The New York Art Book Fair Opening at MoMa PS1 (Free)


Printed Matters presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, where you can find artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people. Opening night is on Thursday, September 19, 6pm – 9pm. Location: MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue, Long Island City.

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New York City Fall for Dance Festival in Central Park (Free)


New York City Center celebrates the 10th Annual Season of the Fall Dance Festival, hosted by The Public at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Entertainment and performances include the New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, STREB Extreme Action Company and more. Date: September 16 and September 17, 8pm (rain date Sept. 18th). Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12pm on the day of each performance.

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3rd Ward Pop-up Shop: Make ‘N’ Take Weekend at Chelsea Market


3rd Ward, a creative workspace and education center, is hosting Make ‘n’ Take Pop-up Shop inside the Chelsea Market. 3rd Ward is known for its community of makers and entrepreneurs in technology, craft, art and design. Its new pop-up shop in the iconic Chelsea Market will host daily workshops this weekend, September 13 – September 15. Chelsea Market is located at 75 9th Avenue.

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Art: Leila Heller Gallery Exhibits Calligraffiti 1984 – 2013


Leila Heller is pleased to announce Calligraffiti 1984 – 2013, on view from September 5 – October 5. Originally curated in 1984 by Jeffrey Deitch (Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) at Leila Heller’s former uptown gallery, Calligraffiti explored a myriad of possible connections shared between the seemingly disparate styles of select mid-century abstract, U.S. graffiti, and calligraphic artists from the Middle East and its diaspora. The show includes a diverse palette of artists such as: Franz Kline, Jean Dubuffet, Cy Twombly, LA2, Keith Haring, Jean-Michell Basquiat, Leila Pazooki, El Seed, Shirin Neshat, Retna and many others. Location: 568 W. 25th Street.

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Art: BEAT Festival 2013 Opening Night at the Brooklyn Museum


BEAT is a yearly performing arts festival that features the best Brooklyn talent in the areas of theater, dance & voice. The festival will take place at selected Brooklyn venues and will host events such as Museum MashUps, Brooklyn 63 and Freestyle Mondays. Opening night is tomorrow, Thursday, September 12, 7pm at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway). The festival runs from September 12th – September 21st.

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Festival: Little Italy’s San Gennaro Annual Feast

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The Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy’s Mulberry Street for 11 days: Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 22. The annual festival celebrates the spirit of the early Italian immigrants and is expected to attract over a million people from around the world. Entertainment includes the 12th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition, musical performances and much more.

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Fundraiser: Farewell Summer 2013 Benefit

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Farewell Summer 2013 is a fundraiser that benefits the Ajile L. Turner Scholarship Foundation, an organization that awards students who demonstrate academic achievement and a desire to work in the arts & entertainment industries through entrepreneurial pursuit. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 12, at the Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Expected performances by Common, Yahzarah, Darien Brockington, Candace Coles and the Strivers Row Poetry Collective. Supporter: $50. Friend: $75. VIP: $125.

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Concert Tickets: Yeezus and Magna Carta NYC Tour Tickets on Sale this Week

Kanye and Jay Z are going on tour, separately. The two hip hop impresarios will be performing around the world and have respectively titled their album tours: Yeezus and Magna Carta. Tour dates and sale dates below.


Yeezus (w/ Kendrick Lamar) pre-sale tickets on sale Wednesday, September 11th, 10am. Concert at the Barclays Center November 19th. Concert at Madison Square Garden November 23rd.


Magna Carta pre-sale tickets on sale Thursday, September 12th, 10am. Back-to-back concerts at the Barclays Center January 12th and 13th.

Fitness and Kid Friendly: Chloe the Yogi Pre-Launch Event in Harlem (Yoga for kids)

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Join Harlem 4 Kids Story Time and author Lara Land for an E-book reading of Chloe Goes to the Amusement Park. The VIP pre-launch event is taking place today, Saturday September 7th, at 441 Manhattan Avenue at 119th Street. Festivities will also consist of a brunch reception at the Aloft Harlem Hotel, 2296 Frederick Douglas Blvd at 124th Street. RSVP:

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Music: Turntables on the Hudson at La Marina


La Marina presents Turn Tables on the Hudson today, Saturday September 7th, 3pm – 1am. Turntables on the Hudson is an all day beach party where an eclectic group of DJs spin and mix sounds from around the world. La Marina has hosted A-listers such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio and many others. Location: 348 Dyckman Street, Inwood, NY. Kids welcome until 7pm. Cover: $10.

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