December NYC Events (12/12) (continued)

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.

Earlier today we covered Weekend Corona Culture (scroll down just a bit to find it). Now, how about some more useful information. (NEW STUFF)

The best things to do in NYC this weekend

“The best things to do in NYC this weekend includes rooftop ice skating, a cookie crawl, holiday markets and more

“Looking for the best things to do in NYC this weekend? Whether you’re spontaneous, searching for things to do in NYC today, or love to plan ahead, you can have a fun holiday weekend by heading out to the Bronx Zoo Holiday Light Show, checking out the new installation in the Flatiron District, taking part in a “cookie crawl,” shopping at a number of holiday markets, or ice skating on top of the William Vale. Whatever you do, get out there and make it a fall weekend to remember” (TONY)

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Sanford Biggers, Félix Fénéon and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s history of itself are some of the exhibitions that remain open to the public.

 
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“Department stores are in trouble. Tourism is a mess. But behind the glass vitrines, the show goes on.”

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Christmas in New York – What is there to do in NYC at Christmas?

“Christmas in New York is a very special time in the city and arguably the most wonderful time of the year. There’s so much to do and so many things you really shouldn’t miss. As locals, we know about the most interesting events, most exciting shows and places you have to visit while visiting New York during Christmas.” (loving-newyork)

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When it comes to reopenings, we’re seeing a lot of positive news–most major museums reopened, we got to watch a baseball season, and the holidays are being reimagined. In other cases, reopening is further off–the Met Opera and Philharmonic cancelled their entire 2021 seasons, and Broadway will remain dark until at least June. But whatever the case, 6sqft has put together a list of reopenings, postponements, and cancellations for New York City’s many museums, performance venues, outdoor spaces, and events

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The best places to go ice-skating in NYC

“It’s time to lace up your skates—the best ice skating rinks in NYC are waiting for you. As one of the most beloved cities to spend the holidays in, NYC has plenty of indoor and outdoor rinks where you can glide and practice your toe jumps. To help narrow down your options, we’ve ranked the top places to go, from the iconic Rink at Rockefeller Center or lower-key rinks at NYC parks like Central Park. You can even make a full-day out of it when you shop at one of the city’s best holiday markets, followed by sipping hot chocolate and skating on The Rink at the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. If you’d rather stay warm while on the ice, there are many all-weather indoor rinks, including spots that offer roller skating.” (TONY)

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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.”

 
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Times editors have handpicked 11 stories for you to enjoy. Welcome to The Weekender. (NYT)

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STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.

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