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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Ballet Hispánico, TAK Ensemble’s Free Pop-up Concert, NYBG’s 28th Annual Holiday Train Show and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    Ballet Hispánico 2019

    Ballet Hispánico 2019

    Apollo Theater

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 22, 2019 - Sat, Nov 23, 2019

    Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo stage with a program that continues its commitment to staging works by Latinx choreographers. In the World Premiere of “Tiburones,” Annabelle Lopez Ochoa reimagines the world of the street gang The Sharks (from the award-winning musical West Side Story) from a Latinx and gender fluid perspective. Ochoa embraces non-gender specific roles while deconstructing stereotypes and giving new life to an ever appropriated cultural ...

    28th Annual Holiday Train Show

    28th Annual Holiday Train Show

    New York Botanical Garden

    Bronx

    Sat, Nov 23, 2019 - Sun, Jan 26, 2020

    The New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show® showcases Central Park--the most popular urban park in America--in the 28th year of this much-loved holiday event. Visitors are transported to a miniature wonderland as model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created from natural materials such as birch bark, lotus pods, acorns, and cinnamon sticks. New replicas of Central Park's iconic architectural features include Belvedere Castle, the Dairy, the ...

    Pop-up Concert: TAK Ensemble

    Pop-up Concert: TAK Ensemble

    Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts

    Manhattan

    Tue, Nov 26, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join some of today’s most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre. The ambitious TAK Ensemble—a quintet dedicated to the commissioning of new works and direct collaboration with composers and artists—makes their Miller debut with a daring collection of works. The program primarily features compositions written for the ensemble, which WQXR declares “impresses with the organicity of their sound, their dynamism and virtuosity.” Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m. No ...

    The Renaissance EP: A Theatrical Mixtape

    The Renaissance EP: A Theatrical Mixtape

    Harlem Stage

    Fri, Nov 22, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    A year-long live radio play series created by Harlem Stage’s Director of Programming Monique Martin and curated by playwright/actor NSangou Njikam explores the impact and resonance of the Harlem Renaissance after 100 years. Using influences of artists from the Renaissance, as well as one of the four elements of Hip Hop, each radio play will explore the past, present, and possible future of Harlem and how the Renaissance continues to be a rich source of ...

    The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

    The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

    Aperture Photography Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 24, 2019 - Sat, Jan 18, 2020

    "The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion" presents fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Their work has been widely consumed in traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, and museums, as well as on their individual social-media channels, re-infusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance. The images open up conversations around ...

Ballet Hispánico 2019

253 West 125th Street

New York N.Y. 10027

2125315301

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, returns to the Apollo stage with a program that continues its commitment to staging works by Latinx choreographers. In the World Premiere of “Tiburones,” Annabelle Lopez Ochoa reimagines the world of the street gang The Sharks (from the award-winning musical West Side ...

28th Annual Holiday Train Show

2900 Southern Boulevard

bronx N.Y. 10458

7188178700

The New York Botanical Garden's Holiday Train Show® showcases Central Park--the most popular urban park in America--in the 28th year of this much-loved holiday event. Visitors are transported to a miniature wonderland as model trains zip through an enchanting display of more than 175 New York landmarks, each re-created from natural ...

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion

547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

new york N.Y. 10001

212.505.5555

"The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion" presents fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Their work has been widely consumed in traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, and museums, as well as on ...