Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Making the Met, NYBG Glow, Alvin Ailey’s Virtual Winter Season 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.






    We Fight to Build A Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

    We Fight to Build A Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

    The Jewish Museum

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 01, 2020 - Sun, Jan 24, 2021

    The Jewish Museum presents "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz" upon reopening to the public on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Originally scheduled to open in March 2020, "We Fight to Build a Free World" is an exhibition curated by Jonathan Horowitz, a New York-based artist who for three decades has made work that engages critically with politics and culture. Under his direction, the exhibition looks at how artists have ...

    Alvin Ailey Virtual Winter Season

    Alvin Ailey Virtual Winter Season

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Dec 02, 2020 - Thu, Dec 31, 2020

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” is known for uplifting and uniting audiences across the globe with messages of hope as it will this holiday season with a free virtual season from December 2 – December 31, 2020 celebrating six decades of Revelations. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers elevate a legacy of innovation and excellence in artistry with a reimagined ...

    NYBG GLOW

    NYBG GLOW

    New York Botanical Garden

    Bronx

    Fri, Nov 27, 2020 - Sat, Jan 09, 2021

    "NYBG GLOW," an all-new nighttime outdoor experience, illuminates the landmark landscape and Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) on 14 select evenings this holiday season, beginning Friday, November 27, 2020. With lots of room to spread out, visitors can explore a glowing world of color and light featuring the Haupt Conservatory as the centerpiece--its iconic exterior a glittering canvas. Washes of brilliant colors, thousands of dazzling, energy-efficient LED lights, and picture-perfect ...

    Making the Met, 1870–2020

    Making the Met, 1870–2020

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Sat, Aug 29, 2020 - Sun, Jan 03, 2021

    The signature exhibition of The Met's 150th-anniversary year takes visitors on an immersive, thought-provoking journey through the history of one of the world's preeminent cultural institutions. "Making The Met, 1870–2020" features more than 250 superlative works of art of nearly every type, from visitor favorites to fragile treasures that can only be displayed from time to time. Organized around transformational moments in the evolution of the Museum's collection, buildings, and ambitions, the exhibition reveals the visionary ...

    Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection 2020

    Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection 2020

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Nov 27, 2020 - Sun, Feb 21, 2021

    A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, Holiday Express transports young and old alike to a bygone era. The installation includes a variety of toy train stations dating from the turn of the 19th century to the WWII era, showcasing the evolving designs of American and European toymakers. New to the display this year are Marklin's Onion Dome Station and Grand ...

We Fight to Build A Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

1109 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10128

2124233200

The Jewish Museum presents "We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz" upon reopening to the public on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Originally scheduled to open in March 2020, "We Fight to Build a Free World" is an exhibition curated by Jonathan Horowitz, a New York-based ...

Alvin Ailey Virtual Winter Season

The Joan Weill Center for Dance

New York N.Y. 10019

2124059000

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” is known for uplifting and uniting audiences across the globe with messages of hope as it will this holiday season with a free virtual season from December 2 – December 31, 2020 ...

NYBG GLOW

2900 Southern Boulevard

bronx N.Y. 10458

7188178700

"NYBG GLOW," an all-new nighttime outdoor experience, illuminates the landmark landscape and Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) on 14 select evenings this holiday season, beginning Friday, November 27, 2020. With lots of room to spread out, visitors can explore a glowing world of color and ...

Making the Met, 1870–2020

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

The signature exhibition of The Met's 150th-anniversary year takes visitors on an immersive, thought-provoking journey through the history of one of the world's preeminent cultural institutions. "Making The Met, 1870–2020" features more than 250 superlative works of art of nearly every type, from visitor favorites to fragile treasures that can only ...

Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection 2020

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

A magical wonderland awaits visitors with the return of this holiday tradition. Featuring toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection, Holiday Express transports young and old alike to a bygone era. The installation includes a variety of toy train stations dating from the turn of the 19th century ...