I hope that you are staying safe and healthy.

Rumi wrote, "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field.
I'll meet you there."

We need to harness the recent collective focus that our country has been blessed with to create liberty and justice for all. If we act without judgement and practice empathy, we will arrive in that field. It is the field of understanding.

I've got a few suggestions for us to move forward this month, both for fun and for growth. I have a little something for you to do every day of the week while we continue to stay at home as much as possible to flatten the curve. Take a look, I hope that you find value in it. We'll get through this together and emerge stronger as a result.

All the best. -Nate

As we celebrate Independence Day, let's stay safe and plant seeds of justice while working to create a more perfect union

Here is a 4 minute video to remind us that we get to decide where we go from here. I hope that you find value in it.
If you are looking for a few things to do this weekend, you might want to start today, Friday, the 3rd, with Elton John as he launches his 6 week Classic Concert Series with the digital premiere of Live at the Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh and benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The performance will only be available for 72 hours!
All weekend long, you can enjoy the Essence Festival- Unstoppable , a virtual benefit series to recover, sustain, and thrive! You can enjoy a variety of music, entertainment, empowerment and culture!
Also tonight, you'll find me and the girls watching Lin-Manual Miranda's Tony Award winning musical Hamilton , which will be streaming for the first time ever! Complete with the original cast, I'm not throwing away my shot to see this, and it will be streaming on Disney+ .
Tomorrow, you can check out the Spring Awakening Music Festival which has gone digital and global with a new virtual experience on the 4th and 5th with 22 artists confirmed to perform from major national cities all for your viewing pleasure and to benefit MusiCares !
Also on the 4th, A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes will be paying tribute to the frontline workers and honoring those who have lost their lives during the current health crisis. Join an all-star lineup including Queen Latifah, Andy Grammar, Leslie Odom, Jr. & Arlo Guthrie for great music and hot fireworks!
Fair Saint Louis is coming to you virtually – with Fair Saint Louis @Home ! You can enjoy proud St. Louis musicians including chart-topping hip-hop artist Chingy , rising blues star The Little Dylan Band , and country music singers Alexandra Kay and Jordan Suter. There will also be surprise celebrity appearances, entertainment by Fair Saint Louis’ favorite variety acts, a salute to our service members and essential workers, and much more!
On Sunday, join Vanessa Williams and Lincoln Center , in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic, for Memorial For Us All , which offers unity, comfort, and healing through music, an art form intertwined with so many of our most beloved rituals around the world.
Also on Sunday, the Black Girl Magik meetup is a 2-hour gathering consisting of workshops centered in communal healing, community building and practicing radical vulnerability.

Finally, on Sunday, take a stroll through the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. from the comfort of your own home. They are featuring a couple of online exhibits that you might enjoy!
Restore St. Louis has been set up to help small businesses that were damaged during the recent destruction. These businesses are already struggling from the Coronavirus pandemic, and now they are cleaning up from this widespread damage. 
The Start Here St. Louis Area Resource Directory is a website that provides general information for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area. Someone you may know may find it valuable during this challenging time.
The Gateway Resilience Fund has issued over $1 Million to 541 employees and owners of independent bars, restaurants, and shops in the St. Louis area. Please support businesses that support the fund and our community and keep the donations coming.

When you are ready to give yourself a break from the kitchen, check out CurbsideSTL and support a local restaurant! Get some great suggestions from Sauce Magazine's Restaurant Guide . Sauce has also created a guide to support black owned restaurants in St. Louis.
Jam with Jamie continues to do their part by providing virtual jam sessions for the kiddos daily!

St. Louis County Library’ s popular summer reading club s run through August 8. The program offers great prizes for the whole family! Prizes can be redeemed when libraries reopen.

Of course, Metallica Mondays is still upon us. A free weekly concert on Mondays at 7pm featuring, you guessed it, Metallica !
The Great Ice Cream Chase is a virtual run and ride to support locally owned small businesses (ice cream shops) in the St. Louis region while celebrating one of summer's best traditions: ICE CREAM! Run or ride where and when it is convenient for you and submit your time to see how you stack up to the competition. July is national ice cream month, so celebrate it this year in style!
A great way to start the week might be with Masterclass. For 15 bucks per month, you can learn from the best! For example, David Sedaris teaches storytelling, Robin Roberts teaches communication, Chris Voss teaches negotiation.
Verizon’s weekly streaming series,  Pay It Forward Live , offers a 30 minute live music set from the artist's home in support of small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The next live show is Tuesday at 7pm. You can catch the replay and find out whose up next!
The St. Louis Pizza Passport is upon us! No need to pack any bags -- just grab your passport and make your way to the best pizza St.Louis has to offer! For $25, you get ticket to 50% off a pizza of any size at 25+ pizzerias across the region! A portion of the proceeds will go to Home Sweet Home , a 501(c)(3) organization connecting non-profit partners in the St. Louis region with donated furniture and household items.
Small business loans from the St. Louis Partnership are available for St. Louis Businesses affected by Covid-19.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are bringing camp to you via virtual programs and snail mail for Camp-Tastic , a one-of-a-kind experience you can share with other Girl Scout sisters. Kids can register for one, or all, of our week-long programs, each with fun themes and lead by our beloved camp staff.

Ben Gibbard, lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie continues to boradcast Live From Home on  YouTube  and  Facebook   at 6pm every day.
Coursera offers amazing onlines classes, often at little or no cost. Perhaps you'll start by taking a class from Yale, The Science of Well-Being. Or, would you rather go to Stanford for a machine Learning course? There are hundreds of options for you to choose from.
While practicing social distancing take a docent-led, architectural tour of the St. Louis Public Library 's beautifully renovated Central Library using their mobile app. After you’ve taken the architectural tour check out their online eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, television shows or songs. Get an ecard online!
We continue to kick it old school at Club Quarantine featuring D-Nice several nights a week. It's an instagram party R&B jams that you haven't heard in a while.

La Blogotheque loves filming music. and the #StayAwayShows  will be airing every night from Paris at 7pm local time, which is 1pm St. Louis time!
Every Wednesday, check out  Live from the Archives replaying some of the great sets from The Dark Room stage and you can support the artists by contributing to their virtual tip jars!
The world’s largest selection of video courses is at Udemy. Choose from over 100,000 online courses to get you to the next level. They publish new additions published every month!
On Thursdays, you can check out Venture Cafe's Virtual Lineup for exciting panels on a full range of innovation topics.

Also tonight, put the little ones to bed with Dolly Parton and her weekly live storytelling event, Goodnight with Dolly , where she reads a children's book to an online audience at bedtime, drawing books from her popular Imagination Library project.

Get Rawthentic with James Biko + Cleo Jones on Thursday's from 4-7pm where you'll hear future soul, hip-hop, trap, Afro-pop and more! Check it out on KDHX.org !
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis , along with several theater companies from all over the the country have commissioned a series of short plays, around 10 minutes each, from some of the American theatre’s most exciting and prominent playwrights. The Play At Home series is available for the public to download, read and perform at home for free! Maybe next month I will premiere one that me and the girls create.
Yaymaker is virtually hosting a variety of arts programs that an be fun for the whole family. You'll find painting workshops, cooking classes, guitar lessons, virtual games and more! 
In the comfort of your own jammies, you can discover the Saint Louis Art Museum ’s expansive collection that includes more than 34,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of history and cultures. On their website you can  listen to Audio Guides  from current and past exhibitions including the Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost World’s,  Watch videos   of exhibitions and collection features and get new perspectives on art as you read through one of their many  blog posts .
On Thursday, Friday, & Saturdays coming at you live during the global pandemic from a basement near you, its The Improv Shop’s streaming show ! The show will be live-streamed for free on their Facebook page.
My friend, Tekay, and her Brownstone Mediation Services is continuing to offer 1 Hour of FREE Online Mediation sessions as a space to talk through frustrated tensions, "conflict under quarantine", heightened in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Its Private. Its Confidential. Its Virtual. What do you have to lose? Let's figure out how to help you finish strong!
The amazing local restaurant Yemanja Brasil has been doing their part by giving away meals to our front line workers during this crisis. They are now open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for curbside pickup. I hope that you'll support this amazing local restaurant and enjoy some tasty food while we work towards a better tomorrow.
If you are looking for some live poetry on Friday , you might want to check out Bowery Poetry as they will be livestreaming from their Instagram feed a couple days a week. "We'll live stream & 'pass the mic' from person to person, from the safety of our homes! We will oblige the social distance suggestions and use our poems to connect,"- Bowery

Jasmine Raskas of Chaos2Order Coaching has made it easier to find local online arts & culture and health and wellness, and personal development resources with the ever evolving #314together STL Online Wellness Resource List.
Each Friday, BB's Jazz Blues & Soups is premiering their Live from BB’s series which is broadcast from their archives of local, regional, & national world class artists that have blessed the stage at BB's. I'm gonna try and find myself in the audience!
The  American Quilter's Society is still offering a free online class of your choice. Just use the code IQUILTFREE at checkout.
Erin Joy and her Black Dress Circle continue to offer insights as they host the State of St. Louis Business: Weekly Call w/ Local Leaders in St. Louis !
If fitness is on your mind and you miss the gym, head to  Peloton   for a free 90-day subscription trial for its at-home workout app. You'll enjoy a host of yoga, stretching, strength training, and more.

Delish   launched an  Instagram Live  series teaching mamas and kids super fun and easy recipes they can make together as an indoors activity. Quick and easy 20 minute sessions at noon daily sound delicious to me.
Join Jasmine Raskas of Chaos2Order Coaching for Making Friday's Matter , a free Guided Workshop Series to provide tools for designing and defining your own life!
The Metropolitan Opera continues to stream presentations from its Live in HDseries on the company website and will continue to do so until it opens to the public.

Ben Folds continues his weekly Apartment Requests series on Saturday evenings, with a special music lesson for the kids. He'll be taking requests!
One of my favorite's, St. Louis' own DJ Alexis Tucci has been spinning live several days a week for our listening and dancing pleasure! She will continue to make us move and groove.
How about using some of your spare time to learn a new language? Well, Duolingo   is a free online language learning program that's built to feel like a game. Lessons are "bite-sized" which means they can be picked up in 5 minutes at a time.
The Magic House is committed to continuing its innovative, hands-on learning with you at home. Their team has started sharing activities through a series called Magic at Home. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram
Sunday continues to offer the 314 Music Series where you can hear local Saint Louis musicians/bands playing live music that you can watch right in the comfort of your home! Each week three musicians/bands will bring you 30-45 minutes of live music varying from Americana, Rock, Jazz, Pop, and everything in-between.
While we are practicing social distancing, you can listen to the beauty of Forest Park in the comfort of your own home! Forest Park Forever invites users to ListenForestPark , where you can enjoy the sounds of the many different areas in Forest Park including Kennedy Forest, Picnic Island, The Emerson Grand Basin and more!
Our normal has changed and The New Normal STL is working to create a new normal that is KIND + LOCAL + SAFE.
Once again, we have another great month in St. Louis! Let's stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy. I look forward to seeing you soon.

All the best. -Nate

Here is the latest housing report for your review.

Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. -Nate

Nate K. Johnson
Real Estate Solutions Group
Redkey Realty Leaders
314-575-7352 Direct
314-514-9600 Office
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