scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including bushwick open studios, taste of iceland, the village trip, the new york film festival, the yarn crawl, and more.


fri + sat: the bodega ball unites punk bands, drag performers, vendors, and djs for two nights of mayhem at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $15 or $10 with a canned food donation to benefit les streetworks. >>

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther. conference house park (staten island). >>
black panther. st. james park (bronx). >>
coco. virginia park (bronx). >>
jurassic world: fallen kingdom. franklin d. roosevelt boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
more than a game. banneker playground (bed-stuy). >>
the princess bride. dongan lawn in fort tryon park. >>

fri 4-9pm: two thousand mini toy elephants will fall from the sky at the great dumbo drop, part of dumbo’s second annual block party. washington street at water street (dumbo). >>

fri 6pm doors, 6:30pm show (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns for its 13th season of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on the fonz, opioid and meth deaths, and miseducation at the creation museum. caveat (les), $10 adv, $14 door. >>

fri 7pm: space out with learning, drinks and stargazing at the intrepid’s astro café lecture series. tonight, learn about technology spinoffs from nasa technology transfer program executive daniel lockney. intrepid sea, air + space museum (pier 86), free (rsvp). >>

fri 7pm: pitch her productions and immigrant families together present ‘refuge,’ an evening of short female-created films on immigration and crossing boundaries. the local ny (lic), $10 suggested donation benefits immigrant families together. >>

fri 7pm: the harlem chamber players open their season with a concert of works by brahms, vaughan-williams, and mozart. broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights), $15 adv/$20 door general, $10 adv/$15 door students/seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, a new comedy show hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring bobby hankinson (kweendom), calvin cato (oxygen), and karolena theresa (handmaid’s tale: the musical). branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

fri 8pm (+ 9/29): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights premiere 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $13 adv, $15 door (admission includes a drink). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by myka fox (comedy central), doug smith (conan), nina tarr, adam mamawala, and chris alan. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): free pizza, comedy, music, and cheap drinks await at secret loft’s comedy show + dance party. tonight’s show features tommy mcnamara (the onion sports), selena coppock (vh1), jatty robinson (nbc), michelle slonim (seth meyers), leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), and more. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 10:30pm: the arkham gothic dark dance party pays tribute to horror and dark fantasy author clive barker with goth/industrial/ebm/darkwave/post-punk djs, projections, and absinthe cocktails. bizarre bushwick (bushwick), free admission. >>


“The quietest violin piece ever written.”
The New York Philharmonic and National Sawdust present MUTED, composed by Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe for Monica Germino after she was diagnosed with high sensitivity to sound. Experience this work for violin, “whisperviolin,” voice, and light design, with small groups of listeners in an intimate space.
Oct 8 & 9 Only, Limited Avail
National Sawdust
80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets $35
Also this weekend: Sound ON: Going Dutch, a new-music concert with a view of Central Park.
Sun, Oct 7, 3 PM, The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Tickets $45


sat: it’s national coffee day! score free coffee at participating locations of cinnabon, dunkin’ donuts, krispy kreme, and other chains. >>

sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. the big park (staten island). >>
black panther. seton falls park (bronx). >>
coco. fort greene park (fort greene). >>
lady and the tramp. cedar grove park (staten island). >>
ready player one. samuel seabury playground (ues). >>

sat 9:30am-6pm: the annual pagan pride day fest welcomes the harvest season with rituals, workshops, vendors, yoga, performances, raffles, and more. castle clinton (battery park), free admission. >>

sat 10am-5pm: shop household items, clothing, jewelry, books, cds, dvds, home-baked goods, and more from more than 60 stalls at the 104th street block association’s 29th annual yard sale. 104th st bet. west end ave + riverside dr. >>

sat 10am-8pm: the annual circle of sisters expo, the largest expo for women of color in nyc, hosts panel discussions, concerts, 200+ vendors, and more. jacob k. javits convention center (midtown west), $20 adv, more at the door. >>

sat 11am-6pm: things heat up at the brooklyn botanic garden’ 26th annual chile pepper festival, a day filled with combustible condiments, chile chocolates, food, live music, and more. due to the popularity of this event, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. brooklyn botanic garden (prospect heights/crown heights), $25 general, $20 seniors/students. >>

sponsored: sat 12-4pm: the sixth annual taste of gramercy neighborhood food festival boasts top restaurants, sponsors, raffle items, libations and treats on irving place in gramercy park. net proceeds will go to benefit healthy meal programs at local schools. save $10 in advance with promo code ‘skint-gna2018’ >>

sat 12-4pm: visit manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse at the annual family-friendly little red lighthouse festival. underneath the george washington bridge in fort washington park, free. >>

sat 1-4:30, 6-9:30pm: brooklyn wine fest is your all-access pass to over 100 styles of wine from 11 countries to try. tickets include unlimited samples of wine, a sample cup, great music, and access to delicious food, vendors and merchandise. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), save $20 in advance with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 1-5pm: 3d-printed radio-controlled boats compete in a ‘cargo’ delivery race at the fourth annual red hook regatta. valentino pier (red hook), free. >>

sat 1-7pm: the mighty mighty bosstones, sheer terror, killing time, and combust will play a benefit show to raise money for murphy’s law frontman jimmy g‘s medical bills. music memorabilia will be raffled off as well. tompkins square park (east village), free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat 2pm: janet jackson, the weeknd, shawn mendes, cardi b, janelle monáe, and john legend play the annual global citizen festival in central park. while the chance for earning free tickets has passed, the event will be live streamed, and it might be possible to hear from outside the main area. >>

sat 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: the happier hour: philosophy to make your life suck less, a monthly discussion series combining the perks of a bar happy hour with practical philosophy, takes on the topic of ‘discovery’ with philosophy professor and author elise crull, travel and food writer david farley, and scientist and comedian shannon odell. hosted by monica mccarthy. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘happierfriends’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

sat 5pm (monthly): the enclave reading series returns to club cumming with blogger jeremiah moss, author christopher stoddard, performer lara b. sharp, and musician barb morrison. club cumming (east village), free. >>

sat 5-8pm: tonight we dance with some help from the harlem swing dance society, the 18-piece harlem renaissance orchestra, and a dance lesson at 5pm. marcus garvey park (east harlem), free. >>

sat 5pm-midnight: eat all of the food at the bronx night market (5-10pm) and the queens international night market (6pm-midnight). free admission

sat 7pm: strand books celebrates banned book week with banned book bingo, hosted by non-binary drag queen sol. strand bookstore (union square), $15 admission includes food, a drink, and a $15 strand gift card. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from frank conniff (mst3k), katie hannigan (colbert), josh gondelman (last week tonight), matt koff (the daily show), and lorelei ramirez (the special without brett davis). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. big irv’s (williamsburg), $5-10. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): see what’s on display on stage at the exhibition, a comedy show set in the public arts space at the public hotel. tonight: rosebud baker (roast battle), pat regan (last comic standing), and more. hosted by michael cruz kayne and mary beth barone. happy hour prices until 8:30pm. public arts at public hotel (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand up by andy erikson (last comic standing), ayo edebiri (the rundown with robin thede), jay jurden (standup nbc), and jeff simmermon (the moth). hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
city of god (cidade de deus). herbert von king park (bed-stuy). >>
friday. habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 10am-7pm: broadway fans can meet stars and purchase theatre memorabilia for a good cause at the annual broadway flea market + grand auction, an annual fundraiser for broadway cares/equity fights aids. autographs tables + photo booths will be open 10am-2pm ($20-35). shubert alley (bet. w 44th + w 45th sts and broadway + 8th ave), free admission. >>

sun 11am-5pm: peruse 55 dealer (turn)tables at the vinyl revolution record show. bohemian hall + beer garden (astoria), $3 admission ($5 for 10am early entry). >>

sun 11:30am-6pm: ye olde annual medieval festival returns, turning fort tryon park and the area surrounding the cloisters into a market town filled with costumed jesters, jousters, jugglers, and more. free admission. >>

sponsored: sun 12-5pm: win prizes and see broadway performers at 92y’s street fest, which includes food and culture from around the world, free health screenings, activities for kids, a ceramics, fine arts and jewelry sale, and more. lexington ave from 79th to 94th sts, free admission. >>

sun 12-5pm: broad city’s abbi jacobson hosts a sale of original artwork from her books at a one-day pop-up, with 100% of the proceeds going to the aclu. 163 bowery (les). >>

sun 1-4pm: wash away the week at an ambient sound bath, with chilled-out music performed on modular synth, cello and acoustic guitar. byo mat. trans-pecos (ridgewood), $10 suggested donation. >>

sun 1-4pm: dockapella: hear pitch-perfect performances by seven university a cappella groups at robert f. wagner, junior park (battery park city). free. >>

sun 2pm: bestselling young adult + children’s author jacqueline woodson (brown girl dreaming) discusses her new middle-grade novel harbor me! with chelsea clinton at barnes + noble union square. wristbands for entry will be distributed with purchase of the book starting at 10am. >>

sun 4pm: the funny sexy sad reading series presents works that are just that by beth boyle machlan (the new york times), lana schwartz (the new yorker), fred carlos (the chris gethard show, gina ginsberg, and kara bohnenstiel. hosted by nate waggoner and amira pierce. branch ofc. (crown heights), free. >>

sun 4:30pm doors, 5pm show: (monthly): it’s just a show (a comedic variety show, that is), with early sets by gary richardson (snl), julia shiplett (crashing), bardia salimi (search party), sammy arechar, sherm jacobs, and sketch group ladies who ranch. hosted by harris mayersohn and jessy morner-ritt. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $8. >>

sun 6pm doors, 7pm show: astoria performance venue q.e.d. celebrates its four-year anniversary with a party and standup showcase where more than 40 comics will tell a single joke each. karaoke will follow. q.e.d. (astoria), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with myq kaplan (last comic standing), mike brown (comedy central), dan yang (comedy central), fareeha khan (mtv), and ross parsons. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: knit happens at the annual nyc yarn crawl, three days of discounts, trunk shows, and a scavenger hunt taking place at a dozen brooklyn and manhattan yarn stores. >>

fri thru sun: to commemorate the 15th anniversary of her passing, the woodlawn conservancy will host a celia cruz exhibition and concert, featuring costumes, wigs, personal photographs and a documentary video of ‘the queen of salsa.’ concert sunday at 3pm. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), free. >>

fri thru sun: experience icelandic culture during the return of taste of iceland, a multi-day festival of food, drinks, music, film and design. various locations and prices (most are free). >>

fri thru sun: see all the art at the annual bushwick open studios, three days of art shows, parties, and performances. >>

fri thru sun: 70 international galleries will showcase original paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints from more than 300 contemporary artists starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 general, $10 students/seniors, free friday 6-8pm. >>

fri thru sun: the 16th annual new york burlesque festival takes over six manhattan and brooklyn venues with 100 international performers, showcases and parties, a panel, and the ‘golden pastie’ awards ceremony. various venues, free-$35. >>

fri thru sun: go on the village trip, a festival of music, poetry, theatre and photography honoring the history and heritage of greenwich village, and including a free concert with suzanne vega, martha redbone and vickikristinabarcelona in washington square park on saturday. >>

fri thru 10/20: morrison hotel gallery presents a photo exhibition of iconic hip hop performers. morrison hotel gallery (soho), free admission. >>

fri thru 10/14: the 56th annual new york film festival features premiere and revival screenings, special events, filmmaker + talent appearances, and free talks. alice tully hall and film society of lincoln center (uws), $17-25 general, $12-20 students. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm (ends this weekend): 80 artists each took over a room across eight former military homes for the 11th annual 4heads governors island art fair. free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: move ahead to the forward union fair, an annual two-day social action info fair showcasing activist organizations, topical art installations, and public programs. red bull arts new york (chelsea), free. >>

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