Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Events September 26th – October 2nd, 2016


Celebrate the first full week of fall by visiting The Metropolitan Opera on its opening night, catching one (or more) films at two NYC film festivals or by partying it up on the Wavertree!

Monday, September 26th

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-17 season begins on Sept 26th, which also happens to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its home at Lincoln Center. This year’s line up will feature 26 operas, including the Met premiere of composer Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin. Opening night will kick off with Mariusz Treliński’s new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at 5:00 p.m. Purchase tickets here. 

Tuesday, September 27th

To kick off its 2016-17 season, The Joyce Theater will be transformed for the NY Quadrille, a two-week dance program created by choreographer Lar Lubovitch. A specially constructed stage will allow the performance, featuring choreographers—Pam Tanowitz, RoseAnne Spradlin, Tere O’Connor, and Loni Landon – to be viewed from four sides. Tickets start at $35.00.

Wednesday, September 28th

Opening night of the Architecture & Design Film Festival will begin with a premiere of Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future at the Cinépolis Chelsea on 260 West 23rd St. This year, the schedule includes an exciting selection of 33 films that reveal the creative design process behind some of the world’s most stunning structures. The program will run until Oct. 2nd, and will include conversations with filmmakers, architects and designers. Purchase tickets here. 

Presented with the Center for the Living CityAdam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss the legacy of Jane Jacobs, a prominent journalist and activist who argued for a “community-based” approache to city building. The free event will be held at the Museum at Eldridge Street from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Register here.

Thursday, September 29th

Life of an American Ruin: Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilionthe first exhibition devoted to the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, will open in The City Reliquary on 370 Metropolitan Ave. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, October 1 at 7 p.m.

The South Street Seaport Museum is having a party, and you’re invited. From 6:30-8:30pm, celebrate the Wavertree ship, which recently made her triumphant return from a 16-month, $13 million city-funded restoration project. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, oysters, cocktails, and music from the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra. Individual tickets cost $250. Untapped readers can use this discount code for a $100 savings.

Friday, September 30th

The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates American and international cinema with its 54th New York Film Festival, which will run until Oct. 16th. The schedule this year includes documentary features, avant-garde films and short films, created by celebrated and new filmmakers. Purchase tickets and see events here.

Saturday, October 1st

Judd Foundation will present its newest installation Richard Long, curated by Flavin Judd. Displayed on the ground floor of 101 Spring Street, the installation will feature two large-scale terracotta works by the artist. It will open to the public on Saturday, October 1, 2016, and run until December 17, 2016.

Catch the last day of the Affordable Art Fair, which returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion on 125 W 18th St. This fall, 70 local, national, and international galleries will offer original artwork from more than 500 artists. Visit from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets costs $20.00.

Sunday, October 2nd

From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Cathedral of St. John the Divine invites you to join its 31st annual Feast of St. Francis, a signature Cathedral service, which includes music and dance performances, as well as a Procession of Animals, a parade of animals to celebrate the beauty of the animal kingdom. Following the service, which ends at 1:00 p.m., an outdoor fair will take place. Visit this page for more information.

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