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).
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top virtual events include Bach at Home, Summer 20/2.0, Works & Process 2020 and more. Follow links to a fuller description for each.
Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.
Bach at Home
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Tue, Jun 23, 2020 – Tue, Jul 14, 2020
“Somos La Luz” (“We Are the Light”)
Fri, May 29, 2020 – Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Thu, Jul 02, 2020 – Sat, Aug 08, 2020
Works & Process Artists 2020
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Mon, Jun 01, 2020 – Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Public Art Fund at Home
Public Art Fund
Mon, Jun 01, 2020 – Mon, Aug 31, 2020
WFUV Live Online (June 25-July 01)
6/25 – Hug Your Farmer: Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Martin Sexton, Kelli O’Hara, Chadwick Stokes of Dispatch and more
6/25 – Depeche Mode streams their full concert from the “SPIRITS in the Forest” documentary from their 2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour
6/26 – Angelique Kidjo – Summerstage Anywhere Series
6/27 – Rufus Wainwright, “Unfollow the Rules: The Paramour Session” livestream concert
6/27 – Virtual Roots Picnic with The Roots, H.E.R., SZA, Lil Baby, Kirk Franklin, Musiq Soulchild and more. Hosted by Questlove, Black Thought and Michelle Obama
6/28 – Justice Comes Alive with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Tank & The Bangas, Umphrey’s McGee, Ivan Neville, Lettuce, Galactic, Stanley Jordan, Antibalas and 50+ artists
6/28 – Andrew Bird Live from the Old Style Guitar Shop in LA for Performance Now!
6/29 – Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) full discography livestream series: Saint Cloud
Billboard also has some good info:
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.