Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home – Weekly Update (May 15)

As we head into the weekend, below are the latest additions to “Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home.

The purpose of the original post and these updates is to provide ideas for maintaining some quality of life while on lock down. Note that the original post is updated regularly to contain all of the suggestions, including the updates; these separate (now weekly) update posts are intended to provide an easy way to know what’s new. (I know that these posts are entirely unrelated to the general subject matter of the blog. But, given the circumstances and that I have received a surprising number of appreciative comments about it, I plan to continue for the foreseeable future.)

If you have found things not on my list that others may benefit from, please send them to me, and I will include them in the next update.

In the meantime, enjoy! . . .

Friends and Family

For those who are ready to take video conferences with friends and family to the next level, Wired found a virtual reality meeting platform called where “You Can Now Attend VR Meetings—No Headset Required.”

Aquariums, Zoos, Museums & More

The Museum of Science (Boston) is live streaming evening courses at SubSpace: Adult Programs After Dark.


If you need a throwback to the 70’s and 80’s, revisit them starting with a three-minute reprise at THE HOOD INTERNET presents 1980.

Broadway Shows

Great news: Disney has announced that the October 10 release date of Hamilton (which will have the original broadway cast) has been pushed up to July 3, 2020!

Movies / TV Series / Videos

NBC arranged for all-star event – Feeding America Comedy Festival – with tons of comedic superstars to raise money for Feeding America.

Comedy Shows

A definite don’t miss is ImprovBoston, which is streaming live improv shows for families and others. Check the schedule.


Travel (Virtually)

Wish you were stuck at home in one of the Newport mansions? Well you we can’t quite get you there, but, “Now you can tour Newport mansions from your couch” (here).

News that Doesn’t Suck

John Krasinksi is still at it with Some Good News – so continue watching each week, including when “The Office Cast Reunites for Zoom Wedding: Some Good News with John Krasinski Ep. 7.”

Coping with the New (Ab)Normal

Harvard Medical School offers the advice about “Eating during COVID-19: Improve your mood and lower stress.”


My favorite Zoom meeting of the week…

This is not intended to be political – it’s just funny a funny video: Donald Trump x REM – Losing My Civilians . . .