June Events + Corona Culture (a) (06/05)

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 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 Corona Culture (a).


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.

New York Comedian Finds Humor in Andrew Cuomo’s Dad Riffs./ WSJ
Maria DeCotis has caught fire on Twitter with her short videos miming along with audiotape from the governor’s daily coronavirus briefings.

Here she is: Maria DeCotis on Twitter

‘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.

Cannes 2020 is canceled: here are 28 of the festival’s best films you can stream right now./LAT
Films that have played the festival since 2006, now available for viewing at home.

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 July 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.



WFUV Live Online (June 04-June 10)

Live Online

Scheduled Shows

  • 6/4 – Let’s Stay In Together: A Benefit to Support The Apollo at 7:30pm ET with Dionne Warwick, Gary Clark Jr., Doug E. Fresh, Teddy Riley, Kool & the Gang, DJ D-NICE, “Captain” Kirk Douglas of The Roots, Michael McDonald, Robert Randolph, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, Ziggy Marley, Vernon Reid and more surprise guests
  • 6/4 – Phoebe Bridgers streams from her bed, 2pm ET
  • 6/4 – Nicole Atkins “Alone We’re All Together” weekly livestream series with guests, Saturdays in July at 7pm ET
  • 6/4 – Whitney livestream to benefit National Independent Venue Association, tickets $15, 8pm ET
  • 6/5 – James Maddock, all request show, City Winery CWTV – VIP “Meet & Greet” Available ($)
  • 6/5 – The Prison Music Project Sessions, 9pm ET, Album release concert of Long Time Gone with Ani DiFranco, Zoe Boekbinder, Terence Higgins, Spoon Jackson and more
  • 6/6 – Laura Marling livestream from London’s Union Chapel, tickets $12, 7pm ET
  • 6/6 – Gomez Liquid Skin: Ben Ottewell “attempts to play the entire record on his own” on Facebook live at 3pm ET – “It might be good, could well be calamitous, but definitely won’t be dull”
  • 6/6 – Dear Class of 2020, a virtual commencement ceremony for quarantined graduates on YouTube at 3pm ET with President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, Lizzo, Taylor Swift and more
  • 6/7 – The Kennedys perform the River of Fallen Stars album in its entirety, 2pm
  • 6/7 – Jeff Daniels, Online & Unplugged (plus Q&A), City Winery CWTV at 8pm – NY residents only ($)
  • 6/8 – Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) full discography livestream series ($) supporting her band and crew, Mondays at 9pm ET – Full album: Cerulean Salt
  • 6/11 – Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine at 7:30 ET, produced by the Prine family and his Oh Boy Records label, with family and friends sharing memories and songs
  • 6/14 – Joan Osborne, City Winery CWTV at 7pm ET (all request and dedications, $)

Get a running list of Live and Archived online concerts at wfuv.org


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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