It’s April! However, it feels more like “Maprilay” as seen in a meme this week. We’ve decided to change it up this month as a calendar of things to do isn’t appropriate. Instead we’ve gathered resources, mostly local, that can help support our community and keep us mentally and physically healthy.
Local partners are doing an amazing job of keeping us informed and keeping local resources up to date. Whether you are in town now or plan to visit when this is all over…we hope you stay awhile.
Special Shout out to Winner Winner in Newport, which is doing the “Bucket of Love” promotion. The restaurant is offering customers a “Bucket of Love” for $25. With each purchase, Winner Winner will provide a dinner for four to a family in need. To read more about the promotion, check out this great article by WhatsupNewp.
Want to decorate cookies or cupcakes and support a small business? Newport Sweet Shoppe is offering decorating kits at their curbside pick-up. Call 401.619.4600 to order. They also post their daily bakery menu on their Facebook page and are ready to fill orders for Easter.
Virtual tours and digital exhibits of some of Newport’s world-class museums are also a great option to stay busy. Here is Discover Newport’s list of Virtual Exhibits + Experiences – these include some of the Newport Mansions, International Tennis Hall of Fame, The Museum of Newport History & the Audrain Automobile Museum.
Many local gyms are offering live virtual classes or pre-recorded classes to their members to keep physically and mentally strong. If you don’t have a membership or are looking to add more to your routine, here are a few free options, four of which are local small businesses that are offering services for free!
Wave Cycle studio runs live classes on Instagram and posts them on Facebook.
Mendis offering yoga and yoga flow classes on Vimeo. They’re accepting donations to keep the free feed going for as long as possible.
Elevate Fitness has classes on YouTube and on their website.
Pulse Newport is offering free Virtual Recess – Parent/Child Workouts.