Take a break from the bad news headlines, stay home safely, and enjoy these special weekday events from the NYC cultural institutions we cannot visit in person right now, including museum tours concerts and live chats with experts, all FREE.
You can still enjoy spring and the best of New York City, virtually.
Stay home and stay safe with these online events, this week, April 21-24.
Lincoln Center is live-streaming different concerts every day, including Met Opera performances.
Today’s virtual concert is:
Live from Lincoln Center – Beverly Sills hosts a star-studded event honoring the 30th anniversary of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Originally broadcast on October 14, 1998.
- 5:30pm, Tuesday, April 21
- Click here to Watch
Virtual Earth Day Events
Join the American Museum of Natural History for an all-day online EarthFest on Wednesday, April 22, starting at 10am.
The schedule includes
- family-friendly botany and climate science workshops with hands-on activities that viewers can participate in using household items,
- live virtual guided flights over Earth and through the universe with space scientists,
- a YouTube watch party and live chat with Museum scientists, and
- an Earth-themed online trivia night with special guests.
- Sophie Hughes, who will read from her award-winning new translation, Hurricane Season,
- Mexican writer Fernanda Melchor;
- renowned Lebanese-French writer Amin Maalouf, who will discuss his new novel, The Disoriented, with critic Maya Jaggi and translator Frank Wynne;
- Rodaan Al-Galidi, an Iraqi author residing in the Netherlands in conversation with his Dutch translator, Jonathan Reed, about his memoir of immigration, Two Blankets, Three Sheets;
- Bergur Ebbi, author, performer, and public intellectual from Iceland, who will read from and riff on Screenshot, his view of society and technology;
- translator Tess Lewis, who will chat with Judith Keller of Switzerland, author of the new The Questionable Ones.
- The Catalan contingent — the home team — will include Jordi Puntítalking soccer with Simon Critchley, Jordi Nopca discussing his new book Come On Up, with his translator, Mara Lethem, a conversation with multiple award-winning essayist, Marta Marín-Dòmine, and Adrian Nathan West reading from his new translation of Sergi Pàmies.
- To follow the celebration around the world and on social media, visit booksandroses.cat or use #BooksAndRoses.
- For more information about 24 Hours of Sant Jordi NYC, visitsantjordinyc.org
Support local businesses and connect with local Brooklyn residents and businesses at The Brooklyn App’s Virtual Hangout
It’s a virtual meet-up for those who live in Brooklyn or love Brooklyn, which means everybody.
It’s a great way to connect, network and meet other creatives in the city, and a chance to win hundreds of dollars in Brooklyn Gift Certificates during the event that can be used on future things like photography lessons at BRIC Music lessons, Galas, Barclay’s tickets, workshops and more.
Mon Valley Medium
Tune in to this one-man play, a compelling murder mystery written and peformed by a Alec Silberblatt, a Pittsburgh native now living here in NYC to further his theater career.
The play has been performed at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and I saw a showcase performance last year here in NYC.
Part one is Thursday, April 24. Part two is Friday, April 25, both at 7pm, with a pre-show dance party both nights.
HOW TO TUNE IN:
- Visit PPT.ORG/PLAYTIME
- Look for Click here to join us – and you’ll be sent to Zoom. If you don’t have a Zoom account, you’ll have the chance to create one here.
- Click OPEN ZOOM and enjoy! Showtime is officially 7:00pm, but if you stop by a few minutes before, you’ll join our pre-show dance party!
Full disclosure – Alec is a relative of mine. But even if he weren’t, this is an entertaining way to spend a couple of stay-at-home evenings.
Mahler’s New York: A Digital Festival continues through April 30 with daily New York Philharmonic performances exploring the life and work of the composer / conductor who served as the Phil’s tenth Music Director.
The musical festival is in partnership with Lincoln Center at Home.