The View from 101 York: The View from Home, April 2020

Dated: April 14 2020

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Traditionally, our View from 101 York blog post lists fun and interesting events in our community. These days, our view, like yours, has changed. Rather than seeing trainloads of commuters boarding the Metra or families walking to restaurants and shops, our literal view from 101 York is of people, some with facemasks walking through town, sometimes with dogs and strollers, but only a few boarding the Metra.

Just as our literal view has changed, our monthly blog with the same name has had to morph as well. Like last month, rather than listing local events, we are sharing virtual resources - some, like those from Elmhurst Public Library, are free, while others may involve a fee.

We hope these links are helpful to you and your family. As we remain physically distant, we continue to be impressed by the way our community is coming together virtually. 

Local COVID-19 Resources

Local COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Alerts
City of Elmhurst

Podcast interviews with local leaders, including Mayor Steven Morley
Etown Lowdown Podcast

COVID-19, What You Need to Know
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

Support Local Small Businesses

Support Our Small Businesses

Simple Ways to Help Your Local Businesses
Blog post by Elmhurst resident with tips about ways you can help our local businesses

COVID-19 Restaurant Support Guide
List of local restaurants open for curbside and delivery

Coronavirus Relief Options
US Small Business Administration link for small business owners

COVID-19 Business Impacts, Relief, & Resources
City of Elmhurst

Things to Do: Sports, Music and More

Things to Do: Sports, Music, Art and More

EPL @ Home 
A variety of online programming including art classes, storytimes for children, book clubs, teen events, self-help programming and more.  

Major League Baseball Classic Games
Replay of classic MLB games

NFL Classic Games
Replay of classic NFL games

Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room
Brought to you by Peters Township Public Library in Pennsylvania
Thanks to Elmhurst's Gaming Goat for the tip

Make Art Together...from a distance
Donna Castellanos Community Art Project

A List Of Live Virtual Concerts
NPR Music - includes The Metropolitan Opera, Phish, Adam Hambrick and more

List of Livestreams & Virtual Concerts
Billboard - includes Brett Young, Sabrina Carpenter, Blue Monday, Tony Lucca, Sure Sure and more

Virtual Concert by the York LP Project Group of York's Amateur Musician Club
Follow to catch upcoming performances

Free Stuff to Do
NPR's list of free things to do

Reading for Adults and Children

Expanded access to digital materials from Elmhurst Public Library

SORA (OverDrive) digital materials
York Students Only - search for Elmhurst School District 205, sign in with Google using your school email

Storytime from Space
Astronauts reading stories from the International Space Station

Storyline Online
Celebrated actors, including Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, and Betty White, read children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Storytime Online Resources
List of online storytime resources

The Liv Bits
Listing of Interactive Read Alouds


You Visit - College Tours
Virtual College Visits

Explore Live Cams
World's leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel

Virtual Field Trips
Helen Plum Library

630 Code Online Classes
Coding Classes at 630 Code run by York Alum

Performing Arts Lessons

Performing Arts Lessons

Guitar Lessons
Fender Play Online Learning

Virtual Guitar, Ukulele and More
Michael Bibby, local guitar teacher

Virtual piano, guitar, ukulele, and banjo lessons
Chris Knudsen

Virtual voice and acting lessons
Helen Knudsen

Online directing lesson
Ron Howard



Get in Shape, Grrl - Broadway COVID Series
Series of at-home exercise classes taught by Broadway dancers
Organized by Tony-winning producer Jenna Segal and featuring Moulin Rouge!, Hamilton, and more

Virtual Pilates
Elmhurst Pilates Room

Online Yoga
Kimberly LaBounty Yoga

Strength Training, Yoga and More Fitness Classes
Vertical Endeavors Indoor Rock Climbing

What online resources have you come across that we're missing? Please share by commenting on our Facebook post or emailing us at

If you have questions about buying or selling a house or the real estate market during this period of uncertain times, please contact your LW Reedy real estate agent today. 

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