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5 Things To Do This April 2020 In Milwaukee From Your Home

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Gov. Tony Evers' safer-at-home order may mean you can't physically explore Milwaukee, but Adam Carr joins Lake Effect to share how you can find the Milwaukee community online during the coronavirus.

Every month, Adam Carr from the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service talks about some of the community events happening in Milwaukee. But of course, this month is a little different.

With the coronavirus pandemic and Gov. Tony Evers' safer-at-home order, it’s a little difficult to go and explore things happening in our community. But Carr has you covered — highlighting things you can experience from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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1. Virtual museums

One museum that was virtual even before the coronavirus is America's Black Holocaust Museum. Scheduled to make its physical re-opening in 2020, the virtual museum has over 3,200 pages dedicated to promoting racial repair, reconciliation, and healing.

Two other museums that have expanded digitally are the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World.

2. Enjoy art and artists

From dancing to painting, many Milwaukee artists are now livestreaming their practice and inviting people to participate. 

Vibez Creative Arts Space and Artists Working In Education are also hosting livestreams. Both are meant to show off creativity, and Vibez even encourages those of age to bring a cocktail.

3. Experience what the library has to offer online

The public library system in Milwaukee has a wealth of online resources. You can stream music for free all day, they offer tutors for all grade levels, check out ebooks and audiobooks, and have many other learning resources. Plus, if you don't have a library card, you can register for one online and start using everything in the digital library for free.

4. Recreational classes

Milwaukee Recreation is livestreaming classes Monday through Saturday on its Facebook page. Classes include food preservation, gentle yoga, and culinary knife skills.

5. Dine locally

Many Milwaukee restaurants are still open and offering curbside pick-up or delivery. This is a great time to try a new spot or order from your favorite restaurant. If you're looking to try something new, check out 14 local restaurants where you can get a great meal

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Joy Powers joined WUWM January 2016 as producer for Lake Effect. Most recently, she was a director and producer for The Afternoon Shift, on WBEZ-fm, Chicago Public Radio.
Jack Hurbanis started as the WUWM Digital Intern in January 2020, transitioning to Assistant Digital Producer in July.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, or NNS, is an online source for objective, professional multimedia reporting on issues in 18 central city Milwaukee communities.