We’re all staying home to do our part by social distancing and self-isolating. Fortunately, technology has given us an abundance of ways to stay entertained while we stay inside. Now is the perfect time to catch up on some movies filmed in Boston, learn a bit more about the city, or check in on some recent shows from local chefs and celebs you may have missed the first time around. Order up some food from these restaurants offering takeout or delivery (maybe even pick up some brews curbside from Boston’s best breweries), and check out these online entertainment options. If you’re the active type and having withdrawals, several top local fitness studios are also streaming classes online.
Binge all of Top Chef Season 17
Local faves Karen Akunowicz (Fox & the Knife) and Stephanie Cmar were two of the Top Chef All Stars back to compete on the show’s 17th season. Stream on BravoTV.com.
Watch these movies set in Boston
Good Will Hunting
Catch up on WGBH’s You & Julia series
In this longtime series, local chefs such as Will Gilson (Puritan & Co.), Andy Husbands (Smoke Shop BBQ), and Adrienne Wright and Chris Coombs (Deuxave) discuss Julia Child while cooking some of her most famous recipes. One of the most recent episodes features Jody Adams.
Learn the history of the Boston Marathon
Matt Damon narrates this feature-length documentary tracing the origins of the Marathon’s 120 year history from a small, 15-person race to the renowned competition of today.
Get in a workout
Whether you want to keep up your regular practice or have made a commitment to get in shape, there’s no better time than now. These local studios and gyms will help you work up a sweat without leaving home.
BKBX Allston is hosting daily virtual classes - cardio circuit, power burn, and more - on Instagram Live. Classes are designed to make use of what you have at home for weights and other equipment.
Down Under School of Yoga has a library of free audio classes as well as live-streaming of its full schedule of classes via Zoom.
Lynx Fitness Club is hosting Work(OUT) From Home, a virtual training program. Sign up for free for 30 days to receive three workouts a week via the TrueCoach app.
Asana Charlestown is offering virtual classes to members via Zoom. Non-members can purchase a virtual class pass to participate.
Boston Body is hosting free pilates classes via Zoom plus a digital subscription series.
Upward Spiral Studio is hosting online conditioning, Gyrokinesis, and Pilates group classes via Zoom.