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Vote now in the Time In Awards

We’re recognizing the New Yorkers who’ve made our lockdown lives feel a bit more comfortable

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

The Time In Awards are here! 

As cities around the world start to emerge from lockdown, we’re taking a moment to look back and thank the New Yorkers who have made our homebound lives bearable over the last two-plus months—from chefs and bartenders to street artists, drag queens and even a few Rockettes.

Our editors have compiled a list of worthy nominees in the following categories: Food and Drink Heroes, Community Champions, Arts and Entertainment Saviors and Homebound Stars. And now we need your help to determine the winners.

Join us in celebrating the New Yorkers who have helped us feel more connected than ever before—even when we’re stuck at home. Raise a glass to these awe-inspiring nominees!

And the nominees are...

Homebound Stars

The Quarantine Cultural Vanguard Award for best overall trend

Virtual birthdays
Animal Crossing
Board games 

The Almost Like You’re Not Inside Award for best virtual nature experience

The New York Botanical Garden’s tulip and orchid tours
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s cherry blossom walkthrough 
The Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium’s daily livestreams
NYC Parks’ Parks@Home program
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s animal storytime 
Governors Island at Home

The Quar Wellness Award for best health offering

Radio City Rockettes’ free dance classes
Free Headspace meditation sessions for New Yorkers
The YMCA’s YMCA@Home program
305Fitness’ live cardio dance parties
Tiler Peck’s #turnitoutwithtiler 

The Get Lit at Home Award for favorite online party

Marie’s Crisis virtual piano bar
Virtually Nowadays
The Lot Radio
Club Q
House of Yes’s digital dance parties
Marissa Goldman’s Google Doc comedy show

Food & Drink Heroes

The New Look Award for best restaurant reinvention

Eleven Madison Park’s transformation into a commissary
Junzi Kitchen bringing back Chinese takeout with a twist
Mina’s at Moma PS1’s new cooking series
The Clam turning into a community fish market
Ghetto Gastro's partnership with La Morada

The Order Now Award for best new takeout and delivery option 

Fresco’s Cantina’s drag queen delivery service
Tailfeather’s cookie and natural wine delivery
Six Harbors Brewing Company’s beer-delivery dogs
Miguel Gonzalez’s ripe avocado delivery service
Blue Hill’s exclusive produce boxes 

The Table Flip Award for best culinary business innovation

Omsom’s new Southeast Asian cooking kits
Tilit’s pivot from chef aprons to face coverings
Woodspoon's home-cooked meals from out-of-work chefs
Stuart Cinema & Café’s movie popcorn delivery service
Norwich Meadow Farm’s farm-to-apartment produce delivery 

The Kiddie Chef Award for favorite virtual kids cooking series

Christina Tosi’s virtual baking club
Dynamite Shop’s Dynamite Dinner Club 
TasteBuds Kitchen
Allergic to Salad
Freshmade NYC 

Arts & Entertainment Saviors

The Home Exhibition Award for most innovative digital museum program

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s digital programming
The Museum of Modern Art’s online art courses
The Whitney Museum’s live art-making workshops
The New Museum’s “First Look: New Art Online”
The Guggenheim’s collection of free digitized art books

The Digital Babysitter Award for best kid-friendly virtual offering

The Lion King Experience: At Home
The Children’s Museum of the Art’s CMA Live!
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s CMOM at Home 
The American Museum of Natural History’s OLogy
Lincoln Center’s #ConcertsforKids 

The Archive Treasure Award for best archival performance streaming series

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Ailey All Access
The Shows Must Go On!
HERE Arts Center’s HERE@Home
The Metropolitan Opera’s nightly Met Opera stream
The National Theatre’s National Theatre at Home series

The Virtual Stage Award for best live play reading

Buyer & Cellar,
Molly Sweeney, Irish Repertory Theatre
The Oedipus Project, Theater of War Productions
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Plays in the House
What Do We Need to Talk About?, Public Theater

The Cyber Showtune Award for best digital performance of a musical-theater song

“Across the Way” by Jake Gyllenhaal
“Alexander Hamilton” by the original cast of Hamilton
“The Ballad of Czolgosz” by Ethan Slater and friends
“Tomorrow” by Andrea McArdle and friends
“You Can’t Stop the Beat” by past cast members of Hairspray

Community Champions

The Big Thanks Award for best show of support

The 7pm citywide clap
The citywide singalong
The #HeroesMovingHeroes campaign
NYC landmarks lighting up blue
The Bryant Park heart

The Homework Helper Award for best educational resource

The New York Public Library’s free online tutoring 
WNET’s “Let’s Learn NYC” 
ABC Mouse 
Khan Academy
Learn from Home: Scholastic  

The Quarantine Creativity Award for best work of lockdown-inspired art

Stephen Lovekin’s “Words at the Window” photo series
Sara Erenthal’s street art
Marj Kleinman’s Stoop Stories
Arielle Royston’s drawings
Rashid Johnson's paintings

The Helping Hand Award for best community initiative

Dennin Winser's free hand-painted signs for Black-owned businesses
The Brooklyn Museum’s free food distribution service
Gertie’s restaurant workers relief program
Piccoli NY’s Robin Hood NYC fundraiser and Dough’s free treats for healthcare workers

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