NYC Fall Culture Preview 2018: What to See Now



Summer might have come to an end but there’s no need to indulge in the sadness. Fall sets the city ablaze, with its streets littered with the warm crunch of orange leaves and an abundance of cultural activities. Here is our Fall Culture Preview in NYC.

ComicCon: October 4-7

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It’s time to geek out at the 2018 NY ComicCon. The annual convention celebrates all the other culture that makes this grand city so great: comics, graphic novels, anime, gaming, television and film. There’s something for everyone with the event steeped in celebrity appearances, film screenings, panel discussions, costume displays and art shows.

ComicCon 2018 runs from October 4 – 7 at the Javits Center. Click through for ticket information and event program.

Charles White at MoMA: October 7 – January 13

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The MoMA is hosting the first major retrospective devoted to Charles White in over 30 years. White spent four decades in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles portraying African Americans in what he called “images of dignity.” The exhibition, originally shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, showcases more than 100 works from artist’s career, wjich spanned the 1930s through 1979. Expect drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, illustrated books, record covers and archival materials.

Charles What: A Retrospective runs from October 7 through January 13 at MoMA. Learn more at MoMA’s website.

The NY Coffee Festival: October 12-14

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Do you even know culture if you’re not buying a latte a day? Probably, but a stylish coffee sure does add to the look. The 2018 NY Coffee Festival returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 12th to 14th. The event honors the city’s passion and dedication to the coffee community and its culture—whether you’re a coffee bean beginner, business owner, burgeoning barista or just a simple java enthusiast.

100 percent of profits will be donated to Project Waterfall, a charity that has helped bring clean water to more than 25,000 people across seven countries.

For ticketing and more information check here.

Open House New York: October 12-14

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The city of New York opens its doors to over 250 iconic buildings and projects over a weekend in October. Open House New York is a celebration of New York’s diversity in design and planning from each of its five boroughs. The weekend looks to honor both the historic and the contemporary, interrogating the New Yorker’s use of the spaces around them.

The 16th Annual Open House New York Weekend will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12, 13 and 14, 2018. See here for more details.

The NY Comedy Festival: November 5-11

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November might seem a little way away, but with such a star-studded lineup it’s best to creep in early! The 2018 NY Comedy Festival will feature funny favorites such as Conan O’Brien, Tracy Morgan, Yvonne Orji, in addition to Queer Eye icons Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness. The city is particularly known for its comedy clubs, so don’t miss out!

The New York Comedy Festival runs 7 days, November 5th to 11th. Lineup and ticketing information found here.

Andy Warhol at The Whitney: November 12 – March 31


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The Whitney is showcasing the Warhol we thought we knew in a whole new light. Through more than 350 of Warhol’s works, the exhibition positions Warhol’s career in continuum, showing just how intensely experimental he was, including the period after he survived an assassination attempt in 1968. This is the largest single-artist exhibition to date at The Whitney’s location, and we cannot wait!

Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again runs November 12 through March 31. More information is available at The Whitney’s website.

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