The world’s smallest art masterpiece. The famous art you’re probably carrying in your wallet. New York City’s unique resilience. The Behind The Experience video series discovers these and more little-known city secrets hidden inside the Museum of the City of New York.Read more
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If you’re looking for any silver linings in this terrible time it’s that we may come out of it with a new set of priorities. Starting Monday, the city will host Climate Week NYC, with the hope that we begin to address in earnest what is becoming increasingly obvious. Learn more, and prepare for the future, at these upcoming talks around climate change, highlighted by appearances from Jane Fonda and the first female President of Ireland, Mary Robinson.
With a pivotal election just two months off it’s an essential time to stay informed. It’s also a prime season for learning more about less-hyped aspects of our society. The coming weeks bring many important talks around social justice, covering everything from women’s suffrage to speaking truth to power to a pair of Nobel Prize winners on economic inequality.
By Ethan Wolff
Wait, September? It seemed like time was standing still. As we gear up for fall there are legions of good talks and cultural experiences waiting, mostly still virtual, although a couple of in-person opportunities are sprinkled in. We’re looking forward to talks on Spinoza, Audre Lorde, and the medicine of “Game of Thrones.”
With the state infection rate below 1% for more than 12 days in a row, the Governor has cleared the way for indoor culture to return. Starting next Monday, museums can reopen with safety and cleaning protocols in place, although admission will be limited to 25% of capacity. We’ve got a rundown of what’s opening when as well as other cultural outlets providing “in real life” opportunities.Read more
As New York City cautiously reemerges from long sequestration, tours are taking place again in real life. Masks and social distancing are required, but there are multiple ways to explore the city now, including on the boats. The virtual tour scene is going on strong as well, so you can have your pick of ways to marvel and learn.
By Ethan Wolff
Talks and lectures in August are still on the virtual plan, although real life events are closer than they’ve been in New York City for many months. We’re looking forward to hearing from Isabella Rossellini, Masha Gessen, John Douglas Thompson, and Gloria Steinem, among the livestream programming coming our way in August.
After months of quarantine, much of New York is feeling closer to ingredients than ever before. Whether lockdown led you into sourdough starters or whiskey sours, now’s a great time to bone up on food and beverage—check out these upcoming talks.