I’m not sure how many of you reading this are actually in quarantine or a stay-at-home situation–or if your state has opened up, is testing for COVID, or is agitating to open everything back up again.
But here in New York–specifically Queens, where I live, “the epicenter of the epicenter” as someone called it the other day–we are making masks to wear outdoors, standing on lines outside the grocery store to allow for social distancing, and staying inside as much as possible–except for those who are essential workers, of course, God bless them.
So we’ve taken to making our own fun when you can’t really see your friends.
On the Matter of Theater:
This past Sunday, Broadway.com put together a concert for Stephen Sondheims’ 90th birthday, where so many Broadway performers taped themselves in their homes performing Sondheim songs. Although there were some technical difficulties with the livestream, when it finally came on, the wait was worth it:
Also, the UK’s National Theatre is putting up filmed versions of their productions. Tonight, they’ll be putting up Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, a role he shared with Jonny Lee Miller (they switched who played Frankenstein the monster and who played the doctor every night).
Of course, there’s your cable, your Netflix, your Hulu, your Apple+, Disney+….
Then there are Disney singalongs!
Author Alisha Rai started Quarantine Cuisine on YouTube, if you want to watch cooking videos.
What else? Writing. Reading. LEGOs. Puzzles. Art projects. Coloring (I colored some pages this weekend–it was very soothing). Cleaning.
Stay safe, everyone!