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

2020 Renegade Craft Fair with artists & artisans from around the country
Fri 6-8pm & Sat 1-3pm | Access free here

A star-studded night of comedy to benefit undocumented New Yorkers during this crisis ft. Natasha Lyonne, Nick Kroll, Aidy Bryant, Fred Armisen, Julio Torres & friends
8pm Zoom | $10 suggested donation, RSVP here

DOC NYC: Nadia Hallgren talks about making of Michelle Obama Netflix documentary | Free here

Fridays & Saturdays Through June 12 | Dan Savage’s 15th Annual HUMP! Film Festival | $25 in advance

High Waisted album release pre-party
8pm | Free, RSVP here

Through May 17 | Listen to uplifiting talks & performances during BlessFest 2020 ft. Dr. Mark Hyman, Jai Uttal, Shiva Rea & more
Free, RSVP here

SecretFormula: ’90s vs ’00s Rock Sing-Along
8-10pm | Free, RSVP here

2020 Afropolitan Universe Festival | Free online here

House of Yes: Hot Mess Drag Show
10pm-midnight IG | Free, RSVP here

ThinkOlio: Lessons the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata has to teach us during this crisis
8pm Zoom | $10 suggested, RSVP here

Center for Mind-Body Medicine: “Meeting the Coronavirus Challenge: Tools to Heal Mind, Body, Spirit and Community”
Free, RSVP here

Through May 17 | 2020 Vail International Film Festival | $10/film, see schedule here

Ongoing Virtual Events

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

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