November NYC Events (11/22) (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 for the time being. Stay Safe.

Earlier today we covered Weekend Corona Culture (scroll down a bit to find it). Now, how about some more useful information.

The best museum exhibitions in NYC right now

“Searching for listings and reviews for the best New York museum exhibitions and shows? We have you covered. New York City has tons of things going for it, from incredible buildings to breathtaking parks. But surely, the top of the list includes NYC’s vast array of museums, covering every field of culture and knowledge: There are quirky museums and interactive museums, free museums and world-beating art institutions like the Metropolitan Museum. Between them, they offer so many exhibitions, of every variety and taste, that it’s hard to keep track of them. But if you’ve starting to suffer a sudden attack of FOMA, fear not! We’ve got you covered with our select list of the best museum exhibitions in NYC.”  (TONY)

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Things to Do This Week in NYC  (11/16-11/22)

In the age of Covid-19 this info from City Guide is one of the best sources of info on What’s Happening, even if some are only available in your home, and not in your favorite venue.

CityGuideNY

(11/16-11/22) There’s more to do in NYC now than there’s been since the mid-March lockdown, including the reopening of many of the city’s cultural destinations. This detailed map of restaurants shows over 10,000 venues now serving; included in that number are more than 5,000 places where you can eat outside. More than 340 streets have been closed to traffic and opened to expanded outdoor dining plans. Read on for more reopenings and other things to do in NYC this week!

THE RINK AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER RETURNS!

rock center rink

Photo: Patina Restaurant Group.

The world’s most famous patch of ice is welcoming skaters to Rockefeller Center for the 2020-2021 season. This Saturday marks the official return, with limited capacity and skate times to ensure social distancing safety. (The experience is mostly outdoors, which will help as well.) After Saturday’s 2pm start, daily hours at the rink will be 9am-midnight. While you’re in the area, check out the tree, an 11-ton Norway spruce from Oneonta, beginning its transformation to a glittering symbol of the holiday.

A NEW IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION

artechouse celestial

Head to the historic boiler room of Chelsea Market to experience ARTECHOUSE, a new immersive art space. The latest exhibition there, “Celestial,” is an immersive digital experienced inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year 2020. The installation draws on “Classic Blue”’s inspirational qualities to take visitors beyond the skies. Sound, light, and color come together for a very Instagrammable experience. Open hours effective November 2nd are Monday-Thursday 1-9pm and Friday-Sunday 10am-10pm. “During these unprecedented times as a society we have found ourselves in a new state of existence. Before 2020 even began, Pantone selected Classic Blue as the color of the year because they saw it as the hue to sustain us during a time of change,” says Sandro Keserelidze, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of ARTECHOUSE . “2020 ended up bringing changes no one expected, making the hue of Classic Blue, and the qualities it represents, more relevant now than ever before. We couldn’t think of a more timeless and timely theme to end the year and launch a new chapter of experiences.” artechouse.com/nyc

THE RINK AT BROOKFIELD PLACE NOW OPEN

rink brookfield

You can once again skate along the Hudson at The Rink at Brookfield Place. Get some fresh air and enjoy skyline views of both NYC and NJ. This is just one of a series of seasonal attractions at the downtown venue. Next Monday Palm & Marble at BFPL will welcome diners under the palms of the Winter Garden, complimentary gift wrap stations start up November 20th, the Luminaries art installation starts November 27th, and there will be an interactive family-friendly “Reindeer Roundup” experience. 

MANHATTAN’S ONLY PRODUCTION BREWERY OPENS

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Photo: Torch & Crown Brewing Company.

SoHo is newly home to the city’s first legit brewery in who knows how many decades. Torch & Crown Brewing Company’s long-awaited brewery and restaurant has opened up in a massive, tri-level space outfitted with state-of-the-art brewing equipment, subterranean fermenters, and a gleaming full-service kitchen. The menu is kicking off with 10 brews, New York wines and ciders, an all-New York spirits cocktail menu, and a very shareable mix of large and small plate savories.

NEWLY REOPENED!

An interior view of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.


Founded in 1982, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum takes visitors on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. After several months on pause, the museum is back as of Friday, September 25th. Among the treasures here you’ll find the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle, which paved the way for America’s successful space shuttle program. Also on display are 27 authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird, the world’s fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. For the safety of both staff and visitors, many new safety procedures have been put in place—you can read about them herePier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., 212-245-0072, intrepidmuseum.org

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The 25 best cheap eats in NYC

Eat for $10 or less at the best restaurants with cheap eats in NYC

UPDATE, October 29 2020: Dining out in New York City has never been so different than this year and it’s not only because restaurants had to shut down their dining rooms for more than six months. The current crisis has put a renewed focus on more affordable food options, whether you’re scarfing down tacos from a food truck or ordering dumplings from a mom-and-pop business in Chinatown. At Time Out New York, we’ve done the homework for you in discovering dishes, old and new, that are all $10 or under. 

“The hefty prices at many New York restaurants can at times make the dining scene feel like it’s only for the elite. But some of the best restaurants in NYC still serve affordable bites for $10 or less. Dining on a budget in New York doesn’t have to feel like a constraint with our picks for jerk chicken, Sicilian-style pizza, creative veggie burgers, underground buffets, Cuban bakeries and more.”  (TONY) ===========================================================

These Dreamy Candlelight Dinners Are Coming To Stunning Restaurants In NYC

“Listening to classical music by candlelight in a beautiful setting sounds like the peaceful haven we all need right now.”

“Calm your mind and experience classical music in a new light with these sensational candlelit dinners in some of New York City’s most magical locations, from stunning restaurants to glamorous lounges. Returning this fall and winter, the experience known simply as “Candlelight invites everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach, plus a little jazz thrown in for good fun, in an intimate atmosphere.”  (secretnyc.co)

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The best musicals now on BroadwayHDTONY

“Watch these classic musical theater performances from the comfort of your couch”

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Weekend culture watch list: 19 culture picks: Alan Cumming, Constance Wu and Samira Wiley in ‘Uncle Vanya’ Los Angeles Times

“Neil LaBute’s star-studded adaptation of Chekhov and pianist Lang Lang lead our weekly list of online concerts, streaming theater productions, virtual art exhibitions and other culture for your viewing consideration this weekend.”

Remember, you don’t have to be in LA to enjoy these wonderful virtual events.

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November NYC Events + NYC Weekend Corona Culture (11/22)

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 the time being. Stay Safe.

For November 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 (sun). NEW STUFF!

9 Actually Fun Things to Do in NYC This Weekend Thrillist

Thrillist, a site with tons of food, drink, travel & entertainment info, introduces folks to the coolest things to do in NYC (and other places when you are traveling). I like to check them out regularly. You should, too.

“With the COVID restrictions requiring bars and restaurants to close at 10pm still in effect, we’ll have to reimagine NYC nightlife into… daylife? While the days are definitely getting shorter and colder, we’ve still got to work together to stop the spread. That means continuing to meet outdoors, wearing our masks, and even (ugh) spending a little more time inside our apartments.

This weekend, you can get your full of fun before the clock strikes 10 by ordering two of everything on the menu at a hot dog pop-up, mastering the sport of curling at an iceless rink, or streaming the world premiere of a Broadway show—we’ve rounded up nine actually cool things to eat, drink, see, and do in NYC.”

Take a big bite at a hot dog pop-up

Weekend-long
Prospect Heights
Maison Yaki just launched SuperSonic, a pop-up that’s all hot dogs, all the time. Inspired by street food around the world, they’re serving up five frankfurters including the Boy Wonder, topped with cornichons and dijonnaise; the Best Friend’s Dad, served with bok choy slaw and five-spice ketchup; and the SuperSonic, slathered in brisket chili and cheez whiz. If you’re feeling particularly strong-of-stomach, order “The Dog Pound,” which comes with two of each hot dog and two orders of curly fries. 
Cost: Hot dogs are $6 or 3 for $15
 

Have a play date with Taiwanese street food

Weekend-long
Flushing
Playdate, a brand-new Taiwanese street food-inspired eatery (and—in the near future—an arcade!) is now open in Flushing, Queens. Founded by a group of friends who think a little fun competition should be rewarded by great food, go for the skewers, which you can get with a combo of meats (including chicken feet, fish balls, and duck wings), or a fried chicken meal paired with bubble tea. While the arcade games onsite are currently unavailable for playing due to COVID, you can still get down with their street treats in the meantime.
Cost: Skewers start at $2
 

Try a new treat from a buzzed-about baker

Weekend-long
Williamsburg
Melissa Weller, the James Beard-nominated baker with stints at Per Se, Roberta’s, and Sadelle’s, is beginning a cold-weather residency at Gertie, a “Jew-ish” deli in Brooklyn, to warm you right up. She’ll be serving up traditional treats—including schneken, babka, rugelach, and challah—with a twist (think chocolate marzipan babka, candied lemon poppy rugelach, and sourdough challah). Bagels will be on the menu, too, to pair with Gertie’s selection of smoked fish and other delicatessen faves like corned beef and pickles. This weekend, they’re offering a special pastry box to celebrate the launch of Weller’s cookbook A Good Bake, featuring five goodies and a signed copy of the book. 
Cost: Pastries start at $2; pastry box is $60
 

Order lunch from a vintage truck

Friday, November 20 – Saturday, November 21
Nolita
Michelin-starred The Musket Room has opened MR All-Day, a cafe that’s serving up pastries and meals from a very Instagrammable 1962 International Harvester truck. The sweets—from chef Camari Mick, alum of Le Bernardin and Eleven Madison Park—include guava cream cheese brioche donuts, Japanese-style milk bread, and miso toffee chip cookies. If you’re in the mood for more of a meal, they’re also serving up food from The Musket Room’s menu and to-go cocktails for happy hour from 5-7pm.
Cost: Pastries start at $3.50
 

Attend a virtual book reading

Friday, November 20, 7-8 pm
Virtual
Poets Anaïs Duplan and Uche Nduka are reading from their work at a virtual event from Brooklyn independent book store, Books Are Magic—and you can listen while drinking wine from a tiny plastic cup in your very own home. Anaïs Duplan will read and discuss his new book Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture, which focuses on experimental artists of color, and Uche Nduka will share poems from Facing You, a new collection of love lyrics. 
Cost: Free
 

Try your hand at a new winter sport

Weekend-long
Bryant Park
Since jetting to Aspen for a week on the slopes is out of the picture this year, you might as well pick up a new wintry skill! Luckily for you, the Curling Café, an iceless intro to the noble sport of curling, is opening at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. A reservation scores you your very own curling lane, plus a keep-your-fingers-warm bubble tent with food and drinks during your 90-minute game.
Cost: Packages for 1-4 people start at $250
 

Take a stroll through downtown Manhattan’s history

Saturday, November 21, 1 pm
Tompkins Square Park
Need a good reason to get away from your computer screen and take in some fresh air? See the East Village/Alphabet City in some actual daylight as Tompkins Square Park’s Urban Park Rangers lead a tour through the history and geography of Manhattan South (in what used to be called Manahatta). Bring a date (and plenty of hand sanitizer), wear a mask, and learn about the area’s storied history of hidden streams and wetlands as you make your way through this thoroughly modern park.
Cost: Free
 

Stream 24 hours of music from around the world

Saturday, November 21, 7 pm for 24 hours
Virtual
Founded by Brooklyn musician David Ellenbogen, the Ragas Live Festival has streamed and performed 24 hours of raga—improvisational frameworks from Indian classical music—every year since 2012. This year, they’re joining with the Rubin Museum of Art, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn Raga Massive, and NYC Radio Live to showcase 24 hours of music from artists in Chennai, Mali, Nepal, Japan, and more. From 7 pm on Saturday to 7 pm on Sunday, more than 90 artists will perform for you to vibe to from home. 
Cost: Free
 

Watch a Broadway show from your couch

Weekend-long
Virtual 
Broadway’s Best Shows, which streams live theater to benefit the Actors Fund, is putting on the world premiere of Neil LaBute’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. But this isn’t your uncle’s Uncle Vanya: With stars including Alan Cumming, Samira Wiley, and Constance Wu, it’s a totally fresh take on the 19th-century Russian masterpiece. Tickets start at $5, but you can pay as you wish to help support actors through the continued Broadway shutdown. 
Cost: Tickets start at $5

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The best art shows and exhibits in NYC

“Check out our suggestions for the best art exhibitions you don’t want to miss, including recently opened shows and more

With New York’s art scene being so prominent yet ever-changing, you’ll want to be sure to catch significant exhibitions. Time Out New York rounds up the best art shows and exhibits in NYC, from offerings at the best photography and art galleries in NYC to shows at renowned institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim.” (TONY)

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Go Ahead, Binge Old Movies and Jam Out to ’90s HitsNYT

Decades old movies, songs and video games have ssurged in popularity over the pandemic. Psychologists say conjuring nostalgia during stressful times is a healthy coping mechanism.

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WFUV-FM 90.7 is my fave local radio station. Noncommercial, member-supported with a format of adult album alternative music, WFUV is doing it’s best to keep us connected to our music with a comprehensive, updated list of live music online.

WFUV Live Online (November 19 – November 25)

11/19 – Lucinda Williams: night of Bob Dylan songs

11/19 – Soccer Mommy, Summerstage Anywhere

11/19 – John Doe, fan favorites

11/20 – “A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective” Q&A

11/20 – Rickie Lee Jones from New Orleans

11/20 – Mac DeMarco solo and guests

11/20, 27 – Trey Anastasio from the Beacon Theatre

11/20 – James Maddock and Friends, City Winery

11/20 – The Wild Feathers, Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

11/21 – Patty Griffin, Austin’s Continental Club

11/22 – Punch Brothers from Blackbird in Nashville

11/22 – The Kennedys: Songs of Emmylou Harris

11/25 – Drive-By Truckers Thanksgiving Filter Variety Show

11/25-29 – The 40th Annual John Lennon Tribute concert with Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Natalie Merchant, Taj Mahal and new artists

Online concert calendar and links at wfuv.org/livestreams

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New York magazine is biweekly these days and every issue has a wonderful section, “The Culture Pages,” which includes a “To Do” list – 25 things to see, hear, watch, and read. Here are my favorites from the current issue (Nov.11-Nov.25).

NY Magazine – Our biweekly guide on what to see, hear, watch, and read.

Classical Music

David Finckel and Wu Han
A chamber-music power couple.
The Harry and Meghan of chamber music, David Finckel and Wu Han have been marinating in Beethoven’s cello sonatas for their entire married lives. Now they perform all five sonatas in one livestream blowout, courtesy of the Berkeley-based Cal Performances. —J.D.
calperformances.org, starting November 12.

Thomas Kotcheff
An album-release concert.
Few concert-music composers could be as well attuned to this moment, with all its wildness, hope, and disciplined rage, as Frederic Rzewski. A lifelong lefty, the 82-year-old Rzewski wrote a series of improvisatory piano pieces, Songs of Insurrection. Thomas Kotcheff, who has now recorded them, marks the release with a livestream recital. —J.D.
youtube.com/c/hocketensemble, starting November 13.

Anthony McGill and the New York Philharmonic
Lighthearted strings.
A chamber music chip off the New York Philharmonic — four string players plus the sublime principal clarinetists Anthony McGil — performs clarinet quintets by Brahms and the less canonical but deeply melodious Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (not to be confused with the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge) from the 92nd Street Y. —J.D.
92Y.org, November 14.

Theater

The Liz Swados Project
In memoriam.
The much-missed Liz Swados was a wildly prolific composer and director, a true downtown spirit with deep social consciousness, whose work ranged from musical theater on Broadway (Runaways) to the farthest reaches of the avant-garde. She taught for decades, and her students and colleagues come together via Joe’s Pub’s online platform to perform songs from her tribute album, which was released in CD form in October. Do not miss your chance to hear her songs sung by stage greats like Amber Gray, Taylor Mac, Stephanie Hsu, Ali Stroker, Sophia Anne Caruso, and Damon Daunno. —Helen Shaw
youtube.com/user/JoesPubNY, November 24.

Art

Richard Tinkler
Kaleidoscopic paintings.
Richard Tinkler’s geometric abstract paintings emit a mystic bioluminescence and sense of grandeur. In this wee gallery, the seven paintings hang on every side, so you’re cocooned in a kind of universal erotics of looking, thinking, making, and believing in art. Everything is subtilized, revealing more the more you look. —J.S.
56 Henry gallery, 56 Henry Street, through November 25.

Dance

The Joyce Fall Season
Dance like everyone is tuning in.
The Joyce mounts an entire fall season, available for free, on its streaming platform. You’ll be able to see Michela Marino Lerman’s jazz tap piece Love Movement; Sankofa Danzafro’s Fecha Limite (Expiration Date), which is choreographer Rafael Palacios’s portrait of Indigenous and Afro-Colombian traditions under threat; the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in a series of social dances; and two pieces from Pioneer Winter Collective, one of which is Gimp Gait, a duet for Winter and Marjorie Burnett, a dancer with cerebral palsy. —Helen Shaw
joyce.org, through December 6.

Art

Titus Kaphar
“From a Tropical Space.”
Titus Kaphar’s new paintings of Black women, almost all of them with the cut-out shape of a child or baby leaving a gaping, blank vacuum, are supremely haunting and exude orphic authority. These imaginative works are more than just illustrations of loss and social injustice. Infused with an iridescent inner light, Kaphar’s somber work reveals itself slowly, pulling you in and then knocking you over by his philosophical accomplishment. These paintings are what the past four years have looked and felt like. —Jerry Saltz
Gagosian, 522 West 21st Street, through December 19.


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November NYC Events (11/21) (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 for the time being. Stay Safe.

Earlier today we covered Weekend Corona Culture (scroll down just a bit to find it). Now, how about some more useful information.

NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: November 20 – 26

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space, Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience, the Whitney’s Working Together 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.

Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space

Ruth Asawa: Drawing in Space

David Zwirner Art Gallery

Manhattan / Thu, Nov 19, 2020 – Sat, Dec 19, 2020

On the occasion of an installation of wire sculptures, drawings, and lithographs by Ruth Asawa at David Zwirner’s 69th Street gallery in New York, this presentation offers a view of the investigations of material and form, often inspired by nature, that defined the artist’s career for half a century. While best known for her innovative wire sculptures, Asawa had a deep connection to drawing and painting and often depicted plants, flowers, and other organic forms …

BILLIE HOLIDAY: REACHING FOR THE MOON

BILLIE HOLIDAY: REACHING FOR THE MOON

92nd Street Y

Manhattan / Sun, Nov 22, 2020 – Sun, Dec 06, 2020

92Y announces a celebration and exploration of Billie Holiday’s peerless artistry and influence with a multidisciplinary festival featuring music, film and conversation in November and December, with additional events to be announced in 2021. “BILLIE HOLIDAY: REACHING FOR THE MOON–An Exploration and Celebration” begins on Sunday, November 22 with a free exclusive screening of Emmy-nominated director James Erskine’s new documentary “BILLIE,” days ahead of its theatrical and virtual release. The screening will be followed by a live online Q&A …

Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop

Whitney Museum of American Art

Manhattan / Sat, Nov 21, 2020 – Sun, Mar 28, 2021

This November, the Whitney presents “Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop,” a groundbreaking exhibition featuring over 150 photographs by fourteen early members of the Kamoinge Workshop, nine of whom are living and working today. In 1963 a group of Black photographers based in New York came together in the spirit of friendship and exchange and chose the name Kamoinge—meaning “a group of people acting together” in Gikuyu, the language of the Kikuyu people …

Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience

Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience

Radial Park at Halletts Point

Queens / Fri, Nov 20, 2020 – Sat, Nov 21, 2020

Radial Park at Halletts Point Play, is pleased to announce the next movie to hit its big screen and stage, “Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience,” starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Eva Noblezada, for two nights only on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET. “Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience,” is a one of a kind, live, simultaneously cinematic and theatrical performance, that will include musical numbers from the hit-movie both before and intertwined in-time …

French Staycation, a Singposium

French Staycation, a Singposium

Cecilia Chorus of New York

Manhattan / Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In the seventh episode of their free, online series, The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents their Music Director Mark Shapiro, an internationally recognized teacher, leading a Zoom “French Staycation, a Singposium” on November 23 @ 7:30 PM EDT.  The event is open to everyone. Mark Shapiro says about the program, “Our whirlwind musical tour of France spans two centuries and illuminates the aspects of technique and style that make that country’s music so quintessentially French, with its …

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The best things to do in NYC this weekend

The best things to do in NYC this weekend includes iceless curling at Bryant Park, outdoor burlesque and more

“Looking for the best things to do in NYC this weekend? Whether you’re spontaneous, searching for things to do in NYC today, or love to plan ahead, you can have a fun weekend by renting a winter cabin at Pier 17, catching outdoor burlesque at Duane Park or challenge your friends to iceless curling at Bryant Park. Whatever you do, get out there and make it a fall weekend to remember.” (TONY)

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“What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.”

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Things To Do in New York in November

“The Christmas season is approaching and in November 2020 in New York, it can also be crisp and cold – even snow is not uncommon. But November is still a beautiful month to travel and visit New York City. The metropolis offers great events and exciting sights.” (loving-newyork)

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327 NYC Restaurants Where You Can Eat Outside Today – The Infatuation

“A running list of re-opened NYC restaurants with space for you to eat and drink outside.”

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November NYC Events + NYC Weekend Corona Culture (11/21)

 

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 the time being. Stay Safe.

For November 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!

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

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80 Must-Do Things In NYC This Novembersecretnyc.com

“November is here, and there are so many fun new things to do!

With the holidays just around the corner and fall in full swing, the city is bustling with things to do from cozy winter-themed outdoor dining to outdoor art installations to peak fall foliage (in the beginning of the month) to the holiday markets about to open up shop. Though things look a bit different this year, there are still are so many, safe and fun activities to make the most of your month in NYC! Check ’em out here:”

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

“Leilah Babirye’s luminous sculptural figures, Luigi Ghirri’s vintage photographs, and Paul Chan’s Wittgenstein drawings”

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Outdoor activities for fall in NYC –  columbiaspectator

“It’s officially spooky season. Brightly colored leaves, Halloween movies, and pumpkin spice reign supreme for the month of October, which might leave you craving fall fun with friends and family. While you can’t host any Halloween parties this year, there are still plenty of outdoor fall group activities you can do while maintaining a safe social distance. For those in the New York City area, Spectrum put together a guide to help you celebrate the season with your go-to group of friends.”

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20 Fun Things you can actually do in NYC right now –  (loving-newyork.com)

“How to become a tourist in your own city. With the city slowly reopening and many New Yorkers planning a staycation instead of traveling out of town we came up with some really fun things you can actually do in NYC right now. From our favorite outdoor dining spots to the best attractions you should check out and super exciting tours in the city. Yes, now is the time to become a tourist in your own city. “

 

“A look at a photographer who follows graffiti artists, a student chronicling Black art, a collective devoted to social justice and more.”

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November NYC Events (11/20) (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 for the time being. Stay Safe.

Earlier today we covered NYC Corona Culture. Now, how about some more useful NYC information.

 

 

 

 

 

New York magazine is biweekly these days and every issue has a wonderful section, “The Culture Pages,” which includes a “To Do” list – 25 things to see, hear, watch, and read. Here are my favorites from the current issue (Nov.11-Nov.25).

Classical Music

David Finckel and Wu Han A chamber-music power couple. The Harry and Meghan of chamber music, David Finckel and Wu Han have been marinating in Beethoven’s cello sonatas for their entire married lives. Now they perform all five sonatas in one livestream blowout, courtesy of the Berkeley-based Cal Performances. —J.D. calperformances.org, starting November 12.

Thomas Kotcheff An album-release concert. Few concert-music composers could be as well attuned to this moment, with all its wildness, hope, and disciplined rage, as Frederic Rzewski. A lifelong lefty, the 82-year-old Rzewski wrote a series of improvisatory piano pieces, Songs of Insurrection. Thomas Kotcheff, who has now recorded them, marks the release with a livestream recital. —J.D. youtube.com/c/hocketensemble, starting November 13.

Anthony McGill and the New York Philharmonic Lighthearted strings. A chamber music chip off the New York Philharmonic — four string players plus the sublime principal clarinetists Anthony McGil — performs clarinet quintets by Brahms and the less canonical but deeply melodious Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (not to be confused with the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge) from the 92nd Street Y. —J.D. 92Y.org, November 14.

Theater

The Liz Swados Project In memoriam. The much-missed Liz Swados was a wildly prolific composer and director, a true downtown spirit with deep social consciousness, whose work ranged from musical theater on Broadway (Runaways) to the farthest reaches of the avant-garde. She taught for decades, and her students and colleagues come together via Joe’s Pub’s online platform to perform songs from her tribute album, which was released in CD form in October. Do not miss your chance to hear her songs sung by stage greats like Amber Gray, Taylor Mac, Stephanie Hsu, Ali Stroker, Sophia Anne Caruso, and Damon Daunno. —Helen Shaw youtube.com/user/JoesPubNY, November 24.

Art

Richard Tinkler Kaleidoscopic paintings. Richard Tinkler’s geometric abstract paintings emit a mystic bioluminescence and sense of grandeur. In this wee gallery, the seven paintings hang on every side, so you’re cocooned in a kind of universal erotics of looking, thinking, making, and believing in art. Everything is subtilized, revealing more the more you look. —J.S. 56 Henry gallery, 56 Henry Street, through November 25.

Dance

The Joyce Fall Season Dance like everyone is tuning in. The Joyce mounts an entire fall season, available for free, on its streaming platform. You’ll be able to see Michela Marino Lerman’s jazz tap piece Love Movement; Sankofa Danzafro’s Fecha Limite (Expiration Date), which is choreographer Rafael Palacios’s portrait of Indigenous and Afro-Colombian traditions under threat; the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in a series of social dances; and two pieces from Pioneer Winter Collective, one of which is Gimp Gait, a duet for Winter and Marjorie Burnett, a dancer with cerebral palsy. —Helen Shaw joyce.org, through December 6.

Art

Titus Kaphar “From a Tropical Space.” Titus Kaphar’s new paintings of Black women, almost all of them with the cut-out shape of a child or baby leaving a gaping, blank vacuum, are supremely haunting and exude orphic authority. These imaginative works are more than just illustrations of loss and social injustice. Infused with an iridescent inner light, Kaphar’s somber work reveals itself slowly, pulling you in and then knocking you over by his philosophical accomplishment. These paintings are what the past four years have looked and felt like. —Jerry Saltz Gagosian, 522 West 21st Street, through December 19.

This article appears in the November 9, 2020, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!

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In the age of Covid-19 this info from City Guide is one of the best sources of info on What’s Happening, even if some are only available in your home, and not in your favorite venue.

CityGuideNY

NYC RESOURCES

cosi fan tutti met opera

The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas FREE nightly.

The New York Public Library provides access to more than 300,000 FREE e-books and e-audio books.

NYC Health information page for COVID-19.

NYC restaurant world information.

Stream hundreds of Broadway shows (by subscription).

15 Broadway shows you can watch from home.

Broadway performances live—from stars’ living rooms.

The New York City Ballet presents a spring digital season.

Virtual programming will keep you connected to the York Theatre Company.

One World Observatory has made One World Explorer, the attraction’s Digital Skyline Guide, available for remote watching. Virtual helicopter tours of the city’s most iconic sites are available now.

51 New York TV shows and movies.

5 eras of New York to enjoy in books and movies.

2,500 museums and galleries you can visit virtually.

The New York Botanical Garden in bloom from home.

Exploring Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square.

The Top of the Rock launches a brief virtual tour on YouTube.

Livestreamed fitness classes.

Fun at-home activities for kids.

6 podcast series to help you understand New York.Discover the best of New York, from hidden gems to iconic landmarks, through The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s “Tourist in your own Town” Video Series.

VIRTUAL MUSEUMS

Explore the world of design with Cooper Hewitt.

Experience the Intrepid Museum anywhere.

New-York Historical Society from home.

A portal to the map collection of the Brooklyn Historical Society.

The Brooklyn Museum remotely.

Guggenheim Museum from home.

The Morgan’s exhibitions.

Virtually visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

The Merchant’s House Museum from home.

rubin shrine room virtual tour

You can take a virtual tour of the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room at the Rubin Museum of Art. (You can find two hours of meditative chanting as well, if you’re searching out some respite.) The Rubin has also, for the first time, launched a digital assemblage of more than 300 items from the museum’s collection.

VIRTUAL TALKS, LECTURES, AND EVENTS

Thought Gallery has hundreds of livestream talks, lectures, performances, and more. Check out sessions with celebs, live concerts, and opportunities to learn the latest on everything from science to philosophy to social justice

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WFUV-FM 90.7 is my fave local radio station. Noncommercial, member-supported with a format of adult album alternative music, WFUV is doing it’s best to keep us connected to our music with a comprehensive, updated list of live music online.

WFUV Live Online (November 19 – November 25)

11/19 – Lucinda Williams: night of Bob Dylan songs

11/19 – Soccer Mommy, Summerstage Anywhere

11/19 – John Doe, fan favorites

11/20 – “A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective” Q&A

11/20 – Rickie Lee Jones from New Orleans

11/20 – Mac DeMarco solo and guests

11/20, 27 – Trey Anastasio from the Beacon Theatre

11/20 – James Maddock and Friends, City Winery

11/20 – The Wild Feathers, Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

11/21 – Patty Griffin, Austin’s Continental Club

11/22 – Punch Brothers from Blackbird in Nashville

11/22 – The Kennedys: Songs of Emmylou Harris

11/25 – Drive-By Truckers Thanksgiving Filter Variety Show

11/25-29 – The 40th Annual John Lennon Tribute concert with Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Natalie Merchant, Taj Mahal and new artists

Online concert calendar and links at wfuv.org/livestreams

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November NYC Events + Top 9 NYC Corona Culture (11/20)

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 for the time being. Stay Safe.

For November 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 9 Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!

1. What’s Open in NYC | The Official Guide to New York City – nycgo.com

“Businesses across all five boroughs are working toward a common goal: to welcome back guests, employees and the community at large while ensuring everyone’s health and safety. Use this hub as a starting point for what’s open right now or opening soon, and make sure to follow up directly with any venue to confirm hours and protocols before you visit.”

2. Here’s what you can expect from Macy’s ‘reimagined’ Thanksgiving parade 6sqft

“The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a New York City tradition since 1924. In modern times, the event draws a live crowd of roughly 3.5 million and is made up of 8,000 participants, including performers, marching bands, dancers, and more. But those large numbers of people mean that this year’s pandemic-era parade will look a bit different. Macy’s announced in September that its 94th annual parade will be a television-only presentation with participant capacity reduced by 75 percent, a two-day staging, and balloons being flown by vehicles instead of the usual 80- to 100-person teams that corral each balloon”

3. -70 NYC restaurants with heaters for outdoor dining6sqft

“Though indoor dining is permitted at 25-percent capacity in New York City, a lot of people still don’t feel 100-percent comfortable with the idea. Luckily, the city made its outdoor dining program permanent and year-round and gave restaurants the go-ahead to install outdoor heat lamps. If you’re looking for one of these spots to dine al fresco without shivering, we’ve begun a running list throughout the city.”

4. The best live theater to stream online this weekTONY

“Theaters are closed for now, but you can find great stage stars and events streaming online today

The pandemic crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down for at least the rest of 2020, and the ban on large gatherings in New York currently extends to all other performance spaces as well. So the show must go online—and streaming video makes that possible. Here are some of the best theater, opera, dance and cabaret events from across the country (and around the world) that you can watch today without leaving home, many of which will help you support artists and worthy charities. Scroll past the day-by-day listings to find events that have already premiered but can still be seen for a limited time. We update this page on a weekly basis.”

5. A Visitor’s Guide to MoMA and the Met – The New York Times

“What you need to know before you head back to the museums, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.”

6. Manhattan’s only production brewery is now open in Soho6sqft

“A massive new brewery and restaurant opened in Soho last week, becoming the only production brewery in Manhattan. Located at 12 Vandam Street, Torch & Crown Brewing Company measures 9,000 square feet over three levels and boasts soaring ceilings, ivy-covered walls, and enough seating for 250 people inside and 180 people in their heated outdoor space.”

Winter is right around the corner, and that means rooftops will start to turn into wintery wonderlands (especially with outdoor dining continuing all year round)—and the Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth is the first to pop up!

8. – 8 great NYC spots where you can enjoy outdoor dining with live music – TONY

Across New York City, the latest trend in luring diners outdoors is live music.

Among the best things to do in NYC this year, live music feels like a distant memory. But in a surprising twist, restaurants have now become the best venues to catch musical acts IRL as outdoor dining is more popular than ever.

9. A Guide to NYC Museums, Cultural Sites Reopening – ny1.com

“So much of what makes New York City such a unique and vibrant place to live is its world-renowned arts and culture sites. For nearly six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has kept these treasures closed off to the public. But now, with infection rates remaining low, New York’s cultural institutions are finally throwing open their doors again – in a socially distanced and safe way, of course”

Bonus: When the Bronx was a Forest: Stroll Through the Centuries – NYT

“Yankee Stadium was the site of a salt marsh. Concourse Plaza was a valley. Our critic walks with Eric Sanderson, a conservation ecologist.”

We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here December 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info. 

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November NYC Events (11/19) (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 for the time being. Stay Safe.

Earlier today we covered Top Travel Forums and NYC Corona Culture. Here is some more useful NYC information.

NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: November 13 – 19

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include 5th Annual SoloDuo Virtual Dance Festival, We, the Whole People, Pop-Ups in the Lantern 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.

Encores! Inside the Revival

Encores! Inside the Revival

New York City Center

Manhattan / Ongoing

Go behind the scenes with this new digital series—”Encores! Inside the Revival.” This five-part mini documentary series takes you inside the next chapter of the beloved Tony-honored Encores! where the unique creative process of productions in development is led by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet and newly announced Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos. Enjoy live performances and hear one-on-one conversations with the directors and artists invested in bringing these productions to you as soon as it …

We, the Whole People

We, the Whole People

Composers Concordance

Manhattan / Sat, Nov 14, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Composers Concordance presents “We, the Whole People” on Saturday, November 14th at 7pm EST for a limited, in-person audience at Michiko Studios in New York City. “We, the Whole People” is inspired by a speech Susan B. Anthony gave after her arrest for casting an illegal vote in the 1872 presidential election. Specifically for this concert, eight composers have written new music influenced, directly or indirectly, by Anthony’s speech, the women’s movement in general, and/or the …

ACO’s 2020-21 Season

ACO’s 2020-21 Season

American Classical Orchestra

Manhattan / Tue, Nov 17, 2020 – Sat, May 15, 2021

The ACO is pleased to announce plans for their new season. This year has presented many challenges for all of us, but hopefully better times are ahead. For the ACO, this means the opportunity to share new projects and programs with their fans. This season will be a bit different: with a combination of new digital projects providing unique insight into the music, and livestream performances featuring ACO musicians and guest artists. This fall, they’re excited …

Pop-Ups in the Lantern

Pop-Ups in the Lantern

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts

Manhattan / Tue, Nov 17, 2020 – Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Miller Theatre’s celebrated (and free) Pop-Up Concerts resume, with a change of venue. Filmed live in the Lantern—a stunning venue part of Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus—Miller invites you to take a virtual front-row seat to performances by world-class musicians. This series brings Columbia to you, showing the breadth of Miller’s programming, while highlighting the iconic beauty of the campus of Columbia University. Concerts in the Live from Columbia series are filmed live and will premiere throughout the 2020-21 …

5th Annual SoloDuo Virtual Dance Festival

5th Annual SoloDuo Virtual Dance Festival

WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company

Brooklyn / Fri, Nov 13, 2020 – Sun, Nov 15, 2020

WHITE WAVE presents their “5th Annual SoloDuo Virtual Dance Festival,” featuring 29 dancemakers from New York Metropolitan area, across the U.S.,and from Cuba, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Japan & China! The program celebrates the unique art of creating Solos and Duets, a format often favored by early-stage choreographers, selected by a panel of distinguished presenters and dance artists in NYC, as their company begins to find its path within the Dance world. The line-up this year includes …

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These general interest NYC links should also be helpful:

327 NYC Restaurants Where You Can Eat Outside Today – New York – The Infatuation

The Setups for Outdoor Winter Dining Are Lavish. But Are They Safe? – The New York Times

Bryant Park Just Opened A Brand New ‘Curling Cafe’ For The Holiday Season – Secretnyc

The Met and MoMA in New York reopen to the public after months-long shutdowns – The Washington Post

A Guide To All The Holiday Markets Open In NYC This Season – Secretnyc

Check out these outdoor art exhibits and open museums in Manhattan this fall | amNewYork

When Will Concerts Return? Experts Weigh In. | HuffPost Life

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In the age of Covid-19 this info from City Guide is one of the best sources of info on What’s Happening, even if some are only available in your home, and not in your favorite venue.

Places to Go in NYC: Virtual Tours of Observation Decks

City Guide News Desk

For a real sense of the city’s epic scale, you need to get up into the sky, into one of New York’s unparalleled observatories. The sometime chaos of New York sidewalks gives way to a clarity on the upper stories. The grids of streets, the flow of traffic, and architectural masterpieces from across the eras all come into clear focus. If you’re planning a visit to NYC, check out these virtual tours of our famous observation decks so you’ll be ready to choose the best one for you.

Virtual Tour: Empire State Building

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING. Ever since its 1931 completion, the Empire State Building has been the most famous skyscraper in the world. It remains a vital part of NYC and an inspiration to the millions of visitors who ascend to the ESB observation deck in every season. Newly updated features include a museum, the Observatory Experience. The result of a $165 million investment, this second floor stopover will substitute for what was once time spent waiting on line. Take a virtual tour of the space above, and check out the many features the attraction offers20 W. 34th St., 212-736-3100, esbnyc.com

Virtual Tour: One World Observatory

ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY. There’s only one tallest. Only one strongest. And only one destination selected as the Best New Attraction in the World. These attributes belong to One World Trade Center, and its pinnacle, the One World Observatory, rising over 100 stories in the sky. Check out this virtual overview of what you’ll find there285 Fulton St., 844-696-1776, oneworldobservatory.com

Virtual Tour: Top of the Rock

TOP OF THE ROCK. At this stunning perch atop Rockefeller Center, you’ll find wholly unobstructed views of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the rivers, and all of Central Park (its size can only truly be appreciated when seen from above). The Grand Viewing Deck on the 69th floor offers unparalleled views of the city, with visibility that reaches some 30 miles on a clear day. The 70th Floor is the proverbial cherry on top, allowing visitors to experience a 360° panorama of Manhattan in all its glory. This is an open-air perch with completely unobstructed views—no glass or anything. It provides a vantage point unlike any other in the city…or the world. 30 Rockefeller Ctr., 212-698-2000, topoftherocknyc.com

Virtual Tour: Edge

The Edge

EDGE, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck, opened in March 2020, just before the city went on pause. The city is looking forward to the return of this incredible, triangular deck extending from the skyscraper at 30 Hudson Yards. You can stand 100 floors above the ground and see miles and miles in every direction. The deck offers 360-degree views with jaw-dropping glimpses of the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, the Hudson River, and much more. You can tour the various features at Edge hereLevel 4 inside The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, 332-204-8500, edgenyc.com


There’s no bad time to take an eagle eye to the lives of millions of New Yorkers, but if you can time it, we’d steer you to dusk, when you can enjoy both sunset and the thrill of watching the city’s lights flickering to life.

Want more free advice on what to do and see in New York? Join our Facebook group Everything to Do NYC, a place for people to ask questions and get tips on how to make the most of the city

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November NYC Events + Top Online Travel Forums (11/19)

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 the time being. Stay Safe.

For November 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 6 Top Online Travel Forums.

Traditional travel guides and blogs, whether online or in paper format, give you a lot of content but still have their limitations. Chances are you’ll have specific questions and concerns that they didn’t cover.

Online travel forums (the original social media) are one of the best ways to find information you can’t find elsewhere, and to find answers to specific questions. These online communities of travelers are ready and willing to offer their insights and first-hand knowledge.

Which are the best travel forums – the forums with many informed and active members who will answer your questions promptly and accurately? with moderators who will ensure that discussions stay relevant and civil?

Here are my six favorites:

> Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree An old timer (since 1996) – you can search by destination or interest, search for a travel buddy or just have a chat. 7.1M results for “everything ever.” Search here for New York City

> Trip Advisor’s Travel Board Their motto: ”Get the truth.Then go” Search by destination or interest. The New York City Travel Forum has 189K topics and the sidebar “Top questions about New York City” is very helpful. Search here for New York City

> Frommer’s Community Forums Not as active as some other forums, but archived topics can be helpful. Search by destinations, trip ideas, tips&tools. Search here for New York City

> Fodor’s Travel Talk Forums This is a big one with 2.1M posts for the USA and 3.9M posts for Europe and can be difficult to find what you are looking for. In order to use all the features of the forum, you will need to register. Search here for New York City

> Flyer Talk Forums Been around a long time. Heavy, of course, on air travel and airports. But the destinations section has a New York City forum with many posts. Unfortunately, browsing through the threads is time consuming, and the search engine is not very helpful. Search here for New York City

> Rick Steve’s Travel Forum This is a Euro-centric Forum, so much won’t be of help for NYCity. But Rick Steves and his travelers have so much good information on the site, including travel technology, I just had to list it. Be sure to use it when you travel to Europe. Search here for technology tips

Of course, your FaceBook friends and Twitter world may be helpful too.

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These general interest NYC links should be helpful, too.

80 Must-Do Things In NYC This November – secretnyc.co

Critic Robert Sietsema’s Top 12 Neighborhood Pizza Slices – ny.eater.com

Best Outdoor Art in NYC this fall and winter including sculptures – TONY

7 Places to Photograph the NYC Skyline – cityguideny.com

How Covid-Safe Is Dining in a Restaurant’s Outdoor Tent? – WSJ

The Best Online Workout Classes, According to Strategist Writers and Editors – nymag.com

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November NYC Events (11/18) (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 for the time being.

Earlier today we covered NYC Corona Culture. Here is some more useful NYC information.

New York Family is a site that is real surprise. Sure, it has lots of good stuff for kids, but also lots of good stuff for adults. You should regularly check out what they are up to, especially this Fall Foliage info while the weather is still so nice.

NYC Leaf Peeping and Fall Foliage in 2020  (newyorkfamily.com)

“With Fall just around the corner, the city will soon be filled with classic autumn colors. In this list, we provide an updated version from our previous leaf-peeping post containing new COVID-19 guidelines that parks are following. All of these will be open for the season that you can visit at any time or with reserved time tickets. Make sure to check each website for specific information.”

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Some other useful information about things to do in NYC:

• New York In November I Things To Do In NYC | November 2020 Edition • loving-newyork.com

Holiday lights and magic at Brookfield Place, World Trade Center | amNewYork

Where to order takeout Thanksgiving meals this year in NYC | 6sqft

NYC Restaurants With Enclosed Tents For When It’s Freezing & Raining Sideways – New York – The Infatuation

The Rockefeller Center ice skating rink will only be open for two months this year | 6sqft

What to stream online: from virtual museum tours to the best concert movies and theatre shows – telegraph.co.uk

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WFUV-FM 90.7 is my fave local radio station. Noncommercial, member-supported with a format of adult album alternative music, WFUV is doing it’s best to keep us connected to our music with a comprehensive, updated list of live music online.

WFUV Live Online (November 12 – November 18)

11/12 – Lucinda Williams, Lu’s Jukebox In Studio

11/12 – Kim Gordon discusses her book, No Icon, with Carrie Brownstein

11/12 – Gloria Gaynor, Summerstage Anywhere

11/13-14 – Iceland Airwaves: Of Monsters and Men, Ásgeir, Emiliána Torrini and Friends, and more

11/13 – Dolly Parton‘s Comin’ Home for Christmas

11/13 – Elvis Costello Q&A

11/13 – Trey Anastasio from the Beacon Theatre

11/14 – Save Tip’s for Tipitina’s: Jon Batiste and Stay Human w/Trombone Shorty, Willie Nelson, Tank & the Bangas, Galactic, Pres Hall Jazz Band

11/14 – Brendan Benson and band from Nashville

11/15 – Hollis Brown, “50 Years of Getting Loaded, A Tribute to the Velvet Underground” via City Winery

11/15, 11/22 – Punch Brothers from Nashville

11/16 – Emmylou Harris and Friends ft. Marty Stuart

11/17 – Sylvan Esso, “From the Satellite” concert

11/17 – San Fermin from Le Poisson Rouge

Online concert calendar and links at wfuv.org/livestreams

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November NYC Events + Top 10 NYC Corona Culture (11/18)

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 the time being. Stay Safe.

For November 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 10 Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!

1. Where to See the Best NYC Holiday Windows in 2020 newyorkfamily.com

“2020 may have brought many changes this year, but the traditional unveiling of NYC holiday windows will still be here.”

2. -16 Best Spots To Catch NYC’s Peak Fall Foliagesecretnyc.co

“NYC’s peak foliage is set to begin this week. We asked NYers some of their favorite spots, and here’s a list of some of the best places they said to catch autumn’s beautiful colors in the city!”

3. Bryant Park’s Winter Village Officially Opens For The Season on Oct. 30

“The wonderland will feature tins of holiday shops, a pop-up rinkside food hall, and a 17,000-foot free ice skating rink as the centerpiece. (You’ll only have to pay to rent skates if you don’t already have, which cost $18-$33, depending on the day). Because of COVID-19, there are many new safety measures in place, including a completely-outdoors Winter Village experience.”  (secretnyc.co)

4. A Visitor’s Guide to MoMA and the Met – The New York Times

“What you need to know before you head back to the museums, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.”

5. How to Enjoy Outdoor Dining Right NowGrubstreet

“And how to dress for it in February.”

6. The absolute best pizza in NYC TONY

“The best pizza in NYC as tasted by our pizza experts—from dollar slices to slice with mile high toppings.

New Yorkers are fortunate to live in a city where the pizza is so good that even the dollar slices are excellent. But with so many options, it’s difficult to know which pie shop is worth the trek. We put together our most comprehensive guide to slices across the five boroughs. Whether you’re looking for a classic margherita pie, our favorite joint with an old-school New York atmosphere or the spot to grab a slice at an outdoor restaurant in the warmer months, we’ve got you covered. Now more than ever, pizza in New York is experimental and accommodating to all kinds of dietary restrictions (such as gluten free pizza, thank you, Screamer’s!) while many of the old-fashioned spots have kept the same charm as ever.”

7. Here’s what you need to know about museums reopening in New York City – amNewYork

“Since the start of the pandemic, we had all turned to virtual museum activities and videos to see our favorite exhibits and galleries. Now that Cuomo has given the green light for museums and other cultural institutions to reopen, they are gearing up to welcome us back in. Like most establishments that have reopened in the past months, everything has a new “normal,” and the same goes for these museums. Before you make your way to see your favorite gallery, take a look at these museum guidelines so that you can be fully informed and prepared when arriving. Be sure to also check the museum’s website for additional information on their policies and for any changes before visiting.”

8. Here are things that you can do in Central Park amid the COVID-19 pandemic – amNewYork

“While the Park remains open to the public, to mitigate the spread of the virus and in alignment with recommendations from public health officials, in-Park tours and public programming are on pause, and all visitor centers are closed until further notice.”

9. Best Exhibits in NYC Open Right Now: New Exhibitions, Pop Ups & More – Thrillist

“Governor Cuomo announced that indoor cultural activities like museums (and also bowling alleys, yes!) are allowed to reopen starting today. That’s good news for art-loving New Yorkers who have been cooped up for months with limited entertainment options. While many museums will slowly reopen over the upcoming weeks, when they do, expect attendance limited to 25% capacity, staggered and timed entry with ticketing booked in advance, and necessary safety protocols including the requirement of facial coverings and social distancing. So grab your mask and hand sanitizer, and check out these eight cool exhibitions to celebrate the museum phase of Phase 4’s reopening.”

10. Biking in New York City  – nycgo.com

With more than 1,000 miles of bike routes and lanes, NYC makes for a bike-friendly destination. Two-wheeled transit is an increasingly popular and accessible way to navigate the City while taking in some extraordinary vistas. Check out this video for a beginner’s guide to getting around town by bike. For more details, our biking article has the basics on how to rent some wheels and ride safely, along with some suggested starter routes.”

bonus: When Manhattan Was Mannahatta: a Stroll Through the Centuries  – NYT  

“From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of Lower Manhattan.”

We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here December 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.  

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Stay home for a bit longer – Mask up and stay safe

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