Looking for a distraction from social distancing? Bring the city’s most entertaining experiences into your home with The Laurel’s recommendations for things to do in Philadelphia, all while indulging in locally sourced care packages from Joy Box. From virtual tours of museums to virtual classes and events, Philly has something for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of the couch.
DISCOVER PHILADELPHIA THINGS TO DO ONLINE
The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation is offering exclusive online art classes showcasing its impressive collection and delving into the history behind Ravenna’s mosaics, Manet’s paintings and more. In addition to the virtual classes, The Barnes is also inviting guests to explore its renowned collection of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist paintings online.
Like countless zoos around the globe, The Philadelphia Zoo is temporarily closed to the public and the team is continuing to care for their animal friends. Take a walk on the wild side by checking in to the daily “Philly Zoo at Two” events on Facebook Live. During each session, trainers introduce new animals and respond to live questions – watchers can even donate to the Zoo’s “Spring Back” fund.
Music remains a powerful and inspirational force for good, as well as an outstanding source of personal enrichment and education. Every Thursday night, tune in to the “Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra” and immerse yourself in a past or previously unreleased performance.
Preview the latest schedule here.
The shows must go on! Philadelphia’s thespians and performers are still taking center stage with virtual classes and shows that range from acting and playwriting workshops to streaming radio and podcast performances. Local participants include:
- Shakespeare in Clark Park
- 1812 Productions
- The Phoenix Theatre
- Theatre Ariel
- The Wilma Theater
- Theatre Horizon
Browse the up-to-date list of readings, parties, live streams and more here.
Support Local Business
Indulge in your very own Joy Box, “the essential nonessential box for trying times.” Created by Triple Bottom Brewing Company, the Joy Box is bringing joy to families around Philadelphia.
This customizable care package is overflowing with goodies from local brewers, farmers, coffee roasters, and ice cream makers. Available for pickup or delivery, every Joy Box order supports small Philly businesses!
LIVE THE RITTENHOUSE SQUARE LIFESTYLE OF YOUR DREAMS
As the final high-rise opportunity on Rittenhouse Square, The Laurel represents the pinnacle of refined living in Philadelphia’s most sought-after neighborhood. New Sky Residences available from the $2 millions. Schedule an appointment online or schedule a virtual appointment.