thru 3/10/2024: something beautiful: reframing la colección exhibition: el museo del barrio (east harlem) will present 500 artworks by 90 artists, including new acquisitions and artist commissions, through rotating displays over the course of a year. the first rotation, opening 5/19, is organized in eight sections plus seven artist spotlights. $9 general, $5 seniors/students. >>

thru 11/12: nicholas galanin: in every language there is land / en cada lengua hay una tierra: artist nicholas galanin’s 30-ft tall steel sculpture, constructed using the material and scale of the us/mexico border wall, and spelling out the word ‘land’ in a format similar to robert indiana’s love sculpture, is on view at the empire fulton ferry lawn in brooklyn bridge park. >>

thru october: harry potter: the exhibition: choose your hogwarts house, wand, and patronus, and make your way through a new immersive harry potter exhibition in herald square. $29.99+. >>

thru 7/2: film series and events (various prices):
apple box short film festival at sva theatre (chelsea). fri 2-9pm. >>
queer cinema, top to bottom at museum of the moving image (lic). thru 7/2. >>
the films of david lynch at ifc center (lic). thru 6/1. >>

thru sun: welcome tall ship capitán miranda: the seaport is hosting the 1930 capitán miranda, a three-masted sail training tall ship of the uruguayan navy, and the public is welcome to come aboard for free tours. >>

thru sun: disney and pixar’s elemental experience: step into element city and check out disney and pixar’s elemental pop-up at brookfield place (battery park city). free admission. >>

thru sun: markets / shopping events:
dumbo ferry market. sun 12-8pm. >>
greenpointers open air fair at 2 noble street (greenpoint). 11am-6pm weekends thru 9/24. >>
urbanspace spring makers market at bryant park. fri thru sun (+ 5/26-29). >>
westbeth flea market at westbeth artists housing and center for the arts (west village). fri thru sun. >>

thru sun: outdoor fests + parades!:
17th of may norwegian day parade. bay ridge. sun 1:30pm. >>
asian american pacific islanders cultural heritage parade. sun 12-3pm. sixth ave from west 44th street to west 55th street (manhattan). >>
bayfest. emmons ave + e 27 street (sheepshead bay). sun 12-6pm. >>
bronx week parade and food + arts festival. sunday various times. >>
fabulous fifth avenue fair. fifth avenue from sterling street to 12th street (park slope). sun 11am-6pm. >>
greek jewish festival. broome street bet allen street + eldridge street (les). sun 12-6pm. >>
ninth avenue international food festival. ninth avenue between 42nd + 57th streets. sat + sun 10am-6pm. >>
saint george ukrainian festival. east 7th street bet. 2nd + 3rd aves. fri thru sun. >>
venezuelan cultural fest. culturelab lic. sat 2-9pm. >>
viking fest. owl’s head park (bay ridge). sat 10am-5pm. >>
west side campaign against hunger rocks the block. 86th st between west end ave + riverside drive. sun 12-4pm. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by glo butler (funny or die), jilberto soto (mariposas comedy), jenn lederer (sirius xm), chewy may, and anthony drew. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7:30pm: alison leiby and friends: comedian, writer, and producer alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel, oh god, a show about abortion) hosts an evening of laughs with some help from comics jay jurden, nora jefferies, noah savage, and jo firestone at union hall (park slope). $10 adv, $15 day of >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): unicorn tears: a sad queer + female-identifying comedy show: ‘laugh, cry, and unpack suppressed childhood trauma’ at lindsay thiesen and marisa riley’s comedy show. featuring vee lince (colbert), hoodo hersi (fallon), sara armour (buzzfeed), gara lonning (buzzfeed), and riley lassin (new york comedy festival). qed (astoria), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

fri 7:30pm: ¡vaya! latin band dance music series: carlitos padron – tributo a mi idolo: venezuelan-born percussionist and producer carlitos padron and his ensemble, rumberos del callejon, perform at tonight’s installment of lincoln center’s ¡vaya! latin band dance music series at the david rubenstein atrium (uws). free admission. >>

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fri 8:30pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: john f. o’donnell, myka fox, and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: jess salomon (fallon), lucie pohl (overwatch), laura sogar (don’t tell comedy), and aaron kaplan. the cobra club (bushwick), $5. >>

fri 8:30pm + 10pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: bitches on tape: 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 a special taping featuring wendy steiner, naomi karavani, and denise taylor. $10. >>

fri 10pm (+ 6/24): you are not alone: an uplifting show about depression: improvisers and artists that battle depression and mental illness in their day-to-day lives create scenes inspired by their personal experiences and show how laughter can be the best medicine. hosted by aaron gold and michael serpe. magnet theater (chelsea), $10. >>


sat thru 9/4: taylor swift: storyteller exhibition: the museum of arts and design (midtown west) presents a costume exhibition highlighting t-swift’s music video and concert ensembles worn over the years, along with props, jewelry, ephemera, and projections. $25 ticket includes admission to the exhibition and museum. >>

sat thru 6/27: seaport fit: hit the deck at a series of free outdoor fitness classes at south street seaport: power yoga (10:30am saturdays thru 6/24) and hiit (6:30pm tuesdays thru 6/27). >>

sat + sun: see all the art at these exhibitions/events:
atlantic ave artwalk at various locations along brooklyn’s atlantic avenue. sat thru 5/28. free admission. >>
clemente open studios at the clemente soto vélez cultural and educational center (les). sat 4-8pm, sun 2-6pm. free admission. >>
lic arts open studios at various locations in lic. sat + sun 12-5pm. free admission. >>
madison avenue gallery walk at various galleries along madison ave and side streets from east 57th to east 86th street. sat 11am-6pm. free admission. >>
ron english: now you see it at allouche gallery (soho). sat thru 6/18. free admission. >>

sat + sun: sacred sites open house: 37 nyc-area churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and meeting houses are opening their doors for self-guided and pre-booked tours during the landmarks conservancy’s annual sacred sites open house. free admission. >>

sat + sun (11am-2:30pm): free bike helmets: the department of transportation continues its bike helmet distribution program today, with an opportunity to get a personally fitted one at john jay park in lenox hill (sat) canceled and seward park in the les (sun). while supplies last. can’t make it? more dates should be announced weekly through early fall.

sat + sun (sat 7:30pm, sun 5:15pm): the fifth element: roxy cinema (tribeca) screens the fifth element, luc besson’s 1997 cult classic starring bruce willis, milla jovovitch, and gary oldman. $17. >>

sat 7am: rbc brooklyn half marathon: cheer on thousands of runners as they make the 13.1-mile journey from the brooklyn museum, grand army plaza, and prospect park to the coney island boardwalk. >>

sat 12pm: free ice cream: stop by the new häagen-dazs shop in lenox hill, where the first 500 folks will score free ice cream. >>

sat 12pm, 3pm: 17th annual dance parade and festival: 10,000 dancers from 160 dance organizations representing over 100 unique styles of dance will make their way down avenue of americas and parade across west 8th street and st. marks place to tompkins square park. free admission. >>

sat 12-6pm (+ 5/27): the new colossus festival: summer saturdays @ 18th ward brewing: bands take over 18th ward brewing in east williamsburg for a series of free, all-ages afternoon shows. 21+ to drink. >>

sat 12-8pm: sound mind music festival for mental health: artists, musicians, mental health organizations join forces in bushwick for an all-day street festival with purpose, featuring talks on mental health, live music performances by iron + wine, hiss golden messenger, langhorn slim, kamauu, and pom pom squad, dj sets by house of yes, sound sessions with yoga, meditation, and breathwork, and more. rain or shine. free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat 1pm (+ 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15): bike repair class: learn how to fix your bike and do simple maintenance and tune-ups with some help from the folks at nyc direct action environmental organization time’s up. outdoors at la plaza community garden (alphabet city), free. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): would you rather? comedy show: hosts maggie maxwell and andre medrano ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

sat 8pm: nyc master chorale: nyc master chorale presents ‘cor dulce, cor amabile,’ a concert featuring music of latin america and including a new commission at adler hall at the new york society for ethical culture (uws). use promo code ‘skint’ for 50% off advance tickets. >>

sat 8pm (season ends today): new york repertory orchestra 2022-23 season: the all-volunteer, community-based orchestra wraps the season with mahler’s adagietto from symphony no. 5, coleridge-taylor’s symphony in a minor, and bacewicz’s partita. the church of st. mary the virgin (times square), free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm, 10pm: littlefield’s 14th anniversary: the smiths and new order tribute parties: gowanus performance space littlefield celebrates 14 years with a bangin’ blowout featuring the smiths tribute nyc (8pm, $25-30) and a 40 years of ‘blue monday’ new order tribute dance party (10pm, free-$8). >>

sat 9:30pm (monthly): unpopular opinions: one year anniversary: three performers share unpopular opinions with 60 seconds to make their case. the catch? they have no idea what the opinion is going to be ahead of time. tonight: jeff hiller (somebody, somewhere), pixie aventura (drag me to dinner), and zach + drew (zach teague + drew lausch (alan cumming presents). hosted by peru. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up slices of new material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show. featuring rojo perez, zilla vodnas, che durena, george civeris, and sonia denis. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>


sun 8am: aids walk new york (8am sign-in opens, 9am dance warmup + opening ceremony, 10am walk): the world’s largest hiv/aids fundraising event, benefiting gmhc and other local aids service organizations, returns to central park. rain or shine. free to register, no fundraising minimum to participate. >>

sun 12pm : secrets in stone: discover the meanings of inverted torches, hourglasses with wings, empty beds, and more etched in the centuries-old monuments at green-wood cemetery’s walking tour. $25. >>

sun 2:30pm: contra dance in prospect park: brooklyn contra hosts its first outdoor dance of the year at prospect park’s concert grove pavilion, led by caller maia mccormick with live music by dance magnet. all levels welcome. intro lesson at 2:30pm. rain or shine. pay-what-you-wish admission (suggested: $15 general, $9 students). >>

sun 7pm (monthly): new tricks: good tales don’t age at this storytelling show where all of the performers are over 40. tonight’s theme: ‘first prom.’ hosted by adrianne frost (the moth storyslam champion). q.e.d. (astoria), $12. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): beanie babe comedy: the standups and the stuffed animals are full of beans at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, where a donation will get you a vintage beanie baby to take home. featuring josh wesson, gus constantellis, joanna borns, kara mia, and momo. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations optional). >>

sun 8pm (monthly) disasterpiece movie night: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths forgotten gems of the vhs years for a watch party complete with drinking games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s flick: 1998’s fatal deviation (4.7 / 10 imdb user rating). wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>


mon thru 8/27: van gogh’s cypresses exhibition: featuring 40 paintings and drawings, including wheat field with cypresses and the starry night, the met fifth ave presents the first exhibition to focus on the trees immortalized in vincent van gogh’s work. admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission: pay-what-you-wish for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($30 general, $22 seniors, $17 students otherwise). >>

mon + tues 5:30pm (+ 9/18, 9/25): american symphony orchestra chamber series at bryant park: american symphony orchestra’s annual chamber series returns to bryant park for a series of intimate concerts on the upper terrace. tonight’s program: ‘america unbound.’ free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm: lobby comedy: you’ll get an espresso martini included with your ticket purchase at the lobby comedy show. tonight, dan davies and chloe radcliffe host dylan adler (hulu), brittany carney (comedy central), nick pupo (hbo) and more. freehold brooklyn (williamsburg), $10. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): crystal queer comedy show: host and birthday boy griffin leeds presents a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at crystal lake (williamsburg), including jay jurden (the problem with jon stewart), emma willmann (netflix), dylan adler (hulu), samantha ruddy (fallon), and jess henderson (shrill). bonus: $6 happy hour all night. $10 admission. >>

mon 7:30pm + 9:30pm (monthly): movie musical mondays: a monthly series of iconic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing the 2023 season tonight with ken russell’s tommy (1975), starring the who. $18. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by leclerc andre (fallon), natasha vaynblat (comedy central), ayanna dookie (gotham comedy live), marcus monroe (andy kaufman award winner), and sketch group please don’t destroy. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 9:30pm: pop-op: a pop-culture talk show that pops off: jenny gorelick hosts a night of hot topics, panel discussions, and games that’s ‘part best week ever, part the view, part @midnight, part billy on the street, and part f*cked up.’ caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘popoff’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>


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