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
- Support your local art museum and enjoy the Montclair Art Museum’s permanent collection online.
- View the collections of over 500 museums and galleries around the world thanks to Google Arts & Culture
- Learn more about Montclair’s history by browsing Montclair History Center’s Archives & Library
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
- Binge Podclair, the hyper-local podcast on Life and Entrepreneurship in Montclair.
- The Montclair Public Library offers many resources that you can use to check out ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and stream movies as well as learn a language online.
- Watchung Booksellers is taking online orders and offering curbside pickup and/or delivery so you can stock up on the lots of great reading material.
Know of any other entertainment to enjoy at home? Please share in comments!