Wellness Resources

Wellness Resources

Since we couldn’t welcome you to Baltimore in-person this year, the DLF Forum and DigiPres Community Committees put together some virtual tours, exhibitions, activities, and wellness resources from some of our favorite Baltimore-based organizations and museums.

Baltimore-based Resources

“Free, studio quality yoga in non-studio spaces in Baltimore City.” Free Baltimore Yoga is a Facebook group offering videos from various yoga teachers and practitioners in Baltimore.

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5-minute read: Brief descriptions of the locations and histories of five community gardens in the area. Links to the websites of each garden.

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5-minute read: Blog post with lots of photos from touring community gardens as a judge for seven community garden finalists in the Charm City Farm & Garden Contest, sponsored by the UME Master Gardener program in Baltimore City.

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Meditation & Mindfulness

Podcast by Mary Mekley that releases new meditations each day. Meditations vary in length, but most are around 10 minutes.

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Podcast by Meryl Arnett featuring simple guided meditations. Episodes vary in length from approximately 15 minutes to 30+ minutes.

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A meditation app designed for black, indigenous, and people of color. Both free and premium subscriptions are available. Available for iOS and Android.

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Podcast created by ABC News Anchor Dan Harris. The podcast explores mindfulness and meditation and the ways we can train the mind to be calmer, happier, and more compassionate. Each episode is approximately 1 hour.

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More Wellness Resources

Take a break from sitting and take a stretch break with our Community Committee-curated YouTube playlist. 

Edgar Allen Poe graffiti portrait

Virtual Baltimore

Though we won’t be meeting in Baltimore this year, take a virtual tour of some of the city’s rich cultural offerings.

Virtual Tours, Exhibitions, and Activities

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. The BSO is providing free performance videos, “Early Listener’s Guides” for young ones, and options to pay for virtual concerts access to support the BSO.

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Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage, Inc. is Baltimore’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. For the past few months, Baltimore Heritage has been doing a “Five Minute Histories” series with short videos featuring historic places in Baltimore, exploring topics including Civil Rights history, mercantile history, immigration history, religious history, and more.

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The National Aquarium is nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.

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BMA Salon features curated digital exhibitions by Baltimore-based galleries and collectives. Explore the virtual galleries on this site, and if you’re able, be sure to support them! All transactions will be conducted by the individual galleries, who will keep all proceeds from sales.

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The Walters Art Museum is a cultural hub in the heart of Baltimore. The Walters is providing free coloring pages based on their collection, a free app for a virtual tour, and more.

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Located in the heart of Downtown Baltimore, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. The Museum has a collection of about 10,000 objects. Its Online Collection Portal, contains digitized images which are accessible to scholars, students and the general public.

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The Poe House and Museum offers pay-what-you-can live tours with a docent where you learn the history of Edgar Allan Poe’s life in Baltimore, explore the poet’s mysterious death in the city in 1849, and learn about the poems and short stories Poe wrote while residing at this house. There’s also a free video tour to watch at your leisure.

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The AVAM is America’s official national museum and education center for intuitive, self -taught artistry, located in Baltimore. There’s how-to videos for art projects at home with everyday household items, coloring pages, and computer backgrounds.

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The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts and education programs and engage in the creative process. They provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.

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Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is the leading classical theatre company in Maryland, offering vibrant performances that blow the dust off of Shakespeare and delight its patrons. There is currently a digital exhibit on actor Ira Aldridge.

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and access of movies and sounds that document the arts, history, and culture of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. The largest collection is the WJZ-TV Collection, which holds thousands of hours of content created by Baltimore television station WJZ-TV ranging in date from the 1950s through 2000. Digitized content can be viewed and downloaded for non-commercial purposes through MARMIA’s Internet Archive collection.

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Are you interested in doing a lot of exploring, but don’t often have the opportunity? Let’s face it; parents don’t always have the time to take the family on long field trips. Some destinations, such as other countries throughout the world, may take weeks and can be very expensive. When you can’t go globe-trotting, sometimes you have to get creative and let your mind do the exploring. This is where virtual field trips become a great alternative. These are fun and wonderful websites that will show you different parts of the world, famous landmarks, beautiful works of art, historic marvels, science adventures and so much more!

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