We're going on week two of working from home here at Bird + Stone, and a hot topic in "the office" (we're all safely working from home!) is what we've been doing after "leaving" work. If you are in the same boat looking for activities you can do from the safety of your home, you are in luck! We have rounded up some of our favorites from how to get your concert-fix from your couch to how to stay active without gym equipment. Let us know what you have been doing to stay occupied and connected!
Stream a Broadway play or musical
We'll take any excuse to break out in song, like a plethora of fantastic performances available online, for example. Here's how to check out a show.
Catch a concert
Many bands and singers are posting live-streamed concerts! Coldplay, Yungblud, and Christine And The Queens are among the groups taking to the internet to share performances. Rewatch a performance here!
Skip the long museum lines
No waiting in lines for some of the world's most famous museums! These museums have virtual tours available for free, showcasing amazing pieces of history and art for all to enjoy from the safety of their couch. Click here to begin your journey.
Take a field trip
There are so many beautiful places to explore and appreciate from the comfort of your home; this is an especially great activity for cooped up kiddos! Click to start your field trip.
Join a virtual book club
Our partner She Should Run has an online book club for women interested in leadership, politics, or just being in a group of supportive women! Get connected with their club here.
Or start your love affair with books on your own time!
Try virtual volunteering
We feel this is a critical time to support our communities, and a great and accessible way to do so is virtual volunteering! We have come up with a list of virtual volunteer opportunities you can do from your couch, read more here.
Take Yale's most popular class
The Science of Well-Being is offered online for free to non-Yale students! This class covers the subject of happiness, from misconceptions to strategies. Learn more about the course and how to enroll here.
Participate in the 2020 Census
Help guide federal funding and ensuring your state receives accurate representation by participating in the 2020 Census! The Census is incredibly essential to inform decisions on critical public services and has an impact on every community. This is the first year you can complete the Census online, by phone or mail. For more information on who should participate and how click here.
Thank a health care professional
Our health care professionals are among those on the front lines protecting our communities from the impact of the virus, and they deserve all the thanks they can get. Take a moment to send them a virtual thank you card for all the hard work they have been doing.
Check the (good) news
There is no shortage of online news sites sharing the latest in current events, but if you need a pick-me-up check out the one and only John Krasinski's new web show dedicated to all things positive! Some Good News aired its first episode this week, alluding to more to come! Get your dose of good news here.
Get your game on
Utilize online games to connect with your friends and family safely! Monopoly to Codenames, Uno to Yahtzee Party, or even the infamous Fortnite are all fun ways to interact (and kick some butt) from the safety of your home.
Go to the opera
The Metropolitan Opera is offering free streaming of encore performances on their homepage with every production available for 23 hours after its initial release. Catch some of the most fantastic performances and talented singers opera has to offer here!
It is easy to feel a little stir crazy indoors all day, fortunately, Planet Fitness has been releasing free workout classes to get you moving Monday through Friday! You can catch their classes on their Facebook page or Youtube to get your sweat on with the equipment-free at-home workout regimens. Learn more here!