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Today’s W42ST Daily — 8/28/2020
MoMa opened yesterday, and, tomorrow, The Met reopens after nearly six months of closure, while the rest of the city’s museums will soon follow suit. All will be reduced to 25% capacity, which means the crowds will be vastly reduced, and face coverings will be required at all times. Here are the deets.
Timed tickets are sold out through Sept 3. Reserve your time here.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10.30am-5.30pm.
Admission: Free for all Tuesday–Sunday through September 27; extended hours for members 10.30am-5.30pm Mondays.
There will be timed entrance ticketing and a complementary bike valet, for the many who are still uncomfortable using public transit. Coat check is temporarily closed and no large bags will be allowed.
Hours: Thursday and Friday, 12pm-7pm; Saturday-Monday, 10am-5pm; closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Admission: New Yorkers pay what you wish with a valid ID.
Note: The Met Cloisters reopen September 12 (hours to be announced).
Reopens September 3 with a Roy Lichtenstein exhibit.
Hours: Monday and Thursday, 11.30am-6pm; Friday 1.30pm-9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-6pm; closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Admission: There will be a pay-what-you-wish policy through September 28. Member preview on August 31, with extended hours for members Monday and Thursday, 6pm-7pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am-1pm.
American Museum of Natural History
Reopens September 9.
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-5.30pm; closed Monday and Tuesday.
Admission: New Yorkers pay what you wish. Open to members September 2, with extended hours 10am-11am on weekends and 6pm-8pm on Thursdays.
9/11 Memorial Museum
Reopens to the public September 12.
Hours: Thursday and Friday 12pm-7pm; Saturday through Monday, 10am-5pm; closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Admission: The museum will open to 9/11 family members on September 11, the 19th anniversary of 9/11.
The Rubin Museum Of Art
Reopens September 12, though the cafe and coat check will remain closed, so leave your large bags at home.
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11am-5pm; Friday, 11am-10pm; closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Admission: Member previews days will be September 10 and 11, and seniors are free on the first Thursday of the month.
Reopens September 25, though Concorde, the Growler submarine, gift shop, food, and simulators won’t open until October.
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Admission: $33 for adults, free for members, US military and veterans, and EBT cardholders.
The Frank Lloyd Wright building reopens on October 3
Hours: To be announced.
Admission: For every admission ticket bought in advance of reopening, the Guggenheim will give a complimentary family pass to an essential worker. Member dates will be September 30 through October 2.
NEW YORK STORIES
When Broadway went dark on March 12, when her industry closed and she lost her source of income overnight, Susie Mosher was kind of preoccupied: she was hoping her wife, Hope, didn’t die.
This is the story of their four-year fight to have a child – and how little Hudson, their COVID baby, gave birth to a Broadway movement.
YOUR VIRTUAL WEEKEND
The Joy List’s Jillian Richardson is hosting a free Q&A this afternoon to dig into the reasons why it can be so hard to ask for what we want. Want advice on boundaries? Sign up here.
B&H, the camera store, is sponsoring a free online conference for game designers and enthusiasts today and Sunday. Find out more.
The Frick Collection (which will not open until next year) continues its online Cocktails with a Curator event tonight, discussing Ingres’ Comtesse d’Haussonville. Your suggested cocktail is the Jaded Countess (get the recipe here, with a mocktail for those not imbibing).
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival goes online this weekend, celebrating the legend’s centenary. Events include a screening of Clint Eastwood’s Bird tonight. Buy tickets and find out more here.
In-person fitness is slowly becoming a thing again. These outdoor classes, complete with DJ-curated playlist, at Bryant Park tomorrow morning have limited number (obvs!), so make sure you sign up in advance. The cost is $30. Find out more.
Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade is taking place online this year – with what it’s calling a Tail-a-thon. Starting at 1pm, musicians, dancers, and more will livestream as part of an eight-hour party. It’s all free – find out more.
Hailed as “one of the greatest voices of her generation,” Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen performs live from Oslo’s Oscarshall Palace as part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series. Tickets cost $20.
Sign up for a screening of artist Tony Cokes’s five-part video series on pandemic denial, Of Lies & Liars. Register here.
Jenn Colella, Chilina Kennedy, Lilli Cooper and more star in Soldiergirls, a lesbian musical sex comedy. This free, online benefit will raise money for SPART*A (Service Members, Partners, Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All). Find out more.
Yaa Gyasi is in conversation with Roxane Gay, discussing her new novel Transcendent Kingdom, which focuses on the life of a family of Ghanaian immigrants in Huntsville, Alabama wrestling with faith, science, race, and the legacy of unmanageable loss. Sign up here. The first 400 “Admission With Book” tickets will include a signed copy of the book.
It’s your last chance to learn dancehall moves with Jeo and Eryc Taylor Dance. All levels are welcome – just come ready to groove. Tickets are donation based.
Wednesday with Wendy sees NYCB associate Director Wendy Whelan take us through a series of ballet-inspired movement classes. They’re free, and suitable for all ages and levels of dance training. Tune in on @NYCB IG Live at 5pm.
The Johnson Files first crept on to my radar when I saw this wildly energetic, car-crash-waiting-to-happen Greatest Showman tribute. The husband and wife improv/musical duo have been making me smile ever since. And this – their COVID take on the Hamilton intro – is pure genius.