Although we are still mostly in the virtual realm, several in-person experiences dot our December roundup. Most all of us can’t say goodbye to 2020 quickly enough, but we have some good opportunities for looking back, and looking forward. We’re especially eager for presentations on Jung and tarot, John Coltrane, and a Filipinx holiday cooking demo.
It’s a fraught season with the election looming, but there are opportunities for electoral insight on both sides of the big day. We’re also looking forward to appearances by Noam Chomsky, Margaret Atwood, and Carlo Rovelli.
Although we’ll be missing the annual Halloween parade this year, there is still plenty of spooky action going on across the city. Read on for the best of virtual activities—plus a few in person alternatives—covering All Hallows’ Eve and El Dia de los Muertos.
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By Ethan Wolff
We are less 18 days out from an election with incalculable ramifications for the future of the republic. The roster of political talks in the coming days runs deep (and there are some post-election wrap ups as we process what is sure to be an exhausting three weeks).
By Ethan Wolff
Fall is a great time for exploring the city on walks and tours. Although a lot of programming remains virtual, there are more chances to get out and about in real life than we’ve seen in months. We’re looking forward to learning more about NYC, from City Island to the Deco details of 42nd Street. Read more
By Ethan Wolff
October is here, somehow, and even if we’re still living virtually there are plenty of great live presentations headed our way. We’re looking forward to hearing from Deepak Chopra, Nancy Pelosi, Jelani Cobb, Andrew Cuomo, Matthew McConaughey, and many more.
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.