At Veyo, we’re all looking forward to a three day weekend in honor of Memorial Day. Time to relax, get outside, and enjoy some extra time off our computers (except for all the fun stuff happening below!). But first, a big thank you to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This weekend is about them. We wish you a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.
If you’re longing to celebrate Memorial Day…
Check out the National Memorial Day Concert online this year on Sunday evening. Christopher Jackson, who originated the role of George Washington in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “Hamilton,” will kick off the tribute with his rendition of the national anthem. Cynthia Erivo, Trace Adkins and Renée Fleming are among the other performers scheduled to appear.
Genealogy site Ancestry plans to host a virtual event with performances, interviews and a special tribute to the 75th anniversary of World War II. The 45-minute event will be hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and is set to feature Memorial Day tributes and a performance by singer-songwriter Tori Kelly, music from the Lincoln Way marching band from New Lenox, Ill., and interviews with veterans. RSVP on their Facebook page.
Miss the 90s? If you were a fan of video games you may remember the Chex Quest game Chex Mix released in 1996 (apparently the CD was packages in their cereal boxes??). They’re bringing it back with a Chex Quest HD version!
Check out the Kennedy Center’s Couch Concerts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4pm EST.
If you’re a Mastercard user and you’re missing out on those VIP experiences, you can still get them online! The online events series is hosted by Mastercard global ambassadors, including acoustic sessions with musician Camila Cabello, cooking tutorials with professional chefs and a Q&A session with rugby star Bryan Habana and tennis player Naomi Osaka.
Oscar-winning filmmaker and actor Taika Waititi will lead a glittering line-up of global stars in a multi-week reading via YouTube of the Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach, to benefit PIH’s global work and response to COVID-19. The first two videos are available here.
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles has moved their insect collection online! Check out Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of LA. The online exhibit offers interactive and multimedia components to complement the images and to engage families and children of all ages, including at-home activities for kids such as building a bee hotel and starting an insect journal.
Lastly, if you or someone you know is working on the front lines of COVID-19 as a doctor, nurse, paramedic, EMT, or other healthcare worker, a bunch of companies are offering discounts as a way to say thank you. Also, a big thank you from everyone at Veyo!
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