Just because we are all stuck at home, doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. The Boro has provided some creative ideas on how to celebrate upcoming holidays.
Just because we are all stuck at home, doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. The Boro has provided some creative ideas on how to celebrate upcoming holidays.
Virtual Bridal Showers & Bachelorette Parties
How to Throw a Virtual Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party
11 Ideas for a Virtual Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party
From yoga to HIIT, staying active is a great way to help breakup the day, while also keeping your body healthy. Your favorite fitness studios and gyms might be closed but many have provided ways to stay active while at home.
In honor of June’s National Running Day, enjoy the following running resources.
Washington’s Best Running Trails & Jogging Routes
Great Runs in Arlington & Fairfax County
25 Golden Rules of Running
Six Expert Tips to Start Running
Not into running? Try these at-home cardio ideas that don’t involve running.
The Ultimate Push-Up Guide
Here’s how to do push-ups the right way.
The Boro District’s Wellness Program for office tenants is offering free virtual classes. To register for the online fitness portal, register here. Select “Sign Up”, enter invitation code “boro698” and create an account using your company email.
Namaste! Keep up your practice at home with the largest yoga studio chain in the US. CorePower is offering free weekly on demand classes.
Nike Train Club
Nike Training app offers a variety of free workouts designed by trainers. The mobile app includes everything from HIIT-style workouts to yoga flows for all fitness levels.
OTF is offering free daily 30 minute training videos on YouTube. Don’t have special equipment? No problem! They suggest common household items you can use during your workout.
No need to worry if you don’t have a bike! The Peloton app offers a mix of classes from running, strength, toning, yoga, meditation, and outdoor workouts in addition to cycling. They have lengthened their free trial to 90 days.
Staying focused on your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Practicing mindfulness can help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress, while also helping you become more aware of being present and focus your attention throughout the day. For tips on how to practice mindfulness, see below.
Never underestimate the value of treating yourself. Try implementing at least one of the self care activities below.
Checklist for the Perfect Sleep
Struggling to fall asleep and/or stay asleep every night? This list can ensure you’re getting the proper amount of rest to take on each day.
Mental Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and now more than ever, it is important to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for people with mental illness and their families. Below are helpful resources and toolkits. #breakthestigma
CDC: Stress and Coping
Mental Health America
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Spring Cleaning 101
This guide from Apartment Therapy has everything you need to actually do it.
14-Day Mini Edit
The Home Edit provides a roadmap to calm vibes and long-term organizational success..
At-Home Manicure Tool
The Poppy Manicure Tool and be popped on top of any polish bottle to make painting your own nails easier, faster, and better than ever. Plus, now is a great time to try a new color or even a fun design.
Homemade Face Mask
Byrdie has multiple recipes for face masks you can make with items you already have on hand.
Stretch Every Hour
Real Simple has six stretches to do every day.
Make Your Bed
Seriously! The Spruce gives you five reasons why you should make your bed every morning.
Spring is finally here! Get ahead on all your spring cleaning and organizing with this list from Good Housekeeping. It can be overwhelming to try to tackle it all at once so instead, try dedicating one hour or one task a day.
A Healthy Diet
Your immune system needs all the help it can get. The American Society for Nutrition has put together some helpful tips to maintain a balanced diet.
There are many benefits to drinking plenty of water, including regulating our body temperature and preventing infection. CNN offers other benefits to staying hydrated and tips for making sure you drink enough water.
Inhale. Exhale. Relax. Check out some of our favorite meditation apps below.
Outdoor-Themed Meditation Guide
Take a break with these nature-inspired breathing exercises.
Aura provides the user with daily micro-meditations that last only three minutes apiece. It helps users relieve stress and anxiety with a technologically advanced, simple, and effective meditation platform.
Calm is an award-winning app that offers guided meditation sessions along with individual exercises such as breathing visualization, guided sleep stories, and ambient music. They are currently offering a free 14 day trial.
Headspace provides structured courses that give you the experience of taking an in-person class, but one that you can do anywhere. The app also offers short meditations for emergencies or the occasional random quiet moment. The app has a special collection called “Weathering the Storm” that includes meditations, sleep aids, and movement exercises to help during these times.
Insight Timer has the largest free library of guided meditations, over 2,000 free talks and podcasts, and music tracks to soothe your mind or help you sleep.
Finding activities the whole family can enjoy can be a challenge! We have put together some fun activities to help enhance your family’s quality time together. Check out the links below for engaging educational resources, ideas to keep your kids moving, and entertainment just for fun.
Make Your Backyard More Fun
From summer stages to boat racetracks, here are 14 easy ways to make your backyard more fun.
This perfect S’more Maker offers a fast, easy way to make the treat right in your oven.
Toy & Book Stores Offering Curbside Pickup & Delivery
Mommy Poppins has rounded up 13 DC-area toy and book stores offering curbside pickup or delivery for customers.
Goodnight with Dolly
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library presents Dolly Parton’s weekly read-aloud video series. The Book Lady (and country music icon) sits down to read books from the Imagination Library to children and families.
Virtual Take Your Kid to Work Day Packet
In case you missed it, we put out a packet for (Virtual) Take Your Kid to Work Day on April 23rd.
For as long as schools are closed, Audible is opening their collection to kids everywhere. They can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories across all platforms.
Virtual Animals in Your Home
Is your toddler is the same height as a tiger? Now you can find out! Google has added an interactive 3D selection of animals that you can view, photograph or video from your phone or tablet. CNET has put together instructions and a list of animals for your enjoyment. Bonus – this is fun for adults too.
Tour the Buckingham Palace
Take a virtual tour through Buckingham Palace, an iconic building and official residence of The Queen of England and the focus of many moments of national celebrations.
Play is never canceled! Mattel wants you to stay connected, keep laughing, and keep playing with their Mattel Playroom. It consists of activities, games, and content from all of their amazing brands like Barbie, Thomas & Friends, Hot Wheels, and more.
Watch the Beluga Whales at the Georgia Aquarium
There’s a beluga whale webcam set up at the Georgia Aquarium, so you can see what your whale friends are up to at anytime.
Join a Facebook Live Dance Party with DJ Mel
DJ Mel in Austin, Texas, is hosting a weekly kid-friendly “Living Room Dance Party” on his Facebook page. Join the fun here! Many have been tuning in, so get ready for fun.
Check Out Mars!
Explore the surface of Mars with this digital 360° camera.
The Great Wall of China
No need to book a flight for this trip. Visit one of the World Wonder’s from the comfort of your couch by taking a virtual tour.
Check out these 25 backyard camping tips to get started.
Even though kids are home from school, that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. These helpful tools will keep kids engaged, focused, and eager to learn even at home.
Time’s List of 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time
ParentPal: A Personal Parenting Coach
At-Home Science Experiments
Learning at Home with Ready Rosie
Educational Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
At-Home Resources for Kids and Adults with KiwiCo
Creating Consistency: Discovery and Learning with Your Preschooler at Home
Reduce your child’s screen-time with these fun activities to keep your kids moving and active.
PE at Home: Pillow Flipper
PE at Home: Fan Favorite
Move and Learn at Home with GoNoodle
GoNoodle Activity Squares
Towel Fitness and Challenges
Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure
Set up an indoor hopscotch. Try using painters tape!
Create an outdoor gym class. Obstacle course, anyone?
Looking for new ways to pass the time? Stay busy and entertained with these fun ideas to keep you from going stir crazy!
2020 Movies Streaming Online
Since movie theaters are temporarily closed, some movies are being released early. Here is a list of 2020 movies that are streaming online for in-home viewing.
Refinery 29 has put together a quarantine playlist for every mood.
The Kennedy Center is introducing Couch Concerts, their new series of live performances for your streaming entertainment.
Good News Network
Check out an American online newspaper which publishes positive and uplifting news.
Local IPA Celebrates & Benefits Medical Workers
Two breweries in Northern Virginia, Beltway Brewing Company and Water’s End Brewery released a beer to raise money for local medical workers which is featured on the can’s design. Both breweries are donating $6 for every $18 six-pack to the Inova COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Fund. PPE IPA is available for pickup or delivery.
Some Good News
John Krasinski highlights Some Good News from around the world and much more.
Good News Movement
Can’t get enough good news? We don’t blame you. Follow the Good News Movement on Instagram.
DIY Your Own Candle
Here is the easiest way to make a DIY candle at home.
Wine & Cheese Pairing Swatchbook
This swatchbook is filled with 50 palate-delighting wine and cheese pairings.
Take It Outside
If you’re itching to get out of the house for a bit consider taking a scenic drive. While maintaining social distancing, you can kill an hour or more while taking in the beautiful views Virginia and Maryland have to offer. While you’re out and about, you could stop at a local winery or brewery from our list below that are open for pickup orders.
5 Fantastic Northern Virginia Scenic Drives
5 Scenic Virginia Byway Trips
Maryland Scenic Byways
Top 10 Scenic Drives in Maryland
Learn TikTok Dances
Elle has a list of 21 popular TikTok dance moves you can learn at home.
Uptown Funk Mash-Up
Need a five minute pick-me-up? Watch this mash-up of Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn or try? Now is a great time! Below are a few suggestions we love.
Plant Parenting 101
What to expect when you’re becoming a plant parent.
Have each person presents a three min PowerPoint on a topic of their choosing during a Zoom Happy Hour.
Let’s Make Art
Let’s Make Art offers free educational videos to help start your art journey. Choose from watercolor, lettering, and art journaling.
Free Online Courses
From data science to design, Free Code Camp has put together 450 Ivy League Courses available for free.
The Great British Bake Off Recipes
Love The Great British Bake Off? Why not try the same recipes from the show?
Virtual Book Club
Looking for new books to read? Host a virtual book club every week. The Washingtonian has a list of ways to support your local book store and alternative delivery methods.
As part of our Meridian+cove partnership, meet cove@Home, a seamless way for companies to support their employees with perks, workspace upgrades, and the strong sense of community that will keep their teams productive and engaged in this trying time.
Perk Packages are sent directly to every employee’s front door, filled with coffee, snacks, supplies, and surprises – so your team knows you care about them.
Home Office Upgrades
Browse recommended furniture and equipment upgrades so you know your employees have productive home offices.
Virtual Events are planned by your cove Experience Manager, to bring people together while they are at home. Happy hours, game nights, and more!
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Work-life balance is key for maintaining balance and happiness. With disrupted routines and new work parameters, working from home can be a challenge but with these tips, it can also be productive and rewarding.
The Boro District is here to help you stay connected with your community and keep you up to date with current happenings, announcements, and promotions.
Support Your Local Retailers
Swing by to support your local retailers! The follow restaurants and shops at The Boro are excited to welcome the community, in accordance to local safety guidelines.
For detailed hours, specials and COVID-19 protocols, please visit The Boro Neighboring page.
Ideal Dental Solutions
Tropical Smoothie Café
Tysons Nail Lounge
Whole Foods Market
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Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market has adjusted store hours to ensure the safety and wellness of the community. Customers 60 and over are welcome to shop beginning at 7:00AM before the store opens to the general public. They are also offering in-store and curbside pickup on Boro Place.
Flower Child is currently offering 35% off all online orders (code: FLOWER35), in addition to 50% off all retail beer and wine with a food purchase. Order via DoorDash for free delivery on all orders $15 or more or through the Flower Child app to earn rewards.
There are many organizations and causes that still need help during this time. The Boro Gives Back is making it easy for you to help make a difference even from afar.
Support Small Businesses
Buy a gift card online to your favorite store or restaurant. You can also order take out. Most restaurants even offer curbside pickup.
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