Every one of us is being impacted in one form or another by the COVID-19 epidemic, and we're sure these last few weeks have been quite stressful. Even though many of us are working from home and practicing social distancing, there are many ways our community can stay engaged and informed. One of the benefits of professional organizations is that they help you to stay connected to your colleagues through tumultuous times. As the new and ever-changing normal sets in, CFA Society Boston would like to remind our members that we are here for you with resources to help you manage through these trying times.


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Online Educational Resources

Resources for Home

  • "Our Ultimate Guide to Hunkering Down", Boston.com staff, Boston.com
  • "2020 Movies Available for Streaming Early Due to Coronavirus", Boston.com
  • Don’t Panic Pantry is a new cooking show with comedian Iliza Schlesinger and chef Noah Galuten. You can find the recipe and ingredients ahead of time on Noah’s Instagram account and then follow along on Iliza’s Instagram Live at 8pm EST every night. The full calendar of planned recipes here.
  • The Seattle Symphony Orchestra is performing a live series every Thursday and Saturday, as well as a daily series called Morning Notes where individual musicians perform a few songs solo.
  • The MET Opera is streaming a nightly series of performances at 7:30pm EST. These performances are part of the MET's Live in HD series and will be available to stream for 23 hours following their release.
  • Visit Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Virtual Screening Room. Coolidge Corner Theatre is providing “virtual screenings,” listing three new films on its website that you can rent directly from the film’s distributor while sharing a portion of the profits with the theater.
  • Netflix Party: Netflix Party is a browser extension for Google Chrome that synchronizes video playback and seamlessly adds a chat sidebar to your favorite Netflix shows. Simply install the extension, queue up your show or movie of choice, and invite your friends to join the viewing experience.
  • Check out #takeoutbos on Instagram and Twitter for new takeout menus, discount codes, special dishes, and the latest updates on ordering takeout and delivery in and around Boston.

Schools are closed, here are some ideas for your children: 

  • Khan Academy, an online learning system free for all, has been extremely pro-active and nimble in addressing the crisis and the concurrent need for students ages 4-18 to continue learning from home during this time. Check out Khan Academy’s daily schedules for students by grade level.
  • American Dairy Association is offering virtual farm tours for children in pre-K through 12th grade. Tours include visits to Dutch Hollow Farm in Schodack Landing, New York; Will-O-Crest Farm in Clifton Springs, New York; and Jobo Holstein Farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to educate kids on agriculture, animal care, and sustainability. ADANE also offers free lesson plans about dairy farming.
  • Lunch Doodles with childrens author Mo Willems are available through the Kennedy Center. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
  • Bed time or any time stories read by actor Josh Gad, who is better known to children and Disney fans everywhere as the voice of Olaf. Join @Joshgad on twitter every evening at 7pm EST for a live reading or view his twitter profile for links to past live videos.
  • Virtual Tour of Disney Parks.
  • Prodigy, for 1st-8th grade students to learn and practice math at no cost.
  • Take a movement break with Go Noodle®! GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
  • Google Cultural Institute offers virtual tours of famous museum and more.
  • Join the Cincinnati Zoo for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. Don’t have access to social media? No worries! All videos will be posted to this webpage and to their YouTube channel shortly after the Facebook Live ends.
  •  Disney animator Michael Woodside is doing art tutorials on how to draw a different Disney character on Instagram Live everyday at 3pm EST. You can see all the tutorials he’s done so far on his Instagram account @animwoodsy.
  • NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is sharing daily Facebook Live videos that pair with hands-on activities (instructions are available as free downloads) using materials that can be found at home.
  • The New England Aquarium has a virtual visit series on their Facebook page.
  • The Peanuts Gang is providing free resources for kids K-12.