Ideas, Activities, Tips and Hacks for Work and Life at Home

Got a helpful tip to share? Send your suggestions to Info@MidtownATL.com (preferably with a hyperlink to source) and we'll post it here.

Updated 4/15/20

Arts and Culture Organizations Offering Virtual/Livestream Performances and Activities


Alliance Theatre - See the list of virtual events and activities.

Center for Puppetry Arts - Curriculum-based workshops and Digital Learning interactive puppet shows. View schedule.

High Museum of Art - YouTube video library for #MuseumFromHome (recorded) experiences. Online blog featuring activities to do with kids. 

Museum of Design Atlanta - Currently offering online activities and downloads for both adults and kids, virtual visits to the museum and more

Whole World Theatre - Currently offering livestream performances Fridays and Saturdays in April at 9pm on YouTube.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Virtual Stage on-demand performances.

 

View Dozens of Other Events on Our Virtual Event Calendar

 

Field Trip Fridays
Atlanta’s top attractions are joining together to provide free virtual experiences to the community. Find activities to do online, culminating each week with a special “Field Trip Friday” event. Partners include Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta History Center, Breman Museum, High Museum of Art, Georgia Aquarium, Fernbank, and other Atlanta icons.

Full-Length Broadway Shows on YouTube
Andrew Lloyd Webber is releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical every Friday for you to watch for free on YouTube. View the lineup for "The Shows Must Go On!" online. 

Visit a National Park from Your Living Room - Take a virtual tour of volcanoes in Hawaii, rock formations in Bryce Canyon, coral reefs at Dry Tortugas and more.


Updated 3/18/20

Helpful Articles and Hacks To Make It Work While Being Separated 

Productivity Tips For Working From Home - Stay focused, block out noise from the neighbors and test out telecommuting platforms like Zoom.

Need fresh background art for your Zoom meetings? Find the perfect work of art in the High Museum’s collection, featuring 60+ images. View and download the gallery here.

Activities for Little and Big Kids - Atlanta.net has curated a list to keep everyone entertained, whether you're into music, Legos, trains or coding.

Live Your Best Quarantined Life - Everything you need to remain a functioning member of society from long-form articles to recipes and parenting tips.

Office Simulator - Do you miss the whir of the printer and background chatter from coworkers? This soothing office simulator is for you.

Stretchly is a cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working at the computer. Great for taking a breather from working at the kitchen table!

Stream Online Workouts - Exercising is still super important during the pandemic. Test out these workouts from your living room - some are free, some at a cost. 

The Ultimate List of Webinar Tips - By now, we've all learned the ins and outs of Zoom and other platforms. But if you think there's room to improve, check out these tips from someone who has been hosting virtual presentations since long before quarantine.

Social Distancing Etiquette - Here’s some social distancing best practices to follow during the COVID-19 outbreak from the “Miss Manners” of germs.

When and How to Wear a Mask - Read updated information from the World Health Organization. 

Georgia Primary Voting - The Georgia Secretary of State has announced that the primary election date has been postponed to June 9. Details here.

 

Are you teleworking these days? Log your telecommutes on Georgia Commute Options for a chance to win big. All commuters logging seven or more days of telecommuting via the Georgia Commute Options (GCO) app by May 15th will be entered into a raffle to be one of four winners to win a $50 gift card for a local Midtown restaurant or have Midtown Transportation donate $50 to a local charity. Learn more.

 


Help Us Build a #MidtownPlaylist

It has been great seeing people head outside for walks in the district while maintaining social distance from others. To keep everyone's spirits up, we posted signs on nearly 100 street banners featuring uplifting and empathetic lyrics from popular songs. People contributed song suggestions on social media, and we put together a playlist on Spotify that everyone can access. Let's keep it going. Send us your song requests via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #MidtownPlaylist.


 

 

Still OK to get your steps in while we flatten the curve.

If we can't hang out together, it's good to see people getting out and walking. If you're looking for a distraction while you're out on a walk, check out 100+ historical sites, public art pieces, and other points of interest using the Discoveries feature on our IN*MidtownATL smartphone app. We'll change out the info from time to time with suggestions on what to visit when you venture outside.

 

 

 


Thanks to Midtown Landmarks for "Lighting It Blue"

A global movement started in cities on Thursday evenings to thank healthcare workers. Dozens of organizations and property managers in Atlanta and other cities are joining in by lighting their buildings blue. Join in on social media by posting your photos of the Midtown skyline with the hashtag #LightItBlue. Learn more at MakeItBlue.us.

 


Updated 4/26/20

Virtual Worship Services

All Saints Episcopal
Get more info about how to participate in virtual services here

 

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Wednesday service at 7:30pm
Sunday service at 11am
Join by telephone: (404) 850-1286 or online here. 

 

First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
Digital Services Monday through Friday - Released 7am daily at https://www.facebook.com/firstpresatl/ 

Livestream Sunday service at 11am - https://www.firstpresatl.org/worship

 

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Worship services, featuring both live and pre-recorded elements, available at www.redeemerchoir.org

 

Peachtree Christian Church
View online events.

 

Saint Mark United Methodist Church
Participate in worship via Facebook Live - www.facebook.com/stmarkumcatl

Worship videos also available at www.stmarkumc.org and www.vimeo.com/stmarkumcatl

The Temple
View online events


3/30/20

Midtown Hotel Options

Safety is our first priority, but staying at home is not an option for everyone. If you, a colleague, or a loved one finds themselves in a situation where a room is needed, these Midtown hotels are open:

AC Hotel - 53 14th St NE - Special rate available, book online.

Artmore Hotel - 1302 West Peachtree St. - Special rate available, call for details.

Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown - 1414 West Peachtree St

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta - 75 14th St NE 

Georgian Terrace Hotel - 659 Peachtree St NE - Special rate available, call for details.

Home 2 Suites - 975 West Peachtree St

Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown - 97 10th St NW

Hotel Indigo - 683 Peachtree St

Hyatt Centric Midtown - 125 10th St NE - Special rate available, call for details.

Moxy Atlanta Midtown - 53 14th St NE - Special rate available, book online.

Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown - 1365 Peachtree St