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Queens Historical Society off ers online
workshops to help fi ght idle minds
BY MADDISON FARRIS
While the Queens Historical Society
(QHS) may be temporarily closed due to
the coronavirus, they are not letting that
stop them from spreading their love of
Beginning March 30, QHS is off ering
online workshops to assist in keeping children,
young adults, parents, teachers and
the generally curious busy during this age
of social distancing.
Th ere are currently two workshops led by
education and outreach coordinator Jeran
Halfpap, which are both available through
Google Hangouts. Anyone wishing to partake
in the workshops can visit QHS’s website
and sign up for Digital Visit Tickets.
Th e fi rst workshop, “Census 2020:
Backwards and Beyond,” focuses on
the importance of the census and gives
data that participants can use to analyze
records and see how demographics have
changed over the years.
Th e second, called “Colonial Toys and
Games,” teaches children about how children
of the 19th century entertained
QHS is continuing to put together
material for more workshops to aid
in the enrichment of the mind during
this particularly dull, yet stressful, season.
Th is includes workshops focused on
the underground railroad and on Native
More information is available on the
Queens Historical Society’s website at
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Lady Gaga announces star-studded
coronavirus benefi t telecast
BY LISA RICHWINE
Pop music superstar Lady Gaga on
Monday announced a worldwide telecast
featuring Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Billie
Eilish and others to support healthcare
workers responding to the global coronavirus
The event, called “One World:
Together at Home,” will be shown on
multiple television and digital networks
around the world on April 18. It will be
hosted by late-night television comedians
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and
Gaga, who said she helped curate the
celebrity lineup, called in to World Health
Organization’s coronavirus briefi ng on
Monday to unveil the project, a joint eff ort
with advocacy group Global Citizen.
Organizers already have raised $35
million to help with the crisis, Gaga
said. Th e money will benefi t WHO’s
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo
Lady Gaga in 2019.
Th eir goal is to raise funds in advance
of the upcoming telecast so viewers can
“sit back and enjoy the show you all
deserve,” she said.
Th e event will feature appearances
and performances by Alanis Morissette,
Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Chris
Martin, David Beckham, Elton John,
John Legend, Keith Urban, Stevie
Wonder and others, according to a statement.