3 Ways To Enjoy Boston Culture Without Leaving Home

3 Ways To Enjoy Boston Culture Without Leaving Home

Dina Fantegrossi ·

 Social distancing has us all feeling lonely and isolated. Why not make the best of a bad situation by taking advantage of some of Boston's many virtual opportunities for learning and culture?

Last week we covered the museums and historical sites offering free online tours. This weekend, we will focus more on R & R.

These three opportunities allow you to remain a part of the Boston cultural scene without leaving the safety of your home!

1. Enjoy A Brand New Movie With Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Virtual Screening Room

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is one of the admirable businesses continuing to pay its employees throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Support them by watching one of their "virtual screenings" while the theater doors are closed.

According to their website, they are currently showing three new films you can rent directly from the distributor. A portion of the profits go to the theater to help them stay afloat.

Choose from “Saint Frances,” a comedy-drama about a directionless 30-something and her complex relationship with the adorable six-year-old she takes care of as a nanny. The other selections include the Brazilian sci-fi western “Bacurau,” and "Fantastic Fungi," described as "a consciousness-shifting documentary about the mycelium community."

2. Take A Free On-Demand Yoga Class From A Local Studio

Down Under Yoga has three locations in Brookline, Cambridge, and Newton. Unfortunately, gyms and health studios are not considered "essential" at this time, meaning they are closed for the foreseeable future.

Whether you are an experienced yogi or an anxious beginner, Down Under Yoga has an online library of classes free to stream. The classes cover all skill levels and range from 10 minute warm-ups to full on 90-minute sessions.

3. Take A Bartending Class Online From A Local Mixologist

Have you ever dreamed of mixing, shaking, and tossing behind the bar like Tom Cruise in "Cocktail"? Now's your chance! Award-winning bartender, Naomi Levy is offering fun, instructional videos on her Instagram page. Not only will she share the ingredients and techniques needed to mix a professional-grade cocktail in your own home, she'll also provide tips and tricks for troubleshooting - like what to do when you don’t have a shaker.