November NYC Events + Top 11 NYC Corona Culture (11/30)

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 weekNYT

“This week, listen to the music of Billie Holiday, attend a fashion workshop or get your tarot cards read.”

2. The best holiday markets open in NYC this year TONY

“At a holiday market, NYC offers the best decorations, food and winter activities to get you in the merriest of moods

Shopping for holiday gifts for your clan can be stressful, so you might as well enjoy yourself while hiking up that credit card balance. And you will, as long as you nab presents from vendors at the best holiday markets in NYC. While fancy Christmas window displays may entice you, these winter bazaars offer many perks such as free-admission ice-skating, mouthwatering treats for purchase, supporting local small businesses this year and more in addition to one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.”

“Many seasonal mainstays have been reimagined for online viewing this year. Here are some of our favorites, from “A Christmas Carol” to Handel’s “Messiah.”

4. This Google doc shows all NYC restaurants and bars with heatersTONY

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

5. 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!”

6. 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.”

7. The Metropolitan Opera is streaming big stars in signature roles every night this week TONY

“The Met’s latest free lineup includes major singers in operas by Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and Bizet.”

8. 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”

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.

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Stay home a bit longer – Mask up and stay safe

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