5 free events in New York City: “Mallrats to Snapchat,” wreath exhibition and more

5 free events in New York City: “Mallrats to Snapchat,” wreath exhibition 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.

“Mallrat to Snapchat: The End of the Third Place”
Front Room Gallery, Manhattan
Opening reception Nov. 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; exhibition runs through Jan. 12
Photographer Phillip Buehler documents the death of the Wayne Hills Mall in Wayne, New Jersey. In the process, the artist examines a new generation’s arguable preference for online spaces over physical ones.

“Winter’s Eve”
Dante Park, Manhattan
Dec. 2; 5:30 to 9 p.m.
This Holiday event celebrates the season and the one-year anniversary of ALL ARTS! Stop by to enjoy free entertainment, family fun, outdoor food tastings and so much more along Broadway, from Columbus Circle to W. 70th.

“Reading Noir: A Five Session Course”
Jefferson Market Library, Manhattan
Dec. 4; 6 p.m.
If you’re a fan of noir, you might enjoy this discussion and learning group focused on the genre’s most famous works. In this week’s edition of the course, take an in-depth look at the themes presented in “Laura” by Vera Caspary.

37th annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition
Arsenal in Central Park, Manhattan
Dec. 5; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This show features the work of more than 40 artists, who use surprising and unconventional materials to make holiday wreaths (think: woven dog leashes, candy, plastic trophies, foil coffee wrappers and wigs).

Holiday on the Hudson
125th Street and Marginal Street, Manhattan
Dec. 7; 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson, the organization that brings free concerts to the waterline in sunnier weather, is returning for this holiday tree lighting festival. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy live music, dancing and free hot chocolate.

Top Image: Photograph of Sam Goody from the exhibition "Mallrat to Snapchat: The End of the Third Place" by photographer Phillip Buehler.