There’s so much natural beauty in the Central New York area, why not take advantage of it all without ever leaving your living room? Immerse yourself in nature via 360° virtual tours of New York State Parks all while keeping your social distancing in check. And the virtual fun doesn’t stop there — check out the list below to tour and enjoy local Syracuse museums, exhibits, concerts, musical performances, shows, happy hours and more.
New York State Parks
Discover the lush forests, pristine lakes and tree-lined trails scattered throughout the Central Region of New York state. The greater Syracuse area is loaded with thousands of acres of gorgeous scenery and exquisite wildlife, and now you can view areas of places you’ve never been to get your itinerary ready for when the cooler weather and quarantine break.
Everson Museum of Art
The highly-celebrated Everson Museum in Downtown Syracuse is now offering simulated walk-throughs of previous exhibits and virtual classes for art lovers of all ages. The beloved museum is also presenting a handful of cybernetic activities for kids and families, such as Let’s Look Together, an interactive format that allows children to peruse the Everson collections and talk about what they see.
Follow Live Facebook Events
Many area musicians and venues are setting up live Facebook events for their fans and those looking to connect with music. Check out one of our area hotel's pages The Craftsman Inn & Suites in Fayetteville, which has been going strong on hosting fun live events like happy hours and musical performances for all to enjoy via Facebook Live.
Due to the production halt of the current “Amadeus” play, Syracuse Stage is now streaming the theatrical production on pay-per-view for just $35. A great way to support the local arts, patrons will receive video access for 48 hours following purchase now through April 12, 2020.
Syracuse Trivia Company
Trivia lovers rejoice — Syracuse Trivia Company will be presenting their first live online trivia game on Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Players can join in on the fun by checking out their YouTube or Facebook pages.
Fayetteville’s Liquor City is moving forward with their Wine Camp Trivia, except they’ll be hosting the game as a Facebook Live event using Kahoots.com. RSVP today and share with your pals.
Queerantine Dance Party
Join the party and dance alone but together at the Queerantine Dance Party on Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m, locally organized by artist Jess Posner and friends. Dress up, get down, get weird, get loud and tell your friends.
Stay in tune with the music and join Syracuse’s Symphoria as they go live on Facebook for their upcoming At Home With Symphoria series, including an interview with Symphoria Principal Trombone, Ben Dettelback on Thursday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m., and Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Loughlin Monday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Have the twitch for live music while stuck at home? Join local fave Just Joe as he plays piano and sings cover songs twice a day (noon and 7 p.m.) on Twitch.tv.
Erie Canal Museum
Looking to learn something new while you’re stuck at home? Join the Erie Canal Museum for their Quarantine Coffee Hours. Every Monday the museum will release a new canal-related article on their website, and on Thursdays at 10 a.m. you can join their Facebook Live discussion with the Museum’s Educator, Derrick Pratt, to discuss the week’s article. The museum is encouraging participants to send along questions beforehand, either by commenting on Facebook or emailing Derrick Pratt directly. The museum also offers up educational resources and in-home activities, including a virtual tour of the museum itself!
Onondaga Historical Association
Although the museum’s doors may be closed, those looking to learn more about Syracuse and Central New York’s rich history can stream dozens of OHA’s videos and movies, including Emmy© Award-Winning Let ‘Em Know You’re There, available now on Amazon.