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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    While we all continue spending more time at home, it doesn’t have to be boring. From chefs to celebrities, amusement parks to zoos, musicians to yoga instructors, the entertainment, culinary, travel,  fitness and experiential industries have gotten creative with finding new ways for people to enjoy experiences from the comfort of home.

    We’ve rounded up some great virtual activities to keep the whole family entertained while staying safe at home.

    Create: Brit + Co Creative Classes

    Get smarter and more creative with over 120 DIY courses from Brit + Co designed to teach you new skills at home. From cake decorating to photography, there’s a course for everyone. So use your time at home to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby.

    Image courtesy of Brit + Co.

    Listen: Storyline Online 

    The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy website Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more. Great entertainment for children and parents!

    Image courtesy of Storyline Online.

    Dance: Live From Home

    Live From Home is Live Nation’s Virtual Concert Hub introduced to keep fans connected to artists. Links to new live stream concerts and performances are shared daily. So while the concert you’ve been looking forward to may be postponed, you can still watch some great performances from your favorite artists.

    Image courtesy of Live Nation.

    Learn: AccuWeather School

    AccuWeather has introduced AccuWeather School, a new virtual educational series, drawing upon its expert meteorologists to teach science lessons remotely. Now that’s a science lesson we can all get behind.

    Image courtesy of AccuWeather.

    Bake: Virtual Baking Club with Christina Tosi

    Christina Tosi, the dessert-maven behind the bakery chain Milk Bar, has launched “Baking Club”. In this Instagram Live series, Christina shares an ingredient list one night, then leads a class using those ingredients at 2pm EST the next day. Tune in to learn how to make some of Milk Bar’s bestsellers like the Compost Cookie and Cereal Milk. A deliciously addictive activity!

    Image courtesy of Instagram @ChristinaTosi.

    Exercise: Core Power Yoga

    With classes ranging from 5-minute meditations to sweaty 60-minute flows, Core Power Yoga offers something for everyone – no matter your experience level. A great at-home stress reliever.

    Image courtesy of Core Power Yoga.

    Explore: Disney

    See Disney Parks like never before – right from your phone or computer – on Google Street View. Disney has launched a series of 360-degree panoramas featuring Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort locations you’ll want to check if you need a dose of Disney magic to brighten up your day.

    Image courtesy of Google Street View.

    See: The San Diego Zoo

    The San Diego Zoo has a number of live streams going on throughout the day focusing on various animals. The streams include an ape cam, an elephant cam, a koala cam, a panda cam, and more. The whole family will enjoy this live-streamed cuteness!

    Image courtesy of The San Diego Zoo.