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Friday 10th of June 2016

From an exhibition of historical NYC baseball cards to a dance party at PS1 to a salsa festival to electroacousitc music, it's an exciting week of culture in New York City. We've picked our favorite events to hlep you start planning the weekend and the week ahead. 

New York has been the site of some of baseball's most significant milestones since the mid-19th century. It was here that Babe Ruth set multiple single-season home-run records and Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he started for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The Old Ball Game at the Met Museum features baseball cards from as far back as 1887.

Saturday, June 11 at 11 AM is the Community Opening Day of Mika Tajima’s Meridian (Gold), a new public art installation which will be on view through September. It’s an illuminated plume of water vapor whose color shifts between magenta and pale cyan. The color of the vapor corresponds in real-time to the global sentiment for gold, reflected in the price fluctuation of the commodity. 

This Saturday is this summer’s first Warmup at MoMA PS1. The lineup includes DJ Premier / New York, NY; Flava D / Butterz / London, UK; Deantoni Parks (LIVE) / Leaving Records / Los Angeles, CA; Fatima Yamaha / Magnetron Music + Dekmantel / Amsterdam, Netherlands; London O’Connor (LIVE) / San Marcos, California; and BEARCAT / Discwoman / Brooklyn, NY.

The Cooper Hewitt’s new Fragile Beasts includes prints, drawings, and rare books from the 1500s and 1600s.

This Saturday, June 11 is Six Bands, Six Genres, Six Sculptures at Storm King Art Center. There will be country, swing, jazz, world, oldies, and rock on Storm King’s 500-acre site starting at noon.   

Starting Saturday, June 11, celebrate Muhammad Ali at the Paley Center in Muhammad Ali The Greatest, Captured by TV. The Center has selected four rare programs from its archives — including footage of Ali’s achievements in the ring, his conversation with William F. Buckley.

The 32nd New York Salsa Festival is Saturday at the Barclays Center. Expect performances by Willie Colón, Jerry Rivera, Sonora Poncea, Grupo Niche, Andy Montaez, Eddie Santiago, Tito Rojas, Los Adolecentes and more, starting at 8 PM.

Craving ballet? See ABT’s Swan Lake starting Monday, June 13.

The NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival starts on Monday at the Henry Street Settlement. Running through Sunday, expect 35 concerts, representing the best electroacoustic music and video art from all over the world.

Two broadcasting legends — Larry King and Regis Philbin — are talking about King’s career at the 92nd Street Y on Monday, June 13 at 7 PM.

Barenaked Ladies is performing at SummerStage in Central Park on Monday evening.

Craving country? The Dixie Chicks are playing at MSG on Monday night.

Jessica Lang Dance transforms classical ballet into contemporary work. The company is performing at the Joyce on Tuesday, June 14 through the 19th.

New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes starts on Wednesday, June 15 at Radio City Music Hall. It’s the story of one family’s day in New York with music and dancing.

The River to River Festival begins on Thursday, June 16. The festival includes 60 free events along the waterfront in Lower Manhattan and on Governors Island. Expect everything from art installations to dance to concerts to video installations. Find the full calendar here.

Are you interested in Making Sense of the 2016 Presidential Election? The Paley Center is trying to help with a panel on Thursday, June 16. Panelists including POLITICO’s Katie Glueck; BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins; and Eli Pariser of Upworthy and MoveOn.org.

Craving beer? The NYC Craft Beer Festival is on June 17 and 18 at the 69th Regiment Armory. Seventy-five breweries and 150 beers will be featured.

City of the Soul at the Morgan Library and Museum will examine the evolving image of Rome in art and literature with a display of books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and drawings. It explores a critical period, starting in 1770, when Rome transformed from a papal state to a capital of a united, modern nation.