Our ultimate guide to hunkering down in Boston
Look for the ⚡to find out what’s new this week.
What’s open: ⚡A full list of businesses that are allowed to stay open ⚡The latest on grocery stores and food availability • Boston restaurants now offering takeout and delivery ⚡And yes, packies are essential businesses
Things to do: • 7 board games you can play online with friends • Crossword puzzles, Sudokus, quizzes, and brain teasers • 5 party games to play online with friends • 22 of Hasbro’s best-selling board games, ranked ⚡BosTen is our weekly guide to 10 things to do inside this weekend • Take a virtual tour of Mass. museums and cultural institutions ⚡Help someone out if you’re able.
What to watch: ⚡Everything coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime in April ⚡2020 movies available for streaming early • 7 Love Letters-approved movies to watch • 10 TV shows to stream while you’re staying inside • Watch all of the 2020 Best Picture Oscar nominees • A few new TV shows to watch with your kids
What to read and listen to:
• 20 books recommended by local experts • The Boston Public Library has virtual library cards • A list of virtual concerts and livestreams • The Boston.com ‘we’ll get through this together’ playlist ⚡What we’re reading, listening to, and more
What to eat and drink: • How to buy groceries online • Best takeout options for practicing social distancing ⚡You can still enjoy some of the top breweries • 4 tips that will immediately up your cocktail game • Trillium will deliver beer to your doorstep
For your health and well-being: ⚡How to safely do your laundry at the laundromat ⚡What to know about emergency child care centers, and who’s eligible • 10 local fitness studios offering virtual classes • Don’t have internet at home? Don’t worry. • Happy hour, date night, and other FaceTime ways to stay close with friends • 8 free ways to video chat with loved ones • How to reduce stress and anxiety
For your family, kids, and pets: • How to keep your children calm amid all of this upheaval • Where to find educational websites for children ⚡Local schools now have YouTube channels • 4 tips for teaching kids at home • How to keep your pet happy and healthy
Use your spare time to: • Trace your family’s ancestry • Break your absolute worst habit • Get serious about protecting your information online • Go forest bathing ⚡Read up on what you shouldn’t flush • Declutter your home and spring clean like a pro We’re in this, too. We’ll keep publishing new tips and suggestions, so check back for updates.