5 free events in New York City: Summer shows, samba at sunset and more

5 free events in New York City: Summer shows, samba at sunset 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.

Broadway in Bryant Park
Bryant Park, Manhattan
July 18; 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a free concert featuring some of Broadway’s established and rising artists. This week, cast members from “Beetlejuice,” “Chicago,” “Jersey Boys” and more take to the stage.

Sunset on the Hudson
Hudson River Park, Manhattan
July 19; 7 p.m.
The popular series in Hudson River Park continues this week with a performance from Manhattan Samba. In addition to offering traditional samba performances, the group also runs what’s been hailed as New York City’s longest-running samba school.

Movies Under the Stars: “Boyz n the Hood”
Long Meadow in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
July 19; 7:30 p.m.
The landmark coming-of-age drama, directed by John Singleton, will be presented as part of the NYC Parks’ Hip Hop Film Festival. There’s no admission cost, but those who hope to snag good seats should plan on arriving early.

Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception
Glyndor Gallery, Bronx
July 21; 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This summer show focuses on local and regional artists who incorporate flowers into their artwork, while also exploring and constructing narratives on race, ethnicity, class, gender and aging.

Live at the Landing: Pam Reyes
LIC Landing Events Space, Queens
July 25; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and the Queens Council on the Arts are presenting this summer music series, which highlights Queens-based musicians from multiple genres and neighborhoods. Pam Reyes is the guest at next Thursday’s event.