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Stay Entertained At Home with Bach, Beowulf and a Bee Aficionado

  • August 15, 2020

The 92Y revives the performer Benjamin Bagby’s one-man production of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf. Mr. Bagby uses just his voice and a six-string harp to retell the ancient tale of dragons, demons and battles.

When 7:30 p.m.

Take an extra-long lunch break and join the part-dance-party-part-work-out-session hosted by the musical duo SOFI TUKKER. The Miami group consists of Tucker Halpern and Sophie Hawley-Weld, who play a 30 minute D.J. set and include some of their own unreleased music.. A Zoom breakout room is available for folks who want digital dance partners.

When 1 p.m.

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States with an embroidery class put on by CraftJam. Veronica Chambers, the author and New York Times journalist, joins the session to talk about the new book she co-wrote, “Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote,” and to stitch the likeness of the suffragist Ida B. Wells and other icons.

When 10 a.m.

Once you’re all stitched out, write the story of a female activist who inspires you. The New York City Department of Records and Information Services aims to create an archive of women from around the world — living or dead, famous or not — who have effected change with their activism. Your nominee must identify as a woman who’s contributed to making change in some way: submit her name, birthday, a short summary of her accomplishments and photos (if you have them).

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