March NYC events + Top NYC weekend corona culture (03/20)

 

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.”

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For March 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 Top NYC Weekend Corona Culture (Sat). NEW STUFF!

5 Things to Do This Weekend NYC (Mar.20-21) – NYT

Art & Museums / A Hybrid Spotlight on Asian Art

Dance / For the Dead, and the Living

KIDS / Sleuthing, Storytelling and Sketching

Comedy / The Ultimate Guessing Game

Jazz / Guitar Gurus Gather Online

“Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City. ”  (NYT)

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amNY Weekender: 8 things to do in New York City (Mar.19-21) – amNY

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

“David Goldblatt’s photographs of apartheid-era South Africa; Ebecho Muslimova’s voracious alter-ego drawings; and John Feodorov’s paintings on his dual heritage.”

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The best Italian restaurants in NYC – TONY

The best Italian restaurants in NYC span red-sauce joints to fine dining favorites

“Fun fact: New York City has the highest population of Italian-Americans in the United States, so it shouldn’t shock anyone that the city’s best Italian restaurants are among the best in the city. Whether you’re craving world-class New York pizza, want to take a pasta-loving date to one of the city’s most romantic restaurants or are looking for a modern upgrade to a Little Italy mainstay, these are the best Italian restaurants NYC has to offer.”

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The Best New Doughnuts In NYC – theinfatuation.com

Our 5 favorite doughnuts to eat right now.

“Even though there’s a laundry list of classic doughnut shops in NYC, a bunch of new bakeries, dessert shops, and takeout spots have started serving some top-notch fried dough recently. So if you want to try the kind of baked good that’ll inspire several hours of poetry-writing dedicated to glazed pastries, you’ve come to the right place. Use this guide to find all the best new doughnuts in NYC.”

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“The state says they can resume operations Friday. Some cinemas are saying not so fast; others are eager to welcome audiences. Here’s the latest.”

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One Of The City’s Great Jewish Delis Comes To The Upper West Side – gothamist

“In 1956, when this kosher Jewish delicatessen first opened on Queens Boulevard, it was called Pastrami King, and for nearly 40 years the place fed the courthouse crowd out there in Kew Gardens. In 1998, facing a steep decline in business, the King decamped to the Upper East Side, and, in honor the new owners’ family matriarch, was renamed Pastrami Queen.

Now Pastrami Queen has crossed the park, opening their second location on West 72nd Street in the space that Fine and Schapiro held since 1927, before that venerable institution closed for good when the pandemic hit in March.”

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10 Classical Concerts to Stream in March – NYT

“Mitsuko Uchida, the Louisiana Philharmonic and a performance organized by Teju Cole are among the highlights.”

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21 Amazing Things New Yorkers Are Putting On Their 2021 Bucket Lists –secretnyc.co

It’s time to (finally) say goodbye to 2020, and HELLO to 2021.

Though of a course a new year won’t fix everything, it definitely feels like the right time to have a fresh start.

One thing that gets us super excited is making a list of all the activities we want to take part in the new year — and luckily, we’re in the best place to do that: NYC! We also asked our Instagram followers what was on their 2021 bucket lists, and got even more ideas from that.

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

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