February NYC events + NYC weekend corona culture (02/06, 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. First of all, some very important information:

How to Get the Coronavirus Vaccine in New York CityNYT

“There are multiple websites, disappearing slots and even attempts to game the system. Here’s our guide to what you have to do to get a dose in your arm.”


Earlier today we covered NYC Weekend Corona Culture (scroll down 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 the Puppy Bowl, Super Bowl and Black History Month events.

Looking for the best things to do in NYC this weekend? Whether you’re the group planner searching for more things to do in NYC today, or you have no plans yet, here are some ideas to add to your list for this weekend. Celebrate Black History Month at The Standard, High Line or watch the Super Bowl with some great restaurant specials. Not into sports? The Puppy Bowl is featuring 19 puppies from NYC! ” (TONY)


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


Lunar New Year 2021: Celebrate with virtual events, food, gifts, and more – 6sqft

“Next Friday, February 12th, begins the Year of the Ox, an animal whose attributes are hardworking and honest. The Lunar New Year is a 16-day celebration, often marked by lantern festivals, parades, and fireworks. But since we aren’t able to enjoy a lot of these gatherings this year, we’ve rounded up some of the best safe celebratory events in New York City, including virtual dumpling-making classes, papercutting workshops, a small business crawl in Chinatown, and traditional Chinese dance and music performances.”


NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: February 5  – February 11


Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include NYBG’s Black History Month at Home, FIAF’s 4th Annual Animation First, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Reopening 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.

Black History Month at Home

Black History Month at Home

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx / Mon, Feb 01, 2021 – Sun, Feb 28, 2021

NYBG’s annual Black History Month celebration goes virtual this year with engaging digital programs you can enjoy at home. Throughout the month NYBG will showcase cultural traditions of the African diaspora and explore the influential contributions of Black people to botany, horticulture, ecology, and our collective understanding of the natural world. Discover captivating dance, creative and inspirational children’s programs, important historical narratives, and fascinating plant stories. Welcome Message from New York State Senator Jamaal T. Bailey Harambee …

So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II

So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II

New-York Historical Society

Manhattan / Fri, Feb 05, 2021 – Sun, Sep 05, 2021

The New-York Historical Society celebrates the golden age of comedy with “So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II,” on view February 5–September 5, 2021. Organized by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans and supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, the special exhibition highlights the legendary performer and his unique role during World War II entertaining troops overseas. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the founding of the United Service Organizations …

4th Annual Animation First

4th Annual Animation First

French Institute Alliance Française

Manhattan / Fri, Feb 05, 2021 – Mon, Feb 15, 2021

Join FIAF for the fourth edition of “Animation First,” FIAF’s wildly successful festival celebrating the enduring legacy and trailblazing innovation of French animation. This year’s program with 55 US and 14 NY premieres of feature-length and short films is the richest in the Festival’s history. Wes Anderson, their first American special guest, added four films that have inspired him to the program, expanding the Festival’s vision beyond French animation. Festival highlights include: Debuts of “Josep;” “Stinky Dog, Happy Life in …

Black History Trilogy

Black History Trilogy

Flushing Town Hall

Queens / Fri, Feb 05, 2021 – Fri, Feb 26, 2021

In celebration of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents a “Black History Trilogy,” a three-part series featuring outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders. Alton Fitzgerald White kicks off the Trilogy in “John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice” on Friday, February 5 at 7:00 PM (ET). Alton Fitzgerald White, a gifted actor who starred in Broadway’s hit show Ragtime and performed over 4,000 times as Mufasa, “king of the jungle,” in Disney’s …

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Reopens

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Reopens

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Manhattan / Sat, Feb 06, 2021, 12:00 pm

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is delighted to announce it will reopen on Saturday, February 6, 2021 with the unveiling of two new exhibitions: “Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell,” the first comprehensive retrospective of the late American photographer’s candid portrayals of herself, her friends and family, and LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities, and “Dissolution,” featuring works of art created by the first two cohorts of the annual Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship 2017-18 and 2018-19. The Museum also …


Hockney in Normandy

Richard Gray Gallery

Manhattan / Thu, Jan 14, 2021 – Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Gray is pleased to present “Hockney in Normandy,” an online exhibition of new prints by David Hockney created at his studio in Normandy. The presentation features recent iPad paintings and a suite of landscape prints made from original ink on paper drawings. This new body of work highlights Hockney’s singular sense of line and form and his longstanding commitment to exploring perspective as mediated by technology. Hockney’s intuitive ability to translate his observations into vivid marks …

But Still, It Turns: Recent Photography from the World

International Center of Photography

Manhattan / Thu, Feb 04, 2021 – Sun, May 09, 2021

The International Center of Photography (ICP) proudly announces its winter/spring 2021 exhibition: “But Still, It Turns: Recent Photography from the World,” guest curated by photographer Paul Graham. The exhibition—on view February 4 through May 9, 2021—comes on the heels of ICP’s reopening of its galleries on October 1 following a six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and arrives just as ICP celebrates its first anniversary at its new home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In “But …

BAC’s Digital Spring 2021

Baryshnikov Arts Center

Manhattan / Mon, Feb 01, 2021 – Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Digital Spring 2021 season of free online presentations, featuring premieres of new works commissioned by BAC. Through the BAC Artist Commissions initiative, which was established September 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BAC has continued supporting the development of new work by providing resources for artists to realize their creative visions specifically for online presentation. The resulting projects from seven mostly New York-based artists innovating in dance, music, and multimedia will be released …

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 …

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 …


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 …


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 …


One Of NYC’s Great Vietnamese Restaurants Just Opened On The UWS – gothamist


Put these activities on your NYC winter bucket list

“We have a NYC winter bucket list ready for your family! Whether you are looking for a snowy day adventure or plan to stay cozy indoors, we have you covered with activities and new openings coming to NYC during these chillier months.” (amNY)




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