There's always plenty to do in New York City. Running through the options, we've picked five stand out things to do taking place this weekend in NYC. Expect to find talks on politics and photography, dance, a historic walking tour and a large-scale Pow Wow happening in New York this week.

Read on to learn more about our top event picks in NYC through November 18, 2018.

1.  TV Comedy in the Age of Trump Explored by Hasan Minhaj with Vinson Cunningham

Comedian Hasan Minhaj will be in conversation with Vinson Cunningham at 92nd Street Y on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Hasan Minhaj was recently signed by Netflix for an unprecedented 32 episodes of his new show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.”He's also the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy series. Minhaj sits down with Vinson Cunningham, staff writer for The New Yorker, to discuss political comedy in the age of Trump, his new Netflix show and more.

Tickets start at $40. To purchase, click here.

92nd Street Y is located at 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128. www.92y.org.

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2.  An Evening with New Chamber Ballet

New Chamber Ballet continues its season with a program by Gabrielle Lamb and Miro Magloire on Friday, November 16, 2018 and Saturday, November 17, 2018.

The night will feature four new ballets by Gabrielle Lamb and Miro Magloire set to live music on violin and piano. The program includes world premieres of both their work, with Lamb’s music set to contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli and Magloire’s work set to Franz Schubert’s “Moments Musicaux.”

Tickets range from $19 to $33. To purchase, click here.

City Center Studios is located at 130 West 56th Street, New York, NY, 10019. www.newchamberballet.com

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A scene performed by the New Chamber Ballet, 2018. Photo by Arnaud Falchier. Courtesy of New Chamber Ballet

A scene performed by the New Chamber Ballet, 2018. Photo by Arnaud Falchier. Courtesy of New Chamber Ballet.

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3.  Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980

Frank Van Ripper will discuss his latest book, “Recovered Memory: New York and Paris 1960-1980” at Albertine on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Journalist and photographer Frank Van Ripper’s new book couples striking black and white photographs with elegant texts. Capturing the romance and grit of New York and Paris over two decades, the book is a mediation on time and place and captures the days before the internet and the 24-hour news cycle. 

Frank Van Ripper is documentary, fine art photographer, journalist and author. His photographs are held in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC), the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, Maine) and others.

The Talk is free and open to the public.

Albertine is located at 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075. www.albertine.com

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Journalist and photographer, Frank Van Riper.

Journalist and photographer, Frank Van Riper. Courtesy of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books.

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4.  Walking Tour in the Bronx

The Municipal Art Society of New York will host a walking tour of Westchester Square in the Bronx on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The tour will take visitors on a guide of Westchester Square, one of the most historic area of the Bronx that still bears its origins as a colonial era village. The two-hour tour will give a comprehensive look at the history of the first families of the Bronx and the area’s strong connection to the Revolutionary and Civil wars. One of the tour's highlights is a visit to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, founded in 1693 and is a NYC Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Tickets are $30, but $20 for members. To purchase, click here.

The Municipal Art Society of New York is located at 448 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022. www.mas.org

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5.  Historic Gathering & First United Lenape Nation Symposium & Pow Wow 

The First United Lenape Nations will hold a Pow Wow & Standing Ground Symposium at the Park Avenue Armory on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1 to 9 p.m.

The event is the first large-scale Lenape Pow Wow on Manhattan Island and the first congregation in the area of the dispersed Lenape elders since their forced migration in the early 1700’s.

The Pow Wow will feature a dance competition for hundreds of dancers of all ages accompanied by drumming and singing groups. Featured performances include Aztec Dancers T'KarimaTicitl, Intuit Throat Singer Tanya Tagaq and Taino Dancers from the Kasibahagua Taino Cultural Sociey. The symposium will provide an opportunity to meet Lenape elders and hear the perspectives of academics and community leaders regarding key issues facing the Native American community.

Tickets are $15 for for ages 13 and older and $10 for seniors, students, military (with ID), and children ages 6-12. To purchase, click here.

The Thompson Arts Center at Park Avenue Armory is located at 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. www.armoryonpark.org

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Photograph of Pow Wow Female Head Dancer, Beedoskah Stonefish.

Photograph of Pow Wow Female Head Dancer, Beedoskah Stonefish. Courtesy of Park Avenue Armory.

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