Quarantine Entertainment #8


Quarantine Entertainment #8 NYC 92Y

The 92st Y in New York City has transformed their annual fundraising event on May 18th to virtual.  Attire is Living Room Chic.  The line-up of performers is VERY appealing!  You can buy tickets from $25.00 and up but they will accept any size donation. Click here for information.

Here are some of the performers you will see:

  • Former U.S Poet Laureate Billy Collins
  • Literary novelist Nicole Krauss
  • Visual Artist and Storyteller Shantell Martin
  • Booker Prizewinning Author Salmon Rushdie
  • An exclusive digital premier from the artists of Dorrance Dance, the groundbreaking tap dance company
  • Michelle Dorrance, Robbie Fairchild & Aaron Marcellus in a musical collaboration
  • The Knights – the trailblazing group of young musicians YoY o Ma called a “chamber music experience in orchestral form”
  • And more special guests to be announced!

Quarantine Entertainment #8 Best movies

This is a fabulous website that guides us in our home movie viewing.  Best Movies by Farr is your personal guide to movies to rent, stream or buy.  The site was founded by John Farr, a movie advocate. He and his team are working hard to be able to answer the most asked question during the COVID19 shutdown – “What should we watch tonight?”.  They offer a free subscription and you will receive weekly updates, top picks and new releases.  You can also go on the site to browse the over 2,500 movies reviewed.

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Amy Schumer learns to cook

Amy Schumer is in production on a 30 minute learn to cook show on Food Network.   “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook” will run during the coronavirus pandemic.  The chef is her husband, Chris Fischer, and they will be cooking basic comfort food from their home.  There will be 8 episodes.  It premieres today,  Monday, May 11th.

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street

Milk Street cooking magazine is offering free online cooking classes until May 31st.  There are 13 cooking sessions to choose from.  I subscribe to the magazine and I can’t wait to start a class.

The courses are self-paced and a booklet of recipes is available to download.


Redditt's AITHA

Please excuse the bad language in the title of this website, and let’s just call it AITA, which is what Reddit does.  It is interesting enough to know about.  Many, many people love it, and it is a serious attempt to discuss the niggly feeling we all have had that maybe we misstepped.

In the website’s own words -“A catharsis for the frustrated moral philosopher in all of us, and a place to finally find out if you were wrong in an argument that’s been bothering you. Tell us about any non-violent conflict you have experienced; give us both sides of the story, and find out if you’re right, or you’re the asshole.”

For the website and a sample submission click here.

To learn about AITA click here

25 Songs that Matter Now

In mid-March, the New York Times released their annual top 25 songs for 2020.  Just for fun, and because what else do we have to do, my husband and I listened to all 25 and graded them. Because we are (way) over the age of 30, there were only three songs that we both liked, and another 3 that one of us liked and the other did not.  That leaves 19 songs that we need to spend more time with.

Check out the 25 songs – click here.

Quarantine Entertainment #8 Cooking with Annie

A Maine chef who usually cooks aboard a windjammer is now at home because of the pandemic.  She has launched a You Tube channel called Cooking with Annie where she helps those new to cooking or baking and inspires those with more cooking experience.  She teaches basic bread skills, using up leftovers, lack of available ingredients and other cooking challenges the pandemic is visiting on us.  There are three videos a week, and new recipes on her website.

For Kids:

Quarantine Entertainment #8 Ping Pong

The Ping Pongly retractable table tennis has an adjustable length net.  The set includes 1 net, 2 paddles and 3 balls. Fit it on your dining room table and it won’t leave any scratches or marks.  It is on sale for $29.99 from $59.99.


Hamburg's minuture wonderland

Check out Hamburg’s Miniature Wonderland virtually.  Adults will marvel as well as kids. It includes the world’s largest model railroad system, the world’s largest model airport and many tiny scenes of real life in a city. It is supposed to be the most popular tourist attraction in Germany and I’ve never seen anything like it.  Check out the photo above – doesn’t it seem real?!!!   Very creative, not to be missed!

Quarantine Entertainment #8 Kids activities

Parade magazine has come up with ‘125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis’.

Some humor:

Pair of tigers


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