5 free events in NYC: New York City Ballet retrospective, Hispanic heritage show and more

5 free events in NYC: New York City Ballet retrospective, Hispanic heritage show 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.

Clio Newton: Venus
Forum Gallery, Manhattan
Opening reception Sept. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; exhibition through Nov. 9
In her first solo exhibition in the city, Clio Newton presents nine drawings that subvert gender binaries. Composed of stereotypical “male” bodies and “female” faces, her portraits function as an ode to both gender fluidity and the masterworks of centuries past.

Hispanic Heritage Exhibition
Poe Park Visitor Center, Bronx
Through Sept. 28; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Timed to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, this exhibition focuses on local Latinx artists whose work straddles the intersection of activism, art and political dissidence. All types of mediums are represented, including mixed media, prints and sculpture work.

The Bronx Native American Festival
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Sept. 29; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This family-friendly affair celebrates the unique, indigenous Native American cultures still thriving in the Bronx. The Silvercloud Singers, an inter-tribal musical group, are slated to perform, while a craft station and storytelling space will be available for all ages.

Design in Motion: A New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Gala Retrospective
Intersect by Lexus, Manhattan
Through Oct. 20
High fashion and ballet collide in this New York City Ballet costume retrospective. Curated by the company’s director of costumes, Marc Happel, the presentation features work from more than two-dozen designers, including iconic past looks from the NYCB annual Fall Fashion Gala.

Muse by Shona McAndrew
Chart Gallery, Manhattan
Through Nov. 2
Artist Shona McAndrew subverts patriarchal notions of beauty in this dazzling presentation of nudes, curated by friend and ALL ARTS host Maria Brito. The exhibition begs the question: who gets to be a muse?

Top Image: Photo of a costume from "The Runaway." Design by Giles Deacon. Choreography by Kyle Abraham.