Best Virtual Things to Do While in Quarantine

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Staying home and indoors to help limit the spread of the coronavirus is of utmost importance right now. Trust me, I know it’s hard to not be able to go out and do the things we’re all so used to doing (especially the things we love to do!). But, if we do the hard part now, it hopefully means that this will all end sooner than anticipated. In the mean time, there are still ways to do fun things, but in a different way – virtually! Below are some of the best things to do virtually while in quarantine.

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VIRTUAL PARTIES/ENTERTAINMENT

FACEBOOK LIVE SING-A-LONGS WITH MARIE’S CRISIS CAFE

NYC’s historic piano bar is keeping the entertainment going and will now be a virtual piano bar every night. Yes, every night! And for two different show times each night! Request to join the group on Facebook. And be sure to tip your pianist/performer for providing great at-home music! They accept virtual tips/donations through Venmo.

Read more here.

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FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW: AT HOME

The famed Feinstein’s/54 Below is now offering online entertainment. “We will be reaching into our archives and streaming a select few of our past performances as one-time only events on YouTube. In addition, some of our upcoming performers have agreed to give you an exclusive sneak peek of their rescheduled shows. Check back on this page for updates and added artists! We are proud to be known as “Broadway’s Living Room” and as such, would like to provide a moment in time and a space for our audiences to come together as a community. After hearing that so many people are suffering from isolation as a result of the social distancing guidelines, we have decided to gather our online community into a virtual room where we can enjoy performances, comment, and chat with each other.” – Feinstein’s/54 Below

Learn more and view the performance schedule here | Watch performances here 

BROADWAY WORLD LIVING ROOM CONCERTS

Watch your favorite Broadway stars sing tunes from various Broadway shows, all from their living rooms, for you to watch in yours! Watch here

DAYBREAKER / LIVE: DISCO HOUSE PARTY

April 25 | 11am-1pm | $12.50+

Get moving and excited to experience Daybreaker parties, virtually! “This Love Train is packing some big disco energy, fam. To celebrate the era of bell-bottoms, leotards and Good Times, we’re firing up for a (virtual) disco inferno with music to make us funk. For Daybreaker LIVE, let’s (electric) slide into our livestream wearing something a lil’ ‘70s. Sequins, leopard prints, platform boots and anything *c’est chic,* so long as you can still shake your groove thang. Together in our homes with 1,000 friends around the globe, we’ll warm up with a soulful yoga flow before switching gears to do the hustle to throwbacks and sweet nu-disco jams. Because friends, these are the moments when we need to choose the things that make our hearts pound. Disco is a celebration, a party, a sweet release. Let’s step up, dress up, stand out and move John-Travolta-in-bell-bottoms fast—this one’s about more than just Stayin’ Alive. And remember: every time you show up for this community, you’re helping keep our lights on and this movement going. So share far and wide, and virtually invite 10 friends to lock in your spot on our dance cam. See you on the dancefloor—online.” – Daybreaker

Buy Tickets/Donate Here

VIRTUAL NYC MUSEUM EXHIBITS

NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN: ORCHID SHOW

“You’ve asked, we’ve answered! Enjoy our in-depth virtual tour of The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope, featuring Marc Hachadourian, our Director of Glasshouse Collections and Senior Orchid Curator. You’ll witness the beauty of this year’s exhibition without leaving home, and get to know some of the stunning and unique orchid varieties that went into creating it.” – New York Botanical Garden

Take the virtual tour here.

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Photo by Amber Lamoreaux from Pexels

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

You can explore the American Museum of Natural History’s “OLogy” page, a science website for kids, with games, stories, videos, and lots to do and learn. A perfect resource for parents and teachers!

Visit and learn more here 

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Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash

You can also find museum exhibits and online resources here. Also, be sure to catch the featured exhibit of the day, as well as watch live chats every afternoon, here.

Also, on April 22, 2020, enjoy “EarthFest at Home” to celebrate Earth Day. 

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SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Enjoy a 360 degree view of the Guggenheim, from the comfort of your home! Take the virtual tour here

You can also read art books from the museum’s digital archives here

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Photo by Leslie Holder on Unsplash

THE FRICK COLLECTION

Explore The Frick Collection and its galleries, all while on the couch in your pajamas! Take the virtual tour here.  Also, be sure to join their YouTube series: Cocktails with a Curator. “The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., join us for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work of art with a complementary cocktail. Bring your own beverage to this virtual event. Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.” – The Frick Collection
Learn more here 

THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Cleverly named “Art for the Socially Distanced,” you can view various pieces of art from the Brooklyn Museum on Tumblr. Visit the gallery here

THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM

You can explore the various exhibitions of the Morgan Library online, particularly the impressive J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library, here.

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THE INTREPID SEA, AIR, & SPACE MUSEUM

You can now experience The Intrepid, anywhere. Explore the aircraft and access online programs and digital content for free. To help keep operations running, you can also donate here

VIRTUAL WORLD MUSEUM EXHIBITS

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART – KOREA

Explore various exhibits from the comfort of your home, here

VAN GOGH MUSEUM – AMSTERDAM

Get an up close and personal look at Van Gogh’s famous works, here

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UFFIZI GALLERY – ITALY

Admire Renaissance and Baroque art from famed Italian artists such as Titian, Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, and da Vinci from your home! Explore here.

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SAGA MUSEUM – ICELAND

Learn about Icelandic and Viking history through their 17 exhibits at the Saga Museum, here

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Photo by: Stefanie DiMartino

MASP – MUSEU DE ARTE DE SÃO PAULO ASSIS CHATEAUBRIAND – BRAZIL

Explore artworks featured in Brazil’s first modern museum, here

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MUSÉE D’ORSAY – FRANCE

Take a virtual stroll through the museum, and explore various collections of French art, here

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THE MUSÉE DU LOUVRE – FRANCE

Take online tours and visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries, here

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Photo by Yeo Khee on Unsplash

GOOGLE ARTS AND CULTURE IS OFFERING VARIOUS MUSEUM COLLECTIONS ONLINE. FOR THE FULL, WORLD WIDE OVERVIEW OF COLLECTIONS, CLICK HERE.

FAMOUS WORLD HERITAGE SITES & US NATIONAL PARKS

From the comfort of your home, Google Earth has made it possible to take a virtual tour of 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Click here and pick the sites you want to virtually see, on the right hand side of the screen. It’s the perfect opportunity to feel like you’re there and learn a little bit of the history, too! 

In addition to the World Heritage Sites, you can also explore National Parks of the United States, here

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