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.
We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here.
Today it’s NYC Weekend Corona Culture (sat). NEW STUFF!
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually. (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 18
Saturday, September 19
Head out to Green-Wood Cemetery for an in person quartet performance by The Harlem Chamber Players, performing music by George Walker and Florence Price atop the Hill of Graves (Walker’s piece includes his profound Lyric – originally titled Lament – which was written in memory of his grandmother, who had been a slave.)
Follow the unlikely journey of Paul Loong, who want from POW in Japan to a Veterans Affairs doctor for the country that liberated him, the U.S. Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong will speak about her father and the film she made after discovering a secret diary.
Sunday, September 20
Go back to an era when quack medicine wasn’t the exclusive purview of the executive branch. Join The Museum of Interesting Things for a Sunday Secret Speakeasy dedicated to a History of Quack Medicine.
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.