We've held our weekly lab meetings on Fridays at 4 PM for years. That sounds like a horrible time, I'm sure, but it works for us. It doesn't interfere with most experiments; no one has any classes then; and the MIMG department has never had a "happy hour" type thing at the end of the week because of public school challenges related to serving alcohol on campus.
So we used to gather in the conference room and discuss new data acquired during the past week and planned experiments that were coming up the following week. We often brought food to celebrate occasions, or just to share a new recipe. Now we have this. Some people in the lab; others at home, all staring at our screens. I will say that using the Zoom "share screen" feature to share graphs and images is actually better than the conference room experience in terms of being able to see details clearly. But I miss gathering in that room to celebrate another successful week. And I miss lab outings to restaurants and other fun spots!
Sarah E.F. D'Orazio, Ph.D. Scientist. Researcher. Teacher. Mentor. @listerialady