Bryant Park Fall Festival
Fri, Sept 16–Fri, Sept 23
The outdoor festival presents free performances and talks from New York City’s premier ballet, modern dance, opera, rock, soul, and jazz institutions. There are lunch programs and evening performances at 5 and 6 pm.
New York City Ballet Fall Season
Lincoln Center—David H. Koch Theater
Tues, Sept 13–Sun, Oct 9
New York City Ballet’s fall season at Lincoln Center brings works by choreographers George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon and Peter Martins to the David H. Koch Theater. Martins’ Swan Lake references earlier versions by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Balanchine.
Blooming in the Shadows: Unofficial Chinese Art, 1974-1985
Thurs, Sept 15–Sun, Dec 11
Contemporary Chinese art has taken the fine art world by storm in the last decade. However, few exhibitions have asked the question of how, against the background of 35 years of the Cultural Revolution, this internationally-oriented artwork suddenly appeared and why it captured the attention of the international art market.
Opening Weekend. Free Admission & Free Art Classes
National Academy Museum and School
Fri, Sept 16–Sun, Sept 18
Exhibitions are on view and free art classes for all ages are given during the free opening weekend of the newly renovated academy—a museum, art school, and association of artists and architects located in a turn-of-the-century Beaux-Arts townhouse on Museum Mile.
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Starts Fri, Sept 16
Fashionably late for Fashion Week—which ends September 15—this exhibition features approximately 100 garments and accessories from fashionista and heiress Guinness’ personal collection, including designs from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh and Valentino.