New York City is a popular tourist city, but also a city where many people reside full-time – in fact, it has one of the biggest city populations in the world. While both locals and tourists head for popular attractions like the Empire State Building and the famous Met steps, many will often also head for Fifth Avenue.
Fifth Avenue is full of shops, museums, churches, history, and more – which is what makes it so popular. It is the center of the city and full of life. Now, you can stroll down Fifth Avenue from the comfort of your own home.
There are several cultural sites located on Fifth Avenue that have begun to provide visitors – tourists and locals – with virtual tour options, live streams, and videos so that you get a real in-person experience.
Here are some of the most-visited spots on Fifth Avenue that people can experience while at home.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
MoMA is not the only museum in New York that can be toured through a virtual experience. For the MoMA, you can not only tour some of the exhibits online, but you can also get access to free educational resources, including the MoMA magazine, Coursera courses, audio archive, and YouTube channel.
Saint Thomas Church in New York
The Saint Thomas Church is currently offering live audio webcasts of its noon shrine prayers and mass. There is information on the church’s website. You can participate in mass and the shrine prayers without even having to leave your home.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
This is one of the most famous Catholic churches in New York, and it is now going online. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is allowing parishioners to attend their live-streamed masses Monday through Saturday at 7 AM and on Sundays at 10:15 AM. They are even allowing past masses to be accessed online for those who may have missed them.