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There’s an app in Creole for that: The New York State Department of Health last week debuted a new app,
Covid Alert NY is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Korean, Russian and Haitian Creole. You can download the app here.
Eat global: The Bronx Night Market is back, with its diverse roster of food vendors, will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m., through November. Entry is free, but due to social distancing restrictions, tickets must be reserved in advance.
Buy Black in Bed-Stuy: Every Sunday for the month of October, Building Black Bed-Stuy will be hosting an outdoor market with black vendors, music, food and drink at 343 Tompkins Ave. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow its Instagram account for updates.
MoMA PS1 in Queens reopened last month with a stunner. Far off the beaten path of typical exhibition fare, yet so central to our current social and political climate comes Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration.
The impact of incarceration can be felt viscerally with works that express and expose the inner workings and dark histories of prisons across the country. A mix of self-taught and formally trained artists redefine what constitutes art materials, transforming whatever is at their disposal into powerful works that give one pause. A must see.
Fast and free Covid-19 testing — a review: Thanks to a certain superspreader in chief, rapid
Scheduling an appointment is easy and straightforward through the NYC Health website. There are nine testing sites around the city: Chelsea, Corona, Riverside, Crown Heights, Washington Heights, Fort Greene, Morrisania, Jamaica, and Central Harlem.
Appointments are offered in 10-minute intervals. We went to the Chelsea location on a Tuesday
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