Online Entertainment and Support Resources

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Thanks to the Greensboro Public Library for this awesome listing!!!

Children’s Activities

Greensboro Public Library at Home Fun activities for children and adults.

Greensboro Parks and Recreation is going live on Facebook Monday-Friday at 1 pm. We have a variety of programs from animal Mondays to fitness Fridays and everything in between!

Greensboro Children’s Museum has a comprehensive list of at-home activities and projects for the family.

Greensboro Downtown Parks have gone digital with art, wellness, and so much more.

GreenHill Center for NC Art is holding virtual art lessons! Visit their Facebook page for links.

North Carolina Zoo lists a variety of virtual programming that allows viewing and learning about their animals online. This listing provides specific details of what the programs are, when they are offered, and on what platform they can be accessed.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum State Historic Site encourages children to participate in their “Flat Charlotte” adventures.

Greensboro Ballet is holding daily classes on YouTube.

Free Music Lessons – A Greensboro couple is providing virtual music lessons to children:

 

Adult Activities

Fun Online Opportunities from The Greensboro Green Foundation:

Watch our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for activities and other interesting information.

Rainbow Yoga for EveryBODY will be held on Instagram. See Lana’s instagram page here.

Check out Campaign for Southern Equality’s Front Porch series of virtual gatherings.

Downtown Greensboro, Inc. List of Virtual Arts & Entertainment Resources

Triad Stage has published a full line-up of virtual performances

Carolina Theatre is hosting virtual Open Mic Nights throughout the month of April.

Vintage to Vogue Boutique is livestreaming twice each week on Facebook. Visit this feed for details.

Greensboro Downtown Yoga has online yoga classes via their YouTube Channel.

Chez Genèse is holding virtual cooking classes during the week. They post the schedule on their Instagram feed and the recipes on their blog.

Triad Stage is holding Facebook Live events this week:

Greensboro Parks & Recreation is offering online recreational activities each week day at 1pm via their Facebook page.

Virtual tours of NC Parks: https://www.ncparks.gov/photos-and-videos

Vitual Tour of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences: https://naturalsciences.org/exhibits/virtual-tours

Online Exhibits, NC Museum of History: https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/exhibits/online

Virtual Field Trips, NC Museum of Art: https://learn.ncartmuseum.org/vft/

An Appalachian Summer Festival Replaces LIve Events with alternative online programming:

https://www.yesweekly.com/music/an-appalachian-summer-festival-2020-replaces-live-events-with-online-programming/article_1d5e48d6-80ee-11ea-bad3-4713c448f0f1.html

Carolina Theatre’s Future Fund Virtual Event:

https://carolinatheatre.com/event/future-fund-10-live/?occurrence_id=5701

Fox 8’s Virtual Event Calendar: https://myfox8.com/community-calendar/#!/

Virtual exercise via the YMCA of Greensboro: https://www.ymcagreensboro.org/virtual

Heart and Stroke Walk: https://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/MAA-MidAtlanticAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=4938

Virtual Theatre for Greensboro Teens: https://www.wxii12.com/article/creative-greensboro-virtual-theatre-experience-teens/32155012

 

Non-local offerings

Each day at 3 pm, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will bring the zoo to you on Facebook Live with animal visits, information and activities to do at home. http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/?fbclid=IwAR0VzTaBOeLdK43nDqYNsO7c9IZhkkxUUEecyJ7kIB5zaYJPnojIGi8JodQ

“Mondays With Michelle Obama” is in collaboration with Penguin Random House’s “Read Together, Be Together” initiative and PBS Kids’ “Read-Along” efforts. The series will be livestreamed on PBS Kids’ Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as Penguin Random House’s Facebook page each week at 9 a.m. Pacific and be available to view anytime after.https://redtri.com/mondays-michelle-obama-random-house-storytime/

https://www.readtogetherbetogether.com/

PENGUIN KIDS STORYTIME @PenguinKids on Instagram

Boston Children’s Museum virtual tour:www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour

Mo Willems archived Lunch Doodles through the Kennedy Art Center.  Download a three week, 15 episode doodling fun time with the author/illustrator of the Pigeon books!  This article also includes a link to other author/illustrators that are sharing stories and leading activities
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

The World of Eric Carle shares an animated performance of 10 Little Rubber Ducks narrated by Bernadette Peters – an engaging story of a box of rubber ducks that go overboard during a storm at sea. Spoiler alert: the ending will quack you up!
https://www.facebook.com/theworldofEricCarle/videos/267488427984718/?vh=e&d=n

Choose from a variety of live cams to see animals and natural spaces in real time from around the world : https://explore.org/livecams

Stream an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical every weekend. Look for his “The Shows Must Go On” link on his website:  https://www.andrewlloydwebber.co

Get inspired by family art-making ideas from New York City’s Museum of Modern Art: https://www.moma.org/magazinrticles/254

www.artliveson.com/streaming-now​ a calendar of online music events

Melissa Etheridge performs live on Facebook each day at 3pm.

Ellen is calling her celebrity friends live on Facebook.

Q Chat Space – a community for LGBTQ youth.

Work out at home with the Y! Strength and endurance, balance, controlled and focused movements, beginners, cardio, yoga, active older adults, and more! Classes here and here.

Dolly Parton is reading bedtime stories to children every Thursday night at 7pm for the next 10 weeks.

 

Some Upcoming Live Streamed Music Events from Billboard:  

May 8: Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and Talinda Bennington announced 320 Festival, a one-of-a-kind festival aimed at changing the way we talk about mental health. The festival that was set to take place across the entire L.A. LIVE complex in May has been canceled in its current form. Instead, the festival will be going online. On May 8- 10, fans can tune in for free on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and the KNEKT.TV Network on Roku and Apple TV to join the conversation through educational sessions, musical performances, workshops and more.

 

May 2: Latin music stars Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Luis FonsiJ Balvin, Diane Guerrero and Ana Brenda Contreras have teamed for Eva Longoria’s virtual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The virtual concert will stream live on Facebook Live, Youtube, Twitch, Twitter, iHeartLatino’s radio stations and websites, among other social media platforms, on May 5 at 2 p.m. PT. The event is free to watch but viewers will be encouraged to make donations.

 

May 1: iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ 102.7 KIIS FM will be hosting a Virtual Prom for Southern California students live at 6:30 p.m. PST on KIIS FM’s YouTube channel. The event will feature DJ sets from Joe Jonas, Dillon Francis and Loud Luxury, a special guest appearance from Lauv and more.

 

April 29: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Brett Young here.

 

April 27: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Sabrina Carpenter here.

SPACE will livestream Blue Monday, presented by Magellan Corporation, with Dave Specter (playing at 8 p.m. ET) and John Kattke (performing at 8:30 p.m. ET) via their Facebook page.

 

April 26: Lindsay Ell will be hosting a virtual Facebook Live concert at 7 p.m. MT to benefit Colorado’s Tennyson Center for Children (Tennyson Center) as Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close.

 

April 25: NETTA, Flora Cash, Hanson, MILCK and more are set to perform during Twitch’s free virtual music festival on April 25. Donations will benefit MusiCares. More details are available at Loop.tv.

Digital music festival Room Service kicks off April 24-26, with performances by Yungblud, Channel Tres, Pink Sweat$, Chromeo, Zeds Dead, Borgore, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Gallant, Griz, Mt. Joy, Trevor Daniel, RAC, Jeremy Zucker, Shallou & more (full lineup here). Proceeds from the event will go directly to COVID-19 relief efforts, including Sweet Relief and Feeding America.

 

North Carolina and CLTure are hosting “Under One Roof,” a livestream benefit concert for North Carolina artists, to be presented in one-hour segments on the evenings of Friday April 24 through Sunday, April 26. Anthony Hamilton, 9th Wonder, Ben Folds, The Hamiltones, Petey Pablo, Tift Merritt, Jim Lauderdale, Steep Canyon Rangers, Chatham County Line, Joe Troop of Che Apalache and The Harvey Cummings Project are all scheduled to perform. See here for more information.

 

The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Ben Platt here.

100 gecs is hosting a virtual festival experience: Square Garden. The festival will take place in a unique Minecraft world and feature artists like Charli XCX, Dorian Electra, Kero Kero Bonito, Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco, Tommy Cash and more. The festivities will take place on 100gecs.com at 6 p.m. with all donations set to benefit Feeding America.

 

April 23: SPACE will be livestreaming a performance from Tony Lucca at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a set from Jay Nash at 9 p.m. ET via their Facebook page.

 

Dolly Parton will be reading for her “Goodnight With Dolly” series every Thursday at 7 p.m. EST on Facebook.

 

April 22: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Courtney Barnett here.

 

SPACE will be livestreaming a set from the Mynabirds’ Laura Burhenn via their Facebook page at  8 p.m. ET.

 

The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund will be hosting JERSEY 4 JERSEY 7 p.m. ET on Apple Music and AppleTV apps worldwide, on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio (currently free on the SiriusXM app) and carried on WABC Channel 7, WPVI 6ABC, WPIX, News12, NJTV and local radio outlets including 1010 WINS, WCBS 880, CBS-FM, WFAN, New York’s Country 94.7, Alt 92.3, Q104.3 and others. Halsey, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, SZA, Charlie Puth, Saquon Barkley, Tony Bennett, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Chelsea Handler, Kelly Ripa, Jon Stewart and more will make appearances.

 

April 21: Third Eye Blind are performing live during their “Quarantine Kitchen Sessions” every Tuesday at varying times on the band’s Instagram account to promote social distancing. Said Stephan Jenkins: “We all need to be part of the solution and not the spread.”

 

April 20: The Grammy Museum is releasing its digital public program with Richard Marx here.

 

SPACE will be livestreaming a set from Miles Nielsen via their Facebook page at  8 p.m. ET.

 

 

Virtual Tours of Historic Sites, Museums, Zoos, etc.

Blarney Castle https://www.virtualvisittours.com/blarney-castle/

Stages / Theatres Around the World https://artsandculture.google.com/story/1gJiszMqltReJA

Disney previously launched Google Street View imagery of Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

Fans dreaming of a day spent in the lovable theme parks can virtually enjoy Magic KingdomHollywood Studios, and even Disney World’s global Epcot “countries.”

Monteray Bay Aquarium California, is giving visitors a virtual look at its colorful sea creatures via free live camera streaming. Animal lovers can zen out to jellyfish or watch penguins waddling in their habitat.

Guggenheim Museum.  Google Arts & Culture is offering a free digital tour of the Guggenheim Museum through its Street View feature.

Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House.  Google’s Arts & Culture section has crystal-clear views of the Taj Mahal in New Dehli, India, as well as several other renowned spots around the world. For example, you can look down from the top of the Eiffel Tower or relax with a view of the Sydney Opera House, all while not actually traveling.

Natural History at the Smithsonian.  From dinosaurs to ocean creatures, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History offers in-depth 360-degree views of its exhibits.

San Diego Zoo.  The California zoo has pre-recorded and live video streams showing koalas, apes, pandas, penguins, and other creatures that offer endless hours of entertainment and fascination.

British Museum.  The museum has a free interactive timeline that lets users explore artifacts from ancient civilizations around the world. The virtual exhibit lets people focus on different topics and themes, like “living and dying,” “power and identity,” and “trade and conflict,” all from different continents and eras.

Museum of Modern Art.  Also in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, the MoMA offers one free virtual “walk-through” exhibit, plus select photos of its permanent artwork collections.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Anyone who appreciates architecture will likely enjoy The Met’s series of YouTube videos that show its most famous buildings and exhibit spaces in a 360-degree format. As a bonus, the videos also feature relaxing instrumental music soundtracks.

Royal Botanic Gardens.  Some very kind visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens captured panoramic shots of the stunning landscape, and they’re available to view on Google’s Street View feature.

NASA Space Center.  NASA’s free Space Center Houston app lets people explore virtual reality experiences, take astronaut selfies, and follow along through an audio tour of its educational space center.

The Louvre.  The Louvre’s official website offers a few virtual exhibits of its own, and a separate site, YouVisit, has a realistic 360-degree tour of several parts of the Paris museum.

The Acropolis.  In partnership with Google Arts & Culture, the Acropolis Museum has digitized many of its ancient artifacts, from statues to marble murals. Virtual visitors can also take in panoramic views of Athens via the Street View feature.

National Portrait Gallery.  Online guests can explore several exhibits from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, from “First Ladies” to “Eye to I: Self-portraits from 1900 to today.”

 

National Parks You Can Visit Virtually:

Click here to virtually visit Acadia National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Arches National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Badlands National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Big Bend National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Bryce Canyon National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Canyonlands National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Channel Islands National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Death Valley National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Denali National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Dry Tortugas National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Everglades National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Glacier National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Grand Canyon National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Grand Teton National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Joshua Tree National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Mesa Verde National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Mount Rainier National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Olympic National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Redwood National and State Park.

Click here to virtually visit Rocky Mountain National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Sequoia National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Shenandoah National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Virgin Islands National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Wind Cave National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Yellowstone National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Yosemite National Park.

Click here to virtually visit Zion National Park.

 

Free online classes offered by Universities around the country https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/

  

Various Sports Online You Can Get for Free During the Epidemic Listed by Cleveland.com Sports-related services

While all the major sports leagues have currently shut down, that doesn’t mean you can’t relive some of the highlights from prior seasons.

BASEBALL: In addition to being able to watch all of last season’s games on MLB.tv, you can also watch plenty of great classic games on MLB’s YouTube channel. Additionally, PBS has added Ken Burn’s “Baseball” to their list of online viewing options.

FOOTBALL: NFL Game Pass is offering free access until the end of May. Watch original programing and games from 2009 – 2019.

BASKETBALL: NBA League Pass is offering a free preview until April 22nd. Watch full and condensed games and additional programing.

HOCKEY: The NHL is providing access to games played this season before the shutdown as well as additional classic games and content from prior seasons.

SOCCER: Enjoy World Cup action from FIFA TV on YouTube featuring full games and original content.

Don’t forget you can also watch More Sports & Les Levine weekdays at 6 for all the latest Cleveland Sports Talk.

 

Entertainment-related services

COOKING: Both Milk Street and America’s Test Kitchen have made a variety of recipes and cooking lessons free on their websites.

KIDS: Audible has released a number of kids audiobooks for free. Additionally, Penguin Random House is providing free daily book readings as well as sing-a-longs for kids.

CONCERTS: The New York Metropolitan Opera is offering free daily encore performances. The Seattle Symphony is also providing free live shows. The Cleveland Orchestra also has educational videos, concert rehearsals and more on their YouTube channel.

THEATER: Broadway HD currently has a free 7-day preview featuring some of the biggest shows on Broadway. The Globe Theatre is also offering free videos featuring adaptations of scenes from various Shakespeare plays as well as additional content. Watch some of the most loved musicals of all time premiering every Friday on a new YouTube channel. Shows will only be available for 48 hours each though. PBS is also streaming Great Performances.

E-BOOKS: Featuring works in dozens of languages and including a number of classics from Dickens to Plato, you can download works for free from Project Gutenberg. If you are a fan of classic choose-your-own adventure books, head over to Project Aon. For fans of Comics, Comixology has extended their free preview to 60 days.

PUZZLES: Having trouble finding jigsaw puzzles for sale and in stock? Jigidi.com offers free online puzzles that you can save and come back to.

VIDEO GAMES: The Internet Archive is a great location for lots of content. In particular, they offer access to hundreds of classic PC and DOS video games that you’ve probably been unable to play since you updated to Windows XP. Parental warning, a handful of games do have adult themes.

STREAMING SERVICES: A number of free services exist. However, a number of paid services have also extended free options or extended their free trial periods.

SiriusXM has extended free streaming through May 15th.

The WWE has unlocked a large amount of content online including all prior Wrestlemanias, past live shows and loads of original content.

HBO is making streams of its most popular series available at HBO Now for free, including ‘Veep’ and ‘The Sopranos’

Apple TV+ has made some of its original programming free.

CBS is making ‘Star Trek: Picard’ available to those with a free trial by using the code GIFT.

Amazon Prime has unlocked a number of TV shows and movies geared towards young children and families. Amazon membership not required.

Kanopy: This free service is available for access. All you need is your library card.

SLING is currently offering a free experience providing access to some family-friendly movies and shows as well as live news from ABC News.

Showtime is currently offering a free 30 day trial to new subscribers.

Acorn TV is offering 30 days free for access to many popular British shows. Use pass code FREE30.

For fans of the horror genre, Shudder is offering 30 days free with the code SHUTIN.

You can also get 30 days of Sundance Now by using the code SUNDANCENOW30.

STARS ONLINE: A number of celebrities have begun to reach out to fans on their social media platforms as well. You can watch Patrick Stewart recite Shakespeare on his Facebook page while Andrew Lloyd Weber is taking requests from fans on songs from his musicals.

 

Health & Wellness services

Let’s face it, being stuck at home is stressful. Worrying about getting sick is stressful. Here’s several services that are extending free stress-management services as well as at-home workouts.

Sanvello is currently offering free premium access to their app. Practice meditation and learn other clinical techniques for dealing with stress, anxiety or depression.

Simple Habit is offering free premium access to their meditation and mindfulness app for those impacted by the current economic downturn.

Peloton: You don’t have to buy one of their bikes to get 90 days free access to their app.

Planet Fitness: The gym might be closed, but the company is offering free online workouts on their Facebook page.

Yogini Jeannie is offering free classes to those in the Northeast Ohio service industry who have been impacted by recent closures.

Jazzercise on Demand is currently offering 60 days free when you sign up and use the code 60DAYSFREE.

YogiApproved is currently offering their online classes for free for 30 days when you use the code STAYHOME.

Kick 55 Fitness is offering free video classes through their Instagram page until the end of March. Prior, archived videos of those classes are also up and will remain so after the end of the month.

  

Business and Job Search services

Novoresume is offering one month of free premium service, including access to cover letter and resume templates. The offers is good until April 10th.

Enhancv is currently offering free resume building tools online.

 

 Educational services

Fender: Learn to play the guitar online as the company is currently offering free online guitar courses.

Adobe: The company is making home access to Photoshop and some of its other platforms free for students and educators. Note: Request must come from school’s IT personnel.

Professional development: New to the work-from-home scene? LinkedIn is providing a number of educational videos to help employees and managers optimize their time working remotely.

Khan Academy is offering free online resources for parents, teachers and students.

Scholastic Learn at Home has opened a free digital learning hub for at-home students.

Explain Everything is providing access to their Whiteboard tool for those teaching from home.

Unity 3D: Company is provide access to hundreds of hours of tutorials on computer graphics design, 3D modeling, coding and more.

Pear Deck: Offering free access to their premium online suite for teachers and students integrating Google tools.

Kahoot: Providing free access to their online distance-learning tools.

No Red Ink: Distance-learning tools for writing, grammar and more.

KnowledgeHook: Access to free premium tools for remote math education through the end of June.

The Akron Children’s Museum is offering free online programs Mondays and Tuesdays on their website and on their Facebook channel the rest of the week.

Free educational videos: While you can’t take your kids out to the museum or zoo, you can bring those experiences home. The Great Lakes Science Center’s Curiosity Corner currently provides a number of videos with experiment suggestions as well as brief talks and demonstrations on a number of topics. The Cincinnati Zoo is offering Home Safaris, bringing you up close with Fiona and many of the other animals at the zoo. Closer to home, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has expanded their online offerings via their Virtual Classroom.

 

 

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