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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Jul
1

Arts & Culture
Nancy Baker Cahill: Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell reflects on the evolution of liberty, freedom and democracy and encourages viewers to do the same.

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Jul
30

Arts & Culture
Ana Flores: Forest Dialogue

Take a seat in one of the pair of bronze chairs positioned amid the dawn redwood and bald cypresses in front of Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery.

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Sep
24

Arts & Culture
Hispanic Society Museum & Library: Treasures on the Terrace

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (which runs mid-September to mid-October), this exhibition features large-scale photographic reproductions of 19 works from Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru drawn from the museum's collection.

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Oct
2

Arts & Culture
Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine: Inspired by "What Is Left"

This text-based installation by Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, a Crown Heights–based arts collective, uses the words of the late poet Lucille Clifton to convey resiliency and perseverance.

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Oct
29

Arts & Culture
Madison Square Park: Abigail DeVille: Light of Freedom

Abigail DeVille’s Light of Freedom serves as a centerpiece for Madison Square Park Conservancy’s exploration of the roles of public art and civic spaces in these times.

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Oct
30

Museums & Galleries
About Time: Fashion and Duration

Exhibition dissecting the relationship between fashion and time.

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Oct
30

Museums & Galleries
Suzie Zuzek for Lilly Pulitzer

Exhibition showcasing noted textile designer’s works that informed fashion designer’s clothing.

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Oct
30

Museums & Galleries
We Fight to Build a Free Worl

Artist-curated exhibition showcasing responses to social injustice.

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Oct
30

Museums & Galleries
We Do Not Dream Alone, the Asia Society Triennial

This far-ranging event includes exhibitions, interdisciplinary panels and performances.

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Oct
30

Museums & Galleries
Bruce Davidson: Outsider on the Inside

More than 100 images from Davidson's work in photojournalism are on display at the Queens Museum.

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Oct
30

Museums & Galleries
Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist

See the first solo show dedicated to Pelton's abstract painting.

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Oct
30

Arts & Culture
Women of the Nation Arise!

Staten Island's role in the suffrage movement is examined.

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