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On May 7, Life is Good will be hosting a virtual commencement for all graduates who weren’t able to cross the stage this year.

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After a video of one of their officers reading a bedtime story went viral, the Hamden Police Department began a nightly storytelling series called “Hamden PD Storytime” on Facebook Live.

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From free custom to-go cocktails to a virtual foodie festival, the Washingtonian has a list of 7 fun food events around DC to take part in this week.


This Thursday, April 30 at 8 PM ET, the National Air and Space Museum will be hosting a YouTube concert event, “Space Songs: Through the Distance,” in which artists share songs about space! 


Want to provide some cheer for your neighborhood? USA Today has a handy guide on how to share uplifting messages with your community in creative & crafty ways.


Knock-knock. Who’s there? Instead of a lemonade stand, this six-year-old in Canada set up a “drive-by joke stand” to keep his neighbors smiling during quarantine.

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Google’s “MyMaps” feature (originally introduced in 2007) is seeing a resurgence in times of COVID-19.

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Making the switch to remote learning certainly hasn’t been easy, but in Miami a special “tech team” of Hammocks Middle School students is helping ease the transition by assisting both their teachers and peers. 
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Love is still in the air! A couple from the “friendliest street in town” (the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.) exchanged wedding vows in the middle of their block as neighbors looked on.

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DCJazzFest has been postponed until the fall, but you can keep the party going until then by visiting the “DCJazzFest From Home” website where you’ll find never-before-seen footage & live streams from artists.
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To help out the homeless population throughout Houston, TX, these brothers are turning unused yarmulkes into face masks.

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David! Watch the cast of Schitts Creek participate in the #StrongerTogether campaign to urge folks to stay home and offer their thanks to those on the front line during COVID-19.

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SXSW might have been canceled this year, but a selection of movies that were set to show at the festival’s film arm is available to Amazon Prime members for free viewing through May 6.

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Need a lunchtime break? The Smithsonian’s Freer Sackler National Museum of Asian Art has moved its lunchtime meditation series online. Four days a week, local meditation teachers offer 30 minutes of stillness and peace via Zoom.

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When chef Jose Andres isn’t busy feeding hungry people through his World Central Kitchen, he can be found in his own kitchen, via Instagram, filming a new series #recipesforthepeople with his daughters.

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