Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Blind and Visually Impaired People

Upcoming Virtual Programs:

Music School Open House for Students, Families, and Caregivers: August 22, 2022

The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School (The Fil or FMDG Music School) is holding a virtual open house for prospective students, parents, caregivers, and anyone who is interested on August 22, 2022 from 7 to 8 pm Eastern Time (ET). An in-person open house will take place on September 6, 2022 from 6 to 7pm ET at 92NY in New York City. As the fall semester approaches, learn about classes and lessons, which are available in person and virtually, and ensemble offerings as well as special events occurring between September and December 2022. The FMDG Music School helps people of all ages pursue the study of music while addressing the challenges posed by vision impairment. For more information and to RSVP to this online event, please email [email protected].

Webinar on the Importance of Braille: August 31, 2022

The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) has issued an invitation to its upcoming webinar to learn about braille. This program will cover such topics as what braille is and is not, its history, everyday uses, common terminology, an introduction to braille letters, and more. Presenters are Maureen Strainge and Madison Near from the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB), with an introduction from Maria Dibble, Executive Director of the Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC). For additional details and to sign up go to the listing to Register for NYAIL’s August Webinar.

Chair Yoga Series Beginning on September 11, 2022

Lighthouse Guild’s Remote Care Network is launching a free, virtual yoga series for adults ages 18 and older who are blind or visually impaired. Sessions will be held on three Sundays in September, beginning on September 11, 2022 and continuing the following two Sundays, from 11 am to 12 noon Eastern Time (ET). Through detailed description, participants will learn about the benefits of seated yoga and positions, stretching techniques, and guided meditation in the comfort of their home or other venue of their choice. Those who attend all three sessions will be entered into a raffle giveaway. All levels of experience are welcome to attend. The registration deadline is September 2, 2022. For more information and to register, visit the Lighthouse Guild website event listing for Free Virtual Chair Yoga for Adults (ages 18+) Who are Blind or Visually Impaired.