5 free events in NYC: Poetry in the age of Trump, the new MoMA and more

5 free events in NYC: Poetry in the age of Trump, the new MoMA 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.

The New MoMA
Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan
Every Friday; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
As you might have heard, the Museum of Modern Art just re-opened following an extensive renovation that touched nearly every corner of the museum. See how curators are taking advantage of the added and cohesive space during the institution’s weekly free days. (Don’t have time to trek to the museum on Friday? Take a peek inside the museum’s new digs in this video.)

Folk Arts: Living Traditions
Conference House Park Visitor Center, Staten Island
Opening reception Nov. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m; Exhibition runs through Jan. 31
Spend the day in Staten Island and support student artists Michele Ajello, Joanna Miarrostami and Lea Simoniello, whose work celebrates Mexican heritage.

Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray for Love
David Zwirner gallery, Manhattan
Opening reception Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Exhibition runs through Dec. 14
It’s a delightful month to be a Kusama fan in New York City. In addition to designing a float for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the artist will have a series of new works ⁠shown at the prominent David Zwirner gallery in Manhattan.

Swoon: Cicada
Grand Street, New York
Nov. 14 through Feb. 1
Swoon, who stars in the Nov. 13 episode of “The C-Files with Maria Brito,” draws on classical mythology and her own personal history for this exhibition of stop-motion films.

What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Manhattan
Nov. 8; 7 p.m.
Poets and writers Denice Frohman, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, John Murillo, Willie Perdomo, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Nicholas Samaras, Patricia Smith, Lauren Schmidt, Afaa M. Weaver and Elisabet Velasquez will all appear and read poetry from the new book “What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump.”

Top Image: Courtesy of "Cicada"; Swoon