5 Free Events in NYC: Movies Under the Stars, South Bronx Open Studios and More

5 Free Events in NYC: Movies Under the Stars, South Bronx Open Studios and More

Louise Nevelson Exhibition
Galerie Gmurzynksa, Manhattan
Opening reception May 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; exhibition through June 15
This exhibition focuses on the breadth of wood assemblages the 20th-century artist created during the twilight of her career in the 1970s. Though her massive sculptures have always been hard to neatly categorize by artistic style or movement, Galerie Gmurzynksa is displaying works that conjure associations with Abstract Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism.

South Bronx Open Studio Tour
Various locations, Bronx
May 4; see website for times
More than 50 established and emerging artists are participating in this day-long celebration of local art and artisans. Highlights include the colorful work of Patrick Alston, the futuristic pieces of Naomi Castillo and the figurative paintings of Daniel Colon.

Movies Under the Stars
St. Catherine’s Park, Manhattan
May 4; 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
New York City is finally warming up, and with the sunnier weather comes a slew of free outdoor movie nights. Enjoy this screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” sponsored by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Arrive early for best seating.

Lee Narae: A Cursed Woman, Ong-Nyeo
Lincoln Center, Manhattan
May 9; 7:30 p.m.
Narae, a Korean singer, focuses on the problematic depictions of women within traditional pansori, a popular and traditional form of musical storytelling. The performance will include sections of spoken word and singing, all meant to reflect on patriarchal normativity across cultures.

Staten Island Recollections
H.H. Biddle House, Staten Island
Fridays and Saturdays through June 1
Local artist Rubin Ruiz is showing work that focuses on classic icons and places in Staten Island. The photography in the exhibition celebrates hometown pride and decades of overlooked history.

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