January NYC events + Top NYC weekend corona culture (01/16)


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 Peek Behind ‘Broken Theater’

Pop & Rock / Nostalgia With Teeth

KIDS / Exploring a Wilderness of Emotion

Theater / Strangers on the Phone

Classical Music / Inside a Mystic’s Mind

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


amNY Weekender: Ten things to do in New York CityamNY



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

“Mario Merz’s igloos and spirals at Dia Beacon; Mernet Larsen’s mysterious representational paintings; and a group show, “Everybody Dies!,” explores mortality.”


NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: January 15-21

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Rhe: everything flows, BAM’s 35th Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., From a Passing Shape, 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.

35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn / Mon, Jan 18, 2021, 11:00 am

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) today announced details of its “35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” which brings together artists, activists, civic leaders, and the public for a communal commemoration and reflection on the life and legacy of Dr. King, on Monday, January 18, 2021. The 2021 virtual event welcomes back artists who have performed at BAM. Performers include Grammy-winning solo artist and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton, Tank and the Bangas …

Magazines and the American Experience

Magazines and the American Experience

Grolier Club

Manhattan / Wed, Jan 20, 2021 – Sat, Apr 24, 2021

This exhibition is a study of how magazines have both driven and reflected the American experience. Unlike regional newspapers, that report local current events, or non-fiction books, which focus on major historical moments and personalities, national magazines have the unique ability to connect trans-local communities of like-minded individuals. In the colonial era, magazines were the harbingers of American thought and identity; the first successful magazine from the 18th century proudly proclaimed itself as “The American …

Rhe: everything flows

Rhe: everything flows

Galerie Lelong & Co.

Manhattan / Fri, Jan 01, 2021 – Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, is pleased to present “Rhe: everything flows;” a group exhibition held in collaboration with Galleries Curate: RHE, an international contemporary art platform initiated by 21 galleries as a response to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. “Rhe,” from Greek for that which flows, centers on the theme of water: its essential significance to life, as a bridge between people and cultures, and its status under threat from climate change. A …

Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands

Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands

Morgan Library & Museum


This exhibition explores the evolution of courtly clothing from the “Fashion Revolution” around 1330 to the flowering of the Renaissance in France following the accession of King François I in 1515. During this period, the modern notion of changing fashion was reborn. Because few actual garments from the Middle Ages survive, we use the art of this era — illuminated manuscripts and early printed books — to reveal its evolving styles. Concentrating on France and …

“From a Passing Shape”: Modernist Works on Paper

“From a Passing Shape”: Modernist Works on Paper

Rosenberg & Co.

Manhattan / Mon, Jan 11, 2021 – Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Artists have long relied on paper as a fundamental support material. Paper is easily accessible and arguably the most familiar and humble medium. These qualities have led artists to use paper in a variety of ways, from the rough translation of ideas to the exploration of nontraditional processes. Artists have continued, and will continue, to reinvestigate and redeploy this everyday medium. The exhibition takes its title from the words of Pablo Picasso. He wrote, “The artist …


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.”


Go-To NYC Spots for Takeout, Delivery, and Outdoor Dining in 2020ny.eater.com

From Golden Diner’s honey butter pancakes to Parlay’s chicken curry, here are the restaurant orders that were kept in regular rotation all year long

“Welcome to Year in Eater 2020, Eater’s annual ritual of eulogizing the past 12 months. In 2020’s final days, Eater NY will be posting questions about New York City’s restaurant scene in the past year, with answers from food writers, photographers, chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, and even a few local legislators who helped to support the industry through this enormously difficult year. Now, we ask: What were your regular go-to destinations for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining in 2020?”


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

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