Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend: Streaming, Tours and More – 5/7/20
In the midst of COVID-19, many museums, parks and other community groups are releasing content in video format. In this Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend, we’re showing you some of the best places to view art, nature, craft tutorials and much more. Plus, find our Mother’s Day restaurant guide at the bottom for great foods at great prices!
The nesting osprey, which has been present in this nest since 2017 but laid eggs for the first time in 2019, returned this year in early April. The osprey nest is live streamed each day, and it’s great fun to watch the nesting season drama unfold.
TWO: Fitchburg Art Museum’s virtual tour allows viewers to explore the highlights of the special exhibition After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence in Contemporary Art on the web! Read about the history of spiritualism and find behind-the-scenes content on their latest exhibit.
THREE: The Currier Museum is offering a virtual tour of all galleries. Each piece you observe is complemented by an audio description as well as information and analysis on the artwork.
FOUR: America’s Stonehenge, located in Salem, N.H., gained popularity for its strange rock formations and mysterious origins. Recently, the park has posted a video that explains the science and intrigue of these ancient structures. The park is still open, but, from the comfort of your own home, you can watch their full video here.
FIVE: Every day, The Trustees post a variety of free videos for viewers at home. On their site, you can find cooking, gardening and craft tutorials, live updates on your favorite farm animals, full access to this year’s Tulip Festival, and much more. There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy with this plethora of content. You can visit their video collection here.
SIX: Marching right through the COVID-19 crisis, Haverhill Public Library has been offering plenty of fun, engaging activities for your young children. If the kids are feeling restless in quarantine, virtual story time, nature videos and crafts might be just what they need to keep them entertained and learning. For a full calendar list of events, click here.
SEVEN: Although the Whistler House Museum of art is closed until May 31, you can now take a virtual tour of the museum. Shop around and support local artists on their site here.
EIGHT: Restaurants across the Valley are celebrating Mother’s Day with special offers. Here’s a list of some of the best local spots to get your delicious Mother’s Day lunch/dinner.
Cobblestones of Lowell: Whether you get their Cobblestones chicken marsala, mac and cheese with short ribs or their Szechuan eggplant and tofu, you can’t go wrong with this menu. Top it all off with a bottle of red or white wine, and you’ve got a great full course meal. Additionally, if you call Chelmsford’s moonstones directly, you can get 10% off curb-side pickups.
Horseshoe Grille: Through June 1, all curb-side services and delivery are free. That, combined with a great menu of expertly prepared meats makes this North Reading staple a great choice for Mother’s Day.
Seoul Kitchen: Westford’s Seoul Kitchen is a family-owned restaurant that specializes in authentic, Korean-style food. From Korean tacos to tiger wok shrimp, this place does it all.
Tuscan Kitchen: In Italy, a true artisan combines simplicity in the freshest ingredients with time-honored, scratch preparation. Tuscan Kitchen celebrates the culinary traditions from all over Italy with extensive menu options. If you are in or around the Salem, N.H., area, you can do no wrong celebrating Mother’s Day with freshly made pastas, breads and more.
Angelina’s: In Tewksbury, Angelina’s Italian Restaurant is the go-to place for authentic Italian meals. Along with their extensive list of appetizers and entrees, Angelina’s is now also offering family packages for four or six people. Try the chicken parm, American chop suey or one of their many other choices — you can’t go wrong. Plus, all family style dinners come with plenty of garlic bread.
Seaglass: This Sailsbury-based restaurant features a diverse cast of meal options on their menu. But, for Mother’s Day, their family style dinners, fit for four, are their best option. Offering lasagna, whole-roasted chicken, seafood and steak, any choice from their menu is a good choice.
Cafe Azteca: This Lawrence restaurant wants you to know exactly what authentic Mexican food tastes like. Fresh produce, savory meats and harmonizing salsas, Cafe Aztec does it all.
Grazie: Grazie Italian Restaurant is opening back up on May 4, just in time for Mother’s Day. Help welcome this Dracut-based business back to the market by celebrating Mother’s Day with some of their mouthwatering Italian dishes.
Andover Classic Wines: No celebration meal is complete without wine, and Andover Classic Wines has some of the best. If you’re not into wine, no problem. Andover Classic Wine feature a variety of craft beers and spirits as well, all available via pick up or delivery.
Purple Carrot: At Purple Carrot, you can get the best plant-based meals your way. Lowell’s Purple Carrot offers meal plans for two or four, and all shipping is free.
Jocelyn’s: Jocelyn’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Martini Lounge has great food, martinis and wine. This Salem, N.H., restaurant is the go-to place for celebrating Mother’s Day with authentic Mediterranean food.
Phoenician: Family-owned and operated, Haverhill’s Phoenician serves delicious, generous portions of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine as well as traditional American favorites.
Chowder Factory: For seafood lovers in or near the Lowell area, the Chowder Factory is the place for you. Although their menu features a wide array of chowder dishes, Chowder Factory also specializes in delicious pot pies, chili and more.
Buono Bistro: This North Andover-based restaurant has everything an Italian lover could ask for. On their menu, you will find a variety of pasta, insalata and zuppa-related dishes.