Each week, ALL ARTS rounds up a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and beyond. Find this week’s top picks below.
BRIC! Celebrate Brooklyn Festival: Compagnie Hervé Koubi
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
July 27; Gates open 7 p.m
French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi performs his signature work, “What the Day Owes to the Night.” The energetic piece combines stylistic elements of capoeira, martial arts, hip hop and contemporary styles.
SummerStage: Slick Rick/DJ Chuck Chillout
Soundview Park, the Bronx
July 27; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Slick Rick and DJ Chuck Chillout will take to the Bronx for a free performance that includes classics like “The Children’s Story” and other hip-hop classics.
Movies Under The Stars: “Crazy Rich Asians”
Annunciation Playground, Manhattan
Aug 3; 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The movie that launched 1,000 think pieces heads to Annunciation Playground this week. If you decide to attend, be sure to bring your own blankets and snacks.
Showcase Reading Series
Poets House, Manhattan
August 1, 2019; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This poetry reading series features a roster of acclaimed poets, including Eugene Gloria, Adrian Silbernagel, Jesse Rice-Evans and Tina Cane. Attendees will also have the opportunity to peruse more than 3,300 poetry and chapbooks on display at the cozy TriBeCa enclave.
Carnegie Hall Citywide: Cha Wa
Bryant Park, Manhattan
July 26; 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Mardi Gras and Native American tradition collide in singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s performances. The artist complements foot-stomping lyrics with socieally conscious messaging — a trait that has made his music especially popular in recent years.
Top Image: Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, Photo: Nathalie Sternalski