TUES-THURS, 8/16-18: FREE BOOZY ICE CREAM, 2-FOR-1 BROADWAY TICKETS, AND MORE

tuesday

sponsored: feeling grand and wine and dine on grand street: enjoy self-care with discounted facials, haircuts, fitness classes, and more at feeling grand, a health and wellness event running through friday. make a day of it and check out wine and dine, the williamsburg nightlife experience highlighting local cuisine and drink deals. participating businesses and deals for both events can be found at www.grandstreetbk.org

global citizen festival: metallica, charlie puth, jonas brothers, måneskin, mariah carey, mickey guyton, and rosalía headline the 10th annual global citizen festival, a concert raising money to help end extreme poverty around the world. held in central park on 9/24, you can earn free tickets by downloading the global citizen app and scoring points by participating in social and environmental justice-related actions. >>

tues thru sat: #0h10m1keandfriends sticker show: stick together. buy, trade, and make stickers at this art show highlighting 50 sticker artists, with bands and djs performing nightly. 188 allen street (les), free admission. >>

tues: free boozy ice cream: tipsy scoop is teaming up with bahamas vacation resort atlantis paradise island to release a new flavor, ‘banana rum chocolate swirl,’ and you can snag a free scoop at tipsy scoop’s manhattan, brooklyn, and long beach locations (while supplies last). >>

tues (time tba): broadway week tickets go on sale today: the annual fall broadway week—which actually takes place over almost three weeks this year—is back! book 2-for-1 tickets to see some of the hottest broadway shows from september 6th thru 25th. participating shows will be announced tuesday. >>

tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto at union turnpike and 196th street (queens) >>
luca at beach 30th street playground (rockaway) >>
meet the robinsons at seaside wildlife nature park (staten island) >>
respect at triangle park (jersey city) >>
the territory at frisbee hill in central park (uws) >>

tues 7pm (monthly): rooftop readings at ample hills creamery: hear established and up-and-coming authors read from their works every third tuesday of the month at ample hills creamery’s gowanus location. hosted by randee dawn. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): astronomy on tap: the astronomy on tap lecture series brings scientists, educators, artists, and other astronomy enthusiasts to pete’s candy store (williamsburg). tonight: dr. niall whiteford, postdoc at the american museum of natural history, will be talking about brown dwarfs, and stony brook university phd student sabina sagynbayeva will explore oceans in the solar system. free. >>

tues 7pm: the story collider podcast’s science storytelling show: four professional tale spinners share true, personal stories about what happens when worlds collide at tonight’s ‘clash’ edition of the science storytelling show. hosted by christine gentry and fola olusanya. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

tues 7pm (ends today): live at the gantries: the annual waterfront concert series returns to gantry plaza state park (lic), offering audiences views of the manhattan skyline and sounds from a diverse array of queens-based artists. tonight: grammy-nominated vocalist, songwriter, and producer sofia rei. presented by kupferberg center for the arts. free. >>

tues 7:30pm: ‘imagine i’m someone else’ – an evening with isabel hagen: comedian and juilliard-trained violist isabel hagen (fallon) explores ‘self-doubt, consciousness, and a little sexuality’ in her one-woman comedy and viola variety show. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): paper planes comedy: kari burt and micah walsh’s monthly stand-up show takes off from bushwick’s jade, with sets by samantha ruddy (colbert), quin lamar (full frontal with samantha bee), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), whitney chanel (bravo), and peter wong (funny or die). free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman and dylan adler. tonight’s show features izzy da rosa, remy kassimir, jordain searles, jeff scheen, and liza dye. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: sweet sweats: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show returns with guests drew michael (hbo), moses storm (conan), yamaneika saunders (comedy central), jared freid (fallon). chelsea music hall, $15. >>

sponsored

Pounding the pavement in a New York City summer can feel like Walkin’ On The Sun. But don’t go chasing Waterfalls, because we’ve got all the Ice, Ice Baby you’ll need at the annual 80s, 90s & 00s Cruel Summer dance party!

On Friday, August 19, get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of our lives. Once again, we’ll be taking over The Bell House with Good Vibrations of all kinds: 80s anthems performed by the kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 80s through 00s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, and more TBA!

Don’t wait out the weekend till Blue Monday. Let’s Dance!

Cruel Summer: 80s, 90s & 00s Dance Party
Featuring The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds, and more TBA
Friday, August 19 8pm doors
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street
Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “bananarama” here.*

* plus service fee

wednesday

weds: national thrift shop day: secondhand shop ‘til you drop at 36 participating non-profit thrift stores in all five boroughs, offering a variety of discounts, events, and chances to win prizes. >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
america’s national parks at frisbee hill in central park (uws) >>
cinderella at msgr. mcgolrick park (greenpoint) >>
crouching tiger, hidden dragon at parklife (gowanus. note: food/drink purchase required.) >>
encanto at pier a park (hoboken) >>
encanto at prospect park’s long meadow >>
encanto at st. mary’s park (bronx) >>
la la land at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>
mary poppins at fort tryon park (washington heights) >>
pom poko at elizabeth street garden (nolita) >>

weds 7pm (ends today): dirty dancing 35th anniversary screenings: emile ardolino’s 1987 rom-dram dance flick, starring jennifer grey and patrick swayze, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

weds 7pm (+ 8/31): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: summer is in full swing at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series. tonight: jazz trumpeter valery ponomarev. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by comedians samantha ruddy (colbert), boris khaykin (the opposition), fariaz rabbani, christian hahn, and kidané kelati. free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): debuts + redos: authors whose debuts were derailed by the pandemic share excerpts of their work at this monthly reading series hosted by book club bookstore and wine bar (east village). tonight’s edition features davey davis (the earthquake room), kayla maiuri (mother in the dark), kyle lucia wu (win me something). a joint q+a and book signing will follow the readings. free admission. >>

weds 8pm (bi-weekly): endless laughs comedy show: laughs and lager mix at endless life brewing (crown heights), where blair dawson and michael hirsch host an evening of stand-up by nico carney (netflix), julio diaz (netflix), lizzie martinez (the onion), asha ward (vulture), and matt legrande (cissy boys). free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by dylan adler (comedy central), blair dawson (vulture), sheria mattis (netflix is a joke), dan wilbur (mtv), and amamah sardar (sirius xm). bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free. >>

weds 8:30pm (+ 9/14): met opera live in hd: l’elisir d’amore: brooklyn public library hosts an outdoor screening of met opera’s 2018 production of donizetti’s romantic comedy, l’elisir d’amore, at the central library plaza (prospect heights). free. >>

weds 9pm (monthly): vintage basement: twins max and nicky weinbach host a neo-retro evening of stand-up comedy and music featuring sean patton (conan), eudora peterson (that’s my jam), liz glazer (cbs), sara hennessey, and peter banks-kenny. under st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>

thursday

thurs thru sat (9pm): serials by the fled collective – part two: watch teams of actors perform new ‘episodes’ of the three audience-selected short plays from last week’s installment of the fled collective’s late night short play extravaganza. the flea theater (tribeca), $17 adv, $20 door (admission includes a beer). >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dog at vincent f. albano jr. playground (kips bay) >>
dreamgirls at restoration west plaza (bed-stuy) >>
encanto at pelham bay park (bronx) >>
encanto at village park (jersey city) >>
fire of love at frisbee hill in central park (uws) >>
jumanji at bella abzug park (hudson yards) >>
retrograde at brooklyn commons park (downtown brooklyn) >>
the lost city at coffey park (red hook) >>
the mitchells vs. the machines at brooklyn bridge park’s harbor view lawn >>
venom: let there be carnage at coffey park (brooklyn) >>

thurs 12:30pm (thursdays thru 8/25): broadway in bryant park: lite fm’s annual outdoor concert series brings the best of broadway to bryant park (midtown west), where cast members will perform their shows’ greatest hits. today: wicked, funny girl, come from away, a beautiful noise: the neil diamond musical, and 1776. free. >>

thurs 6pm (+ 8/25): east village rock tour: from hotspots referenced in a ramones hit to spaces frequented by patti smith, the beastie boys, nirvana, and more, uncover the rock and roll legacy embedded in the east village’s streets, architecture, and landmarks on village preservation’s latest walking tour. the tour starts in front of the cooper station post office (4th ave. + e. 11th street). free (rsvp required). >>

thurs 6-8pm (thursdays thru 9/1): live at the archway: for 13 nights this summer, you can catch live, outdoor performances and local artists’ gallery exhibitions at the public plaza underneath the manhattan bridge in dumbo. tonight: music by kyshona and visual art by jaima. rain or shine. free admission. >>

thurs 6-9pm: summerstage: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues with an evening of rap, hip-hop, and spoken word performances by the last poets, jamaaladeen tacuma’s band of resistance, impact repertory theatre, and the harlem bomb shelter, emceed by dj greg caz. marcus garvey park (harlem), free. >>

thurs 6:30pm (+ 9/8): moonlight + movies: desperately seeking susan: ma-don-na your best material girl look for an outdoor screening of susan seidelman’s 1985 dramedy at museum of the city of new york (east harlem). an ‘80s-themed happy hour with dj illexxandra, a madonna-inspired costume contest, and an intro by encyclopedia madonnica author matthew rettenmund will get you ‘into the groove’ before the screening. $20 ticket includes all-day entrance to the museum. >>

thurs 7pm: sapphic summer: mcnally jackson, the rumpus, and feminist press present an night of readings and conversations by a selection of emerging and established authors, who’ll delve into identity, sexuality, desire, the queer literary lineages that inspire them, inclusive sapphic love, and more. tonight’s readers: andrea abi-karam (extratransmission), bishakh som (apsara engine), maura m. mcdanel (only interested in everything), and megan milks (margaret and the mystery of the missing body). mcnally jackson (seaport), $5 admission includes a voucher which can be used towards any purchase at the bookstore and café. >>

thurs 7:30pm (+ fri): ukrainian freedom orchestra: lincoln center’s ‘summer for the city’ programming comes to a close with the ukrainian freedom orchestra, an ensemble of ukrainian musicians assembled by the met opera and polish national opera. as they conclude their european and american tour, the orchestra will perform two final concerts in solidarity with the victims of the war in ukraine. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): the fast and the furious…entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of rob cohen’s 2001 blockbuster using only what they can remember from watching the film once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

thurs 8pm: landline comedy: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where comedians rachel lenihan (the chris gethard show), george gordon (your good friend), max fine (sirius xm), st. james jackson, lana siebel, and kai vetteth are on tap for a night of laughs. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): tip top tits comedy show: it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with graham kay (colbert), mike hanford (love), gracie canaan (nbc), and lucie pohl (overwatch) on hand to rack up the laughs. bonus: $3 pbrs. outdoors at tip-top bar + grill in clinton hill (inside if raining), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm-4am (monthly): warper party: 30+ live electronic music and visual artists take over two rooms of ridgewood’s h0l0 for the warper party. free admission. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, roller skating, art exhibitions, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint

FRI-MON: 8/12-15: SKINT WEEKEND

friday

fri thru 8/26 (fridays 5-9pm): summer fridays at moma ps1: dance your way into the weekend as djs spin swoon-worthy sounds in the courtyard of moma ps1 (lic). the museum will also stay open late, so you can explore the exhibitions and installations throughout the evening. advance booking is recommended. free admission for new york state residents (suggested admission otherwise is $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

fri thru 8/25: alain resnais 100: film forum (south village) hosts a 21-film screening series to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late french new wave pioneer alain resnais, including hiroshima mon amour, last year at marienbad, muriel, je t’aime je t’aime, and more. $15. >>

fri thru 8/21: harlem week: experience the ‘inspiration, impact, and legacy’ of harlem during a week of live performances, food, a marketplace, children’s and senior activities, and more. highlights include a ‘concert under the stars’ salute to marvin gay’s what’s going on album, an outdoor film festival, a ‘save our children’ anti-gun violence health walk, and a salute to harlem nba legends at rucker park. various locations, free. >>

fri thru 8/19: feeling grand: grand street health and wellness event: treat yourself to self-care for a steal as nine salons, spas, fitness studios, and other beauty and wellness businesses on williamsburg’s grand street serve up discounts for one week. >>

fri thru sun: taiwan: a world of orchids: over 750 pots of taiwanese orchids dazzle at taiwan: a world of orchids, a new exhibition at the queens botanical garden, where visitors can enjoy three days of art and cultural activities, tea ceremonies, an orchid sale, and more. included with regular admission ($6 general, $4 students/seniors). >>

fri thru sun: summerstage: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues this weekend with a dance workshop and performance by urban bush women and cheryl l. stokes (fri 6pm at the bronx’s crotona park), a concert from shatta wale, wiyaala, and dj freshyk (sat 6pm at the bronx’s crotona park), vp records’ ‘dancehall meets hip hop 90s style’ with slick rick, wayne wonder, shinehead, red fox, lady g., and djs jazzy joyce and peter panic (sat 7pm at central park’s rumsey playfield), kid capri’s block party live featuring vina love and the hoodies (sun 4pm at the bronx’s crotona park), and a concert featuring flavour, juls, and afrolava radio’s superhero dj jon quick (sun 6pm at central park’s rumsey playfield). >>

fri + sat: summer for the city at lincoln center: lincoln center’s free programming this weekend includes an ‘afropunk after dark’ silent disco with djs jlin and kush jones (fri 9pm), ‘la casita,’ an international poetry and music festival (sat 6:30pm), and ‘metallic stars and clarified butta,’ a silent disco dance party tribute to greg tate with dj reborn (sat 9pm). >>

fri + sat: animation block party: get tooned in at bam’s animation block party, an annual festival of international, experimental, indie, and family-friendly short films and features, including an anniversary screening of brett morgen’s chicago 10 (2007). the festival kicks off on friday at 10pm with the live comedy and animation show ‘picture this’ at union hall (park slope), and then continues on saturday with screenings at the brooklyn academy of music (fort greene). free-$16. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bad guys at concrete plant park (bronx) >>
clifford the big red dog at alley pond park (queens) >>
encanto at silver lake park (staten island) >>
eternals at randalls island park >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at mae grant playground (east harlem) >>
soul at hamilton fish park (les) >>
encanto at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint) >>

fri 7pm (monthly): vocabaret: kidz: everything’s coming up proses at this monthly variety show for language lovers, where five of the the city’s best wordsmiths present slideshows, games, and other raucous entertainment inspired by a theme. tonight’s theme: ‘kidz.’ hosted by sam corbin, tim donnelly, jerzy gwiazdowski, ally spier, and nikolai vanyo. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘kidzbop’ (reg $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 7pm: dakhabrakha: dakhabrakha, a world-music quartet from kyiv, ukraine, will perform a free outdoors show near the astor place cube. >>

fri 7pm (+ 9/2): new york city opera in bryant park: aria ready, folks? new york city opera presents a series of free outdoor performances in bryant park (midtown west), continuing tonight with an abridged adaptation of verdi’s la traviata. >>

fri 7pm (fridays thru 8/26): sunset on the hudson music series: it sounds like summer on the riverfront, where you can kick back and enjoy a free twilight concert most fridays thru the summer. the series continues with afrobeat-influenced indie dance band underground system. pier 45 (west village). >>

fri 7:30pm (every other friday): cherry on top comedy: dairy queen savannah desormeaux hosts tonight’s edition of cherry on top, a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup on the rooftop of ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s lineup: veronica garza, kyle harris, zavior phillips, shosh brodman, and conor janda. $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

fri 8pm: aaiff 45: comedy night out: the 45th annual asian american international film festival presents an evening of stand-up showcasing nyc-based aapi comics, including julia shiplett (comedy central), fareeha khan (comedy central), dylan adler (hulu), sabrina wu (fx), and jason choi. hosted by claire yoo. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

fri 8pm: the mummy drink-along: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them tonight as they stumble through the mummy. the bell house (gowanus), $18 adv, $20 day-of. >>

fri 8-11pm (monthly thru october): chinatown night market: think!chinatown’s open-air cultural festival takes over forsyth plaza with chinatown-focused programming alongside local art and food vendors. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): 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 chanel ali (comedy central), samantha ruddy (colbert), teresa lee (a little late with lilly singh), usama siddiquee (america’s got talent), nolawee mengist (just come comedy), and pearl rose. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 10pm (monthly): music video time machine presents: 80s vs 90s: kick it old school as you dance and sing along to music videos from the 80s and 90s at tonight’s edition of music video time machine’s monthly bash. the front bar of the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

sponsored

Pounding the pavement in a New York City summer can feel like Walkin’ On The Sun. But don’t go chasing Waterfalls, because we’ve got all the Ice, Ice Baby you’ll need at the annual 80s, 90s & 00s Cruel Summer dance party!

On Friday, August 19, get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of our lives. Once again, we’ll be taking over The Bell House with Good Vibrations of all kinds: 80s anthems performed by the kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 80s through 00s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, and more TBA!

Don’t wait out the weekend till Blue Monday. Let’s Dance!

Cruel Summer: 80s, 90s & 00s Dance Party
Featuring The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds, and more TBA
Friday, August 19 8pm doors
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street
Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “bananarama” here.*

* plus service fee

saturday

sat thru 8/27: time:spans: there’s no time like the present at this annual festival of 21st-century music, featuring bozzini quartet, yaron deutsch, international contemporary ensemble, jack quartet, sō percussion, talea ensemble, yarn/wire, ning yu, and more. the dimenna center for classical music (midtown west), $20 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sat thru 8/20: 41st annual battery dance festival: nyc’s longest-running free public dance festival sashays back with seven days of outdoor performances by 36 dance companies from around the world, an evening of works by choreographers ages 15-22, and $1 workshops in mexican folklorico, kuchipudi, african contemporary dance, and more. robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), pace university’s schimmel center (fidi), battery dance studios (tribeca), and online. >>

sat + sun: sand sculpting contests: whether you’re an out-sanding sculptor or an absolute beach-ginner, seas the day at the annual sand sculpting contests at coney island (sat 12pm) and rockaway beach (sun 11:30am).

sat + sun (+ various dates thru 9/11): rise up nyc concerts: the rise up series brings free concerts to all five boroughs. this weekend, roy wilkins park in st. albans, queens, hosts a pair of shows curated by dj funkmaster flex: hip hop (sat 3-8pm) with ja rule, the lox, and rakim; r+b (sun 2-8pm) with pj morton, marsha ambrosius, raheem devaughn, alison hinds, montell jordan, 112, dahved levy, screechy, and red fox. >>

sat + sun (various times): geoff tate album recording: comedian geoff tate records his new album film at union hall (park slope), featuring guests gary gulman (the great depresh), josh gondelman (desus + mero), and tom thakkar (conan). $12. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
clifford the big red dog at carmine carro community center (marine park) >>
encanto at bowne park (flushing) >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at columbus park (tribeca) >>

sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/20): summer streets festival: the city is your playground during this annual outdoor festival, which turns park avenue into a car-free thoroughfare stretching from the brooklyn bridge to east harlem. as you play, walk, run, and bike your way up and down the route, you can take breaks at six rest stops, where you’ll find free bike rentals and helmet giveaways, fitness classes, live performances, art installations, kids’ activities, refreshments, and more (offers vary by location). free admission. >>

sat 9am-5pm: big apple trading card show: vendors bring sports cards, memorabilia, and autographs to the third big apple trading card show at the new yorker hotel (midtown west). $20 admission. >>

sat 10am (+ 8/20, 9/10, 9/17, 10/8, 10/15): outdoor yoga on the brooklyn museum’s stoop: start your saturday centered at a yoga and meditation class held on the plaza steps of brooklyn museum. all levels welcome. $16 ticket includes general museum admission, $25 ticket includes access to virgil abloh: ‘figures of speech’. >>

sat 10am-8pm (rain date: sunday): queer cafeteria: lgbtqia+ food festival: nourish your body and soul at queer cafeteria, nyc’s first-ever lgbtqia+ food festival and market. presented by new agora and dave’s lesbian bar, the day includes a marketplace, yoga, workshops, live music, dance, and morfe. socrates sculpture park (lic), free admission. >>

sat 11:30-7pm: afribembé festival: the fourth annual afribembé festival, a celebration of pan-african diasporic artistry, wisdom, and traditions, includes performances djs sets, family activities, a marketplace, and a food plaza. harlem art park (east harlem), free admission. >>

sat 12-6pm: mca day 10-year anniversary: salute the life and legacy of late beastie boys founding member adam ‘mca’ yauch during a day of music, art, and community at littlefield (gowanus). free admission. >>

sat 12-8pm: black vegfest: turnip the beet at the fifth annual black vegfest, a black-led vegan food festival with 30+ vendors, panel discussions, workshops, fitness challenges, performances, dj sets, and more. commodore barry park (fort greene), free admission. >>

sat 1-9pm: blues bbq festival: after a two-year hiatus, this day-long festival of savory barbecue and soulful sounds returns to the hudson riverfront, with food and drinks from eleven vendors and live music by dwayne dopsie and the zydeco hellraisers, jackie venson, walter ‘wolfman’ washington, bette smith, and don bryant. pier 76 (midtown west), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 2-7pm: pete’s mini zine fest: grab a cold one and check out 25 ama-zine creators and publishers at the 11th annual mini zine fest at pete’s candy store (williamsburg). free admission. >>

sat 4-7pm: great jazz on the great hill: for a swingin’ afternoon, strap on your dancing shoes or kick back on a picnic blanket at jazzmobile’s live, outdoor concert featuring tammy mccann, antonio hall quartet, and the jimmy heath legacy band. the great hill at central park (enter at 106th street + central park west), free. >>

sat 5-8:30pm: jersey city indian independence day celebration: the seventh annual indian independence day celebration takes over jersey city’s hamilton park. free admission. >>

sat 7pm: live dungeons and dragons theater show: test your dice-rolling skills at a live-action dungeons and dragons theater show, where audience members can help determine the fate of the actors and comedians improvising their way through the saga. bonus: ticket includes a beer. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sat 8pm: rooftop films: riotsville, usa: rooftop films presents sierra pettengill’s documentary, riotsville, usa, and nathan kensinger’s documentary short, black mayonnaise, with pre-show music, a post-screening q+a with pettengill, and an afterparty. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

sunday

sun 1pm: 40th annual dominican day parade: thousands of musicians, dancers, and marchers take over manhattan’s avenue of the americas from w 38th to w 56th streets for the annual dominican day parade, now entirely in-person after two years of virtual and hybrid programming. free. >>

sun 1-7pm: playa style costume bazaar: shop ready-to-wear, desert-chic fashions at this annual marketplace, featuring 25 vendors, a cocktail bar, and music at house of yes (bushwick). free admission. >>

sun 3pm: bingo bango: dirty bingo brunch: watch smut, win prizes, and normalize the conversation around porn, consent, and pleasure at bingo bango, a bingo gameshow and watch party that picks apart common tropes in romcoms and pornography. today’s theme: ‘deconstructing the whore.’ caveat (les), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sun 3pm, 7pm (+ 8/17): dirty dancing 35th anniversary screenings: emile ardolino’s 1987 rom-dram dance flick, starring jennifer grey and patrick swayze, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

sun 7pm: the exquisite moving corpse: a collective video by 60 artists: from 2020 to 2022, 60 artists from around the world developed a feature-length film using the ‘cadavre exquis’ method, in which each artist made a one-minute video based on the final frame from the last artist’s minute-long piece. the resulting film will screen tonight at microscope gallery (chelsea), followed by a q+a with the project’s creators. $10. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): windbreaker comedy: end the weekend with a laugh at clare o’kane and guest host dave ross’s windbreaker comedy show, featuring stand-up by dan licata (snl), jes tom (netflix), fareeha khan (comedy central), clare austen-smith, and more. union pool (williamsburg), $10. >>

sun 8:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): sing 2 at astoria heights playground >>

monday

mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
boomerang at our wicked lady (bushwick) >>
encanto at astoria park >>
mamma mia at the rooftop at pier 17 >>
the godfather part ii at bryant park (midtown west) >>

mon 7pm (+ 9/12): opera’s greatest moments at central park’s wollman rink: artists from the new york city opera return to central park’s wollman rink to perform ‘milestones of american opera,’ an evening of works by carlisle floyd, ricky ian gordon, douglas moore, tobias picker, robert ward, and iain bell. note: this is not a skating event! $15. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): star f*ckers: leo edition: count your lucky stars–the comedy show all about astrology is back at union hall with a lineup of comedians born under the current zodiac. hosted by melissa rich, karolena theresa, brian bahe, and lizzie martinez. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, roller skating, art exhibitions, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint

CRUEL SUMMER: 80S, 90S & 00S DANCE PARTY – 8/19 AT THE BELL HOUSE (SPONSORED)

Pounding the pavement in a New York City summer can feel like Walkin’ On The Sun. But don’t go chasing Waterfalls, because we’ve got all the Ice, Ice Baby you’ll need at the annual 80s, 90s & 00s Cruel Summer dance party!

On Friday, August 19, get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of our lives. Once again, we’ll be taking over The Bell House with Good Vibrations of all kinds: 80s anthems performed by the kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 80s through 00s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, and more TBA!

Don’t wait out the weekend till Blue Monday. Let’s Dance!

Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “bananarama” here.*

Cruel Summer: 80s, 90s & 00s Dance Party
Featuring The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds, and more TBA
Friday, August 19 8pm doors
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street
Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “bananarama” here.*

* plus service fee

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