Online Concerts & Performances


Free Online Concerts

NPR is compiling a list of free online concerts of all genres. Some require Facebook or streaming services, but others are shown on YouTube or on the performers’ websites and just require a click on the link. The list will be updated weekly so check back each week for new content. 


Virtual Operas at The Met

During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of its audience members even while our stage is dark. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers. 


Other Classical Music Performances

The Vienna State Opera is also livestreaming daily performances, as is the Scottish Symphony Orchestra!


Broadway at Home

Watch a filmed Broadway production from the comfort of your home!


UK National Theater

Starting April 2, free full-length musicals and plays every Thursday from the UK National Theatre. Each performance will be available for one week. 


Stars In The House (featuring Broadway stars)

New shows produced daily. Each star will be singing a mix of their hit songs and/or something unexpected. And between each song, interviews with the star leading them to give fun, inside stories about their careers. Learn more.


National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene

If you have Facebook, the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene is holding some nightly Facebook Live performances



Museums & Virtual Tours


Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot

Beit Hatfusot is sharing video highlight tours of their exhibitions and content from their Heroes gallery for children.


The Art Institute of Chicago

Browse the Art Institute of Chicago's 4400-piece collection, now entirely online.


The Guggenheim

The Guggenheim is has mini profiles of 69 artists whose exhibits they've featured recently.


Other Museums with virtual tours



DC Cherry Blossom Cam

Catch it while it lasts! D.C.%u2019s famous Cherry Blossoms don't last long, so check out this live cam footage from the National Mall. Views change approximately every 5 minutes.


Virtual Tours of Israel

Wish you could take a trip to Israel? How about one of 18 virtual mini-tours of Israel (approximately 2 minutes each)?


Virtual Tours of US National Parks

Or take a virtual tour of one the United States' National Parks, courtesy of Google Earth!



Movies and e-Books


Jewish Film Institute

Since 2010 the Jewish Film Institute has been bringing a wonderful online short each month. You can choose from many of these films for free. 



ChaiFlicks is offering a 30-day free trial of their movies--this might be a good time to check out some good movies. We do have most of them in the library-if you don't have the time to view them now.


OpenLibrary has thousands of ebooks to read totally free. The reading quality isn't always the best because they have been digitized by scanning the originals, which sometimes are many years back and the pages are yellowed. There are a lot of "golden oldies." Search for books by subject. (Example: “Jewish”)






Adult Coloring Books

Need some stress relief? Try one of these adult coloring books from museums around the world!


Virtual Ballet Classes

Take online ballet classes taught by the Cleveland City Ballet, free of charge.


Free Ivy League online classes

Choose from over 450 courses from all 8 Ivy League schools, now offered 100% free of charge.


Animal Cams

Watch LIVE animal cams from zoos around the world!


Google Arts & Culture

Explore artists, mediums, art Movements, historic events, historical figures and places, courtesy of Google.