fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco at highbridge park (washington heights) >>
free solo at central park (rsvp required) >>
love and monsters at carroll park (carroll gardens) >>
monster house at juniper valley park (middle village) >>
the boss baby at naples playground (staten island) >>
the goonies at bronx park amphitheatre >>
the little mermaid at corlears hook park (les) >>
the neutral ground at jackie robinson park (harlem) >>

fri thru 12/23: gordon parks: a choice of weapons: presented in conjunction with the upcoming release of the hbo documentary a choice of weapons: inspired by gordon parks, a new photography exhibition traces the career of groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker gordon parks, whose works focused on social justice, race relations, the civil rights movement, and the african american experience. howard greenberg gallery (midtown), free. >>

fri thru 10/17: fleurs de villes: rosé: hudson yards gets tickled pink with an exhibition of 10-foot tall mannequins dolled up in fashionable attire made of flowers by 20+ nyc florists. located on level 1, the show is presented in support of the breast cancer research foundation and also includes a series of design talks, floral workshops, and more. free to view (workshop prices vary). >>

fri-sun (various times): movement headquarters: love letter: an evolving dance installation by movement headquarters artistic director barry kerollis tours parks throughout manhattan, queens, and brooklyn, with dancers performing five movements of choreography inspired by nyc and its residents. a free, all-levels movement class will accompany each performance. various locations, free. >>

fri-sat (various times): international contemporary ensemble: grounds – a devised opera installation: a new interdisciplinary performance melds theater, opera, immersive installations, and site-specific art to retell the history of new york through an inclusive feminist lens, focusing on female-identifying icons from brooklyn like shirley chisholm, ruth bader ginsburg, and emily warren roebling. bush terminal park and 59th st + 6th ave (brooklyn), free. >>

sponsored: fri 7pm: john lithgow, a confederacy of dumptys: with the third installment of his bestselling collection of smart, satirical, and hilarious poetry, john lithgow takes on political scoundrels once again! the award-winning actor, author, and illustrator is joined by matthew rhys (perry mason) for a deep dive into american history with readings, art, and conversation. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space (uws), tickets come with a copy of a confederacy of dumptys. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): nerd nite: be there and be square. nerd nite returns for another night of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks about about weird weapons various militaries almost built (such as bat bombs…as in bombs filled with bats), a primer on nfts, and a game where math and consciousness meet. littlefield (gowanus), $12 for the presentations at 8:15pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

fri 7pm (+ sat): crown heights film festival: this year’s crown heights film festival highlights eight indie shorts by local filmmakers, followed by an after party with wine and live music. fivemyles gallery (crown heights), free admission. >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about nyc and their hometowns at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by mia faith hammond, espi rivadeneira, sam evans, and more. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 7:30pm-2am: computer pop!: soak up synthetic sights and sounds at livecoding community’s algorave. wonderville (bushwick), $10-20 sliding scale admission. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): stand up à la mode: add something cool to your night out when the stand up à la mode comedy show takes the stage at local ice cream shops. fri + sat: ample hills creamery gowanus, $10 admission includes a free small ice cream. >>

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 kelly bachman (hulu), nataly aukar (hbo), alingon mitra (colbert), django gold (colbert), emily winter (one day smarter), and olga namer (gotham city live). free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 10pm: cuffing season: a receipts and ok, stupid live podcast recording: the hosts of the receipts and ok, stupid podcasts team up for a live recording, crossover episode where they set up comedians and a real-life couple on blind dates. union hall (park slope), $10. >>


Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the historic Great Hall of The Cooper Union on Monday, Oct. 11, 7pm with Grammy Award–winning composer, 2021 Helen Merrill award-winning playwright, actor, choreographer, eagle dancer, and hoop dancer Ty Defoe (Giizhig). Ty, who is from the Oneida and Ojibwe Nations, interweaves artistic projects with social justice, indigeneity, trans rights, Indigi-Queering, and environmentalism. As part of the“We Will Always Be Here” program, he will be joined by several other artists, all members of Tribal Nations, for the evening which will feature music, dance, and film in an effort to celebrate unity for Native Peoples and amplify voices past, present, and future. These include Grammy-nominated cellist/vocalist/composer and world music artist Dawn Avery, vocalist, actress, percussionist, and choreographer Joan Henry, actor Jake Hart, Eagle Project theater company founder Opalanietet, and actor Tanis Parenteau, among others.

Registration details are HERE.

Registration is required for this free public program. Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask indoors.


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


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.

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