December NYC events + Only the Best NYC weekend corona culture (12/26)

 

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 December 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 NYC Weekend Corona Culture (sat). NEW STUFF!

Theater / Let Them Entertain You, Pandemic-Style
Dance / Ending 2020 Calmly
Gospel / An Empty Hall Full of Spirit
KIDS / She’s Got the Beat
Comedy / The Ultimate Kosher Christmas

“Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.”  (NYT)

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In a tough year, NYC’s holiday windows are a glittering homage to hopeNY Post

“Joy to the world: The holiday windows have come! The COVID-19 pandemic has upended virtually every holiday traditionsitting on Santa’s lap, caroling, gathering at Grandma’s. But it actually is beginning to look a lot like Christmas outside Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf’s, Saks and Macy’s.”

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60 Magical Things To Do In New York City This Decembersecretnyc.com

“It’s officially December and that means holiday mania!

As 2020 comes to a close, New York City is bustling with activities — and even with various safety measures in place due to the pandemic, there’s simply no better place to get in the spirit of the season.

From bar transformations, dazzling light displays, and all the icy fun and shopping in between—here are 55 magically festive things to do in NYC this month.”

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4 NYC Art Gallery Shows to See Right NowThe New York Times

“Julie Mehretu’s vibrant colors; Minjung Kim’s gray and black ink paintings; Jean Katambayi Mukendi’s “Quarantaine” drawings; and Bosco Sodi’s clay spheres.”

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NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: December 25 – 31

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Make Music Winter 2020, Gimme 50, Louis Armstrong Holiday Experience!, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn / Fri, Oct 23, 2020 – Sun, Aug 08, 2021

“John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance” is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition to date, featuring new and recent photographic portraits and still lifes of Central and West African sculptures that explore representation and Black identity in the African diaspora. For this exhibition, Edmonds engaged directly with the Museum’s Arts of Africa collection, photographing select objects donated to the Museum in 2015 from the estate of the late African American novelist Ralph Ellison. As the recipient of …

P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids 2020

P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids 2020

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Manhattan / Thu, Oct 08, 2020 – Sun, Feb 14, 2021

Returning to The Met for the 13th consecutive year, the exhibition “P.S. Art: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids” features works of art in a variety of media created by public school students in New York City. The exhibition is on view until February 14, 2021, at The Met Fifth Avenue in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The 121 artworks in this year’s exhibition represent 122 students ranging from prekindergarten …

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night 2020

Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night 2020

Apollo Theater

Manhattan / Sun, Dec 27, 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Kwanzaa Celebration: Regeneration Night” brings together dance, music, and poetry to honor the seven core principles of Kwanzaa including family, community, and culture. On Sunday, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET, the Apollo’s “Kwanzaa Celebration” will feature special performances by Abdel R. Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre with special guests spoken word artist Mumu Fresh, poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and members of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and Harlem Children’s Zone Youth Academy of Dance and Wellness, hosted by award-winning radio host …

Dreaming Together

Dreaming Together

New-York Historical Society

Manhattan / Thu, Oct 29, 2020 – Sun, Jul 25, 2021

As part of the Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone—a multi-venue festival of art, ideas, and innovation—the New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Museum opens their first ever collaborative exhibition, “Dreaming Together.” More than 35 interwoven works drawn from both art collections generate dialogue about the urban and natural environments, protest and rebellion, individuals and identities, borders and crossings. Highlights include the Canal Street diptych (1992) from Martin Wong’s Chinatown series, 98-foot hanging scrolls by …

The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations

The Pleasure Pavilion: A Series of Installations

Luhring Augustine Gallery

Brooklyn / Thu, Sep 17, 2020 – Sat, Mar 13, 2021

Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce “The Pleasure Pavilion,” a series of installations that bring together artists from the gallery program in dialogue with the façade of a late 18th or early 19th century Indian pleasure pavilion. The arcaded portico pavilion, most likely part of an Indian palace or resort, was believed to have been originally used for recreational activities, such as enjoying musical and dance performances, entertaining guests, or admiring the surrounding gardens. The sandstone and …

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” Existential, fantastical, searching, and silly, these feeds help transport our critic while she’s stuck at home.”

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

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