A Houston Moms Guide to Virtual Events in May 2020

While we are all missing real in-person events, we can take comfort in knowing that creators across the world are hosting virtual events. Here in Houston those events are up and running, stronger than ever. 

In the month of May, you can find some really fun events from virtual Moms Nights Out, educational videos and classes for the kids, work out classes, and more! Some of them are on-going, with daily and weekly hang outs, and some have specific dates. 

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Check out these events and let us know which ones you are going to check out:: 

Each Weekday | 11am :: Houston Zoo’s Facebook Live

Each weekday, the zoo is hosting an 11:00 a.m. CST Facebook Live to bring the Zoo to YOU! They will be sharing daily updates of what our furred, flippered, and feathered friends are up to and how our zookeepers are caring for them while we are closed. Follow along and check out the fun at-home-learning activities below!

Daily | 11am :: Children’s Museum of Houston’s Virtual Learning 

Each weekday, the Children’s Museum of Houston is hosting fun events and learning opportunities on Facebook Live and their Youtube page! They have tons of At Home learning opportunities on their website with bilingual story times and virtual workshops. 

Monday Mornings | 10:00am :: Read Along with PBS Kids:: Michelle Obama Reads Kids Books

To encourage family engagement and a love of reading at home, PBS Kids offers families a place to come together and read along with fan-favorites on YouTube. PBS Kids Read-Alongs have included story-times with Brad Meltzer, Marc Brown, Victoria Kann, Angela Santomero, and more. Along with story-time of a beloved book, each PBS KIDS Read-Along is designed to encourage engagement among families who tune in, with activity ideas and questions that spark conversation.

Every Tuesday Morning | 10:00am :: Health Care Worker Support Group

Are you a healthcare worker on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle? Join Jody and Janet for a weekly support group to strengthen your self-care and stress relief during this time. Email [email protected] to sign up.

Every Wednesday through May | 2:00pm :: Space City Weather’s Weather Wednesday, Powered by Reliant

Does your child ask where rainbows come from? What clouds are made of? Why thunder always follows lightning? To help entertain and educate kids while at home, tune into “Weather Wednesday, Powered by Reliant” each Wednesday at 2 p.m. on Facebook Live. The team discusses recent and upcoming weather and answers your questions—about forecasts, weather 101, or anything you and your child are curious about! Submit your child’s first name, age and weather-related question before or during the live stream.

Every Thursday :: Facebook Live with March of Dimes

Join us for a conversation on the science behind what many may be experiencing, and some suggestions for coping. This program is online-only on March of Dimes Facebook Page. 

Every Friday Morning | 10:30am :: Online Superhero Story Time at Discovery Green

Hang out with kid celebs like Spider Man and Cinderella with Discovery Green for very special online story times and dance-offs. Get ready to shake your sillies out and watch a childhood hero tell a story. There’s also a letter of the day and a coloring sheet that goes with it on their Facebook page. 


May 2nd | 7pm :: Party on the Plaza: Virtual Benefit Concert

Party on the Plaza is back, but online! Get ready for epic performances and local celebrity sightings. The concert will benefit Houston Food Bank. 

May 2nd | 5:00pm – 6:00pm :: ROCOreveal: Principal Flutist Brook Ellen Ferguson

Join us on Facebook Live Saturday, May 2nd as we explore the beautiful colors of the flute! Tune in at 5:00 pm Central for a home concert and chat featuring principal flutist Brook Ellen Ferguson live from her home in Colorado, performing three of her favorite works.

May 4th – May 10th :: Virtual Screening of Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

In response to escalating anxiety and uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the award-winning Okay to Say mental health public awareness campaign and The Hackett Center for Mental Health are teaming up to host a free, online screening of the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety. The film will be available for a free one-time viewing during National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Monday, May 4 through Sunday, May 10, 2020 for the first 1,000 families or individuals in the Greater Houston area who reserve a screening. 

May 9th | 5:00pm – 7:00pm :: Rock and Roll Sushi Saturday- a Virtual Cooking Class

With our step-by-step guidance, they will teach you the following skills:: Sushi Rice; proper techniques for making sushi rice correctly; Dynamite Sauce, spicy mayo, Nigiri Sushi, ebi (cooked shrimp), sake (salmon), maguro (ahi tuna) Common Sushi Rolls, California Roll, crab salad & avocado roll, Tekkamaki (spicy tuna roll) and Kappamaki (cucumber roll). 

May 10th | 2:00pm – 4:00pm :: Macaroons with Mom- a Virtual Baking Class

Celebrate the lady who has always celebrated you. Macarons with Mom is an amazing way to spend a day….what could be sweeter? In this class they will guide you step-by-step through making macaron wafers and several different fillings.

May 11th | 10:00am :: Prelude Family Concert at Levy Park

Join us online for this backyard adaption of our Prelude Concert Series, sponsored by the Primrose School at Greenway Plaza and the Primrose School of Upper Kirby. This 30-minute musical experience is geared towards babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them and will be available for viewing for 48 hours.

May 12th | 10:00am  :: Zumba by Tiny Fitness at Levy Park

Join the party and sweat to rhythms from around the world with Zumba by Tiny Fitness! This 45-minute Zumba fitness class will have you grooving, shaking, and toning to salsa, hip hop, samba, and bhangra beats – and so many more. *Open to all fitness levels and recommended for ages 16+, no equipment needed. Always move to your own beat and consult your health team before beginning or modifying your exercise program. 

May 13th | 10:00am  :: Hypothesis Haven: Pulse Power at Levy Park

Hypothesis Haven Science Club is not your average STEM program. Pulse Power, a hands-on online workshop about the cardiovascular system, explores how medical researchers use clinical trials to diagnose, treat and cure health conditions.

May 14th | 10:00am  :: Tai Chi in the Park at Levy Park

Join us ONLINE for Tai Chi in the Park. Practice Tai Chi to connect and focus the body and mind with slow, low-impact gentle movements and stretches. Open to all ages and levels, this class is great for those who want to de-stress, find their inner peace, and increase overall health.

May 14th | 7:30pm – 8:30pm :: Webcast: Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

Join us for a conversation on the science behind what many may be experiencing, and some suggestions for coping. This program is online-only and will be simulcast to YouTube Live and Facebook Live. The webcast will begin 7:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, May 14.

May 15th | 10:00am  :: Family Storytime & Craft: I Spy at Levy Park

Join us from home for Levy Park’s Family Storytime & craft featuring I Spy! After we read the book, we will guide you in making your own binoculars using basic household items to play the game I Spy at home.

May 16th | 1:00pm – 4:00pm :: Virtual Drop-In Experience | Scavenger Hunt for Textures with CAMH

Explore your home by completing a scavenger hunt checklist for textures. Check our website for instructions at the scheduled time: https://camh.org/event/scavenger-hunt-textures-virtual-drop-experience/?instance_id=2372

May 16th | 10:00am  :: Houston Center of Photography Workshop: Composition & Focusing Basics I at Levy Park

Join the Houston Center for Photography for an ONLINE education photography workshop. These community-driven workshops focus on photography as a means for creative expression and acquiring basic photography skills. No prior experience is required, and all levels of proficiency and camera types are welcome.

May 18th | 10:00am  :: Young Audiences of Houston: Alonzo Moore at Levy Park

Get up and move ONLINE with Young Audiences of Houston Teaching Artist, Alonzo Moore! Mr. Zo makes movement creative in a fun way for children of all ages. 

May 18th | All Day :: Virtual Run- Buffalo Bayou Brewery Run

Here’s our May Buffalo Bayou Brewery Run! Yes, it will be virtual. RUN any time and anywhere during the designated Saturday.cCheck in, by the end of the day, on the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE with Buffalo Bayou Brewery as the LOCATION AND add a PICTURE of your run (selfie preferred!).

May 19th | 10:00am  :: Bayou Bliss Yoga or Meditation at Levy Park

Bayou Bliss Yoga presents an ONLINE low impact physical and spiritual fitness program which includes breath control, simple meditation, and bodily postures focused on improved physical flexibility, strength, and mental relaxation. This hour-long program is open to yogis of all levels! 

May 20th | 10:00am  :: Tic Tac Toe Activity at Levy Park

This online tutorial will teach you how to use household items to create your own jumbo tic tac toe to challenge your family and friends at home!

May 21st | 10:00am  :: Tai Chi in the Park at Levy Park

Join us ONLINE for Tai Chi in the Park. Practice Tai Chi to connect and focus the body and mind with slow, low-impact gentle movements and stretches. Open to all ages and levels, this class is great for those who want to de-stress, find their inner peace, and increase overall health.

May 22nd | 10:00am  :: Family Storytime & Craft: This Little Artist at Levy Park

Join us from home for Levy Park’s Family Storytime & craft featuring This Little Artist! After we read the book, we will guide you in making your own aluminum foil artwork using basic household items.

May 25th | 10:00am  :: Young Audiences of Houston: Houston Healthy Hip Hop at Levy Park

Jump in and learn some hip hop moves ONLINE with Young Audiences of Houston Arts Partner, Houston Healthy Hip Hop. Houston Healthy Hip Hop’s mission is to enlighten youth through dance, music, and art. 

May 26th | 10:00am  :: Bayou Bliss Yoga or Meditation at Levy Park

Bayou Bliss Yoga presents an ONLINE low impact physical and spiritual fitness program which includes breath control, simple meditation, and bodily postures focused on improved physical flexibility, strength, and mental relaxation. This hour-long program is open to yogis of all levels! 

May 27th | 10:00am  :: Hypothesis Haven: Gut Check at Levy Park

Hypothesis Haven Science Club is not your average STEM program. Gut Check, a hands-on online workshop about the digestive system, explores how medical researchers use clinical trials to diagnose, treat and cure health conditions.

May 28th | 10:00am  :: Tai Chi in the Park at Levy Park

Join us ONLINE for Tai Chi in the Park. Practice Tai Chi to connect and focus the body and mind with slow, low-impact gentle movements and stretches. Open to all ages and levels, this class is great for those who want to de-stress, find their inner peace, and increase overall health.

May 29th | 10:00am  :: Family Storytime: It’s Not Easy Being A Bunny at Levy Park

Join us from home for Levy Park’s Family Storytime & craft featuring It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny! After we read the book, we will guide you in making your sock bunny using basic household items.


Need more quarantine resources, including things to do with your kids, how to talk to your kids about what is going on, or a great at-home work-out?

Check out Houston Moms’ Ultimate Guide to Quarantine Resources! 

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Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them. And if you know of any other events happening this month, include them in the comments to keep the list going!


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