Entertainment and Educational Suggestions for Our Members
During the COVID-19 Shelter in Place
1. Visit our National Parks:
2. Enjoy the wonders to be seen at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History:
3. Tour the Pyramids of Egypt:
4. Take a free Ivy League courses online - There are 13 categories which can be accessed:
Get some exercise with Silver Sneakers Streaming – if you have a Facebook account, you can access.
6. House Beautiful is offering virtual tours of 5 Gardens:
7. Enjoy the Keukenhof Gardens in The Netherlands:
8. Mount Vernon continues its live streams and its noon broadcasts every Wednesday:
9. Watch digital performances from the Kennedy Center Digital Stage and other venues.
10. Go around the world to Twelve Famous World Museums:
11. Enjoy the Online Encyclopedia of U.S. Architecture
12. Movies to stream right now – from AARP:
13. The Smithsonian has provided free aerial tours:
14. Fairfax County Library Offers Online Classes. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/
15. The National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. has a large collection of online exhibits. You can view:
16. Silver Spring Village
recently had a program with the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, Brigadier General Charles McGee during their celebration of Black History Month. General McGee is self-quarantining in his
100th year! They have shared the video with other Villages in the DC area ~~ thank you Silver Spring Village!
17. The Kennedy Center’s Play at Home Project. All plays are intended for families or small groups of people to perform together at home. Perhaps this is an activity to do with your grandchildren or grand nieces and nephews via Skype or ZOOM.
18. Metropolitan Opera has a streaming collection, and watch on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or TV for $14.99/month or $149.99/year with our unlimited subscription plan. Met Members save 33% off annual subscription price.
19. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has a series of podcasts - there is a long list of choices, most run about 30 minutes.
20. The Globe Theatre is Streaming Shakespeare’s Iconic Plays for free.
21. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation and Management Program offers resources and experiences you can enjoy from home:
22. The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage is continuing its performances, on a more limited and remote basis. Their “Couch Concerts” are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4 p.m. Here is the link:
23. The Smithsonian Museum Offers Free Online Courses. Here are a couple of the options, including one to celebrate National Poetry Month:
24. If you are into jazz, here are some upcoming live-streamed concerts that you can watch for free:
25. Kairos Alive hosts online intergenerational dance parties via Facebook Live. They are hosting special events and the Daily Swing™ a 10-minute dance party Monday through Friday at 3 pm Central Time. Visit www.facebook.com/kairosdancetheatre/ to participate or see recordings.
26. Silver Kite has online intergenerational classes and events on topics like drawing, painting, dance, improv theatre, storytelling, memoir writing. The classes have a small fee of $10 – they are also hosting free social hours.
27. Senior Planet has programs online and is offering numerous free virtual events.
28. Bridges Together is sharing ideas and resources for connecting at a distance. They have a guide to celebrating holidays from a distance.
29. There are numerous virtual services and resources available for all ages at the Fairfax County Public library: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/
30. DOROT University Without Walls program classes:
31. Woodlawn Plantation and the Pope-Leighey House have a new social media initiative to highlight the makers and creators they've worked with to help interpret the stories of these properties. Some of the posts are planted on Instagram or Facebook and a link to the maker's websites can be found on http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/makerscreators
32. Open Culture’s database offers links to free downloads of hundreds of eBooks, which can be sent to a smart phone or eReader. They have classics, including works by Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. There’s also an extensive audiobook collection available, with links to contemporary fiction: http://www.openculture.com/