Free events in New York City: Oyster Bay Music Festival, book and music fair and more

Free events in New York City: Oyster Bay Music Festival, book and music fair and more

Movies Under the Stars: Stonewall Uprising
Washington Square Park, Manhattan
June 26; 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Produced by PBS and streaming for free on ALL ARTS, Stonewall Uprising tells the story of the landmark riots in 1969, which marked a major turning point in the gay rights movement. Filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner will be on site for this free screening. If you can’t make it, you can always stream the full-length documentary here or on the ALL ARTS app for free.

Oyster Bay Music Festival
Oyster Bay, New York
Through July 3
Take a leisurely trip outside the city to attend the Oyster Bay Music Festival, a jam-packed and family friendly affair dedicated to classical music and rising artists. Performers range in age from 9 to 26 and include students from Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Yale School of Music and Berklee School of Music, among others.

Press Play
Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
June 28 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m and June 29 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Press Play, an annual book and music fair, aims to celebrate independent publishing. The two-day long event is complete with an exhibitor marketplace, performances and other educational activities. Check the website for more details. Although the event is free, an RSVP is recommended.

Lunchtime Lectures
School of Visual Arts, Manhattan
Tuesdays through July; 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Want to learn a new trade or hear an engaging lecture? The School of Visual Arts is bringing back its Lunchtime Lecture series each Tuesday in July. The planned lunch-and-learns cover a wide variety of topics, from visual technology to racial and gender identity to pop culture.

David Flores: Nueva Bronx
Arsenal in Central Park; Manhattan
Through August 30
A collaboration between Bronx Defenders, Queens Museum and other groups, this exhibition is focused on family in all its diverse forms and is a result of Flores’ work capturing the images of families in the Bronx throughout August and September 2018. The decision to now show the work, according to organizers, stems from “recent nationalist movements that have attempted to remove and erase familial representations of immigrants and people of color.”

Top Image: Oyster Bay Music Festival performers, courtesy of the Oyster Bay Music Festival