All events were scheduled at the time of posting. Please confirm with event hosts before making plans.​​


Sarah's Family Friendly Event Picks


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Wild About Giraffes. The keepers at the zoo are wild about giraffes every day–but especially on World Giraffe Day! Did you know that World Giraffe Day is on June 21st because it is the longest day of the year? And there’s no better time to celebrate the animal with the longest neck! Visit the zoo on June 25th to celebrate in person – giraffe activities will be taking place at the Giraffe Feeding Station and giraffe habitat. Included in zoo admission. FREE with admission. 10AM-3PM. The Maryland Zoo, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore. https://www.marylandzoo.org/event_series/4428-2/wild-about-giraffes/


Kerplunk! Saturday Family Drop-In Art Class. Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Come join us in the Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge to create some art projects based on current exhibitions and fun crafts! FREE. 12PM-3PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2022/kerplunk-saturday-family-drop-art-class



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Baltimore Youth Film Arts Film Festival. The Baltimore Youth Film Arts Program offers Baltimore City residents ages 16 to 29 the opportunity to learn camera skills, refine storytelling techniques, and create films and photographs to be shared at public screenings and exhibitions, and on the program website.  Participants are paid stipends for their contributions and receive certificates for successful completion​. 2PM-10PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2022/baltimore-youth-film-arts-film-festival


Patterson Park Summer Concert Series. Come enjoy these FREE summertime concerts at the Patterson Park Pagoda Observatory. Enjoy the sounds of Charm City Junction with The Honey Dewdrops this Sunday evening! FREE. 6PM-8PM. Patterson Park Pagoda Observatory, S Patterson Park Ave. & E Pratt St., Baltimore. https://pattersonpark.com/concerts



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Kids Summer Camp - Culinary 101. Summer camps run Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 1PM and provide your young chef an experience that will raise their culinary skills to a new level. This summer Schola be offering three different camps designed to teach basic kitchen skills, explore world cuisines or turn your young chef into an expert baker. Each day students will be supplied with aprons, lecture materials and recipes for everything we make in class. Students will take a break at lunchtime to eat some of our creations. Each camp is $425.00 per student. 9AM-1PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-summer-camp-culinary-101-tickets-250368969327



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​​Summer in the Squares: Ed Hrybyk Trio. Summer in the Squares returns with a great line up of performances featuring Baltimore's amazingly talented musicians. Returning to Mount Vernon Place is the Ed Hrybyk Trio. Multi-talented Hrybyk is not only an upright and electric bassist, but a composer, arranger, and educator emerging from Baltimore, Maryland. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of music in the beautiful West Square of Mount Vernon Place! FREE. 7PM-8:30PM. West Square, Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/1068182663908679


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Storytime in the Park. Bring a blanket to the East Square and get ready for stories, singing, and dancing for children ages birth-7. Thanks to the Enoch Pratt Free Library for bringing this event for kids to Mount Vernon Place! FREE. 9:30AM-10AM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/603358891394111



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Kerplunk! Saturday Family Drop-In Art Class. Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in class is great for younger kids and families! Head to the Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge to create some art projects based on current exhibitions and fun crafts! This week's project will be Gelli Prints​. FREE. 12PM-3PM. Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2022/kerplunk-saturday-family-drop-art-class


Twilight Family Stroll - Animal Investigations. That’s right, put on your detective’s cap and join the keepers at the zoo to help uncover which mystery animal left clues throughout the African Journey! Ever wonder what happens at the Zoo after hours and the lights go out? Bring your friends, family, and flashlight for this guided tour* of the Zoo as the sun goes down. Learn how to use your senses at night and how animals are adapted to life in the dark. Participants will tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective. $35 members, $45 non-members. 5PM-7PM. The Maryland Zoo, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore. https://www.marylandzoo.org/event_series/twilight-family-stroll/animal-investigators/



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AVAM's 4th of July Pet Parade & Animal Talent Show.
 Calling all furry, feathered, slithery, and scaly friends and their people, to don their best patriotic garb! Friendly pets of ALL kinds are welcome. Event held in loving memory of supreme animal lover and AVAM's dear friend, Ellis Rosen. FREE,. 8:30AM Registration; 9AM Parade & Talent. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. ​https://www.avam.org/exhibitions-and-events

Baltimore 4th of July Celebration. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore are excited to announce that 4th of July festivities are returning to the Harbor! Enjoy live musical performances from the Navy Band Comodores, the BSO and Wordsmith. Then, enjoy a spectacular firework show from the Waterfront Promenade at 9:30PM. FREE. 4PM-10PM. Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore. https://baltimore.org/event/baltimore-4th-of-july-celebration/


Independence Day Celebration Along the Waterfront. Enjoy waterfront views and a front-row seat to Baltimore’s fireworks display at the BMI’s family-friendly fundraiser. One ticket includes parking for a vehicle and all passengers, live music from the John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet, and museum admission. BYO food/drinks. $95/vehicle. 6PM-10PM. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. https://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/independence-day-celebration/


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​Flicks from the Hill.
 AVAM’s free outdoor “under the stars” film series returns for four Thursday nights in July 2022, with free museum admission. This week enjoy a Wizard of Oz Sing-a-Long! FREE. 5PM-9PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. https://www.avam.org/flicks


Summer in the Squares: Upper LeftHand Corner. Summer in the Squares returns with a great line up of performances featuring Baltimore's amazingly talented musicians. This evening's concert will feature the talents of Upper LeftHand Corner, an up-and-coming female neo soul quartet. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of music in the beautiful West Square of Mount Vernon Place! FREE. 7PM-8:30PM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/706018314037238



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Patterson Park Summer Concert Series. 
Come enjoy these FREE summertime concerts at the Patterson Park Pagoda Observatory. Enjoy the sounds of La Marvela w/ Ari and the Buffalo Kings this Sunday evening! FREE. 6PM-8PM. Patterson Park Pagoda Observatory, S Patterson Park Ave. & E Pratt St., Baltimore. https://pattersonpark.com/concerts



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Flicks from the Hill. AVAM’s free outdoor “under the stars” film series returns for four Thursday nights in July 2022, with free museum admission. This week enjoy Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds! FREE. 5PM-9PM free admission; movie begins at dark. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. https://www.avam.org/flicks


Bird Crown Workshop. Join AVAM for a free workshop outside before settling in to watch Alfred Hitchcock's film, "The Birds." Create a crazy crown with flowers, leaves and birds of course! Best for ages 6 and older. FREE. 7PM-8PM. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. https://www.avam.org/event-details/free-bird-crown-workshop

Summer in the Squares: Mariah Bonner. Summer in the Squares returns with a great line up of performances featuring Baltimore's amazingly talented musicians. This evening's concert will feature the talents of Mariah Bonner, who will perform jazz and cabaret standards with a Franco-American flare. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of music in the beautiful West Square of Mount Vernon Place! FREE. 7PM-8:30PM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/1434495926998766



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Movies at the Zoo: Happy Feet. Enjoy a complimentary screening of the film “Happy Feet” (2006) at the Zoo, thanks to Orrstown Bank! Prior to the film, concessions will be available for purchase and guests will receive a visit from an animal ambassador. Please bring your own blanket for the movie. Chairs and alcohol are not permitted. Though there is no fee for the screening, a ticket is still required for all guests; use the link to register and reserve your seats. FREE. 7:30PM-10PM. The Maryland Zoo, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore. https://www.marylandzoo.org/event_series/movies-at-the-zoo/happy-feet/


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Wild About Animals: Wild About Chimps. Did you know that primates are the closest relative to humans? Join the keepers at The Maryland Zoo to learn all about chimpanzees! Engage with the keepers to see how important zoos are in protecting these endangered species, watch enrichment demos, and participate in primate-themed activities! FREE with zoo admission. 10AM-3PM. The Maryland Zoo, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore. https://www.marylandzoo.org/event_series/4428-2/wild-about-primates/



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Kids Summer Camp - Master Baking. Summer camps run Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 1PM and provide your young chef an experience that will raise their culinary skills to a new level. This summer Schola be offering three different camps designed to teach basic kitchen skills, explore world cuisines or turn your young chef into an expert baker. Each day students will be supplied with aprons, lecture materials and recipes for everything we make in class. Students will take a break at lunchtime to eat some of our creations. Each camp is $425.00 per student. 9AM-1PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-summer-camp-master-baking-tickets-250371055567



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Community Concert Series: John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet. Join the John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet for a free, outdoor, family-friendly jazz performance in the BMI’s covered pavilion. FREE. 4PM-5:30PM. The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. https://www.thebmi.org/programs-events/program-calendar/


Patterson Park Summer Concert Series. Come enjoy these FREE summertime concerts at the Patterson Park Pagoda Observatory. Enjoy tunes from The LHL Band featuring Landis Expandis this Sunday evening! FREE. 6PM-8PM. Patterson Park Pagoda Observatory, S Patterson Park Ave. & E Pratt St., Baltimore. https://pattersonpark.com/concerts



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Summer in the Squares: Duo Sila. Summer in the Squares returns with a great line up of performances featuring Baltimore's amazingly talented musicians. Duo Sila, with just a flute and percussion, will delight you with their unique arrangements and thoughtful interpretations of an innovative repertoire that bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of music in the beautiful West Square of Mount Vernon Place! FREE. 7PM-8:30PM. Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Pl., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/700220737701706



Ongoing Online and Virtual Enrichment Events
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Miscellaneous and Just for Fun


LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Mo Willems, beloved children's author, invites you into his studio every day for his lunch doodle. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles! New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1PM and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new lunch doodles! FREE. https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems


Mitchell School of Fine Arts Classes. ​Artist-owner Trevor Twist has modified youth and adult art lessons of varying skill levels through a virtual classroom, focusing on artist expression across the likes of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Ongoing. Times and prices vary. Via Zoom. https://www.mitchellartschool.com/classes--private-lessons.html


Museums, National Parks and Gardens


Volunteer Park Conservatory Live Stream. You can get "plant therapy" on your couch for free through their live streams. Word is these live streams happen around mid-day, but if you miss a live stream, Instagram holds onto them for 24 hours; just check out their "story." FREE. https://www.instagram.com/vpconservatory/


Virtual Tour of The Waddesdon Manorm in Waddesdon, England. This Neo-Renaissance style château that has been a Rothschild family home since the late 1800s. The house, the grounds, and the majority of the collections seen throughout the home have been left to the National Trust, so that the public can visit and appreciate the home and gardens. The gardens were designed by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild with help from landscape architect Elie Lainé. The breathtakingly beautiful interiors of Waddesdon Manor can also be virtually toured using the link provided. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyYuxTfdtKo


Virtual Tour of Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France. Claude Monet's garden inspired much of his painting. Royal Academy curator Ann Dumas introduces Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny in Normandy, which is open to the public between March and November and maintained by a team of gardeners led by James Priest. FREE. Garden tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjWx2WNXFF4


Virtual Tour of Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago IL. With over 50,000 members, the Chicago Botanic Garden has the highest membership of any public garden in the United States. The Garden consists of 385 acres and has a grand total of 27 gardens and four natural areas. Some of the 27 gardens include the English Walled Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Plant Science Center. Boyce Tankersley, director of plant documentation, takes you on a tour of what's in bloom this summer. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV0Ryaw0hGc


Virtual Tour of Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou, HI. ​The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden sits on 17 acres and it includes not only its own garden, but a nature preserve as well. With waterfalls, streams, and a boardwalk situated on the Pacific coast, this virtual tour is certainly a calming one, both visually and audibly. Expect to see more than 2,000 plant species, including over 80 species of heliconias and bromeliads, not to mention coconut and mango palm trees that have been around for over a century. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtZ0dcUzGX8


​Virtual Tour of Kew Gardens, Richmond, England. Kew Gardens is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which also includes Wakehurst, a historic house and garden located over an hour away, in West Sussex, England. Located on 326 acres and boasting its own palace, Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This virtual tour of 10 of the top ten sites in the Kew Gardens, also includes Kew Palace, the main surviving structure is known as Dutch House, which was once the residence of King George III and his family. Kew Gardens and Wakehurst have a grand total of approximately 27,000 taxa of plants, over 8 million specimens of plants and fungal herbarium, and a seed bank that contains more than 40,000 species. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioG_Vfh0Kxw


Virtual Tour Five National Parks. If you want to escape to the great outdoors, you can virtually explore national parks. Google Arts & Culture teamed up with five national parks across the country to provide video tours led by rangers. From glaciers in Alaska to volcanoes in Hawaii, the tours will take you on incredible journeys. FREE. https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/parks


Museum Tours from Around the World. On Google Arts & Culture, you can take a virtual tour of thousands of museums around the world. According to Fast Company, the tech giant partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries, some of which include the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and London's National Gallery. FREE. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

Virtual Tour the Louvre. While the Louvre in France is closed, you can virtually tour their exhibits. Tours allow you to zoom in on certain pieces and descriptions for more information. FREE. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne


Virtual Tour Buckingham Palace. An iconic building and official residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace has been the focus of many moments of national celebration. It is also a busy working building welcoming tens of thousands of people through its gates each year for Investitures, Garden Parties, Audiences and other events. Explore this magnificent building via a virtual tour. FREE. https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace


Virtual Tour of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL. Vizcaya is a Mediterranean Revival-style villa with Baroque elements that was once the home of businessman James Deering. The estate consists of 43 acres. It took eight years and $15 million to build the villa, and another year to complete the Italian Renaissance-style gardens and Vizcaya Village, which consists of 11 buildings across 12 acres, including greenhouses, fields, staff quarters, a garage, barns, and workshops. Explore the grounds and buildings in this virtual tour. FREE. https://vizcaya.org/virtualtour/


Virtual Tour of The Frick Collection, New York, NY. ​This Beaux Arts-style mansion located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was once home to Henry Clay Frick, one of the most prominent industrialists during the Gilded Age. Take a virtual tour and see Old Masters paintings, decorative arts, and European sculptures in this former residence turned art museum, which includes Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Whistler, Bellini, Vermeer, and Goya, to name a few. FREE. https://www.frick.org/visit/virtual_tour


Virtual Tour of the Vatican Museums. Instilling a sense of wonder in everyone who enters, the 15th century Sistine Chapel is most renowned for Michelangelo's ceiling frescos. You'll have them (and the rest of the place) to yourself if you visit virtually, before making your way through a whole series of Vatican Museums—not least, Raphael’s Room and the New Wing. FREE. http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.1.html


The National Museum of Natural History. One of the world's most visited museums, and in our own backyard, this branch of the Smithsonian is magic at keeping kids of all ages entertained and learning. If your household could use some of that right now, head on in and start exploring the fossils, ocean life, even the insect zoo. And for pure eye candy, hit the Gems and Minerals Wing, or the Butterfly Pavilion. FREE. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour


Volcanoes National Park. ​It may not be the best known of our national parks, but Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island is certainly one of the most unforgettable, as you'll experience on this ranger-led tour. You’ll see stunning images of the rippling black rock formations and the still-fiery lava flows that feed them. You’ll also stand inside a rainforest, go underground to tour a lava tube and take a helicopter flight over an active volcano—a vantage you’d be hard pressed to find on an actual visit. FREE. https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/hawaii-volcanoes/nahuku-lava-tube-tour​


The British Museum. ​Home to no fewer than 8,000,000 works, this is one of the world's largest collectiosn. Even the tiniest objects hold their own on this virtual tour - you can view individual pieces, play audio to learn more, and search for related works. There's also a scrolling capability that lets you go back thousands of years. FREE. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/


Tour the Taj Mahal. Built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor in memory of his favorite wife, who died during childbirth, the Taj Mahal is one of the most lavish architectural tributes on earth. For perspective on how the marble exterior shade-shifts throughout the day, from early-morning pinks to dusky blues, check out this video. The persistent thrum of tour groups makes the scene that much more realistic. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=665AHTNpf2o


Virtual Deep Dives. Immerse yourself in the deep blue sea. NOAA is willing to take you there gear and cost free: You can do a series of virtual dives through National Marine Sanctuaries, whether you want to peace out to the waters around American Samoa (don’t miss Big Momma), the Florida Keys (have a look at the Aquarius Reef Base research center) or any of several spots in between. FREE. https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr/


​Street Art Tours. If you’ve ever turned a city corner to be stopped in your tracks by the Technicolor explosion of a mural, you know the impact of street art. You can explore the world’s best graffiti, from Buenos Aires to Bombay, in Google’s impressive Street Art collection. See dozens of collections of the world's street art including giant abstractions that transform no-nonsense industrial buildings in Moscow, portraits in the arrondissements of Paris, and in Berlin, relive the fall of the wall through its iconic graffiti. FREE. https://streetart.withgoogle.com/en/online-exhibitions


Northern Lights. The traditional version of Northern Lights chasing includes piling on layers of clothing, waddling into a gorgeous but bone chilling expanse, waiting, running inside to warm up and repeating this dance hoping that you don't miss your chance. One advantage of watching from home, which you can do thanks to Manitoba’s Churchill Northern Studies Center, is that you cut straight to nature’s most amazing light show. Late winter into early spring happens to be among the best times to tune in. FREE. https://explore.org/livecams/aurora-borealis-northern-lights/northern-lights-cam


​The Great Wall of China. Of the Great Wall's 4,000 total miles, 3,000 or so are walkable. Visit this New Wonder of the World virtually and start doing reconnaissance for your own trek without wearing out the tread on your gym shoes. FREE. https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china


Zoos and Aquariums


Smithsonian National Zoo Webcams. ​Aquariums and zoos across the country are live streaming their animals, so you can see what they're up to. Smithsonian's National Zoo has webcams of naked mole-rats, lions, giant pandas, and elephants. While the webcams will remain online, the animals might not be visible because volunteers won't be operating the webcams. FREE. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams


Houston Zoo Webcams. Tune in to the Houston Zoo webcams to see giraffes, gorillas, elephants, chimps, rhinos, and and leafcutter ants. FREE. https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/


The Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams. Through 10 webcams, you can virtually visit sea otters, moon jellies, sharks, penguins and other see creatures. FREE. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams


The National Aquarium Webcam. Tune into the National Aquarium's Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home. Cameras are only live streaming during business hours. After hours you can enjoy a previously recorded live stream segment. FREE. https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live#pcr


San Diego Zoo Webcams. ​The country’s most-visited zoo, with more than 3,500 animals in residence, was a pioneer in the world of open-air habitats and remains a leader in conservation science. You can catch a number of the most beloved inhabitants on live streams. Your virtual visit even has an edge over real life: Though mega-celebs Bai Yun Xiao Liwu were repatriated last year, you'll still find great archival footage of them on the Panda Cam. FREE. https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams


Safari Live. SafariLive comes very close to the experience and thrill of going on a safari. Track lions, leopards and hyenas as you make your way around herds of wildebeest and elephants, all while expert rangers school you on what you're seeing. Great inspiration to book your next safari, when we are all out of our social isolation, of course. https://www.facebook.com/WildEarthLIVE/ or https://www.facebook.com/WildEarthLIVE/videos/904091053345547/


Musical Performances


BroadwayHD. BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater fans started in 2015, has long been bringing Broadway performances to people’s living rooms. On the platform, subscribers will find a combination of acquired performances including performances of Cats, The King and I, and Sound of Music, along with originals the platform filmed including performances of Kinky Boots and 42nd Street, from Broadway, The West End, and other elite venues around the world. The platform is currently offering a free seven-day trial, along with a wildly affordable $8.99 monthly plan. So go ahead and watch as many times as you want. You can even sing along if you please because you’re in your own house, who’s going to complain? $8.99/month or $99.99/year after the 7 day FREE trial. https://www.broadwayhd.com/


Digital Stage from The Kennedy Center. Watch extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center's stages and beyond. They'll feature original works, new clips, and the best of their vast archive which you can also explore on your own. FREE. https://www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage/


Berlin Philharmonic. ​​The legendary Berlin Philharmonic is essentially playing house concerts with no door charge. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL and receive free access to all concerts and films. FREE. https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/live​​


Sydney Opera House. Now is your chance to take a peek inside the Sydney Opera House. Accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, cellist Benjamin Schwartz and soprano Nicole Car, you'll wander through a day in the life of the site, from early morning, before the performers arrive, to stolen moments between acts. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hunddVoMjo


Educational Resources and Entertainment for Kids


Scholastic Education Courses. To help millions of students whose schools have closed continue to learn, Scholastic is offering free day-by-day projects. According to its website, “Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers.” The educational projects are categorized by grade levels, which range from pre-k and kindergarten to grades 6 plus. FREE. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html


Coloring Pages. Baltimore artist Landry Randriamandroso has announced that he will be posting coloring pages for kids and adults on his Facebook page. FREE. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012200018757


Science at Home. These science experiments, brought to you by the Maryland Science Center, will keep kids' minds learning and engaged. FREE. https://www.mdsci.org/learn/resources/science-at-home/


American Visionary Arts Museum Educational Resources. ​AVAM offers art workshops at the museum year-round that complement their collection and exhibitions. With these videos, they are coming to YOU with how to's of art projects you can do right at home with everyday household items. Enjoy, and have fun! FREE. http://www.avam.org/for-educators-and-educatees/educational-resources.shtml


Baltmore Museum of Industry. Museums offer a rich learning experience which doesn’t have to stop when you’re at home.  Keep kids of all ages engaged during this break from school with these FREE activities designed and collected by the education staff at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Check back regularly for new activities that explore local industry which we hope will inspire the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. FREE. https://www.thebmi.org/visit/visit-from-home/


Mother Goose on the Loose. ​This exciting fun-filled story time uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Mr. Cork is presenting his interactive story time via his Facebook page. He goes live every day at 10:30AM with a new story and at 4:30PM with a dance party! FREE (tips accepted via Venmo and Paypal). https://www.facebook.com/sprocketlearning/


​Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to teaching students about the history and culture of the Chesapeake Bay’s communities and environment. Scroll down this home page to the Classroom Resources section for links to lessons and videos that you can introduce to children who are home from school. FREE. http://cbmm.org/learn/school-programs/


​The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium. The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium has created a webpage to provide access to many at home learning resources from some of New York City's cultural institutions. Check back often. More content connections are being added everyday! FREE. https://macaccess.org/home-new/at-home-activities/


Wilkening Consulting. A Seattle based parent and museum consultant has compiled a list of museums with online lesson plans and learning. Check back often for updates and additional links. FREE. http://www.wilkeningconsulting.com/parental-resources.html


Neil Gaiman Reads. English author, Neil Gaiman, is known for writing a vast array of books from graphic novels to children’s books, from short stories to collaborations with the late-great Terry Pratchett. Readers may also know Neil Gaiman for his soothing voice when he reads the likes of Lewis Carroll’s The Jabberwocky in no other than a tulgey wood for a charitable cause. Gaiman has shared free online readings of his works The Graveyard Book and Coraline. Head to his Mouse Circus website for younger readers to listen. FREE. http://www.mousecircus.com/videos/


Goodnight with Dolly. Beginning April 2nd, everyone’s favorite Book Lady, Dolly Parton, is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly reading select Imagination Library books. It is the hope that this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important period. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to coping kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates. There are also links for activity sheets on the site. FREE. https://imaginationlibrary.com/goodnight-with-dolly/


ZUMBA & More with Alondra. Zumba and exercises for kids and teens with Alondra through Facebook Live! A unique way of exercising through dance and movement. Say goodbye to stress and have fun! Tip your instructor via Venmo: @alondraGrisel-Flores. FREE. Tuesdays at 6PM. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/zumba-more-alondra or https://www.facebook.com/Creativealliance/