Arts news highlights: “NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón” at El Museo del Barrio; “Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York” at Museum of the City of New York; “Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection” at The Met Fifth Avenue; “Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914” at South Street Seaport Museum;
Fall for Dance at New York City Center.

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> GOOD EVENING.

WE'RE AT THE BARIO LOCATED ON THE NORTHERN END OF MUSEUM MILE IN THE AREA KNOWN AS SPANISH HARLEM.

BY ITS RESIDENCE, SIMPLY AS EL BARIO OR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

EMERGING IN THE LATE 1960s, IT WAS A RESPONSE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD'S URGENT NEED TO SEE ITS OWN PUERTO RICAN ART AND CULTURE ACKNOWLEDGED.

TODAY, THE MUSEUM CONTINUES THAT MISSION BY FEATURING THE WORK OF LOCAL AS WELL AS INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AND RESPONDING TO THE TIMES.

UPON ENTERING THE MUSEUM'S GALLERIES, YOU WILL FIND OCCUPY MUSEUMS DEAD FAIR A WORK BY ARTISTS AFFECTED BY THE PUERTO RICAN DEBT CRISIS.

EMBEDDED WITHIN THE WALLS, THE PIECE ASKS US TO CONSIDER HOW THE ECONOMY AFFECTS ARTISTS AND THE CULTURAL COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

ITS MESSAGE HAS ADDED POIGNANCY AS THE PEOPLE FACE THE CHALLENGE OF THE DEVASTATION BROUGHT BY HURRICANE MARIA.

ALSO ON VIEW, IT'S UP TOWN, NASTY WOMEN, AN EXHIBITION OF ARTISTS LIVING OR WORKING IN NORTHERN MANHATTAN.

ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION INCLUDE HIME, RUBIN AND NARI WARD AMONG OTHERS.

THE EXHIBITION TAKES A CUE AND ITS TITLE FROM THE HEATED RHETORIC OF OUR CURRENT POLITICAL MOMENT.

IT PRESENTS WORKS THAT ENGAGE WITH RACISM, SEXISM AND HOMOPHOBIA, THE POWER OF THE MEDIA AND VIOLENCE.

METHODS AND MATERIALS USED BY THESE ARTISTS RANGE WIDELY.

FROM POETRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY TO PRINTS AND VIDEO.

FROM PLASTIC BAGS TO CAR TIRES AND SHOES.

NEW YORK CITY'S HISPANIC DAY PARADE MARCHES UP FIFTH AVENUE THIS SUNDAY.

THERE IS SURE TO BE DANCING IN STREETS AS THE CITY CELEBRATES THE LAST DAYS OF NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.

WHICH RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER 15th.

THE BEAT GOES ON AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.

RHYTHM AND POWER, SALSA IN NEW YORK, IS AN EXHIBITION THAT TRACES NEW YORK SALSA FROM LOCAL DANCE MOVEMENT TO GLOBAL PHENOMENON.

IT EXPLORES HOW THE DIVERSITY OF NEW YORK CITY, ESPECIALLY ITS PUERTO RICAN AND CUBAN MUSEUMS, GAVE RISE TO THIS UP TEMPO AND INFECTIOUS COMBINATION OF LATIN MUSIC AND AFRO-CARIBBEAN INFUSED DANCE.

THE EXHIBITION INCLUDES OVER 100 OBJECTS.

A DRESS WORN BY CELIA CRUZ.

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS OVER 90 WORKS OF ART FROM THE 19th CENTURY.

THE FOCUS IS ON THE PRESENT WITH A SPECIFIC WORK COMMISSIONED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MUSEUM'S GALLERY AND DEMONSTRATIONS BY TODAY'S FOREMOST JAPANESE BAN BOO ARTISTS.

JAPANESE BAMBOO ART, THE ABBY COLLECTION, HIGHLIGHTS KEY STAGES IN THE MODERN HISTORY OF JAPANESE BAMBOO ART, EXPLORING ITS REFINED BEAUTY AND TECHNICAL SOPHISTICATION.

ON VIEW IS A SITE SPECIFIC BAMBOO SCULPTURE.

THE BAMBOO ARTIST AND LIVING NATIONAL TREASURER OF JAPAN WILL GIVE A HANDS ON DEMONSTRATION OF TECHNIQUES EXPLORING THE UNIQUE CRAFT AND HISTORY BEHIND CONTEMPORARY BAMBOO BASKETRY.

THE SOUTH STREET SEA PORT MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.

LOCATED IN THE ORIGINAL PORT THAT MADE NEW YORK THE CITY IT IS TODAY, THE MUSEUM HAS SURVIVED EVERYTHING FROM THE WRECKING BALL TO HURRICANE SANDY.

THE SEA PORT ITSELF WAS THREATENED WITH DEMOLITION IN THE 1960s WHEN THE MUSEUM RECEIVED ITS FIRST CHARTER.

TODAY THE MUSEUM PRESERVES THE CITY'S MARITIME HISTORY AS WELL AS ITS FLEET OF HISTORIC SHIPS.

THESE INCLUDE THE RECENTLY RESTORED 19th CENTURY IRON HULLED CARGO SHIP WAIVER TREE, NOW AVAILABLE FOR TOURS.

ON VIEW AT THE MUSEUM'S HOME ON SKIMMER HORN ROW IS MILLIONS, MIGRANTS AND MILLIONAIRES ABOARD THE GREAT LINERS, 1900 TO 1914.

THIS EXHIBITION EXAMINES THE LIVES ABOARD THE LINERS OF THE EARLY 20th CENTURY.

FROM THE IMMIGRANT THIRD CLASS PASSENGERS TO THE FIRST CLASS PASSENGERS TRAVELING IN THE LAP OF LUXURY.

FEATURED IN THE EXHIBIT IS THE MUSEUM'S LIGHT SHIP AMBROSE WHICH PROVIDED SAFE ACCESS TO THE HARBOR LIGHTING WAY FOR IMMIGRANTS.

FINALLY, THERE'S STILL TIME TO CATCH NEW YORK CITY CENTER'S FALL FOR DANCE.

THE FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL PROVIDES INEXPENSIVE TICKETS TO PERFORMANCES FROM A WIDE RANGE OF DANCE COMPANIES FROM HOMETOWN FAVORITES TO INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES.

UPCOMING, AMERICAN DANCE THEATER PRESENTS OPEN DOOR, A WORK INSPIRED BY CHOREOGRAPHER RONALD K. BROWN'S TRAVELS TO CUBA AND AFRO-CUBAN DANCE.

A TROUPE OF MALE DANCERS GIVES ITS PLAYFUL TAKE ON THE BALLET PAQUITA.

A DANCE COMPANY MAKES ITS FALL FOR DANCE DEBUT.

CELEBRATED NEW YORK CITY BALLET DANCER SARAH MERNS PAIRS UP WITH CHOREOGRAPHER WANG OF COMPANY WANG RAMIREZ, KYLE ABRAMAM.

THAT'S THE NYC ARTS NEWS.