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Dear MITAC Customers:

We hope that you're staying healthy and safe.

SELECT TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
We are excited to announce that a select number of tickets are now available for
online purchase and home shipping!  Tickets for purchase now include:
          Boston Harbor Islands Ferry (Spectacle Island)
          Charles Riverboat Cruises* (*Open July 10)
          Plimoth Plantation
          Provincetown Fast Ferry
          Southwick's Zoo

IMPORTANT NOTICE
MIT, including, MITAC, does not vet, represent or warrant the condition of any events, facilities or venues (the "Events") offered through MITAC, including, without limitation, sanitization, monitoring density or enforcement of CDC guidelines, or that they will be free from exposure to COVID-19.



STAY CONNECTED - VIRTUALLY! - WITH MITAC!

New Zoom Events. The Fundamentals and Science Underlying the Golf Swing
with MIT Golf Instructor Joe Rocha (July 16, 2 pm)

MITAC YouTube Channel. Revisit past MITAC Zoom Talks/Tours with the new
MITAC YouTube Channel! Archives include Homebrewing, The Glass Lab & more.

MITAC Pet Gallery. MITAC applauds our loyal companions with our weekly Pet-of-the-Week! Over 150 furry friends have already been added to the MITAC Pet Gallery ~ check them out! Submit your favorite pet photo by Mon, July 13 to mitac-office@mit.edu, along with your pet's name, your name, Department, and favorite MITAC activity.

•Zoom Hobby Classes. Share your knowledge with others by hosting a Zoom Hobby Class! To submit Zoom Hobby Class proposals, contact mitac-office@mit.edu.
 

ONLINE TICKET ORDERS
MITAC Ticket Offices at Stata and Lincoln Laboratory are closed until further notice as MIT responds to the challenge of COVID-19. Tickets may be purchased online at mitac.mit.edu

CONTACT US
The MITAC team is available remotely by email at mitac-office@mit.edu
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, or you can leave a voicemail at 617-253-7990
and we will be in touch with you ASAP.

Thank you,
The MITAC Team

Summer Cruises!
Now Available!
Tickets now available for:
Boston Harbor Island Ferry
Spectacle Island. $20 (reg. $24.95/Adult)
Charles Riverboat Cruises
$12 - save up to $5/ticket
Provincetown Fast Ferry
$77/Adult/Round trip (reg. $94) 
Valid Anytime; No Expiration
Plimoth Plantation
Now Open for the Season!
Open through Dec 5
Plymouth, MA
$29/Adult  (reg. $32)
$18/Child  (reg. $19)
For current exhibit updates,
check the Plimoth Plantation website.
Purchase by Nov 25
The Fundamentals and Science Underlying the Golf Swing
Thurs, July 16, 2pm; Free
Learn the fundamentals of golf
with MIT Golf instructor Joe Rocha.
Holding the club; body posture and motion; and moving the golf club using forces and torques. Great golfing tips for both novice and seasoned golfers!
Sign up by July 15
Southwick's Zoo
Now Open for the Season!
Open through Oct 31
Mendon, MA
$19 - save at least $1, ages 3+
Visit with the prairie dogs, elk,
reindeer, monkeys, giraffes ~
hand feed the deer ~ & more!
Purchase by Oct 21

LOCAL/NEW ENGLAND Virtual Resources
*=New Virtual Resources

MIT Resources
  • Exploring MIT Libraries' Indie Tarot Collection Tues, July 14, 2 pm
    Free Join DDC Head, Emilie Hardman, to learn more about the unique physical features and digital possibilities of the collection, the radical reimagining of archetypes, symbology & more.
    Sign up by July 13
     
  • Fitness. Stay active and keep moving with:
    -MIT@ 2:50: Daily meditation, reflection and relaxation for the MIT community
    -MIT Medical/Community Wellness: Afternoon Unwind.
     Mon, Wed, and Fri., 5-5:20 pm. A guided relaxation practice to help release tight.  muscles and soften mental tension. Register anytime. 
    -MIT Recreation: Virtual Group Exercises including yoga, zumba, pilates,
     Bodyweight Bootcamp & more
     
  • Full STEAM Ahead. MIT's new Full STEAM Ahead Site offers a great new set of tools for K-12 learning, offering science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics based instructional materials to find innovative solutions to the challenges of learning at a distance. A collaboration between different labs at MIT including The Education Arcade, MIT Open Learning, and the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL).
     
  • Guitar for Newcomers with Elise Brown. Tues, July 14, 10:30 am.
    Part of the MIT Women's League Summer Skillshare program.
    Registration required. A crash-course introduction to everything you need to know to impress your family and annoy your friends on Zoom!
     
  • List Visual Arts Center. Let's you connect with the museum at home. The List also has a wonderful collection of artist's videos and forum discussions.
     
  • MIT Asian Dance Team.  Check out the MIT Asian Dance Team (ADT)'s amazing showcase videos on YouTube! Established in 2009 to spread the culture of East Asian Dance, ADT is the largest dance organization at MIT, and includes traditional Asian dance to modern Asian pop.
     
  • MIT Borderline Mural Project. Explore the amazing artwork in the MIT Tunnels between Buildings 66 & E17 with the Borderline Mural Project, and the new Tunnel66 project, showcasing the unique cultures of the MIT and adMIT communities with a collaborative digital art project aiming to reconnect the MIT Community. Further info: borderlineteam@mit.edu.
     
  • MIT Center for WorkLife and Wellbeing.  Helpful resources include Webinar Series (Finding Balance:  Mindful Living and Working), MIT MyLife Services, caring for yourself and supporting children and elderly family members, plus video recordings, daily meditation sessions and more at MIT Center for WorkLife and Wellbeing.
     
  • MIT Endicott House.  Join the MIT Endicott House for free virtual workshops:
    Culinary Workshop - Cooking with Garden Ingredients, Wed., June 24, noon
    •Cocktail Creations. Shaun Hubbard, Director of Food & Beverage, walks through
      a cocktail history tour, Cocktails with Wendell, with highlights from the MIT Endicott
      House original owner, H.Wendell Endicott's, favorite pours.
    Further info: endicott-sales@mit.edu
     
  • MIT LibrariesFree online resources include textbooks, e-books, journals, MIT Reads (an online book club), and access to movies and documentaries with mit.kanopy.com. Online resources are available to current students, faculty, and staff.
     
  • MIT Libraries/Distinctive Collections: Documenting COVID-19.
    Working to document the MIT community's experiences, reactions, and responses to changes in the MIT community and world brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, The MIT Libraries' Distinctive Collections invites MIT community members to contribute written documents, audio/video recordings, diaries/journals/scrapbooks, poetry/drawings/photography/music for the Documenting COVID-19 project.  Contributions accepted through Summer 2021.
     
  • MIT Media Lab: Virtual Pets! with The Guardians: Unite the Realms.
    Free app from the MIT Media Lab's Affective Computing Group, The Guardians: Unite the Realms, encourages players to choose their own adventure each day to help them feel better or achieve other goals. Collect Shortcake and other magical forest animals!
     
  • MIT Open Learning. A wealth of educational resources for families with Scratch programming language, First Year STEM Classes from MIT, Introduction to Computer Science using Python, MITx YouTube Channel, Intro to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight, & more.
     
  • MIT Press Virtual Book Talk Series. Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm, Registration required.  Recorded webinars available. Events cover topics such as critical thinking during a time of crisis; concentration in times of distraction, navigating a pandemic-struck world and more. For further info on the author talks, check the MIT Press website.
     
  • Museum of Science Behind-the-Scenes Webinar Thurs., July 23, 5 pm; Free.
    Join MOS Archivist Eva Grizzard and learn about the shared history between the Museum of Science and MIT, with stories and pictures illustrating communal efforts.
    Sign up by July 22
     
  • The Science of Chocolate. Explore the wonders, magic and science of making one of the most beautiful confections on earth - Chocolate! The Science of Chocolate, a recent MIT Alumni event, led by MIT Professor Michael Cima from the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and the MIT Innovation Initiative, was sponsored by the New England Science Writers through a contribution to the MIT COVID-19 Research Fund.
     
  • Summer Skillshare with the MIT Women's League. Learn something new with MIT Women's League members and friends!  Summer Skillshare classes include Gardening Tips with Cheryl Vossmer (July 15, 10 am), Storytelling Skills with Kirsty Bennett (July 23, 12 noon), Make Two Masks in 30 Minutes (Aug. 4, 12 noon), and Herb Knowledge with Chef Tim Healey (Aug. 12, 12 noon).
K-12 Education
  • Adventure Theatre: Make Way for Ducklings Digital Presentation The classic story of Mr. & Mrs. Mallard and their ducklings is told digitally by Adventure Theatre. Supported by Art Works and the National Endowment for the Arts.
     
  • Arnold Arboretum Family Activities. Family activities include Everyday Nature Tasks: Simple Activities for Outdoor Fun and Learning, Photo Hunt, Discovery Packs & more.
     
  • At Home #WithMe. Great resources for surviving at home doing the ordinary, and extraordinary. #WithMe includes music livestreams, homemade pasta ideas, cycling workouts, Minecraft and Fortnite, ice cream sandwiches, cutting your own hair, fun physics experiments, art/drawing/journaling, growing houseplants, good books & much more.
     
  • Audubon Adventures. Engaging students in grades 3 through 6 in nature study and environmental stewardship with Audubon Adventures.
     
  • Big Apple Circus. S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities for families. Check out their YouTube channel for circus activities to do at home!
     
  • Boston Athenaeum. Tour the Virtual Collections, and explore their Digital Collections, Maps, Paintings and Sculpture, Prints & Photographs & more. Plus join Family Story Time, Monday through Saturday at 10:30am via live video on the Athenaeum's Facebook Page.
     
  • Boston Children's Museum Great learning resources & stay at home activities.
     
  • Boston Public Library. Virtual resources, with a Boston Public Library e-card,  include a free Ancestry Library; weekly Creative Kids Challenge (from epic fort building to crawly creatures), Online Educational Learning Tools (preparing young ones for Kindergarten with Miss Humblebee's Academy, to online eBooks for teen with the TeenBookCloud) & more.
     
  • Cambridge Science Festival. Great online resources for famiies including CPL STEAM Vault and the Sounds of CSF Spotify playlist!
     
  • Children's Stories with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 2 special readings, with BSO instrumental accompaniments:
    -Berlioz the Bear. Celebrated children's book author Jan Brett shares a reading of Berlioz the Bear. Learn more about how this story came to life and hear "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakov, played by some of the BSO musicians who inspired the story's characters.
    -Doxie and Andre's Flight Path. Join BSO bassoonist Rich Ranti and oboist Andrea Bonsignore for Doxie and Andre's Flight Path, about two adventurous ducklings, Doxie and Andre! Story by Andrea Bonsignore and original art by Roger Kizik.
     
  • Discovery Museum. Incredible online resource list for families including fun learning activities, interactive and at-home resources offered by museums, organizations, and other creators around the world. From tinfoil ferries to the largest pool of jello & more.
     
  • Draw with Drew & Rosie. Join the Creative Director of Time for Kids, and his sidekick Rosie, on a creative exploration of drawing and sketching. Great fun for kids who love to draw!
     
  • #EduHam at Home. Hamilton and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History launch #EduHam at Home, a free digital program for students and their families to explore the world of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical and America's founding era. An extension of the Hamilton Education Program, #EduHam at Home provides access to mentorships that help to create and perform a student's own narrative; and an American History curriculum, introducing students to the people, events, and documents of the founding era. Recommended for grades 6-12.
     
  • Free Chess Games for Kids Online. New England Chess School offers
    free virtual chess games every Sunday for ages 6-14. Students see and hear the teacher, the event moderator and friends over live video. Moderators review and comment on games live as the game progresses. A great way to pratice and play the game of chess in an interactive virtual classroom! All skills welcome.
     
  • Full STEAM Ahead. MIT's new Full STEAM Ahead Site offers a great new set of tools for K-12 learning, offering science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics based instructional materials to find innovative solutions to the challenges of learning at a distance. A collaboration between different labs at MIT including The Education Arcade, MIT Open Learning, and the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL).
     
  • How To Talk to Kids About Race. Recommended reading, from preschool to young adult, from the Boston Children's Museum:
    How To Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help.
     
  • Invertebrates! with the Museum of Science Live Animal Care Center. Sat., July 11, 11 am. Free. Registration required. What have you always wanted to know about insects, jellyfish, and so many other invertebrates but have never had a chance to ask?  The Museum of Science's Live Animal Care Center staff help answer your questions and share more about what kinds of invertebrate species they take care of at the Museum. Additional questions? Contact rsvp@mos.org.
     
  • Ken Burns in the Classroom. PBS Learning Media adds several full-length films by Ken Burns and Florentine Films to the popular "Ken Burns in the Classroom" hub.  Avail. through June 30, the films will support teachers and students with distance learning for the remainder of the academic year.
     
  • Listening Outside. Explore the amazing outdoor sounds in nature with the Discovery Museum. Take a Listening Walk, Make Some Nature Music (tapping rocks with sticks, and other nature music activities), and more.
     
  • Lowell Spinners' Family Fun Activities. Including Canaligator coloring pages, Home Run Reading Program; design your own jersey, & more.
     
  • Mass Audubon Society: Nature at Home Nature videos, family activities, spring birds & more with Nature at Home.
     
  • MIT Open Learning. A wealth of educational resources for families with Scratch programming language, First Year STEM Classes from MIT, Introduction to Computer Science using Python, MITx YouTube Channel, Intro to Aerospace Engineering: Astronautics and Human Spaceflight, & more.
     
  • Museum of Science. STEM family activities at the Museum of Science including Engineering Fun at Home, Developing Pre-K problem solvers, Stem for Families, and more now online at MOSfromHome!
     
  • NASA Home School Activities. Learn about Impact Craters, How to Make an Apollo Moon Capsule, construct a Balloon-Powered Rocket, Be a Spaceflight Explorer, Build the Tallest Spaghetti Structure, Make Edible Asteroids, Learn How to Live in Space as an Astronaut, Make Stomp Rockets, Take a Virtual Trip to Mars and more with NASA's Home School STEM Activities for grade K-12.
     
  • New England Aquarium's new at-home resource page!
     
  • PBS. PBS and WGBH Boston have partnered to support distance learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning on Monday, March 30, Public media WORLD Channel from WGBH will provide a daily, five-hour (12noon-5pm) At-Home Learning Service, for students in grades 6-12, to PBS stations nationwide. WORLD will offer programs on science, history and English language arts, and include related learning resources from PBS LearningMedia, a free online service of thousands of educational resources.
     
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.  #PEMfromHome. Take a deep dive into the virtualized collections, read the stories and explore. Enjoy creative projects for children and families. Visit the museum's extensive blog. Listen to the latest PEMcast Podcast, and explore their archives here! You can even browse the Peabody Essex Museum shop and receive free shipping with code FREESHIP at checkout.
     
  • Plimoth Plantation. Learn about Simple Machines & A(maize)ing Grains; 17th-century wardrobes, Wampanoag Pottery and more with Plimoth Plantation's History @ Home; Virtual Exhibition Tour; Virtual Cinema; and other calendar events (Heirloom Seeds, Strawberry Festival & more).
     
  • Puppet Showplace. Treeples, a live-action short film & puppetry adventure, now available online through Puppet Showplace Connect. Treeples helps kids know they can be brave and strong in the face of the unknown. Plus check out the Gottabees family activities; Wonder Spark Projects; Paper Heart Projects; Make a Monkey craft; and explore the Center for Puppetry Arts. Great resource for families.
     
  • Rainbows! Take a deep dive into how rainbows - and double rainbows - appear in the sky. Learn the physics behind rainbows with Physics Girl.
     
  • Red Sox. Check out Red Sox Home Fun for fun and educational family activities like coloring pages, puzzles, STEM worksheets, comic books, & the Summer Slugger learning experience!
     
  • Science Experiments for Kids to Do at Home. From lava lamp making,
    to growing rock candy, making homemade slime with Borax, making invisible ink, creating a sparkling volcano or a shaving cream storm cloud & more. Fun science experiments for the whole family.
     
  • SchoolHouse Rock YouTube Complete Series. Familiar, educational, and fun, PBS show for kids with Multiplication Rock, Grammar Rock, Science Rock, Money Rock, Civics Rock & more. SchoolHouse Rock rocks!
     
  • Stop Breathe Think. Meditation for kids ages 5-10.
     
  • Stuck at Home: 100s of Activities and Resources for Kids. Amazing resource with many creative activities for kids and families
     
  • Urbanity Dance. Virtual Dance Classes.  Include Hip-Hop (ages 6-12), Friday Family Dance Party, Sunday Ballet & more.
     
  • Weather Wiz Kids. Explore the fascinating world of weather with Weather Wiz Kids! Try some fun weather experiments - Tornado in a Bottle, How to Bend Water, Creating a Baking Soda Volcano, Suck an Egg into a Bottle, Learn about the Water Cycle - plus learn about weather folklore, weather games, flashcards & more!
     
  • WGBH Distance Learning Center. The WGBH Distance Learning Center offers great learning activities for children K-12.
     
  • YouTube's Learn@Home. Learn@Home highlights educational YouTube channels that students (preschoolers ages 5+ and kids 13 & older) can watch at home.
    In partnership with Khan Academy, Discovery Education, Cool School, PBS Kids, Sesame Street & others.
Movies and Museums
  • ArtsAlive. Get inspired while staying inside with ArtsAlive, a new initiative from The Boston Globe celebrating the arts with exclusive content provided by local theatres, musicians and museums. New videos added every Thursday.
     
  • ArtWeek. Virtual tours include the Norman Rockwell Museum, Worcester Art Museum, Beebe Woods & more.
     
  • Beyond the Page: WGBH Book Club. Join Beyond the Page: WGBH Book Club's Facebook group for reading goals and discussion.
     
  • Bird Watching. Peabody Essex Museum Art & Nature Center Director Janey Winchell and Mark Faherty, bird ecologist and science coordinator at Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, discuss the latest apps and websites for bird watching.
     
  • Boston Athenaeum. Tour the Virtual Collections, and explore their Digital Collections, Maps, Paintings and Sculpture, Prints & Photographs & more. Plus join Family Story Time, Monday through Saturday at 10:30am via live video on the Athenaeum's Facebook Page.
     
  • Boston by Foot. New virtual presentations from Boston by Foot every month!
     
  • Boston Children's Museum Great learning resources & stay at home activities.
     
  • Boston Public Library. Virtual resources, with a Boston Public Library e-card, include a free Ancestry Library; weekly Creative Kids Challenge (from epic fort building to crawly creatures), Online Educational Learning Tools (preparing young ones for Kindergarten with Miss Humblebee's Academy, to online eBooks for teen with the TeenBookCloud) & more.
     
  • Brattle Theatre. The Brattle is curating lists of their favorite movies within a theme each week. Visit their virtual programs listing for movie ideas, and information on where and how to stream them! The Brattle Theatre launches #breakyouralgorithm, a weekly selection of mostly unseen films from popular streaming services.
     
  • Brandeis Living Room Fest Gallery. Brandeis artists share their photography, videos, paintings and drawings ~ from dance to film to hip hop to marble paper art & more with the Brandeis Living Room Fest Gallery.
     
  • Brookline Booksmith.  Virtual author talks at the Brookline Booksmith. New online events posted every week!
     
  • Butterfly Place. Visit the Butterfly Place virtually and take a look at all their various butterflies!
     
  • Concord Museum. Explore the Concord Museum virtually with History at Home.
     
  • Coolidge Corner - Virtual Screenings. Movies and conversations at Coolidge Corner for nominal fees.
     
  • Digital Commonwealth Massachusetts Collections Online. Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across MA. Access to photographs, manuscripts, books, and other materials of historical interest that have been digitized and made available by members of the Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies from across MA.
     
  • Family Movie Nights at the Drive-In! Drive-In Theatres now open near Boston include the Mendon Twin Drive-In, Mansfield Drive-In & more.
     
  • Freedom Trail.  Virtual walking tour of the Freedom Trail, downtown Boston.
     
  • Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryLecture videos, and exhibits with videos: Sea Creatures in Glass, Glass Flowers, Romer Hall of Vertebrate Paleontology, Earth and Planetary Sciences Gallery.
     
  • Institute of Contemporary Art's Virtual Quilt Project: Create your own quilt square that represents who you are with the Threads of Connection Virtual Quilt.  Submit your finished square to the ICA for a change to be featured in their virtual quilt and help build community while we're all apart.
     
  • Invertebrates! with the Museum of Science Live Animal Care Center. Sat., July 11, 11 am. Free. Registration required. What have you always wanted to know about insects, jellyfish, and so many other invertebrates but have never had a chance to ask?  The Museum of Science's Live Animal Care Center staff help answer your questions and share more about what kinds of invertebrate species they take care of at the Museum. Additional questions? Contact rsvp@mos.org.
     
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Explore the ISG with an amazing virtual tour. Check out a behind-the-scenes Gardner Greenhouse Tour and choreographers-in-residence El Jaleo performance.
     
  • Jacob Lawrence Exhibition Tour at the Peabody Essex Museum. Associate Curator Lydia Gordon "sneaks" into the museum for an impromptu tour of the groundbreaking exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle. "The art of Jacob Lawrence embodies a message we need more than ever- that art empowers us to use our voice to create change."
     
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.  View their online exhibits including JFK's White House Diary, JFK's desk in the Oval Office, the Civil Rights Movement and more.
     
  • List Visual Arts Center. Let's you connect with the museum at home. The List also has a wonderful collection of artist's videos and forum discussions.
     
  • Massachusetts Historical Society. View their online exhibits.
     
  • The Museum of African American History. Immerse yourself in Afro-American history and heritage with the Museum of African American History's online exploration.
     
  • Museum of Fine Arts. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts virtually with curatorial insights, lectures, demonstrations of musical instruments at the MFA, conservation at the MFA, playlists and more.
     
  • Museum of Science. STEM family activities at the Museum of Science including Engineering Fun at Home, Developing Pre-K problem solvers, Stem for Families, and more now online at MOSfromHome!
     
  • New England Aquarium. Visit the aquarium online. Watch the lecture series to learn more about the ocean. Take a virtual dive into their Indo-Pacific coral reef! Or dive into the aquarium's at-home resource page.
     
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.  #PEMfromHome. Take a deep dive into the virtualized collections, read the stories and explore. Enjoy creative projects for children and families. Visit the museum's extensive blog. Listen to the latest PEMcast Podcast, and explore their archives here! You can even browse the Peabody Essex Museum shop and receive free shipping with code FREESHIP at checkout.
     
  • Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) Pals Program. PEM staff member Bethany Beatrice, aka Miss Bethany, hosts the weekly PEM Pals program virtually with its own theme song and original animated characters. A much-loved story hour for little ones! Every Wed., 10:30 am.
     
  • Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology. Harvard University, Cambridge. Explore and enjoy the online collection.
     
  • Plimoth Plantation. Learn about Simple Machines & A(maize)ing Grains; 17th-century wardrobes, Wampanoag Pottery and more with Plimoth Plantation's History @ Home; Virtual Exhibition Tour; Virtual Cinema; and other calendar events (Heirloom Seeds, Strawberry Festival & more).
     
  • USS Constitution. Explore the USS Constitution virtually! Daily virtual tours at 1pm on Facebook Live, plus educational resources, LEGO Ship Shape Competition, meet a historic sailor from "Old Ironsides", and more.
     
  • Wellness:  Art for Physical and Emotional Healing - Virtual 360 Exhibit. Unbound Visual Arts showcases UVA member artists and their different understandings of physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness - the wellness of a person, an animal, & nature itself ~ and the interaction and relationship among all three. The Virtual 360 Exhibit demonstrates how art can help understand and represent the concept of wellness.
Music and Stage
  • American Repertory Theater Explore the Archives, with videos, photos, and write-ups from past performances.
     
  • ArtsAlive. Get inspired while staying inside with ArtsAlive, a new initiative from The Boston Globe celebrating the arts with exclusive content provided by local theatres, musicians and museums. New videos added every Thursday.
     
  • Arts Emerson. Explore new worlds from your home with A.R.T.'s Together Apart, giving audiences access to high-quality archival videos and unique opportunities to hear from the artists behind them.
     
  • Boch Center- Arts Heal ~ inspiring music/song/performances from the Boch Center: Boston Children's Chorus singing "Rise Up" & more
     
  • Boston Ballet Stay connected with the Boston Ballet online for rehearsal clips from Carmen, music from the Boston Ballet Orchestra, and how their dancers are staying in shape at home.
     
  • Boston Lyric Opera. BLO's new digital platform, Bedtime Lullabies Online," and a new podcast, At Its (S)Core ~ designed to give you the opportunity to experience opera whenever and wherever, all with the same core goal: building curiosity, enthusiasm and support for opera.
     
  • Boston Philharmonic.  Three beautiful Boston Philharmonic performances to check out on YouTube! 
    •First movement of Mendelssohn's violin concerto
    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
    Overture to Rusland Lyudmila ~ with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
     
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra BSO at Home: Self-produced videos from BSO musicians and conductors, daily curated audio offerings, and BSO HomeSchool with BSO musicians providing educational offerings in support of at-home learning. 
     
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra's "Summon the Heroes" The Boston Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, performs a musical video tribute, "Summon the Heroes," featuring the work originally composed by John Williams for the 1996 Olympic Games, as a tribute to today's first responders who are providing critical and needed services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  John Williams joins the virtual tribute with a musical and spoken introduction.
     
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra Updates. Include:
    -"Conversations with Keith," a new weekly interview series featuring Keith Lockhart and special guests.  Learn more about the people who make the Boston Pops "America's Orchestra," on the stage and behind the scenes.
    -Lights, Camera, Music!  Six Decades of John Williams.  This collection highlights the versatility of John Williams's style by featuring a broad survey of John Williams' work, going beyond his most popular music.
     
  • Boston's Virtual Arts and Cultural Events. Comprehensive chronological listing of virtual arts and cultural events in Boston - from Haitian Folklore Dance Class to Punk Rock Aerobics to Earth Day, Art, Music and more.
     
  • Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO): Student Spotlight. Check out the amazing young talented musicians practicing their musical craft - Violin, French Horn, Cello, Viola  more - with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.
     
  • Cooking Classes with The Refined Cook. Free virtual cooking classes with The Refined Cook.
     
  • Celebrity Series of Boston Watch virtual performances, playlists, livestreams, & more at home.
     
  • Comedy! Comedian Bethany Van Delft and Artisanal Comedy launch "Live from the Pandemic!," a weekly live showcase of Boston comedians, Wednesdays at 9 pm.
     
  • Dream Boston. A new series of audio plays powered by the Huntington. Through short audio plays, Dream Boston asks local playwrights to imagine their favorite locations, landmarks, and friends in a future Boston, when we can once again meet and thrive in our city - a vision of a future Boston that is somewhere between dream and reality.
     
  • Drive-in Concerts. Billboard upcoming drive-in concerts.
     
  • Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame. Housed in the Wang Theatre, The Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame (FARHOF) preserves and celebrates the history of Folk, Americana,and Roots music.  FARHOF is committed to protecting the legacy of this music and the history of its performers, as well as the artists who carry that legacy into the future.
     
  • Global Arts Live Concert highlights from the 2019-20 Season; and additional virtual performances. Plus, a special virtual music festival.
     
  • Handel & Haydn Listening Room.  Listen to (and watch) recordings of past H&H performances and clips about musical offerings with the H&H Listening Room.  Includes the Baroque Fireworks Concert, Classical Kids Storytime:  "The Boy Who Said Wow!," Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, & more.
     
  • Huntington Theatre Company. Connect to Huntington @Home for online performances, distance learning, messages from artists, or sign up for entertaining phone calls from staff!
     
  • Live from Scullers.  Since 2012, WGBH 89.7 and Scullers Jazz Club have partenered to produce Live from Scullers, a monthly broadcast featuring some of the best touring musicians in jazz. Hosted by Eric Jackson, the live broadcasts are a feature of his weekend jazz program Eric in the Evening.
     
  • Name That Tune! with the Boston Pops at Home. Every Tuesday, a short clip of a Boston Pops recording will be posted ~ can you name the title and composer? Fun musical trivia for all with Name That Tune!
     
  • New Hampshire Theatre Project. Connect Express Learn online!
     
  • North End Music and Performing Arts Center. Explore the online virtual performances, music & Open Mic Night at NEMPAC!
     
  • North Shore Music Theatre. Virtual Classes for Kids & Teens (acting, singing, dancing & more) and Adults (Ballet, Jazz, Tap & more). Further info: education@nsmt.org.
     
  • Notes of Appreciation. Shared with hospitals around Boston, "Notes of Appreciation," with BSO Third Horn Mike Winter, is a selection of unmeasured preludes by Jacques Francois Galley.
     
  • Red Sox Organist. Josh Kantor brings joy virtually: listen to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and other favorites!
     
  • Redefining American Music: Rediscovering the Incredible Black Composer. A dynamic BSO concert curated by Rhiannon Giddens last spring, get reintroduced to the great Black composers who have been hiding in plain sight in every genre of music.  Honor the voices of black composers whose works have far too often been absent from symphonic stages with Redefining American Music: Rediscovering the Incredible Black Composer.
     
  • The Revels. The Revels performance of Jean Ritchie's "Peace Round"
     
  • Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH. Performances on Crowdcast for $1 or whatever support you like to offer. Upcoming events include The Andrews Brothers to be livestreamed each day this weekend (will not be recorded, $20/ticket).
     
  • SpeakEasy Play Discussion Club. A weekly discussion surrounding some of today's most exciting scripts! Sign up for as many sessions as you'd like, read the play on your own, and then join SpeakEasy Stage Company's Staff and artists for an online conversation about the play's major themes and impact on the American theatre canon. More info: Alex Lonati at alexlonati@speakeasystage.com.
     
  • Quarantine Art Club.  American children's book illustrator and artist Carson Ellis's Quarantine Art Club on Instagram offers daily art assignments with some amazing results.
Special
  • Arnold Arboretum. Online Plant & Garden Highlights
     
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden. 15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, herb and rock gardens, pond garden, vegetable and fruit gardens, arboretum woodland interpretive trail and more at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.
    Timed tickets required.
     
  • Boston Celtics. Revisit Classic Celtics games, Marcus Smart's highlights, Larry Bird's Greatness, & more.
     
  • Boston Duck Tours. Boston Duck Tours: Fun at Home includes Boston Historic Landmarks Crossword Puzzle, DUCKTOUR Maze, Quote the ConDUCKtor, Match the Inventor with the Massachusetts Inventor, Boston Duck Tour Coloring Book & more.
     
  • Boxaroo's Colby's Curious Cookoff! An at-home, online puzzle hunt designed to stimulate your brain and provide hours of entertainment! Do you have what it takes to help Colby prepare for the famous tri-state cooking competition, impress the judges and win the cookoff? Test your skill with Boxaroo's Colby's Curious Cookoff!  The Cookoff goes live soon! Account registration required. Try some snack puzzles to gear up for the Cookoff!
     
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (New Bedford, MA). Hosts Virtual Keeper Chats with keeper staff and animals daily at 11am on Facebook. One of the finest small zoos in the United States with black bears, river otters, bald eagles, seals & more.
     
  • Central Square Live. Yoga, dancing, & more with Central Square Live from home!
     
  • Chocolate Tour. Satisfy the sweet tooth with a virtual Chocolate Tour with Taza Chocolate or get a Virtual Tour with Tasting Kit.
     
  • Clover Food Lab/Cooking Demonstrations. You Tube cooking demonstrations from Chef Ayr include Bread Making and other cooking delights with common staples from the pantry. New episodes every week!
     
  • Cocktail Demos. Maggie Campbell, president and head distiller of Privateer Rum, shares cocktail demos.
     
  • Dance Classes. Flamenco & Sevillanas Virtual Dance Classes. Classes for children and adults.
     
  • Dining on the Diamond, McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI. Try a new outdoor dining experience this summer!  The Pawtucket Red Sox are inviting fans and families to McCoy Stadium to enjoy ballpark fare at pre-reserved picnic tables on the iconic baseball diamond. 5:30pm and 7pm seatings for Dining on the Diamond. Gentle ballpark music and photographs on the videoboard celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Pawsox add to the pre-sunset ambience.
     
  • Escape Room (virtual).  Puzzle Break launches The Grimm Escape, a virtual escape room.
     
  • Explore NH. Take a virtual road trip to NH and explore Nature, Outdoor & Regional Activities including Cool Places in the White Moutains, Cathedral of the Pines, America's Stonehenge, Gunstock Summit, Polly's Pancake Parlor, Summit View from Mount Washington, Seeking the Source (Great North Woods), The Cascades Virtual Waterfall Tour, White Mountain National Forest & more.
     
  • Fenway Park Tour. Virtual tour of Fenway Park including the dugout, Green Monster & more
     
  • Golf Practice. At home golf drills and exercises from Granite Links Golf Course. Perfecting your swing, putting tips, short game advice, podcasts from Callaway Golf and more.
     
  • Harvard Bookstore. Check out their virtual events series.
     
  • Laugh Boston. Recommended podcasts from Laugh Boston to lighten and lift your spirits!
     
  • Lunch Doodles. Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems hosts Lunch Doodles, creative workshops from his Northampton, MA studio, daily at 1pm.
     
  • (Virtual) Magic Lesson with Shin Lim - Crash Course to Sleight of Hand, Sun, July 19, 5 pm. Via the Wilbur Theatre. Begin your journey into learning the art of Sleight of Hand card magic with two-time AGT winner Shin Lim.  Zoom session includes teaching "The Ambitious Card Routine" - basic techniques to performing a full card routine with intricate attention to detail on movement and timing.  $30/General Virtual Class Ticket; $100/Virtual Meet & Greet + General Virtual Class Ticket.
     
  • Mass Audubon: Explore Nature at Home!
     
  • Massachusetts Parks. Get some fresh air, clear your mind, and visit, while practicing social distance, open parks and trails in Mass.   Trails include Acton Arboretum, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Franklin Park, Olmstead Park and more.
     
  • Milk Street Cooking School.  Currently offering free online cooking classes. From Herbs to Vegetarian to Past Perfect to Fearless Fish & more.
     
  • Meditation, Yoga, & Online Gyms. Stay active and keep moving with:
    -MIT@ 2:50: Daily meditation, reflection and relaxation for the MIT community
    -MIT Medical/Community Wellness: Afternoon Unwind.
     Mon, Wed, and Fri., 5-5:20 pm. A guided relaxation practice to help release tight
     muscles and soften mental tension.
    -MIT Recreation: Virtual Group Exercises including yoga, zumba, pilates,
     Bodyweight Bootcamp & more
    -Online Gyms and Yoga Classes in the Boston area
    -Planet Fitness virtual workouts everyday at 7pm
    -Stop Breathe Think - Meditation for kids 5-10
    -DoYogaWithMe offers hundreds of free online yoga videos for all levels.
     
  • Mount Auburn Cemetary. Explore Mount Auburn Cemetary virtually with their online collections database and watch a contemplative Satigatha concert.
     
  • Nature Photography with Mass Audubon.  Upcoming online photography webinars (starting June 13, 2020) include "Top Tips for Spring and Summer Nature Photography" and "Focus on Macro Photography Workshop."
     
  • NESN Encores. Revisit baseball classics (including Boston Red Sox ALDS games), and other sports classics (Bruins, Beanpot Series, & more) on NESN.
     
  • New England Revolution. Stay Home with the Pros and exercise with NE Revolution winger, Tajon Buchanon. Check out a Far Post Podcast with Diego Fagundez.
     
  • The Paint Bar. Weekend Paint Bar paint parties on Zoom!
     
  • Pop Up at Home: Virtual Cocktail Classes. Two local bartenders show you how to sling drinks from home via a new post-pandemic website called Pop Up at Home.  Guests can search for their favorite bartender or the spirit they'd like to work with and sign up for a class. A virtual bar seat costs $10 and tips are encouraged. Virtual cooking classes, for adults and kids, are also offered.
     
  • Six Flags New England. Explore the rides at Six Flags online and check out their virtual rides videos like Batman.
     
  • Short Family Hikes Around Boston. Hikes include Belle Isle Marsh, Longfellow Pond & more.
     
  • Southwick's Zoo: Zoofari Drive Through Tour. Experience the zoo from the comfort of your vehicle during Southwick's Zoo new Zoofari Drive Through Tours! The 45 minute tours provide an amazing opportunity to observe species that are more active around dusk. Timed tours are available Wed. evenings through the summer. $60/car. Tickets are limited.
     
  • Virtual Cape Cod. Amazing list of Cape Cod resources including the Woods Hole Film Festival (July 25-Aug. 1), a virtual Dune Tour, Cape Cod National Seashore, Whale Watching with Captain John Boats, Boating Safety Coloring Books for Kids, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Sandwich Glass Museum & much more.
     
  • #ZooToYou. Franklin Park and Stone Zoo present #ZooToYou, a daily dose of animal cuteness, chats with the care staff, crafts and activities to do at home and more.

FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Virtual Resources

Movies and Museums
  • At Home #WithMe. Great resources for surviving at home doing the ordinary, and extraordinary. #WithMe includes music livestreams, homemade pasta ideas, cycling workouts, Minecraft and Fortnite, ice cream sandwiches, cutting your own hair, fun physics experiments, art/drawing/journaling, growing houseplants, good books & much more.
     
  • Aquarium and Zoo Livestreams. CBS article listing aquarium, zoo, and nature livestreams; plus more!
     
  • Brains On! Podcast. The creative award-winning podcast, Brains On! includes over 100 episodes to pique kids' natural curiosity and wonder using science and history. Popular shows include Cats: Glowing Eyes, Puffy Tails and Secret Purrs, Fire vs. Lasers, How Does the Internet Get to Us? and more.
     
  • The Cornell Lab: All About Birds. Online birds and bird watching from The Cornell Lab.
     
  • Explore.org. Live cams from around the world: elephants, gorillas, pandas, Nasa Space cam, & more!
     
  • Google: Google Maps of museums around the world offering virtual tours. Explore the Hidden Worlds of National Parks! Cure cabin fever with Google Doodle games.
     
  • Harry Potter at Home. Bringing Hogwarts to You with Harry Potter at Home ~ an amazing resource of Harry Potter activities, crafts, reading & more. Activities include Make Your Own Scrapbook of Harry Potter characters; Enter the Sorting Ceremony & discover your Hogwarts House; try the First Year Muggle Quiz and more.
     
  • Interactive Tour of Ellis Island. Learn more about the more than 12 million immigrants who made their first stop in America at Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954 with Scholastic's Interactive Tour of Ellis Island. Hear first-hand stories told by people who came through Ellis Island; see historical photographs and films; and learn more about the importance of Ellis Island in the story of American immigration.
     
  • The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. PBS-recommended watch. Join Bob Ross, from The Joy of Painting series, which ran from 1983-1994 on PBS, for tips, life lessons, painting, joy, and baby squirrels with livestreams of reruns on https://www.twitch.tv/bobross. A peaceful, restful, rejuvenating interlude.
     
  • Mapmaking! Fun cartography projects from National Geographic with their World for Kids and United States or Kids maps. Creative and educational fun with maps!
     
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Check out their new learning-at-home resources
     
  • Museum of African American History. Explore the Museum of African American History's online exhibits and take a virtual tour.
     
  • National Geographic. Inspiring family exploration with quizzes, videos, science experiments, and at-home classroom resources with National Geographic @ Home. Learn about honeybees, how to make paper airplanes, how to take nature photos, learn fun insect facts & more.
     
  • National Museum of Natural History. Virtual Tour
     
  • Smithsonian. Scanned 3D Models
     
  • Other Smithsonian Museums. Virtual Tours
     
  • South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival’s short films- all free and online
     
  • Virtual Museum Exhibits. PBS Article on virtual museum exhibits.
Music and Stage
  • The 24 HR Plays. Watch plays created and produced in 24 hours.
     
  • Ailey All Access. Find comfort and joy in the beauty of dance by virtually connecting with Alvin Ailey Dance performances on Ailey All Access. Also includes Ailey Extension: Real Classes for Real People. Keep on Dancing with Alvin Ailey All Access!
     
  • American Ballet Theatre Offstage. A 2020 virtual season with American Ballet Theatre. Ballet classes, orchestral concerts, hair and make-up tutorials & more.
     
  • AXS TV's LIVE Streaming Concert Hub, featuring new live music every day.
     
  • Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra. Join the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra for virtual performances in their Digital Concert Hall. Celebrate Beethoven's 250th Birthday!
     
  • Best Archival Boston Concerts You Can Stream. Concerts include the Drop Kick Murphys, The Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Lady Gaga, U2, Nine Inch Nails & more on DO617 #DoStuffAtHome.
     
  • Billboard's Live-Streaming Shows. US entertainment site Billboard compiles a list of artists and bands who are live-streaming shows and virtual concerts.
     
  • BrainPOP. Animated educational site for kids covering Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health & Technology.  Learn about the Roman Empire, Grace Hopper, Marie Curie, Hurricanes, Glaciers, Frankenstein, Polygons, Filmmaking, Fingerprints, Hydraulics, Pulleys, American Revolution, Birds & much more on BrainPOP.
     
  • Broadway
    -Broadway on Demand: video-on-demand content, exclusive live stream events, and education resources.
    -Broadway World:  Living Room Concerts. Broadway World partners with some incredible singers to launch a series of daily Living Room Concerts on their website.  Performances come direct to you from the living rooms of Broadway performers. Past concerts available and new concerts posted daily.
    -Broadways songs to relax to.
    -Escape (and dance!) with some memorable and iconic Broadway Choreography West Side Story, Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Mary Poppins, & more.
    -Broadway Songs for Morning Motivation. Get your day off to the right start with the perfect playlist of Broadway musicals! From Annie Get Your Gun's "I Got the Sun in the Morning" to Bye Bye Birdie's " to the Newsies "Seize the Day," start the day with a smile and get motivated!
     
  • Broadway World: Living Room Concerts. Broadway World partners with some incredible singers to launch a series of daily Living Room Concert, direct from the living rooms of Broadway performers. Streaming on BroadwayWorld.com.
     
  • Create to Connect. Fun creative challenges to do at home.
     
  • Ghost Light ~ Keeping Broadway's Lights On.The seats may be empty, but almost every stage has a lamp continuously burning.  It's called a ghost light, and it's a tradition that goes back to the late 1800s. Learn about this interesting theatre tradition.
     
  • Great Live Streaming Theatre. Playbill's schedule of upcoming and current free live stream broadcasts.  Performances include Lincoln Center at Home with Nathan Lane, Ann, Macbeth & more.
     
  • How to Survive the End of the World. The quarantine-made new musical tells the story of Al (Cruz), a woman who has preserved years of video messages from her older brother (Hartwell) who passed away prior to the quarantine lockdown. She now lives in a world where all of her human interactions happen on screens, blurring the line between alive and dead, what is real and is only in the cloud.
     
  • iHeart Midnight Concert Series. Every weekday at midnight, on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app, the series, which includes pop, country, alternative, and more, features iconic performances from Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Green Day, & more. Weekly lineups posted on iHeartRadio’s Twitter at 12pm ET every day.
     
  • International Jazz Day Virtual Global Concert [originally aired 4/30/20]. Hosted by jazz legend and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, and co-hosted by Morgan Freeman and Forest Whitaker, join Stevie Wonder, Lang Lang, Dianne Reeves and more for the first-ever International Jazz Day Virtual Concert. #JazzDayAtHome.
     
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts: Broadway Fridays, Fridays at 8pm.  Featuring digital streams of past live performances from Lincoln Center broadcasts.
     
  • Live Nation. Live From Home includes daily music streams from a variety of artists including Willie Nelson, Melissa Etheridge, Kidz Bop Daily Dance Break, Wiz Khalifa, Billy Ray Cyrus, Snoop Dogg and many more.
     
  • Menopause the Musical. The smash-hit sensation, applauding women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change, is streaming online for a limited time only via the Ogunquit Playhouse. Tickets are $19/pp. 10% of all sales will be donated to The Actor's Fund. Join the Virtual Sisterhood with Menopause the Musical!
     
  • The Metropolitan Opera - Free Online Summer Camp. Campers at the Metropolitan Opera's Global Summer Camp will discover a new opera through hands-on activities, sharing their work with a global community of young opera fans. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn from writers, artists, musicians and more.  For children in grades 3-12 (ages 8-18).
     
  • National Geographic TV. Watch shows like The Incredible Dr. Pol.
     
  • National Theatre. National Theatre at Home offers free full length plays on their National Theatre YouTube Channel every Thursday.
     
  • NPR. List of live virtual concerts.
     
  • Operas.
    -Opera National de Paris
    -MET Opera
    -Vienna State Opera
     
  • Play at Home. Create short plays at home with family and friends with Play at Home. Explore a wide a variety of free works by playwrights from across the country. Play at Home aims to keep playwrights working and inspire creativity and community.
     
  • The Show Must Go On. Watch a different Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite every weekend! Shows are available on youtube starting at 2 pm Friday (EDT) for 48 hours. Lloyd Webber is the composer of seeral musicals including Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
     
  • Stars in the House. Daily, 2pm and 8pm. In the wake of the coronavirus panedemic, Sirius XM host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley created Stars in the House, a daily live streamed series to support The Actors Fund and its services.  New shows air daily and are a combination of music, community, and education.
     
  • Stay at Home Music Festival. An online music festival and events calendar offering a source of peace and calm through a variety of musical performances.
     
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