June Events + NYCity on YouTube (06/08)

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.

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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 NYC on YouTube.

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There are some very fine NYC YouTube videos, it’s tough to pick just a few.
Here are some of my faves:

Treasures of New York: American Museum of Natural History

Central Park – Everything You Need to Know

Best Food Carts in New York City

How to photograph New York City from a Helicopter

The best of New York City in a few days trip

Treasures of New York: The New-York Historical Society

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Harry Nilsson – I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City

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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.

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Here is some great information on famous museums offering virtual tours.

These 16 Famous Museums Are Offering Virtual Tours

You can see the masterpieces housed at famous museums with these online exhibits

These kid-friendly museums in NYC and across the globe are offering virtual tours and exhibits, so you can experience culture from your couch.

For many of us, visiting a museum is a luxury we take for granted. While this city offers some of the world’s most masterful works, we rarely take the time out of our busy schedules to see them. That’s why it’s fortunate (and perhaps ironic) that now, while we’re staying home with time to spare, is the time we can lose ourselves in exhibits. The following kid-friendly museums have put their exhibits online for easy virtual viewing. And you don’t just have to stay local—check out some of the world’s greatest institutions. Who said quarantining had to lack culture?

Virtual Tours of New York’s Kid-Friendly Museums

American Museum of Natural History

If you’re nostalgic for that big blue whale, check out these 2,160 items from the American Museum of Natural History’s collection—from dinosaur skeletons to insects. The museum is also offering previously recorded tours on its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Children’s Museum of the Arts

The kids are the stars in Children’s Museum of the Arts’ collection of more than 2,000 pieces of children’s art from around the world. There’s also a rotating series of contemporary artwork by emerging and established artists, including Leon Bibel’s monochromatic seemingly simply prints, and With Liberty and Justice for Some, a group of diverse portraits of U.S. immigrants.

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

Now is a perfect time to “wander” through the Cloister’s magnificent monasteries (located in the Bronx but now online), where art and architecture of medieval Europe is on virtual display.

The Frick Collection

The elegant Frick displays 201 works of art on its site, from Rembrandt to Gainsborough, including the Italian paintings and bronzes, Dutch 17th-century works of art, and Chinese porcelains.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

While the Intrepid is usually a hands-on experience, kids can still check out the Concorde G-BOAD and the Submarine Growler, as well as learn about technologically groundbreaking aircrafts and American innovation and bravery.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met’s collection is like a best-of from the last 5,000 years of world art, from Coco Chanel’s designs to A New Look at Vermeer. Think of it as that history class you never took, that’s now available from your couch.

New York Botanical Garden

While NYBG’s gates are temporarily closed, it’s bringing the power of plants to you with a virtual walk through the Spring Landscape. Plus, the garden has a variety of ways to connect with plants and plant-lovers while you’re stuck inside.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy

The conservancy is offering a video series called Tourist In Your Own Town, which includes virtual tours of historic landmarks, including President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace and the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Take a virtual stroll down the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda, past tremendous self-portraits by Catherine Opie and Rashid Johnson’s New Black Yoga exhibit. You can also wander through the galleries of the Tannhauser Collection of Impressionism and Early Modern Art.

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney’s online collection includes 60 of its most famous paintings from the 20th century, including Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, and Joseph Stella.

Cooper Hewitt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, which holds more than 210,000 objects that range from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary 3-D printed objects, is offering several online exhibits. including Botanical Expressions, which shows how gardens influenced designers including Christopher Dresser, Emile Gallé, William Morris, and Louis Comfort Tiffany; and African American Design, which features objects created by prominent African American designers that date back to 1950.

Virtual Tours of Kid-Friendly Museums Across the Globe

The Louvre

How about a trip to Paris? Grab a baguette (or whatever sustenance your kids haven’t yet eaten) and explore the Louvre‘s Egyptian antiquities and the recently restored Galerie d’Apollon, which houses the famous “Apollo Slaying the Serpent Python,” by Delacroix (1851).

The Boston Children’s Museum

The kids will enjoy this trip through the second-oldest children’s museum in the United States, where they can become dinosaur experts and learn about Japanese culture at the Japanese House, a real two-story townhouse from Kyoto.

British Museum, London

Tour the Great Court or discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, among hundreds of other artifacts at this famous historical institution.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This famous American-art museum is offering two online exhibits: American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras; and works by Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Check out the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and more than 750 personal letters. You can also find out about Van Gogh’s love life and which books he read.

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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

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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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STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – STAY SAFE.

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