5 Free Events in NYC This Week: Aging as Art, Minimalism at Lichtundfire and More

5 Free Events in NYC This Week: Aging as Art, Minimalism at Lichtundfire and More

The city is brimming with free events this week, from Halloween activities to First Friday celebrations. Below, find ALL ARTS’ staff favorites. If you’re involved in community events, feel free to submit your event to allartsinfo@wliw.org for future inclusion.

Tear of the Cloud
Riverside Park South, Manhattan
Oct. 31; 7 p.m to 10 p.m.
The Public Art Fund’s Halloween-themed exhibition has transformed Riverside Park South into a “ghostly landscape,” according to event organizers. A series of video works inspired by The Manhattan Project, The Headless Horseman and other notable tales will be projected onto the the 69th Street Transfer Bridge gantry and the Hudson River below.

Minimal Impact
Lichtundfire, Manhattan
Through Nov. 4
As its name suggests, this exhibition is dedicated to all things minimal. Artwork from Augustus Goertz, Alan Steele and Christopher Stout will be on display, including mixed-media paintings, drawings and other works on paper.

First Friday at Neue Galerie
Neue Galerie for German and Austrian Art, Manhattan
Nov 2; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Take advantage of First Friday at the Neue Galerie and see masterworks like Gustav Klimt’s “The Lady in Gold.” Works by other prominent German and Austrian artists abound.

Aging as Art and Performing for the Dead
EFA Project Space, Manhattan
Nov. 3; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Using video and interactive displays, performance artists Linda Mary Montano and Billy X Curmano will present a work that grapples with aging and dying. Curmano has actually organized his own faux funeral for the piece, while Montano is expected to “treat her body as a canvas.”

It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
Morgan Library Museum, Manhattan
Nov 2; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mary Shelley’s classic tale turns 200 this year and the Morgan is celebrating with an exhibition featuring her original manuscripts and memorabilia from Frankenstein-inspired media, including books and movies. You can check out this show for free as part of the museum’s monthly First Friday gathering. See some of our favorite items in the collection here.

Top Image: Courtesy of Tony Oursler; Tear of the Cloud, 2018 / Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY