May Events + Corona Culture (a) (05/24)

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 or YouTube videos. Some days you will find “the Nifty Nine”, all the NYC news you need to start your day, or the Top Online Travel Forums with NYC info. On other days we will offer “Corona Culture,” info and video especially suited to these difficult times.

We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here. Today it’s Corona Culture (a).


‘Surreal’: What It’s Like to Ride a Motorcycle Through New York Right Now (NYT)  The video of the scooter riding down an empty 7th Ave. is especially interesting.

These Stunning George Steinmetz Aerial Images Show Empty NYC Under Coronavirus Lockdown | Viewing NYC / shown on “CBS This Morning.”
a 6 minute video of a virtual ghost town.

Rockefeller Center’s Art Deco Marvel: A Virtual Tour (NYT)
an informative discussion between NYT architecture critic Michael Kimmelman and historian Daniel Okrent. Don’t miss the great photos of Rocky Center.

‘X-Files’ Gillian Anderson in ‘Streetcar’ (LAT)
In 2014 “The X-Files” actress Gillian Anderson tackled the role of Blanche DuBois, that most psychologically fragile of faded Southern belles, in Tennessee Williams’ drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Young Vic in London. Britain’s National Theatre streams an NT Live film of that production.

Now Virtual and in Video, Museum Websites Shake Off the Dust. (NYT)
Critic’s guide to the best online presentations from the world’s leading art palaces and picture galleries.

Brooklyn, Before It Was a Global Brand: Walk Its History (NYT)
A few hundred years in the borough, from the brownstones to the shipyards. The NYT  critic chats with fourth generation Brooklynite and historian Thomas J. Campanella.
Wonderful photos all over the borough, especially Brooklyn Heights.

And just in case you missed it.

Cherry Trees Blossom on Schedule in Closed Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (WSJ)






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.


WFUV Live Online (May 21-27)

Live Online
The Tweedy Show, nightly at 10:30pm
The Mavericks’ Raul Malo, regularly
Rufus Wainwright, daily
David Wax Museum, weekdays at 1p with guests
Norah Jones, Thursdays at 4pm
Ben Gibbard (Deathcab), Thursdays at 7pm
Colin Meloy (Decemberists), Fridays at 3pm
Todd Snider, Sundays at noon
The Kennedys, Sundays at 2pm
Shawn Colvin, Mondays at 12 noon
Grace Potter, Mondays at 9pm
Josh Ritter, Tuesdays at 7pm
Neil Finn, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6pm
Citizen Cope, Tuesdays
This Week:
5/20 – Bob Weir with The National
5/20 – Joseph Arthur Guitar Mash
5/23 – Andrew Combs via Outpost in the Burbs
5/23 – Bill Frisell Guitar Mash
5/24 – A Musical Memorial and Tribute with Yo-Yo Ma

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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