October NYC Events + NYC Weekend Corona Culture (10/17)

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 NYC Weekend Corona Culture (sat). NEW STUFF!

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City. (NYT)


Virtual NYC Culture This Weekend

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

GD: ThoughtGallery is my primo site for “Smart Stuff” – the types of events you will find fascinating if you are just a little curious. Check them out every day – ThoughtGallery

Friday, October 16

Amanda McBrien, Assistant Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center (DNALC), tells the story of Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov and Russia’s transition a century ago. She’ll explain how modern DNA and forensic understandings helped solve the mysteries of what really happened with imposter Anna Anderson and the Romanov family. Simons Foundation.

Saturday, October 17

Photo: Karin Fuchs/Open House New York.

Open House New York this year goes both self-guided and virtual for a full weekend of city explorer. Starting Saturday, you can range the city and decipher clues that follow the themes of “Health, Knowledge, Representation, and Resistance” as part of the scavenger hunt Now What, New York? with Archtober, 

Sunday, October 18

Heed the advice of Governor Andrew Cuomo as he talks about history in real time as laid out in his new book, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Join Pioneer Works for the U.S. premiere of feature film The World of Thinking, following five of the most brilliant scientists of our time on a quest for a revolutionary breakthrough. Physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed joins Pioneer Works Director of Sciences Janna Levin for a post-screening conversation.

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.


2 NYC Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now – The New York Times

“Justine Hill makes more with less in her multipart abstract paintings; Kevin Beasley mixes the political with the personal in “Reunion.”


20 Fun Things you can actually do in NYC right now

How to become a tourist in your own city.   (loving-newyork.com)


Archinect’s Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2020, Week 3 (Oct. 17–24)

“We’re already approaching the half-way mark of October, and there is still so much to discover during Archtober 2020, New York City’s month-long celebration of architecture and design.”



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