September NYC Events + Weekend Corona Culture (09/05)

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 September we are going to try a different format – “Top 10 Corona Culture” – updated info and video especially suited to these difficult times or NYC related visual info (Instagram and YouTube) or all the NYC news you need to start your day.

We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here.
Today it’s Weekend Corona Culture (sat). NEW STUFF!

How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to and watch as well as view in person (museums are reopening!)..  (NYT)


Virtual Culture This Weekend

Quarantine may have restricted our movement, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t live culture still out there. We’ve got some weekend livestreams to keep you informed and entertained—across talks, lectures, and performances (with a real life event thrown in as well).  (ThoughtGallery)

ThoughtGallery is my primo site for “Smart Stuff” – the types of events you will find fascinating if you are just a little curious. Check them out every day – ThoughtGallery

Friday, September 4

Delve into the lived experience of capitalism with bestselling author Eula Biss and her new bookHaving and Being Had. Books Are Magic.

Join Conversations New York for a return to the topic of hope. Weigh in on HOPE: Where and How Can We Find It Now? on Friday afternoon.

Saturday, September 5

Trip back in time—way back—with Dr. Eric Sanderson, author of the landmark book Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York Cityas he talks about the natural history of Westchester County and beyond.

Get back out into the real world with the South Street Seaport Museum, which is opening up the 1885 tall ship Wavertree to the public. Entry starts this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and continues on Saturday the 12th, 19th, and 26th with timed entry. Free tickets provide access to the ship’s outdoor decks.

Sunday, September 6

Belly up to a Sunday platform with the New York Society for Ethical Culture and an examination of empowerment in public schools with the author of The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools.

Michael Rougier/Life Magazine Archives.

Celebrate the 101st birthday of the Brooklyn Army Terminal’s opening with Turnstile Tours and a special program about the incredible scale of the facility’s role in World War II.

Beyond things to do in the virtual realm this weekend, keep up with all kinds of talks, lectures and activities all month long. Sign up for Thought Gallery’s weekly Curriculum, the best of smart quarantine culture delivered right to your inbox.


Top 14 Things to Do in New York in September

What you can do in NYC in September 2020.  (




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