Monday, 28 July 2014 14:04

Upcoming events in New York City Autumn 14

US Open Tennis Championships

August 25–September 8

Fans can catch the world's best tennis players as they square off for the final Grand Slam tournament of the year at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park—and the early rounds provide plenty of chances to see star players ply their trade at close range.

 

West Indian American Day Carnival

September 1

More than a million spectators turn out along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn for the City's massive, exuberant celebration of Caribbean culture, saturated with the sounds of reggae and calypso music and revelers in elaborate, colorful costumes. Vendors offer up plenty of fresh island delicacies, artwork, clothing and crafts all along the parade route.

BAM Next Wave Festival

September 9–December 20

The Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival has been defining and redefining the avant-garde in performance since 1983 with provocative works from established and emerging artists. Among this year's highlights are theater from Robert Wilson with music by Rufus Wainwright, a Dutch-language production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America; music from Philip Glass, Meredith Monk and Vijay Iyer; and dance from Benjamin Millepied, William Forsythe and Justin Peck.

Open House New York

October 11–12

Every year Open House New York opens the doors to some of the City's most fascinating private spaces to the general public—from boardrooms to bedrooms, crypts to clubs, factories to firehouses, lighthouses to lookouts, monuments to mansions, skyscrapers to substations. Almost all of the hundreds of open houses, behind-the-scenes guided tours and special events are free, though some have a limited capacity and require reservations.

Columbus Day Parade

October 13

A cherished New York City tradition for 85 years, the Columbus Day Parade attracts 35,000 marchers and nearly a million spectators to Fifth Avenue for a celebration of Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage and the Italian-American community's rich contributions to the City's history and cultural life. Past celebrity grand marshals have included Tony Bennett, Lidia Bastianich and Luciano Pavarotti.

Exhibitions

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness

MoMA July 27–November 2

Christopher Williams' seemingly straightforward photographs slyly adhere to—and reveal—the conventions of familiar genres, gaining him a reputation as the leading conceptual artist of his generation. This first career retrospective brings together his major photographic series, as well as his Super 8 films and work with vinyl "supergraphics" and display architecture.

Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face

The Frick Collection August 5–October 26

The Frick puts one of its most treasured holdings in the spotlight, El Greco's portrait Vincenzo Anastagi, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the artist's birth. Created during his years in Rome, the painting is complemented by another portrait of an armored figure, Jacopo Boncompagni, by contemporary Roman painter Scipione Pulzone. The museum follows up with El Greco at the Frick later in fall.

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