Entertainment in Social Distancing Times in Norwalk, CT
As we slowly reopen our Norwalk community, social distancing will still play a part in our daily lives. We can continue to operate cautiously and find ways to have fun and stay entertained. Thankfully living in Norwalk, CT at The Curb makes this easier. All building amenities are open at the Curb, with the exception of the pool. With so many outdoor spaces at the Curb and access to the Norwalk community and restaurants, we can start to experience life in a fuller way. So much amazing entertainment and culture is still taking place online that you can partake in it from the comfort of your state of the art Norwalk apartment with superb access to wi-fi.
As we enter June, the weather is warming up and being outside by your Norwalk apartment is wonderful for your health and sanity. You can enjoy the outdoors and safely social distance. Taking a leisurely walk on The Norwalk River Valley Trail with a friend, as you wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart. Bringing a picnic to the green spaces at The Curb can also be a great way to embrace the outdoors. Even just sitting on a bench and taking in the beautiful spring blooms will brighten your day a little bit. Look up at the stars at night! Download an constellations app like SkyView, so you can use your camera to precisely spot and identify celestial objects in the sky, day or night. If you can, start a small, healthy garden! Plant some container veggies or windowsill herbs and watch them grow. While you get outside, take your safety precautions, and experience some Norwalk living and walk to a local business and buy yourself a treat. Many Norwalk restaurants are offering outdoor dining. Stroll the North 7 neighborhood and get to know the exciting Norwalk community.
Calf Pasture Beach is open, with some restrictions, so you can get your beach time in. Norwalk’s historical beach is open to lounge and enjoy, but much of it’s special amenities will not be available at the moment. Still, grab a beach read and enjoy the sun. Summer reading lists are always enlightening and now, with a little more downtime on people’s hands, is a perfect time to dive into a good book. Beach read favorite Jennifer Weiner’s new book, “Big Summer,” is about female friendships. Immerse yourself in her always funny and witty books. If you are looking for something suspenseful, but your attention span has been noticeably shorter, reach for Stephen King’s new book, “If It Bleeds,” which is a collection of 4 novellas, and will not disappoint all you Stephen King fans. For some good ole family drama, check out Emma Straub’s new one, “All Adults Here.” If you liked the best-seller, “Bittersweet,” pick up Stephanie Danler’s new book, “Strayed,” her memoir about growing up in a family with addiction issues. Another interesting read worth reaching for is “Officer Clemmons: A Memoir,” following Francois Clemmons, the man who played the beloved Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Other notable new books include “Clap When You Land,” “Summer Longing,” “Dirt,” “Brown Album,” and “Rodham: A Novel.”
While museums, concerts, and theater seem like a world away, there are still ways to get your culture fix while relaxing in your Norwalk, CT apartment. Some cultural institutions are really stepping it up in the virtual world. Google Arts and Culture is offering many virtual tours. Other museums offering great tours include the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the San Diego Museum of Art. You might not be taking a trip to NYC right now, but you can explore some of their most famous museums. New York City’s American Museum of Natural History is making its previously recorded tours of the museum halls available on Facebook Live every day at 2 p.m. (EST) throughout its closure. The Guggenheim, in addition to online exhibit tours, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan is giving free public access to more than 200 art books from its digital archives (until the museum reopens) . The iconic Metropolitan Opera is offering Nightly streams of their past performance. You can’t be there in the audience, but you can experience the magic. Your favorite musicians are also performing live daily and offering it up online. Check out Live Nation for up to date listings of what you can stream.
Entertainment in these different times doesn’t have to fall by the waste side. Even while social distancing you can enjoy nature right in your backyard at The Curb, discover your next favorite book or tour the world’s best museums, right from your beautiful Norwalk apartment.