5 Free Events in NYC: First Friday in New York City, Pride Events and More

5 Free Events in NYC: First Friday in New York City, Pride Events and More

Spilling Over Exhibition
Whitney Museum, Manhattan
June 7; 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The 1960s still loom large over the Whitney Museum, even if the Andy Warhol exhibition ended its run. As ALL ARTS previously reported, the museum’s psychedelic show, “Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s,” features works by more than a dozen artists, including Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam and Bob Thompson. See it as part of the museum’s regular free Friday night offerings.

Pride Month Movie Night: “Hairspray” (1988)
Old Stone House, Brooklyn
June 7; 8:30 p.m.
The Old Stone House is presenting this free film screening of the beloved classic, starring Ricki Lake and John Waters, in a lead up to Brooklyn’s massive Pride Month event on June 8.

New York Music Month Concert Series: Puerto Rican Heritage
Playground Fifty-Two, Bronx
June 8; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Grammy-nominated musician Bobby Sanabria will lead a celebration of Puerto Rican heritage, playing songs that celebrate culture and art.

The New York City Opera’s Pride Concert
Bryant Park, Manhattan
June 12; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The New York City Opera will take to Bryant Park to deliver a free performance in celebration of Pride Month. Notably, this event includes a special sneak peek of their upcoming performance inspired by the Stonewall Uprising.

Screening of Rebels on Pointe with Q&A
Washington Square Park, Manhattan
June 13; 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
This documentary chronicles the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male, drag ballet company that has found a home in New York City for the past 45 years. A Q&A with director Bobbi Jo Hart and featured dancers will kick off the evening, with the film starting at 9 p.m.