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.
Earlier today we covered NYC Weekend Corona Culture. Now, how about some more useful information.
“Everyone’s favorite cozy, spooky month is here!
That’s right, New York, it’s October. The time for all of the pumpkins, apples, hot ciders, and Halloween costumes you can get your hands on. Plus it’s still not too cold yet, so there are tons of outdoor activities you can still enjoy, along with foods to try and NYC locales to visit. From magical pumpkin extravaganzas to catching the brightest full moon to munching on the yummiest fall treats, check out these 101 tips for awesome activities to enjoy all October long:” ============================================================
“One reason some Long Islanders avoid the landmark and iconic sights of New York City is the struggle with hordes of tourists, but thanks to the health crisis, the world is not coming to the Big Apple as in years past. Although dozens of states and territories remain under the Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s quarantine, a trip to the Five Boroughs is still only a drive or train ride away for Long Islanders who have spent years coming into NYC for fun, food and frolick. With fall still a reasonable time to be outside, and COVID-19 hospitalizations (as of Sept. 1) at the lowest point since March 16, here are some places you may want to see — or see again — in the Big City (just be sure to bring a mask):”
Searching for listings and reviews for the best New York museum exhibitions and shows? We have you covered.
“New York City has tons of things going for it, from incredible buildings to breathtaking parks. But surely, the top of the list includes NYC’s vast array of museums, covering every field of culture and knowledge: There are quirky museums and interactive museums, free museums and world-beating art institutions like the Metropolitan Museum. Between them, they offer so many exhibitions, of every variety and taste, that it’s hard to keep track of them. But if you’ve starting to suffer a sudden attack of FOMA, fear not! We’ve got you covered with our select list of the best museum exhibitions in NYC.”
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.
(10/9-10/11) 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; highlights include the return of Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo and horse-drawn carriage rides around Central Park.
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
“Cultural attractions are reopening across the country. If you decide to see a film or take in an exhibit, know the risks and take precautions.”
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.