5 free events: “VIGIL” by Jenny Holzer, feminist photography and more

5 free events: “VIGIL” by Jenny Holzer, feminist photography 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.

Melvis Santa and Ashedi
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Manhattan
Oct. 10; 7:30 p.m.
Santa, a Havana-born singer, composer and dancer, will take the stage and wow audiences with the same musical chops that earned her a 2018 Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Jenny Holzer’s “VIGIL”
Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
Oct. 10 through Oct. 12; 8 p.m.
In her latest project with Creative Time, Holzer is presenting a new series of light projections that focus on gun violence and feature words from poets and survivors. As its title suggests, the display is meant to memorialize lives lost to firearm fatalities.

Shocktober Fest: “Ju-on: The Grudge”
Dyker Beach Park, Brooklyn
Oct. 10; 6:30 p.m. to 8: p.m; movie festival runs through October
If you’re in the mood for a fright, check out this month-long horror film showcase. This week’s selection is the 2002 international hit “Ju-on: The Grudge,” a Japanese thriller that spins around a malevolent spirit hell-bent on seeking revenge on those who occupy her house.

Fall Festival 2019
King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park, Queens
Oct. 12; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the shift in seasons with this annual free festival in Queens. There are opportunities to press your own apple cider, play games and enjoy other fall-centric activities.

“SHE”
Elizabeth Houston Gallery, Manhattan
Through Nov. 16
Comprising work from 12 women, “SHE” dedicates itself to photography that demonstrates a feminist perspective. Corine Vermeulen, Chloe Rosser, Sally Gall, Daniela Edburg and more are slated to take part in the group exhibition.

Top Image: Jenny Holzer's "For The City." Creative Time.