FOLLY/FUNCTION: Circle Shade - Ongoing - Responding to the 2017 competition’s challenge to create four portable, deployable canopy structures for flexible use throughout the highly active environment of Socrates Sculpture Park, Eva Jensen Design conceived a minimal and clean design that emphasizes simplicity, transparency, and versatility, inspired by a fundamental shape: the circle. Running until Oct. 28. |Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, LIC
Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie - Ongoing - In the spring of 1958 a young photographer named David Attie was led through the streets of Brooklyn Heights and to the Brooklyn waterfront by an unexpected guide—33-year-old Truman Capote. The images Attie took that day were to illustrate Capote’s essay for Holiday magazine about his life in Brooklyn. Decades later, these largely unseen photographs are being exhibited for the first time.| Brooklyn Historical Society Pierrepont, 128 Pierrepont St.
Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center - Ongoing - 'Curated by Noguchi Museum Senior Curator Dakin Hart, Self-Interned, 1942 brings together about two dozen works from the Museum’s collection, dating from before, during, and after Noguchi’s time at Poston, along with a substantial selection of archival documents. | Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City
Commonwealth: Water For All - Ongoing; All day - In New York City, it’s easy to take water for granted. Water makes up more than 60% of our bodies, and while it is essential to life, increasingly we’ve come to think of it as a commodity to be bought and sold thoughtlessly. Highlighting the urgency of this issue, two recently acquired portfolios of prints developed by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, We Are the Storm (2015) and Wellspring (2016), are presented with a selection of materials developed for the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Commonwealth: Water For All is the third in a series of exhibitions that features contemporary expressions about water, its utility, and its preservation and consumption in dialogue with the Museum’s long-term display of the Relief Map of New York City’s Water System, a sprawling WPA project commissioned for the 1939-40 World’s Fair. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo - Sat, Oct. 21; 7 pm - Betsayda - Machado is an icon of Afro-Venezuelan music and culture, listed as one of NPR’s Favorite Artists. Experience the passion, color, and contagious beats of the Afro-Venezuelan soul through traditional rhythms and dances of Betsayda Machada and La Parranda El Clavo, her village’s own multi-generational percussion band. Join us for pre-show dance lessons accompanied by the master drummers of La Parranda El Clavo.ague of Kitchens’ Yamini, and henna painting, with Indian handicrafts and Indian foods for sale.| Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
Kol Esperanza - Sun, Oct. 22; 3 pm - A powerful vocal ensemble performing classicals, opera’s most popular arias, American standards, Broadway hits and traditional Hebrew music. $45-$50 | Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
Shocktober Fest – The Bride of Frankenstein - Fri, Oct. 20; 6:15 pm - Based on the gothic novel by Mary Shelley, this 1935 classic picks up right after the events in the film, “Frankenstein”. Having survived the villagers’ attack, “the Monster” wants a mate. Bring your own chair or blanket. | Carroll Park, 284 President Street
One More Bite: Family Food Festival - Sun, Oct. 22; 10:30 am - 3:30 pm - At One More Bite, we encourage kids to try new foods and learn how good food is made. We have a lot of fun, hands-on activities in store for this year's festival too, from printmaking with fruits and vegetables to a live community mural coloring. $5 |The Green Building, 452 Union St, Gowanus