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

• fri thru sun: annual anarchist book fair and art festival at various locations. >>

• sat 11am-8pm: vegandale at randall’s island park. $10+ admission. >>

• sat 12pm: 66th annual german-american steuben parade: fifth avenue from e 68th street to e 86th street. >>

• sat 5-12pm (saturdays thru 10/28): queens night market at new york hall of science (flushing meadows corona park). >>

• sat 6:30-11pm: queer love + sex fair at brooklyn art cave (bushwick). $10-15. >>

• sat + sun 10am-6pm: dragon fest and japan fes in chelsea. >>

• sat + sun: morbid anatomy international congress flea market and creative fair at multiple brooklyn locations. various prices. >>

• sun 10am-5pm: nyc home decor + accessories bazaar at grand bazaar nyc. 100 w 77th st at columbus ave (indoors and outdoors). >>

• sun 11am-5pm: on sixth avenue between 31st + 32nd streets (chelsea). >>

• sun 1pm (pre-show 11am-1pm): 54th annual african american day parade at adam clayton powell jr. blvd between 111th + 137th sts (harlem). >>

• sun 1-7pm: 15th annual urban bear nyc street fair at little west 12th street (enter at washington street). $20 suggested donation. >>

• thru 9/24: 97th feast of san gennaro in little italy. >>


LIVE from NYPL: Confronting Climate Grief in Fiction
Thursday, September 21 7-8pm
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, NYPL – 476 Fifth Avenue
Register for FREE tickets here

Can fiction have a meaningful impact on our response to the climate crisis?

In recent years, the debate surrounding fiction’s potential to influence contemporary issues has taken on a more urgent tone when it comes to climate change, which the novels and stories of Akil Kumarasamy, Sam J. Miller, and Nathaniel Rich have all contended with as the “largest, most pervasive threat to the natural environment and societies the world has ever experienced.”

They’ll speak at the New York Public Library with journalist Mary Annaïse Heglar about what obligations storytellers have to center our most dire global challenge, and how to responsibly create narratives around climate change alongside the individual stories of mental and physical health within them.

Presented as part of Mindscapes, Wellcome’s international cultural program about mental health.

friday (continued)

thru 10/31: oktoberfest celebrations: time out new york has the scoop on the best oktoberfest events in nyc. various prices. >>

fri thru 10/28: the amazing maize maze: navigate your way out of this corn conundrum, queens county farm museum’s three-acre cornstalk maze (the only one in nyc), returning thru the halloween season. regular hours: fri+sun 9/15-10/28; moonlight hours: 6-10pm 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, and 10/27. $16-18. >>

fri thru sun: superfine art fair: 120 artists from nyc and around the world display and sell works priced $100+ at the sixth superfine art fair. iron 23 (flatiron), $22.50-25 general (includes a drink), free for students friday 3-6pm. >>

fri 5-10pm: art21 at the movies: art 21 showcases film premieres and artist-curated screenings that merge the worlds of film and contemporary art. sva theatre (chelsea), $10 with promo code ‘art21sva50’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 6pm (fridays thru 10/27): movie nights at hudson yards: hudson yards kicks off its annual outdoor movie screening series with miss congeniality. free admission. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by gabe gonzalez, jilberto soto, chloe cunha, sharon simon, and kali williams. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm: comedytown: traveling variety show comedytown presents a night of standup, music, and improv from joe pera (joe pera talks with you), sabrina wu (fallon), ikechukwu ufomadu (ziwe), brad howe (adult swim), alex kumin (comedy cellar), and miranda rozas (ny comedy festival). hosted by john randall and trent dozier. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘cmdytwn’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays thru 10/27): dreamland roller disco: shimmer disco: roll with it at lola star’s weekly themed outdoor skate party at prospect park. tonight’s theme: shimmer disco. $25 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): it’s friday comedy: lindsay thiesen and marisa riley celebrate the most important day of the week with jokes, drinks, and the thrill of sleeping in the next day. qed (astoria), $10 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15). >>

fri 8pm: the camp firetales storytelling show: gather ’round the proverbial campfire for a night of storytelling, music, and more by writers, comedians, and musicians hosted by nick hornedo. branded saloon (prospect heights). $5. >>

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 jordan temple (atlanta), shari diaz (hbo), jaffer khan (cbs), kendall farrell (just come! comedy), laura merli (reductress), and sandi benton. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 9:30pm (monthly): unpopular opinions: ‘lovers + friends’: 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: boy radio, michael john ciszewski, and rachel coster. hosted by peru. caveat (les), $15-20. >>


sat 10am (+ 10/14): outdoor yoga on the brooklyn museum’s stoop: for a morning of yoga, meditation, and museum-going, head to the brooklyn museum. start the day with a yoga and meditation class held on the plaza steps, and follow it up with an optional visit to the museum’s exhibits. $16 ticket includes the class and museum admission. >>

sat 12-6pm: new colossus festival summer saturday @ 18th ward brewing: two-man giant squid, sally hatchet, gum, couvo, and carissa johnson play 18th ward brewing (east williamsburg). bonus: get $2 off a draft beer with proof of rsvp. free admission. >>

sat 1-4pm: poseidon’s parade: put on your fishy finery for poseidon’s parade, an annual aquatic art parade to send-off summer at rockaway beach. the boardwalk at beach 105th to 97th street. $5 for marchers, free for spectators. >>

sat 7-9pm: waterfront dance socials at brooklyn bridge park: hustle: get moving at a dance party at emily warren roebling plaza under the brooklyn bridge. the night begins with an all-levels 45-minute ‘new style hustle’ dance class led by instructor jeff selby, followed by a dance party. free admission. >>

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: steven castillo: bigger, longer + uncut: comedian andwriter steven castillo (snl) brings his greatest hits to this one-night-only show with guest comedy group please don’t destroy and other funny friends. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day-of. >>

sat 9pm: the fantasy tavern: partake in potion-packed revelry at the fantasy tavern, an immersive evening of sea shanties, spicy drinking songs, and games with a cast of pirates, wizards, and elves at caveat (les). feel free to don your fantasy finery for the full ren faire experience. tonight’s theme: classic d+d. $21 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $35). >>

sat 10pm (monthly): sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up slices of new material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show. featuring matt goldich, naomi karavani, mike brown, sureni weerasekera, and guest host deanne smith. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>


sun 11am (+ 9/24): broadway forever concerts: ny forever hosts two days of free pop-up concerts by broadway stars in washington heights and the bronx, with opportunities to sign up for community service opportunities. scheduled: casey cott (moulin rouge! the musical), charity angél dawson (chicago), cheyenne jackson (into the woods), jordan fisher (dear evan hansen), and many more. >>

sun 12pm until ?: seventh annual house of yes block party + after party: bushwick’s house of yes turns the street into an electric playground carnival wonderland of performances, play, art, and outdoor dance party with soul summit. free admission. >>

sun 1-6pm (rescheduled from 9/10): west side county fair: the annual west side county fair returns with live music, square dancing, sideshow performers, carnival rides and games, food and merch vendors, cotton candy, and more. pier i in riverside park south (uws), free admission. >>

sun 6pm: redshirts: an improvised star trek musical: redshirts, an all-women, star trek-inspired musical improv team, present a new, completely made-up episode of the next generation at the pit loft (chelsea). $13.99. >>

sun 6pm: new york modular society fourth anniversary: the new york modular society, a collective dedicated to sharing love and knowledge about modular synthesizers, celebrates its fourth b-day with a concert of bleeps and bloops at trans-pecos (ridgewood). $15+20. >>

sun 7pm: socratic salon: dive into topics weighing on our 21st century collective conscience at socratic salon, a pop-up meetup for ‘people who want to chat, ponder, muse…ideally over snacks and curious company.’ tribeca location tba with rsvp, free admission. >>

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 day of school.’ hosted by adrianne frost (the moth storyslam champion) with guests michele carlo (risk!), rory scholl (risk!), jeff simmeron (this american life), jaime brickhouse (four-time moth champ), and cynthia levin (comics unleashed). q.e.d. (astoria), $12. >>

sun 7pm: harmony index, dan english, and bobbie lovesong play union pool (williamsburg). $12.88 >>

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 wyatt feegrado (better days), brittany cardwell (siriusxm), ngoc bui (the new yorker), max marcus (food network), and danit sibs (bbc). young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations optional). >>

sun 8pm (monthly) disasterpiece movie night:: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths bad movies for a watch party complete with drinking games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s flick: 2012’s foodfight (11% rotten tomatoes audience score!). wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

sun 8pm: batty jr., chloe southern, and hipsy gap play purgatory (bushwick). $13. >>


mon thru 10/1 (7-11:30pm): slowdancing / nycb: in honor of the new york city ballet’s 75th anniversary season, a triptych of 40-foot screens on the façade of lincoln center’s david h. koch theater will be covered with artist david michalek’s hyper slow-motion films of nycb dancers performing iconic moments of the company’s repertory. free. >>

mon 4pm + 7pm (monthly thru november): classics in black + white: scarface: village east by angelika hosts a series of black + white classics, continuing tonight with howard hawks’ scarface (1932), starring boris karloff, paul muni, karen morley, osgood perkins, and ann dvorak. $18. >>

mon 5-9pm: it’s finally fall clothing swap: bring a bag of gently-used clothing to swap or donate, and pick up some new (to you) threads at footlight underground at the windjammer’s annual clothing swap. footlight underground at the windjammer (ridgewood), free admission (donations welcome). >>

mon 5:30pm (+ 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 6pm doors (+ 9/25, 10/2, 10/16): vale cinema series: billed as ‘the only rooftop cinema experience in brooklyn that features the iconic manhattan skyline,’ the turf club on the 23rd floor of the william vale hotel continues its summer screening series with rob reiner and nora ephron’s when harry met sally (1989). drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. $20-28. >>

mon 6:30pm: dan ariely: misbelief: social scientist, professor, and author dan ariely discusses and signs his latest, misbelief: what makes rational people believe irrational things, at barnes + noble tribeca. >>

mon 7pm: dictatorship: it’s easier than you think!: a live gaslit nation podcast recording and talk for host andrea chalupa’s book, dictatorship: it’s easier than you think!. p+t knitwear bookstore (les). free admission (books will be available for sale). >>

mon 7:30pm: black af history: the un-whitewashed story of america: columnist and political commentator michael harriot presents his book, black af history: the un-whitewashed story of america, in a conversation with author and podcaster touré at greenlight bookstore (fort greene). a wine reception will follow. free admission (books will be available for purchase). >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly thru may): music mondays concert series: returning for its 21st season, the ‘music mondays’ concert series brings classical and contemporary chamber music ensembles to advent lutheran church (uws). tonight: dalí quartet performs a program that combines tchaikovsky with latin american works by piazzolla, amaya, and revueltas. a casual reception follows. free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm: indie night at wonderville: indie-folk and indie-rock artists simon safran, coco smith, whirly bird, and junebug play wonderville (bushwick). free admission. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by michelle biloon (2 dope queens), gavin matts (comedy central), gara lonning (buzzfeed), and more. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


our roundup of 50+ ongoing events and attractions: free outdoor concerts and performances, night markets, art exhibitions, film screenings, and more. >>

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– the skint