Most of us are practicing social distancing and staying home, so here are ways to make your day to day more exciting! We have compiled a list of virtual events you can enjoy from the comfort of home. You can learn something new, stay active, or simply find new methods of entertainment. Take a look at the virtual events available to you below.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, many of Connecticut’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites must close. To maintain our services in light of these closings, United Way of Greater Waterbury, Connecticut Association for Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service have partnered together to bring Virtual VITA to our community, offering free virtual tax preparation for households earning $56,000 or less that still need to file. The tax filing deadline is also now extended until July 15th (with no interest or penalties). In order to participate you will need a smart phone or computer and Wi-Fi access. Fill out the application here, upload tax documents and select an appointment time and a VITA Volunteer will be in touch with you to complete your return. For more information go to the Virtual Vita website here.
As the average life expectancy lengthens there are more years for us to look forward to. Engaging with good health, exercise, and fitness earlier in life is important but you’re never “too old” to start exercising and pursuing a healthier lifestyle that can help prevent, manage, and treat diseases and ailments. Click here to access free classes by the YMCA!
Take a look at some of the most famous museums in the world, including tours of the British Museum in London, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam without even leaving your couch! Brought to you by TravelandLeisure.com and Google Arts & Culture. Take a look here!
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On Explore.org you have access to watch animals from around the world right at your fingertips, it is truly fascinating! From bald eagles to pandas and tigers, take a look at what these animals are up to on their day to day. Choose which animals you’d like to see and watch today for free.
- Danbury Public Library
- New Fairfield Public Library
- Woodbury Public Library
- Newtown Public Library
- New Milford Public Library
For a full list of Virtual Events, go to our Events Calendar.