5 Free Events in New York City: Chiara Fumai, Age of Spectacle and More

5 Free Events in New York City: Chiara Fumai, Age of Spectacle and More

“In the Shadow of Genius” Book Talk
South Street Seaport Museum, Manhattan
April 11; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Photographer and author Barbara Mensch traces the history of one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks: the Brooklyn Bridge. After a discussion, Mensch will be on hand to sign copies of her new book on the subject.

Age of Spectacle
Fremin Gallery, Manhattan
April 11; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dutch artist Nemo Jantzen will present new large-scale works at the Fremin Gallery. As the title of the show suggests, the work in this show places an emphasis on pop culture, celebrity and media. A free print signed by the artist will be given to the first 100 attendees at the opening reception.

Castalian String Quartet
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
April 18; 7:30 p.m.
The German-trained Castalian String Quartet is offering a free hour-long concert. Fit for spring, the program includes selections from Schubert and Britten.

Chiara Fumai: “Less Light”
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn
Through May 17
“Less Light” is Chiara Fumai’s first solo exhibition in the United States. Fumai, an ICSP graduate, earned an international reputation for her provocative feminist work, which blends themes of mysticism and the occult with liberation. The Italian artist died in 2017.

Arts, Culture * Fun: City Center on the Move
Faber Park Field House, Staten Island
April 13; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Perfect for adult beginners, this new series of classes and workshops is intended to spark interest in dance. Attendees will learn from acclaimed artists, including Bronx-born choreographer Ayodele Casel, in a low-pressure environment.