for information on beaches, pools, bbq areas, and other outdoor activities, check out our ongoing events page here. >>


fri thru 10/3: the new woman behind the camera: the metropolitan museum of art new exhibition charts the work of 120+ trailblazing women from over 20 countries who forged careers as photographers and transformed the medium from the 1920s-50s. the exhibition includes works by margaret bourke-white, lola álvarez bravo, louise dahl-wolf, dorothea lange, helen levitt, lee miller, tsuneko sasamoto, homai vyarawalla, and many others. pay-what-you-wish admission for new york state residents and ny, nj, and ct students ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students otherwise). >>

fri thru 9/4: late nights at governor’s island: take in a picturesque harbor sunset and go for a stroll under the stars on governor’s island, now open until 10pm every friday and saturday thru labor day weekend. free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3. note: ferry service during extended hours is only available from the battery maritime building at 10 south street in manhattan). >>

fri thru 7/31: light leaks: space is the place for ‘light leaks,’ an immersive art experience where you’ll enter a room filled with disco balls and millions of shifting points of light. city point (downtown brooklyn), $10. >>

fri thru sun (10am-9pm): 50th annual international african arts festival: fort greene’s commodore barry park comes alive with music, dance, food vendors, brooklyn’s largest african marketplace, and more. donation-based admission. >>

fri 3:30-6pm, sun 10am-12pm, mon 3:30-6pm (mondays, fridays, and sundays thru 8/30): free roller skating hours at brooklyn bridge park: ready to roll? soak up waterfront views of downtown nyc as you skate around brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2. free admission (normally $6-10), $7 for skate rental (or byo). >>

fri 5-7pm (fridays thru 7/30): live at the archway: catch harmony-driven folk trio the maybelles live under the manhattan bridge at tonight’s installment of live at the archway, a happy hour concert series curated by jan bell of the brooklyn americana music festival. dumbo archway, free admission. >>

fri 5:30pm doors, 7pm show: bryant park picnic performances: new york city opera: the outdoor summer series continues with new york city opera’s fully staged, hour-long adaptation of bizet’s carmen. bryant park (midtown), free. >>

fri 7pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes about where they’re from and how they got to nyc at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by zilla vodnas (the new york times), sarah jane dillon (bravo), mo singleton (thoughts for your thoughts), and more. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>

fri 7pm, 8:30pm (weekly): stand up à la mode: comedy show meets ice cream social at the stand up à la mode comedy show, featuring free ice cream by ample hills creamery and stand-up by ismael loutfi (comedy central), chloe radcliffe (fallon), luis lopez (mtv), and more. outdoors at ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes a free small ice cream. >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s theme: taylor swift vs. justin bieber. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 7-10:30pm: 80’s throwback skate: strap on your skates and roll to the top hits of the 80s at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 roller rink. $10 admission, $7 skate rental (or byo). >>

fri 8pm: filth comedy show: get down and dirty with comedians courtney maginnis and casey james salengo as they host fellow comedians sharing their sexy/ gross/ embarrassing stories and jokes. tonight’s lineup includes dan licata (snl), courtney bee (comedy central), carmen lagala (colbert), and yemi afolabi. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (mtv), and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: tom thakkar (comedy central), kate willett (colbert), tyler fischer (nbc), david spector (sirius xm), and chloe mcgovern. cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>


For the first time in over a year, wedding planning is no longer on hold, and the best wedding planning party in the region is back on the calendar again.

On July 18, Wedding Crashers Hudson Valley welcomes couples to the industrial chic venue, Basilica Hudson, where the region’s best photographers, caterers, venues, officiants, planners, designers, and florists will help them plan any size wedding, from an intimate celebration to a barn-sized bash.

Tickets include tastings, drinks and live music, and are on sale now. Early bird tickets are $12 in advance for individuals, and $20 for couples, and readers of the skint can save an additional $5 with promo code ‘theskint’ at

Wedding Crashers: Hudson Valley Wedding Fair
July 18, 12pm to 4pm
Hudson, NY


sat-sun: independence day weekend at fraunces tavern museum: ring in the fourth at fraunces tavern museum (fidi), which is offering two revolutionary war history walking tours through lower manhattan ($30 each) and an open house, where museum admission will only cost you one george washington! >>

sat 11:30am-3:30pm (saturdays thru the season): free kayaking at governors island returns: the downtown boathouse once again offers free sit-on-top kayaks for public use at governors island’s pier 101. >>

sat 7:30pm: myq kaplan: perfecting ‘imperfect’ (a reincarnated hour of standup comedy): comedian myq kaplan (comedy central) revives his standup show ‘imperfect,’ which was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and belatedly celebrates the release of his album a.k.a with some help from comics nadia pinder (vulture) and liz glazer. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

sat 8pm: doll parts: dolly saves america!: dolly parton cover band doll parts pays homage to the american-as-apple-pie songstress with an evening of her greatest hits and some shaking by burlesque performers corvette la face and ginger twist. the bell house (gowanus), a limited number of advance tickets are being offered to skint readers for $10 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $20). >>

sat 8pm: feel the news with marcela onyango: radical lefty and comedian marcela onyango tells you whether you should be mad, glad, or sad about the news during her new comedy variety show, featuring standups kate sisk, taylor garron, ariel evans, and meka mo. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5 + one-drink min. >>

sat 8:30pm: modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show: comedians give their best take on interpreting a piece of art before being schooled by a professional expert on what it truly means. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>


sun thru 1/2/2022: automania: the automobile–a symbol of freedom, industry, style, danger, and ecological disaster. the museum of modern art puts the pedal to the metal with a new exhibition of posters, films, models, photos, sculptures, paintings, and, of course, automobiles themselves that explores conflicting sentiments about cars and car culture in the 20th century. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. >>

sun 10am: the annual nathan’s famous july fourth hot dog-eating contest: the fourth of july beef bonanza is back in person this year, with men’s reigning champ joey chestnut returning to defend his title after consuming a record-breaking 75 hot dogs in only ten minutes last summer (the winner of last year’s women’s contest, miki sudo, won’t be participating this year). maimonides park (coney island), free admission. >>

sun 4pm (every other sunday thru 9/26): poetry reading at elizabeth street garden: poets muse on a specific theme of the week at this outdoor reading series, co-presented by mcnally jackson bookstore. all are welcome to submit poetry for a chance to read. elizabeth street garden (nolita), free admission >>

sun 9:25pm: macy’s fourth of july fireworks: the annual tradition returns with a 25-minute pyrotechnic display launching from five barges on the east river between 23rd and 42nd streets. gothamist shares the best spots to watch from either side of the river. >>


mon 7pm: the red menace: how lipstick changed the face of american history: from beauty secret to makeup kit mainstay, from rebellious rock-and-roll look to political statement, trace the intriguing history of lipstick with beauty journalist, sideshow performer, and author ilise carter, who’ll deliver a live, illustrated zoom lecture on her upcoming book, the red menace. presented by morbid anatomy. $8. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) and lorena russi (comedy central) host a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s guests: devon walker (comedy central), brian bahe (vulture), brittany cardwell, sheria mattis, and reid pope. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in-person at littlefield (gowanus) with shalewa sharpe (hbo), emmy blotnick (comedy central), alex english (ilana glazer presents: tight five), rojo perez (fallon), and milly tamarez (npr). $10-12 in-person, $5 online. >>

mon 8:30pm, 10pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight’s theme: ‘europe’s quirky museums.’ online, free. >>


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, beer gardens, 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.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint