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.
‘Til Victory is Won: 400 Years of Making Revolution and Inventing Utopia
Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn
Oct. 26; 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
In observance of the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans, the Brooklyn Library is hosting an evening teach-in focused on ways to create a more inclusive future. Over the course of five hours, attendees can attend lectures from historians Susan Burton, Greg Tate and Robyn C. Spencer, while also learning more about the fight for civil rights and racial justice.
Halloween Pet Costume Party
Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
Oct. 26; 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Grab your four-legged friend and a snazzy costume for this festive event. Aside from watching a parade of pooches dressed to impress, attendees can dance to music and snap a few photos in the on-site photo booth.
Gay New York: Walt Whitman to the Present
Poets House, Manhattan
Oct. 30; 6:30 p.m.
Artist Nicholas Buffon will be on-site to guide viewers through his exhibition, which exclusively features landmarks important to the history of LGBTQ+ rights in the U.S.
Karen LaMonte: Embodied Beauty
Gerald Peters Gallery, Manhattan
Oct. 28 through Dec. 20
In her sculpture work, LaMonte focuses on how sartorial choices function as a “social skin” when draped against a female form. Her latest show includes a bounty of sculptures in various materials, all meant to provoke discussions about beauty ideals in different cultural contexts.
Carol Lipnik and Tareke Ortiz: A Coney Island Mexican Halloween
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Manhattan
Oct. 31; 7:30 p.m.
Inspired by Mexican folklore and Coney Island, musicians Lipnik and Ortiz are set to stage a Halloween concert complete with spells, ghosts, werewolves and more. Seats are first-come, first-serve.