October NYC Events + Top 9 NYC Corona Culture (10/16)

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.


For October 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 Top 9 Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!

1. New York Wine Events’ 8th Annual NYC Autumn Wine & Food Festival Shifts to a Live Virtual Broadcast, October 16 & 17, 2020

“The virtual festival presented by Citi is offered free to the general public. Register/Info: NewYorkWineEvents.com”

2. What’s Open in NYC | The Official Guide to New York City – nycgo.com

3. Broadway From Home: 157 Musicals & Shows You Can Watch Online!

“Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it’s Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, BroadwayHD, or Prime Video, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles!”

4. A Visitor’s Guide to MoMA and the Met – The New York Times

“What you need to know before you head back to the museums, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.”

5. Best Waterfront Parks in NYC: Good Places By the Water in All 5 Boroughs – Thrillist

“NYC is gorgeous. Period. Its skyscrapers, bridges, islands, and rivers are in leagues of their own, and for a so-called concrete jungle, there’s a shocking amount of green space where you can take it all in. Central Park and Prospect Park are the most obvious options for an outdoor day, but nothing beats a park along the water, where cool breezes and skyline views complete the experience.”

6. Jackson Heights, Queens: Walk Where the World Finds a Home – The New York Times

“With a population of around 180,000 people speaking some 167 languages, or so locals like to point out, Jackson Heights in north-central Queens, though barely half the size of Central Park, is the most culturally diverse neighborhood in New York, if not on the planet.”

7. Can’t Wait For The Museums? Many NYC Galleries Are Now Reopening To The Public  – gothamist

8. The Hottest Commodity in Pandemic New York? Fresh Air – The New York Times

“The skyscrapers are empty, and the streets and parks are full. Here’s how the city is reinventing itself.”

9. Brooklyn, before it was a global brand: Walk it’s history  – NYT

“A few hundred years in the borough, from the brownstones to the shipyards. Our critic chats with a fourth-generation Brooklynite and historian.”

We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here November 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.


Lower Manhattan – Did you know?

New York City is a city of neighborhoods and no neighborhood has more spectacular sights, nor more important links to American and NYC history then Lower Manhattan.

New York played an important role in the story of American independence and was a growing urban center of about 20,000 crowded onto the southern tip of Manhattan Island when the rebellious Colonies declared their independence from England in 1776.

The Battle of Brooklyn (August 1776), was the first major battle after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and was the largest battle of the entire war. The city was occupied by the British in the wake of a series of American defeats and retreats in the summer and fall of 1776 and the port city became the central base for British operations during the conflict. NYC was also the last place in America that the British left, not until over two years after their ‘final’ defeat.

Some of the best introductions to New York’s Revolutionary War past can be found on C-SPAN. (n)

The American Revolution, 1775-76 | C-SPAN.org

British Army and the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 | C-SPAN.org

Loyalists in New York City During the Revolution | C-SPAN.org



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