live protest updates from gothamist. >>

a roundup of nyc’s black-owned restaurant lists from eater. >>


mon thru 6/23: chamberqueerantine: a digital pride month music festival: unwind with a half hour of chamber music each night during chamberqueerantine, quartet chamberqueer’s festival showcasing queer musicians and composers. facebook, free (donations welcome). >>

mon thru fri: beginner gardener intensive: sow the seeds of gardening expertise with grownyc’s virtual workshop series, featuring five interactive classes for gardeners of all levels, including designing your garden for your space (indoor and outdoor), seed starting, composting at home, natural pest management (indoor and outdoor), and an open q+a. zoom, free. >>

mon 5pm: journalists as hate object: populism, authoritarianism, and the free press: a panel of historians, philosophers, and journalists examines how the global rise of populist parties and authoritarian leaders is driving resentment toward journalists and their institutions, and how the established press can counteract this phenomenon. moderated by media critic and professor of journalism at nyu jay rosen. presented by nyu’s deutsches haus and la maison francaise. zoom, free. >>

mon 5:30pm: virtual chinese cooking class with nom wah: learn to make sausage fried rice, greens with oyster sauce, and pork and shrimp wontons during a class taught by the head chef of nom wah, one of nyc’s oldest dim sum houses. presented by poster house. multiple platforms, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 5:30pm: walter potter and his museum of extraordinary taxidermy: morbid anatomy presents an illustrated lecture and show and tell by dr. pat morris about the life and work of victorian taxidermist walter potter, who created a whimsical museum out of taxidermied animals. zoom, $8. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with john roberts (bob’s burgers), carmen lynch (conan), leclerc andre (fallon), franqi french (standup nbc winner), and jasmine ellis (moontower). presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (100% of profits from tonight’s show will benefit black visions collective). >>

mon 7:30pm: why we fight: voices from the struggle for health justice: voices of a people’s history of the united states presents a live event featuring the words of those involved in historic and contemporary struggles for healthcare and health justice in bipoc communities, read by activists, historians, and performers including social epidemiologist dr. sharelle barber, artist and activist staceyann chin, actor laura gómez (orange is the new black), comedian hari kondabolu, musician martha redbone, and more. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm: live from nypl: no visible bruises: what we don’t know about domestic violence can kill us: with domestic violence on the rise during coronavirus lockdown, no visible bruises author rachel louise snyder and prosecutor, teacher, and advocate for criminal justice reform tali farhadian weinstein will discuss the true roots and scope of the current crisis. presented by the new york public library. zoom, free. >>


tues thru 6/29: criminal queerness festival: global stories for global impact: through performances, talks, and master classes, the second annual criminal queerness festival showcases queer and trans theater artists from countries that criminalize or censor lgbtq+ communities. presented by dixon place and national queer theater. multiple platforms, free. >>

tues thru 6/18: get your phil: new music fest: the new york philharmonic presents a new music festival including broadcasts of world premiere performances, an immigrant voices young people’s concert, internet variety show living music, and more. multiple platforms, free. >>

tues 9am-9pm: virtual museum mile festival: eight nyc museums, including the africa center, el museo del barrio, the met, the guggenheim and more, will stream live and pre-recorded programs, exhibition tours, musical performances, and activities for families on their respective websites and social media pages. multiple platforms, free. >>

tues 2pm (weekly thru 6/23): baking at home with judith: learn to bake your own irish soda breads and other breads and treats with the help of silver moon bakery founder judith norell. donations for the six-class series will be used to prepare baked goods for healthcare workers at local hospitals. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

tues 8pm: the eight flavors of american mixology: learn about the history of american mixology through eight primary ingredients–juniper, citrus, nutmeg, ice, anise, grenadine, cola, and flavored vodka–during an online class taught by culinary historian and author sarah lohman. presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $7 admission will benefit the naacp legal defense fund. >>

tues 9pm (+ weds): where do we go from here?: in response to continuing civil unrest following the murder of george floyd, oprah winfrey will host a two-night conversation with a range of black thought leaders, activists and artists about systematic racism and the current state of america. featured guests include politician stacey abrams, journalist charles m. blow, naacp national board member rev. dr. william j. barber ii, academy award-nominated filmmaker ava duvernay, and many more. multiple platforms, free. >>


weds 6pm: berenice abbott’s lost city: greenwich village today and yesterday: historian and journalist james nevius draws from photographer berenice abbott and writer henry lanier’s book, greenwich village: today and yesterday, as he leads a virtual tour of 1930’s and 40’s greenwich village, focusing on what abbott’s photos and lanier’s text can teach us about preservation, history, and the changing face of nyc. presented by the greenwich village society for historic preservation. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: midnight in chernobyl: a conversation with the author: journalist adam higginbotham discusses his 2019 book, midnight in chernobyl, a definitive account of the chernobyl disaster, during an interview with pageturners reading series host glenn raucher. presented by the national arts club. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 7pm (weekly): pop culture trivia: the best worst movies edition: test your pop culture knowledge during five mini-rounds of trivia (loosely based on this week’s ‘the best worst movies’ theme), presented by the skint and the briefly with littlefield. various platforms, $5 suggested donation. >>

weds 7:30pm: conversations on essential cinema: 12 angry men: the forum on life, culture, and society and the new york film academy present ‘conversations on essential cinema,’ a virtual film club. tonight, watch the sydney lumet’s 1957 12 angry men (available on streaming channels), and then tune in to a discussion of the film with actor matthew modine (stranger things, full metal jacket). zoom, free. >>

sponsored: weds 8pm: the twilight zone: ahead of it’s time: join new york adventure club and author arlen schumer as we embark on a journey through the twilight zone, and how one of the greatest television series of the 20th century continues to shed a prescient light on 21st century challenges, including today’s global pandemic. $10. >>

weds 9pm: a night for austin: paul simon, edie brickell, willie and annie nelson, and many more join forces for a virtual event in support of the austin community foundation. the lineup of at-home performers also includes gary clark jr., bonnie raitt, norah jones, james taylor, charlie sexton, and many more. twitch, free (donations welcome). >>



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