Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Night at the Museums, Caramoor, Nai-Ni Chen, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Caramoor: 2017 Summer Season

    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jun 17, 2017 - Sun, Jul 30, 2017

    From Argentinean tango to Independence Day fireworks, there’s something for everyone this summer at Caramoor. The celebrated Westchester cultural paradise represents a hub for musical and artistic exploration, comprising seven summer weeks of opera, orchestral, chamber, jazz, world and American roots music, family programs, young artist showcases, and sound artwork.

    Nai-Ni Chen: CrossCurrent

    Martha Graham Dance Company

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 22, 2017 - Sat, Jun 24, 2017

    The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will present the New York Premiere of Ms. Chen's CrossCurrent, a collection of new works created on her journey as an immigrant artist attempting to reconcile the two cultures inside her, one she was born into, the other she chose to join.

    Night at the Museums

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 20, 2017, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Fifteen museums and historic sites in Lower Manhattan open their doors to celebrate summer — all for free. This event takes place rain or shine.

    Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

    Westfield World Trade Center

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 23, 2017 - Sun, Jul 23, 2017

    Westfield Corporation presents "Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel," an immersive, limited-time exhibit of museum quality, near-life-size reproductions of the iconic master's frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

    White Wave Dance Company: SoloDuo Dance Festival

    Dixon Place

    Manhattan

    Sun, Jun 25, 2017 - Mon, Jun 26, 2017

    White Wave presents their annual SoloDuo Dance Festival, featuring 24 national and international dance makers, carefully selected by a panel of NYC's foremost dance artists, teachers, and producers. Our program celebrates the unique art of creating Solos and Duets, a format often favored by early-stage choreographers as their company begins to find its path within the dance world. Our line-up this year includes the work of both nascent and seasoned artists.

White Wave Dance Company: SoloDuo Dance Festival

161A Chrystie Street

New York N.Y. 10002

2122190736

White Wave presents their annual SoloDuo Dance Festival, featuring 24 national and international dance makers, carefully selected by a panel of NYC's foremost dance artists, teachers, and producers. Our program celebrates the unique art of creating Solos and Duets, a format often favored by early-stage choreographers as their company begins ...