January NYC events + NYC weekend corona culture (01/09)


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/A ‘Primetime’ Sample of New York Culture

Comedy / Isaac Mizrahi’s Virtual Cabaret

KIDS / This Musical Found a Way to Persist
Editors’ Picks

Contemporary Music / Where Motown and Mozart Meet

Theater / Now Streaming: Anything but Mainstream

“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.”


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

“Six outstanding sculptures by Martin Puryear; Gregory Edwards’s “pedestrian paintings”; and rarely seen works by Jack Whitten.”


NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: January 8-14

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the New York Jewish Film Festival 2021, Turning the Page, Jill Nathanson: Light Phrase, 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.

MasterVoices’ 79th Season

MasterVoices’ 79th Season


Manhattan / Wed, Jan 13, 2021 – Wed, May 26, 2021

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director of MasterVoices, announced details of the 79th season of the acclaimed ensemble, which celebrates the power of the human voice to unite, inspire, and connect. The central project of MasterVoices’ 2020-2021 season will be a virtual rollout of award-winning composer Adam Guettel’s theatrical song cycle, “Myths and Hymns,” in an online staging conceived by Ted Sperling. Inspired by Greek myths and a 19th-Century Presbyterian hymnal, the 1998 cycle is a kaleidoscopic collection of …

New York Jewish Film Festival 2021

New York Jewish Film Festival 2021

The Jewish Museum

Manhattan / Wed, Jan 13, 2021 – Tue, Jan 26, 2021

The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center are delighted to continue their partnership to bring you the “2021 New York Jewish Film Festival,” presenting films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. The NYJFF is among the oldest and most influential Jewish film festivals worldwide. In 2021, the festival will present its first virtual edition, which will include 17 feature films and a program of shorts. Highlights from this year’s virtual festival include …

Turning the Page

Turning the Page

Lincoln Center Theater

Manhattan / Thu, Jan 14, 2021, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES will continue in 2021 with “Turning the Page: LCT Artists Read Their Own Poetry and Prose.” Playwrights David Adjmi, Ayad Akhtar, and Sarah Ruhl, playwright and director James Lapine, director Jack O’Brien and actor Andrew Rannells will be reading from their own non-theatrical works. Adjmi will read from his memoir “Lot Six: A Memoir;” Akhtar from his critically-acclaimed “Homeland Elegies: A Novel;” Ruhl from her book of poetry “44 Poems for You;” Lapine from his upcoming “Putting It …

Prototype Opera Festival 2021

Prototype Opera Festival 2021


Manhattan / Fri, Jan 08, 2021 – Sat, Jan 16, 2021

PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now, Beth Morrison Projects and HERE’s annual festival announces its ninth season, January 8-16 2021. The season, curated by festival directors Jecca Barry, Kristin Marting, and Beth Morrison, has been completely re-envisioned following the COVID-19 crisis, responding to the seismic events of the present moment in a way that would be impossible under normal circumstances, when works are often created over the course of several years. The result is a series of …

Jill Nathanson: Light Phrase

Jill Nathanson: Light Phrase

Berry Campbell Gallery

Manhattan / Thu, Jan 07, 2021 – Sat, Feb 06, 2021

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce the start of the 2021 season with a solo exhibition of recent work by New York artist, Jill Nathanson. Nathanson’s new paintings continue her exploration of color theory. Combining this with her elaborate process of mixing and pouring paints on to wood panel, Nathanson stands apart from her contemporaries. In 2015, Nathanson was one of six artists in “Confronting the Canvas: Women of Abstraction” at the Museum of Contemporary …


Moynihan Train Hall is Not Perfect, But It’s Close Enough (Op-Ed) – untappedcities

“Moynihan Train Hall is open and in this humble Chief Experience Officer‘s opinion, it is good. The renderings we saw for years became a reality on New Years Day when the spacious 255,000-square foot hall was opened to the public. The Art Deco clock was the first welcome surprise. The timepiece, designed by Peter Pennoyer Architects, was not on an any of the original renderings but now hangs as an homage to the concourse clock in the old Penn station and the beloved opaline-faced clock in Grand Central Terminal. Train travelers finally have a clear and definable meeting spot on the west side.”


“Last year, the Garment District organized the most fun light-up seesaws to take over Broadway, and it completely brightened up New Yorkers’ dark winter. This year, their public art exhibit is a bit less interactive, but even more stunning!

Opening Monday, January 11, the brand new illuminated “Prismatica” installation will light up Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets.”


Stay home a bit longer. Mask up, stay smart and stay safe.

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