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How to explore New York City from home

New York City is incredible every day, even in times of Coronavirus. It might not be possible to fly to New York right now, but you can still explore the City and learn a lot of new things. The ideas on this post will bring you directly to the streets of this amazing city from the comfort of your home. 

  1. Visit these New York City museums for free

New York is famous for its museums, and most of them are free to visit online. Some of them are available through Google Arts and Culture, which is amazing, and extremely useful in these times. Follow along for a list with links: American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Museum, Cloisters Museum and Gardens, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum or Whitney Museum of American Art. You can also check the following museum websites and discover their art: Frick Collection, Museum of the City of New York, New York Historical Society Museum & Library, New York Landmarks Conservancy, or New York Public Library.

  1. Check this street art tour

But Google Arts and Culture is not only taking us to museums. They also wanted to take us directly to the streets of the city to show us some incredible street art. Check this and discover the most creative side of the city. 

  1. “Tourist in your own town”

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has put together a beautiful series exploring some of the most unknown and exciting places in the city of New York: Tourist in Your Own Town.

  1. Get creative in the kitchen and try these recipes…

New York food may not be the healthiest, but it definitely defines the city. Why not travel through its food then and try out these New York inspired recipes?

You can also try the following: pretzels, bagels, Waldorf salad, eggs benedict, NY cheesecake,  New York times cookies or this NY style pizza dough

If you need more inspiration, you can visit the New York Times food section!

  1. Watch some shows, movies or read some books

When it comes to books, movies, or TV shows, NYC is one of the most famous destinations. Millions of us have fallen in love with it through iconic stories such as Friends, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, How I met your mother, or The Catcher in the Rye for the literature fans. But there is much more than that… and we have the perfect posts to inspire you and help you meet new characters around this beautiful city while exploring its deepest secrets… Check out these 15 TV shows or these 10 books set in NYC.

  1. Improve your English and learn some New York slang

If you are here, you probably know that language is one of the key aspects of traveling. Being able to communicate effectively in a place will provide you with a much fruitful and exciting experience in the city. So why not dive deep into the language of this wonderful city? Check out this New York slang, or these 15 ways to practice your English from home.

  1. Join BSL’s weekly social!

As many other language schools, we are offering online English classes, but we are also offering a free weekly social event not only for our students but for anyone who wants to join and practice their English in an international environment while having some fun and meeting people from all over the world. Check our Instagram every week or contact us if you want to participate. We offer a wide range of events: quizzes, happy hours, painting classes, workouts, card games, and much more. 

  1. Follow our international Spotify playlist

New York City’s culture is incredible. And being so, we must not forget its music sphere. Music is everywhere, from the streets to the studios or the parks. So why not join and collaborate with all our students in our International New York Playlist?

  1. Check our updated calendar of online events in NYC

New York is thriving online right now. There are a million events happening every week, but it might be hard to find them. That’s why we keep an updated and accessible calendar for anyone looking for some inspiration to discover New York online. You will find extremely different options: comedy shows, cooking classes, online tours, debates, talks, yoga classes, online quizzes, and even dance parties. Check here, we update it almost daily. If you are still looking for more inspiration, you can also follow us on Instagram for daily events, or email us to subscribe to our weekly newsletter with events and inspiration. You can also subscribe to The Skint newsletter, and they will send you weekly events from New York. 

  1. Join BSL “Live in New York Conversation course”

And last but not least… do all of the above with a real New Yorker! Join our new LIVE interactive English course and explore New York from the comfort of your home. Our teacher will take you to different iconic places in the city while helping you improve your conversational English from the streets of New York. It is only 4 hours/week and the price starts at $75/week. Want to find out more? Contact us, we would love to help!  

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