Although cultural institutions in New York City remain closed because of the coronavirus, you can still explore The City virtually. Many of the museums got a lot of exciting events you can join from your electronic advice or at home.
Museum at home – Museum of City of New York
The museum collects and tells New York City´s history, even the present. Through the concept ”NYC Stories”
you can listen to recorded conversations with artists, politicians, and writers. The archive ”Urban Archive” makes pictures and information about the history behind the famous landmarks available. Who could believe the original Penn Station building once upon a time was The City´s most beautiful?
Cocktail with a curator – Frick Collection
The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., join them for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work of art with a complimentary cocktail. Connect and sign up via link and join in the work in real-time. The event is free, but registration is required. The Frick Collection is more than just an art museum. The house and the garden are beautiful and exciting in itself. In these times, however, one must keep in mind the stories about works. Its previous owner donated the collection and the property in the 20th century. The museum is located at the Museum Mile on 5th Avenue. Here you can see works by Rembrandt, Goya and Bellini, and others.
Guggenheim at Large – Guggenheim
Discover the many ways to engage with the Guggenheim Museum´s iconic art and architecture, no matter where you are. The museum has an ambitious program, although it is temporarily closed. They are offering everything from Sketch courses with Jess to Art courses for children. Through virtual guided tours there is also an opportunity to see this iconic masterpiece from the inside
Live in HD – The Metropolitan Opera
Even though the New York Opera House is empty and quiet, opera shows every night through their website.
For 23 hours there is a selected opera from the archive Live in HD to see. Enjoy Mozart, Verdi,
Puccini and more. Each show starts with an introduction and the show can be seen
free of charge for 23 hours.
Behind the scenes – Grand Central terminal
The Grand Central Terminal hides many secrets, and now you can take a virtual guided tour through the whole building. You will hear the story of the rocket that made holes in the ceiling, the kissing waiting room, and get the answer if the clock in the waiting room is whether made by Platinum or not? For only $ 4.95, you can tour the iconic building with an excellent guide.
Stars in the house – Broadway
It will be a while before the curtain goes up on Broadway again, but until then, you can still enjoy stories from the magical world of musicians. In the initiative Stars in the house, you can listen to conversations between the big stars on Broadway, where they talk about the productions they´re
playing in. If you are lucky, you will hear occasional tastings of song and music. Live-streamed daily at 8 PM ET, Mon. – Sat. And 2 PM ET, Sat. and Sun
The Photo Sessions- Fotografiska
The Swedish-owned Museum Fotografiska opened on Park Avenue in October 2019. The museum is temporarily closed, but instead, you got the opportunity to see parts of the museum digitally. Click into
a virtual gallery and be seduced by new material. Here are stories about the artists and the works.