November NYC Events + Top 9 NYC Corona Culture (11/20)

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

“Businesses across all five boroughs are working toward a common goal: to welcome back guests, employees and the community at large while ensuring everyone’s health and safety. Use this hub as a starting point for what’s open right now or opening soon, and make sure to follow up directly with any venue to confirm hours and protocols before you visit.”

2. Here’s what you can expect from Macy’s ‘reimagined’ Thanksgiving parade 6sqft

“The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a New York City tradition since 1924. In modern times, the event draws a live crowd of roughly 3.5 million and is made up of 8,000 participants, including performers, marching bands, dancers, and more. But those large numbers of people mean that this year’s pandemic-era parade will look a bit different. Macy’s announced in September that its 94th annual parade will be a television-only presentation with participant capacity reduced by 75 percent, a two-day staging, and balloons being flown by vehicles instead of the usual 80- to 100-person teams that corral each balloon”

3. -70 NYC restaurants with heaters for outdoor dining6sqft

“Though indoor dining is permitted at 25-percent capacity in New York City, a lot of people still don’t feel 100-percent comfortable with the idea. Luckily, the city made its outdoor dining program permanent and year-round and gave restaurants the go-ahead to install outdoor heat lamps. If you’re looking for one of these spots to dine al fresco without shivering, we’ve begun a running list throughout the city.”

4. 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

The pandemic crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down for at least the rest of 2020, and the ban on large gatherings in New York currently extends to all other performance spaces as well. So the show must go online—and streaming video makes that possible. Here are some of the best theater, opera, dance and cabaret events from across the country (and around the world) that you can watch today without leaving home, many of which will help you support artists and worthy charities. Scroll past the day-by-day listings to find events that have already premiered but can still be seen for a limited time. We update this page on a weekly basis.”

5. 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.”

6. Manhattan’s only production brewery is now open in Soho6sqft

“A massive new brewery and restaurant opened in Soho last week, becoming the only production brewery in Manhattan. Located at 12 Vandam Street, Torch & Crown Brewing Company measures 9,000 square feet over three levels and boasts soaring ceilings, ivy-covered walls, and enough seating for 250 people inside and 180 people in their heated outdoor space.”

Winter is right around the corner, and that means rooftops will start to turn into wintery wonderlands (especially with outdoor dining continuing all year round)—and the Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth is the first to pop up!

8. – 8 great NYC spots where you can enjoy outdoor dining with live music – TONY

Across New York City, the latest trend in luring diners outdoors is live music.

Among the best things to do in NYC this year, live music feels like a distant memory. But in a surprising twist, restaurants have now become the best venues to catch musical acts IRL as outdoor dining is more popular than ever.

9. A Guide to NYC Museums, Cultural Sites Reopening – ny1.com

“So much of what makes New York City such a unique and vibrant place to live is its world-renowned arts and culture sites. For nearly six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has kept these treasures closed off to the public. But now, with infection rates remaining low, New York’s cultural institutions are finally throwing open their doors again – in a socially distanced and safe way, of course”

Bonus: When the Bronx was a Forest: Stroll Through the Centuries – NYT

“Yankee Stadium was the site of a salt marsh. Concourse Plaza was a valley. Our critic walks with Eric Sanderson, a conservation ecologist.”

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

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Stay home for a bit more – Mask up and stay safe

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