Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
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:
Best Food Carts in New York City
Treasures of New York: The New-York Historical Society
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.
Now how about some other useful information during these trying times.
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.
City Guide News Desk
(5/18-5/25) 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.
VIRTUAL EVENT OF THE WEEK
For the 25th year, a handful of stars and over 100 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers, and filmmakers will join forces this weekend, Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 24th for the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. Join the Theater for the New City for plays, drama, comedy, dance, music, musicals, cabaret, poetry, readings, puppetry, films, visual art, speakers, and a special children’s festival. There will also be a Saturday night special live concert, beginning at 8pm and featuring David Amram, Charles Busch, F. Murray Abraham, Penny Arcade, Phoebe Legere, Austin Pendleton, and William Electric Black. Following their performances, these major LES artists will do a virtual “sit around” and discuss theater, politics, and the human condition. theaterforthenewcity.net
CELEBRATE THE START OF SUMMER WITH A MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL
Don’t let a quarantined city keep you away from a New York tradition. Upper West Side favorite The Ribbon is rolling out a Memorial Day Weekend special to help you kick off the unofficial start of summer. A package meal for four ($89) includes The Ribbon’s famed fried chicken—it comes in a basket with three orders’ worth—plus biscuits, ribs, a side of corn on the cob, watermelon, and a slice of Key lime pie tart for dessert. Brews come with the package (a six-pack of Heineken) but you can also add on cocktails, which are $16 each or $34 for a sampler of all three. The options are a two-month barrel-aged Boulevardier, the Ribbon piña colada, and “The Memorial” (the house’s take on a Blue Hawaiian). Available for pickup or delivery from Friday, May 22nd through Memorial Day. theribbonnyc.com/memorial-day
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas FREE nightly.
For just the second time in over 30 years, Fleet Week has been cancelled. On Wednesday, May 20th at 11am learn all about Fleet Week New York, Past and Present in a virtual session.
Although the legendary aircraft carrier that’s now the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is temporarily closed, you can still learn about exploration and innovation with a virtual program on Thursday, May 21. Intrepid Museum’s Virtual Astronomy LIVE Program to Preview Demo-2 Launch: Astronauts Garrett Reisman and Mike Massimino is a free event looking at the upcoming launch of Demo-2, the first crewed launch of NASA astronauts on U.S. soil since 2011.
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.
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.
The Top of the Rock launches a brief virtual tour on YouTube.
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.
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 21-27)
Billboard also has some good info:
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – STAY SAFE.