There are always a smattering of free arts and culture events happening in New York City if you know where to look. Below, ALL ARTS has rounded up our favorite picks for Thanksgiving week.
Plein Air Landscape Painting of Poe Cottage
Edgar Allen Poe Cottage; Bronx
Nov. 24; 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Live like the Impressionist painters of yore and take a leisurely trip to Edgar Allen Poe’s old cottage to do some outdoor painting. Instructing artist Emely Luna will teach plein air landscape to new and novice painters in this adults-only painting class.
Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar
Union Street, Brooklyn
Nov. 24 and Nov. 25
Are you looking for the perfect gift for a special someone? Traipse around the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, a festive fair featuring artwork and other items from local artisans. Admission is free, and there are ample craft opportunities for young children.
Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Nov. 26; 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District is hosting its elaborate Winter’s Eve spectacular on Nov. 26. Judy Collins is the master of ceremonies this year, and folk singer Arlo Guthrie is slated to perform with family members.
Betty Tompkins: Will She Ever Shut Up?
PPOW Gallery, Manhattan
Through Dec. 22
Feminist artist Betty Thompkins is the subject of a solo exhibition at PPOW gallery in Manhattan. Pieces include new and historic work from her “Women Words” series, which borrows phrases torn from art history texts and photography books and places them over images of women. Through this juxtaposition, the show eviscerates the sexist undercurrent running through purportedly progressive creative industries.
Voice of My City
New York Library for the Performing Arts, Manhattan
Through March 30, 2019
Explore the legacy of Jerome Robbins, a master choreographer and dancer who left an indelible mark on New York City’s cultural scene. In addition to examining his work on the stage, this exhibition places an emphasis on uncovering some of his little-known artistic endeavors, including painting and poetry.
Top Image: Courtesy of Lincoln Square Business Improvement District