1. For an art fix while the museums are closed, take a tour of DC murals. You can find works by local artists all over the city on sides of buildings, temporarily boarded-up storefronts, even right on the street. MuralsDC, an initiative from the DC Department of Public Works, is an excellent resource for locating, learning about, and touring local murals. You can refer to the digital map and find tours of collections, including the 51 Murals for DC Statehood and U Street Corridor Walking Tour. You might also happen upon murals in unexpected places — snap a pic and start a collection of them with the kids! (PS: Find more ideas for activities during the Covid winter here.)
2. Ring in the Year of the Ox by sending a digital card through the the National Museum of Asian Art’s website. (Btw, this is how the Freer|Sackler refers to the museum now.)
3. Watson Adventures has a virtual Wizard School Virtual Scavenger Hunt coming up this Saturday. These often sell out, so snag spots while you can. You can read about the IRL version of this hunt here, and we’ve also participated in one of their online events and had a blast.
4. I’m taking advantage of these wet and slushy winter days to do some organizing and purging at home, so it’s helpful to know where to to donate everything. And this list specific to DC is especially helpful.
5. Omg, this is hilarious! Has anyone else had a mishap like this?