Things to Do: What arts and culture events are happening in New York City

Things to Do: What arts and culture events are happening in New York City

Note: This feature is paused. For a calendar of streaming events, visit our “What’s streaming today?” roundup. For more things to do, visit our events page.

As arts and culture venues reopen, here are the in-person and streaming events on our calendar.

~ Events for Sept. 1 to Sept. 7 ~

[Note: All events are listed in Eastern time. Links subject to change.]

Sept. 1

Hilma Wolitzer, Elizabeth Strout: “Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket”
When: Sept. 1; 7 p.m.
Where: Online; link sent with registration
Join authors Hilma Wolitzer and Elizabeth Strout to discuss Wolitzer’s collection of stories “Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket.” The book contains previously published pieces and a new story.

Sept. 2

Accordions Around the World
When: Sept. 2; 5:30 p.m.
Where: Bryant Park; Manhattan
Take in a range of sounds from the accordion in this outdoor concert featuring the musical stylings of Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band, Melissa Elledge, Eduardo de Carvalho, Harold Rodriguez and Smörgåsbandet.

Jazz in Times Square: Jacob Melsha Trio
When: Sept. 2; 6 p.m.
Where: Broadway Plaza in Times Square; Manhattan
Catch the weekly “Jazz in Times Square” concert. This entry into the program, curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center, features Jacob Melsha Trio.

Brooklyn Talks: The Sartorial Vision of Michelle Obama
When: Sept. 2; 7 p.m.
Where: The Brooklyn Museum; Brooklyn
Presented as part of the exhibition “The Obama Portraits Tours,” this special discussion of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s sartorial influence is conducted by image strategist Meredith Koop and fashion historian Kimberly M. Jenkins.

Sept. 3

Berg’s “Wozzeck”
When: Sept. 3; 12 p.m.
Where: Online via the Carnegie Hall website
Catch a 2017 capture of Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck,” staged by William Kentridge and starring Matthias Goerne and Asmik Grigorian. Vladimir Jurowski leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the performance, staged during Carnegie Hall’s 2014 “Vienna: City of Dreams” festival.

Broadway Buskers: Jen Sánchez and baby chemist
When: Sept. 3; 6 p.m.
Where: Broadway Plaza in Times Square; Manhattan
Broadway performers Jen Sánchez and baby chemist will take the outdoor stage for this free concert of original music.

Sept. 4

Saturday on the House
When: Sept. 4
Where: The Guggenheim Museum; Manhattan
Venture to the Guggenheim Museum for one of the institution’s free Saturdays, sponsored by Macallan. Tickets open Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. Eastern.

The Six Foot Platform: “Sea She”
When: Sept. 4; 12 p.m. to
Where: At the intersection of Washington St. and Water St. in DUMBO; Brooklyn
Theater artist Marina Celander presents her work “Sea She” as part of the experimental residency program “The Six Foot Platform” in DUMBO. A description of the performance describes Sea She as “the embodiment of all water; she flows and exists everywhere, yet she is trapped. Sea She is surface and depth; liberation and fear; ancient, yet always present.”

BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance
When: Sept. 4, 5 and 6; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: New York Botanical Garden
Catch a performance from BAAD! (the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance) this weekend while you enjoy a stroll around the New York Botanical Garden as part of the “Contemporary Dance Series.”

Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
When: Sept. 4 and 5; 8 p.m.
Where: Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center; Manhattan
The Metropolitan Opera is presenting two outdoor concerts of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” ahead of its return to indoor performances. The event commemorates the new bargaining agreement between the Met Opera and its orchestra.

Sept. 6

“Uncut Gems”
When: Sept. 6; 5 p.m.
Where: Bryant Park; Manhattan
The “Bryant Park Movie Nights” series continues with the Safdie brothers’ film “Uncut Gems,” starring Adam Sandler. The lawn opens at 5 p.m. and the film begins at sunset.

Sept. 7

“Love & Basketball”
When: Sept. 7; 5 p.m.
Where: Bryant Park; Manhattan
Catch a screening of the classic “Love & Basketball,” starring Sanaa Latham and Omar Epps, with direction by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film is presented as part of the “Bryant Park Movie Nights” series. Lawn opens at 5 p.m. and the screening begins at sunset.

George M. Johnson presents “We Are Not Broken”
When: Sept. 7; 7 p.m.
Where: Books Are Magic; Brooklyn
Author George M. Johnson discusses his new memoir “We Are Not Broken” with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers editor Alexandra Hightower.


Virtual Event: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: “Ella” and “Mass”
When: Streams until 7 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 7
Where: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater website and YouTube channel
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s virtual program “Ailey All Access” is back with a new lineup of performances for this fall. The series began its programming Aug. 25 with the works “Ella” and “Mass,” presented in celebration of Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle’s 10th anniversary. The stream will be available on-demand until 7 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 7.

Sang A Han and Kigin Yang: “Unfamiliar Landscape”
When: Through Sept. 14
Where: Space 776 Gallery; Manhattan
The works of artists Sang A han and Kigin Yang are now on display at Space776 Gallery in the exhibition “Unfamiliar Landscape.” The show features Sang A Han’s ink paintings and a commissioned wall drawing from Kigin Yang, among other pieces.

“The Fisher Dollhouse: A Venetian Palazzo in Miniature”
When: On view through Sept. 26
Where: Museum of Arts and Design; Manhattan
Currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design, this miniature dollhouse is inspired by Venice’s Gritti Palace and is complete with 10 rooms, intricately filled with historical and contemporary craft, art and design elements.

“Not Another Second: LGBT+ Seniors Share Their Stories”
When: Through Sept. 30
Where: The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights; Brooklyn
“Not Another Second” is an exhibition that tells the stories of 12 LGBTQ+ seniors. The exhibition explores the years in which these individuals couldn’t live as their authentic selves, and allows them to share the lessons they learned through a combination of portraits, documentaries and video stories.

“Art Foray” Scavenger Hunt at LongHouse Reserve
When: Through Oct. 9
Where: LongHouse Reserve; East Hampton
The art-inspired scavenger hunt — dubbed “Art Foray” — at East Hamptom’s LongHouse Reserve returns with a new slate of artists, including Scott Bluedorn, Chelsea Hrynick Browne, Saskia Friedrich, Mamoun Friedrich-Grosvernor, Mariah Keolani, Bastienne Schmidt, Jonathan Shlafer, Aurelio Torres and Robin Gianis.

Visitors will follow photo clues throughout the LongHouse grounds to find hidden art.

“A Stitch in Time: The Cultural and Social Significance of Women’s Handiwork”
When: Saturdays through Nov. 20
Where: H.H. Biddle House; Staten Island
Learn about how women’s handiwork has played a critical role in society throughout the ages. This exhibition examines how crafts shaped women’s lives and how the role of handiwork has changed from colonial times to the present day.

“Breonna’s Garden”
When: Anytime
Where: Warner Media Innovation Lab; Manhattan
Artist Lady PheOnix invites people to pay tribute to Breonna Taylor by engaging with her vibrant life rather than her untimely death. “Breonna’s Garden” is an augmented reality installation that can be accessed via an app or by visiting its physical location. The AR experience was created in collaboration with Ju’Niyah Palmer.

One Team Scavenger Hunt Central Park NYC
When: Anytime
Where: Lower Manhattan
Explore the secrets of lower Manhattan at your leisure with Puzzling Adventures, a unique scavenger hunt and self-guided tour of the city.

American Folk Art Museum Open Hours
When: Weekly, Wednesday through Sunday
Where: The American Folk Art Museum

Visit the American Folk Art Museum and enjoy a variety of art created by self-taught American masters.