Things To Do

22 Free Things For Montrealers To Do At Home This April

This may be a different way to experience April, but there's still tons to do!

MTL Blog's monthly "Free Things To Do In Montreal" articles usually focus on leaving the house in some way or another. But as the pandemic goes on, and social distancing with it, 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.

Out there, meaning online — of course.

As 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 we Montrealers can partake in from our couches.

Companies, 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.

Do you want to learn how to play the guitar by the guys at Fender? I mean, who wouldn't?

Even Ivy League schools have been getting in on the action, offering more free classes online for anyone. 

These 22 free things to do are meant not only to kill the boredom but to help us all take care of ourselves — including our health, our minds, and even those idle devil hands. 

Start The Month Right With Yale's "Happiness Course"

When: Anytime, learn at your own pace

Get it on Coursera!

Get A Month Free Trial From Crave & Get Started On Avenue 5

When: Now until April 30

Read about it here!

Let Dolly Parton Tell You A Bedtime Story

When: Every week, begins April 2; 7 p.m;

Stream it live on YouTube!

Ease Your Mind With Some Art Therapy From The Musée des Beaux-Arts

When: Every Friday

Take a look!

Join The "Red At The Bone" Zoom Bookclub 

When: April 7; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Check out the Facebook event page!

Join Others (From A Distance) With The Balcony Singalong

When: Every Tuesday in April; 7 p.m.

Check out the Facebook event page!

Break A Sweat With Online Workout Classes 

When: Depending on class

Take a look at eight Montrealers bringing workouts to you!

Win A Free Smashcake & UberEats Gift Card 

When: Now until April 8 at 8 p.m.

Read more about the giveaway.

Take A Virtual Tour Through North America's Most Fascinating Museums

When: Anytime

Read more about the spots.

Earn A Completely Free Certificate From Over 85 New Online Courses  

When: Depends on the class, though most are self-paced

Check out the list on Coursera!

Log On To The Smithsonian National Zoo's Panda Cams

When: Anytime day or night

Watch them now!

Take Part In A Mindspace COVID-19 Support Group Led By Clinic Professionals

When: Check the site for an updated schedule

Learn more about the support group.

Take A Science And Cooking Class From Harvard

When: Self-paced

Sign-up now!

Compete Against Other's With Randolph's Online Quiz

When: Every Tuesday & Thursday; 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Take a look at the Facebook page!

Take A Creative Photography Course Specifically Meant For Social Media

When: Self-paced

Sign-up now!

Join Stephen Speilberg's Movie Club 

When: Anytime, new movies are discussed daily

Find out more!

Learn How To Play Guitar With Three Months Of Lessons From Fender 

When: Self-paced

Check it out here!

Have A Laugh During The Stay At Home Stand Up Festival

When: See schedule

Check out the daily line-ups.

Escape From Reality With Cirque Du Soleil Content

When: Anytime

Read more about it!

Learn How To Make Money From Your Art Workshop

When: April 27; 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Book your time today!

Check Out All The New Ivy League Free Courses

See the full list here!

Relieve Some Stress With Yoga 

When: Depends on class schedule

Check out some of the Montrealers offering free classes!

That should keep us busy for at least a few days.