May Events + NYCity on You-Tube & Pinterest (05/01)

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


For the month of May 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 NYCity on You-Tube & Pinterest.


There are some very fine YouTube videos and Pinterest Pins that cover New York City and are endlessly fascinating. Here are some of my faves:


Treasures of New York: American Museum of Natural History

Central Park – Everything You Need to Know

Best Food Carts in New York City

How to photograph New York City from a Helicopter

The best of New York City in a few days trip

Treasures of New York: The New-York Historical Society




NYC: Explained

NYC Travel Tips

NYC Photography locations

NYC Photography Manhattan


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



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 (4/27-5/3)

(4/20-4/27) 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.


classic baseball

Upper West Side favorite The Ribbon is brightening April in NYC with a classic baseball delivery special. Match up some incredible games from seasons past with some of the city’s best cooking. Your package will include The Ribbon’s signature fried chicken (7 pieces), a side of mashed potatoes and gravy, and a six-pack of beer (Budweiser or Bud Light). It’s just $49.95 per person. Upcoming games on ESPNCLS include Dodgers-Yankees, Orioles-Pirates, Mets-Astros, Yankees-Red Sox, and a host of other thrillers while we wait for the real thing to return.


art party for immersed in wonderland

Looking for a fun way to spend Saturday night? Everyone’s favorite wine exploration, Rosé Mansion, is hosting a FREE virtual DIY Art Party with Alexa Meade, the artist behind new sister exhibit, Immersed in Wonderland. This Saturday, April 25 at 6pm, the party will start off with a quick project demo lead by Alexa using paint (plus a simplified project using markers). Then you can keep painting with Alexa or break out into rooms with friends to hang out while you paint. For our DIY Art Party, Alexa will be showing guests how to turn everyday objects found around the house into stunning pieces of art! You can either use materials you already have, like leftover wall paint, craft paint, or markers, or you can purchase Alexa’s pre-selected bundle of art supplies from Blick.comAlexa’s work has been exhibited all over the world and she even painted Ariana Grande for the “God Is a Woman” music video. Space is limited! Register now, and invite friends!

Also at Rosé Mansion this week, check out Friday night’s Virtual Happy Hour, a free chance to grab a drink and hang out on Zoom. This week’s theme? “Dress to Impress”! A good chance to take a break from the sweatpants.


cosi fan tutti met opera

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas FREE nightly.

Thought Gallery has hundred of additional livestream talks, lectures, performances and more.

The New York Public Library provides 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.

One World Observatory has made One World Explorer, the attraction’s Digital Skyline Guide, available for remote watching. Virtual helicopter tours of the city’s most iconic sites are available now.

Missing escape room adventures? NYC fave The Escape Game has some great play-at-home editions including Unlocked: The Heist—Vol. 1: Chasing Hahn, which includes all the pieces of the original mission kit, ready for play in

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.


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.

The Morgan’s exhibitions.

Virtually visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum.



Live Online

4/30-5/3 – New Orleans Jazz Fest: WWOZ is ‘Jazz Festing in Place’ from 11am-7pm

4/30 – Amy Ray solo livestream at 8pm ET

5/1-3 – Citizen Cope – 5/1: 2-hour Acoustic Set of fan favorites; 5/2: The Clarence Greenwood Recordings acoustic; 5/3: Deep Cuts & Unreleased Music

5/1-3 – Love From Philly: 3 days of virtual music and art, including performances by Kurt Vile, G. Love & Special Sauce, Low Cut Connie and more

5/1-2 – The Call to Unite, a 24-hour event with Alanis Morissette, Common, Questlove, Aloe Blacc, Andrew Bird, and Portugal.The Man, begins Friday 8pm

5/3 – James Maddock concert at 5pm ET; new music and Venmo rent party

5/4-15 – New York Guitar Festival’s ‘Reverend Gary Davis: In Search of the Harlem Street Singer‘ streams one video performance each day at 4pm; includes Bill Frisell, Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, Fantastic Negrito, Amythyst Kiah.

Get a running list of Live and Archived online concerts at


Billboard also has some good info:

All the Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus 

Looking for a Refund? How to Get Your Money Back for Concert & Festival Tickets




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