5 Free events in NYC: Ugly Christmas sweater party, Good Riddance Day and more

5 Free events in NYC: Ugly Christmas sweater party, Good Riddance Day 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.

Rich Medina
David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Manhattan
Dec. 26; 7:30 p.m.
Platinum-selling record producer and artist Rich Medina is slated to DJ at this free concert. Although tickets are free, registration is recommended to reserve a seat.

Ugly Sweater Party
House of Yes, Brooklyn
Dec. 26-27; 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Get some extended mileage from your ugly Christmas sweater this year at House of Yes. The event, which is for adults only, is billed as a celebration of “bright, bold, flashy, tacky kitschy and glitzy.”

Movies Under the Stars: Abominable
Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan
Dec. 27; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary popcorn and a free screening of the family-friendly film “Abominable,” which follows the exploits of three teenagers struggling to help a yeti return to his family.

Good Riddance Day
Times Square, Manhattan
Dec. 28; 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Just before the New Year, head down to Times Square to rid yourself of bad vibes (yes, Times Square). With supplied materials, write down a note about something you’d like to leave behind in 2019, and shred it with other optimists looking to free themselves of negative energy.

Chinese New Generation
Anderson Contemporary Gallery, Manhattan
Through Jan. 1
This exhibition is focused exclusively on the work of Chinese contemporary artists Tianshu Gong, Yanhe Liu, Ying Liu, Yunfei Zhang, Qinyu Zheng, Qianyin Zhuo, Huanpan Xie, Rui Feng, Wanyu Guo and Yujing Wang — all rising artists whose work explores themes of gender and modern femininity.

Top Image: Courtesy: The Ugly Sweater Shop