5 Free Events in NYC: Movies Under the Stars, J. Hoard in Concert and More

5 Free Events in NYC: Movies Under the Stars, J. Hoard in Concert and More

J. Hoard Presents MAGA: The People’s Perspective
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
March 21; 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn-based musician J. Hoard boasts an impressive roster of collaborators (Kimbra, Pharoahe Monch, Macklemore, Lorde, Chance The Rapper), but it’s his solo efforts earning the most recent acclaim. Hoard, who currently serves as the artist-in-residence at National Sawdust, will be bringing original compositions and arrangements to the David Rubenstein Atrium. Seats are first come, first served, so event organizers recommend arriving early.

Look Alive
Guy Hepner, Manhattan
Opening reception March 21, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; exhibition through May 10
In his second solo exhibition with the gallery, artist Sage Barnes presents a combination of abstract, realistic and street art that highlights “the cause and effect” of our daily actions. The goal, according to a statement from the gallery, is to invite audiences to question and think critically about their personal character.

Movies Under the Stars: Women in Film
Bushwick Inlet Park, Brooklyn
March 22; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, NYC Parks has put together back-to-back screenings of short films created by and starring women, including “Little Courage,” “First of Many,” “Paris Blues in Harlem,” “A Hole in the Stomach” and “Scratch This.” A panel discussion moderated by the Black TV and Film Collective will be held immediately after the showcase.

Women of the Lenape
Conference House Park, Staten Island
March 24; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers will provide an overview of the artistic, culinary and homemaking contributions of Lenape women. Attendees will discover how local native tribes utilized waterways and native plants, while also learning about the lasting legacy these tribes have on contemporary culture.

The Traphagen School: Fostering American Fashion
Gallery FIT, Manhattan
Through March 30
This exhibition aims to shine a light on the legacy of the Traphagen School, which fashion experts say played an outsize role in the development of American fashion. The school opened in 1923 in New York City, and counts Ann Klein, James Galanos and Geoffrey Beene among its many alumni.

Top Image: J. Hoard. Photo by Nico Nordström