5 free events in NYC: Downtown Brooklyn gets lit, Parisian fashion and more

5 free events in NYC: Downtown Brooklyn gets lit, Parisian fashion 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.

Downtown Brooklyn Gets Lit!
Albee Square, Brooklyn
Nov. 21; 5 p.m.
The third annual holiday lighting party features performances from local artists, including the Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet dance company and the youth marching band BK United. Complimentary hot chocolate will be provided.

Art Inspired by Billy Graham
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, Manhattan
Nov. 22; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Presented by the New York City Parks Department, this event invites artists to try techniques favored by popular and established painters, including SydneyCHanson, Gaylord Hassan and Billy Graham.

Carter, Lewis, Feldman and Glass
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Nov. 23; 7:30 p.m.
A continuation of Juilliard’s Focus Festival, this concert sees AXIOM take the stage in a performance conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky and features masterworks of the 20th and 21st century.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Kick-Off
New York Hilton Midtown, Manhattan
Nov. 26; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Appropriate for all ages, this winter wonderland-themed affair includes a place to take holiday photos, a parade of special characters, a cookie decorating station and more.

Paris, Capital of Fashion
Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan
Through Jan. 4
Why is Paris regarded as the fashion capital, and how did the city develop that reputation? This exhibition at FIT attempts to answer those questions through a glimpse at historical and contemporary Parisian garments.

Top Image: "Paris, Capital of Fashion," Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.