Virtual Connection: Community Services for You and Your Family During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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With more people being forced to work and learn from home in recent weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, many businesses and nonprofits are offering online services to help people get through this difficult time.

Here is a running list of some of those businesses and opportunities:


Amazon Kindle: Two months unlimited reading for free.

Coursera: Free classes from leading universities and companies

Duolingo: Free online platform to learn a foreign language

Fender Music Lessons: Three months of free online music lessons.

Free Ivy League online courses: All eight Ivy League schools offer hundreds of free online classes for the public, ranging from computer science to art and design.

Huntington @ HomeSchool: Free online classes led by Huntington Theatre Company's Education Department.

Rosetta Stone: Free virtual language lessons for students for the next three months.

Scholastic Learn at Home program: Scholastic is offering free online courses for children. Their program offers three hours of learning per day with up to four weeks of instruction in a variety of subjects.

Yousician: Remote music education resource for teachers.


Athletic Evolution Physical Therapy: Telehealth virtual appointments with a Doctor of Physical Therapy through FaceTime, covered by most health insurance companies

Barre3 in Needham: Barre classes. Sign up on MindBody and the classes are on Zoom. Also offering 10 minute meditations live on Instagram.

Booty by Brabants: Virtual workouts on Instagram Live throughout the week.

Boston Health and Wellness: In-Home physical therapy, personal training, yoga and massage with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. 

B/SPOKE Studios: Free spin and strength conditioning classes.

Core Power Yoga: Online classes and streaming classes.

Fred Astaire Dance Studios: Virtual dance lessons.

Gold's Gym Anywhere: Online fitness classes.

Headspace: Free meditation.

Healthworks Fitness: Workouts on Instagram Live that stay available for 24 hours after they are posted.

HYP Studios: Free yoga and pilates classes.

Hy-Vee KidsFit: Free fitness classes for kids.

Laughing Dog Yoga: Virtual yoga classes on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Orange Theory: Online workout routines.

Planet Fitness:  Free Home Work-ins live on their Facebook page at 7 p.m. every day.

Rev'd On Demand: $5 virtual cycling classes.

Starr Yoga in Roslindale: Yoga, Barre and nutrition classes. Sign up on MindBody and classes are on Zoom.

The Boston Buddha: Andy Kelly provides meditation sessions every morning at 7:30 a.m. on Instagram Live.

The Daily Stryde: Daily emailed workouts for $20 a week.

The Phoenix: Virtual workouts and social connection for people in recovery from substance use and alcohol addiction.

TrillFit in Mission Hill: Cardio dance and sculpt. Videos and daily Zoom workouts.

Urbanity Dance in Boston: Free youth classes on Instagram.

YMCA Stronger Together: Free online workouts.

Yoga Provincetown : Free yoga classes through Facebook Live.

Yoga Sculpt with Sarah White: Daily workouts at 7 a.m. on Instagram Live.


Dave Matthews performs during the 4th Annual Love Rocks Benefit Concert at the Beacon Theatre on March 12, 2020 in New York City.
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Alastair Moock: Virtual concerts for quarantined students and families via Facebook.

Artcie Studio: Virtual art classes daily at 7 a.m. on IGTV.  Their lessons range from simple to complex and are great for all ages and abilities.

Club Passim: Live music from local artists.

Met Opera: Nightly opera streams.


SeaWorld San Diego

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Face to Face: Portrait of Museum Animals by Jana Matusz

Peabody Essex Museum: #PEMfromHome includes stories and a deep dive into its collection.

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Ten live web cams.

Museum of Science: A collection of STEM resources designed to bring the museum to you.

New England Aquarium: Virtual visit, including live presentations, new videos and activities to try from home.

San Diego Zoo: Live cams from inside the zoo.


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Fridge to Table: Generate recipes by what listing what is already in your fridge or pantry.

In Ayr's Kitchen: Clover founder Ayr Muir live-streams cooking tutorials on weekdays at 3 p.m.

Milk Street Cooking School: Free online cooking classes through April 30.

Virtual Beers with the Brewers: A live stream guided tasting and behind-the-scenes look at local breweries at 7 p.m. in Instagram Live.


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ABCya!: Math and reading games

Access Mars: Explore the real surface of Mars, as recorded by NASA's Curiousity rover.

All Kids Network: Crafts and printable worksheets

Arcademics: Math and language games

Bamboo Learning: Voice-based learning through Alexa

Backpack Sciences: Hands-on elementary level science videos

Bedtime Math: Screen-free math activities

Big History Project: Online history classes for ages preteens through adults

Biology Simulations: Virtual experiments to learn about biology and practice data analysis

Bluprint: Creative education resources, including knitting, sewing, baking, drawing, family crafts and more.

Boddle Learning: Interactive math games

BrainBox: Games to help children learn spelling

Breakout EDU: Educational games for kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students.

British Museum: Virtual tour of the Museum of the World

Bunk History: Digital archive of history

Busy Toddler: Indoor activities for toddlers.

BWS Education: Free SAT and ACT test prep

CanFigureIt Geometry : Interactive geometry tool

Cardi's Reads: Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses reads the "Cat in the Hat."

Carmen Sandiego: Videos, stories and lessons for all subject areas

Chalk Academy: Activities to learn Chinese

ChemMatters: Articles on high school chemistry topics

Christine's Critters: Daily programs on Facebook Live to teach children about different animals.

Chrome Music Lab: Hands-on experiments to learn music

cK-12: Science, math and social studies resources

Classroom Cereal: Printable grammar practice

ClickSchooling: Daily recommendations via email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn

Club Sci Kidz: Daily free science or cooking experiments to do at home

Common Lit: Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions

Conjuguemos: Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean and Latin.  

Country Reports: 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world

Curriculum Associates: Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs, available in English and Spanish

Curriki: Digital learning content for preschool through high school

Delta Math: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing

Diana Katsikaris's WOFH: Daily workouts from home for kids on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Difusión: Resources for practicing Spanish

Discovery K12: Online homeschool platform and curriculum for pre-K through grade 12

Dog on a Log Books: Printable board games and activities for phonics and reading

DreamBox: K-8 online math program

Dr. Roger's Math Neighborhood: Higher-level math video series

Everyday Earth: Interactive videos of an earth-science-based curriculum

FarmFood 360: Eleven virtual tours of farms, from minks, pigs and cows to apples and eggs.

Fiveable: Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia and study guides

Fluency and Fitness: Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting some exercise

Focus Martial Arts, Woburn: Offering a free online karate class for kids.

Funbrain: Math and reading games for kids.

Go Noodle: Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts

Goodnow Library: Virtual story time for toddlers.

Great Wall of China: Virtual tour of the Great Wall of China

Highlights Kids: Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities

Hippo Campus: 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math and famous actors

Instructables: 3D printing and Coding projects

Into the Book: Activities that encourage children to be strategic readers

Izzit Org: Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects 

Khan Academy: Practice exercises, instructional videos and personalized learning for all ages

Little Spark Company: Free printables library with activities for children

Little Twisters Yoga: Free at-home yoga lesson plans for kids

Macro Learning: Resources for AP students

Maker Stations: Three free weeks of maker stations

Math Celebrity: Virtual math tutor with step-by-step problem solutions

Math Playground: Elementary math games, logic puzzles and educational resources 

Mathscore: Math practice, from counting to algebra and geometry.

Mindful Poetry Moments: Poetry and music

Minni Space: Virtual art studio for online learning and playing.

Museum of Science: Virtual free STEM programs and presentations.

Music Theory: Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers and calculators

Mystery Science: K-5 science lessons

National Geographic: Geography and animals.

New England Aquarium: Virtual presentations and activities on Facebook every day at 11 a.m.

Nitro Type: Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races

Nomster Chef: Illustrated recipes hat get kid chefs excited about cooking

PBS Kids: Play with favorite show characters and learn too.

Playmada Games: Chemistry games

Seussville: Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuss.

Starfall: Phonics skills for kids.

Storyline Online: Kids books read by famous people

Squiggle Park: Engaging reading game for grades 2-8

Teachers Pay Teachers: Free printables for preK through second grade

The Great Courses Plus: Classes for older teens or adults

The Louvre: Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. 

The Painting Place Craft Kits: Drop by to pick up craft kits to do at home.

Wahlburgers: Get one free kids meal when you purchase any burger, sandwich, Wahlbowl or salad and use the code KIDSFREE.

Yellowstone National Park: Virtual tour of different trails at Yellowstone

Zoo New England: Daily videos at 1:30 p.m. with Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo's staff and animals.

123Homeschool4ME: Printable worksheets from toddlers to teens


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Copeland Chevrolet

Copeland Toyota

Copeland Volkswagen

Ira Motor Group

Irwin Ford

Irwin Hyundai

Irwin Toyota

Town Fair Tire

Valvoline Instant Oil Change


Adams Furniture, Everett: Taking online orders and arranging for pickup at their warehouse. Home furnishing, bedding and mattresses.

Bernie & Phyls: Taking online orders.

Blinds To Go: Design consultants are providing online services.

Cardi's: Taking online orders with free garage shipping on orders of $499 or more and free store pickup at the Swansea store.

Kam Appliances: Online orders.

Kennedy Carpet

Mr. Awnings: Virtual appointments for retractable awnings.

Murphy & Sons Roofs, Inc.: Roofing and gutters replacement.

New England Spas: Online orders and virtual tours for new and returning customers.

Olyn Roofing: Roofing and home contractors available in the greater Boston area.

Window Nation: Virtual consultations for replacement windows, doors and siding.

Window World of Boston: Replacement windows, doors and siding.


DMG Brokerage: Free property consultations.

Lamacchia Realty: Resources to help people understand how coronavirus impacts the real estate industry.

Jim Glaser Law


Citizens Bank: Financial resources, including fraud prevention tips and a perspective on the market.

JobGet: Helping people who have been displaced connect with new employers to get back on their feet.

Next Gen Personal Finance: Free personal finance resources.


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Restaurants offering take out and/or delivery service



Alta Strada

American BBQ

Amici Trattoria

Amory’s Tomb Brewing Co.

Anzio’s Brick Oven Pizza

Apollo Pizza

Aquitaine Bistro

Area Four

Atlantic Bagel & Coffee


Bandidos Mexican Restaurant

Basil Restaurant

Bleu Restaurant

Bliss Restaurant and Ice Cream

Bone Up Brewing Company

Boston Chowda

Brewer's Fork

Bricco Salumeria & Pasta Shop

Bucatino Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bullfinchs Restaurant

Bunratty Tavern

Burtons Grill & Bar



Cancun Mexican Restaurant

Capri Seaside Italian Grille

Captain Marden’s Seafoods & Takeaway

Captain Parker's Pub

Captain Scott's


Changes Pizza

Cheng Du Restaurant



Christopher's Restaurant, Reading


Colombo's Pizza & Cafe, Reading

Comeketo Brazlian Steakhouse

Cook, Newton

Crispi’s Italian Cuisine

C Salt Wine Bar and Grille

Curry House


Daniella’s Cafe & Market

Dan’l Webster Inn and Spa

Dillon’s Local

Disch’s Tavern

Dole & Bailey Home Delivery


Dorchester Brewing Company and M&M BBQ

Eastside Grill

Eataly Boston

El Pelón Taqueria

Field & Vine

Firefly's BBQ

Flying Saucer Pizza Company


Foundry on Elm


Galliford’s Restaurant and Tavern

Gennaro’s Eatery

Geno's Restaurant and Lounge

Gibbet Hill Grill

Grassfields Food & Spirits

Gulu-Gulu Cafe

Hale Street Tavern & Oyster Bar

Hangar Pub and Grill

Harvard Gardens

Hearth ‘n Kettle Restaurants

Heritage of Sherborn

Horseshoe Grille

Hungry Coyote

Idle Hands Craft Ales / Brewery


Jack's Abby Beer Hall

Jake's Seafood

Jimmy's Steer House

Jimmy's Tavern and Grill

Johnny's Luncheonette

Joseph’s Trattoria Bakery &Cafe

J.P. Licks

Kouzina Estiatorio

Kowloon Restaurant

La Morra

LaRosa’s Restaurant

Laughing Monk Cafe

Leandros Restaurant

Liberty Publick House

Lobster Trap

Local Burger

Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company

Lucioso’s Pub

Machu Chicken

Maggie's Farm

Mamma Mia's

Mario’s Italian Restaurant

Max & Leo's, Newton

Maya Indian Bar & Grill

Mayflower Brewing Company

Meadowbrook Restaurant

MET Back Bay

Metropolis Cafe

Michael’s Deli

Mickey Cassidy’s Irish Restaurant & Public House



Moby Dick Brewing Co.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Molinari’s Italian Eatery

Moon Hill Brewing Co. & Gardner Ale House


Mootone Japanese restaurant

Naukabout Brewery & Taproom

Night Shift Brewing

Nino's Pizza

Noon Hill Grill

NU Kitchen

Olde Magoun’s Saloon

Osteria Nino

Oye's Restaurant & Bar, Reading

Pai Kin Kao

Papa Gino's

Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern

Petrichor Wine Bar


Red Heat Tavern

Red Rock Grill and Bar

Renegade's Pub

REV Kitchen & Bar

Rico's Pizzeria

River Styx Brewing

Rocco’ s Italian Pizzeria


Rosalina’s Kitchen

Royal Orchid

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Saloniki Greek

Saltie Girl

Sandwich Taverna


Sapporo Korean BBQ & Sushi Restaurant

Sauce Wings

Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge

Sea Level Oyster Bar

Seasons 52

Shanti Restaurant

Shining Rock Bar & Grill

Social Restaurant & Bar, Newton

Solid Ground Cafe

Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew)

Stone Ridge Grill and Bar

Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

Summer Shack

Sylvan Street Grille

Tavern on the Hill

The Blarney Stone

The Cardboard Box

The Chateau Restaurant

The Colonel Blackinton Inn

The Farmhouse

The Greenside Grille Restaurant

The Harpoon Beer Hall

The Landing Restaurant

The Mad Monkfish

The Spot

The Quarterdeck Restaurant

The Vin Bin Cafe

True North Ale Company

Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market

Tu y Yo Mexican Restaurant


West Street Tavern & Restaurant, Newton

Willow Rest

Wings Over

Zucca Italian Restaurant

15 Walnut

400 East Restaurant and Bar

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