Let Them Entertain You

Let Them Entertain You

Although the New York City area is shutdown, there are still plenty of ways to entertain yourself and your family in the safety of your own home. Here are some suggestions.

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Thanks to 6sqft.com for many of these listings.

 

From East Midtown

French Institute Alliance Francaise, 22 East 60th Street
www.FIAF.org

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 East 61st Street
www.mvhm.org

  •  The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden has upcoming virtual programming. Click here for more information.

Society of Illustrators, 
www.societyillustrators.org

  • The Society of Illustrators is organizing ways for you to enjoy the Museum and its programming online, including exhibits, panels, podcasts, and children's activities. Click here for their offerings.

 

Around the Region

9/11 Memorial & Museum
www.911memorial.org

  •  The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers you the opportunity to share in their commitment to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 and 1993 attacks, honor the courage of the first responders, and educate people from around the world through a host of online resources.

92nd Street Y
www.92y.org

  • The 92nd Street Y offers many programs online, from author talks and lectures to concerts to craft classes for kids. Through its online archives, revisit some of 92Y’s previous programs, including book and food talks, dance performances, concerts, and more.

American Museum of Natural History
www.amnh.org

  •  The Museum is continuing to provide online programs and online access, with resources at amnh.org/explore, including research collections databases, professional learning for educators, and learn-at-home resources for families and students.

Brooklyn Brainery
www.brooklynbrainery.com

  • Community-driven education center the Brainery has moved many of its classes online, with topics ranging from “how to run a great online meeting” to “fermented nut cheeses.”

Brooklyn Public Library
www.bklynlibrary.org

  •  In addition to its e-book catalog, the library is offering cardholders virtual storytime, language and software courses, test prep for all ages, and more.

Childrens Museum of Manhattan
https://cmom.org/learn/cmom-at-home/

  • While the Museum is closed, CMOM educators are working to fill your child’s day with engaging interactive activity. CMOM can still be a part of your day through videos, sing-a-longs, games and so much more for you to do together with your family at home! Click here for more.

City Center Encores! Archives Project
www.nycitycenter.org

  •  The Encores! Archives Project will make sure you still get your musical theater fix even if the NY City Center is closed. Each week’s selections will center around a different theme; a composer or writing team, a particular era, or a performer. With over 80 Broadway shows and over a dozen from Off-Broadway there’s a wealth of riches to choose from and star performances to revisit.

Coney Island History Project
www.coneyislandhistory.org

  •  Browse the Coney Island History Project's website, which in addition to an Oral History Archive includes Ask Mr. Coney Island, selections from their Collection, and Coney News and Hall of Fame.

Feinstein's 54 Below
www.54below.com/54belowathome

  • Feinstein's is reaching into their archives and streaming a select few past performances as one-time only events on YouTube. In addition, some of their upcoming performers have agreed to give you an exclusive sneak peek of their rescheduled shows.

Film Forum
www.filmforum.org

  •  Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU, the Chinese noir THE WILD GOOSE LAKE, and acclaimed Romanian thriller THE WHISTLERS are now available to stream at home for a multi-day rental fee. CORPUS CHRISTI, an Oscar nominee for Best International Film, and their recent repertory hit, the restoration of Luchino Visconti's L’INNOCENTE, starring Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, and Jennifer O’Neill, are now available as well.

The Frick Collection
www.frick.org

HBO  #StayHomeBoxOffice
HBOGO.com

  •  HBO is making 500 hours of programming available for free on HBO NOW & HBO GO. It includes famous series like The Sopranos, Veep, and The Wire, as well as a good deal of kids’ movies.

Lincoln Center
www.lincolncenter.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art
www.metmuseum.org

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a series of six videos that use spherical 360-degree technology to allow viewers to see the museum in a totally new way: empty.

Metropolitan Opera
www.metopera.org

  • Free Nightly Opera Streams will continue from April 6 through April 12 with a week of performances that show off opera at its most thrilling, thought-provoking, and uplifting.

The Museum of Modern Art
www.moma.org

  • Each week, MoMA will be sharing part of its collection online with the public.

New Museum
www.newmuseum.org

  •  The New Museum and Rhizome have partnered with the Chronus Art Center to commission new works for the web.

New York Botanical Garden
www.nybg.org

  •  NYBG At Home brings you virtual tours of the current blooming plants, online gardening classes, plant-focused recipes, and more.

New-York Historical Society
www.nyhistory.org

  •  Watch art and history come alive every day at New-York Historical. Learn about the past and engage with your community through their digital audio and video resources.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy
www.nylandmarks.org

New York Philharmonic
www.nyphil.org/playson

  • Free digital content is available to provide comfort and connection to millions of classical music fans worldwide. Many more hours of digital content, including performance footage both past and new, will be released.

New York Public Library
www.nypl.org

  •  Cardholders have access to more than 300,000 e-books and e-audiobooks, databases, 800,000 items in its digital collections, and other online tools.

New York Theatre Workshop
www.nytw.org

  •  NYTW is offering masterclasses, informal discussions, and recorded and live perormances through their website.

NPR's List of Free Streamed Concerts
www.NPR.org

  • Click here for a schedule of free daily concerts compired by NPR. From classical to jazz to country to pop, they've got you covered.

Paley Center for Media
www.paleycenter.org

  • Each week, Paley’s YouTube channel will offer new, full conversations with the stars of your favorite TV shows, from the Paley stage. Click here for more.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
www.guggenheim.org

Tribeca Film Festival Curated Shorts
www.tribecafilm.com

The Whitney Museum of American Art
www.whitney.org

  • "Whitney From Home" allows you to visit their online collection, revisit some of your favorite Whitney exhibitions, and relax with an array of video and audio content that will bring you closer to the stories behind the art and artists that the Whitney holds so dear.