October NYC Events + Top 11 NYC Corona Culture (10/26)

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 11 NYC Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!

Start with Things to Do This Week – The New York Times

“(Or vice versa.) It’s Halloween week and treats abound, from oysters to ballet to a Sam Smith concert.”

2. 8 spots to celebrate Oktoberfest 2020 in NYC | 6sqft

“Although the world’s biggest Oktoberfest festival in Munich won’t take place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are still ways to celebrate Bavarian culture locally this month. Biergartens and beer halls across New York City are serving up traditional biers and brats, decking out their spaces with festive decorations, and putting on live music. And while indoor dining can officially resume as of this week, most restaurants also have spacious outdoor patios and gardens, as well as take-out and delivery options.”

3. The Met Is Reopening: Grab Your Timed Ticket and Give Your Bike to the Valet – The New York Times

“With fewer people and more protocols, the country’s largest museum is ready to welcome visitors again.”

4. The best things to do in NYC this week – TONY

“The best things to do in NYC this week, includes seeing ARTECHOUSE’s new digital art, doing a free silent disco workout and more”

5. Fear of the Indoors GrubStreet

“Can we really trust our fellow diners enough to head back inside?”

6. New York City’s Indoor Dining Reopens After Six-Month Shutdown – WSJ

“Restaurants faced some challenges but were hopeful as patrons returned to local favorites”

7. The best live theater to stream online this weekTONY

“Theaters are closed for now, but you can find great stage stars and events streaming online today”

8. Koreatown’s 32nd St. Is Now Closed To Traffic For NYC’s Best New Outdoor Dining Set-Up – Secretnyc

“Like other cultural neighborhoods in NYC, now the streets of K-town are closed to cars so you can explore the adored neighborhood like never before!”

9. New York’s Reopened Museums: Where to Go and What to See – The New York Times

“What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.”

10. 20 Sheltered Spots for Dining Outdoors in NYC When It Rains. – Eater NewYork

“A roundup of places that offer superior shelter when a thunderstorm hits.” 

11. New York’s Star Attractions Are Reopening. Here’s What You Need to Know.WSJ

“With limited capacity and other Covid-19 restrictions now in place at the city’s most beloved landmarks, locals and visitors are finding an unexpected upside to the ‘new normal’—plenty of elbow room.”

bonus: A Walk Through Harlem, New York’s Most Storied Neighborhood – The New York Times

“Our critic chats with the architect David Adjaye about Hotel Theresa, Marcus Garvey Park, the home of Langston Hughes, the Y.M.C.A. and other landmarks.”

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 then Lower Manhattan. The Battery, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory, National Museum of the American Indian, South Street Seaport, Statue of Liberty, and so much more are all here.

For information on everything to do, see and enjoy in Lower Manhattan, let’s look at these sites with good visitor info (t).

The Unusual Sights of Manhattan’s Financial District – Atlas Obscura Lists

Things to do in Battery Park | All You Need to Know and More

The Top 12 Things to Do in Battery Park City

• Things to do in Lower Manhattan NYC | Ultimate Insider Guide 2019 •

Top 8 Colonial Landmarks in Lower Manhattan

The Best Things to Do in Lower Manhattan




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