 12 p.m., it will be temporarily closing the Museum and all programs, including Yard School classes and outreach programs, through March 31. In the interest of staff and community health, they feel it is best not to remain open.
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The Newark Museum of Art to Close Temporarily Starting March 14th

n the interest of protecting the well-being of our staff, members, volunteers, and visitors, and following guidance from local, state and federal authorities regarding measures that best promote public health, we have decided to temporarily close The Newark Museum of Art beginning on Saturday, March 14th. We will reopen on Thursday, April 16th. 

The Newark Museum of Art’s top priority is the safety and peace of mind for our members, visitors, staff and partners. Each decision we make during this challenge starts with us asking what is best for our visitors and staff. Lastly, we want you to know we are carefully monitoring the situation and will provide any new updates as quickly as possible. For additional questions about the virus, we suggest accessing the CDC website for the most reliable information.
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THE BILLY JOEL CONCERTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19 AND APRIL 10 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN HAVE BEEN POSTPONED

Please be advised that the upcoming Billy Joel concerts scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and Friday, April 10, 2020 have been postponed. Tickets for the March 19th show will be valid for the performance on Saturday, September 26, 2020.  Tickets for the April 10th show will be valid for the performance on Sunday, October 11, 2020.
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Event Cancelations at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York

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As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3. Please consult our calendar of events, the National Museum of the American Indian website and si.edu for the latest updates. We appreciate your understanding.

At this time, the museum is open during its regularly scheduled hours.

Thank you for your continued support.

March Programs at the
National Museum of the American Indian in New York
George Gustav Heye Center
POSTPONED: Rethinking the Landscape: Haudenosaunee Women
Thursday, March 12
6 p.m.

CANCELED: Storybook Reading and Activity: The Sugar Bush
Saturday, March 14
1 to 2 p.m.

POSTPONED: Developing Stories Photographer Talk: Russel Albert Daniels
Thursday, March 26
6 to 7 p.m.


Ongoing Programs

CLOSED THROUGH MAY 3: imagiNATIONS Activity Center

POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3: Culture Connections

Tuesday–Friday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Second Floor Galleries

Teaching Peace to Children through Cartoons

The world can be quite chaotic, and as you raise your children, you want what’s best for them. As you teach and instill values that will help them as they grow and years to come, you can use all the available means. Peace is among such values, a concept that education helps to achieve. While thinking about education for peace, however, it doesn’t fall in the constraints of a classroom. The four walls are quite effective, but some topics might be hard for teachers to teach in a classroom without support from the environment. TV time, for instance, can be used to enhance your child’s peace education through cartoons.

Cartoons are fun, and kids learn better when they are having fun. Those giggles are not the only thing your children take away from their TV time, as they also take the values they see in their favorite characters and emulate them. Teaching peace to children through cartoons, therefore, is among the most effective approach and for good reasons. Among the top reasons to use cartoons for peace education includes;

Easily relatable

Children relate better to the likable and iconic cartoon characters. This means that they can easily trust the message such characters communicate, and emulating what cartoon characters display is, therefore, more natural for your children. With a cartoon that promotes peaceful behaviors throughout the episodes, you can conveniently teach such values to your child without affecting their entertainment.
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