#SocialDistancing: Arts & Entertainment at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic
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The Coronavirus pandemic has changed our way of life. To prevent its spread, social distancing is essential. We really need to heed this advice. But that doesn’t mean your enjoyment of arts and entertainment is over.

Here’s your guide to what’s happening online to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home:

Museums & Galleries

Music & Theater

  • Need a St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Dropkick Murphys will live stream a concert on March 17.
  • The Met Opera will host “Nightly Met Opera Streams” at 7:30pm, which will remain on metopera.org for 20 hours.
  • The Berlin Philharmonic is offering the entirety of its Digital Concert Hall streaming platform free through March 31.
  • With school districts closing, many school musicals productions are canceled or postponed. Broadway star Laura Benanti started a Twitter thread asking students to tag her using #SunshineSongs to share their talent. You’ll find posts from Montclair students!
  • Lincoln Center will share performances on its Facebook page
  • Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be sharing live performances on social media calling them “Songs of Comfort.”
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda released a previously unheard cut track from Hamilton titled “I Have This Friend” on Twitter


  • The Montclair Film Festival may be postponed, but you can listen to past festival highlight of their In Conversation series with TV and Film Talent.
  • Of course, there are the usual streaming services to binge watch movies and shows. Between Netflix, Hulu, AppleTV, Prime, there are hours and hours of entertainment.

Books & Podcasts

Know of any other entertainment to enjoy at home? Please share in comments! 

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