5 Free Events: Music in the park, outdoor poetry and walking art tours

5 Free Events: Music in the park, outdoor poetry and walking art tours
Image for "Welcome to Intipucá City," by Koral Carballo, Anita Pouchard Serra, Jessica Ávalos for "We, Women: The Power of We."

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


Walking Tour of “The Power of We”
When: July 21 at 6 p.m. Eastern
Where: Empire Fulton Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park; Brooklyn

The new outdoor exhibition “We, Women: The Power of We,” presented by Photoville and Women Photograph, features photo-based projects from a selection of women and gender nonconforming artists. Currently on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park, the installation addresses themes of immigration, education, climate change, race, motherhood and more through a mix of mediums and techniques.

Join We, Women founders and featured artists on July 21 for a walking tour of the exhibition.

The exhibition is open to visitors for free every day through Sept. 12, with the exception of Tuesdays and Thursdays. After its stop in New York, “The Power of We” will travel across the country to Anchorage, Atlanta, Chicago and New Orleans.

Installation shot of "We, Women: The Power of We." Image: Emily Schiffer.
Installation shot of “We, Women: The Power of We.” Image: Emily Schiffer.

ADAA Chelsea Gallery Walk 2021
When: July 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern
Where: Chelsea; Manhattan

Stroll through Chelsea for an art-filled tour of 28 Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) member galleries. If the thought of visiting over a dozen venues — including Kasmin Gallery, Lisson Gallery and Marianne Boesky Gallery — is daunting, narrow your itinerary to the evening’s special events at ACA Galleries, DC Moore Gallery, Susan Inglett Gallery, Fergus McCaffrey, Pace Gallery, Ricco/Maresca and Nara Roesler. A map of the participating galleries can be found here.


Films on the Green: “Satin Rouge”
When: July 23 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Where: Seward Park; Manhattan

The 13th edition of the Films on the Green festival continues with an in-person and virtual screening of “Satin Rouge.” Directed by Raja Amari, the film follows a widow who finds herself in a belly dance cabaret club and eventually on the stage.


New York City Poetry Festival
When: July 24 and July 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern
Where: Colonels Row Green; Governors Island

The 10th annual New York City Poetry Festival, hosted by the Poetry Society of New York, promises two days packed with readings, workshops, open mics, installations, food and much more.

Bonus Event: For more poetry, we recommend House of Abundance Poetry’s in-person reading, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on July 24. RSVP to hoapoetry@gmail.com for the event address.

SummerStage: Sun Ra Arkestra and Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty
When: July 24 at 7 p.m. Eastern
Where: Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield; Manhattan

Sun Ra Arkestra, led by saxophonist Marshall Allen, comes to SummerStage for an outdoor concert in Central Park. The group will be joined by Chicago-based Sistazz of the Nitty Gritty. Be sure to show up early for a 6 p.m. Eastern screening of the films “A Litany for Survival” and “Genius Loci,” presented as part of the Rooftop Films series.

Bonus Event: SummerStage continues its programming July 25 at 7 p.m. Eastern with a dance showcase featuring Rennie Harris Puremovement, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham, Soles of Duende and special guests.

Both events will be livestreamed on the SummerStageAnywhere.org page.

Top Image: Image for "Welcome to Intipucá City," by Koral Carballo, Anita Pouchard Serra, Jessica Ávalos for "We, Women: The Power of We."