5 free events in NYC: “Honey,” a dark market in Brooklyn and more

5 free events in NYC: “Honey,” a dark market in Brooklyn and more

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.

Movies Under the Stars: “Honey”
J. Hood Wright Park, Manhattan
Aug. 30; 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Jessica Alba stars as a bartender who aspires to become a hip-hop choreographer (against her mother’s wishes) in this classic dance film from 2003. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Missy Elliott, who makes a cameo in the movie.

New Village Music Festival
Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan
Aug. 31; 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Now embarking in its ninth annual community celebration, the New Village Music Festival highlights a wide range of art and music — including hip-hop, jazz, folk, soul and more. A full line-up of confirmed musicians and artists can be found here.

Summer on the Hudson Silent Disco
Pier 1, Riverside Park South, Manhattan
Aug. 31; 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
For those who enjoy soundlessly dancing on their own in the company of other people: Summer on the Hudson Silent Disco is presenting a “quiet clubbing” event, with three DJs (and three genres) spinning on separate channels. The event is free, but headphones are limited, and a credit or debit card is required for the check-in process.

The Dark Market
150 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn
Aug. 31; 7:00 p.m. to midnight
With the crisp beginnings of fall already in the air, what better way to begin “spooky shopping” than with an arts-oriented dark market? The Brooklyn Bazaar gathering features artists, merchants, collectors and a host of “cold wave and shoegazey delights,” doled out by on-site DJs.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Washington Square Park, Manhattan
Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2, 7 and 8; Noon to 6:00 p.m.
School is finally back in session and so is the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. Comprising a selection of fine art, crafts, jewelry, ceramics and more, the sprawling affair stretches alongside University Place and offers gems for tourists and locals alike.

Top Image: "Greetings from New York City" postcard. Photo: Boston Public Library.