If you are staying in NYC this 4th of July Weekend, we've tracked down some great events taking place throughout the city. The art scene may be shifting out to The Hamptons now that summer has officially arrived but the New York City art scene is never a slacker. In this special NYC Things To Do holiday edition, expect to find dance, film, outdoor art, live music and a short list of museum shows to take in over the weekend. No matter how the time is spent, it's bound to be a weekend worth celebrating. 

1. Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance

“Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance” on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Bryant Park Stage.

Three modern dance companies will be performing. Enjoy performances by WILLYLAURY&CO, BARE Dance Company and Sean Curran Company. The evening features one emerging, one established and one veteran dance company. The Modern Dance series is produced with Inception to Exhibition

Bryant Park is located behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues. www.bryantpark.org.

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2. Born on the Fourth of July Movie Series

The Museum of the Moving Image will present “Born on the Fourth of July” from July 1 to 3, 2016.

This series will screen five past blockbuster movies that were originally released over July Fourth weekend. Films include “Back to the Future,” “Armageddon,” “War of the Worlds,” “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL.”

The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY 11106. www.movingimage.us.

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Still from "Magic Mike." Courtesy of the Museum of the Moving Image.

Still from "Magic Mike." Courtesy of the Museum of the Moving Image.

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3. Moholy-Nagy Film Screenings

The Guggenheim Museum presents “Films To Come: Moholy-Nagy and the Moving Image” on Friday and Saturday (July 1 & 2, 2016). Screenings begin at 11 a.m.

Films include documentaries on László Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus, selections of abstract cinema, modern interpretations of Moholy-Nagy’s scenarios for “Dynamic of the Metropolis,” and works by contemporary filmmakers inspired by the artist. The program concludes with a screening of the 1936 sci-fi film “Things to Come,” directed by William Cameron Menzies. The film is based on H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name for which Moholy-Nagy was commissioned to create special effects.

Free with museum admission. The Guggenheim Museum is located at 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. www.guggenheim.org.

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H.G. Well's "Things To Come," 1936. Courtesy Janus Films & the Guggenheim.

H.G. Well's "Things To Come," 1936. Courtesy Janus Films & the Guggenheim.

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4. Performances at Gibney Dance

Gibney Dance presents “DELIRIOUS Dances: To Begin The World Over Again” on Friday and Saturday (July 1 & 2, 2016) from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

DELIRIOUS Dances’To Begin The World Over Again explores the writings of Thomas Paine and his spirited advocacy for freedom and democracy. Fusing the visions of composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. and choreographer Edisa Weeks and their respective companies the music ensemble Numinous and DELIRIOUS Dances, To Begin The World Over Again eloquently explores: How are freedom and democracy packaged and promoted in America? What does it mean to be free in American? As America becomes more consumer driven, polarized and disenchanted, is America living up to its promise?

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Gibney Dance is located at 5th Floor, 890 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. www.gibneydance.org.

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5. Performances at the Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater presents “Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, a Dance Company.” Program A “Torch, She is Here, For You, Highlife” takes place on Saturday, July 2 at 2 p.m. and on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. Program B “Gatekeepers, Better Days, March, Four Corners” takes place on Friday & Saturday (July 1 & 2, 2016) at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m.

The company integrates traditional and spiritual dances of the African diaspora using music, text, and dance to tell physical stories of the human condition. In celebration of Gay Pride Month, EVIDENCE presents a revival of Brown’s Bessie Award winning Better Days, examining love, sexuality, and identity. Also on the program is the company’s premiere of Brown’s Four Corners, a work originally set on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and four other works from the company’s repertoire.

Tickets start at $10. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011. www.joyce.org.

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Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, a Dance Company. Photo: Ayodele Casel.

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, a Dance Company. Photo: Ayodele Casel.

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6. Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum will present its monthly Target First Saturday event on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Some highlights for the evening include live music by El Club de Protesta from 5 to 7 p.m., a performance from Bread and Puppet Theater at 6 p.m., performances by Dennis Redmoon Darkeem from 6 to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 to 9 p.m., a talkback on the film “LGBTQ New Americans” at 7:30 p.m., plus music by DJ Chela from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. and more. Click here for the full schedule list. 

Target First Saturday is included with museum admission but some events require free tickets to be picked up at Admissions. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238. www.brooklynmuseum.org.

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7. Warm Up 2016 at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1 presents its outdoor music series “Warm Up” on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 3 to 9 p.m. Doors open at noon. “Warm Up” will take place every Saturday this summer through August 27, 2016. Click here for the full list of artists.

This series introduces audiences to the best in experimental music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range of genres. “Warm Up” supports both established and emerging artists by creating a platform that allows for experimentation and provides a space for collaboration, new material, and side projects. Held in MoMA PS1’s courtyard, which this year will feature an installation by Mexico City-based architecture firm Escobedo Solíz Studio, the winning design of the 17th annual Young Architects Program (YAP). M. Wells Dinette will be open for cocktails and will be serving grab-and-go summer fare in the courtyard for “Warm Up” Saturdays.

Purchase tickets in advance for $22 or $25 day-of. MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101. www.momaps1.org.

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8. Rockaway! Opening at Fort Tilden

MoMA PS1 presents Rockaway!, a special outdoor exhibit by artist Katharina Grosse, on view from July 3 to November 30, 2016. An Opening will take place on July 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. The site-specific work is at Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, New York.

Artist Katharina Grosse is acclaimed for exploring the medium of painting in regards to its locations, conditions and possibilities. Through this temporary public art installation, Grosse turns Ft. Tilden's decaying aquatics building into an exterior painting with her unique spray-painting technique. She uses a technique in which brightly colored paint is sprayed directly onto site-specific structures.

Rockaway! is organized in collaboration with the Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, Central Park Conservancy, NYC Parks & Recreation and Rockaway Beach Surf Club.

Exhibits at Fort Tilden are open to the public free of charge on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. Fort Tilden is located at 169 State Rd, Breezy Point, NY 11697. www.momaps1.org.

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9. Renee Rosnes Quartet

“Renee Rosnes Quartet” will perform on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

Pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Peter Washington, Lenny White, and vibes player Steve Nelson will be performing. One of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation, Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians. A NYC staple for years, every member of Rosnes’ all-star quartet has an equally impressive résumé and brings their absolute best to this group. Tonight’s performance will feature material from Rosnes’ latest album, “Written in the Rocks,” which includes the inventive 7-part Galapagos Suite, an exploration of our planet’s evolution.

Tickets are $40 and $30 for students. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is located at 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019. www.jazz.org/dizzys.

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Pianist Renee Rosnes. Courtesy Dizzy's Club Coca Cola.

Pianist Renee Rosnes. Courtesy Dizzy's Club Coca Cola.

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10. Coney Art Walls

Coney Art Walls is an outdoor museum of street art, curated by Joseph J. Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch. Enjoy 32 artist murals with more than 20 new wall projects this year, including works by Nina Chanel Abney, John Ahearn, Timothy Curtis, D*Face, Jessica Diamond, Tristan Eaton, Eric Haze, Icy & Sot, London Police, Nychos, Pose, Stephen Powers, Tats Cru, and Sam Vernon. Returning artists creating new works are Lady Aiko, Mister Cartoon, Crash, Daze, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, and Marie Roberts. Murals by Buff Monster, Eine, Ron English, How & Nosm, IRAK, Kashink, Lady Pink, Greg Lamarche, Miss Van, RETNA, eL Seed and Sheryo & Yok.

Open daily from noon to 10 p.m. Coney Art Walls is located at 3050 Stillwell Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 (near the beach and boardwalk in Coney Island). www.coneyartwalls.com.

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Noteworthy Museum Exhibitions:

Whitney Museum: “Stuart Davis: In Full Swing”

“Stuart Davis: In Full Swing” is on view through September 25, 2016.

The Whitney Museum is located at 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014. www.whitney.org.

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"Owh! in San Pao" by Stuart Davis, 1951. Oil on canvas, 52 3/16 × 42 inches. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 52.2. © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York.

"Owh! in San Pao" by Stuart Davis, 1951. Oil on canvas, 52 3/16 × 42 inches. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 52.2. © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York.

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MoMA: “Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency”

“Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” is on view through February 12, 2017.

MoMA is located at 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019. www.moma.org.

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Guggenheim: “Moholy-Nagy: Future Present”

“Moholy-Nagy: Future Present” is on view through September 7, 2016.

The Guggenheim Museum is located at 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128. www.guggenheim.org.

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RELATED: "ART REVIEW: Dazzling Moholy-Nagy Retrospective Fits Perfectly at Guggenheim" by Charles A. Riley II. Published June 13, 2016.

The MET: “The Roof Garden Commission: Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's current Roof Garden Commission, “Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object (PsychoBarn),” is on view through October 31, 2016.

The MET is located at 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028. www.metmuseum.org.

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New Museum: “Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room”

“Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room” is on view through September 18, 2016.

The New Museum is located at 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. www.newmuseum.org.

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Park Avenue Armory: “Martin Creed: The Back Door”

“Martin Creed: The Back Door” is on view through August 7, 2016.

The Park Avenue Amory is located at 643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065. www.armoryonpark.org.

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