The Step To It Challenge offers motivation to stay active while social distancing! It promotes healthy, family orientated activities in the Community. The City of Robbinsdale has been actively participating in the Hennepin County Step To It Challenge since 2008.
Our current situation with COVID-19 has made being active a bit more challenging! However, we have a a fun solution for being active in a safe social distancing manner!
Participating in this Step To It Challenge is fun and FREE!!! The four-week activity challenge involves 26 Hennepin County communities and draws thousands of people each year.
Want to send some extra love to the 2020 graduates? Simply walk 2,020 steps, download the 2020 grad sign by clicking here, color it and post it in your window. Lets fill our neighborhoods with 2020 signs to cheer on all graduates (preschool, high school, college and others) and let them know they matter to our community.
·Participate as an individual or virtually with a group.
·It’s not just about walking. Most activities (even household activities) can be converted to steps, by using the online step conversion chart.
·Log your activity daily or weekly in an on-line Step To It account.
·Share through social media: #steptoit
·Did we mention it’s FREE!!
The City recommends the following safety tips while walking or biking: dress to been by drivers; wear reflective clothing during dusk and evening; make full eye contact with car drivers at intersections; have appropriate lights; carry a form of personal identification; and walk/bike defensively.
Keep your game up and practice your skills at home. Visit the below links for videos and articles on what you can do at home to stay active, work on your skills and take charge of the game.
- YMCA: A new free online community program, YMCA 360, offers on-demand programs and digital coaching. The program includes some of the Y’s most popular group exercise classes like boot camp, barre, yoga, and low impact programs for seniors.
- Orangetheory: This popular endurance class focuses on intervals and targeting certain zones of your heart rate. Given the impact of COVID-19, Orangetheory is now uploading new at-home 30 minute workout routines daily. You won't need any special equipment, but the instructors do get creative and have you utilize objects you can find around the house like coffee jugs in lieu of weights.
- Rumble: Rumble is all about "social fitnessing." This killer boxing studio is hosting daily Instagram Live videosfeaturing cardio and body weight workouts every morning. Check out their Instagram feed for daily class times.
- 305 Fitness: This stellar dance-cardio party is one of NYC's most popular workout classes. In light of the COVID-19 closures, founder Sadie Kurzban is now offering free cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube at noon and 6PM EST.
- CorePower Yoga: If you're looking to complete your yoga flow at home, CorePower Yoga is offeringfree streaming live classes for you each day. If you are already a member, you'll now be able to enjoy full unlimited access to all online classes through CorePower Yoga On Demand, which include 20-60 minute versions of the same CorePower class formats you're used to in the studio. For those who are not members, CorePower is still providing free access to a limited collection of online classesavailable weekly.
- Gold's Gym: Try one of the over 600 audio and video workouts on the Gold's Gym AMP app, which they are offering for free through the end of May. Get started at goldsamp.com/promo, and enter promo code FIT60.
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The 16 virtual exhibits include a special section on 21st Century Designer Fashion.
- Detroit Institute of Arts: Mexican art icon Frida Kahlo is the focal point of two of the four available online exhibits.
- National Museum of the United States Air Force: You can't take a ride in Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential airplane, but you can check it out, in addition to other military weapons and aircraft, online in the Air Force's official museum.
- The British Museum: With a collection that totals more than 8 million objects, London’s British Museum makes some of its pieces viewable online. The museum also teamed up with the Google Cultural Institute to offer virtual tours using Google Street View technology.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met is home to over 2 million works of fine art, but you don’t have to be in New York City to enjoy them. The institution’s website features an online collection and virtual tours of some of its most impressive pieces, including works from Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and Giotto di Bondone. In addition, The Met also works with the Google Cultural Institute to make even more artwork (that’s not featured in its own online collection) available for view.
- NASA: NASA offers free virtual tours of the Langley Research Center in Virginia, as well as of Ohio’s Glenn Research Center. The Space Center Houston also has an app that provides virtual tours, augmented reality experiences, and videos and audio stories about space exploration.
- San Diego Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.
- Atlanta Zoo: The Georgia zoo keeps a "Panda Cam" livestream on its website.
- Georgia Aquarium: Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium's live cam.
- Houston Zoo: There are plenty of different animals you can check in on with this zoo's live cam, but we highly recommend watching the playful elephants.
- Walt Disney World: Set aside some time, because there's plenty to see here. Virtual tours you can take include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, just to name a few. There are also unofficial YouTube videos that feel just like you're on famous rides like the Frozen Ever After ride, It's a Small World, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
- LEGOLAND Florida Resort: The Great Lego Race and Miniland USA are just two of the attractions you can check out in a virtual tour of the park.
- SeaWorld Orlando: The virtual tour of Seaworld includes a tour of Discovery Cove and the option to"ride" the steel roller coaster Mako.
Check out this links provided by the University of Minnesota Extension that details growing landscapes to help bees and other pollinators and from the US Forestry.
This link will provide you with several articles and videos that will help you create a fantastic landscape in your own backyard.
Have a question or need help. Send us an email at email@example.com and we will find out the answer for you!
Don’t ‘bee’ afraid! - Article about pollinator-friendly plantings that addresses any fears about getting stung by bees coming to enjoy the flowers.
StoryLineMN is a phone system in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN (Minnesota) that children can call at any time (24/7) and listen to a story for free*. The stories are read by performing artists. Check out the calendar to see what story is playing. http://www.storylinemn.org/
StoryLineMN is really very simple--just three easy steps:
- Pick-up the phone
- Dial 952-352-1350
- Listen to an actor reading a wonderful children's book.
The goal is to increase literacy by making stories always accessible and making literature enjoyable.
The U.S. Commission on Reading report “Becoming a Nation of Readers” states that “…reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading,” which is linked to success in school. Reading just 20 minutes a day also exposes your child to 1.8 million words a year and puts them in the top 90%.
StoryLineMN is another way for children to get that all-important 20 minutes a day of reading. And it is simple enough for a child to access independently.
Stage Theatre Company is offering "free virtual Theatre activities for AGES 18 months to 18 years which are designed to get our bodies, voices and imaginations moving and creating!" visit https://www.stagestheatre.org/beyondthestage/ to view videos and get more information or see below.
"Hello Stages Theatre Company Family,
AT STAGES THEATRE COMPANY we believe that theatre can be created anywhere - even in your own home! So, since we are not able to welcome you into our theatre space at this time, we want to invite you to create theatre with us from your home.
Now more than ever it is critical that we imagine, create, share and spread joy to each other. It is in this spirit that we have launched STAGES BEYOND THE STAGE. These FREE virtual Theatre activities for AGES 18 months to 18 years will be designed to get our bodies, voices and imaginations moving and creating!
We'll be adding new videos all the time so check back often!
We look forward to you joining us! Stay inspired, excited, and well."
To Register: ONLINE REGISTRATION
Thanks to the partnering organizations the Recreation Departments of Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope and Robbinsdale would like to invite you to take a video tour of some of the vehicles that we enjoy seeing each year at Vehicle Fair.
Follow the link: Virtual Vehicle Fair
For all ages. Enjoy a fun day of rock climbing, a zip line, live animals, bug catching, geocaching & more! Drop in anytime. Activities will be near the second parking lot from the north end of the park. Park entrance is south 36th Ave N. No preregistration required. This is a free event! Youth 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Ages: All Ages (youth 17 and under must be accompanied with an adult)
When: Sunday, August 2, 1–5 PM
Where: Sochacki Park, 3500 June Ave N, Robbinsdale
Free to attend!!!
Activity #340717 (click to register)
Adults and youth in grades 10 & above are welcome to drop in and learn the sport or improve upon skills. Please bring your own rackets; a limited number available for use. Courts are set up for double play. Robbinsdale Community Gyms; Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-10 pm; $5/time. Want to play often or plan on using the fitness center? Consider purchasing a membership. Note Robbinsdale Gyms are closed through March 29.
Join us for this annual fun for all ages! Walk along with your favorite pet, decorate your bike, create your own special float or just enjoy watching the parade go by! From City Hall, parade travels to Sanborn Park for a Robbinsdale City Band concert! FREE
Thursday, July 30 Line up: 6:15 pm Parade: 6:30 pm
Celebrate Father’s Day watching Twins baseball! Cheer on your Minnesota Twins as they take on the New York Yankees. Enjoy the breathtaking views, delicious food offerings, and dazzling amenities of Target Field, the world class home of Twins Territory. These tickets will be in Sec. 304. No refunds after the registration deadline of May 28. You will need to supply your own transportation; Children over 30 " tall need a ticket. Once we receive the tickets for the game we will notify you to come pick them up at Robbinsdale City Hall. It is also suggested that you arrive at least 1/2 hour before performance.
Sunday, June 21, 1:10 pm @ Target Field
$28 (Section 304, Rows 8-12)
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