around town today

thru 8/30: 50+ park slope restaurants are offering prix fixe menus, bogo deals, free drinks with purchase, and other specials during the dine in park slope promotion. >>

thru 8/25: pregame for the us open with fan week, a series of free events open to the public, including the qualifying tournament (mon-fri), open practices (tues-fri), legends exhibition matches with john mcenroe, martina navratilova, and more at flushing meadow corona park. >>

thru 8/24: the annual east village queer film festival screens a wide variety of queer-themed films and music videos at  wild project (east village). $10. >>

thru 8/22: learn to dance in a variety of modern performance styles at the beach sessions dance series, held outdoors at low tide bar (rockaway park). free (pay-what-you-wish). >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
can’t hardly wait. our wicked lady (east williamsburg). >>
dumbo (2019). sheepshead playground (sheepshead bay). >>
el libro de la vida (the book of life). gaelic field at inwood hill park. >>
green book. cunningham park (fresh meadows). >>
shazam!. american playground (greenpoint). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. george seuffert bandshell in forest park (woodhaven). >>
the godfather. astoria park lawn in astoria park (astoria). >>
the princess bride. waterside plaza (kips bay). >>

6:30pm doors, 7pm show: celebrate the legacy of the world’s first luxury supersonic airliner at the launch event for supersonic: the design and lifestyle of concorde with author lawrence azerrad and design matters host debbie millman. cooper hewitt smithsonian design museum (ues), $15 general, $8 seniors (admission includes a limited-edition gift box). >>

7pm (monthly): open mic meets ted talk at presentation party, where anyone can give their own five-minute lecture on a topic. starr bar (bushwick), free. >>

7pm (monthly): hear stories from 20-time moth storyslam winner adam wade and guest chris brunelle at the adam wade from new hampshire show. the kraine theater (east village), $5 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10). >>

7pm: 50 members of the asian cultural symphony of the usa perform a free concert in bryant park (midtown west). >>

7:30pm (weekly): brendan gay and charles engle battle with topics chosen by the audience to see who gets to host the freestyle comedy show. this week’s show features comics nick nemeroff (conan), adam mamawala (mtv), karen margolis (comedy central), and eddie della siepe, plus beats by santiago angel. bonus: free pizza. the bowery electric (east village), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

7:30pm (ends today): sing your heart out at the west village chorale’s weekly summer sings series, tonight featuring mozart’s requiem. judson church in greenwich village, $15 general, $10 students. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: star f*ckers, a new comedy show about the science of astrology, returns with a lineup of comedians born under the current zodiac. hosted by melissa stokoski, karolena theresa, brian bahe, and lizzie martinez. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill, returns with stand-up by sal vulcano (impractical jokers), ramon rivas (comedy central), jim tews (last comic standing), chanel ali, and amy shanker. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

8pm (weekly): enjoy stand-up in the basement gallery of an italian restaurant at the future forms comedy show, hosted by mary houlihan (the best show), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), and sam taggart (comedy central). tonight’s lineup includes lorelei ramirez, pat regan, nick nemeroff, aaron jackson, and natasha vaynblat. serafina ludlow (les), free. >>

8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show brings stand-up to a cozy lounge setting, complete with leather couches and a fireplace. tonight: ophira eisenberg (ask me another), leah bonemma (ifc), wes hazard (comedy bang! bang!), and tim bridge (comedy + crepes). hosted by hoff matthews, lizzie martinez, aimee rose ranger, and melissa rocha. bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free admission. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): attend an evening of stand-up in a retro-styled basement of a lower east side restaurant/bar at the flower shop comedy show. tonight’s show features guests dina hashem, dan st. germain, derek gaines, and paris sashay. hosted by h. foley, kevin ryan, and reggie conquest. the flower shop (les), free admission (one drink minimum). >>

8:30pm: if it isn’t relevant anymore, it will be joked about at the comedy time machine show, where comedians will bring their favorite old topical bits back from the dead. hosted by orli matlow. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 admission benefits moms demand action. >>

9pm (monthly): twins max and nicky weinbach’s vintage basement with max + nicky variety show features performers ari shaffir (this is not happening), ana fabrega (los espookys), matthew broussard (fallon, and petey deabreu (comedy central). under st. marks theater (east village), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

coming up

8/20 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
aquaman. st. nicholas playground north (harlem). >>
black panther. willowbrook park archery range (staten island). >>
boyz n the hood. valentino pier (red hook). >>
coming to america. target east harlem community garden (east harlem). >>
the emoji movie. brevoort playground (bed-stuy). >>
the hottest august. liberty park (wtc). >>

8/20 7pm: award-winning author rick moody (the ice storm) shares his new memoir of the first year of his second marriage, the long accomplishment: a memoir of hope and struggle in matrimony. mcnally jackson (nolita), free. >>

8/20 7pm: ifc center screens james cameron’s the abyss (1989), followed by q+a with sound designer blake leyh, fx coordinator ron pogue, and critic matt zoller seitz. ifc center (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

8/20 7pm (+ 8/27): queens theatre and kupferberg center for the arts present the annual live at the gantries summer performance series, held at gantry plaza state park (lic). tonight: akoko nante. free. >>

8/20 7pm: death valley girls, craig brown band, and groupie play saint vitus (greenpoint). $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

8/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): bug out when entomologist and evolutionary biologist jessica ware shares her research on the behaviors and evolutionary origins of insects at this month’s installment of the secret science club lecture series. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

8/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: think + drink different presents a talk on the science of love in the time of online dating by relationship scientist, coach, and psychology teacher marisa t. cohen. at subject cocktail bar (les). $15 adv, $18 door. >>

8/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: abortion access front (fka lady parts justice league) presents feminist buzzkilss of comedy, a social justice standup show followed by talk-back about the organization’s work. featuring hari kondabolu, myq kaplan, joyelle johnson, bonnie mcfarlane, and  host jay mcbride. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

8/20 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (biweekly): wild things comedy show returns with stand-up by chris reed (snl), aparna nancherla (corporate), monroe martin iii (last comic standing), matty litwack, and mary radzinski. hosted by ryan donahue, kate willett, and ismael loutfi. bonus: free pizza. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

8/20 8:30pm (weekly): the just come! comedy show, hosted by pamela ross and kendall farrell, returns with performances by alingon mitra (conan), sydnee washington (comedy central), alex english (bet), hannah boone (adult swim), wilfred padua, and cooper williams. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

8/20 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): embrace the nostalgia at the on this day… comedy show, where comedians recall memories from this day in history. featuring jo firestone, alex song, katie hartman, erica hug, anna suzuki, and tim girrbach. hosted by angel yau and ross brunetti. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

ticket deals

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tickets to smithsonian magazine‘s museum day, returning 9/21, are now available. this year’s event offers free admission to more than 20 nyc-area museums, including akc museum of the dog, asia society and museum, cooper hewitt, museum of arts and design, museum of food and drink, the jewish museum, and more. registration required. note: most of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days. >>

get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 11/7-10 for $7.50 (plus ticket fees (reg. $15). >>

get tickets to the big apple circus at lincoln center 10/12-11/3 for $25+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $43+). >>

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scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including a seinfeld-themed art exhibit, the scary movies fest at lincoln center, free summerstage concerts, flame con, and more.


various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
apollo 11. narrows botanical garden (bay ridge). >>
captain marvel. east river park amphitheater (les). >>
captain marvel. transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
coogan’s bluff. fort tryon park (fort george). >>
how to train your dragon 3: the hidden world. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
lego movie 2: the second part. crocheron park (bayside). >>
sing. playground 52 lii (bronx). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
thor: ragnarok. clove lakes park parkhouse (staten island). >>
uncle drew. red hook recreation area (red hook). >>
willy wonka + the chocolate factory. flight deck of the intrepid (hell’s kitchen). >>

fri 5-9pm (+ 9/27, 10/25): the intrepid sea, air + space museum offers free friday night admission on select dates through the season, with programming including lectures, performances, stargazing, and movie screenings. >>

fri 5-10pm (ends today): the annual accordions around the world festival at bryant park culminates in a five-hour celebration of bands that feature at least one accordionist each. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by lorena russi (colbert), ryan leach (awf magazine), wanjiko eke, alexis powell, and cole steffensen. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm (+ 8/23): hudson river park’s annual sunset on the hudson concert series continues the season with manhattan samba. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: dark tank, a podcast where white ‘gentripreneurs’ pitch shark tank-style solutions for racism to a panel of black comedians, records a live episode at union hall (park slope). hosted by yedoye travis. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the lab, a new comedy show showcasing black performers doing new and experimental work, returns with shalewa sharpe (hbo), kerry coddett (bet), brittany carney (comedy central), milly tea (ucb), and monique moses. hosted by kenice mobley. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm (fridays thru october): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight: prince vs madonna. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm: haybaby, the mad doctors, banana, and the night screams play the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick). $10. >>

fri 7:30pm doors (thru 9/16): the annual rooftop films series continues with premature, plus q+a and live music from ah mer ah su. new design high school (les), $16. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: michael t and the vanities perform a tribute to elvis presley along with an abridged performance of the soundtrack from the wanderers to commemorate its 40th anniversary. gran torino (williamsburg), free. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: the clash tribute band straight to hell’s annual joe strummer birthday bash celebrates the legacy of the punk band’s co-founder. knitting factory (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), ramon rivas (comedy central), ali kolbert (fallon), natalie mcgill (2 dope queens), christiana jackson, mike albanese, and shaun murphy. hosted by alison leiby. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: peter valenti, sam campbell, and jess henderson host open flame, a queer comedy show meets lgbtq+ social, at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 10pm: shake it off at a taylor + friends dance party. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of 2004’s catwoman at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri 11pm: justify your love at sean mcmahill and dj bright light bright light’s madonna birthday party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $10 door. >>


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: endgame. bensonhurst park. >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. playground one (two bridges). >>
if beale street could talk. st. nicholas park (west harlem). >>
spider-man: homecoming. moore playground (harlem). >>
what ever happened to baby jane?. cedar grove park (staten island). >>
x-men: dark phoenix. sunset park (sunset park). >>

sat 7am-1pm (ends today): play, run, walk and bike along seven miles of car-free manhattan streets from the brooklyn bridge to central park during the annual summer streets festival. on your way, check out five rest stops filled with free activities including a 30′-high zip line (register at foley square before 8pm to secure a timeslot), rock climbing, yoga classes, free bike rentals, bike helmet giveaways (8am-12pm at 24th street + park ave), and more. free admission.

sat 10am-8pm: greenpoint wellness center human@ease celebrates the opening of their new space with a day of free mini classes, events and entertainment. >>

sat 11am-8pm: enjoy free rosé, heart-shaped cookies, readings, discounts and more during the first annual bookstore romance day at astoria bookshop (11am-7pm) and books are magic in cobble hill (6-8pm). >>

sat 12-4pm: national thrift store day crawl: gramercy’s housing works, goodwill, and salvation army once again team up for an afternoon of 20% off purchases and chances to win prizes. app download required. >>

sat 12-4pm: witness grin-worthy grains at the annual coney island sand sculpting competition, with prizes given to the top three sculptors in family, individual, adult, and adult group categories. beach at west 12th street (coney island), free. >>

sat 12-5pm: high-tail it to flynyc, riverside park’s annual kite-flying event. kite kits will be provided free for children while supplies last, or bring your own. pier i in riverside park south (uws), free admission. >>

sat 12-9pm (saturdays thru 8/31): moma ps1’s outdoor ‘warm up’ summer music series returns to the museum’s courtyard with day-long live and electronic music parties featuring musicians and djs from around the world. today: chaos in the cbd, pop smoke, cuco, deem spencer, mike, tygapaw, and bembona. moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $22 dos. >>

sat 2-6pm: the leslie-lohman museum of gay + lesbian art’s block party takes over soho’s wooster street with a day of live music, art, food, performances, and kid-friendly activities. free admission. >>

sat 2-9pm (+ 9/21): soak up backyard party vibes at the annual str8 west coastin’ parties. project parlor (bed-stuy), free admission. >>

sat 4-10pm (saturdays thru 10/26): the bronx night market returns with 40+ local food, drink, and craft vendors and food prices that range $3-7. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission. >>

sat 5-9pm (+ 8/24): brooklyn’s park slope summer stroll block party series continues with the annual artichoke pizza eating contest, a salsa party, activities for kids, and more. >>

sat 5pm-midnight (+ saturdays 9/28-10/26): the popular queens international night market returns with traditional street foods from around the world for $6 and under. new york hall of science (corona), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 6pm: summer cannibals, field mouse, and long neck play zone one at at elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 6:30pm doors (thru 9/16): the annual rooftop films series continues with brittany runs a marathon, plus a fun run, q+a, live music from thanks for coming, and an after party with karaoke. solar one (kips bay), $16. >>

sat 7pm: kitty, vverevvolf, and ricky eat acid play mercury lounge (les). $12. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through the princess bride. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): musicians, comedians, comedy musicians and musical comedians take the stage at the odd rock comedy hour, a funny fusion hosted by rob paravonian. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): mom and dad find the funny at the parental approval comedy show, where comedians will perform sets aimed to please dan genoves’s parents, who’ll be judging the fun. tonight: fareeha khan (mtv), manolo moreno (dr. gameshow), jeremy levick (the onion), and rajat suresh (clickhole). hosted by colin burgess. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show features guests shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), joanna hausmann (bill nye saves the world), and louis peitzman (buzzfeed). hosted by lane moore (comedian and author of how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t). littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
load wedding. grady playground (brighton beach). >>
ralph breaks the internet. randall’s island park field 81 (randall’s island). >>

sun 9am-7pm (thru 8/24): the annual month-long harlem week continues with harlem day, including an auto show and parade of automobiles, performances, a screening of if beale street could talk, and more. w 135th street between st. nicholas ave + fifth ave, free admission. >>

sun 11am-4pm (weekly thru october): brooklyn grange opens their new sunset park rooftop farm (the biggest in nyc) to the public to explore. today’s grand opening includes a farmstand and tours. free admission. >>

 sun 12-6pm: the world’s largest india day parade celebrates india’s independence with performances, floats, and food. the parade starts at madison ave + 38th street at 12pm, and makes its way to 25th-26th streets for cultural programs, food courts, and more 1-6pm. >>

sun 1-7:30pm: things will heat up at kimchipalooza 9, mama o’s annual day of kimchi featuring a make-your-own kimchi station, live music, djs, and a spicy kimchi eating contest at 6pm. arrogant swine (east williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 2-6pm (+ 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues with sam evian and hannah cohen. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 5pm: byo-book to a quiet happy hour for readers, hosted by the center for fiction (fort greene). free. >>

sun 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: the champagne trail, a political comedy show featuring standup comedians and local activists, takes on the topic of the border and immigration. hosted by solange azor and ari gutman. club cumming (east village), $10 suggested donation benefits raices. >>

sun 6:40pm: bushwick’s syndicated screens wet hot american summer. $7. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with courtney maginnis (comedy central), nick nemeroff (conan), charles mcbee (laughs), and justy dodge (keith and the girl). hosted by alex ptak, tim barnes, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: after six years, the macaulay culkin alt-comedy show has actually managed to get culkin as a guest at their annual summer comedy fest. expect the unexpected. the bell house (gowanus), $5. >>

all weekend

sponsored: fri thru 8/19: the 7th annual chain nyc film festival presents independent films and talkbacks in all categories. personal stories. original ideas. new work. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri thru sun: from kramer to junior mints, seinfeld-themed pop-up art exhibit apartment 5a pays tribute to the show about nothing on its 30th anniversary. opening reception fri 6-9pm. parasol projects (les), free admission. >>

fri thru sun: get tickets to theatre of the mind’s grwn: a dream sequence, an immersive theatrical hip-hop dance experience at west end theater (uws), for $20 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $80). >>

fri thru 8/21: a week of hair-raising premieres and rediscoveries await at film at lincoln center’s annual scary movies fest. film at lincoln center (midtown west), $15 general, $12 students/seniors (opening/closing nights and a midsommar special event are more). >>

fri thru 9/5: cinéphiles extraordinaires martin scorsese and jay cocks have curated a series of double features of their wildest dreams at film forum (south village). $15. >>

sat + sun various times (thru 10/5): with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. this weekend: black woodstock 50th anniversary (sat 7pm, marcus garvey park); la sonora poncena, jose ‘el canario’ alberto, dj lucho, and dj c. devone (sun 6pm, coney island), the wailers’ julian junior marvin and dj queen majesty (sun 7pm, marcus garvey park); selena for sanctuary (sun 8pm, central park), and more. free. >>

sat + sun: save 30-50% on books, magazines, gifts, and more at the archestratus books + foods (greenpoint) summer sale. >>

sat 12-8pm, sun 12-6pm: geek out at flame con, the annual lgbtq+ comic con returns with a weekend of vendors, panels, performances, cosplay, and more. sheraton times square, $25 (free on sunday under 21). >>

sat + sun 2-6pm: soak up some sun, shade and sounds at the 27th annual outdoor jazz festival at the morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). free admission, plus free tours of the mansion all day. >>

sat 6pm, sun 4pm: brooklyn cyclones baseball season continues at coney island’s mcu park. special promotions this weekend include star wars night with a free jersey for the first 2,000 fans (sat 6pm) and italian heritage night with a free rocky balboa bobblehead for the first 2,000 fans (sun 4pm). $12-17. >>

sat 8pm, sun 9pm: detroit punk band tyvek makes a couple of local stops at bushwick’s unit j (sat 8pm, $12) and the glove (sun 9pm, $10).

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

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