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Stay home, stay cozy and virtually explore museums, attend webinars, workout and more.  
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March 25 - 31
Dear Downtown San Jose Supporters,

During these unprecedented times, we hope to continue providing support and resources as we all navigate through this pandemic. Take a look at these downtown businesses offering options for you to stay healthy, calm and entertained. We are part of siliconvalleystrong.org and we hope you join us in staying strong for downtown.

Downtown San Jose Restaurants - To Go Cocktails and Toilet Paper?!
That's right. You can soon get cocktails to go from establishments like Haberdasher, and Ike's Sandwiches offers a free roll of toilet paper with in-store pickup orders and to-go orders while supplies last!

Support downtown businesses by ordering takeout or delivery from more than 50 restaurants including some of your favorites and some you haven't tried yet. See the full list of open restaurants here.


Do you know of other downtown restaurants not listed yet? Please let us know by emailing Jessica on our team, jvuong@sjdowntown.com.
Gyms - Virtual Workouts
In the safety and comfort of your home, you can start off your week strong with #OrangetheoryAtHome virtual workouts posted on their Instagram. For the rest of March, Be The Change Wellness is Zoom live streaming their studio classes in place of in-person classes. Until the end of April, HOTWORX members can access at-home workouts and a virtual personal trainer through the HOTWORX app. Stay strong and healthy!
Arts Groups & Museums - Virtual Programs
Dive into your virtual surroundings with video tours of museums, live streams of musical performances and live cams of sea life. San Jose Museum of Art encourages us to stay connected by listening to each other. You can share your thoughts or feelings with SJMA on their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter by using #ShowMeSJMA. Also, clear your mind and enjoy the present moment with SJMA's guided meditations.

Stay inspired with San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art's #ICAStaysTogether campaign, where you'll get a daily activity to channel your creative energy. Tour San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textilesnewest exhibit, virtually led by Bay Area artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren.

There's also plenty more virtual museums to check out with Google Arts & Culture, a platform providing public online viewing to some of the world's most prominent art museum exhibits. Recommended by the San Jose Museum of Quilts & TextilesThe Metropolitan Opera streams free encore presentations from the "Live in HD" series at 7:30 pm every night and you can explore the deep blue with The Monterey Bay Aquarium's 10 free live webcams of sea life including sharks, jellyfish and penguins! 
Working From Home / Tech Services
Working from home can be a stressful transition for employees, but it's also stressful for those leading the remote teams. Cornell offers this one-hour live discussion on how leaders can tackle the challenge of leading remote teams and keeping them engaged and productive in these uncertain times. Tune in on Wednesday, March 25, at 11 am ET (8 am PT). Adobe currently offers everyone two months of FREE Creative Cloud programs, which includes Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and more! 
Other Essentials & Services
Make a visit to the businesses at Coleman Center to stock up on essentials. For those in need of food, Recovery Cafe San Jose distributes bags of groceries and hygiene kits with essential items for members (membership is free) from 12 pm to 2 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Loaves & Fishes provides free to-go meals at Goodwill (1080 North 7th Street) from 3:30-4:30 pm and SJ Vietnamese Seventh Day Adventist Church (1066 South 2nd Street) from 4:30-5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Zanotto's Markets are allotting one hour before general opening (from 8-9 am) for seniors to shop for groceries. For resources and updates, or to volunteer and donate to help your neighbors, visit SiliconValleyStrong.
Ashley's Picks
With social distancing, live streaming of local music is difficult.  We'll post in-home concerts from some of our local favorita acts in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, we'll also post ways you can listen to our Local SJ artists and organizations doing their thing. Try some San Jose Jazz Summer Fest performances by Tiffany Austin. Needle to the Groove Records is closed for the time being, but you can listen to their curated Spotify music play list or support their vinyl shop and local musicians by shopping their stock online. Or buy or listen to local fave Socorra's latest album
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