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A Round-Up of Entertainment Around the Web to Enjoy at Home

by Arielle Witter
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Now that we’ve all been home for quite some time, the stir-crazy feelings may have finally settled in. Normal activities like physically going to theater shows, the movies, or concerts have been put on pause as a means of practicing social distancing to the full extent. Ways around this, however, are aplenty, as many tours, concerts, shows, and more are being shown online for all of us to enjoy at home. So in an attempt to condense it all for you, here’s a roundup of some live shows, tours, + activities that are taking “at-home entertainment” to the next level.

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Virtual Exploring

Take a Virtual Road Trip Down Route 66

With stay-at-home orders in place all around the country, use some of this newfound free time to take a virtual road trip. Happening on Thursday, April 16th, The NY Adventure Club is offering a “photographic journey down Route 66,” all spearheaded by photographer Julien McRoberts. This virtual road trip will include a brief history, fun facts, a virtual tour via photographs, + more. Register here.

Explore the Staten Island Zoo via a Virtual Animal Meet + Greet

Since the kids can’t go to the zoo, bring the zoo to them. Again via The NY Adventure Club, on Tuesday, April 7th, children {and adults, no judgment} can participate in a virtual meet + greet of the Staten Island Zoo’s animals. Register for this fun experience here.

See More: 50 Things to Do at Home So You’re Never Bored

Take a Virtual Museum Tour

Exploring a museum is quite a unique experience. One can either discover the history of an entire culture or society through artifacts or step back into the 1870s +1880s through an Impressionist work. That being said, museums across the world are virtually opening their doors for people everywhere to explore and tour galleries from the comfort of their homes. Such museums include the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., the British Museum in London, Hoboken’s very own Historical Museum, and many more. Find a full list here.

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Virtually Explore Yellowstone National Park

Now that traveling is kind of out of the question, bring the adventure home. Individuals and families alike can digitally explore Yellowstone National Park via virtual tours. Find out more here.

Virtual Concerts

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Enjoy Living Room Concerts from Broadway World

Hamilton, Mean Girls, The Cher Show — all of these Broadway shows have been put on hold given the current world circumstances. However, that magic of the theater can now be enjoyed right in the comfort of your living room {pun intended}. Broadway World is streaming Living Room Concerts with songs performed by some of the theater’s biggest stars — think Lin Manuel Miranda performing songs from Hamilton, performances from Bat Out of Hell’s Christina Bennington, and more. Check out what’s on the line up here

Catch the UnCancelled Music Festival

Coachella might have been canceled, but live music performances haven’t. From now through April 9th, musicians, venues, and fans across the world can come together for a virtual music festival — the UnCancelled Music Festival. The days’ long event will “will feature artists and community-valued venues in the global music industry for an on-going, world-wide music event that will help musicians and venues of all sizes cover missed revenue during the Coronavirus shutdowns.” Find out more info + how to attend here

Watch Facebook Live’s Human to Human Concert

Catch live performances from artists like Tori Kelly, Hunter Hayes, Jewel, and more during a Facebook Live benefit on April 11th. The event, called Human to Human, will feature a variety of live performances from a slew of artists, with all of the proceeds from the benefit going towards a COVID-19 Relief Fund. Find out more info here.

Listen to Daily Concerts with Katharine McPhee

Another Broadway star turned virtual performer. Waitress star Katharine McPhee is taking to Instagram daily to perform live concerts with her composer husband — they’ll take suggestions from fans, too. Catch the daily concerts here.

Enjoy Billboard Live at Home

Via its Facebook page, Billboard is regularly live streaming performances from celebrities’ homes — think household names like Hozier, Josh Groban, and so many more. Check it out here.

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Virtual Activities for Kids

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Enjoy Boredom Busters with LOL Surprises

Parents, this one is for you. Every day, check out @lolsuprise on Instagram for a new activity to enjoy with your little one {because the adults and the kids can get stir crazy while at home}.

Participate in TED-Ed@Home 

Another one for all the parents out there — keep your little ones curious with TED-Ed@Home. This online platform offers a variety of lessons and activities that are available online to keep young learners entertained and engaged while at home. Learn more here.

Listen to Live Story Readings from Josh Gad

For those with kids who love Frozen, get ready. Josh Gad aka Olaf from the film, has been broadcasting live storytimes on Twitter for kids and families to enjoy regularly. Check them out here.

These are only a few of the virtual activities you {and the whole family if you’ve got little ones running around} can enjoy on a daily basis. So sit tight at home and get streaming.

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