NYC's Best Fall Performing Arts Festivals

nycgo.com staff
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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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BAM Next Wave
Sep
20

Performing Arts BAM Next Wave

Drama, dance, music, cabaret and artist discussions come together in this Brooklyn celebration of the avant-garde.

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Crossing the Line
Sep
20

Performing Arts Crossing the Line

Alliance Française's annual Crossing the Line Festival returns in 2017 with a number of world and US premieres throughout the City.

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Generations in Jazz Festival
Sep
20

Music Generations in Jazz Festival

Hear live jazz at Lincoln Center.

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New York Film Festival
Sep
28

Arts & Culture New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival screens international films and awards contenders at Lincoln Center.

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Fall for Dance Festival
Oct
2

Performing Arts Fall for Dance Festival

Fall for Dance brings a year's worth of highlights together in 12 days.

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Lincoln Center Great Performers
Oct
18

Performing Arts Lincoln Center Great Performers

The 2017–2018 lineup includes performances from the Bach Collegium Japan, the London Symphony Orchestra and violinist Christian Tetzlaff.

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Bernstein’s Philharmonic
Oct
25

Performing Arts Bernstein’s Philharmonic

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's tenure at the Philharmonic with this series of concerts and discussions.

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New York Comedy Festival
Nov
7

Arts & Culture New York Comedy Festival

More than 200 comedians will perform over the course of this week-long festival.

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