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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 11 NYC Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!
“This week, stream a French film, watch a ballet performance and learn about restoring Earth’s oceans.”
The new temporary space offers a completely different experience.
“The Frick Collection is starting a new chapter after 85 gorgeous years at its 1 East 70th Street mansion.
Starting March 15, The Frick Madison will be open at 945 Madison Avenue—the former home of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Met Breuer—while Henry Clay Frick’s mansion undergoes a massive renovation. This new stint will last two years, and while the Brutalist building by Marcel Breuer is a huge departure from the Gilded Age mansion, the space is offering a much different and rare look at the collection, according to museum officials.”
“As the only site dedicated to the intellectual life of NYC, Thought Gallery provides a unique resource for getting a handle on brainy New York. We take a curated approach, with a calendar that’s tight and timely, and articles that bring the city’s great programming and institutions to life.”
“This redesigned exhibit is going to rock!
The American Museum of Natural History just announced that The Allison and Roberto Mignone Hall of Gems and Minerals will finally be reopening on February 17, 2021. The hall has been part of the museum since the ’70s, and closed in 2017 to be redesigned as one of the New York icon’s 150th anniversary projects. It was originally supposed to open this fall, but because of the pandemic, it got moved to winter of 2021.”
“Live performances will start to return to New York soon, in very limited ways. Governor Cuomo announced today that starting on April 2, live-performance venues will be able to reopen at 33 percent capacity, with limits of up to 100 people indoors or 200 people outdoors, according to the New York Times. That would go up to 150 people indoors or 500 outdoors if the venues can test all attendees for COVID. This news comes after Cuomo announced that New York City movie theaters will be allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity starting on March 5.” (vulture.com)
“Step into artistic masterpieces by Vincent Van Gogh at this stunning Van Gogh Immersive Experience that’s coming to New York City in June.
Artwork from the iconic post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh will come to life in a 360-degree digital spectacle that’ll illuminate and transform the physical space into a fully immersive Van Gogh exhibit. You’ll see Van Gogh’s work take over the walls and encompass your surroundings through the lenses of several dozen projectors, hyper-realistic VR headsets, or a mix of both.”
“Goya, Caravaggio, Rubens, Velázquez and more are in skylit splendor in the European galleries. And the museum is acknowledging the shaping force on art of colonialism, slavery, the disenfranchisement of women.”
“From quirky Chinese hot pot in Flushing to splurge-worthy sushi, here’s where to eat in NYC right now”
The Met continues to share a different lineup of complete operas from its archives every week
“The Metropolitan Opera has closed its doors though at least September 2021, but the great New York opera house continues to lift the spirits of opera lovers around the world with free nightly streams of complete productions from its archives. Most of the offerings were originally recorded with multiple cameras in high definition to be shown in movie theaters as part of the company’s popular Live in HD series.
Each opera goes live on the Met’s website at 7:30pm EST (12:30am GMT) and remains there until 6:30pm EST the next evening. The operas can also be viewed with the Met Opera on Demand app on various devices.”
Myths and Legends
“From ancient Greece to steamy Seville to a ghoulish ship on the high seas, this week of free Nightly Opera Streams draws from the annals of myth and legend. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the screenings.”
“On January 1, the gigantic new Moynihan Train Hall officially opened to the public.
Governor Cuomo announced the grand opening earlier in the week, and New Yorkers have been making their way to see the stunning completed $1.6 billion project ever since.
The brand new train hall is 255,000 square feet, in the former over-100-year-old James A. Farley Building, once the main United States Postal Service building. The new hall has been named after U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and will increase Penn Station’s current concourse by a whopping 50 percent. There is also a newly completed East End Gateway at 33rd St. and 7th Ave. that opened on New Year’s Eve.”
What’s in store for restaurants next year?
“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 are your headline predictions for 2021?”
“The iconic skyscraper will open its observation deck for dawn viewings starting this month.
Starting this month, you’ll be able to take in New York City’s sunrise from new heights.
The Empire State Building is reopening its 86th-floor outdoor observation deck to visitors at dawn for three dates through May.
There will be 40 tickets available for the mornings of March 27, April 3 and April 10, which means that a small number of people will be allowed up there at that time, so you won’t have to crane your neck to see the skyline.”