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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Battle of the Legends: Vogueing at The Met, The 41st Annual Museum Mile, BAMcinemaFest,  and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Chelsea Music Festival

    Chelsea Music Festival

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 06, 2019 - Sat, Jun 15, 2019

    Through June 15, 2019, the Chelsea Music Festival is celebrating its tenth season with the theme “200° due Clara,” inspired by the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Schumann. The Festival honors the legacy and contributions of this pioneering performer, caring collaborator, and artistic confidante through events highlighting the performing, visual, and culinary arts. The events take place throughout the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC, featuring classical, jazz, and contemporary music concerts, as well as lectures, walking ...

    The 41st Annual Museum Mile Festival

    El Museo del Barrio

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 11, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Now celebrating its 41st year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting seven of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. The Museum Mile Festival’s ...

    Battle of the Legends: Vogueing at The Met

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 11, 2019, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    As part of Pride month in New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host a series of events, performances, discussions, and workshops in celebration of The Costume Institute exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through September 8, 2019, and in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The highlight of The Met’s Pride festivities is a vogueing competition staged on The Met’s iconic plaza and front steps ...

    Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, May 03, 2019 - Sun, Jul 28, 2019

    The New-York Historical Society presents the work of Augusta Savage (1892-1962) in Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman. Savage overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become an instrumental artist, educator, and community organizer during the Harlem Renaissance. However, her work is largely unknown today. On view through July 28, 2019, the exhibition features more than 50 works of art and archival materials that explore Savage’s legacy through her own sculptures, as well as the work of the ...

    BAMcinemaFest

    BAM Rose Cinemas

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Jun 12, 2019 - Sun, Jun 23, 2019

    The 11th annual BAMcinemaFest, a platform for both emerging and established filmmakers, is returning to BAM June 12—23. This year’s 12-day festival includes 18 New York premieres, one U.S. premiere, and three world premieres. The BAMcinemaFest main slate includes 22 feature films, with three world premieres: De Lo Mio, Jong Ougie Pak’s gently poetic Sunrise Sunset (screening with Andrew Hevia’s Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window), and Lana Lin’s The Cancer Journals Revisited, inspired by Audre Lorde’s classic memoir, ...

Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

The New-York Historical Society presents the work of Augusta Savage (1892-1962) in Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman. Savage overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become an instrumental artist, educator, and community organizer during the Harlem Renaissance. However, her work is largely unknown today. On view through July 28, 2019, the exhibition ...

The 41st Annual Museum Mile Festival

1230 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10029

2128317272

Now celebrating its 41st year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street ...

Battle of the Legends: Vogueing at The Met

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

As part of Pride month in New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host a series of events, performances, discussions, and workshops in celebration of The Costume Institute exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue through September 8, 2019, and in honor of the 50th ...

BAMcinemaFest

30 Lafayette Avenue

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

The 11th annual BAMcinemaFest, a platform for both emerging and established filmmakers, is returning to BAM June 12—23. This year’s 12-day festival includes 18 New York premieres, one U.S. premiere, and three world premieres. The BAMcinemaFest main slate includes 22 feature films, with three world premieres: De Lo Mio, Jong Ougie ...