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Things to do during pandemic

Here is some great enrichment, fun and educational sites to check out during this time. There is something for everyone, at any age. Some of the material on this page is quoted or paraphrased from the website of the Sutton Place Synagogue.

  1. Stream NYC  Broadway shows from home.  Free first week trial, after the first week there is a fee if you wish to continue.
  2. The Metropolitan Opera in New York City is streaming a performance every night at 7:30 pm EST. The recordings then remain available for 20 hours. Click here, then click on “watch now” to see the most recently performed opera. 
  3. View exhibits in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.  From the linked page, you can scroll down and click the exhibit you’d like to view. 
  4. The San Diego Zoo also has both live and pre-recorded videos of their animals.  Scroll all way down the linked page to select the animal you’d like to watch. 
  5. The British Museum in London, England, has a collection of galleries you can view online. Go to the linked page, then click on “Collection”, then “Galleries”. Scroll down just a little and then see where it says “Virtual Galleries”. You can then choose which gallery you’d like to view. 
  6. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an award-winning series of YouTube videos allowing you to view the incredible architecture within the museum. The project is called The Met 360.
  7.  The Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg, FL, offers virtual tours of its grounds and gallery.
  8. The Louvre in Paris offers virtual tours of some of its galleries.
  9. Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is live-streaming penguins, otters, jellyfish and more. After reaching the linked page, click the Tab that says “ANIMALS”, then on the bottom of the list on the right click “LIVE CAMS”. Here you can select which animal habitat you’d like to observe.  Live cameras are available from 10 am to 10 pm PST daily.
  10. . Candoo Tech provides in-home and remote tech support and training specifically designed to help older adults stay independent, safe and connected.
  11. Broadcasts from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: http://bpo.org/broadcast/.
  12. Visit the Albright-Knox collection.
  13. Watch live broadcasts from the National Aquarium.
  14. Take a virtual tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  15. See the Buffalo Science Museum's Virtual Science Fair.
  16. Virtually tour the Israel Museum.
  17. Take a virtual tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  18. Organize a tour of the Jewish Museum of New York.
  19. Learn to knit.
  20. Google Arts and Culture has virtual tours of many famed sites around the world.
  21. Learn to bake challah.
Fri, July 10 2020 18 Tammuz 5780