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.
GD: Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being. Stay Safe.
For the month of June 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 NYCity Instagram Photos (a).
NYCity Top10 Instagram Photos (a)
We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here July 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.
(6/1-6/7) City Guide stands in solidarity with our Black co-workers, colleagues, friends, and neighbors. This will be a difficult week in New York City, with the suffering of our fellow citizens easy to see, if not adequately comprehend. For the first time since 1943, the city will be under curfew. Starting Tuesday night, the streets will clear at 8pm and stay that way until 5am. The curfew will continue through Sunday, June 7th. On June 8th, the city will begin to re-emerge from the pause that begin in March. We pray that this reopening coincides with the rebirth of a more just city and nation.
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas FREE nightly.
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NYC Health + Hospitals and AFM Local 802 have launched Music for the Soul of NYC’s Health + Hospitals Heroes, a new series in support of the 43,000 staff at NYC’s 11 public hospitals and their patients. Music for the Soul is designed to inspire our heroic medical community, connect isolated patients to the outside world, and provide paid work for musicians, who may be struggling financially. The serieswill feature a variety of professional NYC musicians performing songs requested by health workers and patients at NYC public hospitals, as well as some of the musicians’ personal favorites. The musicians, who’ll be playing from home, will also be performing songs that local hospitals have used to celebrate patients successfully coming off ventilators. Upcoming performers include Tony Bennett, Rosanne Cash, Questlove, and AJR. Running through July 3, Music for the Soul will be livestreamed on NYC Health + Hospital’s Facebook page every day from noon-1pm.
Thought Gallery has hundred of 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.
Normal summers see Central Park hosting a series of free concerts for the annual SummerStage program. But this is not a normal summer. Fortunately, you can still get your live music fix with the new digital series, Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere. The first show comes up on Saturday, June 6th at 7pm and features iHeart ‘Best New Pop Artist’ nominee MAX. Born in New York City, the multi-platinum Sony recording artist has toured the world multiple times over. Additional upcoming shows include an LAMC Latin Pride Celebration on June 13th, Juneteenth Day of Dance on June 19th, and global star Angélique Kidjo on June 26th.
VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY NIGHT & ROSÉ FOR DELIVERY
If you’re in New York City or Westchester, you can get some rosé IRL to enjoy from home. You can get 6-packs and 12-packs of wine, along with some of Rosé Mansion’s infamous swag (heart-shaped shades, anyone?), delivered right to your doorstep. Order the packs of wine you want online. You can choose from sweet rosé, dry rosé, sparkling wines, or a magical mystery box—all among the most popular at Rosé Mansion. You can find the delivery schedule and all the details on the Rosé Mansion website. 100% of the money from this sale goes towards supporting team members and reopening Rosé Mansion. Most of the wines are produced by small businesses, so you’ll be supporting them too.
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.)
PANDEMIC TIPS FOR THE CITY: TAKE OUT…DON’T HANG OUT
SNEAK PEEK NEXT WEEK
The Upper East Side’s Museum Mile Festival is going virtual this year. On Tuesday, June 9th, eight major institutions will come together from 9am to 9pm for live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, musical performances, and activities for families. The day’s offerings will be listed on each participating museum’s website. In addition, audiences can follow the hashtag #VirtualMuseumMile on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for cultural happenings throughout the day. Highlights by institution will include:
The Africa Center
Events include a live streamed conversation at 5PM EST with Jessica B. Harris, curator of African/American: Making the Nation’s Table, and Pierre Thiam, executive chef and co-owner of Teranga, the fast-casual dining concept located inside The Africa Center. Harris and Thiam will discuss their careers as culinary ambassadors, and Harris’ new book Vintage Postcards from the African World: In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play. Virtual Museum Mile visitors will also have the opportunity to contribute an African American culinary hero to The Legacy Quilt as part of the upcoming exhibit, organized by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) in partnership with The Africa Center. Additional programs include a kid-friendly animation workshop led by artist Ezra Wube, including an overview of the artist’s installation Project Junction, and insight into his mixed-media practice.
El Museo del Barrio
El Museo del Barrio will present The Artists, recorded interviews with a selection of artists who have enriched the museum’s collection, including Hiram Maristany and Juan Sanchez; a fun game about La Colección with El Museo Curators Rodrigo Moura, Susanna Temkin, and special guests; and ¡Muevete!, a live DJ set by legendary artists NinaSky on Zoom Live, spinning a unique sound; a fusion of hip hop, r&b, pop and reggae.
Museum of the City of New York
Events include the museum’s new live-streamed series, Curators from the Couch: Who We Are a discussion with Chief Curator and Deputy Director Sarah Henry, information designer Giorgia Lupi, and artist and computer scientist Brian Foo; and conversations with cartoonist Roz Chast and novelist and Hugo award-winner, N.K. Jemisin—both part of the MCNY Live series.
The Jewish Museum
Events include an interview with artist Rachel Feinstein talking about the exhibition Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone; a discussion with artists Rachel Feinstein and Lisa Yuskavage, filmmaker Tamara Jenkins, and curator Kelly Taxter, about storytelling, gender, and identity-based art making; a performance for families from The Paper Bag Players at Home; and art activities for families.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Events include a hands-on activity Design at Home: Potato Stamp Pattern Making Inspired by Eva Zeisel; a virtual exhibition tour of Contemporary Muslim Fashions; and the design talk Exploring A.I.: Data Portraits.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Events include a Virtual Stroller tour/talk for young children at 3pm; Guggenheim at Large, which offers several ways to engage with the Guggenheim’s iconic art collection and architecture safely from home including the Guggenheim Circular series, where curators share themes of heightened resonance in this unprecedented time; Sketch with Jeff, a hands-on activity for families with Guggenheim teaching artist Jeff Hopkins that explores the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright building; and a self-directed audio/visual experience via the Guggenheim Digital Audio Guide.
Neue Galerie New York
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Events include a virtual tour of Madame d’Ora with the exhibition curator Dr. Monika Faber; a hands-on arts and crafts activity, Making Hats: Use What You Have, with style icon Deborah Rapoport, who will inspire adults and children alike to repurpose and recycle household items to construct fantastic hats; and Baking Linzer Cookies: A Recipe from Café Sabarsky, a step-by-step guide to follow the famous Linzer Cookie recipe from Café Sabarsky.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Events include virtual exhibition tours of Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara and Gerhard Richter: Painting After All; a pre-recorded interview with artist Wangechi Mutu; design your own puppet and banjo using recycled materials with #MetKids Create videos; flower crown making with @MetTeens (on Instagram); and streaming a 2019 MetLiveArts dance performance by Silas Farley filmed in the museum galleries.
WFUV Live Online (June 04-June 10)
Billboard also has some good info:
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – STAY SAFE.