City Secrets | Fall in NYC

For those dreading the onset of fall, fret not; with the changing of the seasons comes an influx of must-see cultural events in NYC. Spanning architecture, art, dance, and DUMBO, our top six list of fall events anticipates all of your cultural whims.

For those dreading the onset of fall, fret not; with the changing of the seasons comes an influx of must-see cultural events in NYC.  Spanning architecture, art, dance, and DUMBO, our top six list of fall events anticipates all of your cultural whims.

 

 

Immerse yourself in progressive art of all genres at the Brooklyn Academy of Music?s Next Wave Festival, slated to begin on September 5.  Highlights from last year?s festival included Symphony for the Dance Floor?a performance that fluidly combined hip-hop, pop, and classical music?and an artist talk response to September 11.  This year promises to deliver the same level of artistic prowess.

 

 

Get acquainted with the hip Chelsea art scene at the opening of the Simon Starling exhibition at the Casey Kaplan Gallery on September 6.  A modernist take on mirrors and triangles, the exhibition runs concurrently with an identical show in Berlin.

 

Mingle with the city?s literati at the On Truth (and Lies) in Conversation talk at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 23.  Hosted by New York Times philosophy series moderator Simon Critchley, it?s sure to be a buzzing night propelled by great conversation.

 

Gritty Brooklyn industrial spaces are transformed into supersize works of art at the DUMBO Arts Festival, scheduled for September 28-20.  The event has served as an annual coming-out for the formerly un-chic DUMBO, which is now a happening hipster enclave.

 

Glimpse a new-age approach to art at the ?Ghosts in the Machine? exhibit at the New Museum.  A collection of complex digital pieces that examines the bond between humans, machines, and art, it?s the essence of urban intellectualism.  The exhibition closes on September 30, so hurry.

 

Peek at the innovative design behind your most-loved NYC landmarks during Archtober, an October-long celebration of NYC?s unmatched architecture.  Last year, the New York Times building, the Hearst Tower, and the Standard, among others, were open to the public for architectural tours; this year, participants include NYU, the High Line, and the Guggenheim.