Connections: Special Edition, December 9, 2021

Upcoming December Events

Welcome to a special December edition of Connections, ASB’s participant newsletter! Check out these winter happenings – both online and in person – for events that you can connect to this holiday season!

ASB is sharing the events below as a courtesy to ASB participants. These are non-ASB events. Please be mindful of any requirements, including COVID-19 requirements, that may apply. Feel free to forward this email along to anyone who may be interested in these events. 


Philadelphia Activity Calendars

Check out what is happening in Philadelphia this December! Review some of Philadelphia’s local activity calendars listed below.


TOMORROW: AARP NY Game Show Series – December’s Topic is Fraud

Date: Friday, December 10 at 6 p.m.
Website: https://www.cvent.com/events/aarp-ny-game-show-series-fraud-12-10-21/registration-E2AE1BBC0E034AD6A395E1A6EC996B1F.aspx

Join AARP NY for its fun and interactive game show series where AARP volunteers will compete to share their knowledge on various topics. December’s topic will cover fraud. Sign up for December’s session with the link above, and you can email nyaarp@aarp.org with any questions.


SATURDAY: NYC Violin Studio’s Winter Concert

Date: Saturday, December 11 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/student-winter-concert-online-tickets-208195707967

The NYC Violin Studio’s Winter Concert will include solos, duets and group performances, played live together for the first time in more than a year! On top of that, you’ll also get to enjoy a bonus musical performance from the NYC Violin Studio teachers. Enjoy the concert on Zoom. If the room is full, use the link you’ll receive to watch the live stream. Use the Eventbrite link above to register for free!


DECEMBER 13: Accessible Origami Online

Date: Monday, December 13 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://nypl.zoom.us/j/9522509225?pwd=dVdDZDl6TExlMzZuUUszakRaQ3IrUT09

Join the New York Public Library online as it uses verbal descriptions to help you make origami models from home! No experience is required, but you’ll need standard notebook paper or origami paper. Use the Zoom link above to join on December 13.


DECEMBER 15: Family Forum with Vision for Equality of Philadelphia

Date: Wednesday, December 15 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82905633941?pwd=QnBWZTVPcHhyTjdkUFVYaE8reTlvZz09

Join the PA Family Network advisors, families and individuals living with disabilities for our Zoom Family Forum to cover the following topics. 

  • Discuss experiences and the impact of COVID-19 on our lives.
  • Network with other families and ask questions.
  • Get the latest updates from the Office of Developmental Programs.

Access the event with the Zoom link above on December 15. 


DECEMBER 27: Audio-Described and Sensory-Friendly
Nutcracker Performance

Date: Monday, December 27 at 12:00 p.m. 
Where: The Academy of Music at 240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 
Ticket Link: https://tickets.philadelphiaballet.org/reserve/perfSelect.aspx?productionNumber=46179

This December, the Philadelphia Ballet is presenting an audio descriptive performance of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” coming to The Academy of Music. Please use the link above to purchase your tickets for the sensory-friendly performance!


The Audio Description Project 

Date: Always available
Website:Recently Added Audio Described Titles

Enjoy a new movie in the comfort of your own home! Check out The Audio Description Project’s recently added audio-described movies with the link above.


Stay in Touch

Have questions about ASB’s programs and resources? Looking to get more involved? Please contact ASB’s Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones at ajones@asb.org.