October NYC Events (10/08) (continued)

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.

Earlier today we covered Top Online Travel Forums and Lower Manhattan history during the Revolutionary War. Now, how about some more useful information.

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.



cosi fan tutti met opera

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.

NYC Health information page for COVID-19.

NYC restaurant world information.

Stream hundreds of Broadway shows (by subscription).

15 Broadway shows you can watch from home.

Broadway performances live—from stars’ living rooms.

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.

51 New York TV shows and movies.

5 eras of New York to enjoy in books and movies.

2,500 museums and galleries you can visit virtually.

The New York Botanical Garden in bloom from home.

Exploring Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square.

The Top of the Rock launches a brief virtual tour on YouTube.

Livestreamed fitness classes.

Fun at-home activities for kids.

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.


Explore the world of design with Cooper Hewitt.

Experience the Intrepid Museum anywhere.

New-York Historical Society from home.

A portal to the map collection of the Brooklyn Historical Society.

The Brooklyn Museum remotely.

Guggenheim Museum from home.

The Morgan’s exhibitions.

Virtually visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

The Merchant’s House Museum from home.

rubin shrine room virtual tour

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.


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


NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: October 02 – October 08 | NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Treasures on the Terrace, Taller Boricua, David Hockney: Drawing from Life 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.

Treasures on the Terrace

Treasures on the Terrace

Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Bronx / Thu, Sep 24, 2020 – Sun, Dec 06, 2020

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is pleased to present this outdoor installation of photographic reproductions of works found its unparalleled collections. This remarkable institution reflects the vision of its founder Archer Milton Huntington who had the unique insight to create a museum that focused on all aspects of the cultures of Spain and Latin America. Archer Huntington’s fascination with the subject started at the age of twelve; by fourteen he had begun to study …

Storm King’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

Storm King’s 60th Anniversary Celebration

Storm King Art Center

Westchester / Thu, Oct 01, 2020 – Thu, Oct 15, 2020

In lieu of its Annual Gala in New York City, Storm King Art Center is hosting a series of online artist talks and panel discussions featuring Storm King artists, curators, and collaborators as the museum celebrates 60 years of art in nature. Storm King’s 60th Anniversary Celebration features artist talks hosted by Andy Goldsworthy and Maya Lin–whose landmark commissions “Storm King Wall” and “Storm King Wavefield” helped define the museum’s site. Storm King Board Members …

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Morgan Library & Museum

Manhattan / Fri, Oct 02, 2020 – Sun, May 30, 2021

The Morgan Library & Museum is delighted to present “David Hockney: Drawing from Life,” opening October 2, 2020, and running through May 30, 2021. David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most internationally renowned living artists. The exhibition is organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London, in collaboration with the artist and the Morgan. It will be the first to focus on his portraits on paper, and one of very few to investigate his …

Taller Boricua: A Political Printshop in New York

Taller Boricua: A Political Printshop in New York

El Museo del Barrio

Manhattan / Sat, Sep 12, 2020 – Sun, Jan 17, 2021

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present “Taller Boricua: A Political Printshop in New York”, an exhibition that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of Taller Boricua/The Puerto Rican Workshop, a collective studio and alternative space that was established in East Harlem, one year after the opening of El Museo del Barrio in 1969. Bringing together works by artists who actively participated in the first 12 years of its existence, between 1970 and …

Meet the Presidents

Meet the Presidents

New-York Historical Society


A special permanent gallery on New-York Historical’s fourth floor features a detailed re-creation of the White House Oval Office, where presidents have exercised their powers, duties, and responsibilities since 1909. Visitors to New-York Historical can explore the Oval Office and hear audio recordings of presidential musings.Presidents can furnish the Oval Office to suit their own tastes, and this re-creation evokes the decor of President Ronald Reagan’s second term, widely considered a classic interpretation of Oval Office …




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