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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Aug
21

Restaurants
Mastercard Priceless Restaurant Opening

Get a taste of international delicacies at this new restaurant from Mastercard.

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Aug
21

Off-Broadway
#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment

Comedy based in the world of online dating.

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Aug
21

Off-Broadway
L.O.V.E.R

In this bold one-woman show, writer-star Lois Robbins shares her personal experiences with love, sex and relationships.

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Aug
21

Off-Broadway
Life Sucks

Playwright Aaron Posner skewers Anton Chekhov’s classic drama Uncle Vanya.

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Aug
21

Off-Broadway
Filomena Marturano: Un Matrimonio a la Caribena

In this Spanish-language comedy, an ex-prostitute tricks her womanizing boyfriend into marrying her by pretending she’s dying.

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Aug
22

Concerts
Rockin' the River Music Cruises

These sunset cruises on the Hudson River offer spectacular views and live music.

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Aug
22

Off-Broadway
The Office: A Musical Parody

Clock back in at Dunder Mifflin for a hilarious unauthorized spoof of the hit NBC sitcom The Office.

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Aug
23

Off-Broadway
A Musical About Star Wars

Two Star Wars superfans create a musical about their favorite sci-fi movie franchise.

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Aug
24

Music
Harlem Jazz & Music Festival

Celebrate at this eight-day long series of events, featuring jazz, blues and hip-hop performances from local talent.

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Aug
27

Off-Broadway
American Moor

A solo show on race and Shakespeare told through an audition for Othello.

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Sep
4

Off-Broadway
runboyrun & In Old Age

Two plays presented as one night of theater, runboyrun and In Old Age follow a Nigerian-American couple haunted by the past and unsure of the future.

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Sep
5

Museums & Galleries
Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings

Exhibition of 70 drawings by American artist Eva Hesse.

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