Join Outermost Yoga instructor Stephan for a safely distanced “Sunset Flow,” every Tuesday on the deck of the Boatslip Resort. It costs $20; register at outermostyoga.com.
our picks for the week of June 11 through June 17
Outer Cape Calendar
Art of Social Distancing
Artists Megan Hinton and Paula Erickson found a rusty metal office desk at the Wellfleet Dept. of Public Works yard off Pole Dike Road. Hinton was inspired to create a site-specific installation, Remote Office, with Erickson performing at the desk. Hinton decorated it with objects painted a rusty orange patina and calls the piece a “response to the Covid-19 pandemic” and “an intervention on the landscape.” See her photograph documenting the project on this page — that’s Erickson in shadow under her umbrella.
Brunch With Mackenzie
Throughout Pride Month, Pilgrim House and Live From Provincetown are presenting “Sunday Service Digital Drag Brunch” online every Sunday in June at 1 p.m. with Mackenzie, a drag queen so vivid, she’s beyond virtual. You can watch live (the food is up to you) on the Pilgrim House Facebook page.
Among the virtual events offered by the Eastham Public Library, we recommend the exhibit by the Painted Ladies of Bourne, on view online at easthamlibrary.com throughout June. Also on the library’s site, from June 20 through June 26, you’ll find a prerecorded family-friendly concert combining jokes and music with Dave Maloof on piano and ukulele.
Coastal Clean Up
Willie’s Superbrew, working with the Center for Coastal Studies, is coordinating and sponsoring a cleanup of all Cape Cod beaches on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. Sign up at superbrew.com/beach-cleanup-signup and claim a space at your favorite Cape beach. To allow for social distancing, only one party per day is allowed on each beach.
Mussel Beach Health Club in Provincetown has started outdoor yoga and spin classes, conforming with social distancing guidelines, at the Crown & Anchor pool deck. A summer membership costs $299. To join, go to musselbeach.net.
Feast Your Eyes
Provincetown Public Library is hosting a free cooking class, “Feasting From Your Local Farm,” via Zoom with Chef Liz Barbour of the Creative Feast. The free class will take place on July 15 at 3 p.m. (reserve your space now) and will focus on cooking with local ingredients. Visit the library’s Facebook page and click on “events.”
Acts of Love
Wellfleet Preservation Hall is doing another virtual Feed Your Love Open Mic on Zoom on Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Email John Beardsley at [email protected] in advance to either attend or perform. For details, go to wellfleetpreservationhall.org or to the hall’s Facebook page and click on “events.”
Day for Night
Addison Art Gallery is presenting a virtual reception for the paintings and sculptures of artist Jennifer Day. Proceeds from all sales will benefit Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Go to the gallery’s Facebook page on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Outermost Yoga in Provincetown offers a slew of live-stream classes for all levels. They are free but donation-based, so you are encouraged to support your instructor via his or her Venmo handle, which you can find on the class description at outermostyoga.com/virtual.
Painting With Hocking
Outer Cape painter Pete Hocking is teaching the online workshop “Three Ways Forward: Weather, Pathways, and Space” through the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. There are three sessions: Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; a one-on-one consult with Hocking on Sunday, June 14; and Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop costs $250 ($240 for members). To sign up in advance, go to paam.org and click on “Events.”
Proper exercise can be elusive in a time of physical isolation. But yoga, which can be practiced alone and effectively reduces stress, is right for the times. Local teachers are offering a range of online classes.
Outermost Yoga, Provincetown
Outermost Yoga’s team will soon publish videos for various levels. Ten instructors will offer about 20 weekly classes, according to founder Stefan Piscitelli. His seasonal studio, which usually opens in May, is in the Davis Space at WOMR, but he is staying in his winter home in Los Angeles for now.
Trained in hatha yoga and trauma-sensitive yoga, Piscitelli says he is thinking about helping people rebound from this experience.
“Many of us, whether we realize it or not, are actually experiencing trauma response,” he said. “It’s like grief but its source is a bit more ambivalent in this case.”
Producing yoga remotely does present some difficulties. “Streaming yoga from our apartments is doable,” Piscitelli said, “but I also miss the living feel of yoga. So much of what we do as yoga instructors is reading the room.”
Visit outermostyoga.com for more information.
Quiet Mind Studio, Wellfleet
Lee Wotherspoon, owner of Quiet Mind Studio, has been offering live yoga classes four days a week via Zoom for anyone interested in participating.
Students can join classes on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at 8 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Most classes focus on body, breath, and movement, but Saturday’s class focuses on meditation, Wotherspoon said.
The turnout so far has been “amazing,” she said. “We have lots of local people and lots of faraway students. I have people in class from Wellfleet, Provincetown, the Bronx, and South Carolina.”
Wotherspoon’s platform can hold up to 100 people in each class but it is set up so each student sees only the instructor on the screen and not all the other students.
Although she too misses the chance to physically work with her students, Wotherspoon said she is focusing on giving students their own sense of physical life, “a felt experience of their own body,” she said. “For sure, the mind component of yoga is essential,” Wotherspoon added. “The primary input and output of yoga practice is attention to the present moment.”
Classes are currently being offered free of charge, but Wotherspoon said some students have chosen to donate. For more information, visit quietmindstudio.com or email [email protected].
Genevieve Morin of Truro Yoga will be offering one class a week on Saturdays at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Morin said she is now preparing to reach out to her yoga students with information on how to access her Zoom class, but anyone who is interested in being a part of the class can contact her directly at [email protected].
“I want to keep a sacred space where people can share what’s going on,” Morin said. “It really is a space that we hold for people to be themselves, and I don’t want that to change.”
The classes will be 75 minutes long. Morin said she won’t be charging for the class but is accepting donations.
“As far as the payment goes, it’s going to be a suggestion,” she said. “If people want to Venmo me, then that’s fantastic.”
Yoga East in Provincetown is offering daily online classes each week for interested participants. Last week’s movements included Yin Flow and Vinyasa.
Visit the Tender Warrior Club page on Facebook to find out more information on how to access the classes.
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Jen Shannon is currently offering free online yoga classes that students can access through YouTube. The classes focus on breath, gentle movement, and traditional yoga poses to balance and revitalize, according to the hall’s website.
For more information visit wellfleetpreservationhall.org or jenshannonyoga.com.