Daily Dose

Daily Dose - March 20, 2020

Hello Friends,

In a wonderful illustration of the way people are pulling together all over the world, today we have a lovely, comic, and informative video demonstration of good hand washing technique by Iranian actor Daniel Kheirkhah. This comes to us courtesy of RiverArts friend Carla Massoni, who passed it along from her sister Genevieve McWilliams in Paris. A truly international effort! 

Wash your hands, get outdoors,

Create something, keep in touch.

Maria Wood, Executive Director

Today in Arts History

United Nations International Day of Happiness


  • 1811: George Bingham, "The Missouri Artist"
  • 1915: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)
  • 1979: Freema Agyeman, English actress


  • 1852: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe published
  • 1923: Original Drawings by Pablo Picasso, Picasso's first US showing, opened at The Arts Club of Chicago
  • 1948: The lifting of a Musicians Union ban makes the first telecasts of classical music in the US possible, under Eugene Ormandy and Arturo Toscanini

Today's Arts Trivia

The first person to email the correct answer to mariawood@chestertownriverarts.org gets a shout-out in tomorrow's email. 

A Few Links and Resources:

Click here if you're stressed for relaxation in the form of free meditations, calming music, sleep stories, and more for people of all ages.

Click here to join a Facebook group for Marie's Crisis, a West Village piano bar whose talented pianists are live-streaming their normal sets of show tunes daily for your at-home singalong pleasure. First shifts are from 4-7pm (ish), second shifts from 7-9:30 (or thereabouts)

And for a bit more comic relief, click here to see "Subpar Parks," mock travel posters designed based on their funniest and least favorable online reviews.


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30 Days of Art, Day 5: 

FREE ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES to do at home with supplies you already have. Check in every morning for a new idea, and share your process or your finished product on social media or via email.

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand orizuru, or paper origami cranes, will be granted a wish by the gods. A thousand paper cranes are often given to a person who is seriously ill, to wish for their recovery, which makes today's project even more meaningful.

Be sure to upload your creations in the comments section below!


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