Updated 4:15 p.m. March 23
Now that you’re on board, you may be wondering, “What am I supposed to do at home for all this time?”
Well, we’re here to help — and to remind you to warsh your hands – yinzer style.
Here’s a rolling list of Pittsburgh things you can do from the comfort of your couch, for the good of everyone. Let us know if there’s anything we should add by emailing us here.
Make the best of working from home
🖥 Pick up some tips for working from home, courtesy of our very own COO.
🍼 And pick up some tips for working from home with your kids.
🗣 Learn some crisis communication tips for your business in this workshop with the experts at WordWrite.
Entertain kids (and kids at heart)
💛 Talk to your kids about coronavirus with these tips from the Fred Rogers Center.
📝 Lean on these education resources from WQED Pittsburgh from Pre-K to elementary age.
📖 Listen to a Pittsburgh Public Schools principal read your kids (or you!) a bedtime story.
🔭 Keep the whole family learning with Carnegie Science Center’s daily list of something to read, something to watch, and something to do.
💥 Check out some Boredom Busters for kids in this new Facebook group created by a Pittsburgher.
🐧 Bring the zoo to you with these animal web cams from Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
💐 Study the language of flowers, have fun with mad libs, and more with resources from the Frick Pittsburgh.
📺 Have your teen hang out with fellow teenagers in these JCC events, from XBox tournaments to virtual learning to Netflix parties.
Enjoy the arts at home
📖 Read books by Pittsburgh authors and about Pittsburgh.
👀 Discover all the intricate details in the Mattress Factory’s Greer Lankton’s “It’s all about ME, Not You” with this GigaPan.
🎭 Enjoy the theater from the comfort of your couch with Playtime, an online reading series by Pittsburgh Public Theater.
🥁 Brighten up a friend’s day with a custom video greeting by Punk & Pie Circus, a local juggle-drumming clown.
⏳ Get a history lesson with Heinz History Center’s online resources, including artifacts and digital tours.
👗 Admire gilded-age fashion, learn about old cars, and check out some art with these virtual tours from The Frick Pittsburgh.
🚂 Tour a Pennsylvania museum, from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania to the Museum of the American Revolution.
🖼 Take virtual tours of museums around the world. (This one isn’t in Pittsburgh, but it was too cool not to share.)
💰 Support the Pittsburgh Artist Emergency Fund, if you can, to help artists who’ve lost their main source of income right now.
🎧 Listen to this artist spotlight on Mac Miller by WYEP.
🎵 Groove to these local live-streamed music performances.
🎼 Enjoy the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at home with their new series “Extraordinary Measures.”
Move your body
✨ Practice mindfulness or get some exercise with these free online classes from the YMCA’s YWithYou initiative.
🎉 Workout from home with a Virtual Zumba Party.
✨ Get moving with these Meraki Studio classes on Instagram live.
🙏 Practice yoga at home with Inhale Pittsburgh.
💪 Get sweaty with a virtual 305 in the 412 Fitness class.
👟 Stretch it out with these virtual JCC classes, from Silver Sneakers to core workouts.
Sit back and watch
🍷 Sip some wine while learning about wines during a virtual class with Burghundy LLC.
😂 Laugh out loud at this Knights of the Arcade: Online Adventure by Arcade Comedy Theater.
🎬 Binge-watch Dean Bog’s YouTube videos about Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
🎥 “Go” to the movies with Row House Online, the newest offering from the Lawrenceville theater.
🍿 Stream full episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
👟 Explore Pittsburgh’s steps without having to climb the stairs by catching up on Mis.Steps.
🔍 Go on a virtual scavenger hunt around ‘tahn with Streetlark.
🎟 Take a virtual tour of Pittsburgh — ya know, in case you miss it.
🎨 Follow along with Miss Gabi’s Art Is Good Studio for an art tutorial.
🌱 Make seed-starter pots with City Paper pages.
🏺 Make a sculpture with a to-go clay kit from Spring Hill’s Little House Big Art (they’ll even deliver it to you!).
🖼 Get crafty with Creativebug Online Craft tutorials, courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
🗣 Brush up on your foreign language skills with Pittsburgh-based language learning app Duolingo.
And a reminder: If staying home has you feeling anxious or depressed, there are resources to help.
— By Rossilynne Culgan and Colin Deppen
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