November NYC Events + Top 11 NYC Corona Culture (11/23)

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. 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 11 NYC Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!

1. The best things to do in NYC this weekTONY

“The best things to do in NYC this week, includes watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, ice skating, renting a cozy cabin at Pier 17 and more

If you’re looking for the best things to do in NYC this Thanksgiving week or even today, there are tons of options (so long as you can social distance and wear a mask). Start by catching Fotografiska’s new “Infamous” exhibit or renting a cozy cabin on Pier 17 with your quar-pod. Finish up with a view of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade (or the Nutcracker Rouge burlesque if that’s more your jam) and shopping locally for the family on Black Friday.”

2. These are the best New York City holiday markets for kids and families in 2020amNY

“Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further because NYC offers only the best of the best when it comes to fashion, home goods, art, food and more. This year may look different than the rest; however, some of the city’s most iconic holiday markets are still open for business and have adjusted procedures to enforce social distancing so that families can shop safely and enjoy the holiday cheer outside of the house. You can purchase everything from home-made to name-brand at these holiday markets in NYC!”

3. Things To Do This Week in NYCNYT

“Spend this holiday week experimenting with turkey bones, painting botanical art or running a virtual race.”

3. This Google doc shows all NYC restaurants and bars with heaters – TONY

“We’re started a running list of more than 100 places to stay warm while eating and drinking outdoors across the five boroughs.”

4. 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.”

5. The Metropolitan Opera is streaming full operas for free every night this weekTONY

“The Met’s latest lineup includes complete works by Verdi, Puccini, Berg and Gounod.”

6. The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Dining in NYCEater NY

“Where to go and what to eat while outdoor dining in the city is in full swing”

7. What’s It Like to Travel to NYC Right Now?  (City Guide News Desk)

“Typically, the time from Thanksgiving to Christmas is one of New York’s busiest travel seasons. Now, in a world that’s been turned upside down with COVID, what would a New York holiday trip look like?

Should you attempt to plan a trip to the Big Apple this year, or just wait?

While no one can ultimately make that decision for you, there are some things you know to help you along the way.”

8. The best live theater to stream online this week TONY

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

9. 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.”

10. This is what the future of outdoor dining could look likeTONY

“Designers based in NYC are pitching some cool new solutions.

Thrust into a new reality this year, New York City’s restaurants had to throw together outdoor dining setups quickly and without much direction. There’s been a sort of “Wild West” vibe as owners have used everything from “space bubbles” and shipwreck-themed setups to private greenhouses to keep everyone separated.

But now, with a few months of eating on the street under our belts and outdoor dining becoming year-round, designers are looking into how the experience could become more streamlined and uniform.”

11. The Best Filipino Restaurants In NYCThe Infatuation

From a grocery store with a takeout counter to a tiki-themed spot with a nice back patio, these are our 16 favorite Filipino restaurants in the city.

bonus#1: The fastest places to get a COVID-19 test in NYC TONY

“CityMD sites will now close 90 minutes earlier every day—here’s where else you can go for a quick, reliable test.”

bonus#2: 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 December 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.


Stay home a bit longer – Mask up and stay safe


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