Not much is going on in the tristate area right now due to the novel coronavirus. Having said that, an increasing amount of organizations are adapting to the current new reality with virtual events.
One of these is the annual EFFY – Environmental Film Festival at Yale – which has now moved its student-run environmental film festival to online streaming. This event can be found at effy.yale.edu
Some local museums are moving many of their exhibitions online such as ‘Edward Balthazar: Urban Artist,’ from the Mattatuck Museum. Here viewers can enjoy Waterbury scenes produced in the 1930s and 1940s by Edward Balthazar as well as works of art created by female artists in the exhibition, ‘Women’s Sphere: Selections from the Collection.
Local libraries are also staying up to date with the times and offering a variety of online programs. According to Jessica Gueniat, Director of the library in Torrington, library workers are working from home and encouraging book lovers to use the online resources they can provide. One example of this is getting people to apply for library cards online which enables them thereafter to access library databases. Examples include: Overdrive (offering access to eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks); a program to teach languages, as well as an educational site.
The Beardsley Library in Winsted is offering interactive events for locals, such as bingo, cooking classes and more.