Calendar: At Home Edition

Calendar: At Home Edition

FITNESS

Free 10-minute workouts

Every morning MON-FRI, 8am
courtesy of Studio 202 of
Culture Shock in Hamburg
facebook.com/Studio202Hamburg

Join Studio 202 every weekday morning for a free 10-minute workout on their Facebook page! Want more than a 10-minute workout? Studio 202 offers daily 30-minute dance fitness and yoga classes; $3 for dance fitness, $4 for yoga. Pay through PayPal or Venmo to receive a link for the live Zoom class. Dance fitness includes Hip Hop Cardio and Aloha Fit. Dates and times for each vary.

EVENTS

Godfrey Daniels

While the Bethlehem venue is currently closed, archived concerts are available on Facebook @GodfreyDaniels76, and more music is coming your way weekly with Live From Godfrey Daniels on WDIY. Dina Hall and Dave Fry share short sets of archived shows from Godfrey’s 43-year history along with album cuts from Godfrey’s artists past, present, and future. It is a mix of live and pre-recorded music, with occasional interviews, and commentary on upcoming shows. The program features songwriters, acoustic bands, instrumental masters, blues and bluegrass groups, and more, all recorded in the unique atmosphere of Godfrey’s intimate listening room.

ArtsQuest

Artsquest is continuing to provide the Lehigh Valley with quality activities through [email protected] The digital event series keeps the community connected to the arts virtually. Check out the link at artsquest.org/athome/#visualarts for Steel Stacks concerts being broadcast on SECTV, Star Wars Storytime, and other events updated frequently. Here’s an example of their offerings under the “Other Cool Stuff We Found” section at the bottom of the page: Watch Astronauts Reading Stories in Space It’s exactly what it sounds like—astronauts on various missions in space read popular children’s books while floating about, and the videos are edited and shared with kids way down on Earth. The results are adorable as well as educational and inspiring. Check out astronaut Kathleen Rubins reading Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, and try not to get choked up at how amazing this all is. scarymommy.com

Local Band Bringing Music to Your Living Room

When forced to cancel a string of shows to help stop the spread of the pandemic, Start Making Sense—our own Bethlehem-based Talking Heads tribute band—decided to put on a live-streamed performance on March 20 that fans could view from their homes. Luckily for us, this performance with over 2 hours of music spanning the Talking Heads discography along with a few surprise covers now lives on YouTube for you to dance along in your living room. Miss going to shows at Musikfest Cafe? Their show from this past November can also be seen on YouTube in its entirety.

youtube.com/watch?v=t63VsUz7ghI 
(March 20, 2020 performance)
youtube.com/watch?v=aEvGwUe-5y0 
(November 2019 performance)

HOME ACTIVITY

DIY in your Digs

A Bethlehem-based company is providing an easy way to bring out the best of your creativity at home as you construct your own one-of-a-kind rustic home decor. They are currently offering a “DIY in Your Digs” package which includes a 12×12 unfinished board of your choice with a variety of spring and Easter-themed stencils—everything you need to create a personalized masterpiece! Order online and pick-up locally curbside! therusticwoodproject.com

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Zoo with Us

This comprehensive listing of 42 Live zoo webcams and 3 live aquarium webcams, educational worksheets categorized by grades K-8, Zoo Vs. Zoo comparisons, animal spotlights, and podcasts is certain to keep the entire family entertained! zoowithus.com/live-web-cams

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

This Free Video Series by the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence is offered for your at home viewing pleasure. Mo makes drawing fun for the kid in all of us. facebook.com/events/2544781839094130

Yoga 4 Kids Free

Daily Facebook Live Classes! Need we say more? Plop those tots in front of the tube for some calming fun. Parents joining in is also encouraged. facebook.com/events/648473029286755

Virtual field trips

Cabin fever have you considering a virtual trip to The Musee du Louvre, better known as The Louvre Museum, or The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam? Luckily, Adventures in Familyhood gathered 20 virtual field trip links including museums from around the globe, a few zoos, Disney’s Magic Kingdom and teaching resources. Enjoy! adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR1o2Fi5yZW5cnPLOViZOsfN9T7aX8eo7yXP-HcF5lHxzog4Oab6xyZkt9c

RECIPE

Quick Pickled Red Onions

This recipe couldn’t be any easier and is a fast and effective way to spruce up your at-home meals.

You’ll need:
A jar with a lid
1 red onion
Apple cider vinegar
Warm water
1 teaspoon salt

First, thinly slice the red onion and put the slices in the jar. Fill the jar 3/4 of the way with apple cider vinegar, and the rest of the way with warm water. Sprinkle in the salt. Although not necessary, ideas for add-ins include minced garlic, sliced jalapeño, maple syrup, sugar, spices—or whatever else you think might work. Get creative! Mix everything together in the jar. Close the jar and let rest on your counter at room temperature for 30 minutes, then refrigerate and enjoy 1–2 hours later. This delicious and nutritious condiment goes great in salads and on sandwiches, burgers, and tacos, and will last in your refrigerator for 3–4 weeks.

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