Clockwise from top left: Sō Percussion, Brianna Thomas, Chanticleer, Leonidas Kavakos, Flor de Toloache, PUBLIQuartet, Conrad Tao, War and Treaty

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the Caramoor Summer 2021 Schedule, The First Light from Darkness, ALMA ALLEN 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.






    Celebrate Juneteenth & Pride Presents

    Celebrate Juneteenth & Pride Presents

    Tribeca Film Festival

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 18, 2021 - Sat, Jun 19, 2021

    This year, the Tribeca Festival celebrates the diverse artistry and richness of Black stories and storytellers. In partnership with "Indeed and Emmy Award-winning writer, creator and actor Lena Waithe," they have put together a program that amplifies Black voices through exciting new shorts. They also have a specially-curated collection of feature and short films, Tribeca Talks, Immersive, podcasts, music and other special events. The Juneteenth celebration is here! Their exciting programming culminates on June 19th ...

    Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities

    Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities

    Morgan Library & Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jun 18, 2021 - Sun, Sep 26, 2021

    Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander is internationally celebrated for bringing Indo-Persian miniature-painting traditions into dialogue with contemporary art practice. This exhibition tracks the first fifteen years of this artistic journey, from her groundbreaking deconstruction of miniature painting in Pakistan to the development of a new personal vocabulary at RISD, expanded explorations around identity as a Core fellow at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and her global outlook during ...

    Caramoor Summer 2021 Schedule

    Caramoor Summer 2021 Schedule

    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

    Westchester

    Sat, Jun 19, 2021 - Sun, Sep 12, 2021

    Caramoor is thrilled to present a full summer season of 35 live, in-person performances this year, with an intensive seven-week festival (June 19–Aug 8) followed by two post-season concert series (Aug 13–Sep 12). All held outdoors on the cultural arts destination’s idyllic Westchester campus, this year’s offerings illustrate its continued commitment to adventurous programming across the genre spectrum, with world premieres of new Caramoor commissions from Saad Haddad and Shodekeh and a new piece by Valerie Coleman; U.S. premieres by Natalie Dietterich, Kate Moore and Hilary Purrington; New York premieres of important new works by Douglas ...

    The First Light from Darkness

    The First Light from Darkness

    Pioneer Works

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Jun 05, 2021 - Sun, Aug 22, 2021

    Pioneer Works is pleased to announce "The First Light from Darkness," an exhibition that centers on the seven-decade practice of Alex Harsley. The artist first purchased a 35mm camera while in his 20s, and has since cast New York City’s unique medley of characters and neighborhoods as the subject of his work. In the 1950s, he joined Manhattan’s district attorney office as the first Black photographer to be hired by the city, and taught himself ...

    ALMA ALLEN

    ALMA ALLEN

    High Line

    Manhattan

    Tue, May 04, 2021 - Fri, Aug 13, 2021

    Psychologically charged and compulsively expressive, Alma Allen’s works evoke a curiosity regarding the life of objects and the ways in which form and material can circumnavigate the utility of language. Known for his distillation of diverse organic references, the artist’s works simultaneously invite and resist classification. The new exhibition of work spans two Kasmin gallery locations, with the presentation in the Kasmin Sculpture Garden constituting the artist’s first-ever exhibition dedicated to large-scale outdoor sculpture. The exhibition ...

Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities

225 Madison Avenue

new york N.Y. 10016

2126850008

Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander is internationally celebrated for bringing Indo-Persian miniature-painting traditions into dialogue with contemporary art practice. This exhibition tracks the first fifteen years of this artistic journey, from her groundbreaking deconstruction of miniature painting in Pakistan to the development of a new personal vocabulary at RISD, expanded ...

ALMA ALLEN

Between Gansevoort and West 20th Streets

New York N.Y. 10011

2125006035

Psychologically charged and compulsively expressive, Alma Allen’s works evoke a curiosity regarding the life of objects and the ways in which form and material can circumnavigate the utility of language. Known for his distillation of diverse organic references, the artist’s works simultaneously invite and resist classification. The new exhibition of work ...