W42ST Daily 5/29/2020

Just when you’d started to think summer was going to be a disaster this year – no beaches, no house shares, no concerts – at least one glimmer of hope has appeared. Could the Mayor finally be ready to approve a visionary plan that would see streets, sidewalks, and parking lots opened up, allowing small businesses to expand – and the rest of us to breathe? Corey Johnson introduced a bill yesterday that will go some way to making that a reality. Read all about it here.

How have you been getting through NY Pause? Are you quarantined with an ex? Thrown into close quarters with a brand new love? Have you adopted a puppy? Got pregnant? Moved apartment? Made any major life decisions? I’d love to hear your story. Hit reply and talk to me. 

Go to a film festival
In a show of solidarity, 20 film festivals from around the world — including Cannes, Sundance and Venice — are getting together to present We Are One: A Global Film Festival. Starting today, you’ll be able to watch the slate of films for free, with voluntary donations to benefit COVID-19 relief. Get your popcorn here.

Take over The Met
All day today, there will be a teen takeover of The Met Museum, with art-making activities, performances, music, and more. Learn all about it here.

Say happy birthday to the Broadhurst
Marking the 100th birthday of the storied theater, stars of Godspell, Grease, Hairspray, and Head over Heels get together to sing tributes and blow out candles. Tune in tonight.

Enjoy the thrill of the chase
Robert Battle’s The Hunt – a dance performed by six hot men – explores the relationship between modern sports and the rites of the gladiators; a primal ritual with a distinctly urban feel. See it performed by “the famously indomitable Ailey men” here.

Watch The Cellist
A stream of the Royal Ballet’s 2020 production which tells the story of cellist Jacqueline du Pré becomes available at 2pm this afternoon. Watch it here.

Hear Imogen Heap
The producer/writer/singer won a Grammy for her work with Taylor Swift and was nominated as the composer and arranger for the musical Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She performs a set from her home, with a set list chosen by fans. Tune in today here.

Laugh through lockdown
Judd Apatow, Ray Romano, Wanda Sykes, Roy Wood Jr and many more perform for your laughing pleasure tonight. It’s free, with donations going to The Actors Fund. All the info is here.

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