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.
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Manhattan
Dec. 12; 7:30 p.m.
Fans of avant-garde jazz music might want to check out this performance from Karuna Trio. Comprised of Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph and Alex Marcelo, the band specializes in live performances that mix improvisation with rehearsed material.
Yamamoto Masao: Itekki
Yancey Richardson gallery, Manhattan
Dec. 12 through Jan. 18
Internationally acclaimed artist Yamamoto Masao is bringing his quietly beautiful black-and-white photographs to Yancey Richardson this month. Stop in to see them during the gallery’s regular hours.
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Bronx
Dec. 14; 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This event, which is geared toward families with children, features arts, crafts, music and games — plus a special visit from a photo-ready Santa.
Central Park in the Movies
Grand Army Plaza Entrance in Central Park, Manhattan
Dec. 14; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a stroll through the city’s most famous park, learning tidbits about the various movies and TV shows that have filmed scenes on its sloping pathways and snow-capped knolls.
Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan
Dec. 16; 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
If you’re short on cash, make a loved one a holiday gift at this free printmaking workshop. Supplies are provided and no experience is necessary — just be sure to thank the Arts Students League and Sonomi Kobayashi for hosting the event!