March Events + The Nifty Nine (03/29)

GD: Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being. Stay Safe.

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For the month of March we are going to try a different format – on some days we will go visual and offer a selection of the very best NYCity Instagram photos, YouTube videos, or Pinterest Pins. On other days you will find info on the Best NYC Restaurants or Top OnlineTravel Forums with NYC info. We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here. Today it’s The Nifty Nine NYC News sources.

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All the NYCity News You Need to Start Your Day

The New York Times – Regional New York News

AM / Metro New York

Wall Street Journal Greater New York (Region News)

The New York Times – Art and Design

Grub Street – NY Magazine’s Food and Restaurant Blog

Metro / New York Post

amNY Online

The New York Times – New York Today / Daily Briefings

Gothamist: News, Food, Arts and Events

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We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here April 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.

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nycpicks 5 BEST THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

Newsday

At-home Broadway action from ‘Stars in the House’

With Broadway gone dark until further notice, SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer-performer James Wesley, are producing “Stars in the House,”

a daily mini-show presented online only. The show features stage and screen stars such as Kelli O’Hara, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sara Bareilles and more performing live from the healthy confines of their own homes, as well as clever conversation between the married pair.

WHEN 2 and 8 p.m. daily

INFO Streams available at actorsfund.org.

Met Opera, streaming nightly

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the Metropolitan Opera to cancel the rest of its 2019-2020 season. Buffs can still enjoy nights at the opera by viewing past performances from the Met’s “Live in HD” series streamed online daily for 20 hours; the streams will also be available via On Demand apps for Apple and Amazon plus Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. Broadcast information, updated timings and cuesheets will be posted Thursday nights. Among the performances you can catch is “La Traviata” starring Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Florez (pictured).

WHEN Programs start at 7:30 p.m. and stream until 3:30 p.m. the following day

INFO metopera.org

Take an NYC-based online yoga class

Instructor Anita Haravon (pictured) and the folks at All Beings Yoga have found a way to help the masses find inner peace by offering one-hour Live Stream Yoga sessions. Registered participants will receive a meeting link by email five minutes before each online class begins. WHEN 9:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

INFO $20 per class; register at allbeingsyoga.com

Tour the Guggenheim from a social distance

Like other museums, the Guggenheim is closed, but it’s got a heck of an online presence. Visit the museum’s site to hear Guggenheim staffers and radio host Roman Mars discuss the museum’s architecture and to view lots of its collection or take a virtual tour via Google Arts and Culture (artsandculture.google.com)

INFO Free to view and hear; guggenheim.org

92nd Street Y performances go online only

92nd Street Y, like all other city performance spaces, has suspended its in-person programs, but you can still see its shows, many of which will be streamed live for the time being. Among the shows scheduled to stream: a 3 p.m. Sunday performance by pianist Anthony de Mare (pictured), who will be paying tribute to the iconic composer Stephen Sondheim, who just celebrated his 90th birthday.

INFO 92y.org

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GD: In the age of Covid-19 this info from City Guide is one of the best sources of info on What’s Happening, even if it’s only available in your home, and not in your favorite venue. Stay Safe.

Things to Do This Week in NYC (3/18-3/24)

“Most cities are nouns. New York City is a verb.”—John F. Kennedy

New Yorkers and tourists alike are impacted by COVID-19, but we are resilient. Read on for the latest info about entertainment resources, restaurants still serving amazing meals, closures, and more.

NYC RESOURCES

cosi fan tutti met opera

The Metropolitan Opera will be streaming operas FREE nightly.

The New York Public Library has access to more than 300,000 FREE e-books and e-audio books.

NYC Health information page for COVID-19.

NYC restaurant world information.

15 Broadway shows you can watch from home.

Broadway performances live—from stars’ living rooms.

51 New York TV shows and movies.

5 eras of New York to enjoy in books and movies.

2,500 museums and galleries you can visit virtually.

Livestreamed fitness classes.

Fun at-home activities for kids.

6 podcast series to help you understand New York.

Discover the best of New York, from hidden gems to iconic landmarks, through The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s “Tourist in your own Town” Video Series.

Queens Film Festival

(3/19-3/29) 2020 Queens World Film Festival will be streaming online. The festival presents cinematic treasures presented in thematic blocks from filmmakers residing all over the globe—yet all engaged in similar conversations.

NYC UPDATES

On Thursday, March 12, New York City declared a State of Emergency, due to the spread of COVID-19. We are updating this page about closures as quickly as possible.

As of Sunday, March 15, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered that bars and restaurants must close to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, but venues may expand their takeout capacity. A timeline for reopening is to be determined.

Some other travel guidance notes from the CDC:

  • Foreign nationals who have been in China or Iran within the past 14 days cannot enter the United States.
  • U.S. citizens, residents, and their immediate family members who have been in China or Iran within in the past 14 days can enter the United States, but they are subject to health monitoring and possible quarantine for up to 14 days.
  • On March 11, a similar policy was expanded to include 26 European countries for a period of 30 days.
  • On March 14, a similar policy was issued to include the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Additionally, CDC has issued the following additional specific travel guidance related to COVID-19.

Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer/Facebook.

As of Monday, March 16, Governor Cuomo waived all state park feesIt’s a good opportunity to go with family or friends outdoors, to city or state parks, while still observing social distancing.

NYC CLOSURES

As of March 17, The High Line is closed indefinitely.

*All Broadway shows are now closed until April 12

*American Museum of Natural History closed indefinitely.

*Brooklyn Bowl is closed indefinitely.

*Brooklyn Museum is closed indefinitely

*Circle Line service suspended through May

*The Color Factory is closed temporarily.

*Hornblower is closed until April 5

*Edge observation deck is closed temporarily.

*Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is closed through March 27.

*Kings Theatre closed indefinitely.

*9/11 Memorial & Museum closed indefinitely

*New-York Historical Society is closed through the end of April.

*Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum closed through the end of April.

*Lincoln Center Theater closed indefinitely

*Whitney Museum of Art closed indefinitely.

*Metropolitan Opera is closed indefinitely

*Metropolitan Museum of Art is closed indefinitelyAlso, this year’s Met Gala has been postponed.

*Morgan Library & Museum is closed through April 30.

*Museum of Modern Art closed through March 30.

*National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey is closed through April 12.

*All NCAA March Madness tournaments are cancelled; NBA will reassess in 30 daysNHL games are suspended.

*Major League Baseball is suspending spring training and pushing back opening day.

*The Kentucky Derby will be postponed until September.

*Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and the Beacon Theatre are closed.

*Barclays Center is temporarily closed

*Madame Tussauds is closed.

*New York Botanical Garden is temporarily closed.

*The Apollo Theatre is temporarily closed.

*The Shed is closed through March 30.

*Ripley’s Times Square is closed through March 27.

*Rose Mansion is temporarily closed.

All gyms are closed, along with movie theaters and casinos.

intangible form artechouse

ARTECHOUSE NYC is now temporarily closed. This pioneering digital gallery, new to Chelsea, has launched the #SupportARTECHOUSE campaign. Anytime Access passes can be purchased at a discount and redeemed for a later visit at any ARTECHOUSE location, which includes D.C. and Miami in addition to NYC. You can find this offer, as well as the option to simply donate to support the future of large-scale digital art, HERE.

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Things to Do This Week in NYC (3/25-3/31)

“Most cities are nouns. New York City is a verb.”—John F. Kennedy

New Yorkers and tourists alike are impacted by COVID-19, but we are resilient. Read on for the latest info about entertainment resources, restaurants still serving amazing meals, closures, and more.

NYC RESOURCES

cosi fan tutti met opera

The Metropolitan Opera will be streaming operas FREE nightly.

Friday night join the Rosé Mansion virtual Happy HourThis week’s theme is CRAZY CUPS—bring the funkiest drinking vessel you can find for the chance to win a sweet prize!

The New York Public Library has access to more than 300,000 FREE e-books and e-audio books.

NYC Health information page for COVID-19.

NYC restaurant world information.

Stream hundreds of Broadway shows (by subscription).

15 Broadway shows you can watch from home.

Broadway performances live—from stars’ living rooms.

51 New York TV shows and movies.

5 eras of New York to enjoy in books and movies.

2,500 museums and galleries you can visit virtually.

The New York Botanical Garden in bloom from home.

Exploring Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square.

Livestreamed fitness classes.

Fun at-home activities for kids.

6 podcast series to help you understand New York.

Discover the best of New York, from hidden gems to iconic landmarks, through The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s “Tourist in your own Town” Video Series.

MUSEUMS

Explore the world of design with Cooper Hewitt.

Experience the Intrepid Museum anywhere.

New-York Historical Society from home.

The Brooklyn Museum remotely.

Guggenheim Museum from home.

Queens Film Festival

(3/19-3/29) 2020 Queens World Film Festival will be streaming online. The festival presents cinematic treasures presented in thematic blocks from filmmakers residing all over the globe—yet all engaged in similar conversations.

Since 1981, Linhart Dentistry has been taking care of New. York City. Although for the safety of patients and staff the Linhart Dentistry offices are closed, Linhart is still serving the community. If you have any dental issues, questions, or emergencies, a dentist is on call 24/7. Just dial 212-682-5180 and press 1 to reach a doctor on his or her cellphone. Any emergencies will be handled promptly and with the care that you expect from Linhart. You can also leave a message by pressing 2. Voicemails and emails will be checked daily so please feel free to call or email at  info@drlinhart.com

Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer/Facebook.

As of Monday, March 16, Governor Cuomo waived all state park feesIt’s a good opportunity to go with family or friends outdoors, to city or state parks, while still observing social distancing.

intangible form artechouse

ARTECHOUSE NYC is now temporarily closed. This pioneering digital gallery, new to Chelsea, has launched the #SupportARTECHOUSE campaign. Anytime Access passes can be purchased at a discount and redeemed for a later visit at any ARTECHOUSE location, which includes D.C. and Miami in addition to NYC. You can find this offer, as well as the option to simply donate to support the future of large-scale digital art, HERE.

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