Arts /Cultural /Travel

Looking to get away? Want to explore artwork at the Louve? Listen to the Boston Symphony Orchestra? Check out these links !!

Travel to Florida without enduring the heat and humidity. Visit: https://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/virtual-florida-vacations.html  Take in an underwater video of manatees, grab your coffee and watch the sunrise at Fort Pierce beach, or ride along on a kayaking trip in Rainboat Springs State Park.

AccuWeather brings you their Top 10 Virtual Vacations from Home. Destinations include: Los Angeles, Hawaii, Iceland, Kenya and more. Visit: https://www.accuweather.com/en/travel/top-10-virtual-vacations-you-can-enjoy-from-home/720983

Take in a show. Every year, Cirque du Soleil sets up camp in Vancouver, so why should this year be any different? You can now stream two, free 60-minute performances from your couch. Visit: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect#hubcontent

For Downton Abbey Fans, watch this video to learn more about the residents of the Newport Mansions who were the American counterparts of the English elites depicted in Downton Abbey. Find out how and why they lived so extravagantly: https://www.newportmansions.org/about-us/videos

Explore the Virtual Tours of Chihuly Glass. Since the late 1960s, American artist Dale Chihuly has been working in the art and craft of glassblowing. His pieces portray dynamic, flamboyant and color-saturated forms that push the limits of the material. See: https://www.chihuly.com/videos

Kennedy Center Digital Stage: https://www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage
Watch extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center’s stages and beyond, featuring original works, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the best videos from their archive.

The New York Philharmonic: https://nyphil.org/playson
NY Phil Plays On is a new portal for free digital content to provide comfort and connection to millions of classical music fans worldwide.

New York Metropolitan Opera: https://www.metopera.org
Every day, a different presentation from the Met Opera’s Live in HD series is made available for free streaming on the Met website.

NPR Music offers a list of live audio and video streams from around the world. List is updated daily: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown  It covers a wide variety of musical genres. Some will require registration or a subscription, but most will be free.

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Smithsonian Channel’s 68 full-length episodes of “Aerial America” are available for free and with no login needed on the Smithsonian Channel Plus: https://watch.smithsonianchannel.com/details/series/aerial-america

New York Times 52 Places to Go: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/travel/52-places-to-go-virtual-travel.html The Times has chosen 52 beautiful and interesting places all around the world for our armchair travelling enjoyment. Wander into the belly of an Egyptian pyramid, explore the house where Mozart was born, or fly over the rocky peaks of Glacier National Park. (You may need to create a free New York Times account to access this article.)

Take a tour of our National Parks: https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/parks Visit Bryce Canyon in Utah, Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, Volcanoes in Hawaii, Dry Tortugas in Florida, and Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.

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