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 May 22 | Stream the live 2020 WantedDesign Manhattan Conversation Series | Free online here

Through May 31 | Superfine! NYC brings us 3 virtual exhibitions of affordable art | Admission is free here

Through May 31 | View the 2020 1-54 New York African & diasporic art fair | Admission is free here

The Takedowns: Quarantine sandwich online cooking competition
7pm | Free to enter and view here

Thursdays through June 4 | City Reliquary: NYC collectors show off unique objects
8pm | Free on Instagram (@cityreliquary)

SecretFormula: Spoons Toons interactive movie night “Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island” + drinking games & trivia
7:30pm | $5+ in advance

Let Them Eat Cake! ’90s-themed “aerial extravaganza” features aerialists & burlesque dancers
8-10pm Zoom (link here), DM @ltecakenyc on Instagram for password | $5-20 suggested donation

FRIENDS trivia night
8:30pm | $10.99 through Nifty reader discount link

Princeton University Art Museum: Live drawing class
8-9pm Zoom | Free, more information here

Science on Tap: “The Gut Microbiota’s Effect on Mental Health” talk
10pm EDT Zoom | Donations appreciated, register here

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