5 free events: Photo Week in Manhattan, Block Party in Brooklyn and more

5 free events: Photo Week in Manhattan, Block Party 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.

The Drilling Company’s “Othello”
Bryant Park; Manhattan
Sept. 5 to Sept. 7; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Beloved local theater organization The Drilling Company puts its spin on the Bard’s classic “Othello.” Those who plan on attending should show up early to guarantee good seats, as performances can get crowded. See website for more information.

Art & Demos at Pottery International
The Old American Can Factory; Brooklyn
Sept. 6 through Sept. 8; times vary
Brooklyn Pottery Invitational is hosting a three-day extravaganza focused on all things pottery. Learn from established artists and pick up some tips and tricks to apply to your next project. See participating events and artists here.

Develop: The Photo Week
Soho Photo Gallery; Manhattan
Through Sept. 7; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
From lessons on how to market your art to finding secluded spots to capture great images, Develop: The Photo Week is brimming with opportunities for novice and experienced photographers to hone their skills. Photographers such as Sherry Beltramini Pincus and Phil Penman will be on hand to offer up insight into the life of a professional photographer.

9th Annual Washington Square Park Folk Festival
Garibaldi Plaza in Washing Square Park; Manhattan
Sept. 8; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If you’re a New Yorker who loves folk music, there is perhaps no better place to spend this Sunday than at Washington Square Park. The plaza, which has roots in folk music stretching back to the 1940s, will be teeming with musicians, live music and vendors as part of this annual event.

Brooklyn Army Terminal Block Party
Brooklyn Army Terminal; Brooklyn
Sept. 8; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy music from JoJo and the Soul Rebels and Talib Kweli in this free, family-friendly event. In addition to live performances, the block party will feature local food vendors, guided yoga and craft-making activities geared toward young children. Registration is recommended.

Top Image: Brooklyn Bridge, Matthias Rosenkranz/Creative Commons