Right now, so many of us Montrealers are unsure of how to spend our time, which is why MTL Blog made a list of free things to do at home this April.\nFrom learning how to play guitar to listening to Dolly Parton's voice at bedtime, you can still have a great month while staying inside.\nSee what's up online this month below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMTL Blog's monthly "Free Things To Do In Montreal" articles usually focus on leaving the house in some way or another. But as we're all social distancing, worried about our next paycheck(s), and still trying to keep our sanity, there has never been a more needed list of free things to do at home. The good news is that there are a ton of free activities out there.\nOut there, meaning online — of course.\nAs the days tick by, we have to get creative with how we fill our time. So, instead of only focusing on Montreal-based activities, below you'll find tons of things to do from all over the world — that us Montrealers can partake in from our couches.\nCompanies, schools, and professionals, alike, have been releasing free content on everything from virtual tours and art therapy classes to workout streams and live comedy performances.\nDo you want to learn how to play the guitar by the guys at Fender? I mean, who wouldn't?\nEven Ivy League schools have been getting in on the action, offering more free classes online for anyone.\nThese 22 free things to do are meant not to only kill the boredom but to help us all take care of ourselves — including our health, our minds, and even those idle devil hands.\nStart The Month Of Right With Yale's "Happiness Course"\nView this post on Instagram Congratulations to the members of the Yale College Class of 2024 who have been admitted! #Yale2024 #Yale A post shared by Yale (@yale) on Mar 26, 2020 at 4:05pm PDT\nWhen: Anytime, learn at your own pace\nGet it on Coursera!\nGet A Month Free Trial From Crave & Get Started On Avenue 5\nView this post on Instagram When I need a good laugh, I’m putting on: HBO’s Avenue 5 Letterkenny HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones New Eden HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show Inside Amy Schumer Detroiters The Goldbergs Showtime’s Who is America Difficult People A post shared by Crave (@cravecanada) on Mar 19, 2020 at 9:00am PDT\nWhen: Now until April 30\nRead about it here!\nLet Dolly Parton Tell You A Bedtime Story\nWhen: Every week, begins April 2; 7 p.m;\nStream it live on YouTube!\nEase Your Mind With Some Art Therapy From The Musée des Beaux-Arts\nView this post on Instagram Éducation à l’art | La résilience ⭐ Aujourd’hui, on vous propose de faire découvrir à vos enfants et jeunes adolescents le concept de résilience décrypté par Michèle Viau-Chagnon, experte ÉducArt et cofondatrice du Phare Enfants et Familles, et illustré par une œuvre de Jim Dine. 👉 «La résilience, c’est la capacité de se relever après une épreuve» ▶️ Le lien est en story ainsi que dans notre story permanente "✨" Pour aller plus loin, découvrez notre projet interdisciplinaire autour de la résilience spécialement pensé pour les élèves du secondaire, sur notre plateforme #ÉducArt : www.educart.ca - Jim Dine, « Cœur dit «Après le Déluge» » / "The Heart Called "After the Flood" ", 2011. © Jim Dine / SOCAN (2020) #MBAM, achat, fonds de l’Association des bénévoles du #Musée des beaux-arts de #Montréal et don des amis de Claire Gohier, à sa mémoire. --- Art in Education | Resiliency ⭐ Today, we propose an introduction to the concept of resiliency for your children and young teens. Michèle Viau-Chagnon, EducArt expert and cofounder of Le Phare Enfants et Familles respite care organization, demystifies the notion, which is eloquently illustrated in a work by artist Jim Dine. 👉 "Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from a difficult challenge" ▶️ Video (in French): the link is in our today story + our permanent story "✨" Take the exploration further and check out our interdisciplinary project on resiliency specially designed for secondary students on our #EducArt website: www.educart.ca/en - Jim Dine, « Cœur dit «Après le Déluge» » / "The Heart Called "After the Flood" ", 2011. © Jim Dine / SOCAN (2020). #MMFA, purchase, the Montreal #Museum of Fine Arts’ Volunteer Association Fund and gift in memory of Claire Gohier, from her friends. #propageonslartpaslevirus #spreadartnotvirus #JimDine A post shared by Musée des beaux-arts (@mbamtl) on Mar 25, 2020 at 5:00am PDT\nWhen: Every Friday\nTake a look!\nJoin The "Red At The Bone" Zoom Bookclub\nView this post on Instagram Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Here is part of the extraordinary WaPo review - In fact, “Red at the Bone,” Woodson’s second work of adult fiction in three years, does much more than perfectly balance truth with hope. The multi-point-of-view, time-hopping saga traces the effects of race, religion, sexuality and class through three generations of a black family in Brooklyn, beginning with the youngest member, Melody, as she prepares for the coming-of-age ceremony that exists in the narrative as an opening, a bridge and a coda. It is through this ceremony that we learn of Melody’s strained relationship with her mother — whom she calls by her first name, Iris — and her mother’s strained relationship with her own parents and with Melody’s father. We see the consequences of self-sacrifice for the happiness of another and the inevitable fallout that permeates the relationships of a woman who chooses herself and a future of her own making over the one that’s expected of her. #mustread #goodread #readnext #bookclub #booknerd #bookish #readersofinstagram #readersofinsta #instabook #bookstagram #whatareyoureading #readnext #whattoread #bookworm #bookenthusiast #goodreads #literature #bibliophile #bookworm #bookbuzz #bookstagrammer #igreads #booklover #bookcommunity #igbookclub #bookaholic #readingcommunity #bookstagrammer #bookrecommendations #bookrecommendation #redatthebone #redatthebonejacquelinewoodson #jacquelinewoodson A post shared by Bookish T. Washington Rose (@im_a_little_bit_bookish) on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:23am PDT\nWhen: April 7; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.\nCheck out the Facebook event page!\nJoin Others (From A Distance) With The Balcony Singalong\nA town in #Montreal #Quebec singing Leonard Cohen ❤🇨🇦🔥 F🖕ck The #coronavirus 🔥 #COVIDー19 #SocialDistancing pic.twitter.com/w0C5wn6ZJd— Frank Jofo (@frankjofo) March 23, 2020\nWhen: Every Tuesday in April; 7 p.m.\nCheck out the Facebook event page!\nBreak A Sweat With Online Workout Classes\nView this post on Instagram #TransformationThursday It’s easy to get carried away with the desire for self-improvement but no matter how successful you become it’s the relationships with the people around you every day that form the basis of your well-being. I've always been into self-improvement and growth but it was usually an individual journey. This year I'm connecting deeper with everyone around me. Diving into this pursuit for growth with my community, my coaches, my staff, my clients and friends. Sharing a profound BREATHWORK session today with a room full of people that I trust was pretty awesome. Trippy AF. Deep. Messy. Beautiful. I've realized that it's such a blessing to be surrounded by a team of like-minded humans willing to "show up" and grow together. If you stay in your lane, do your work, repeat affirmations on the daily, light candles and sh*t to stay positive... you will attract the right tribe. Work/Life balance is not about working less. It's about acknowledging that work is real life and that relationships with the people we see everyday (staff and clients) need to be nourished... we must intentionally make time to connect with those around us on a deeper level. Then go back to making fun of each other and blasting hip hop. Thanks for showing up today team. And @victoria_bauman for holding space for us today. 📷 @kellyjaco A post shared by PUMP Fitness MTL (@pumpfitnessmtl) on Jan 23, 2020 at 4:51pm PST\nWhen: Depending on class\nTake a look at eight Montrealers bringing workouts to you!\nWin A Free Smashcake & UberEats Gift Card\nView this post on Instagram We got them ALL😉 Custom your Smash cake with your favorite Brand🔨🔨🔨🍫🎂 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫 #foodblog #instafood #quebec #canada#yum#514##mtlfoodie #foodblog #instafood #quebec #canada#yum#514#mtl #foodgasm#foodshare#smashcakemtl #breakthecake#mtlmoments ##pinatacakemontreal #breakcake #breakmeplz #foodgasm #foodporn #feedfeed #chocolate #chocoholic #mtlfood #chocoholic #torontofood #smashcakesmtl #montreal #mtlsweets #mtlcakes #smashedcake#pinatacake #mtl #foodgasm#foodshare#smashcakemtl #breakthecake#mtlmoments #pinatacakemtl #pinatacakemontreal #breakcake #breakmeplz #foodgasm #foodporn #feedfeed #chocolate #chocoholic #mtlfood #chocoholic #torontofood #smashcakesmtl #montreal #mtlsweets #mtlcakes #smashedcake#pinatacake A post shared by BREAK ME PLZ (@surprisecakemtl) on Jan 21, 2020 at 6:21pm PST\nWhen: Now until April 8 at 8 p.m.\nRead more about the giveaway.\nTake A Virtual Tour Through North America's Most Fascinating Museums\nView this post on Instagram Instituto Smithsoniano (em inglês: Smithsonian Institution) é uma instituição educacional e de pesquisa associada a um complexo de museus, fundada e administrada pelo governo dos Estados Unidos. Com grande parte de seus prédios localizados em Washington, D.C., o instituto compreende 19 museus e sete centros de pesquisa, e tem 142 milhões de itens em suas coleções. Foi fundado para a promoção e disseminação de conhecimento pelo cientista britânico James Smithson (1765-1829). No testamento de Smithson, ele declarou que se o herdeiro, seu sobrinho Henry James Hungerford, morresse sem deixar descendentes, o patrimônio dos Smithson deveria ser doado ao governo dos Estados Unidos para a criação de um "estabelecimento para a expansão e difusão de conhecimento entre os homens". Após Henry James morrer em 1835 sem deixar herdeiros, o presidente Andrew Jackson informou o Congresso do patrimônio de Smithson, que consistia de 100 000 moedas de ouro e 500 000 dólares (9 235 277 em valores de 2005). O Instituto Smithsoniano foi então estabelecido como um truste por uma lei do Congresso, sendo funcional e legalmente um órgão do governo dos Estados Unidos. Faz parte do acervo de um dos seus museus, a motocicleta V8, criada em 1907 por Glenn Curtiss, para estabelecer a maior velocidade atingida por um equipamento motorizado até então. #museum #art #smithsonianmuseum #lobo #empalhado #photoinsta #insta #instagram #wolf A post shared by Cristiano_Eliaquim (@cristiano_eliaquim) on Mar 31, 2020 at 7:12am PDT\nWhen: Anytime\nRead more about the spots.\nEarn A Completely Free Certificate From Over 85 New Online Courses\nView this post on Instagram Am I motivated to always keep learning? ABSOLUTELY! On average have taken 1-2 courses per year over the last 12 years as I believe it’s pertinent to my career that I never stop learning. The science continuously changes, and I need to be able to quickly to adapt. The most recent course I completed was called The Science of Well-Being. I don’t care what industry you are in; this course is for EVERYONE! Professor Laurie Santos from Yale is AWESOME! You’ll learn all about the misconceptions about happiness, features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. Powerful stuff when you can put it into practice! You can take the course online like I did through @coursera and YES, I AM stoked to have a certificate say Yale on it!! #yale #coursera #certificate #proud #wellness #iweigh #happiness A post shared by Micaela Whitworth 🏋🏻♀️🇨🇦 (@loveyourbodfitness) on Dec 18, 2019 at 10:14am PST\nWhen: Depends on the class, though most are self-paced\nCheck out the list on Coursera!\nLog On To The Smithsonian National Zoo's Panda Cams\nView this post on Instagram 🐼 A team of reproductive scientists, veterinarians and panda keepers performed an artificial insemination on giant panda Mei Xiang on March 22, taking extra precautions due to #COVID19. Female giant pandas are only in estrus, or able to become pregnant, for 24 to 72 hours each year. The panda team will not know if the artificial insemination was successful for several months. Giant panda pregnancies and pseudopregnancies generally last between three to six months. The Zoo’s webcams, including the giant panda webcam, remain online, but volunteers are not operating them, so animals may not be visible at all times. #PandaStory #GiantPanda A post shared by Smithsonian's National Zoo (@smithsonianzoo) on Mar 23, 2020 at 5:20am PDT\nWhen: Anytime day or night\nWatch them now!\nTake Part In A Mindspace COVID-19 Support Group Led By Clinic Professionals\nView this post on Instagram We are currently facing a significant global health crisis and find ourselves at a crucial moment locally, here in Quebec. At Mindspace, we have been working hard this week to take appropriate actions as an organization to protect the health of our employees, therapists, coaches and clients and help curb community spread of covid-19. . We are committed to following the recommendations and policies of public health authorities and firmly believe that collective interventions such as social distancing can significantly mitigate the impact of the pandemic on our lives. As mental health professionals, we are also keenly aware of the growing communal stress response to this event and currently exploring ways to continue providing psychological support, without compromising our commitment to everyone’s physical health. . We’ve put up a blog post on our website explaining everything we’re doing in response, including setting up free webinars on how to navigate this difficult territory. Link in bio. A post shared by Mindspace Wellbeing (@mindspacewellbeing) on Mar 13, 2020 at 2:46pm PDT\nWhen: Check the site for an updated schedule\nLearn more about the support group.\nTake A Science And Cooking Class From Harvard\nView this post on Instagram Campus has been quiet this month with our students on winter break. We’re looking forward to the start of the spring semester tomorrow! 📚 ⠀ ⠀ A reminder for applicants: the deadline to apply for financial aid is February 1. Our goal is to provide you with a decision about financial aid at the time that you are admitted. Although we’ll accept a late application, we may not be able to get back to you as quickly as we would if your application was submitted by the deadline. Check the link in our bio for more information on completing your application for financial aid. ⠀ ⠀ #PictureHarvard #DiscoverHarvard #Harvard A post shared by Harvard Admissions (@harvard_admissions) on Jan 27, 2019 at 7:42pm PST\nWhen: Self-paced\nSign-up now!\nCompete Against Other's With Randolph's Online Quiz\nView this post on Instagram Favorite places 004 . . . Games and giggles are always what the doctor ordered 🎲 . . . One month ago feels like years... A post shared by 𝕂𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖 (@katiedel23) on Mar 26, 2020 at 4:31pm PDT\nWhen: Every Tuesday & Thursday; 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.\nTake a look at the Facebook page!\nTake A Creative Photography Course Specifically Meant For Social Media\nView this post on Instagram “Faceade” 😃 I read in a study once that happier employees work harder and faster. For us, being surrounded by beautiful buildings like this one we found during our @QatarFoundation trip really makes us smile which, according to those studies, is very good for business! I mean, let’s face it, who doesn’t feel more productive when grinning from ear to ear? — Una vez leí en un estudio que los trabajadores felices son también los más productivos. A nosotros, estar rodeados de edificios tan bonitos como los que descubrimos durante nuestro viaje con #QatarFoundation nos pone de muy buen humor, lo cual, según estudios como ése, ¡es bueno para el negocio! Venga, no me pongáis esa cara, que sabéis que llevamos razón. ¿O no es acaso verdad que se trabaja mejor con una sonrisa de ventana a ventana? A post shared by Anna Devís + Daniel Rueda (@anniset) on Dec 8, 2019 at 11:55am PST\nWhen: Self-paced\nSign-up now!\nJoin Stephen Speilberg's Movie Club\nView this post on Instagram In this time when we’re reminded “There’s no place like home,” we’re launching the #AFIMovieClub - with the help of the legendary Steven Spielberg. Let’s all watch together – at home. Learn more at link in bio. #movies #afi #thewizardofoz #stevenspielberg #film #movieclub #familymovies #watchtogether #stayhome #whattowatch A post shared by American Film Institute (@americanfilminstitute) on Mar 31, 2020 at 10:11am PDT\nWhen: Anytime, new movies are discussed daily\nFind out more!\nLearn How To Play Guitar With Three Months Of Lessons From Fender\nView this post on Instagram What's your favorite song to play with 4 chords or less? Share in the comments! A post shared by Fender Play (@fenderplay) on Mar 19, 2020 at 9:06am PDT\nWhen: Self-paced\nCheck it out here!\nHave A Laugh During The Stay At Home Stand Up Festival\nView this post on Instagram In the live mix right now for @offmenuofficial live on #ShamblesStayatHomeFest tonight. Drop a tip in the jar at cosmicshambles.com/stayathome A post shared by The Cosmic Shambles Network (@cosmicshamblesnetwork) on Apr 1, 2020 at 1:12pm PDT\nWhen: See schedule\nCheck out the daily line-ups.\nEscape From Reality With Cirque Du Soleil Content\nView this post on Instagram Our Cirque du Soleil shows offer an escape from everyday life through delight and whimsy... Today, we bring you the launch of #CirqueConnect, your access to the Cirque du Soleil content hub, all in one place. Exercise the #CirqueWay, learn new makeup techniques, dive into VR, or entertain your kids with exclusive videos just for them. Link in bio to watch now! A post shared by Cirque du Soleil (@cirquedusoleil) on Mar 26, 2020 at 7:13am PDT\nWhen: Anytime\nRead more about it!\nLearn How To Make Money From Your Art Workshop\nView this post on Instagram Feeling uncertain about how to move forward with your business or job search during these tumultuous times? Now more than ever, it’s important to stay #connected. Every Thursday the Entrepreneurship team gets together to discuss strategy and share new industry information. We are ready and here to support you via video-conferencing or over the phone. Find out about our services and how to connect here: https://www.yesmontreal.ca/en/yes/what_we_offer/online-services Most of our services are available online and are FREE. We are committed to continuing to provide our community as much support as we can! #jobseekers #jobseeker #careertips #careercoaching #jobsearchadvice #jobsearching #jobsearching #careeradvice #jobsearchtips #careertip #jobs #jobsearch #business #businesscoaching #entrepreneur #entrepreneurtips #entrepreneurship #smallbusinessadvice #smallbusinessowners #smallbusiness #businesscoach #businesssuccess #YESELLEvate #womeninbusiness #womenentrepreneurs #womenbusinessowners #womenentrepreneurship A post shared by YES (@yesmontreal) on Mar 19, 2020 at 9:43am PDT\nWhen: April 27; 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.\nBook your time today!\nCheck Out All The New Ivy League Free Courses\nView this post on Instagram The carillon bells of #PrincetonU — a symbol of resilience in our community — will continue to ring out their message throughout this difficult time for our community and world. Sundays at 1:00pm. | #Princetagram A post shared by Princeton University (@princeton) on Mar 15, 2020 at 8:03am PDT\nSee the full list here!\nRelieve Some Stress With Yoga\nView this post on Instagram Deepen your Yin practice this Sunday 8 March, while also deepening your commitment to climate action 🌎🌿 This special workshop with @amyyaccato is designed to help you release deep-seated tensions in the body and mind. All proceeds go to Junglekeepers, conserving the amazon in the Las Piedras River region of Peru.🌳 Workshop fees apply, sign up online or in studio! . G R O W YOUR YOGA is coming! It's the time of year when all @modoyoga studios band together to affect big changes for the environment. This year, our entire community worldwide is raising funds for @junglekeepers through March and culminating in our Sweat for the Jungle Challenge in April. We can't wait! 🐒 A post shared by Modo Yoga Montréal (@modoyogamontreal) on Mar 5, 2020 at 4:39pm PST\nWhen: Depends on class schedule\nCheck out some of the Montrealers offering free classes!\nThat should keep us busy for at least a few days.