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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the documentary Museum Town, Shared Dreams, The Public’s annual Under the Radar Festival, 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.




    17th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL

    17th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Mon, Dec 21, 2020 - Sun, Jan 17, 2021

    The Public Theater announced the full line-up for the 17th annual "UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL," running January 6-17, 2021. This popular and highly-anticipated festival of The Public’s winter season includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Chile, Iran, and the U.K. Curated by UTR Festival Director Mark Russell, this year’s free "UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL" features a robust line-up of digital livestream and streaming on-demand performances, as well as the return ...

    Museum Town

    Museum Town

    BAM Rose Cinemas

    Brooklyn

    Directed by Jennifer Trainer, a former journalist and one of MASS MoCA's original builders, and narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, the documentary tells the story of an unconventional museum, the small town of North Adams, MA it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city. Today, MASS MoCA is the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades ago, its vast brick ...

    Shared Dreams

    Shared Dreams

    Fort Gansevoort Gallery

    Manhattan

    Mon, Dec 07, 2020 - Sat, Jan 16, 2021

    Beginning Monday, December 7th, Fort Gansevoort presents "Shared Dreams." Organized by writer and curator Ariella Wolens, the exhibition is Fort Gansevoort’s first with the 89-year-old Bronx-born self-taught painter. Malcah Zeldis began her artistic practice in the late 1960s, producing folk-art inspired works centered on themes related to urban life and Jewish practices, biblical narratives, and historical figures. She has devoted most of her attention to the latter, dedicating many series to such prominent 20th century ...

    Librado Romero: From the Desert to the River

    Librado Romero: From the Desert to the River

    Hudson River Museum

    Westchester

    Tue, Dec 08, 2020 - Sun, Jun 27, 2021

    Hudson River Museum announces "Librado Romero: From the Desert to the River," which is on view through June 27, 2021. The exhibition, which includes paintings and sketchbooks, explores the varied landscapes of the artist’s journeys, both internal and external, from his childhood in Calexico, California, to his studio in Yonkers and a home overlooking the Hudson River. Librado “Lee” Romero was a contributing photographer to a team that earned The New York Times a Pulitzer Prize ...

    Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music Sing-Along Broadcast

    Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music Sing-Along Broadcast

    South Street Seaport Museum

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    South Street Seaport Museum's monthly sea-music event, "Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music," continues virtually on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 2pm ET. From our living rooms and kitchens join a round-robin of shared songs featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear on the first Sunday of every month. The event is FREE. Sign up here to receive the ...

Museum Town

30 Lafayette Avenue

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

Directed by Jennifer Trainer, a former journalist and one of MASS MoCA's original builders, and narrated by Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, the documentary tells the story of an unconventional museum, the small town of North Adams, MA it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art ...

Shared Dreams

5 Ninth Avenue

new york NY 10014

(917) 639-3113

Beginning Monday, December 7th, Fort Gansevoort presents "Shared Dreams." Organized by writer and curator Ariella Wolens, the exhibition is Fort Gansevoort’s first with the 89-year-old Bronx-born self-taught painter. Malcah Zeldis began her artistic practice in the late 1960s, producing folk-art inspired works centered on themes related to urban life and ...