Quaranstream: Free events and services to watch online while self-quarantining

From free trials to live performances and much more.

July 2, 2020, 5:21 AM

As novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, millions of Americans are spending more time at home.

But whether you're doing so because of a job loss, working from home situation or otherwise taking part in the mass effort to stay safe, chances are you've been bored once or twice while living under quarantine.

Thankfully, some very talented people have been creating extra-special performances and experiences that you can enjoy to help you cope with the new normal and that don't break any social distancing rules. Additionally, some services are extending their free trial periods or dropping their paywalls in order for you to access their content.

To help navigate the Golden Age of "Quaranstreaming," "GMA" presents this guide of entertainment that you can stream, some of it live (just click the time next to each event to be taken to the right place) and much of it for free.

Check back often, as this guide will be updated with new events and services. Times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.


Elmwood Park Zoo "Zoo School Live" (Weekdays @ 11 a.m.)
Houston Zoo "Bringing the Zoo to You" (Weekdays @ noon)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden "Home Safari" (Weekdays @ 3 p.m.)

"QuaranStream" at the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station (Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 11 a.m.-noon)

Georgia Aquarium: California Sea Lion Cam
San Diego Zoo: Koala Cam
San Diego Zoo: Penguin Cam
Smithsonian National Zoo: Cheetah Cub Cam
Smithsonian National Zoo: Giant Panda Cam
Taronga Zoo Sydney: Seal Cam
Tropical Reef Camera
Warrior Canine Connection: Puppy Cam


Crayola Live (Tuesday & Thursday @ 1 p.m.)
#DrawTogether with WendyMac (Weekdays @ 1 p.m.)
Make Paducah Art Classes (Weekdays @ 1:50 p.m.)
Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Weekdays @ 2 p.m.)

Birmingham Museum of Art Director's Cut with Graham Boettcher (Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 3 p.m.)
Good Housekeeping Craft Classes (Wednesday & Friday @ 3 p.m.)
Aspen Art Museum Art Studio Live! (Wednesday @ 4:30 p.m.)

How to Draw Live with Will Sliney (Tuesday @ 3 p.m.)
Draw with Drew and Rosie: Virtual lessons
The Morgan Library & Museum: Rembrandt Prints Online


Camara AUnique Beauty Live Makeup Class (Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 5 p.m.)


Live From the Chicago Public Library (Weekdays @ 11 a.m.)
Storytime with Fergie and Friends (Weekdays @ 11 a.m.)
Stay at Home Story Time with Oliver Jeffers (Weekdays @ 2 p.m.)

Drag Queen Story Hour with Angel Elektra (Thursday @ 11 a.m.)
Drag Queen Story Hour with Harmonica Sunbeam (Friday @ 3 p.m.)
Levar Burton Reads for Adults (Friday @ 9 p.m.)
Levar Burton Reads for Children (Monday @ noon)
National Portrait Gallery Story Time (Wednesday @ 11 a.m.)
Marvel Let's Play Live (Wednesday @ 4 p.m.)
Levar Burton Reads for YA (Wednesday @ 6 p.m.)
Nerdist Book Club (Wednesday @ 8 p.m.)

Harry Potter at Home
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Save With Stories


Bread Ahead Bakery Online Baking Classes (Every Day @ 9 a.m.) (ingredients)
Bake Club with Christina Tosi (Every Day @ 2 p.m.)
Kitchen Quarantine with Massimo Bottura (Weekdays @ 2 p.m.)
HalfSmoke Virtual Bartending Series (Monday & Thursday @ 6 p.m.)


EduHam at Home: "Hamilton" curriculum and performances
Guinness World Records: GWR at Home


Voices of a People’s History of the United States Poetry Reading (7/4 @ 1 p.m.)


Bright Sided with Miley Cyrus (Weekdays @ 2:30 p.m.)
The CherryPicks presents CherryChat with women in film (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday @ 4 p.m.)
The Chat with Samantha Barry (Thursday @ 3 p.m.)

"The Culture" Trivia Show (Wednesday @ 8 p.m.)

Disney Magic Moments: Free content
HBO Now and HBO Go: 500 hours of free content
Outfest Always On: Changing collection of LGBTQIA films
Robin Williams: Official YouTube channel
Women’s Voices Now: Film Archive


DJ set with Raj Smoove (Thursday @ 1-3 p.m.)
Kidz Bop Dance Break (Weekdays @ 3 p.m.)
Tori Kelly Livestream (Weekdays @ 4 p.m.)
A Concert a Day for MusiCares (Every Day @ 4 p.m.)
At Home with Michael Buble + Luisana Lopilato (Every Day @ 5 p.m.)
Catholic Extension “Songs in Solidarity" Concert Series (Thursday @ 8 p.m.)
The Fat Joe Show (Every Day @ 8 p.m.)
5:01 Live musical performance (Every day @ 8:01 p.m.)
Kitchen Covers with Drew Holcomb (Every Day @ 9 p.m.)
Diplo presents The Thomas Wesley Show DJ set (Thursday @ 10 p.m.)

Guitar Lessons with James Bay (Wednesday & Friday @ noon)
Lang Lang Foundation's Play It Forward Virtual Concert Series (Friday @ noon)
Family Dance Party with DJ Maj of TobyMac's Diverse City Band (Friday @ 8 p.m.)
DJ set with Raj Smoove (Friday @ 8-11 p.m.)
Big Freedia Friday Night Shakedown (Friday @ 9 p.m.)
Full Coverage Friday with Trixie Mattel (Friday @ 9 p.m.)
Diplo presents Corona Sabbath DJ set (Friday @ 11 p.m.)
DJ set with Raj Smoove (Sunday @ noon-3 p.m.)
Club House Global (Saturday @ 5 p.m.)
Diplo presents Coronight Fever DJ set (Saturday @ 11 p.m.)
Diplo presents A Very Lazer Sunday DJ set (Sunday @ 4 p.m.)
Catholic Extension “Songs in Solidarity" Concert Series (Sunday @ 4 p.m.)
At Home With Gustavo Dudamel Spanish broadcast (Sunday @ 10 p.m.)
Edwin McCain Mondays (Monday @ 8 p.m.)
Grace Potter Monday Night Twilight Hour (Monday @ 8 p.m.)
Skain’s Domain: An Intimate Weekly Conversation with Wynton Marsalis (Monday @ 9 p.m.)
Tequila Tuesdays with Lucas Hoge (Tuesday @ 7:30 p.m.)
Twitch Tuesdays with Trixie Mattel (Tuesday @ 9 p.m.)
DJ set with Raj Smoove (Tuesday @ 10 p.m.-midnight)
Live with Krystle dos Santos (Tuesday @ 10 p.m.)
Diplo presents Ronatronix DJ set (Tuesday @ 10 p.m.)
From the Vault: Full Concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center (Wednesday @ 8:30 a.m.)
Brandy Clark's You Can't Come Over But You Can Come In (Wednesday @ 7 p.m.)
Quarantine Sessions with Morgan Page (Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 10:30 p.m.)

Carnegie Hall: Resources for Families
Grammy Museum: Museum at Home
Harry Connick Jr.: Hunker Down with Harry
Jim Brickman: Soothe
Live@NationalSawdust: Weekly archive releases
Richard Marx: #SocialDistancing, #Beachin and Tequila Talk series
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Inductee playlists
YouTube: Stay Home #WithMe playlist


#TurnItOutWithTiler ballet lessons with Tiler Peck (Weekdays @ 1 p.m.)
Stars in the House Variety Thursday (Thursday @ 2 p.m.)
Stars in the House Throwback Thursday (Thursday @ 8 p.m.)
Nuyorican Poets Cafe Online Open Mic (Thursday @ 9 p.m.)

Queensboro Dance Festival (Monday & Friday @ 4-5 p.m.)
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Virtual CrossCurrent Choreographic Festival (7/3 @ 7-8:15 p.m.)
Voices of a People’s History of the United States Poetry Reading (7/4 @ 1 p.m.)
Works & Process at the Guggenheim Virtual Commissions (Sunday & Monday @ 7:30 p.m.)
Nuyorican Poets Cafe Online Open Mic (Monday @ 8 p.m.)
#ArtistsAreNecessaryWorkers Conversation Series (Tuesday @ 5:30-7 p.m.)
The Show Must Go On ... Show (Tuesday @ 7 p.m.)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre: All Access
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Classic musicals archive
Stingray Classica: Arts performances (enter gift code freeview)


Great Lakes Science Center "Curiosity Corner Live" (Weekdays @ 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.)
QuaranTime with Science Mom (Weekdays @ 11 a.m.)
Kennedy Space Center on Facebook Live (Weekdays @ noon)

LEGOLAND Discovery Centers North America: STEM videos


Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy #WrightVirtualVisits (Thursday @ 1 p.m.)

Balboa Park: Virtual tours
Faroe Islands: Virtual tours
The Hidden Worlds of National Parks: Virtual tours


Ten Percent Happier Morning Meditaton (Tuesday & Thursday @ 11:30 a.m.)

Ziva Global Meditations (Saturday @ 3:30 p.m.)

Audible: Audible Sleep


Sculpt Barre Streaming Workout (Tuesday & Thursday @ 10 a.m.)
All Levels Workout with Amy Kiser Schemper (Thursday @ 11:30 a.m.)
#CoachVenus Williams Workout (Weekdays @ noon)
Planet Fitness United We Move Workout (Every Day @ 7 p.m.)

Family Workout with Harley Pasternak (Friday @ 6 p.m.)
Army Warrior Fitness Team Workout (Monday @ 10 a.m.)
Kids Gym Class with Amy Kiser Schemper (Tuesday @ 11:30 a.m.)
Living Room Workout with Harley Pasternak (Wednesday @ 6 p.m.)

YMCA: Health and fitness videos

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