cultural fests / food events / markets / shopping events (free admission, unless noted otherwise): >>

► thru sun: free ice cream for national ice cream day: time out new york rounds up where to score some free scoops this weekend. >>

sponsored: fri 5-8pm (+ 8/16): myrtle avenue summer nights: fort greene and clinton hill (brooklyn). >>

► sat 10am-6pm: go africa carnival: w 116th street bet adam clayton powell boulevard + frederick douglass boulevard (south harlem). >>

► sat 2-8pm jersey city night market: journal square-magnolia landing. >>

► sat + sun 10am-4pm: origami usa convention’s exhibition + shopping event: sheraton times square. >>

► sun 10am-6pm: philippines fest two-year anniversary: times square (7th ave bet 47th + 49th sts). >>


thru 7/28: lazy, hazy, swayze days: metrograph celebrates the lazy, hazy days of summer with a series of films starring patrick swayze: dirty dancing, the outsisers, point break, and road house. metrograph (les), $17. >>

thru mon: happy hopper weekend: edward hopper house museum + study center, the whitney museum, and the meatpacking district celebrate realist artist edward hopper’s 142nd birthday with ‘hopper weekend,’ where you can step inside life-size 3-d installations of three of hopper’s most recognizable pieces and create interpretations of the works with the help of live performers at 38 gansevoort street (free admission). as always, you can also check out several of hopper’s works at the whitney, which is home to the most hopper works in the world ($30 general, $24 students/seniors, free fridays 5-10pm and second sundays with advance tickets). >>

thru sun: dunes in the dunes: experience three adaptations of frank herbert’s epic 1965 novel in the sandy dunes of rockaway: david lynch’s dune (1984), denis villeneuve’s dune: part two (2024), and jodorowsky’s dune (2013). averne cinema (far rockaway), $10. >>

thru sun: rock! away! summer music festival: 25+ bands take over the rockaway amphitheater and rippers for three days of surfside music. free admission (donations welcome). >>

thru sun (various times): third annual lincoln center’s summer for the city: lincoln center hosts 200+ free or choose-what-you-pay concerts, dance parties, performances, films screenings, and more thru august. this weekend: claire chase (fri 8pm), the ritual of breath is the rite to resist (fri 8:30pm), haza silent disco (fri 9pm), wnyc’s public song project: the people’s concert (sat 6pm), gorgeous gorgeous silent disco (sat 7pm), symphony of choice: a crowd-composed concert (sat 7pm), la casita festival (sun 4:30pm), yerin baek (sun 7:30pm), mdnghtdiningclub silent disco (sun 8pm), and more. free and choose-what-you pay admission. >>

fri+ sat (various dates thru 8/2): carnegie hall citywide: carnegie hall presents a series of free outdoor concerts across nyc. friday at 7pm: grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and the late show band leader louis cato at bryant park (midtown); saturday at 6pm: grammy and latin award winners okan (elizabeth rodriguez and magdelys savigne), an ensemble that fuses afro-cuban roots with jazz, folk and a global array of rhythms, at o’donohue park (far rockaway beach + boardwalk). >>

fri + sat (various times): 46th annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival: nyc’s longest-running, free, outdoor performing arts festival returns with concerts, films, dance, and more for 10 weeks. this weekend: joe bataan, meridian brothers, and madame vacile (fri 7pm) and habibi festival with bab l’bluz, yacine boulares, swana, and more (sat 7:30pm). free admission. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
kung fu panda 4 at unisphere (flushing meadows corona park) >>
les cinq tulipes rougues (five red tulips) at riverside park’s pier i >>
morbius at james j. walker park (west village) >>
the little mermaid (2023) at hamilton fish park (les) >>
under the boardwalk at irving square park (bushwick) >>
wonka at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint) >>

fri 4-10pm (fridays thru 8/16): warm up 2024: moma’s annual outdoor party series brings beats and bodies to ps1’s long island city courtyard for six nights. celebrating its 26th season, this year features a stage designed by artist stewart uoo and a lineup that includes djs and artists from new york city, detroit, miami, los angeles, london, and são paulo. tonight: nick león b2b dj python, safety trance, lolina, and fitness. $18-22 general, $15-18 students. >>

fri 5pm-sunset (fridays thru 8/16): summer sway at the shed: celebrating the roots of hip hop and digging into the artforms it inspired, djs, musical artists and dance collectives will take over the shed’s outdoor plaza for a series of free performances highlighting queer, trans, and bipoc community-based and community-born art. tonight: art collective papi juice with dj kenni javon and dance performer niala. free admission. >>

fri 5-10pm (+ 8/9): whitney museum + public records free music friday nights: brooklyn-based venue and public space public records teams up with the whitney museum’s free friday nights to present a series of free performances: multi-instrumentalist laraaji (7/19), and percussion duo nomon (8/9). >>

fri 6pm: renée carlino + julia stiles: this used to be us: screenwriter and author renée carlino discusses her latest novel, this used to be us, with actor and director julia stles, who just wrapped production on her feature directorial debut, wish you were here, which is adapted from carlino’s 2017 novel. the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square), $10 admission, $22.90 ticket includes a copy of the book >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by carolyn bergier, ian lockwood, jilberto soto, jeremy crittenden, and sarah garner. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays thru 10/25): dreamland roller disco: lola star’s themed skate parties return to prospect park’s lefrak center for another season. tonight’s theme: saturday night fever. $25 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: best night ever: comedy music party: comedy, music, and party combine at akshay sampath and audrey black’s best night ever. featuring kate sisk (comedy central), shaunak godkhindi (don’t tell comedy), sureni weerasekera (earth tones comedy), jared goldstein (comedy central), zavior phillips (siriusxm), james mwaura, gabby jordan brown, and kale letizia. el santo taqueria (east williamsburg / bushwick), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 8pm (7pm doors): stef dag presents: oh! the horror… of being a girl: comedian and writer stef dag (hot and single dating show, vogue) brings her nationally touring hour of standup to chelsea music hall, covering a wide range of topics like open relationships, abortion, and epstein Island. hosted by gabby bryan with guest jon rudnitsky. $20 with promo code ‘sdag’ (reg. $25). >>

fri 8:30pm: bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and-hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by kath barbadoro (comedy central), jared goldstein (vulture), rell battle (key and peele), eliza hurwitz (adult swim), isa medina (sounds like a cult), and yoni heisler. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm: rooftop films summer series: my first film: rooftop films presents ‘poetic portraits,’ s night of docu-shorts that explore the depths of the human experience, with live music from the narcotix, q+a with filmmakers, and an after party. the old american can factory (gowanus),$18. >>

fri 10pm (+ 8/16): str8 west coastin’: west coast hip-hop vibes take over friends and lovers (crown heights) at this annual dance party spun by djs eleven, raichous, dstrukt, and still life. $5 before 11pm with rsvp, $10 without. >>

fri 11pm: live band pop-punk/emo karaoke: pick from 140+ songs at this night of pop-punk/emo karaoke backed by brooklyn’s all killer no filler. tv eye (ridgewood), $15 adv, $20 day of. >>


Myrtle Avenue Summer Nights returns to Fort Greene and Clinton Hill along Myrtle Avenue and the Myrtle Avenue Plaza this Friday, July 19, from 5:00-8:00 pm, for an evening of music, activities & specials!

Enjoy free live music from Jem Bleu and The Benny Lopez Latin Jazz Ensemble and gather round the “One Big Table” to represent the neighborhood by sharing your story on the radio for the Our City, Our Stories series from WNYC and Street Lab.

Also see our newest art installation Myrtle Avenue by artist Kuki Go and participate in activities for kids and adults alike, including WRITE by Street Lab, double dutch with the Elite BKLYN Jumpers, tarot card readings (including a paired Tarot with Ana x Wine Tasting at Tipsy), caricature drawing, face painting, balloon twisting, and an arts & crafts workshop with Canary Swords.

And enjoy specials from your favorite local businesses – including dine-in deals at Castro’s Restaurant; FREE juice samples from Overgreens; toothbrush kits from Ark Esthetics; and special new customer discounts at European Wax Center; along with wine & cocktail tastings all evening long from Corkscrew Wines & Spirits, Gnarly Vines & Tipsy.

Click here for more info and a map of the night’s events.


sat + sun (+ other tba dates thru summer): free bike helmets: the department of transportation continues its bike helmet distribution program this weekend, with an opportunity to get a personally fitted one at thomas jefferson park in east harlem (sat 11am-2:30pm) and hamilton metz field in prospect lefferts gardens (sun 1-4:30pm). while supplies last. >>

sat + sun (various times): summerstage: nyc’s iconic summer performing arts festival returns with 85 free and benefit shows in central park and 12 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. this weekend: dj rekha’s basement bhangra beyond with dj rekha, ami dang, lady pista, and guests at flushing meadows corona park (sat 5-9pm); dmc + friends with darryl ‘dmc’ mcdaniels of run-dmc, judakiss, the hoodies, statik selektah, and host ralph mcdaniels of video music box at flushing meadows corona park (sun 5-9pm); proyecto uno, milly quezada, dj miguelito, and excarlet molina at rumsey playfield in central park (sun 7-10pm). all free admission. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
migration at gil scott-heron amphitheater in st. mary’s park (bronx) >>
space jam at bloomingdale playground (manhattan valley) >>
teenage mutant ninja turtles: mutant mayhem at hammel playground (rockaway beach) >>
the little mermaid (2023) at brower park (crown heights) >>
wonka at hunters point south park (lic) >>

sat 10am (select saturdays thru 9/21): yoga on the brooklyn museum’s plaza steps: open your hips and heart at a yoga flow class and guided meditation session, held outdoors on the giant steps of the brooklyn museum’s iris cantor plaza (indoors in the event of inclement weather). all experience levels welcome. $20 ticket includes museum admission. >>

sat 6pm: the astigmatism comedy show: no prescription required. bespectacled ‘black girls with poor vision but an eye for funny’ alexis bradby and kristal adams host a night of comedy at p+t knitwear bookstore (les), with guest performances by grace johnson, josh gondelman, sureni weerasekera, and kendall allison. $15 admission includes $5 that can be applied towards any purchase in the bookstore or café. >>

sat 7pm: campfire tales storytelling show: gather ’round the proverbial campfire for a night of storytelling, music, and more by writers, comedians, and musicians. featuring sureni weerasekera (earth tones comedy), julia shiplett (comedy central), gabby jordan brown (two nosy meerkats), james azzaretti, matt storrs, and music by abigail rose. hosted by nick hornedo. fiction bar/cafe (williamsburg), $10. >>

sat 9pm: washed up: comedy show in a laundromat: have loads of laughs at washed up, a comedy show held inside a laundromat. featuring dina hashem, peter wong, eion falance, and diego mata, with hosts cooper kim and max hornstein. laundry on keap (williamsburg), $8. >>

sat 9pm: the fantasy tavern: partake in potion-packed revelry at the fantasy tavern, an immersive evening of sea shanties, spicy drinking songs, quests, and a cast of colorful characters at caveat (les). feel free to arrive in costume, renaissance faire garb, or your nerdiest t-shirt. $21.73 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $35). >>


sun + mon: (various times): the neverending story 40th anniversary screenings: wolfgang petersen’s 1984s musical fantasy, based on the 1979 novel by michael ende, starring barret oliver, noah hathaway, and tami stronach, returns to select theaters for a limited engagement. various prices. >>

sun 4-9pm: lazy daze at brooklyn bridge park: lovers rock: lovers rock’s reggae day party comes to brooklyn bridge park for the latest edition of the sunday afternoon lazy daze series, featuring host ma cherie and dj jam central providing a mix of studio one, lovers rock, afrobeats, soca, and dancehall. pier 6 liberty lawn, free admission. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): new tricks: good tales don’t age at this storytelling show where all of the performers are over 40. hosted by adrianne frost (the moth storyslam champion) with guests carolyn thornlow, james rana, neil intraub, tonica herzich, and jessie wayburn. q.e.d. (astoria), $12. >>

sun 7pm (weekly thru 7/28): summer on the hudson: amplified sundays: the amplified sundays series returns with danceable live music accompanied by sunsets at riverside park south’s pier i (uws). tonight’s edition features hot toddies jazz band with queen esther, performing hot jazz and swing. free admission. >>

sun 7:30pm (monthly): good god comedy show: audience members can anonymously share their craziest, cringiest secrets for the hosts to read aloud at this stand-up comedy variety show hosted by caitlin cook, brittany carney, naomi karavani, and shane torres. tonight’s lineup: shane torres, jaboukie young-white, ranaan hershberg, chloe radcliffe, kate willett, and jared goldstein. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): beanie babe comedy: the standups and the stuffed animals are full of beans at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, where a donation will get you a vintage beanie baby to take home. featuring ben kirshenbaum, arielle dundas, sam bilsky, and anya jones. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations optional). >>

sun 8pm (monthly) disasterpiece movie night: champagne + bullets: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths bad movies for a watch party complete with drinking games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s flick: john de hart’s champagne + bullets (1993), starring de hart, pamela bryant, wings hauser, and william smith. wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>


mon thru 8/18: restaurant week: 600+ restaurants throughout the five boroughs are offering two-course prix-fixe lunches and three-course dinners for $30, $45 and $60 during this year’s summer restaurant week promotion. >>

mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
cinema paradiso at bryant park (midtown) >>
rooftop films presents growing pains: coming-of-age stories at fort greene park (fort greene) >>
the adventures of robin hood at the hudson (inwood) >>

mon 3:45pm, 7pm (monthly): movie musical mondays: a monthly series of iconic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing the season with frank pierson’s a star is born (1976), starring barbra streisand and kris kristofferson. $18. >>

mon 6:30pm (mondays thru 8/5): broadway by the boardwalk: the sounds of broadway fill hudson river park’s clinton cove (hell’s kitchen) as broadway stars perform free concerts along the waterfront. tonight: ramin karimloo. >>

mon 7pm: the story collider podcast’s science storytelling show: ‘revelation’: five storytellers share true, personal stories about revelations at the latest edition of the science storytelling show. hosted by christine gentry and paula croxson. caveat (les), $18.76 with promo code ‘collide5’ (reg. $20-25). >>

mon 7pm (monthly): ‘an evening with…’ screening series: cinema 123 by angelika’s newest series celebrates stars in iconic films. next up: ang lee’s crouching tiger, hidden tiger (2000), starring chow yun-fat and michelle yeoh. cinema 123 by angelika (ues), $22. >>

mon 8:30pm: top shelf stories: julia whitehouse hosts an evening of storytelling from michael cruz kayne, tracey starin, jake cornell, mike kelton, and one audience member. ucb theatre (east village), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>


our roundup of 70+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibits, film screenings, and more. >>

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Don’t miss out this weekend as Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage returns to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, with FREE shows from Queens natives DJ Rekha and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels!

The Queens Live! concert series kicks off on Saturday, July 20th, at 5PM with alum and long-time friend of SummerStage, DJ Rekha’s Basement Bhangra Beyond, featuring performances by Swiss singer-songwriter Priya Ragu, sitarist and vocalist Ami Dang, DJ Lady Pista, and more special guests!

Close out the weekend on Sunday, July 21st, with DMC & Friends at 5PM. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-DMC returns to Queens for a hometown show with rapper Jadakiss, rap duo The Hoodies, DJ Statik Selektah, and host Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box.

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