5 Free Events in NYC: Pride Art Show, Dance Parties and Movies in the Park

5 Free Events in NYC: Pride Art Show, Dance Parties and Movies in the Park

Teen Arts Week
Various locations, New York City
Through May 19
Cultural organizations across the five buroughs are presenting free classes and performances for the city’s teenagers. A bevy of institutions have signed up to host events, including the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Whitney Museum, New-York Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum and more. To see a full calendar of activities, check out the events calendar here.

Bryant Park’s Dance Party
Bryant Park, Manhattan
Wednesdays through June 5
Grab your dancing shoes and head to the always-bustling Bryant Park. Local musicians will offer live music, while experts in a variety of dance styles will give lessons to participants.

Antigone in Ferguson
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn
Through July 13
The rollicking, socially conscious Theater of War gospel returns to the stage for a slate of free performances in Brooklyn. If you can’t make any of the available show dates, the full performance is streaming on ALL ARTS.

Pride Art Show
Pride Center of Staten Island, Staten Island
Reception May 15 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; exhibition through July
Coinciding with World Pride 2019, this show features photographs created for and about the LGBTQ community. Artists featured in the show hail from the Storytelling Through Photography program at the Staten Island Pride Center.

Movies Under the Stars: Superhero week
Various locations, Manhattan
Through May 22
It’s that time of year again. If you’re in the mood to watch a superhero flick, check out the slate of blockbusters showing for free around New York City parks. Hosted by council members and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the screenings are scattered across the city’s five boroughs. Titles include “The Incredibles 2,” “Bumblebee,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and more. Check the lineup here for dates and locations.