February NYC events + Top NYC weekend corona culture (02/13,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 Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, and Black History Month events.

Looking for the best things to do in NYC this Valentine’s Day 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 Chinese New Year with a dumpling class or at Flushing Town Hall’s Lunar New Year Bazaar. Mark Valentine’s Day at the Maman Marche cookie pop-up, Littlefield’s Valentine’s Market or by renting a rustic cabin for dinner in Soho. ” (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.”


NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: February 12  – February 18


Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Year of the Golden Ox, Low-Key Chamber Concert Series, City Skate Pop Up Concerts 2021 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.

Year of the Golden Ox

Year of the Golden Ox

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Manhattan / Thu, Feb 11, 2021 – Sat, Feb 13, 2021

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces “Year of the Golden Ox,” a family-friendly production on the arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 11, 12, and 13, 2021. “Year of the Golden Ox” is an all-day virtual celebration suitable for children ages 6-15. Three one-hour sessions will be offered each day at 11:30am, 3:30pm, and 7:30pm. The 2021 Year of the Golden Ox marks the end of the Year of the …

OSLive Wednesday Night Series

OSLive Wednesday Night Series

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Manhattan / Wed, Feb 17, 2021 – Wed, May 26, 2021

When it comes to making new, original art and entertainment during the pandemic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) leads the New York City field. With its current live-stream offerings, the orchestra – “a mainstay of New York’s classical scene” (New Yorker), long known and loved as the city’s “hometown band” (New York Times) – is blazing a trail in terms of quantity, frequency and production values. At the heart of OSL’s generous winter and spring lineup …

2021 City Skate Pop Up Concerts

2021 City Skate Pop Up Concerts

Bryant Park

Manhattan / Thu, Feb 18, 2021 – Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents “City Skate Pop Up Concerts” as part of the Winter Village at Bryant Park’s Kids Week on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:45am at The Rink at Bryant Park. ITNY performers include Ella Bauer, Gage and Oona Brown, Val Levine, and Sally Jean Watkins, with choreography by Joel Dear, Tanya Douglass, Jody Sperling, and Douglas Webster. The event is free and open to the public. SCHEDULE: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:45am Performing apprenticeElla …

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

The Joyce Theater

Manhattan / Thu, Feb 18, 2021 – Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE continues its 35th Anniversary celebration with a livestream performance event featuring some of the company’s most iconic pieces. EVIDENCE, the dance company founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985, focuses on the integration of traditional African dance with contemporary and spoken word to provide a unique view of struggles, tragedies, and triumphs of humanity. For this special online program, the company has assembled a selection of solos and duets from their repertory including the …

Low-Key Chamber Concert Series

Low-Key Chamber Concert Series

Composers Concordance

Manhattan / Sat, Feb 06, 2021 – Sun, Mar 14, 2021

Beginning on Saturday, February 6, 2021 and continuing through March 14, 2021 Composers Concordance presents their “Low-Key Chamber Concert Series” at 5pm EST, featuring duets live-streamed from the home of The Wall Street Poet, Robert C. Ford. Saturday, February 13, focuses on the “Take A Pick (TAP) / American Fever – Song Cycle, American Fever: A Tale of Romance and Pestilence” by Peter Christian Hall. “TAP” is Milica Paranosic (music, voice, guitar) and Brian DuFord (music, …


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 …

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 …


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.”


Dramatic bouquets, jelly cakes inspired by Sanrio — and more.


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

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