Crystal Rose Tower at Phipps Conservatory, 2007 will be on view at Union Square this Fall.

From 14th Street’s Art in Odd Places to Ai WeiWei’s Fences, October is sure to bring a lot of exciting installations that will undoubtably engage viewers in conversation. As if weary from the political storm, however, the month will also include a host of artistic festivities, celebrating femininity, music, the 100th birthday of ‘Dizzy’, and 50-years of art in our parks.

Viewers will marvel at a Rose Crystal Tower going up in Union Square and the Atlas being installed in East Harlem, among other notable works. Fall is kicking off with a colorful and hopeful start with our roundup of 17 not-to-miss installations and exhibits this October:

17. Josh Lehrer: My Shot, Portraits from Hamilton

United Photo Industries will host the photographic exhibit, Josh Lehrer: My Shot, Portraits from Hamilton, a series of photos taken by the acclaimed photographer using an antique camera lens from the mid-1800s (just after Hamilton’s time). The exhibit’s silver gelatin prints of the original Hamilton cast will be on view through November 22 at United Photo Industries, 16 Main Street B, in DUMBO, after a recent showing at Photoville. This exhibit is part of Art in DUMBO October 5th First Thursday Gallery Walk from 6-8pm.

While in DUMBO, visit the exhibit, A Catalog of Difference by artist Andrew Lucia, a study of change across material and perceptual environments, on view at UsagiNY, 163 Plymouth Street through October 28.