Activities you can do during the pandemic
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Recreational activities for youth
- Creative ideas to entertain children during the Coronavirus period
- Paper airplanes
- Story time, twice a day: 10:30 am and 6:30 pm
- Applications and sites to educate and entertain children
- Quarantined gamers, an initiative for young people
- Educational video – Granby Zoo
- Heure du conte – The site contains and highlights hours of virtual storytelling that complies with copyright law. It offers an inventory of storytelling available for re-broadcast, a calendar of live storytelling as well as podcasts and audio books for children
- Online activities to get through COVID-19 quarantine
- National Library
- The most beautiful virtual exhibitions to cultivate yourself from home
- Randolph – Live Quiz
- Free activities to do when you can’t leave the house
- Visual arts: Virtuality to the rescue (La Presse article including the Musée de Joliette)
- Series, museums and music for virtual entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic
A little bit of everything
- Exceptionally, The International Festival on Films on Art (FIFA) has posted many of the films from its 38th edition, online. You can view them across Canada, until March 29th.
- Until March 26th, the Saguenay International Short Film Festival has made 10 short films from its 24th edition available for viewing on the La Fabrique culturelle website.
- The Festival international du film documentaire Cinéma du réel has posted 13 films online from the Première fenêtre selection, dedicated to the first works of young authors. Available until March 31st.
- A multitude of films, short films and documentaries are available anytime, free of charge on the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) website.
- The play Mademoiselle Julie, which was to be performed at theThéâtre du Rideau vert, was presented as a radio-theatre presentation on March 19th on d’ICI Radio-Canada Première. You can listen anytime!
- The Le Nouveau Théâtre expérimental offers 10 plays from their repertoire, for full viewing. The
- Conductor Kent Nagano and the musicians from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will remain close to the public thanks to classical music. Since March 18th, three free concerts are broadcast online, weekly.
- The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal offers a musical program online, free of charge and updated every Friday.
- Every day at 5 pm, live from the Facebook page of La Fabrique culturelle, join an artist in his/her living room for a musical session. On the bill: Safia Nolin, La Bronze, Fanny Bloom, Pilou, KNLO, Caro Dupont, Mathieu Bérubé and many more!
- The Metropolitan Opera of New York presents performances online, free of charge.
- The Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF) are offering thousands of ebooks and documents online or for download. Virtual lectures are also being organized!
- The Mois de la poésie (Poetry month – March) is moving from a live reading program to a virtual one, broadcast daily in its entirety on the web.
- The Montreal Public Libraries Network lends 37,129 ebooks, free of charge.
- Nathalie, a professional photographer, organizes live photo workshops every day (9 am and 1 pm) on her Facebook page. For children and adults alike!
- Four exhibition rooms of the 350 years of art practice in Québec at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) are now available for virtual tours.
- The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) offers access to the audioguide of the Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition, free of charge from the MMFA app.
- The Musée d’art de Joliette (MAJ) website has created a virtual blog space, where internet users can post photographs that they have taken. Every Thursday, a new theme will be suggested in order to stimulate your creativity. The participants’ creations will then be displayed in a virtual exhibition room.
- McCord Museum (Montreal) has posted videos of its exhibitions and filmed lectures. The museum also has a mobile application offering tours of the city of Montreal.
- The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke (MBAS) offers two videos on one of its temporary exhibitions, Anna Wong. These videos provide a glimpse of the mounting of the exhibition.
- The Centre d’histoire de Montréal offers several virtual options including 500 articles on the history of Montreal. The many topics will be complemented by interviews, videos, archive photos and artifacts. Daily meetings will be created on its Facebook page.
- The Société d’histoire de Drummond presents two virtual exhibitions: Il était une danse and Mémoire de nos municipalités.
- The Musée d’Orsay (Paris) invites you to discover its collections virtually, through youth podcasts, HD virtual tours, YouTube videos, or articles on featured works.
- The Musée virtuel allows you to visit no less than 600 exhibitions from numerous museums across Canada (for example the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts or the Mackenzie Art Gallery).
- The Louvre Museum in Paris, the Mona in Tasmania, the MoMA, in New York, also open their doors virtually. Access to these museums, as well as others around the world, is available through the incredible collection of virtual museums on Google Arts & Culture.
- Gaspésie Virtuelle lets you discover the many cultural attractions of the Gaspé region in 3D!
- Hundreds of historical and virtual tours of Quebec are available on BaladoDécouverte.
Here is Félix!
Félix is a little boy we introduce during our awareness-raising sessions at elementary schools. This little boy has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He helps us understand autism in every day life. Our little gestures will make all of the difference at this particular time!
Have fun colouring! #cavabienaller
The SARL team