Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being.
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.
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Today it’s NYC Weekend Corona Culture (sat). NEW STUFF!
7 Things to Do This Weekend NYC
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 see in person at a gallery. (NYT)
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)
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Friday, September 11
Mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks by attending or livestreaming the annual Table of Silence Project, a free outdoor dance performance that pays tribute to the 9/11 victims and prays for peace and healing. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
One of the tragedies of the 19th Amendment is the way Black women were neglected, despite their many efforts for the cause. Historian Martha S. Jones sets the record straight with a Books Are Magic presentation of her new book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.
Saturday, September 12
Find another livestream/socially distant opportunity with a world premiere by Troy Schumacher’s BalletCollective, which has brought dancers from New York City Ballet and Martha Graham Dance Company together in a quarantine pod that will perform at a Dutchess County drive in experience.
Join St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site for a virtual sit-down with Lisa Keller, a specialist in trans-Atlantic, women’s, and urban history, as she talks The Woman Suffrage Movement.
Sunday, September 13
Learn the real identity of Cotswolds mom Ursula Burton, who in actuality was a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer who gathered the scientific secrets that would enable the USSR to build the bomb. Ben Macintyre shares his new true-life spy story, Agent Sonya.
Award-winning actor, singer, lyricist, and raconteur Jim Dale joins Joel Aalberts of Santa Fe’s Lensic Performing Arts Center and John Andrews of the Shakespeare Guild for the next session of Speaking of Shakespeare.
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.
Frank Jones’s fanciful drawings; Lyles & King’s inaugural exhibition in its new space; and Serena Stevens’s haunting paintings.