5 Free Events: David Hockney at the Morgan, Kyle Abraham at NYCB and more

5 Free Events: David Hockney at the Morgan, Kyle Abraham at NYCB and more
David Hockney, "Self Portrait," 1954. © David HockneyPhoto Credit: Richard Schmidt.

Looking for something to do this week? Here is a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and beyond.

Hank Willis Thomas in Conversation
When: April 8 at 7 p.m. Eastern
Host: The New Museum

Artist Hank Willis Thomas, whose work is currently on display as part of the New Museum’s exhibition “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” will join curator Margot Norton to discuss his artistic practice.


Kyle Abraham World Premiere
When: April 8 at 8 p.m. Eastern
Host: New York City Ballet

Catch the world premiere of “When We Fell,” a new work by choreographer Kyle Abraham. The piece, created during the artist’s three-week residency at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Upstate New York, features dancers India Bradley, Jonathan Fahoury, Christopher Grant, Claire Kretzschmar, Lauren Lovette, Taylor Stanley, KJ Takahashi and Sebastian Villarini-Velez.

“When We Fell” was filmed at the David H. Koch Theater, with direction by Abraham and Ryan Marie Helfant. The work will be available to stream on the New York City Ballet website and YouTube channel for two weeks as part of the company’s digital season.


Indigenous Poetry: Resilience
When: April 9 at 11 a.m. Eastern
Host: The National Museum of the American Indian

Join the National Museum of the American Indian for a special National Poetry Month event featuring poets Joy Harjo (Muscogee/Creek), Kealoha (Native Hawaiian), Natalie Diaz (Mojave/Akimel O’otham) and Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio (Native Hawaiian). A discussion between the artists will follow the reading, which will be available to stream on-demand through April 30.

David Hockney: Drawing from Life Tour
When: April 9 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Host: The Morgan Library and Museum

Get an inside look at the Morgan Library and Museum’s exhibition “David Hockney: Drawing from Life.” The tour, led by Morgan docents, takes viewers on a virtual journey through the collection of the artist’s works on paper.


“The Kids Are Alright” Reunion
When: April 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern
Host: Stars in the House with Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley

Tune in Saturday to see “The Kids Are Alright” cast members Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson reunite on Stars in the House, hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley. If you can’t wait until then, check out the series’ full schedule of packed events, all of which support the Actors Fund.

Top Image: David Hockney, "Self Portrait," 1954. © David HockneyPhoto Credit: Richard Schmidt.