Brooklyn is the epicenter for interesting things to do in New York City through September 30, 2018. Dominating this week's list as far as neighborhoods go, expect to Artist Open Studios, performance, talks plus film festivals and more taking place across Manhattan. If you feel like taking a chance, the New Museum hosts "Sarah Lucas in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni" on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The event is sold out but an in-person only stand-by line forms at 11 a.m.

Read on for our top event picks in NYC through September 30, 2018.

1. Faith Ringgold Artist Talk at Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum presents “Brooklyn Talks: Faith Ringgold” on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Faith Ringgold, accompanied by her daughter Michele Wallace, will discuss her work as artist, activist, author, teacher and mother. Born in Harlem in 1930, Ringgold’s artist practice is wide-ranging and includes painting, sculpture, quilt-making, writing and performance. The illustrated lecture will trace her career starting from the early 1960s, including firsthand accounts of the Civil Rights Movement that connect to her "American People" series and move through her body of work containing over 100 paintings.

Ringgold's work is included in the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power”. On view through February 9, 2019, the exhibition reveals a cross-section of Black artist practices from 1963 to 1983 who were working in communities, collectives and individually and made art in response to the aesthetically revolutionary period in American history.

Tickets to the Talk are $16 or $14 for museum members. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238. www.brooklynmuseum.org

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Faith Ringgold, visual artist. Photo by Grace Matthews, 1993. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Museum.

Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Museum.

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2. Tribeca Art + Culture Night

Tribeca Art + Culture Night celebrates its second year of events with a blow out party in addition to the galleries, open studios and creative spaces that open their doors to welcome visitors. The Fall edition takes place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The self-guided walking arts event encompasses 45 venues and features events, workshops and art by over 200 artists set in galleries, design studios, art schools, artist studios, performance spaces, non-profits and pop up locations. The September 26th event is the ninth and will focus on contemporary art, design, dance, music and crafts, according to organizers. It also adds lesser known locations to the event as well as places that are typically closed to the public.

Admission is free with tickets encouraged. Enhance your walking tour experience as a VIP with a map and suggested itinerary for $20 or become a Patron to attend the Party early and gain entrance to exclusive events after Tribeca Art + Culture Night is over. Click here for details and to purchase.

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"Vertigo" by Madeline Denaro. Synthetic polymer on canvas, 72 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Cheryl Hazen Gallery.

"Vertigo" by Madeline Denaro, Synthetic polymer on canvas, 72 x 48 inches. Exhibited at Cheryl Hazan Gallery, a participating gallery at Tribeca Art + Culture Night. Image courtesy of Cheryl Hazen Gallery.

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3. New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival is back for its 56th edition running from Friday, September 28, 2018 to October 14, 2018, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Organized through nine sections for filmgoers, NYFF is one of the longest running film festivals in the United States and screens important films from prestigious film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Toronto. In addition, the festival holds premieres that are either worldwide, national or for New York.

Special events for this year's festival include a panel discussion moderated by Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones following the screening of Orson Welles's newly completed film "The Other Side of the Wind." Another notable event is a talk with Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins on his filmmaking approach and the experience of bringing the writing of James Baldwin to the screen.

For the full line up of films, click here to browse by section or click here to browse by date. Screenings take place at Alice Tully Hall at 1941 Broadway; Walter Reade Theater at 165 West 65th Street; or the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at 144 West 65th Street.

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4. Bushwick Open Studios

Bushwick Open Studios returns for its 13th year this weekend. Presented by Arts in Bushwick, festivities begin on Friday, September 28, 2018 and continues through Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Bushwick Open Studios includes the chance to visit artist studios along with special performances, parties, poetry readings and gallery exhibitions. Info will be posted soon on the website so keep your eyes open and check in by clicking here. If you have time to explore Google map entries, participating galleries and studios can be found here.

Maps can be picked up in Brooklyn at select locations. Visiting artist studios and galleries is free.

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5. New Latin Wave Festival

New Latin Wave Festival returns for their 3rd year on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Brooklyn Bazaar in Greenpoint. Events take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the daylong festival wrapping up with an After Party for passholders.

The New Latin Wave Festival 2018 features the live art performance "Drawing Under The Influence" with Juan Miguel Marin; a curated showcase of emerging composer's works performed by PUBLIQuartet; film screenings and a zine and book fair.

Festival Admission starts at $15 for a Day Access Pass; with a Day & Night All Access Pass at $25 in advance or $30 at the door; and Day and Night Premium Pass for $40 in advance or $50 at the door. After Party admittance is included with the Day & Night All Access and Premium Passes. Children 16 years old and younger are free. To purchase, click here.

The Brooklyn Bazaar is located at 150 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11222. www.bkbazaar.com

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EXTRA:

"What Remains” at Crossing the Line Festival

The Crossing the Line Festival and Danspace Project presents “What Remains,” the NYC Premiere of a collaborative performance created by choreographer Will Rawls, poet Claudia Rankine and filmmaker John Lucas. Performances will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, and on Thursday to Saturday, September 27 to 29, 2018, at 8 p.m. Advance tickets to all performances are already sold out with tickets possible by calling the box office before each show.

Through movement, language and video, the immersive performance poetically evokes the experience of navigating violence and societal disappearance that are part of the historical disturbances of black citizens. "What Remains" premiered in 2017 at the The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Hudson, NY. The performance is part of the 12th edition of the Crossing the Line Festival which runs through October 12, 2018.

Immediately following Tuesday’s performance, there will be a post-show talk back with the artists.

Advance Tickets have already sold out for all performances but contact the Box Office at 7:15 p.m. prior to each performance as tickets may become available. Tickets are $15 - $22. Danspace Project is located at 131 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003. www.danspaceproject.org

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