The last remaining weeks of summer are here. If you find yourself in the city, we've found some great ways to enjoy the arts. In this edition of NYC Things To Do, expect to find dance, music, film screenings and more things to do. Our list of events take place all cross New York City through August 28, 2016.

1. 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival

Battery Dance presents its 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival in association with Battery Park City Authority from August 14 to 19, 2016.

Enjoy free outdoor performances from Sunday, August 14 to Friday, August 19. Performances take place each evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park – Battery Park City. A Free Closing Event and Reception will be held on Saturday, August 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. Reserve tickets here.

The Battery Dance Festival provides an opportunity for professional and emerging dancers and choreographers to present original works in a free public forum. American choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have presented their works alongside companies from Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.

For the full performance schedule, click here. Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park is located at 20 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280. The Schimmel Center at Pace University is located at 3 Spruce St, New York, 10038.

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2. BalletX at The Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater presents BalletX from August 16 to 21, 2016. Performances will take place on August 16 & 17 (Tuesday & Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday with matinees presented on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. 

BalletX combines world-class choreographers with a company of professional dancers to create new movement-based works. After sold out performances during The Joyce’s Ballet Festival, the Philadelphia-based company returns for its first full week under the under the direction of Christine Cox. The program includes three New York premieres—BalletX co-founder Matthew Neenan’s Show Me set to music by Brooklyn Rider; a new work by Trey McIntyre, Big Ones, set to the music of Amy Winehouse; and Jorma Elo’s Gran Partita, featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Monteverdi, and Alban Berg.

Tickets start at $10. Program: 1 hour, 46 minutes (including one intermission). The Joyce Theater is located at 175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011.

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BalletX. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev. Courtesy of Joyce Theater.

BalletX. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev. Courtesy of Joyce Theater.


3. 2016 Summer Olympics Viewing at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum presents “2016 Summer Olympics Viewing” on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 8 to 10 p.m. The event takes place in the Biergarten and the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden.

Visitors are invited to escape the city heat and watch the 2016 Summer Olympics. Includes pop-up talks on the current exhibition “Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present,” that features photos that capture moments of past Olympic Games. A cash bar is included.

Exhibition admission required. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

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4. MoMA’s Summer Thursdays

The Museum of Modern Art presents “Summer Thursdays,” with a performance by Daedelus on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Daedelus is an inventor, craftsman and constructor of sonic labyrinths. Otherwise known as the Los Angeles producer Alfred Darlington, Daedelus has released over two-dozen recordings and collaborates with musicians in genres including electronic, jazz and hip-hop.

The performance takes place at in the Sculpture Garden. In case of rain, the concert will take place in Theater 1. Sculpture Garden and indoor seating are limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free with Museum admission. MoMA is located at 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019.

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Daedelus. Photo: Gari Askew. Courtesy of MoMA.

Daedelus. Photo: Gari Askew. Courtesy of MoMA.


5. Night at the Museum

MoMA PS1 presents “Night at the Museum” on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 8 p.m. to Midnight.

"Night at the Museum" offers a late-night celebration featuring the soon-to-close summer exhibitions at MoMA PS1. The evening features special programming organized by exhibiting artist Meriem Bennani, whose first solo museum show, FLY, is currently on view. Special access to exhibitions, food and drinks by M. Wells, and music organized by the artist are included.

Tickets are $18. MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101.

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6. Screening & Live Event

The Museum of the Moving Image presents “A Screening & Live Event for Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes” on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Director Gordon Quinn and producer Judy Hoffman are expected to attend.

Begun in 1985, and completed nearly twenty years later, the documentary chronicles the life and work of artist Leon Golub. Known for violent, often controversial paintings depicting scenes of torture and physical trauma, Golub's later work grows to become less graphic. Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes (2004, 80 minutes, digital projection) captures the historic artistic journey Golub shared with Nancy Spero, a prominent anti-war and feminist artist and his wife and studio partner of 50 years. 

Tickets are $12, $9 for seniors and students, $7 for youth 3-17, and free for Members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY 11106.

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