Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication.


Round up your little ones for a story time that pairs the love of reading with the joys of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Annelisa Purdie, a librarian from the Countee Cullen branch of the New York Public Library teaches young learners all about the color wheel with Emma Dodd’s book “Dog’s Colorful Day.” Be sure to download a color wheel activity guide here before the tuning in.

When 10 a.m.
Where nypl.org/education/kids/storytime

Be captivated by the Trisha Brown Dance Company’s 2010 performance of “Opal Loop/Cloud Installation #72503.” This dance, created in 1980 by Ms. Brown — a choreographer The New York Times deemed a “pillar of post modern American dance” — kicks off the second installment of Baryshnikov Arts Center’s PlayBAC initiative, in which the center presents videos from its vast archive.

When bacnyc.org/explore
Where Until July 21st


Rachel Dry, the deputy editor of The New York Times politics desk, explores the history, nuances and power of “the women’s vote.” Jenniffer González-Colon, Puerto Rico’s representative in Congress, and Lauren Groh-Wargo, the C.E.O. of Fair Fight Action (a progressive political action committee founded by the Georgia politician Stacey Abrams), joins the conversation to discuss voter participation and fair elections.

When 4 p.m.
Where timesevents.nytimes.com


Explore City Island, a 1.5-mile-long seaport town floating just off Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, from the comfort and safety of your own home. This virtual tour provides and overview of the island’s history and explains the difference between so-called “clam diggers” (residents who were born there) and “mussel suckers” (those who weren’t). Registration costs $10.

When 1 p.m.

Where nyadventureclub.com

The cartoonist and illustrator Adrian Tomine and the actor Randall Park, of “Always Be My Maybe” and “Fresh Off the Boat,” talk about Mr. Tomine’s’s new comedic memoir, “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist.” Mr. Tomine’s work has been featured in publications like The New Yorker, Esquire and Rolling Stone, and his book “Shortcomings” was labeled a Notable Book of the Year by the Times in 2007.

When 8 p.m.

Where powells.com/eventsupdate


Credit…Nadia Hafid

Gird your green thumb for a webinar on garden design. Janet Draper, a Smithsonian Gardens horticulturist, explains what to keep in mind when it comes to curating flora. You can also peruse past tutorials on topics like growing simple summer herbs and creating way stations for monarch butterflies.

When 12 p.m.
Where gardens.si.edu

Grab a bottle of wine (or seltzer!) and enjoy an evening of stand-up comedy and readings hosted by Mary Cella, the founder of the humor site Little Old Lady Comedy. Also on the digital marquee: Ginny Hogan, the author of “Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield,” and the actor and comedian Talib Babb, among others. Zoom information provided after registration.
Where greenlightbookstore.com/event
When 7:30 p.m.


Tuck in for an afternoon at the opera with Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” as performed at the Teatro de la Maestranza in — yes — Seville, Spain, in 2016. Chances are you already know, and can sing along to, “Largo al factotum,” a.k.a. Figaro’s aria.

When 4 p.m.
Where operavision.eu


Take a walk through the history of American democracy with Alicia Cheng, a founding partner of the graphic design studio MGMT in Brooklyn. As part of the 2020 Typographics Festival, Ms. Cheng traces the visual story of the ballot, beginning with the first handwritten tickets to more colorful examples from the 19th century.

When 1 p.m.
Where 2020.typographics.com/livestream


“Flinch and cry,” in the words of Jesse Green, the co-chief theater critic for The Times, at “The Line,” a documentary-style play written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, and produced by the Public Theater in New York. The important production shares the perspectives of medical workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

When Through Aug. 4

Where publictheater.org