Explore the Suburbs with These Virtual Events

Apr 28, 2020

These online events are great ways to explore towns from anywhere!


It’s Spring—and it’s the time of year we’d normally be sharing activities and events from our local suburbs.


This Spring, though, things look a little different—but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot happening in suburbia. Now, though, those events are heading online—and that makes them an easy way to dive in and explore the ‘burbs, no matter where you are right now. Check out this roundup of local events gone virtual, and how you can join in and start getting a feel for towns you may want to call home.


Raise a Glass—and Enjoy These Somerville, MA Events
Aeronaut Brewing is known for its local brews—and its eclectic events. The brewery has moved the bulk of these events online—check out the full calendar here.


While the schedule is updated frequently, weekly events include Virtual Indie Trivia, Virtual Ales & Arts with hands-on art projects for adults, and Virtual Beer Yoga. Participants are encouraged to order online from their virtual taproom (pickup and delivery is available) then log on. Not local? Order an e-card—or grab your favorite brew from your home bar.

Source: Eater Boston

Keep in mind that most events require tickets or registration, so be sure to check out the site at least a few hours in advance to lock in your spot.


Get Your Art On in the DC Suburbs Every Saturday
Every Saturday, kids 10 and under head to Candy Corner Studio from 10am-1pm for Saturday Art Explorers. This hands-on exploration takes kids through a variety of crafts and art projects. Each takes about 30 minutes and projects change week to week.


Now, Art Explorers has gone virtual Participate “live” on Saturdays, or catch up on past projects then jump in next Saturday—it’s free, it’s fun and it doesn’t take any complex crafting skills or supplies.


Catch a Show from Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ
The renowned Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey has been live-streaming classic shows all month long—and it’s easy to tune in and enjoy. Each Thursday at 7:00pm shows are open to the public via Facebook. Coming up: a Stephen Sondheim retrospective, Andrew Lloyd Weber night and the Gershwin Brothers.

Source: Paper Mill Playhouse

Storytime for all in Naperville, IL
The Naperville Public Library is a popular go-to for area families. Not only does it have an incredible selection of books, DVDs, magazines and homework helpers, but the library is known for its incredible events and family-friendly programming—programming that’s continuing, even now.

The library is offering tons of virtual storytimes, plus programming for teens and adults. Choose your favorite and check back daily for the latest schedule and newest tales from library faves.


Fit4Mom Virtual Events for Oakland and Berkeley Mamas
This popular local moms’ group and workout program has kicked up their programming, offering not just virtual workouts but virtual playgroups for moms and kids. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, families can check out themed groups—Mondays are music, Wednesdays are for “wonderment” and Fridays are for foodies. Playgroup events are free and you don’t have to be a Fit4Mom 510 member to participate.




Start with these local events and activities—but don’t stop there. Get in touch with Suburban Jungle and schedule your suburbs strategy session now.

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