Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being.
Earlier today we covered NYC Weekend Corona Culture. Now, how about some more useful information during these trying times.
What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.
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.
(9/25-9/27) There’s more to do in NYC now than there’s been since the mid-March lockdown. With the state infection rate below 1% for more than a month, the Governor has cleared the way for indoor culture to return. Museums can reopen with safety and cleaning protocols in place, although admission will be limited to 25% of capacity. The list of reopened cultural venues is lengthening; last week we added the New Museum, Fraunces Tavern Museum, the Society of Illustrators, and MoMA PS1. This week sees the return of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Culture fans also have two major exhibitions to enjoy, spread out around the city. The reimagined 58th New York Film Festival will feature drive-in and virtual screenings. The outdoor screenings will have extensive health and social distancing procedures in place. Drive-ins are located in three locations, one each in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. The festival runs from September 17th through October 11th. Photography fans will want to check out the 9th annual Photoville Festival, a free photo destination that combines online community storytelling events with photo exhibitions in public spaces throughout all five boroughs. The festival runs from September 17th through November 29th.
This detailed map of open restaurants shows over 10,000 venues now serving; included in that number are more than 5,000 places where you can eat outside. More than 340 streets have been closed to traffic and opened to expanded outdoor dining plans. Shopping malls got the green light to reopen this week—read on for more reopenings and other things to do!
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
September in New York is arguably the best month.
It’s still warm of course, but with the fall quickly encroaching, the possibilities for outdoor activities are pretty much endless! Check out these 50 tips for awesome activities to enjoy all month long.
Welcome to the weekend, and welcome to the first week of fall. The weather might be cooling down, but the pandemic means the season’s usual activities have become a bit more complicated. But you can certainly try to partake, like these extremely dedicated fans finding ways to watch live baseball in person. Or just curl up under a new blanket and eat this spinach-potato pie. Whatever you do, be sure to make time for some great journalism.
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.