May Events + The Nifty Nine (05/13)

GD: 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 The Nifty Nine NYC News sources.


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


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 (5/11-5/17)

(5/11-5/17) The city may be on pause, but there is still plenty of New York City to enjoy. Read on for some virtual culture and touring, in addition to some great restaurants still serving food for pick up and delivery.


Rosé Mansion hosts Friday evening virtual happy hours every week! Download Rosé Mansion’s Zoom Backgrounds so you can join from your favorite Rosé Mansion room and feel free to invite all of your friends. Kicks off at 5:30pm.


ribbon eggs benedict

Don’t let a quarantined city keep you away from a New York tradition. Upper West Side favorite The Ribbon is rolling out weekend brunch. The package for two people is  a reasonable $34.95 (make it for four and it’s just $59.95). You can get it from 11am-3pm every Saturday and Sunday; choose from a butter lettuce or Caesar salad to start, followed by mains that include pancakes, chilaquiles (with fried tortilla strips), baked eggs, a Benedict prosciutto, a Beyond burger, or a beef burger. Among the sides: roasted finger potatoes, fries, carrots, and broccolini. Brunch classic drinks are available as well: opt for a Blood Mary or a mimosa, 16 oz. for two (additional $19) or 32 oz. for four (additional $24.99).


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.

The New York City Ballet presents a spring digital season.

Virtual programming will keep you connected to the York Theatre Company.

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.

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.

The Top of the Rock launches a brief virtual tour on YouTube.

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.

rubin shrine room virtual tour

You can take a virtual tour of the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the Rubin Museum of Art. (You can find two hours of meditative chanting as well, if you’re searching out some respite.)


WFUV Live Online (May 07-13)

Live Online
5/7 – Tori Amos book discussion, 2pm
5/7 – Indigo Girls livestream, 7pm
5/7 – John Doe livestream, 7pm
5/7 – Amos Lee livestream, 7:30pm
5/7 – Lake Street Dive Live Variety Hour, 8pm
5/7 – Erin McKeown livestream, 8pm5/8 – The Tallest Man on Earth‘s Kristian Matsson livestream, 3pm
5/8 – Nathaniel Rateliff concert broadcast, 4pm
5/8 – Rickie Lee Jones livestream, 7pm
5/8 – The Grateful Dead concert broadcast, 8pm, with Bob Weir live5/9 – Richard Barone livestream, 7pm
5/10 –  City Winery Mothers Day Special ($10) with Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle, Shovels & Rope, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson, Indigo Girls, Jorma Kaukonen, Loudon Wainwright, Amy Helm, Joseph Arthur, Joan Osborne, Andrew Bird and more, hosted by FUV’s Rita Houston, 5pm5/11 – Rise Up New York! telethon/variety with Tina Fey, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Bette Midler and more, 7pm
5/13 – BAM’s Virtual Gala with St. Vincent, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus and more, 8pm


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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