January NYC events + NYC weekend corona culture (01/02)


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 January 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!

Dance / Making the Old New

Kids / Bon Voyage to Boredom

Art / Time to Ponder Time Itself

Pop & Rock / SummerStage Is Just a Screen Away

Classical Music / Catch Up With ‘Density 2036’

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


” The holidays are officially over, but there are already plenty of exciting things to look forward this January!

Sure everyone has “exercising more” and “eating better” on their list of New Year’s resolutions, but what about “experiencing more of what NYC has to offer”? Well, we’ve made the search this month a bit easier with our short list of some of the best things to do in NYC this month.”


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

“On view this week: Analia Saban’s subtly unique prints; Cate Giordano’s tableaus of Henry VIII’s bride; Kim Jones’s gritty assemblage-sculptures; and Harmony Hammond’s textile art.”


NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: January 1-7

“Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the documentary Museum Town, Shared Dreams, The Public’s annual Under the Radar Festival, 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.”



The Public Theater

Manhattan / Mon, Dec 21, 2020 – Sun, Jan 17, 2021

The Public Theater announced the full line-up for the 17th annual “UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL,” running January 6-17, 2021. This popular and highly-anticipated festival of The Public’s winter season includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Chile, Iran, and the U.K. Curated by UTR Festival Director Mark Russell, this year’s free “UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL” features a robust line-up of digital livestream and streaming on-demand performances, as well as the return …

Museum Town

Museum Town

BAM Rose Cinemas

Brooklyn /Directed by Jennifer Trainer, a former journalist and one of MASS MoCA’s original builders, and narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, the documentary tells the story of an unconventional museum, the small town of North Adams, MA it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city. Today, MASS MoCA is the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades ago, its vast brick …

Shared Dreams

Shared Dreams

Fort Gansevoort Gallery

Manhattan / Mon, Dec 07, 2020 – Sat, Jan 16, 2021

Beginning Monday, December 7th, Fort Gansevoort presents “Shared Dreams.” Organized by writer and curator Ariella Wolens, the exhibition is Fort Gansevoort’s first with the 89-year-old Bronx-born self-taught painter. Malcah Zeldis began her artistic practice in the late 1960s, producing folk-art inspired works centered on themes related to urban life and Jewish practices, biblical narratives, and historical figures. She has devoted most of her attention to the latter, dedicating many series to such prominent 20th century …

Librado Romero: From the Desert to the River

Librado Romero: From the Desert to the River

Hudson River Museum

Westchester / Tue, Dec 08, 2020 – Sun, Jun 27, 2021

Hudson River Museum announces “Librado Romero: From the Desert to the River,” which is on view through June 27, 2021. The exhibition, which includes paintings and sketchbooks, explores the varied landscapes of the artist’s journeys, both internal and external, from his childhood in Calexico, California, to his studio in Yonkers and a home overlooking the Hudson River. Librado “Lee” Romero was a contributing photographer to a team that earned The New York Times a Pulitzer Prize …

Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music Sing-Along Broadcast

Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music Sing-Along Broadcast

South Street Seaport Museum

Manhattan / Ongoing

South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly sea-music event, “Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music,” continues virtually on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 2pm ET. From our living rooms and kitchens join a round-robin of shared songs featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear on the first Sunday of every month. The event is FREE. Sign up here to receive the …


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

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 …

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

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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