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Fall 2013's Best NYC Events

You'll tour exclusive rooftop farms and private townhouses, or dance to the hottest electronic DJ's on Randall's Island. These events are New York's best of Fall 2013 -- and we've rounded up the exhibitions, music festivals, and programs that we think any curious mind can't miss.
You'll tour exclusive rooftop farms and private townhouses, or dance to the hottest electronic DJ's on Randall's Island. These events are New York's best of Fall 2013 -- and we've rounded up the exhibitions, music festivals, and programs that we think any curious mind can't miss.
 
 
 
August 30 ? September 1, 2013
A fashion myriad of neon, crop tops, and Converse, Electric Zoo is returning for its fifth year in a row. Its 2013 lineup is something all EDM-junkies are talking about ? from Tiesto to Avicii, this three-day electronic music festival will keep your body moving and feet dancing for hours on end. 
 
 

Simon Doonan

September 16
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., 212-415-5500. Buttenwieser Hall beginning at 8:15pm.
 
Simon Doonan, Barneys? Creative Ambassador-at-Large, recently released his new book: The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Reminiscences?and Hysteria. The book is a memoir of his life in fashion, and at his appearance at the 92nd Street Y, he?ll specifically discuss to the ?lunacy? behind the scenes of the fashion world.
 
 
 
651 Fulton St  Brooklyn. (718) 636-4100
The Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave fall arts festival consistently features the most cutting-edge sound, movement and drama. A few we?re coveting:
 
Programs
The Met: Live in HD
October 5, 2013 ? May 10, 2014
Developed as a way to let audiences experience opera through new technology, The Met?s Live in HD series are productions with great storytelling, singing, and production values. It is the perfect event for Opera-reluctant newbies or the enthusiastic regular Opera-goer to see the art form.
 
Visual Art
November 13-17, 2013
The Humans
Artist Alexandra Singh presents his humorous creation myth about man?s fall from grace ? you?ll experience theater, music, sculpture, and more. It is modeled on the comic writings of Aristophanes and set at the dawn of time and space.
 
 
Music
We Have An Anchor
September 26-28, 2013
Indie filmmaker Jem Cohen (Museum Hours, Instrument, Benjamin Smoke) collaborates with a supergroup of renowned musicians like Guy Picciotto, Jim White, and T. Griffin, to create a cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia?s Cape Breton. 

 
October 1?5
Museum of Art and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, 212-299-7777
This annual curated, five-day pop-up exhibition and sale where visitors can purchase one of a kind contemporary studio and art jewelry from around the world kicks off with a Gala benefit evening on Tuesday, October 1st. With over 50 jewelers from 20 countries represented this year, LOOT 2013 will also showcase the work of two jewelry students from New York's Pratt Institute.
 

Open House New York

October 12 & 13, 2013

This annual celebration of exclusive architectural sites and landmarks is back and as expected, its agenda is better than ever. Open House New York gives design-inspired New Yorkers the chance to get behind-the-scenes tours of rooftop farms, private townhouses, architecture studios, starchitect-designed office towers, and under-construction parks ? all at no cost. This year, OHNY has added the new Whitney Museum, Four World Trade Center, the Citi Bike warehouse, the new BRIC Arts Media House, and the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass.

 

Soundings: A Contemporary Score
August 10?November 3, 2013
You?ll see work by 16 of the most innovative contemporary artists working with sound at MoMA's first major exhibition of sound art. The takeaway: how we listen determines what we hear.
 
 
What to Wear
Maggie Galton, Grey Milta Rebozo Scarf