Let us help you fill your time with activities that maintain social connections.
Play a game
Our game shelf is a CultureHouse staple, and you don’t have to stop engaging your friends in some healthy competitions while we’re closed. Pogo and the Board Game Arena are two websites that allow you to invite your friends to play games with you remotely. Here’s some suggestions:
Watch something together
Movies and TV are a lot more fun when there’s people to laugh with, and that doesn’t have to stop. There’s plenty of websites that allow you to stream videos with your friends. Here’s some options:
- Twoseven allows you to synchronize Youtube, Netflix, and Vimeo as well as videos saved on your computer, all with built in text and video chatting.
- Plug.dj allows you to share music videos and Youtube clips with your friends in a private chat room.
- MyCircleTV is a synchronized video player with built-in voice chat, so you can talk with your friends straight from their site.
- Netflix Party is a Chrome extension that allows you to synchronize Netflix playback.
Visit a virtual museum
Collect some friends and family and take a virtual trip to the museum. Here are some options:
- The Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center’s Virtual Gallery
- Unbound Visual Arts’ Virtual Gallery
- Museum of Fine Arts Boston (Suggestion: Check out their new exhibit, “Writing the Future“)
- Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum
- Boston Museum of African American History
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
- Harvard Museum of Natural History
- Historic New England’s Eustis Estate
- Historic New England’s Gropius House
- Lexington Historical Society’s Buckman Tavern
- National Women’s History Museum
Boulevard Arts offers immersive apps featuring in-depth exploration of art from around the world. In VR, experience London’s V&A Museum, Courtauld Gallery, and exhibitions from Turner Contemporary. In the US, visit the De Young Museum, the Rubin Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and the Library of Congress. In AR, works from London’s National Portrait Gallery come to life. Boulevard’s newest AR app, “Blvrd Features,” is updated monthly and available for free in the Apple App Store.
Social distancing doesn’t mean you can never see the sun again. Whether it’s sitting on your porch, taking a walk around the block, or going for a bike ride, find an activity that gets you outdoors (just remember to stay six feet away from others!)
Social distancing can be a lot harder with kids. Here’s some advice from Ashley Fetters at the Atlantic about keeping kids busy during quarantine.
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