cultural fests / food events / markets / shopping events (free admission, unless noted otherwise):

free doughnuts for national doughnut day (friday) at krispy kreme (no purchase necessary) and dunkin’ (with purchase of any beverage). >>

eighth annual sunset park puerto rican parade + festival. fifth ave from 59th street to 44th street in sunset park, brooklyn. sun 5-9pm. >>

67th annual national puerto rican day parade: fifth ave from 44th street to 79th street (manhattan). sun 11am. >>

116th street festival: 116th street + 3rd ave (manhattan). sat 10am-5pm. >>

7th annual the bronx book festival: fordham plaza. sat 8am-6pm. >>

church street school for music and arts ’s annual block party: 41 church street (tribeca). sun 12-4pm. >>

hare krishna parade and festival: fifth ave from 45th street to 8th street and washington square park. sat 11am-7pm. >>

malikah’s astoria halal fest: steinway street from 28th ave to 25th ave (astoria, queens). sat 1-6pm. donations welcome. >>

pride-themed events (free admission, unless noted otherwise): >>

brooklyn pride: street festival (sat 11am-5pm) and twilight parade (sat 7:30-10pm) in park slope. >>

big summer pride twirl!: brooklyn bridge park’s pier 3 plaza. sat 4-9pm. >>

funky reggae house party presents a brooklyn pride carnival: brooklyn museum. sat 7pm. $25 adv, $30 door. >>

gemini + scorpio’s dynasty brooklyn pride afterparty: gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus). sat 8pm-1am. free with rsvp (donations welcome). >>

hot rabbit’s brooklyn pride lgbtq+ dance party: lot 45 (bushwick). sat 1-9pm. $25+. >>

kidding around: pride family picnic: the high line at 14th street (meatpacking district). sat 10am-1pm. >>

love trans-mission speed dating mixer and dance party: dromedary: coming out (bushwick). sat 4-10pm. $12.51. >>

the library after hours: pride edition: stephen a. schwartzman building (midtown). fri 7-10pm. pay-what-you-wish ($15 suggested). >>

woof fest: paws for pride: manhattan west plaza (midtown west). sat 12-3pm. >>


fri free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
creed iii at renaissance playground (harlem) >>
final set (5ème set) at washington square park (greenwich village) >>
zoolander at mccarren park (williamsburg) >>

thru 6/23: 23rd annual river to river festival: downtown manhattan’s largest free summer arts festival returns with 13 projects of live art, performances, and participatory events in public spaces in lower manhattan and governors island. this year’s festival explores themes of resonance, reconsideration, and resistance. free admission. >>

thru 6/16: tribeca festival: the annual festival returns with a packed schedule of movie and tv shows screenings, music, gaming, immersive programs, and more. various locations and prices. >>

thru sun (fri 6pm, sat + sun 3pm): prelude in the parks: performances for the planet: the martin e. segal theatre center at the graduate center cuny presents a city-wide, three day pop-up festival of environmental-themed performances by artists addressing environmental and climate change issues. various parks and gardens in all five boroughs, free admission. >>

thru sun: astoria park carnival: the annual astoria park carnival returns to the robert f. kennedy bridge area with rides, games, and food. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sponsored: fri + sat (fri 8pm, sat 1pm + 8pm): the rhythms of india with the jlco and wynton marsalis: the jazz at lincoln center orchestra with wynton marsalis presents ‘rhythms of india.’ in collaboration with master indian artists – flautist jay gandhi, tabla artist anubrata chatterjee, ghatam artist ghatam umashankar, and vocalists malini awasthi and roopa mahadevan – the jlco bonds the melodies and rhythms of raga-based music and different folk styles with the tradition of jazz – a union poised to captivate audiences of all ages. witness this vibrant exchange of ideas and celebration of diversity! save 25% with promo code ‘skint’ >>

fri + sat (7:30pm): tuesday with julia louis-dreyfus, lola petticrew, and daina o. pusić in-person: angelika film center hosts a pair of screenings of daina o. pusić’s tuesday, followed by in-person q+a with pusić and stars julia louis-dreyfus and lola petticrew. $19 general, $17.50 seniors >>

fri 10am-9pm: first friday at poster house: enjoy free admission, extended hours, and programing at poster house’s first friday. tonight’s programming inlcudes drag performers competing for miss poster house nyc 2024, a drop-in pride poster-making workshop, a screening of zoolander, and more. note: some activities require separate, paid tickets to participate. poster house (flatiron) >>

fri 6:30pm (fridays thru 6/28): sunset on the hudson music series: catch a concert accompanied by the sunset at hudson river park’s long-running music series, sunset on the hudson. this year’s concerts will feature queer and bipoc artists at pier 45 (west village). tonight: batalá new york, an all-women, black-led percussion ensemble. free admission. >>

fri 7pm: tiffany d. jackson: storm: dawn of a goddess: ya author tiffany d. jackson presents her newest book, storm: dawn of a goddess, an origin story of the x-men’s storm, at p+t knitwear bookstore (les). $5 admission can be applied towards purchase of the book or any item in the café, $23 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): immigrant jam comedy: german-born, nyc-raised comedian and actor lucie pohl (overwatch) celebrates all things cross-cultural, international, and delightfully different during the immigrant jam stand-up show, featuring immigrant and first generation comedians. tonight’s lineup reps reps china, colombia, cuba, the czech republic, india, germany, jamiaca, and romania with danish maqbool, alex pavone, dina hashem, martin urbano, and marcela onyango. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘jamily’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 7pm (+ 6/14) bryant park picnic performances: contemporary dance: bryant park’s annual series of free outdoor theater, dance, and music performances continues with evenings of contemporary dance, featuring david dorfman dance, ronald k. brown and his company evidence, and more. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about where they came from and how they got here at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by harris alterman, jon moskowitz, maggie lalley, shafi hossain, jessica levin, and fabiana mattedi. hosted by leland long. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>

fri 8pm: silver lake shorts + cartuna presetn: a blessed brooklyn union: silver lake shorts, a los angeles-based nonprofit screening series, teams up with cartuna, a brooklyn-based indie animation studio, for a showcase of original shorts from indie animators, filmmakers, and comedians. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

fri 8:30pm: bad trip storytelling show: three-year anniversary show: comedians take a night off from stand-up to share their most personal and cringey stories at bad trip, a storytelling comedy show hosted by joey rinaldi, sam wolff, and james donlon. after each performance, the audience is invited to ask the performer questions about the story they just heard. brooklyn comedy collective (east williamsburg), $10. >>

fri 8:30pm: 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 toler wolfe, chloe la branche, vanessa jackson, juliana rodrigues, dan carney, and alex handy. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 8:30pm: combover comedy in a barbershop: take a seat at otis + finn barbershop (lic), where mike albanese, alex pavone, and mahesh kotagi host an evening of cutting-edge comedy. tonight’s show features adrienne iapalucci (netflix), dave merheje (ramy), mehran khaghani (last comic standing), and richie redding (gotham comedy live). bonus: byob plus complimentary drinks. $9.85 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $17.85). >>


sat thru 9/15: 10th queensboro dance festival: the annual queensboro dance festival presents free performances and classes across queens, featuring queens-based dance companies of diverse cultures and styles. >>

sat thru 9/14: north brooklyn community boathouse free public paddling: twice a month, the volunteer-run nbcb is offering public paddling at queens landing boathouse and environmental center (lic) and manhattan avenue street end park (greenpoint). alternating between 29-foot canoes and sit-on-top kayaks, the public paddles are free and open to all (minimum height requirement of 4’10” on kayak trips). >>

sat thru 8/31 (sundays at 10am): domino park summer fitness series: williamsburg’s wterfront domino park is offering free pilates, dance cardio, and ‘signature’ classes every saturday morning at the flex field. all levels welcome. >>

sat thru 8/17: 46th annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival: nyc’s longest-running, free, outdoor performing arts festival returns to the lena horne bandshell in prospect park with concerts, films, dance, and more for 10 weeks. saturday’s free family day season opener: the halluci nation, xiuhtezcatl and asase yaa youth ensemble at 4pm. gates open one hour prior to start time for all events. >>

sat + sun (11am-6pm): five points festival: vendors of designer toys, stickers, street art, indie comics, pins, and more fill zero space (gowanus) for two days. $30-40 admission. >>

sat + sun (sat 11am-10pm, sun 11am-5pm): figment festival: staten island’s snug harbor cultural center + botanical garden (a 5-minute bus ride or 10-minute bike ride from the staten island ferry) hosts the annual interactive figment festival, a showcase of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. free admission. >>

sat + sun (9pm): the drunk texts: merry buster of ghosts: random access theatre’s thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation, and audience participation. this weekend, just in time for the 40th anniversary of the film, the team tackles the merry busters of ghost, andrew sandford’s shakespearean update of ghostbusters. the rat (dumbo), $12. >>

sat 11am-8pm: punk island: more than 60 punk bands take over six stages on randall’s island for the annual all-day punk island festival. all ages. free admission. >>

sat 7:30pm: molly brenner: inhibited: comedian molly brenner performs material she was previously afraid to say on stage. with supporting sets by isabel hagen (fallon), kc shornima (snl), and sabeen sadiq (perfect daughter). union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 7:30pm: a night of cinematic sounds with library of the occult records: library of the occult, a london-based record label for ‘esoteric electronics, dungeon jazz, and wizard psych sounds,’ hops the pond for their first american show at the bowery electric (east village), featuring performances by modified magic, dream division, timothy fife, and renato montenegro. $12 adv, $15 day of. >>

sat 7:45pm doors: rooftop films summer series: cemetery shorts: rooftop films presents an evening of short films that ponder the heartbreak and humor of death, with pre-show live music from kitba, a science on screen presentation, a post-screening q+a with filmmakers, and a reception. green-wood cemetery, $18. >>

sat 8pm: hot gossip comedy show: jonathan van halem (clickhole) hosts an evening of stand-up comedy featuring judah friedlander (30 rock), pat regan (comedy central), depths of wikipedia, hotel art thief, and jo sunday. littlefield (gowanus), get 2 tickets for $24 with promo code ‘bogo’ (reg. $24 each). >>

sat 8pm: saved by the 90s with the bayside tigers: for a 90s party that is ‘all that and a bag of chips,’ spend your evening with 90s music cover band the bayside tigers, who’ll play through your favorite turn-of-the-millennium tunes from the beastie boys to the spice girls and beyond. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $20. >>

sat 8pm doors: london calling – brit glam punk live tribute: michael t presents a brit glam punk live tribute to ziggy stardust, t. rex, the london suede, and sex pistols. 2 for $25 tickets until the day of the show, $15 adv each otherwise. >>

sat 8:30pm: a magical hour with kelly + tracy: comedians kelly bachman (fx, hulu, the new york times) and tracy mcclendon (mtv, black women in comedy laff fest) perform 30 minute stand-up sets at eris (east williamsburg). bonus: free tarot pulls will be offered to folks who purchase tickets in advance (redeem at the door at 8pm before the show). $12 adv, $15 day of. >>

sat 8:30pm free outdoor movie (weather permitting): scott pilgrim vs. the world at the rink at rockefeller center (midtown). >>


sun 11am (+ 6/15, 6/23): queer history walking tour of the lower east side: trace the queer history of the lower east side back to the 1800s on a walking tour co-created by natalie hill, salonee bhaman, daniel walber, erin reid, jimmy fay, and henry street settlement public historian katie vogel. henry street settlement (les), free-$20. >>

sun 11am-3pm: urbanglass summer open studios: see glassblowing demos, make some art, and more at urbanglass’s 17,000 sq. ft. fort greene studio space. activities are free-$75. >>

sun 2-5pm (+ 6/14, 6/16): scandinavian music festival in fort tryon park: members of the new york scandia symphony and guest artists present a series of three outdoor concerts with a view at fort tryon park’s billings lawn (washington heights). blankets welcome. free admission. >>

sun 3-7pm: textile arts center open stuido and quinceañerx: textile arts center celebrates its 15th anniversary wtih a community exhibition, live felting and weaving performances, snacks + drinks, and more. textile arts center (gowanus), free admission. >>

sun 3:15pm: julia scotti: funny that way: new plaza cinema @ the macaulay honors college (uws) hosts a screening of julia scotti: funny that way, a 2021 portrait of 72 year old transgender comedian julia scotti, followed by a discussion with scotti, filmmaker susan sandler, and writer, actor, and comedian julie klausner (difficult people). $15 general, $12 seniors/students. >>

sun 3:30pm (+ 7/14, 8/11, 9/8): bang on a can music series at the noguchi museum: bang on a can and the noguchi museum present a series of hour-long concerts in the museum’s first floor galleries. today: david grubbs and wendy eisenberg. the noguchi museum (lic), free with regular museum admission ($16 general, $6 seniors/students. >>

sun 4-9pm: lazy daze at brooklyn bridge park: the soul of yacht rock: brooklyn bridge park’s sunday afternoon lazy daze series presents ‘the soul of yacht rock,’ a panel discussion and dj set dedicated to the legacy of yacht rock. moderated by scott barkham, the panel includes gary katz (producer, steely dan) and dj rich medina. picnic blankets are welcome. pier 6 liberty lawn, free admission. >>

sun 5pm: mess with marie faustin and sydnee washington: podcast hosts marie faustin and sydnee washington invite guests to unpack some of their personal mess, large or small, and decide if the situation presented qualifies as ‘mess’ or just ‘living’. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

sun 5:30pm: fireside mystery theatre: old-time radio-styled audio drama and podcast, fireside mystery theatre, presents ‘by the light of the moon.’ a collection of three stories set when the moon is full, tonight’s podcast will be performed and recorded live with a full cast, sound effects, and an improvised musical score. the slipper room (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sun 6pm (monthly): public victories: two-year anniversary show: from running the dishwasher to running a marathon, performers and one audience member will share true stories about personal triumphs great and small at the public victories storytelling show. featuring faye treacy, andrea coleman, and anya jones. hosted by mary-alice mcnab. young ethel’s (park slope), free (donations welcome). >>

sun 7pm: movie surfers presents: but i’m a cheerleader: watch along and play trivia and drinking games with a trio of comedians as they dive into a screening of but i’m a cheerleader (1999), starring natasha lyonne, clea duball, michelle williams, and rupaul at crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg). $5 admission. >>

sun 7:30pm: t4t: two-year transgender comedy anniversary spectacular: t4t comedy, a monthly all-transgender standup show at metropolitan bar in williamsburg, celebrates its two-year anniversary with a blowout show at the bell house (gowanus) that boasts a lineup of 80+ transgender comedians. hosted by ella yurman and terrence dugan. $15. >>

sun 8pm: amy zimmer’s improv/comedy experiment: writer, actor, and comedian amy zimmer (adult swim) presents a night of new comedic scenes and performances, with the help of ana fabrega, ike ufomadu, john reynolds, richard perez, and others. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day of. >>

sun 8pm: take r/advice: a live reddit advice show: hosts of the great hang podcast, comedians myka fox and tim mclaughlin, subject their guests to the weirdest, dumbest, and most socially inept questions asked on reddit, then give their ‘advice.’ tonight’s panel includes bonnie mcfarlane (fallon) adrienne iapalucci (netflix), and matt koff (the daily show). the gutter (williamsburg), $10. >>


mon thru 6/27: ars nova ant fest: ars nova’s annual ‘all new talent’ (ant) festival presents 15 new shows from indie theater, comedy, music and hybrid theater artists. ars nova theater (hell’s kitchen), $5+ name your price admission (100% of ticket revenue goes to the show’s lead artists). >>

mon thru 6/30: sing for hope pianos: the annual sing for hope pianos program places artist-designed pianos in public spaces for anyone to play. this year’s kick-off event (6/10 at 12pm) takes place at fosun plaza (28 liberty street) with performances by on site opera, laguardia high school girls chorus, sing for hope youth chorus, and harlem chamber players quartet, and will be hosted by alex garfin, sing for hope youth ambassador and superman + lois star. on tuesday, 6/11, the pianos will be moved to outdoor sites in manhattan, brooklyn, the bronx, and queens for the public to enjoy thru the end of the month. >>

monday: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
chico + rita at the hudson (inwood) >>
forrest gump at bryant park lawn (midtown) >>

sponsored: mon 7:30pm: julia louis-dreyfus in conversation at symphony space: eleven-time emmy award–winning actress and legendary comedian julia louis-dreyfus (veep) sits down with josh horowitz (mtv, comedy central) for a special live edition of the happy sad confused podcast! don’t miss this lively and intimate conversation with the beloved star about her illustrious career and latest a24 film, tuesday, which hits theaters june 14th. skint readers can get a $15 ticket on tier 2 tickets using promo code ‘julia’ >>

sponsored: mon 8pm: carnegie hall for $9: join manhattan concert productions at carnegie hall for an evening of sophisticated sounds: lux! joseph svendsen will take to the podium to conduct the masterwork festival chorus and new york chamber orhcestra in an ethereal rendition of morten lauridsen’s lux aeterna. the evening will also feature a performance from reddam house umhlanga college choir, a premiere choral ensemble from umhlanga, south sfrica. use promo code ‘tsk43137’ for $9 tickets (up to a $110 value!). facility or service fee may be applied. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: the crown heights bar and beer garden presents an evening of new fiction by authors teddy wayne (the winner), tyriek white (we are a haunting), gina chung (green frog), emma copley eisenberg (housemates), elwin cotman (weird black girls), and temim fruchter (city of laughter). books will be available for purchase by unnameable books. free admission. >>


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