5 Free Events In New York City: Feminist Mamapalooza, Celebrating Alice Austen and More

5 Free Events In New York City: Feminist Mamapalooza, Celebrating Alice Austen and More

New Eyes on Alice Austen
Alice Austen House Museum, Staten Island
May 22; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A prolific photographer, Austen produced roughly 8,000 photographs during her lifetime and became an early pioneer of documentary photography. This exhibition specifically focuses on the three-decades long relationship she shared with Gertrude Tate, and rightfully places Austen in the canon of famed LGBTQ artists.

Jazz Concert with Marjorie Eliot & Friends
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, Manhattan
May 23; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Jazz Foundation of America finishes its presentation of six weeks of jazz with performances from Marjorie Eliot & Friends and Arthur Green. Enjoy R&B, blues and beloved jazz melodies free of charge.

Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza
Riverside Park South, Manhattan
May 26; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Presented by self-identified “fierce feminists,” this family celebration features live music, a gymboree play area and more, and is intended to help families advocate for causes they care about.

“Hallelujah: A May 30 Tribute”
9/11 Memorial & Museum, Manhattan
May 30; 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
In a performance co-presented by ALL ARTS, Rufus Wainwright will be joined by Choir!Choir!Choir! for a community sing of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The performance marks the anniversary of the official end of the nine-month rescue and recovery operation at the World Trade Center.

“Out of Line” Exhibition
Anderson Contemporary Gallery, Manhattan
Through July 31
Featuring work by Andrei Petrov, Carrie Swim, Kirsten Poulsen and more, this exhibition focuses on the beauty, originality and divisiveness of abstract art. Each artist has submitted work that plays or riffs on traditional shapes, texture, color, scale and form.

 

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