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New York Fall Cultural Events



By Sarah Prawl


From concerts to theatrical performances to art exhibitions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a preview at some of the highlights from the season ahead. While your’e there, you can enjoy GP drinks at one of the intermission bars, or book a meal at one of the cafés or restaurants. 


Amateur Night

Every Wednesday at 7:30pm

Amateur Night is a must-attend event. Hosted by the comedian Capone, every show is unique, with great music, great vibes and the opportunity to discover amazing new talent. Learn more here.

Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band

Friday, September 7 at 8pm

Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends are joined by the Harlem Gospel Choir at this special concert event. Learn more here.

Suze Orman: Women And Money

Saturday, September 15 at 8pm

Ladies, this event is for you! Suze Orman walks us through all of the steps needed to take control of your finances. Learn more here.

Say It Loud: I’m Black And I’m Proud At 50!

Saturday, October 20 at 8pm

Six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning bassist/composer, Christian McBride, spearheads this concert celebrating legendary artists such as James Brown, The Tempations and more. Learn more here.  


Exhibitions On View At The Museum:

The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India, September 14, 2018–January 20, 2019
A landmark exhibition of spectacular oil paintings from the 1940s to 1990s, by members of the Progressive Artists’ Group. At a time of massive political and social upheaval, these artists gave visual form to the idea of India as secular, diverse, international, and united. 

Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Letters from Saigon to Saigon, September 7, 2018–January 6, 2019
A recently acquired series of nine photographs by Tuan Andrew Nguyen.

Asia Game Changers 2018 Awards

Tuesday, October 9 at Asia Society

This special event honors a remarkable group of leaders who are transforming Asia and the world. Learn more here



Next Wave Festival

October 3 – December 23

BAM is excited to start kick off its iconic NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL. The festival runs from October 3 through December 23 and comprises music, opera, theater, physical theater, dance, film/music and performance art engagements in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, BAM Harvey Theater, and BAM Fisher. Highlights includes works by artists across artistic genres, with new work by artists including Ted Hearne, Sasha Waltz, and Michelle Dorrance

Make sure to stop by the BAM CAFÉ for Cocktails and Small bites before all evening performances in the Peter J Sharp Opera House, led by Great Performances Michelin stared Chef, Saul Bolton. Learn more here.


The Norm Restaurant Re-Opens

Friday, September 7

Located inside of Brooklyn Museum, and led by Michelin-starred Chef Saul Bolton, The Norm will re-open for the Fall 2018 Season! Learn more here.

Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power

September 14, 2018–February 3, 2019

Experience the broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983 with over 150 pieces of artwork in this exhibition. Learn more here.

Dance Party: Soul In The Horn

Saturday, September 15

Celebrate the “Soul of a Nation” exhibit at the ultimate dance party filled with horn-infused DJ sets. Learn more here.

First Saturdays At Brooklyn Museum

Saturday, Oct 6th

Sponsored by Target, this free art and entertainment event returns! Learn more here.

DapperQ Presents Dress Code

Thursday, September 6

Join dapperQ for their fifth annual queer runway showcase. Explore pop-up shops from some of the evening’s featured designers as we celebrate the start of New York Fashion Week. Learn more here.


In Mo Yang, Violin Concert

Wednesday, September 12 at 11am

2014 Concert Artists Guild Competition Winner, In Mo Yang, blesses us with a 45-minute concert  in the Music Room. Learn more here.

Camille Thurman With The Darrell Green Trio (Presented In Collaboration With Jazz At Lincoln Center)

Saturday, Oct 20 at 8pm

Saxophonist and vocalist, Camille Thurman, is set to put on a stellar show in the Music Room. Learn more here.

Omer Quartet (2018–19 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-In-Residence)

Sunday, November 11 at 3 pm

Join the 2017 Premio Paolo Borciani winners for their first concert in the Music Room. Learn more here.

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Saturday, November 17 at 8:00pm

Fiddler, Bruce Molsky, and his team bring the folk tradition to the intimate Music Room. Learn more here.


Spaces By Wynton Marsalis

September 13–15 at 8pm at the Rose Theater

JALC kicks off their 31st season with this visual and audio masterpiece, combining modern dance and big band jazz. Learn more here. 

Abelita Mateus And Friends: Mixed Feelings Album Release Concert

October 2 at 7:30pm at Dizzy’s Club

Rising Brazilian jazz star, Abelita Mateus, performs a special show for her new recording, entitled Mixed Feelings. Learn more here. 

Joey Alexander With Strings

October 19–20 at 8pm at the Rose Theater

Grammy Award nominated Joey Alexander, at age 15, returns to JALC as a headliner to perform original compositions and his favorite jazz classics in solo, duo, and trio settings. Learn more here.

The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Plays Miles Davis

November 8–10 at 8:00pm at the Rose Theater

Wynton Marsalis joins The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to perform Miles Davis’ groundbreaking music from the 1940s–60s. Learn more here.



Thom Pain (Based On Nothing)

October 23 – November 25

Drama Desk Award-winner and writer Will Eno returns to Signature for Thom Pain , directed by Oliver Butler and featuring Golden Globe Award-winner Michael C. Hall. Learn more here.


Fall Exhibitions Opening

Saturday, Sep 8 at 2pm

Meet the artists and curators of Wave Hill’s fall exhibitions! Learn more here.

Cooking Demo: Cooking With Figs

Sunday, Sep 9 at 2pm at the Wave Hill House

Join fruit expert and Senior Horticultural Interpreter, Charles Day, as he schools us on the best fig varieties for containers and offers tips for cultivating figs (Ficus carica) in urban gardens. Learn more here.

Woodland Restoration Volunteer Event

Sunday, Sep 16 at 10am

Join the Wave Hill staff in restoring and maintaining the Herbert and Hyonja Abrons Woodland. Learn more here.

Photo Credits: ©Gulnara Samoilova, ©Judith Rae, ©Amanda Gentile, ©Signature Theatre, ©Jazz at Lincoln Center, ©Asia Society