Shimon Okshteyn. Nature Still-Life, 2019. Acrylic and collage on canvas. 38 × 48 in, 96.5 × 121.9 cm. Courtesy of Ein Plein Air Reloaded: Green Fuse.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Jack Stuppin: The Beginning of My World,” Restart Stages’ “Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra,” the Public Theatre’s “Mobile Unit’s Summer of Joy,” 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.






    Mobile Dance Film Festival

    Mobile Dance Film Festival

    92nd Street Y

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jul 31, 2021 - Sun, Aug 15, 2021

    Dance is back at the 92nd Street Y with the fourth annual "92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival" — the first in-person dance program since the pandemic shut 92Y’s doors in March 2020. The MDFF – the only dance film festival featuring works shot entirely on mobile devices – explores the magic that happens at the intersection of choreography, camerawork and editing, revealing new dimensions in movement and offering intimate access and up-close perspectives on the physical and spatial ...

    Mobile Unit’s Summer of Joy

    Mobile Unit’s Summer of Joy

    The Public Theater Mobile Unit

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jul 31, 2021 - Sun, Aug 29, 2021

    The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) recently announced that the theater’s acclaimed MOBILE UNIT will return this summer with MOBILE UNIT’S SUMMER OF JOY, a free four-week tour to all five boroughs beginning July 31 and running through August 29 as New York City joyously returns to life. In partnership with New York City’s Department of Transportation, MOBILE UNIT’S SUMMER OF JOY will pop up at public plazas in neighborhoods that were both traditionally ...

    Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

    Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

    Restart Stages at Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Sun, Aug 01, 2021 - Sat, Aug 07, 2021

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts recently announced that the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée will return to campus for the first time since the pandemic for a residency with students from New York City area music schools from August 1–7, 2021. The week of activities culminates with a concert in Damrosch Park featuring Langrée conducting Mozart’s first and final symphonies with the MMFO and several of the students. As part ...

    Ein Plein Air Reloaded: Green Fuse

    Ein Plein Air Reloaded: Green Fuse

    Black & White Gallery / Project Space

    Long Island

    Fri, Jul 23, 2021 - Thu, Jul 29, 2021

    "Ein Plein Air Reloaded: Green Fuse," presented by the Black & White Gallery / Project Space, brings together six artists with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds, who propose new experiences rooted in nature endlessly re-forming and reshaping itself. Through their uses of contemporary artistic forms, in various scenarios and formats—each with their own conventions — they each infuse life into dead fragments and propose different modes of contemplation: of nature and the boundaries between the ...

    Jack Stuppin: The Beginning of My World

    Jack Stuppin: The Beginning of My World

    Hudson River Museum

    Westchester

    Fri, Jul 02, 2021 - Sun, Sep 12, 2021

    "Jack Stuppin: The Beginning of My World," on view at the Hudson River Museum from July 2–September 12, 2021, highlights nine oil paintings from the artist Jack Stuppin, ranging from 2008 to 2020, from this ongoing series the artist has called his “Homage to the Hudson River School.” Jack Stuppin (American, b. 1933), renowned for vibrant landscape paintings of Northern California, grew up in Yonkers and returns again and again to reconnect with the formative Hudson ...