Sick of staying home or Coliving? This may be just the beginning so settle in and use your time for productivity and creativity. There are hundreds of online training and education courses that have opened their doors and waived their signup fees during these challenging times. Worried about the up and coming months ahead? Secure your future and learn to code, design a website, take a course, up your skills, earn a degree, learn to paint, visit an orchid show, take a walk in the park (virtually), learn a new trade, start a book club, learn to cook, celebrate with a virtual happy hour. These are just a few of the ideas to turn your isolation in Coliving into a sabbatical for learning and growth. The possibilities are endless.
Take an art class with the Museum of Modern Art. Topics include Fashion Design, Topics on Contemporary Art, Abstract Art, Museum Teaching Strategies for Teachers, and more.
Experience MOMA”S #museumathome. Museum of Modern Art brings the classes, discussions, exhibitions, collections, and inspiration to your Coliving room with free online classes, instruction on how to teach art from home, and of course the inspiring collections.
Immerse yourself in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 360 Degree Project. Viewed more than 11 million times, this series gives you access and a perspective unavailable to the public. Experience the magic of standing in an empty gallery after-hours, witnessing a bustling space in time-lapse, or floating high above The Met Cloisters for a bird’s-eye view. It’s incredible.
Step into an Art Basel online Viewing Room a digital platform connecting 235 galleries showing over 2,000 pieces with collectors around the world. Log in now with Discover curated rooms featuring thousands of high-caliber artworks.
Go deeper into the Whitney Museum — listen to interviews with artists, curators, and other thinkers. Hear from historian Trevor Fairbrother and artist Peter Halley about Warhol’s portraits.
Watch nightly Opera performances from the Metropolitan Opera. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. Don’t miss this opportunity to see classics like La Traviata, La Fille du Régiment, and Eugene Onegin.
Take a virtual tour of the NYBG Orchid Show and enjoy the kaleidoscopic highlights of designer Jeff Leatham’s bold vision for this year’s show. The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. You don’t have to miss a walk in the Park this Spring. Coloring isn’t just for kids with the “ColorOurCollection from NYBG Home, bring out your true artist and try your hand at a masterpiece.
Get your friends from far and away together for a virtual Happy Hour with cocktails inspired by recipes from Tastemade. How about a Molecular Raspberry Mojito or cure your travel bug with a trip to Ibizia for a lesson in a Seaweed Cocktail Ibiza Style.
Join #TheStarsinthHouse put on by the Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment. Enjoy performances from top entertainers like Sara Bareilles, Shoshana Bean, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Wayne Brady, Betty Buckley and more.
Cooking with the stars with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski. Enjoy dishes inspired by his grocery shopping in times of the COVD. Cook it up with Antoni on his IG account and learn to make dishes like “Keep Calm-lette” the isolation omelet version of huevos rancheros made with a black-bean salsa, “Zoodles Meat S.O.S” basically zucchini noodles with a yummy meat sauce, a “Sequestered Salmon Squash” just regular salmon and squash for when you’re not allowed to go outside and “Stripped of My Sanity Chicken Strips”. Creativity and originality are the words of the day in these challenging times.
In fact, creativity abounds in NYC as the resilient citizens find innovative ways to support local businesses, reward overworked and understaffed medical teams and nothing says NYC Strong like hand-delivered or cocktails to go. Businesses like Greenhook Ginsmiths in Fort Greene near our Greenpoint Brooklyn home, is serving up take-out cocktails along with hand sanitizer. If you’re in need of a drink and some sanitizer, visit their IG account and click the link in their bio.
Follow our Facebook Page and IG Account for daily updates to the Coliving’s guide. We are following education resources like Coursera’s free offerings for training and education, all NYC virtual events, arts and culture, and online dance parties. Stay tuned and Stay safe.