The summer months bring plenty of performances to the city, set both outdoors and indoors. Enjoy dance, music, artist talks, a film screening and more all throughout New York City. Events will be taking place over two weeks through July 17, 2016.

1. The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

The Metropolitan Opera presents its Summer Recital Series in New York City parks through July 13, 2016. The remaining concerts feature soprano Michelle Bradley, tenor Kang Wang, and baritone Yunpeng Wang, accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders.

Performances will take place on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan, on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, and on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Crotona Park, Bronx.

Concerts are free. www.metopera.org.

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2. dance-mobile: Thursdays Throughout the City

Gibney Dance presents dance-mobile, the ongoing series of free outdoor performances at parks throughout New York City. Amy Miller + Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance will perform on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in Foley Square.

Amy Miller’s Cadence is a high-energy ensemble piece exploring the extremes of scale present in performances in public spaces. Performances by Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance are a dynamic collaboration between dancers and live musicians.

Performances will also take place on Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Greene Park and on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. in the Meatpacking District.

All performances are free and open to the public. Foley Square is located at 111 Worth St #4g, New York, NY 10013. www.gibneydance.org.

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Gibney Dance. Photo: Scott Shaw.

Gibney Dance. Photo: Scott Shaw.

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dance-mobile: Saturdays at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Gibney Dance presents dance-mobile, the ongoing series of free outdoor performances at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Amy Miller + Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance will perform on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7 p.m. Excerpts of Gina Gibney’s Duet will be performed on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Additional performances will take place on July 23 and 30, 2016 at 7 p.m.

All performances are free and open to the public. Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park is located at 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. www.gibneydance.org.

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3. African Salon: Disguise

The Brooklyn Museum presents “African Salon: Disguise” on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the Museum.

Yale University’s contemporary African arts and culture festival will be taking over the Brooklyn Museum. Visitors are invited to explore masquerade and gain new understandings of African, American and other cultural identities through performances, talks, and workshops led by internationally known artists. This event is part of the current exhibition “Disguise: Masks and Global African Art.” Click here for the full lineup.

The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238. www.brooklynmuseum.org.

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4. An Evening with Ori Gersht and Zineb Sedira

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents “An Evening with Ori Gersht and Zineb Sedira” on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Artists Ori Gersht and Zineb Sedira will present short talks about their works on view in “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa.” Following their talks, they join Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa, for a group discussion about exhibition themes. The show is on view through October 5, 2016. 

Tickets are $15, $10 for members and free for students. The Guggenheim Museum is located at 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. www.guggenheim.org.

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Ori Gersht and Zineb Sedira. Photos: Courtesy Ori Gersht Studio; Sureya Shaheen.

Ori Gersht and Zineb Sedira. Photos: Courtesy Ori Gersht Studio; Sureya Shaheen.

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5. Summer Season Open House at The Bronx Museum

The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents “Summer Season Open House” on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. throughout its galleries.

The Bronx Museum will present an evening of performances and tours for their Summer Open House. At 6:30 p.m. a performance of “IN THE GARDEN OF MI AMIGO EL id.,” choreographed by Arthur Aviles, Artistic Director at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, will be performed by Jonathan Gonzalez in the galleries. At 7:15 p.m. a performance by artist and choreographer David Thomson will take place in the second floor North Wing. 

The Bronx Museum is located at 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456. www.bronxmuseum.org.

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6. Bang on a Can at the Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum presents “Bang on a Can: Performance by Don Byron” on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Scheuer Auditorium.

Musician Don Byron is known for his innovation in American traditional music genres ranging from klezmer to blues to bluegrass to gospel to jazz. Byron is a long-time collaborator of the Jewish Museum's "Bang on a Can" concert series.

Tickets are $18 for general, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Members. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. www.thejewishmuseum.org.

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Don Byron. Photo by Dave Weiland.

Don Byron. Photo by Dave Weiland.

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7. La Dolce Vita Film Screening

The Morgan Library and Museum presents La Dolce Vita on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. The exhibition "City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics" will be open for program attendees before the screening.

In conjunction with the exhibition "City of the Soul: Rome and the Romantics," The Morgan Library screens La Dolce Vita, one of the most widely seen and acclaimed European movies of the 1960s. Director Federico Fellini featured prominent actor Marcello Mastrioanni as gossip columnist Marcello Rubini in the film. The film became a worldwide success, winning several awards. The short film Trevi (Corey Shaff and Richard P. Rogers, 1988) precedes the screening.

Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission. Advance reservations for Members only. Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening. The Morgan Library and Museum is located at 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016. www.themorgan.org.

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8. John Lewis in Conversation with Danny Lyon

The Whitney Museum presents “Representative John Lewis in Conversation with Danny Lyon” on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Susan and John Hess Family Theater. This program is being held in connection with “Danny Lyon: Message to the Future.”

Artist Danny Lyon speaks with U.S. Representative John Lewis about his lifelong advocacy of civil liberties and his current leadership on issues including voting rights, gun control and more. The pair first met in the 1960s when Lewis was serving as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Lyon was a staff member of SNCC and a principal photographer of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for members, students and seniors. The Whitney Museum is located at 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014. www.whitney.org.

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"Arrest of Taylor Washington, Atlanta" by Danny Lyon, 1963. Vintage gelatin silver print, 9 7/16 × 6 1/4 inches. Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

"Arrest of Taylor Washington, Atlanta" by Danny Lyon, 1963. Vintage gelatin silver print, 9 7/16 × 6 1/4 inches. Collection of the artist. © Danny Lyon, courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

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9. Martin Creed Curatorial Talk with Naama Tsabar

The Park Avenue Armory presents a Martin Creed Curatorial Talk on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Humberto Moro, curatorial assistant for The Back Door will lead an hour-long conversation with the installation and performance artist Naama Tsabar. Both will offer their points of view and perspectives on Martin Creed and his largest survey to date.

Tickets are $25 and include entrance to the exhibition and $10 for members. The Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065. www.armoryonpark.org.

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10. Jazz Concert at MoMA’s Summergarden

The Museum of Modern Art presents “Jazz Concert I: Elliot Mason & Creation” on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 8 p.m. in the Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

Elliot Mason, trombone; Brad Mason, trumpet; Sofija Knezevic, voice; Dave Kikoski, piano; Matt Penman, bass; Ali Jackson, drums will perform. At Summergarden, Mr. Mason will present two works for his ensemble Creation: the premiere of Before, Now, & After, and the recent Efflorescence. Summergarden is a jazz and classical music series presented in MoMA's Sculpture Garden established in 1971. 

Summergarden is free with museum admission and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sculpture Garden opens at 7:00 p.m., and concerts start at 8:00 p.m. and run approximately one hour to 90 minutes. MoMA is located at 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019. www.moma.org.

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Elliot Mason. Photo: Colville Heskey.

Elliot Mason. Photo: Colville Heskey.

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