Our Response

United We Stand

New Yorkers are resilient. We soldier on in the toughest of times—together. Each of us has endured our share of challenges, yet we acknowledge and appreciate coming out the other side much more conscientious, brave, and thoughtful. And during this most uncertain time, we cannot afford to be any different.

It is time to embrace our EO Core Values now more than ever so we can continue to work together for a better understanding of this pandemic and its impact, both far and wide. Heart and mind are in sync here, bonded by hope.


“As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.”

— Pearl S. Buck


…With a Little Help from My Friends
WATCH: At just seven years old, a New York City girl is one of the youngest recipients of an initiative designed to help Black business owners.

Positive Pause

Long Island Small Businesses Create Fascinating Community Experience

Joseph DeBello, owner of a lifestyle boutique in Babylon Village, is behind a cool and immersive butterfly adventure.

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Cosmic Nature’ Dots a Bronx Garden

It's finally here! The artist’s lifelong fascination with the natural world inspires monumental floral sculptures in the New York Botanical Garden.

Coney Island Joyfully Reopens After 18-Month Shutdown

Get a look at this month's eventful reopening of the beloved Brooklyn amusement park. Cyclone rides for everyone!

Tech & Tools

  • Calm App
    Mindfulness app that provides free list of curated meditations specific to COVID19 via video and audio.
  • Headspace App
    There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, we’re offering some meditations you can listen to anytime.
  • OpenForBusiness
    A list of technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work during the COVID-19 outbreak. Most of these are either free trial runs, or expansion of services to current subscribers. Each company is offering its own separate deal, so be sure to read the descriptions for each.
  • Slack
    With all of your communication and tools in one place, remote teams will stay productive no matter where you’re working from.
  • Zoom
    Their basic meeting plan has always been free and their Help Center has articles and video tutorials on how to get the most out of their product.
  • WhatsApp
    With WhatsApp, you’ll get fast, simple, secure messaging and calling for free, available on phones all over the world.
  • 10% Happier App
    Meditation for a happier, healthier you.
  • Sattva
    Guided Meditations, Chants, Mantra’s, Meditation Timer & Tracker.

Events for April 2020

Note that only logged in EO Members will be able to view the calendar.


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