For the last 6 months, I took a break from this lovely little passion project. Now I’m back in the US, fully recovered from COVID-19 and ready to devote time and energy to Nifty NYC again. So glad to be able bring more (virtual) fun and joy to your life during these challenging times.

I’m switching up the format of listings a bit—please let me know what you think on Twitter (@niftynyc).

If you have anything online events or things to do that should be added to Nifty listings, please submit them here!

xo Claire Elyse

Free & Cheap Online Events Today

Through June 13 | The IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair moves online this year | Admission is free

It’s the last day to see Frieze New York 2020 online

The virtual 2020 BAM gala kicks off at noon with works from Anish Kapoor, Alex Katz & Swoon on auction. Beginning at 8pm, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater & St. Vincent perform. Eli Escobar heats up the digital dance floor with a set that begins at 8:45pm. | Free, donations appreciated

Avery*Sunshine performs a special tribute to Stevie Wonder on the Apollo’s Facebook Live | 6pm, free

CIIS: “How do apocalyptic narratives—from film, art, fiction, television, and beyond—function to shape our imaginations, rehearse different futures, and help us navigate profound disruption, denial, and dissolution?” With activists from 350.org & Partners for Collaborative Change | 10pm EST, $10 suggested, register here

Secret Science Club: Astrophysicist Priya Natarajan & cosmic cocktails + music | 8pm Zoom, free, register here

Watch selected short films ft. Allison Williams (Girls) & Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) | 7:30pm, free with RSVP here

PowerHouse Arena: Book launch for Manifesto for a Moral Revolution by Acumen CEO Jacqueline Novogratz | 7pm Zoom, RSVP here

ThinkOlio: History of capitalism in American life from the 17th century until today | 7:30pm on Zoom, $10-20 sliding scale tickets here

Atlas Obscura: The Secret Art of Watchmaking | 8:30pm Zoom, $10 in advance