Published: June 2020
By: Kasya O'Connor Grant and Phillyfunguide Staff
Make this your Best. Summer. EVER -- without leaving your couch or spending a dime! Philadelphia has a huge variety of free summer virtual events, from yoga to painting to happy hours.
You can have the time of your life all summer long without ever opening your wallet or stepping out your front door.
So many of us have turned to gardening as an at home escape these past few months, to varying degrees of success. Take the guesswork out of your new hobby with Let's Grow Together from the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, a series of free online videos with tips, techniques and stories on gardening. New content is posted daily, and there's something for every level of plant enthusiast.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents Live From The Playroom, their new FREE DAILY FAMILY CONCERTS for you and the kids. They’re there to keep your kids engaged and happy every day of the week! Sing and dance with them on RRPH’s Facebook every Monday through Friday at 3:00PM ET, presented by In The Raw. Want to keep the fun going on the weekend? Tune into their livestream at 1:00PM ET on Saturdays on Industry City’s Facebook and at 11:00AM ET on Sundays on Rockefeller Center’s Facebook.
The Philly POPS are bringing their POPS in Schools program online with this series of online music lessons for all ages. If you are looking for something fun to do with the family this summer, why not learn music from one of the city's premier orchestras? New videos with activities and instructional content are posted weekly in both English and Spanish.
First Person Arts has passed on the role of storyteller to the public with their digital memoir seried COVID Stories. Every week, new videos are posted with stories from people all across the region sharing everything from the hilarious to the heartbreaking in an attempt to wrap their minds around this unprecedented global event. Anyone is welcome to watch the stories posted, and if they feel inspired, to share their own.
Sit back, relax, grab a drink and learn about some of the most imaginative artists in the world. Rotating FringeArts podcast hosts Zach Blackwood, Raina Searles, Katy Dammers, and Tenara Calem sit down with artists, community leaders, and the people you need to know to talk about the amazing work happening here in Philly.