Published on March 25, 2020

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Photography by Susanna Howe

Over the past four years, we’ve seen a boom in social clubs and coworking spaces—places where you can meet new people, listen to interesting lectures, and be productive outside of your home—but admittedly, this period of isolation changes things. To make indoor life a bit more exciting—and inspiring and comforting—a few members-only organizations are opening their virtual doors to the public with a slate of online activities anyone can sign up for. Just because you’re social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits of a digital community. Here’s how you can get in on the action.

The Wing

While the branches of this women’s club are temporarily shut down, everyone (including nonmembers) can enjoy some of its live digital programming, including a virtual cooking session with chef Alison Roman and a Q&A for working parents.

Ethel’s Club

This Brooklyn social and wellness club designed with people of color in mind has launched a $17-per-month digital membership, which grants access to three daily live workshops and classes, ranging from mindfulness meditations to talks about becoming a better negotiator.

The Assembly

Part coworking space, part fitness boutique, this Bay Area well-being club believes that movement is an important part of every day—something that’s even more important when you’re not walking as much as you normally do. With that in mind, the Assembly recently debuted an expansive schedule of online offerings, including free workshops on astrology and self-massage, as well as $10 workout classes. You might miss your gym buddy, but you can still get your heartbeat up in the comfort and safety of your own home.

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