Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being.
Earlier today we covered Top Online Travel Forums and Lower Manhattan stories on the “Gotham” blog. Now, how about some other useful information during these trying times.
In the age of Covid-19 this info from City Guide is one of the best sources of info on What’s Happening, even if some are only available in your home, and not in your favorite venue.
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas FREE nightly.
The New York Public Library provides access to more than 300,000 FREE e-books and e-audio books.
The New York City Ballet presents a spring digital season.
Virtual programming will keep you connected to the York Theatre Company.
One World Observatory has made One World Explorer, the attraction’s Digital Skyline Guide, available for remote watching. Virtual helicopter tours of the city’s most iconic sites are available now.
The Top of the Rock launches a brief virtual tour on YouTube.
6 podcast series to help you understand New York.Discover the best of New York, from hidden gems to iconic landmarks, through The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s “Tourist in your own Town” Video Series.
You can take a virtual tour of the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the Rubin Museum of Art. (You can find two hours of meditative chanting as well, if you’re searching out some respite.) The Rubin has also, for the first time, launched a digital assemblage of more than 300 items from the museum’s collection.
VIRTUAL TALKS, LECTURES, AND EVENTS
Thought Gallery has hundreds of livestream talks, lectures, performances, and more. Check out sessions with celebs, live concerts, and opportunities to learn the latest on everything from science to philosophy to social justice
Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the 2020 Table of Silence 9/11, Hearts in Isolation, Betye Saar: Call and Response and more. 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.
Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Dance/NYC, present a reimagining of the “Table of Silence Project 9/11,” an annual free public performance ritual for peace conceived and choreographed in 2011 by Jacqulyn Buglisi, Artistic Director of Buglisi Dance Theatre.Reimagined for our current moment, Ms. Buglisi’s collaborators on the 2020 edition include Composer/Music Director Daniel Bernard Roumain, spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Buglisi Dance Theatre Co-Founder/Principal Dancer Terese …
The Morgan Library & Museum proudly announces a solo exhibition of work by the Los Angeles–based artist Betye Saar (b. 1926). Best known for incisive collages and assemblages that confront and reclaim racist images, Saar emerged in the 1960s as part of a wave of artists, many of them African American, who embraced the medium of assemblage. She went on to become one of the most significant artists working in this medium today. Opening at …
Even with massive blood shortages during a global pandemic – the FDA continues discriminatory policies* for donating blood and plasma based on sexual orientation. The challenges facing humanity during COVID-19 are fraught with life-or-death decisions. As gay men, if you could save lives, would you donate your blood and antibody-rich plasma and be an everyday hero? Or would you protest the mechanisms of the law that prevent gay and bisexual men from donating blood, and …
“Hearts in Isolation” presents work by fifteen artists in the 2020 cohort of “Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History, and Community.” During the eight-month program, participants from New York City–area high schools explore the history and techniques of photography. “Hearts in Isolation” is The Studio Museum in Harlem’s first online exhibition. “Hearts in Isolation” is about yearning and reaching toward a new moment. The camera becomes a tool for journaling in real time; it …
Bloomingdale School of Music will offer virtual music classes for the fall semester beginning September 14, 2020. Bloomingdale classes aim to educate students and instill discipline, fun and a passion for self-expression through music through high-quality instruction throughout the year. This fall in particular, Bloomingdale will offer options for early childhood learners, K-12 students, and adults, in addition to opportunities for intergenerational learning and classes where no prior musical experience is necessary. The School also offers …
New York Family is a site that is real surprise. Sure, it has lots of good stuff for kids, but also lots of good stuff for adults. You should regularly check out what they are up to.
Our summer plans might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still make this summer loads of fun! Summertime is the best time to enjoy the warm weather, relax, and make amazing memories. New York City has attractions lined up for this season that is perfect for every family, whether it’s taking a hike with the family or enjoying a drive-in movie. Finish off the summer on a high note with our Ultimate NYC Summer Bucket List!
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