5 Free Events in New York City: Andy Warhol, Easter Bonnet Festival and More

5 Free Events in New York City: Andy Warhol, Easter Bonnet Festival and More

The Public Theater Mobile Unit: “The Tempest”
Queens Public Library, Queens
April 18; 6:30 p.m.
The Mobile Unit, a traveling arm of The Public Theater, will perform the Shakespeare classic for a Queens audience this Thursday. Directed by Laurie Woolery, this version hews closely to the original and is intended to introduce new audiences to the Bard’s work. An RSVP is recommended.

Art Inspired by Andy Warhol
Asser Levy Recreation Center, Manhattan
April 19; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This series of workshops teaches aspiring and novice artists to paint in the style of famous artists. The month of April will focus on the works of Andy Warhol, and guests will learn about his artistic practice and technique over the course of this two-hour session.

Easter Bonnet Festival
Fifth Avenue (see website for route map)
April 21; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Break out your bonnet and join the parade procession starting along Fifth Avenue. A New York City tradition stretching back decades, the pageant has been immortalized on film and continues to draw thousands each year.

Hope Is the Thing With Feathers: Art of the Natural World
Queens College, Queens
Through July 11
More than 130 works from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum’s collection will be on display, including Egyptian antiquities and medieval prints by Italian artists. It’s an exhibition perfectly suited for the art history buff on a budget.

Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens
China Institute in America, Manhattan
Weekdays through August 16; free on Thursdays
Explore the significance of mountains in Chinese culture and fables through this exhibition, which includes more than 60 photographs by two dozen photographers.