Online Events and Entertainment for Quarantine

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Google Doc listing board games, card games, puzzles, and more available online.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain.

Virtual CreativeMornings and CreativeMorning “FieldTrips.”

Ken Burns’ The Gene: An Intimate History on PBS.

Thought Gallery online events listing.

Airbnb online experiences.

Story Collider’s online story hour, every Friday at 7pm ET.

Mailchimp presents the SXSW Short Film Festival online.

City Arts & Lectures webcast schedule and YouTube channel.

Oat the Goat, an interactive animated story.

David Zwirner online viewing rooms.

Film Forum Virtual Cinema (paid).

Google Arts & Culture national park tours.

Think & Drink Different talks via Zoom ($5).

Exploding Dots online learning series for playing with mathematical concepts.

Online coding courses(for teens): Code for Life, Code.org high school curriculum, and Code with Google.

Museum of Math live events.

Patrick Stewart is reading a Shakespeare sonnet every day on Instagram.

Newlab Virtual, online programming from a startup collective located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Draft & Draw Hangouts via Zoom.

Museum of Math’s free online math learning programs: Free Friday and student sessions.

This giant list of ideas for being home with kids.

The Social Distancing Festival is a collection of livestreams from around the world.

Explore.org nature web cams (always online and fun to browse).

Virtual Nerd Nites (via Microsoft Teams) and past events.

Virtual travel livestreams.

Think Like a Coder is a 10-episode series from TED-Ed of a sci-fi adventure incorporating programming puzzles and concepts along the way.

Suspense, an old-time radio drama series.

American Museum of Natural History games and projects for kids, Space vs Dinos YouTube channel, and coloring book with real dioramas for reference.

Make collages and assemblages in AR space using your own photographs with Google Weird Cuts.

An epic journey from the big bang, in collaboration with CERN.

The Greene Space livestreams.

The Louvre online tours.

The Skint online events listing.

Secret Science Club online events (live programming to come).

44 free engineering and science challenges from the James Dyson Foundation.

Try a free trial of a meditation app. Headspace and Calm are both terrific.

Sofar Sounds online listening room lets artists host live shows.

The British Museum, visualized through time.

These collections of interviews, videos, and chairs from the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. They also do live talks on Instagram.

Hollis Taggart viewing rooms.

The Brooklyn Public Library (like many libraries) is hosting virtual events for adults and kids and of course you can always borrow ebooks to a Kindle or use one of their apps.

Met Opera performances. View schedule here.

Museum of Natural History virtual tours.

New York Society for Ethical Culture live events.

The Kid Should See This (always a good resource).

Google Arts & Culture: with over 500 museums and galleries worldwide, it might be helpful to start with Google’s top 10 museum list or search by historical era or artist.

Intelligence Squared U.S. debate archive.

Colorables, a collection of free printable coloring pages.

Brooklyn Public Philosophers’ “Ask a Philosopher” on Facebook Live.

Pace Gallery viewing rooms (free signup required).

Online coding courses(for kids): Code Avengers, CodeCombat, Codemoji, Kodable, Scratch, Tynker, and Code.org.

Tribeca Film Festival daily short films.

New York Academy of Sciences webinars.

“The Shows Must Go On!,” a virtual series of Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway musicals, free every Friday on YouTube.

Everywhere School, a calendar of educational livestreams for kids.

PechaKucha INSPIRE The World live-casts on YouTube and Facebook.

“Tip Your Waitstaff,” an Instagram Live Standup Comedy series hosted by Mike Birbiglia where various comics test run new material.

The Morgan Library’s virtual talks and tours.

Poster House online content like free design workshops, monthly book club meetings, and more.

Free coloring pages from cultural institutions around the world.

BBC Culture In Quarantine is a virtual festival offering some superb content like Museums In Quarantine and performances from The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Virtual tours of stunning libraries from around the world.

Collage Retreat, a collection of scanned images to collage with.

Brooklyn Brainery online classes.

Stream Shakespeare plays and performances online from The Globe Theater.

Virtual salons from the Type Directors Club.

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach.

Atlas Obscura’s “Wonder from Home” online experiences, stories, and videos.

Meetup is still hosting myriad online events.

Wassaic Project is an amazing artist collective that holds open studios and exhibitions on Instagram Live and Zoom.

The National Theatre in London is posting a recording of one of their full-length plays every Thursday, available for one week thereafter.

An introduction to watching movies online.

An awe-inspiring NYT series on the cosmos covering some of our latest discoveries and explorations.

A two-season C-SPAN series called Landmark Cases on important Supreme Court rulings. Or listen to it in podcast form.

A mesmerizing app called Universe in a Nutshell from the good people at Kurzgesagt.

These hiking videos by Kraig Adams. His hikes in the Grand Tetons and the Picos de Europa in Spain are especially sublime.

Try a Great Courses Plus free trial.

Steven Pinker’s Intro to Psychological Science lectures released via his Twitter feed. Lectures 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 to start.

Philosophy series called Night Owls — including this economics debate — run by Agnes Callard.