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Guggenheim Donates Art Kits To Children Of Essential Workers

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — Thousands of New York City kids will receive art kits from the Guggenheim Museum to supplement their arts education while schools are closed, the museum announced this week.

The Guggenheim, located on Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side, donated 1,500 art kits — made up of art supplies and an educational workbook — to city Department of Education “regional enrichment centers,” the museum announced. The city centers have been set up in all five boroughs to coordinate education efforts and meal programs as schools are closed due to the coronavirus.

Children whose parents are

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says essential workers ‘keep the lights on in our society’

For Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is highlighting fault lines that she says many of her constituents were already experiencing before the virus manifested in their communities.

Five of the nation’s hardest hit zip codes are in the New York congresswoman’s district which covers a portion of the Bronx and areas of Queens, and Ocasio-Cortez says many of the people she represents were more adversely affected by the virus because many of them work jobs that are deemed “essential,” thereby increasing their risk of exposure.

“To me, an essential worker is any person in this country that is

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