NYC's Best Fall Performing Arts Festivals

nycgo.com staff

A number of perennial festivals on the fall performing arts schedule make high culture that much more accessible to the public—and complement NYC's new seasons in opera, ballet and classical music. You can hear jazz greats at Lincoln Center, see offbeat dramatic pieces at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and catch hip-hop dance in the Bronx. Read on for our picks.

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Dec
28

Off-Broadway
Miss America’s Ugly Daughter

Barra Grant’s show about growing up in the shadow of her beautiful mother.

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Jan
9

Off-Broadway
BOOM

Solo show documenting the music, culture and politics of Baby Boomers.

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Jan
10

Off-Broadway
Emojiland

In this new musical, a diverse community of online avatars face oblivion in the form of a new software update.

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Jan
10

Off-Broadway
Harry Townsend’s Last Stand

An elderly Vermont man spars with his grown son, who think it’s time for dad to go into assisted living.

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Jan
11

Off-Broadway
The Confession of Lily Dare

A madam hides her devotion to the child she gave up.

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Jan
26

Performing Arts
Stravinsky & Balanchine

Celebrating one of the most fruitful 20th-century collaborations, this program features one of Balanchine’s more rarely performed works, the witty and colorfully exuberant Danses Concertantes.

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Jan
26

Museums & Galleries
Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy to New York, New York

Exhibition exploring similarities between Statue of Liberty and Italy’s Liberty of Poetry.

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Jan
26

Museums & Galleries
The Red Bean Grows in the South

Exhibition opening new space from Danish collector Jens Faurschou.

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Jan
26

Festivals & Parades
Hello Panda Festival

Family-friendly Chinese lantern and lights festival with entertainment and food vendors.

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Jan
26

Museums & Galleries
The Red Bean Grows in the South

inaugural exhibit at Faurschou Foundation's Greenpoint location

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Jan
26

Museums & Galleries
Museum of Ice Cream

following the sold-out 2016 run, the museum returns with a permanent space

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Jan
26

Museums & Galleries
Machine Hallucination

Immersive large-scale installation exploring NYC’s architecture.

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