the skint is taking the holiday off, so here are your event listings through memorial day. we’ll be back to our regular schedule on tuesday. scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur thru the holiday (some start friday), including beach openings, where to bbq, free kayaking, theater for the new city’s lower east side festival of the arts, and more.


fri: our/vodka opens our/new york, the first legal distillery to open in manhattan since prohibition. the chelsea location includes a tasting room, bar and retail shop. >>

free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. frank d. o’connor playground (elmhurst). >>
despicable me. wolfe’s pond park (staten island). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. bensonhurst park. >>
lilies of the field. marcus garvey park (harlem). >>
moana. randall’s island park. >>
the seventh seal. long meadow at prospect park. >>
top gun. on the flight deck of the intrepid (midtown west). >>
toy story. williamsbridge oval park (bronx). >>

fri + sat various times: yellow barn music haul, a traveling stage made from a converted u-haul truck, returns to nyc for five free pop-up solo and ensemble concerts in manhattan, brooklyn, and queens. >>

fri 6pm (+ sat 12:30pm): have a high-flying time at sea (singular extreme actions), elizabeth streb extreme action company’s highly physical show combining dance, stunts, circus, boxing, and rodeo. brookfield place (fidi), free. >>

fri 6-9pm (+ sat 12-6pm): browse publications, original artwork, and editions from more than 40 exhibitors at the second annual brooklyn art book fair. mccarren park play center (williamsburg), free admission. >>

fri 6-10pm (fridays thru 9/14): catch the sunset at governors island, which will stay open late every friday thru summer. >>

fri 7pm: books are magic’s weirdd poetry reading series returns with readings by wren hanks (the rise of genderqueer), amy meng (bridled) and julia guez (the guardian), plus a wildcard lecture on the history of the universe in 15 minutes by daniel hernandez diaz. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

fri 7pm: get some bad advice from bad women (authors) as a dozen new and return guests read from their works at the reading series’s final installment tonight. hosted by charlotte shane (tigerbee press cofounder). liberty hall at the ace hotel (flatiron), free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): em’s damn good rogering is a show with standup, characters, and music aplenty, with demonstrations of said things by charlie bardey, sam regal, ayo edebiri, casy james salengo, eudora peterson, and andy bell. hosted by emma rogers. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

fri 7pm-midnight: the art world’s glass ceiling is challenged at women to the front (wttf), an immersive showcase of women artists, filmmakers, performers, and djs. bonus: free drinks. superchief gallery (ridgewood), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 7:30pm: ink is forever, but you only turn 16 once. tonight, brooklyn tattoo celebrates their sweet 16 anniversary with bands, merch, giveaways, a raffle, and more. littlefield (gowanus), free admission. >>

fri 7:45pm, 10:05pm (+ sat): writer-director-performer john cameron mitchell does q+a and extended intros at select screenings of his latest, how to talk to girls at parties. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors. >>

fri 8pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: a series of eerie existential short films, live music by tba, and an after party with free kettle one vodka and fever-tree drinks. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

fri 8pm: it’s your chance to rhyme at hip hop karaoke, where you’ll be backed up by beats, a dj and even a hypeman. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by mike recine (conan), samantha ruddy (reductress), chris james (vh1), paul hooper (axstv), and melissa stokoski (sirus xm). hosted by shelby taylor. 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 sean donnelly (conan), jeff scheen (laughs), janelle james (@midnight), andy haynes (comedy central), jeff simmermon (this american life), sarah kennedy, and nash rose. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9:30pm show: the regular comedy show takes up residence at williamsburg’s villain with a night of stand up by joe firestone (fallon), julio torres (snl), kenny deforest (comedy at the knitting factory), sean patton (comedy central), emmy blotnick (the president show), saurin choksi (brown privilege), and more. bonus: free brooklyn brewery beer. villain (williamsburg), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

fri 10pm: change channels and control your own dance party at a silent disco. the well (bushwick), $5-15 adv, $20 door (credit or debit card required to borrow headphones). >>

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

fri 11pm: dance yourself clean at the dance party named after an lcd soundsystem song and dedicated to indie pop and the likes of chvrches, charli xcx, purity ring, french horn rebellion, cut copy and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 11:30pm: flash back to the days of 90’s electronica and chemical beats at the praise you dance party. the knitting factory (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 adv/$15 dos otherwise. >>

fri midnight (+ 5/26): play drinking games to two movies with banging soundtracks, trainspotting (fri) and repo man (sat). videology (williamsburg), $12. >>


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. william f. passannante ballfield (greenwich village) and crotona park (bronx).
finding dory. gorman playground (jackson heights). >>
jaws. franklin d. roosevelt boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. franz sigel park (bronx) and p.s. 249 (prospect park south).
spider-man: homecoming. sol bloom playground (uws). >>

sat 11am-5pm: leading up to the national puerto rican day parade in june, the 152nd street cultural festival fills the bronx’s 152nd street and jackson ave with food, live music, dancing, and more. free admission. >>

sat 2-10pm (monthly thru september): set it off at the makossa brooklyn cookout dance parties, returning for a ninth season to our wicked lady (bushwick). free before 4pm with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

sat 2-10pm: elsewhere kicks off its rooftop party season with music by branko, uproot andy, alex pasternak, and dj wawa. elsewhere (bushwick), $10-20. >>

sat 6-10pm (runs thru 6/17): the 21st iteration of the re: art show, an evolving group exhibition held in the former pfizer pharmaceuticals factory in south williamsburg, opens with works and performances from 60 artists tonight. free. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians share jokes and stories about their high school days and participate in an actual lesson with a real teacher/expert. this month’s lesson is the visual system, with neuroscientist ashley juavinett. hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $8 adv, $10 door). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): funny folks from all over share stories about where they’re from and the journeys that led them to nyc at the transplants comedy show. tonight: leah bonnema (ifc), kerryn feehan (trutv), jon fisch (colbert), graham kay (siriusxm), and more. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), frank conniff (mst3k), leah bonnema (ifc), sean patton (comedy central), morgan miller (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), and dean delray (let there be talk). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. gamba forest gallery (greenpoint), $5-15. >>

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: chris gethard, cole escola, robby hoffman, paris sashay, chris distefano, and more. happy hour prices until 8:30pm. public arts at pubic hotel (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: julia weldon and ryan luce play a free show at knitting factory (williamsburg). >>

sat 8pm: storytellers become unleashed at big irv’s pet detective agency, a storytelling benefit for our furry friends. hosted by adam selbst (mcsweeney’s). big irv’s (williamsburg), pay-what-you-can (all proceeds go to the aspca). >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand up by mike brown (full frontal with samantha bee), hannah boone (adult swim), shane torres (conan), and eudora peterson (the special without brett davis). hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: a series of dark and twisted animated short films, live music by tba, and an after party with free corona, kettle one vodka and fever-tree drinks. industry city, $16. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:45pm show: go behind the music at a live podcast taping with dj spinna and producer easy mo bee (big daddy kane, notorious b.i.g., tupac, alicia keys, miles davis), followed by a dance party. $10 show, $15 party. >>

sat 11pm: get a sugar rush at candi pop, a bubblegum pop dance party whose main ingredient is pop music guilty pleasures. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 11pm: djs alex english, axel von wuthenau and connie spin depeche mode, joy division, the cure, nitzer ebb, and more at the music for the masses darkwave party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain underpants. the painter’s playground (rego park). >>
school daze at habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 11am-5pm: the annual loisaida festival celebrates puerto rican and latino culture with a day of music, performances, arts, and food. avenue c bet. 6th st + 12th st (east village/alphabet city). >>

sun 12-5pm: you don’t need a plane ticket (but you could win one) to attend the 17th annual passport to taiwan festival, a taiwanese american heritage week celebration filled with food, performances, activities for kids, and more. union square north, free admission. >>

sun 2-10pm: get your all-day dance on at these outdoor dance parties: tiki disco at bushwick’s the well (2-10pm, $10+) and mister sunday at ridgewood’s nowadays (3-9pm, $15-20).

sun 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly): it’s just a show (a comedic variety show, that is), with sets by shane torres, mara wiles, dan gill, fareeha khan, jake head, and nick nemeroff. hosted by harris mayersohn and jessy morner-ritt. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: move over, webmd. at the i’m a doctor now! show, storytellers and comedians who can’t stop self-diagnosing describe their ailments to an actual doctor. hosted by sarah burton and allie kokesh. caveat (les), $10. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with janelle james (@midnight), david tveite (last comic standing), lucas connolly (comedy central), and cw headley. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sun 8pm: comedians with little cooking experience will teach the audience how to do just that at the live! from! snackland! show. babycastles (chelsea), $5-10 sliding scale. >>

sun 8pm: get charged up for dbz nyc, a dragon ball-centric night of ping-pong, video game tournaments, cosplay, giveaways, and more. spin new york (flatiron), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 8:30pm: comedians read their own takes on how they think they’ll be remembered when they’re gone at the my obituary show. featuring jess dweck (big mouth), nicole silverberg (reductress), evan waite (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), sean crespo (full frontal with samantha bee), and dina hashem (conan). hosted by mike drucker. q.e.d. (astoria), $7. >>

sun 9pm: treat your sunday night fever with sick beats, funk, soul, disco, and r+b at house of yes (bushwick). free with rsvp, $10 without. >>


mon various times: memorial day parades mark the holiday in the bronx, brooklyn, queens, and staten island. >>

mon 2pm-midnight: bushwick’s house of yes hosts their third annual yes memorial day party, with tunes from eli escobar and david kiss, plus bbq (meat and veg options) while supplies last. free-$8 adv, $10 door. >>

mon 2:30pm: hear the music of leonard bernstein, fred ebb, louis moreau gottschalk, and other ‘permanent residents’ performed by the interschool orchestras symphonic band and orchestra at green-wood cemetery’s annual memorial day concert. free admission. >>

mon 3pm-midnight: eat to the beats at the annual beats + bbq mid-spring fling, featuring nine djs and free food with purchase of a beverage. lp ‘n harmony (williamsburg), free admission. >>

mon 7pm (monthly): fail better with some help from quitters, a comedy and storytelling show that features tales of walking away from something and performances of abandoned material. tonight, the show ironically celebrates its one-year anniversary with guests brian agler (mcsweeney’s), grace spelman (buzzfeed), and more. bonus: share your own story for a chance to win a free drink. hosted by ian goldstein (splitsider) and sam corbin (the new yorker). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

mon 7-11pm (weekly): hot jazz, swing and blues bands, djs, burlesque, and a free beginner’s dance lesson bring some swank to your mondays at the jazz haus soirée. tonight: music by king solomon hicks and dj odysseus bailer, plus burlesque by dandy dillinger. bierhaus nyc (midtown east), free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): roast battle meets debate club for barbra streisand vs. judy garland: a battle of the divas, where comedians and pop culture experts square off via debates, screaming matches, and drag performances. hosted by christi chiello and matteo lane. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

mon 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins, returns with stand up by molly austin (trutv), daniel simonsen (bbc), whitmer thomas (comedy central), dan st. germain (fallon), and more. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the savage comedy show includes stand up by rojo perez (conan), harrison greenbaum (conan), myka fox (comedy central), rachel sennott (funny or die), and lillian devane (nerdist). hosted by lizzie martinez (funny or die), hoff matthews (comedy central), and brandon scott wolf (best time ever with neil patrick harris). bonus: chances to win free drinks and local show tickets with email rsvp. fawkner (cobble hill/boerum hill), free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the side ponytail comedy show features stand up by jono zalay (comedy central ‘comic to watch’), sharron paul (neurotica), noa osheroff (speak american), and michael svetich (the new yorker). hosted by julia shiplett. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

mon 8pm free outdoor movie: the warriors (1979). our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg). >>

mon 8pm (tickets distribution starts at 6pm): the new york philharmonic’s annual free memorial day concert at the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights) includes performances of vaughan williams’s fantasia on a theme by thomas tallis and saint-saëns’s organ symphony. >>

mon 9pm: (monthly): the pairs n chairs benefit variety show presents three pairs of performing artists doing a range of sets. tonight: comedy by rachel pegram + daniel liu, music by ekim + gawain and the green knight, and burlesque by maddie cake + anita baretta. hosted by cassidy graves + jessy yates. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5-10 suggested donation benefits national adapt + lysistrata mutual care collective and fund. >>

mon 11pm (weekly): alt comics do standup, characters, and other weirdness at the dirty laundry comedy show, this week featuring hari kondabolu (the problem with apu), jacqueline novak (fallon), harrison greenbaum (america’s got talent), sam jay (snl), jared freid (mtv), brett davis (the special without brett davis), and host morgan miller. ucb hell’s kitchen (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

all weekend

fri 6pm-1am, sat 12pm-1am, sun 6pm-1am: a performance marathon of theater, music, dance, cabaret, poetry, and more by dozens of performers comes to theater for the new city’s 23d annual lower east side festival of the arts. free admission. >>

sat-mon (ongoing): memorial day weekend outdoor activities hit list: >>
beaches officially open for the season! gothamist shares their top picks.
riis park beach bazaar is now open. >>
coney island’s astro tower and art walls return.
designated bbq areas in parks. >>
governors island is open all weekend. >>
free kayaking at piers 26 and 96.
fleet week continues. >>

sat + sun various times: volunteer in your community for it’s my park day parks and public spaces service projects. >>

sat + sun 9am-5pm (weekends): though it’s technically in williamsburg, the bushwick inlet popup park brings a little extra green to brooklyn, plus free yoga (sundays at 10am thru 9/23) and upcoming events including movie screenings, live music, and ultimate frisbee. kent ave bet n 9th + n 10th streets >>

sat 12-10pm, sun 12-8pm, mon 12-8pm: the brooklyn academy of music’s annual danceafrica festival marks the return of the danceafrica bazaar, an outdoor market featuring more than 150 food, clothing, and craft vendors. rain or shine. ashland pl + lafayette ave (fort greene), free admission. >>

sat thru mon 12-6pm (+ 6/2-3): the twice-yearly washington square outdoor art exhibit sidewalk art show, returns for its 88th year. university place from e. 13th street to waverly place (greenwich village). free admission. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: $7 carnegie hall tickets ($110 value): don’t miss a powerful double-bill of haydn’s creation and american composer dan forrest’s jubilate deo with the masterwork festival chorus, professional soloists, and new york city chamber orchestra on monday evening, june 11 at 8:00pm. >>

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