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 A Month Free Trial From Crave & Get Started On Avenue 5
When: Now until April 30
Let Dolly Parton Tell You A Bedtime Story
When: Every week, begins April 2; 7 p.m;
Ease Your Mind With Some Art Therapy From The Musée des Beaux-Arts
When: Every Friday
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
A town in #Montreal #Quebec singing Leonard Cohen ❤🇨🇦 🔥 F🖕ck The #coronavirus 🔥 #COVIDー19 #SocialDistancing https://t.co/w0C5wn6ZJd— Frank Jofo of JOFO IN THE RING (@Frank Jofo of JOFO IN THE RING)1584962374.0
When: Every Tuesday in April; 7 p.m.
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.
Take A Virtual Tour Through North America's Most Fascinating Museums
Earn A Completely Free Certificate From Over 85 New Online Courses
When: Depends on the class, though most are self-paced
Log On To The Smithsonian National Zoo's Panda Cams
When: Anytime day or night
Take Part In A Mindspace COVID-19 Support Group Led By Clinic Professionals
When: Check the site for an updated schedule
Take A Science And Cooking Class From Harvard
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
Join Stephen Speilberg's Movie Club
When: Anytime, new movies are discussed daily
Learn How To Play Guitar With Three Months Of Lessons From Fender
Have A Laugh During The Stay At Home Stand Up Festival
When: See schedule
Escape From Reality With Cirque Du Soleil Content
Learn How To Make Money From Your Art Workshop
When: April 27; 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Check Out All The New Ivy League Free Courses
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.