thru 3/4/2022: hsin-chien huang: the data we called home: mixed-media artist hsin-chien huang touches on the spiritual, the political, and the literary in his first nyc solo exhibition, which includes sculptures, videos, and virtual reality works created with longtime collaborator laurie anderson. pratt manhattan gallery (greenwich village), free. >>

thru 10/2: seventh annual imagine this women’s film festival: women and non-binary filmmakers take the spotlight at the imagine this women’s film festival, ten-days featuring 136 films and 17 screenplays from around the world, plus q+as, panels, workshops, open bar parties, and more. regal essex crossing (les) and online, $17+. >>

thru sun: longines global champions tour: hold your horses! the world’s top equestrian-jumping teams and riders will converge on governors island to battle it out for this year’s championship titles. visit the exhibition village at the showground for shopping, food, and drinks, then grab a public seat to watch the horses and their riders take the leap. free admission. >>

thru sun: art in odd places festival: ‘story’: for the 17th annual art in odd places festival, a public art project stretching across two miles of 14th street from avenue c to the hudson river, 40+ visual and performance artists will present works that convey their personal stories. the projects will cover a range of experiences and themes, including identity, mental health, political and social stigmas, cultural, religious, and spiritual differences, and more. free. >>

fri + sat (7pm): making moves dance festival: nine emerging choreographers and dance companies move on up at the 13th annual making moves dance festival. this year’s ‘carpe diem (seize the day)’ edition features ballet, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, and indian classical dance performances on the outdoor stage of the jamaica performing arts center. free admission. >>

fri + sat (fri 7pm, sat 8pm): the harlem chamber players 15th anniversary season opening concerts: to kick off the ensemble’s 2022-23 season, a string octet from the harlem chamber players will perform a program of schubert, tillis, and mendelssohn at broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights). $20 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

fri + sat (8pm): the chelsea symphony: turbulence: the chelsea symphony is shaking things up with a ‘turbulence’-themed season opener, performing michael boyman’s world premiere clarinet concerto, grażyna bacewicz’s overture, ralph vaughan williams’s symphony no. 4 in f minor, and richard strauss’s oboe concerto in d major (sat only). st. paul’s german lutheran church (chelsea), $25 adv, $20 suggested donation at the door. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto at amelia gorman park (washington heights) >>
encanto at bronx park amphitheatre >>
encanto at gertrude ederle recreation center (hell’s kitchen) >>
sing 2 at lemon creek park (staten island) >>

fri 1pm (+ 10/7, 10/14): broadway in the boros: current cast members and musicians from eight broadway shows head to outdoor stages in brooklyn, queens, staten island, and the bronx for the annual broadway in the boros performance series. this afternoon, liven up your lunch hour with excerpts from wicked, six, and beetlejuice at the kaufman astoria studios backlot (astoria). free admission. >>

fri 5pm (ends today): carnegie hall in times square concert series: carnegie hall presents three free concerts in times square’s broadway plaza, concluding tonight with ‘accidental brass quartet’ the westerlies. >>

fri 5-7pm: sketch night at frick madison: the setting is the draw at this all-levels evening of artmaking, set in the second floor galleries of the frick madison (ues), where inspiration abounds in works by vermeer, rembrandt, van dyck, and other icons. materials will be provided, and registration includes after-hours access to selected galleries. free (rsvp required). >>

fri 7pm: the handmaid’s tale: elisabeth moss in conversation: star, executive producer, and frequent director of hulu’s the handmaid’s tale elisabeth moss takes you back to gilead as she shows clips from the new season in a conversation with mtv’s josh horowitz. moss will share behind-the-scenes stories, insights into her process of crafting the june osborne character, the (unfortunate) continued relevance of margaret atwood’s original novel, what to expect in season 5, and more. 92y (ues), $25. >>

fri 7-10pm: morbid anatomy goth prom party: the hair will be big, the eyeliner plentiful, and the apparel black at morbid anatomy’s 80s goth horror prom night, an evening of music, dancing, prom king and queen selection, and a storytelling open mic where prom-goers are invited to share their own true (or made up) school dance horror stories. flying fox tavern (ridgewood), $15. >>

fri 7:30pm: ¡vaya! latin band dance music series: steve oquendo latin jazz orchestra: trumpeter and bandleader steve oquendo steers his 19-person ensemble in a concert of big band-style, palladium-era afro-cuban, salsa, and mambo music at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

fri 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. tonight’s edition features jessica henderson (hulu), collin chamberlin (sirius xm), maria decotis (rolling stone), brett hiker, and sam otter. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

fri 8pm (every other friday): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens pooja reddy and zubi ahmed guest host tonight’s edition of cherry on top, a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup on the rooftop of ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s lineup: alexis gay, rachel mccartney, mariah oxley, drew soffer, and christine covode + winnie stack. $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

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 doug smith (comedy central), clara olshansky (reductress), will mars (trial by laughter semi-finalist), casey balsham (sirius xm), and lili michelle (buzzfeed). free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>


First-day jitters, all-night cram sessions, unrequited crushes, and awkward school dances: Selected Shorts gets nostalgic with an evening of hilarious and moving short fiction about making the grade. Grab your #2 pencil and get ready to hit the books as we explore the secret lives of teachers and students. Hosted by Tara Westover (Educated), with readings by Santino Fontana (Tootsie), Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Katrina Lenk (Company), and Maulik Pancholy (Grand Horizons). In-person at Symphony Space.


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sat thru 10/30: fall-o-ween at new york botanic garden: trick or treat yourself to a month-long event series at nybg that includes fall foliage walks, pumpkin carving, food and beverage workshops, evening adventures in the ‘spooky pumpkin garden,’ and more. the countdown to halloween begins 9/24 with ‘bales + ales,’ an afternoon of local beer, cider, and seltzer tastings, live music, food, harvesting and fermentation demos, and games. various prices. >>

sat + sun (+ 10/2): nyc parks bocce tournament: ‘bocce balboas’ of manhattan, queens, staten island, and the bronx: get on the ball at your borough park’s bocce tournament, where can compete against fellow residents for the opportunity to represent your ‘hood in a citywide championship tournament (held oct 2). >>

sat + sun (5pm): kinesis project dance theatre at riverside park south: kinesis project dance theatre, opera on tap, and anti-social music explore the depths of human joy and grief in capacity, or: the work of crackling, a roving outdoor dance and opera performance that leads audiences over the bridges and landscapes of riverside park south. starts at locomotive lawn (riverside park south at west 62nd street), free admission. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
f9: the fast saga at greenbelt recreation center (staten island) >>
sonic the hedgehog 2 at courtney callender playground (harlem) >>
vivo at maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>

sat 11am-8pm: vegandale festival: veg out at this annual cruelty-free foodie fest, featuring 100+ vegan food, drink, and merch vendors, plus art installations, music, games, and giveaways. $10-15 admission (may be more at the door), then pay-as-you-go. >>

sat 12pm: paws on parade in bryant park: bring your waggy-tailed companion to the akc museum of the dog’s furry flurry of dogs and dog lovers, culminating in a parade around the bryant park (midtown). free. >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly thru december): queens craft brigade five year anniversary market: shop for artwork, crafts, fashion, jewelry, food, and more made by queens-based artists at queens craft brigade’s five year anniversary pop-up. katch (astoria), free admission. >>

sat 1-7pm (monthly thru 11/19): bronx night market: the bronx’s outdoor pop-up is back with a rotating lineup of vendors (majority micro-, small-, lgbtq+-, poc-, immigrant-, and female-owned) serving up food, drink, apparel, jewelry, art, and more, plus with live music and dance performances. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 2-6pm: digitize yourself to death: get digital, digital at wonderville (bushwick), where xfr collective will convert your non-copyrighted vhs, minidv, hi-8, and compact audio cassette tapes to a digital format. the collective, a nonprofit that provides affordable media preservation services to artists, activists, and community organizations, will also be screening previously-digitized tapes, demoing old analog tv technology, and selling merch. free admission (b.y.o. external drive). >>

sat 4pm: the battle for the right to read what you want: hear from oklahoma high school english teacher summer boismier, who became a viral voice in the fight against book banning after she was fired for giving students the qr code for the brooklyn public library’s ‘books unbanned’ ebook collection. in a conversation moderated by the new york times’s alexandra alter, boismier and 17-year-old trans author aren lau will discuss the debate around censorship and intellectual freedom, and the importance of making lgbtqia+ and bipoc voices accessible to young people. center for brooklyn history (brooklyn heights), free. >>

sat 4pm: the symposium’s science comedy saloon: laugh your brains out at a nerdtastic afternoon standup comedy show hosted by former paleoanthropologist kyle marian and climate journalist kasha patel. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘scicomedy’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

sat 4-10pm: global citizen festival: metallica, charlie puth, jonas brothers, måneskin, mariah carey, mickey guyton, and rosalía headline the 10th annual global citizen festival in central park, a concert raising money to help end extreme poverty around the world. while the chance for earning free tickets has passed, the event will be livestreamed. >>

sat 5:30-8pm: noosphere arts ‘we are nature’ rooftop series: noosphere arts’ summer series continues at the rooftop gardens of the kingsland wildflowers sanctuary (greenpoint) with an evening of live music and site-specific dance performances. donation-based. >>

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

sat 7:30pm: seen, sound, scribe: lincoln center poet-in-residence mahogany l. browne curates the ‘seen, sound, scribe’ spoken word and conversation series. tonight’s edition includes a screening of the prison system documentary incarceration nation, followed by a talkback with the film’s director, dr. baz dreisinger, along with a reading by author robert jones, jr. (the prophets) and music by dj ks 360. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws), free. >>

sat 7:30pm: picture this! live animated comedy: animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines, with often unexpected results. hosted by samantha ruddy. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

sat 8pm: morningside lights procession: join fellow new yorkers in shedding light on the city’s past, present, and future at the 11th annual morningside lights procession, a parade of giant, homemade lanterns inspired by the theme ‘the reimagined monument.’ held in-person for the first time since 2020, this year’s one-mile walk will start in morningside park at 116th street and morningside avenue. free. >>

sat 9pm: the 20th annual miss coney island pageant: the ‘wild, weird, wonderful’ miss coney island pageant returns with 12 local burlesque performers pulling out all the stops to win the coveted crown. sideshows by the seashore (coney island), theater seats are sold out, but $15 tickets are available to watch the live simulcast at the freak bar. >>


sun thru 10/3: 17th annual brooklyn book festival: nyc’s largest free lit fest returns with nine days of bibliophiles bliss, starting with ‘bookends,’ a series of in-person and virtual talks, workshops, screenings, readings, kids’ activities, and more. various locations and online, most of the events are free. >>

sun + mon (+ 9/28): poltergeist 40th anniversary screenings: tobe hooper and steven spielberg’s 1982 horror film, starring heather o’rourke, craig t. nelson, jobeth williams, and zelda rubinstein, returns to select theaters for three days. various prices. >>

sun (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
jurassic world: dominion at marine park >>
sing 2 at bayswater park (rockaway) >>

sun 10am-5pm: fall vintage fashion bazaar at grand bazaar nyc: today’s ‘fall vintage fashion’ edition of grand bazaar nyc, nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, will include 1920s-1990s fashion and accessories from 90 dealers. in addition, the bazaar’s indoor market will be reopening after a 2.5-year hiatus. 100 w 77th st at columbus ave, free admission. >>

sun 10am-7pm: broadway flea market + grand auction: shop for broadway-themed collectibles and autographed merch at this annual theater fandom fest and fundraiser for broadway cares/equity fights aids. this year’s event will include treasures from aladdin, into the woods, moulin rouge!, the music man, the phantom of the opera, a strange loop, wicked, and more, along with biddable items like handwritten and signed musical phrases, props and costume pieces used in performances, and classic show memorabilia signed by broadway legends. w. 44th + 45 sts., shubert alley, and the times square pedestrian plaza between 45th + 46th sts. >>

sponsored: sun 11am: the 12th annual nyc pizza run: run, eat, repeat at this 5k race where runners stop at checkpoints to eat a slice of pizza. admission includes an official race t-shirt, tote bag, and a drink at the after party. fort greene park, save 50% with promo code ‘skint’ >>

sun 3pm: bill nye introduces soylent green: feed your mind at a screening of richard fleischer’s 1973 sci-fi thriller, soylent green—but first, hear from the science guy himself as he unpacks how our understanding of climate change has evolved from 1973 to the present, and how humans relate to an increasingly unstable earth. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

sun 4pm (ends today): bang on a can music series at the noguchi: bang on a can and the noguchi museum (lic) present a monthly concert series in the museum’s garden and galleries. today: ned rothenberg. free with regular admission ($12 general, $6 students/seniors). >>

sun 7pm: hot bitch bingo: grab life by the (bingo) balls at hope morawa and natalie wall’s evening of games and sparkling prizes. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations encouraged). >>

sun 8pm: we weren’t taught this with elna baker and hamza syed: lesson (un)learned: elna baker (this american life) and hamza syed (the trojan horse affair) host an evening of comedy, controversial takes, and conversation with stand-ups janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), gary gulman (the great depresh), and dave hill (unbreakable kimmy schmidt). union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>


mon thru 10/23: emerging artists theatre company fall new work series: choose from 66 new full-length plays, solo shows, musicals, and dance pieces in various stages of development during emerging artist theatre’s twice-annual festival. tada! theater (midtown west), $20-$25. >>

mon thru 10/9: 2-for-1 off-broadway week tickets: a kinky boots reboot, a musical parody of stranger things, drunk shakespeare, and more: catch 29 off-broadway shows for less during this annual fall special. >>

mon 4-10pm (season ends today): brooklyn night market: from the creators of the uptown night market, bronx night market, and harlem bazaar, a night market featuring local food and merch vendors pops up at industry city. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

mon 7pm: summerstage: skip marley, marzz, mannywellz, and dj nore play a free concert at central park’s rumsey playfield. >>

mon 7:30pm: (bi-weekly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds presents a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including sam ruddy (fallon), zach schiffman (samantha bee), anthony d’almeida (kimmel), ricky sim, and michelladonna. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7:30pm, 9:55pm (monthly): musical mondays: a monthly series of iconic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing tonight with phyllida lloyd’s mamma mia! (2008), starring meryl streep, pierce brosnan, and amanda seyfried. $16. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by sheng wang (netflix), karolena theresa (star f*ckers), reggie conquest (insecure), sam morrison (queerotica), natasha vaynblat (fallon), and aurea young. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 9:30pm (monthly): shitzprobe: broadway stars improvise a musical for the first time with the help of a supporting cast and a live band at this broadway-meets-comedy show. tonight’s edition will feature guests from the play that goes wrong. asylum nyc (chelsea), $20. >>


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