5 free events in NYC: Judy Chicago’s “New Views,” a dog-friendly Halloween party and more

5 free events in NYC: Judy Chicago’s “New Views,” a dog-friendly Halloween party 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.

Flux Takeover of Socrates Sculpture Park
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
Oct. 19; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Billed as an “adventurous afternoon,” this exhibition includes pieces from more than a half-dozen local artists, who created work under Flux Factory’s core themes: collaboration, experimentation and play.

Shocktoberfest: “Us”
Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
Oct. 20; 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele’s thriller follows a family attacked by a group of terrifying doppelgängers. Show up before 6 p.m. to snag a good seat, and be sure to bring a blanket!

Howl-o-ween Bark Block Party
154 E. 3rd St., Brooklyn
Oct. 20; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hosted by the Sean Casey Animal Rescue, this Halloween party doubles as an adoption event. Come dressed in your best costume and see some furry friends in need of forever homes.

Judy Chicago: New Views
The Cooper Union, Manhattan
Oct. 21; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
World-renowned feminist artist Judy Chicago joins writer Sarah Thornton for a conversation about her artistic philosophy and seminal works. The talk is a celebration of “Judy Chicago: New Views,” the first monograph on the artist in nearly two-decades.

Gallim Happy Hour with Eduardo Vilaro
Gallim Dance, Brooklyn
Oct. 22; 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This free happy hour invites guests to mingle with Andrea Miller, the artistic director of Gallim and Eduardo Vilaro, the CEO of Ballet Hispánico. It’s a good opportunity for dance-minded folks to pick the brains of the scene’s luminaries and taste-makers. (You can also stream an ALL ARTS feature on Andrea Miller here, and read more about Ballet Hispánico here.)