Full events list & racial justice organizations to get involved with

Saturday, June 20 (Summer Solstice / Litha)

Daily | Change your life. Change the world. Get a free one-on-one life coaching session when you make a donation to or volunteer with organizations related to COVID relief or racial justice.

Daily | Support Nifty NYC & local indie bookstores by browsing our favorite books about NYC

Get a free month of MUBI through this Nifty reader link. Netflix, Prime and other services have an overwhelming amount of content these days, which somehow makes it harder to find something good to watch. I love MUBI’s highly curated selection of classics, docs & contemporary independent films from around the world. Membership includes access to a vault of films + a new handpicked selection dropped every day.

Through June 21 | Dozens of free virtual concerts, e-block parties & sing-alongs during 2020 Make Music New York Summer Solstice

Small business benefit concert with Lauryn Hill, 2 Chainz, Brandi Carlile, T-Pain, & more
4-10pm EDT various platforms | Stream free here

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Paul McCartney, Irma Thomas, Elvis Costello, Jon Batiste, Beck, Arcade Fire, Dave Matthews & more
9pm-midnight EDT various platforms | Donations appreciated, watch here

Watch Stonehenge’s Summer Solstice sunrise & sunset for free here

Virtual 2020 #LoveRecordStoresDay performances from Robyn, We Are Scientits, Moby, Liz Phair, Margaret Glaspy & many more | More info

NOT The Mermaid Parade virtual party features performances from lovers of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade
8pm | Free here, donations appreciated

Through June 28 | Virtual 2020 Hudson Valley Cider Week with tastings & orchard tours | Free here

DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON: Virtual 2020 Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration | Free here

Seattle’s Fremont Solstice Parade goes virtual
4pm EDT | Stream here

Third Root + MINKA: Summer Solstice Town Hall with art therapy, self massage & plant medicine
4:30-6:30pm Zoom | Register here

Cathedral of St. John the Divine: Paul Winter’s 25th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration
Stream free here

Cathedral of St. John the Divine: Spirit of Pride concert
Stream free here

TILT: A Celebration of Light and Music with performances recorded in cathedrals around the US
8pm-midnight EDT | $5 in advance

Virtual Solstice Yoga in Times Square 2020 | Stream free here

Through July 11 | NYC gay virtual speed dating | $10 through Nifty reader discount link (1/2 price)

House of Yes: Soundtrack For A Movement ft. Rimarkable
8pm multiple platforms | Free, RSVP here

Saturdays Through July 11 | Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos plays the hits online
8pm | $5 through Nifty reader discount link

Through June 28 | Participate in the 2020 Runstreet Virtual Pride 5K Art Run wherever you are in the world

Metropolitan Opera: Philip Glass’s Akhnaten
7:30pm on | Stream free here

Atlas Obscura + Filson & Westland Distillery: Whisky Adventure Hour
8pm | By donation, RSVP here

Daily | Volunteer in-person or virtually with local organizations through New York Cares

Pickathon: The Wild Reeds concert
4pm | Stream free here

Through June 20 | Apollo 2020 Juneteenth Celebration (online & in-person)

Daily | Films showcasing Black stories you can stream for free online

Through June 21 | NYC Pride Black Queer Town Hall

[IRL] Daily | Plan a self-guided, socially-distant walking tour of Lower Manhattan civil rights & social justice sites here

Daily | Research Black heritage with NYPL’s e-resources

[IRL] Take a book and leave a book at a Little Free Library near you.

Saturdays Through June 27 | Dueling Pianos: Improvised pop classics
8pm | $5 through Nifty reader discount link

Saturdays Through June 27 | Confinement Online Film Festival (COFF) | $15-25 sliding scale in advance

Saturdays | Start your day on a high note with themed Daybreaker dance parties
11am-1pm | Free, RSVP here

Saturdays | Scott’s Pizza Tours: How to make the best pizza dough
1pm | $15 in advance

Saturdays | DJ D-NICE + friends Club Quarantine parties draw celebs & e-partygoers from around the world
5pm EDT start IG | Free here

Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day)

A day of global inspiration & local action during virtual 2020 World Localization Day ft. Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, Noam Chomsky, Eve Ensler, Alice Waters, Brian Eno, Charles Eisenstein & many more
All day + live at 8pm EDT | Free-$20 sliding scale, register here

[IRL] Through June 27 | 2020 NYC Caribbean Restaurant Week with prix fixe delivery deals | Participating restaurants

City Winery NYC: Virtual Father’s Day Concert ft. Fantastic Negrito, Dar Williams, Joan Osborne & more
5pm EDT | $12 in advance

THE CHI WITH LOVE 2020 concert ft. Common, Lena Waithe, Twista & more
8pm YT | Free, stream here

New Women’s Space: 2020 Summer Solstice celebration
7-8:30pm | By donation, RSVP here

Fridays-Sundays Through June 28 | Virtual wine education + food pairing
$17.99 through Nifty reader discount link

Broadway-style Father’s Day circus performances (English & Spanish)
5pm & 7pm EDT | $12 through Nifty reader link ($29 value)

Father’s Day Painting Party
3pm EDT | $9.99 through Nifty reader link (1/2 price)

City Winery: Loudon Wainwright III concert
7pm | $12 in advance

Metropolitan Opera: Philip Glass’s Satyagraha
7:30pm on | Stream free here

Lincoln Center: Gaby Moreno #MemorialForUsAll concert
6pm | Stream free here

Camp Yampire: Father’s Day brunch cook-in
2-4pm Zoom | Free, RSVP here

The Museum of Interesting Things: Summer of Love Virtual Secret Speakeasy with ’60s/’70s films & antiques
7-9pm | $10 in advance

Sundays Through September 6 | Virtually Mister Sunday parties ft. Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin & friends
5-9pm | Free here

Sundays | Free Joe Pug concerts
9pm YT | Stream free here

Sundays | Scott’s Pizza Tours: NYC’s best pizza makers teach you how to stretch dough
1pm | $15 in advance

Ongoing & Recurring Virtual Events

All events are listed in EDT (Eastern/New York) time zone

Through June 20 | Human Rights Film Festival 2020 online | Stream films & talks free here

Through June 20 | New York City (Virtual) Dance Week | Stream free dance & wellness classes here

Through June 24 | “FEMFEST HOUSTON: Voices of Asia” theatre festival + talks

Through June 25 | Screen THEE DEBAUCHERY BALL & join a nightly afterparty
screen anytime, 9-11pm IG afterparties | More info

Through June 29 | National Queer Theater & Dixon Place: Virtual Criminal Queerness Arts Festival 2020

Through June 29 | 2020 Virtual Lower East Side Film Festival
$10/screening or $30 all-access | See lineup

Through July 31 | 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Festival | $10 through Nifty reader discount link

Through July 31 | 2020 Radiotheatre LIVE Sci-Fi Festival | $10 through Nifty reader discount link

Through July 31 | 2020 Radiotheatre H.P. Lovecraft Festival | $10 through Nifty reader link

Daily | CreativeMornings talks streaming from around the world

Daily | Metropolitan Opera streams favorites for free & new performances premiere every day at 7:30pm

Daily | Virtual interactive, Broadway-themed murder mystery party | $19 through Nifty reader discount link

Daily | NYC plans to keep nearly 100 miles of road car-free for socially distant walks & bike rides
8am-8pm | See map & list of streets here

Daily | Club Quarantine queer dance parties
4-7pm Saturdays, 9pm midnight all other days | Free, donations appreciated, RSVP here

Daily | Online one-on-one ballet classes with an American Ballet Theater alum | $10 classes through Nifty reader discount link

Daily | Fun beginner ukulele lessons | $9 for series through Nifty reader discount link

Daily | Free 7-day trial membership to inclusive HealHaus yoga & meditation classes

Daily | Stream a huge array of Lincoln Center performances free on demand

Daily (except Thursdays & Sundays) | The Jazz Gallery: Happy hour performances & dance parties | $15 in advance

Daily | Strike up conversations with strangers around the world through QuarantineChat

Donate materials to Brooklyn Historical Society’s COVID-19 collection

Daily | Free access to 3 online OneCommune workshops:
“Unwinding Prejudice: How to Break down Bias & Forge Equality” with social psychologist Evelyn Carter
“Organize a March” with Emi Guereca, Director of Women’s March LA
“Redefining Leadership: Self-Inquiry for Social Action” with Off the Mat, Into the World
Email jeffk [at] onecommune [dot] com for free access