MON-WEDS, 7/26-28: FREE LITTLE ISLAND PERFORMANCES, HOT FESTIVAL, MORE OUTDOOR SHAKESPEARE, AND MORE

monday

mon thru 8/14: sand celebration: check out the city’s tallest sand castle, built by professional sand sculptor matt long (travel channel’s sand masters), whose beachy-keen creation is shore to earn him a sand-ing ovation. live sculpting continues thru monday, 7/26, and the castle will be on display thru 8/14. waterfront plaza at brookfield place, free admission. >>

mon 6:30pm (monthly thru 12/20): drag bingo at brooklyn brewery: drag star linda simpson hosts a night of bingo at brooklyn brewery’s tasting room (williamsburg). $10 admission includes a beer and a bingo card. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) and jenny gorelick (seth meyers) host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s guests: brian bahe (npr), reid pope (vulture), zach zucker, lizzie stewart, ashton womack, and harkness granger. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): troubadour: side-splitting stories are turned into toe-tapping tunes at troubadour, an evening of comedy and music hosted by kristin kirkley. how it works: comedians and audience members tell stories, and then a live band featuring singers and freestylers creates a song based on each story. tiny cupboard (bushwick), $5. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in-person at littlefield (gowanus) with josh gondelman (desus + mero), janelle james (the comedy lineup), leclerc andre (fallon), tina friml (nbc), jourdain searles (vulture), and jes tom (reductress). $12. >>

mon 8:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): hedwig and the angry inch at the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick) >>

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Called “New York’s #1 Summer Theatre Festival” by New York Magazine and “an annual celebration of the weird, the wild and the unexpectedly wonderful” by The New York Times, only 3 weeks of performances remain now through August 14th by NYC’s most exciting independent theatre companies — a Narco-Acid Western set in the Borderlands, a female led reimagining of Shakespeare’s women, a musical about a Mad King with integrated ASL, and a sound installation about gratitude…Don’t miss Ice Factory now in its 28th year at New Ohio Theatre in the West Village!

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tuesday

tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bumblebee at ferry point park (bronx) >>
farewell amor at saratoga park (bed-stuy) >>
onward at mullaly park (bronx) >>

tues (time tba): tickets go on sale today for sun + sea at bam (9/15-26): the brooklyn academy of music’s fishman space will be filled with 25 tons of sand and the sounds of 13 vocalists for sun + sea, a lithuanian opera about the climate crisis. advance tickets to the 2019 venice art biennale golden lion winner will go on sale today for performances starting 9/15. $25. >>

tues 12pm: ticket reservations open today for little island’s august festival (8/11-9/5): the statewide ny popsup! initiative culminates this summer with little island’s august festival, four weeks of free live performances including site-specific dance, experimental music, interactive poetry walks, late-night comedy shows, and more. >>

tues 7pm: sick!!! – a chronically ‘ill’-larious venture into illnesses, injuries, and healthcare: bring your preexisting conditions and your funny bone to ilana michelle rubin and vicky leta’s humerus standup show, featuring orli matlow (adult swim), dylan adler (hulu), nadia pinder (vulture), and alise morales (reductress). caveat (les), $15 adv, $18 door, $5 online. >>

tues 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/24): live at the gantries: this annual summer concert series, overlooking the manhattan skyline at gantry plaza state park (lic), spotlights a diverse array of queens-based artists. tonight: the george gee swing orchestra. presented by queens theatre and kupferberg center for the arts. free. >>

tues 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club lecture series: how is climate change affecting our coastlines and the marine animals that make their homes there? find out and learn more at tonight’s edition of the secret science club, featuring marine ecologist and zoologist christopher harley, who’ll discuss the recent heat wave-induced coastal devastation in the pacific northwest and the impact of climate change on coastal ecosystems. online, free. >>

tues 8pm (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mix and mingle with hosts lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where comedy sets are scored live by dylan adler on the piano. tonight: maria decotis (comedy central), tyler fisher (last week tonight), franqi french (2020 variety’s 10 comics to watch), and bassam shawl (the daily beast). the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>

tues 10pm: next slide please: a powerpoint comedy show: five comedians bring laughter to the lecture hall as they deliver powerpoint presentations on any topic they want. tonight’s lineup: zach zimmerman (the new yorker), kyle turner (the new york times), shannon o’dell (drunk science), alise morales (reductress), and jonathan van halem (tooning out the news). hosted by reed kavner. caveat (les), $13 with promo code ‘slide5’ (reg $18). >>

wednesday

weds thru 8/22: hip to hip theatre company’s shakespeare in the parks: hip to hip theatre company’s annual outdoor shakespeare season brings antony and cleopatra and twelfth night to parks in brooklyn, queens, staten island, southampton, and jersey city. free. >>

weds thru 8/14: dixon place’s hot! festival: the world’s longest-running lgbtq+ arts festival returns with music, comedy, storytelling, dance, theater, and more by over 40 artists. dixon place (les), $12-20. >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
adventures in babysitting at playground one twenty five (morningshide heights) >>
sleep at the old american can factory (gowanus) >>
the croods: a new age at maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
the out-of-towners at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>
tom and jerry at playground 52 (bronx) >>

weds 12pm: live nation selling $20 ‘all-in’ tickets to 1000 upcoming shows: get tix to see alanis morrisette, megadeth, lil baby, lynyrd skynyrd, hall + oates, and more for just $20 during live nation’s summer ticket promotion. (locations and dates vary) >>

weds 3-9pm: international studio + curatorial program’s (iscp) summer open house: browse the latest works by iscp’s 29 resident artists from 20+ countries during a day of live performances, exhibitions, and open studios. iscp (bushwick), free. >>

weds 7pm (every other wednesday thru 9/22): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: soak up smooth tunes and riverfront views at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series featuring world class musicians. tonight: guitarist steve blum and the molecular jazz quartet. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

weds 7pm (thru fri): shakespeare in the parking lot: the drilling company presents an updated production of the two noble kinsmen, reenvisioned as a modern-day spy caper, in an actual parking lot on the lower east side. the clemente parking lot, free. >>

weds 8pm: tv party goes on vacation: kick back like a kid on summer break and enjoy classic 80s and 90s sitcoms, teen shows, game shows, and sketch shows during secretformula’s streaming party. online, $8. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by casey james salengo (comedy central), michael rowland (comedy central), petey deabreau (comedy central), carmen lagala (colbert), paris sashay (bet), and rachel mccartney (pbs). hosted by mike lebovitz. $5 adv, $10 door. >>

misc.

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>

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we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint

SAT-SUN, 7/24-25: CATVIDEOFEST, NYC POETRY FEST, SUN RA ARKESTRA, AND MORE

saturday

sat + sun (various times): catvideofest: watch the cutest and most hiss-terical cat videos of the year at nitehawk cinema (williamsburg and prospect park locations). $15. >>

sat + sun (11am-6pm): new york city poetry festival: get your words’ worth at the 10th annual new york city poetry festival, returning to governors island with readings by more than 260 poets across three outdoor stages. this year’s headliners are deborah landau (soft targets), terrance hayes (american sonnets for my past and future assassin), ariana reines (a sand book), and kaveh akbar (calling a wolf a wolf). free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3). >>

sponsored: sat thru 7/29: botte di ferro: enjoy a drink–or a pizza–while you watch ben gassman’s new site-specific play, about the greasy, messy, and sometimes cheesy nature of a relationship caught between friendship, love, and lust. performed al fresco at the good fork restaurant (red hook). $25 admission includes a drink, $40 admission includes a drink + personal pizza. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
doolittle at russell sage playground (rego park) >>
lucky grandma at columbus park (chinatown) >>
sonic the hedgehog at cadman plaza park (brooklyn heights) >>
toy story 4 at bronx park amphitheatre >>

sat 12-4:30pm: arcade swap meet: buy, sell, trade and donate your video and board games, parts, computers, tools, screens, and more at wonderville’s first ever arcade swap meet. all leftover equipment will be donated to death by audio arcade or brought to the e-waste recycling center. wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 1-5pm: 8th annual stoops bed-stuy art crawl: america’s next top model winner naima mora hosts this year’s community block party celebration of brooklyn-based creatives, which includes live dance, theater, spoken word, and music performances, visual art, workshops, readings, conversations, and more. 398 hancock street, hancock t+t garden and online, free. >>

sat 1-5pm: soho art walk: take a stroll thru soho, where street and graffiti artists will be painting live outside storefronts. self-guided and free. >>

sat 2-11pm: dave’s lesbian bar pop-up: help the queers of queens start the only lesbian bar in the county at dave’s lesbian bar pop-up at heart of gold in astoria, featuring nine hours of live music by queer-led bands, undercuts by queer barbers, flash tattoos, activations from astoria mutual aid groups, and drinks. free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat 3-10pm: the macoproject film festival: watch new works by up-and-coming filmmakers at the macoproject film festival, making its debut at stuart cinema + cafe (greenpoint). free. >>

sat 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: sun ra arkestra: afrofuturist jazz ensemble sun ra arkestra and all-female chicago ensemble sistazz of the nitty gritty perform an outdoor concert at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>

sat 7:45pm: cemetery shorts: the rooftop films series sets up at green-wood cemetery for an evening of shorts that focus on the living, the dead, and those caught in between the two. $16. >>

sat 8:30pm: bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at tonight’s ‘welcome back’ edition of the bitches brew comedy show, hosted by wendy steiner and featuring dylan adler (hulu), randall otis (colbert), sam morrison (bravo), naomi karavani (redacted tonight), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), and bridget geiran. knitting factory (williamsburg), $10. >>

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Brooklyn Craft Brew Fest returns with two sessions featuring over 100 styles of craft beer, plus delicious food and great music!

On Saturday, July 24, Brooklyn Navy Yard will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles, combining the best elements of a beer garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a craft beer festival.

Taste an amazing selection of beers from around the world!

Special offer for the skint readers:
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Brooklyn Craft Brew Fest
Saturday, July 24
Session 1: 1-4:30pm
Session 2: 6-9:30pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77 Waterfront Promenade
141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

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https://bkbrewfest.com/brooklyn-brew-fest

sunday

sun 1-6pm: elevate nyc: holistic healing gathering: ‘radiate, meditate, and elevate’ at this holistic wellness pop-up, complete with talks, workshops, live music, and more from breath workers, dream workers, tarot readers, yogis, and more. maria hernandez park (bushwick), free admission. >>

sun 2pm (+ 8/1, 8/8): harlem meer performance festival: the annual fest brings an eclectic array of world music to central park’s charles a. dana discovery center (harlem). today: harlem blues + jazz band. free. >>

sun 2-5pm: ballet folklórico mexicano de nueva york’s annual guelaguetza festival: celebrate traditional oaxacan dance, music, and culture at the eighth annual guelaguetza festival, held at socrates sculpture park (lic). free admission. >>

sun 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: dance is!: summerstage and four/four present a dance film and live performance showcase highlighting groundbreaking new works by rennie harris puremovement, complexions contemporary ballet, parsons dance, a.i.m. by kyle abraham, soles of duende, and more. rumsey playfield in central park, free. >>

sun 7pm (+ 8/1): the amplified sundays live music series returns to riverside park south’s pier i (uws) with four outdoor concerts. tonight: bluegrass, blues, and roots band damn tall buildings. free. >>

sun 8:45pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): harriet at brower park (crown heights) >>

misc.

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>

submissions

we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint

THURS-FRI, 7/22-23: ABBA TRIBUTE BAND, SOPRANOS: THE MUSICAL, THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN POWOW, AND MORE

thursday

thurs thru 8/1: first look film fest 20/21: the museum of the moving image’s tenth annual first look festival showcases innovative new cinema from around the world, plus live performances, artist talks, filmmaker q+as, industry workshops, and more. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors ($20 for opening and closing nights). >>

thurs thru 7/31 (thurs thru sun): live outdoor music at culture lab: take in some live music at culture club lic at the plaxall gallery, kicking of with musicians of new york city ballet performing a program for violin and cello duo. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sponsored: thurs thru sun: the other art fair: the other art fair, presented biannually by saatchi art, returns to brooklyn expo center (greenpoint) with works by 130 independent and emerging artists. free-$7.50 for a limited time here (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
beauty and the beast at carroll park (carroll gardens) >>
ghostbusters at cpf playground in highbridge park (washington heights) >>
scoob! at vidalia park (bronx) >>

thurs 5-8pm (thursdays thru august): summer evenings in the garden at merchant’s house museum: enjoy a glass of wine in the garden after you get a glimpse of 19th-century life in new york when you visit the merchant’s house museum (east village) during extended thursday night hours. $15. >>

thurs 6pm: stories from the cornelia street café part 2: let writer, performer, and cornelia street café co-founder and operator robin hirsch caffeinate your spirits as he regales you with stories of art, music, community, and more. tonight’s event is the second ‘virtual coffeehouse’ inspired by hirsch’s book about the cornelia street cafe, a staple of the village arts scene for over 40 years. presented by the greenwich village society for historic preservation. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm (+ 7/29): battery park city river + blues concert series: enjoy soulful sounds framed by summer sunsets on the hudson at this annual live music series, continuing tonight with a performance by grammy award-winning south carolina-based roots quintet ranky tanky. robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), free. >>

thurs 6pm (thursdays thru 9/30): jazz in times square: curated by jazz at lincoln center, this summer concert series brings the intimate ambiance of a jazz club to the neon and noise of times square. tonight: ashley pezzotti. broadway plaza between 43rd and 44th streets, free. >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru 8/5): astoria waterfront concert series: enjoy an evening of live music on the astoria park great lawn. tonight: abba tribute band dancing dream. free. >>

thurs 7pm, (thursdays thru august): st. ann’s warehouse dock street concerts: get back!: world-class musicians bring live music to brooklyn bridge park during the second iteration of st. ann’s warehouse’s outdoor concert series, continuing with sound artist, saxophonist, dj, and pioneer of ‘yoruba tech soul’ eli fola. free. >>

thurs 7:30pm (weekly): good delivery comedy show: comics stand(up) and deliver at natasha vaynblat, cj hunt and james hamilton’s weekly show. tonight’s lineup: josh gondelman (desus + mero), kath barbadoro (roast battle), marie faustin (broad city), and morgan jay (bring the funny). the outdoor patio at gertie (williamsburg), $10. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): comedy + treats!: get your just desserts at comedy + treats, an outdoor standup show in the backyard area of mia’s brooklyn bakery (boerum hill). featuring nick hopping (amazon), steven rogers (colbert), luis lopez (mtv), maddy smith (wild n’ out), and cab washington (runnin’ late comedy). $5. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: guest host albert kirchner (burn your heroes podcast) saves the best for laughs at laf dance saloon, returning with an outdoor evening of standup by andrea allan (billboard), kevin casey white (will arnett’s comedy show show), maddy smith (mtv), jill weiner (wikifreakz), and more. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8:30pm: bad trip: comedians take a night off from stand-up to share some of the wildest things that have happened to them at bad trip, a storytelling comedy show hosted by joey rinaldi. after each performance, the audience is invited to ask the comedian questions about the story they just heard. tonight’s theme: ‘wrong place, wrong time.’ tiny cupboard (bushwick), $5. >>

thurs 10pm: sopranos: the musical: comedians mary houlihan and nick naney lead a cast of comics in a semi-improvised live musical episode of the sopranos, performed in the style of a high school production. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

sponsored

Brooklyn Craft Brew Fest returns with two sessions featuring over 100 styles of craft beer, plus delicious food and great music!

On Saturday, July 24, Brooklyn Navy Yard will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles, combining the best elements of a beer garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a craft beer festival.

Taste an amazing selection of beers from around the world!

Special offer for the skint readers:
Save $25 on advance tickets with promo code THESKINT
GET TICKETS NOW!

Brooklyn Craft Brew Fest
Saturday, July 24
Session 1: 1-4:30pm
Session 2: 6-9:30pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77 Waterfront Promenade
141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

21+ Only

https://bkbrewfest.com/brooklyn-brew-fest

friday

fri thru 8/14: chain theatre one-act play festival: catch a 90-minute ‘mix-tape’ of live, short plays at each performance of the chain theatre’s one-act festival. in-person at the chain theatre (midtown) and online, $15 adv and online, $18 door. >>

fri thru sun: 42nd annual thunderbird american indian powwow: over 40 american indian nations will take part in three days of intertribal dance competitions at this annual celebration of native american culture, which also features a market of art, crafts, jewelry, and food. queens county farm museum (floral park, queens), $15. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
frozen ii at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
onward at starlight park (bronx) >>
satin rouge at seward park (les) >>
save yourselves! at monsignor mcgolrick park (greenpoint) >>
the lego movie 2: the second part at gertrude ederle playground (midtown west) >>
the war with grandpa at paul raimonda playground (ditmars steinway) >>
wonder woman: 1984 at wolfe’s pond park (staten island) >>

sponsored: fri 7pm: carnegie hall citywide concert series: revel in the richness and variety of new york city’s music scene as local artists perform more than 20 free outdoor concerts in 11 venues across the five boroughs, spanning genres from classical to jazz to latin music and beyond. tonight: the knights orchestral ensemble performs a program of montgomery, clyne, courtin, and mozart in bryant park (midtown). >>

fri 7pm: summer of soul: harlem’s revolution books hosts a screening of summer of soul (…or, when the revolution could not be televised), questlove’s documentary about the harlem cultural festival in 1969, featuring stevie wonder, nina simone, mavis staples, and many more. free. >>

fri 7pm (+ 8/6, 8/27, 8/28, 9/3, 9/4): brooklyn cyclones + post-game fireworks: end the night with a boom as post-game fireworks light up the coney island sky on select dates thru the season. $18-22. >>

fri 7pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes about where they’re from and how they got to nyc at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by sean donnelly (conan), marvin lattimore (welcome to my hood), oniyide francis (welcome to my hood), and adam muller (uncommontakes). hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>

fri 7pm, 8:30pm (weekly): stand up à la mode: comedy show meets ice cream social at the stand up à la mode comedy show, featuring free ice cream by ample hills creamery and stand-up by nick hopping (amazon), naomi karavani (redacted tonight), jill gonzalez, dan lamorte, and jon moskowitz. outdoors at ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes a free small ice cream. >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s theme: spice girls in xanadu. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: space jam ‘drink-along’: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through space jam. the bell house (gowanus), $18 adv, $20 day of. >>

fri 8pm: tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show, returning to littlefield (gowanus), features guests emmy blotnick (comedy central) and nichole perkins (this is good for you). $18. >>

fri 8pm: whiskey flicks live: go on an unscripted, booze-soaked rabbit hole during ‘whiskey flicks live,’ where daniel mccoy will present a surprise series of themed movie clips to michael niederman, who’ll respond with an improvised mix of film criticism, social commentary, and personal history. no one knows what’s going to happen (it’ll definitely involve alcohol), and the audience is along for the ride. outdoors in the backyard of the city reliquary (williamsburg), $15. >>

fri 8pm: double threat comedy: hosts shatha yas and ann chunharakchote tag team for an evening of comedy from diverse lineup at the knitting factory (williamsburg). tonight: maddy smith (wild n’ out), onika mclean (bravo), sean donnelly (conan), and yemi afolabi. $10. >>

fri 8pm: topside rooftop films presents a screening of celine held and logan george’s topside (2020), followed by a q+a with the filmmakers and a reception with free drinks. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

fri 10pm: music video time machine presents: intergalactic: blast-off into the past and move your body to 90s music at the return of music video time machine’s music video dance party at the front bar of the bell house (gowanus). bonus: giveaways and the launch of music video time machine magazine. free admission. >>

misc.

the market line food court reopens at essex crossing: after being sidelined by the pandemic, the new(ish) subterranean food court is back with 20+ vendors including veselka, doughnut plant, cafe grumpy, nom wah, pickle guys, and more. >>

new dominique ansel workshop is a croissant lover’s paradise: go croissant-eyed at the cronut king’s new nomad bakery, which sells a variety of sweet and savory breakfast pastries including seven different types of croissant. >>

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>

submissions

we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint