scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including lincoln center out of doors, summerstage concerts, six film series, the new york city poetry festival, the gluten-free food allergy fest, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. merriam playground (bronx). >>
coco. playground for all children (flushing meadows corona park). >>
coco. wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
dunkirk. intrepid museum (midtown west). >>
jumanji (1995) pier 46 (greenwich vilalge) >>
les saveurs du palais (haute cuisine). pier i (uws). >>
king arthur: legend of the sword. monsignor mcgolrick park (greenpoint). >>
leap. concrete plant park (bronx). >>
pitch perfect 2. wolfe’s pond park (staten island). >>
the princess bride. fort tryon park (inwood). >>
vertigo. narrows botanical garden (bay ridge). >>

fri 2-5pm: the museum of pizza throws a summer friday pizza party with free booze and free pizza on the rooftop of hotel chantelle (les). free admission. >>

just added: fri 6pm: funk rock star nona hendryx (labelle) and joe’s pub at the public host a ‘black tar beach party’ at astor place, with the mamafunk band, dk bill coleman, black baywatch dancers, sophia ramos, and a dance contest. 1 astor place (east village), free >>

fri 6-8pm: sva mfa visual narrative students show their work at an end-of-semester open studios and print slam. sva (chelsea), free admission. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by tinariwen and cheick hamala diabate. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

fri 7pm (fridays thru 8/24): hudson river park’s 20th annual sunset on the hudson free concert series continues with the chuck braman jazz band. pier 45 (greenwich village), free. >>

fri 7pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. friday: bombazo dance co. and the sabrosura effect. saint mary’s park (bronx), free. >>

fri 7:30pm: vanishing new york blogger jeremiah moss laments a gentrifying city at a paperback release event for his book, vanishing new york: how a great city lost its soul, in conversation with vol. 1 brooklyn founder jason diamond. books are magic (cobble hill). free admission. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): improvisers talk over tv comedies at the live-dubbed sitcoms show, tonight featuring episodes of small wonder and the drew carey show. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (+ sat): afropunk battle of the bands: 16 bands compete for a chance to play the mainstage at august’s festival. knitting factory (williamsburg), $5 adv, $7 dos. >>

fri 8pm: comedian carly ann filbin, host of the let me break you up anti-dating game show, wants to hook you up at her pro-dating young hot sluts matchmaking show. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $10 adv, $13 door. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): hosts betsy kenney and dara katz round up some of their favorite performers for everybody hates us (but not tonight, baby!), a comedy variety show born out of one question: what would you do on this stage if you stopped caring about how other people felt about you? tonight: farah brook, melissa lozada-oliva, david goldberg, drew anderson, ms. golden delicious, and community dance corps. the mockingbird (alphabet city), $10. >>

fri 8pm doors: 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: we the animals, q+a, and live music by bell’s roar. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by brian parise (john oliver), emmy blotnick (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), and nathan macintosh (colbert). 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 khalid rahmaan (conan), seth herzog (fallon), myka fox (comedy central), mookie thompson (mtv2), ayanna dookie, and irene morales. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9pm (monthly thru 12/22): the blood moon means it’s time for gathering the coven, lauren maul’s comedic talk show that features magical comedians, musicians, and practicing witches. tonight’s ‘animal familiars’-themed show features animal communicator ilka pinheiro, a representative from for animals, inc., comedians chelsea white, rena zager, and tarik daniels, and musicians jen kwok, alyson greenfield. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

fri 10pm: get rubbed the right way at the young adult friction indie/alt dance party, celebrating its two-year anniversary at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) tonight. free admission. >>

fri 11pm: dance it out at the whitney vs mariah party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door >>

our next event!

Pounding the pavement in a New York City summer can feel like Walkin’ On The Sun. But don’t go chasing Waterfalls, because we’ve got all the Ice, Ice Baby you’ll need at the skint’s annual 80s + 90s Cruel Summer dance party! On Friday, August 10, get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of the 80s and 90s. Once again, we’ll be taking over both rooms of The Bell House with Good Vibrations of all kinds: 80s anthems performed by kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 90s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and 80s + 90s music videos from Music Video Time Machine.

the skint presents:
Cruel Summer: 80s + 90s Dance Party
Featuring The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds, SecretFormula, and Music Video Time Machine

Friday, August 10 8pm doors
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn (directions)
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street

Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “Bananarama” here.
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sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
nausicaä of the valley of the wind with pre-screening music by kaki king and treya lam. prospect park bandshell. >>
star wars: the last jedi. van cortlandt park (bronx). >>
star wars: the last jedi. beach 17th street and seagirt boulevard (rockaway beach). >>
the incredibles. marine park (marine park). >>
valerian and the city of a thousand planets. frederick douglass playground (uws). >>

sat 12-6pm: brooklyn based’s total park slope immersion helps you affordably experience the area’s eateries, watering holes, and shops. a $15 ticket gets you four brooklyn brewery beers, a scoop of ice cream or sorbet at the chocolate room, and access to deals; $10 more includes lunch. >>

sat 12-9pm (saturdays thru 9/1): moma ps1’s outdoor ‘warm up’ summer music series returns to the museum’s courtyard for a season of live and electronic music parties. today: just blaze, tony humphries, sob x rbe, jpegmafia, tomasa del real, mndsgn, omar apollo, and siobhan bell. moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $22 dos. >>

sat 1pm (+ 8/4): members of the 90-piece columbia summer winds band perform a series of concerts in parks around nyc. today: naumburg bandshell (central park). free. >>

sat 2pm (saturdays thru 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues the season with live music by mamadou kelly + band and chris forsyth + the solar motel band. union pool (williamsburg), 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 3-7pm: video music box creator and host ralph mcdaniels presents ‘hip hop in the park,’ a family-friendly festival celebrating emcees, djs, dance troupes, and graffiti art. socrates sculpture park (lic), free. >>

sat 4pm, 7pm: the 92y mobile dance film festival, the first dance film festival featuring works shot entirely on mobile devices, presents 24 films from around the world. 92y (ues), $10. >>

sat 4-8pm: in the neighborhood known for sideshow and circus, the ninth annual coney island talent show welcomes people of all ages to do whatever it is they do best for the chance to win a portion of over $2,000 in cash and prizes. the boardwalk between 10th + 12th streets (coney island), free. >>

sat 4-9pm (monthly thru october): the bronx night market offers an array of local food, drink, and craft vendors that exemplifies the diversity of the borough. boasting edible bronx as one of its presenters, the market’s prices range from $3-7 an item. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission. >>

sat 4pm-2am: performers will strut their stuff at ballroom throwbacks’ ballroom pride, with over 20 titles and cash prizes to be won. knockdown center (maspeth), free with rsvp, $10 without. >>

sat 7pm: rooftop films presents the new york premiere of industrial accident: the story of wax trax! records, a documentary exploring the rise and fall of the influential chicago record store and label. the event will also include a pop-up record store, an exhibit, and performances by youth code and patrick codenys of front 242 (dj set). house of vans (greenpoint), free (rsvp). >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: electropop performer allie x plays rough trade (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7pm show: spend the night jammin’, drinking and dancing for a cause at chords for kids, a benefit concert raising funds for sports and music education programs for children in vulnerable communities. the well (east williamsburg), $15 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $25 adv, $30 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: erik bergstrom (colbert), raanan hershberg, chloe radcliff, pedro gonzalez, thiago macklin lima, and caitlin peluffo. 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 dulcé sloan (the daily show), dan st. germain (conan), aaron berg (this is not happening), and sydnee washington (the unofficial expert). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. gamba forest gallery (greenpoint), $5-10. >>

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: emma willmann (colbert), luke null (snl), ziwe fumudoh (the rundown with robin thede), and hosts michael cruz kayne and mary beth barone. happy hour prices until 8:30pm. public arts at public hotel (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand up by dan licata (adult swim), matt koff (the daily show), george civeris, and more. hosted by chelsea taylor. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: it’s a good thing the earth is mostly water, because you may very well need it after you’re done with a planet earth: shark week edition drinking game. caveat (les), free admission. >>

sat 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot remake series takes a movie script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. tonight, the group takes on star wars: episode i – the phantom menace. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 10pm doors, 10:30pm show (monthly): jenny’s birthday variety show: comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s subway sweet sixteen video) throws herself a birthday party and variety show every month, and tonight’s shindig of a show includes three magicians and addie weyrich (adult swim), dave mizzoni (funny or die), gabe gonzalez (inside amy schumer), zach zimmerman (the new yorker), and lida darmian. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 10:30pm: matt koff (the daily show) and josh gondelman (last week tonight) each perform extended stand-up comedy sets at magnet theater (chelsea). $10. >>


sun thru 8/12: at the annual brasil summerfest, brazil comes to you in the form of music performances, film screenings, workshops, a street fair + block party, and more. various locations and prices. >>

sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
desperado. habana outpost (fort greene). >>
zootopia. shore park and parkway (bay ridge). >>

sun 10am-5pm: explore yourself at the annual awaken wellness fair, featuring over 100 exhibitors including vendors, speakers, healers, and readers. roger smith hotel (midtown east), free admission. >>

sun 11am-3pm: have a sandtastic time at the third annual rockaway times sandcastle contest. the boardwalk at beach 117th street, free. >>

sun 12-8pm: the annual month-long harlem week gets things started with ‘a great day in harlem,’ a family-oriented outdoor festival including concerts, a fashion show, vendors, food, and more. ulysses s. grant national memorial, free admission. >>

sun 1:30pm (sundays thru 8/12): rapper heems (swet shop boys, das racist) performs at this week’s ‘sundays on the lawn’ series at the queens museum (flushing meadows corona park). suggested admission: $8 general, $4 seniors. >>

sun 4-8pm: have a tear-able time at pull-tab alley, a diy exhibit where you can design and put up your own fictional flyer from a hypothetical future. mmuseumm (chinatown), free. >>

sun 5:30pm doors, 6pm show (monthly): it’s just a show (a comedic variety show, that is), with early sets by joe zimmerman (comedy central), ziwe fumudoh (the rundown with robin thede), dan licata (adult swim), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), rachel kaly (clickhole), marissa goldman (vice), and sketch group simple town. hosted by harris mayersohn and jessy morner-ritt. sunnyvale (east williamsburg), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

sun 7pm (ends today): the amplified sundays live music series returns to riverside park south’s pier i (uws) with balkan roma pop and folk songs from eva salina and peter stan. free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with rob haze (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), jacque furback (vh1), dekunle somade, and kevin seefried. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show (ends today): the annual after-hours summergarden jazz + classical music series at moma’s sculpture garden returns with the matthew shipp trio. museum of modern art (midtown west), free admission. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: browse unique antique and estate pieces from the renaissance to art deco eras at the annual new york antique jewelry + watch show. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 admission. >>

fri thru sun: the 40th annual thunderbird american-indian mid-summer pow wow features three days of intertribal dance competitions from more than 40 indian nations, plus art, crafts, jewelry, and food available for purchase. queens county farm museum (little neck, queens), $10. >>

fri thru sun: the drilling company brings their take on shakespeare’s twelfth night to bryant park (midtown west). free. >>

fri thru 9/9: six film series for the season:
thru sun: animation block party: the largest animation fest on the east coast. bam cinématek and littlefield, free-$15. >>
thru sun: the women’s surf film festival: art exhibit, market, outdoor screenings, beach clean up, and group surf. rockaway beach surf club, free. >>
thru 8/2: the future of film is female: contemporary films directed by women early in their careers. the museum of modern art, $8-12. >>
thru 8/4: asian american international film festival: the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about asians and asian americans. various locations, $12-16. >>
thru 8/9: the female gaze: 36 films shot by 23 female cinematographers. film society of lincoln center, $12-15. >>
thru 9/9: see it big! 70mm: 2001: a space odyssey, the sound of music, west side story, and more. the museum of the moving image, $15-20. >>

fri thru 8/26: hip to hip theatre company’s 12th annual shakespeare in the parks season brings king lear and all’s well that ends well to 13 parks throughout the five boroughs, jersey city, and southampton. free. >>

fri thru 8/12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. friday: hal willner’s amarcord nino rota; sat: family day and faramarz aslani; sun: jonathan wilson and lucy dacus. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

sat 10am-4pm, sun 10am-3pm: gluten free + more magazine brings its gluten-free food allergy fest to brooklyn for the first time, offering a range of food vendors, cooking workshops, lectures, and more. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $15 general, $12 seniors (admission includes a tote bag with goodies). >>

sat 11am-7pm, sun 11am-5pm: the eighth annual new york city poetry festival takes over governors island with readings by 250 poets across 5 stages, plus food and drink vendors, booksellers, and more. free. >>

sat + sun 1-6pm (weekends thru 8/19): brooklyn waterfront artists coalition’s (bwac) 40th summer art show presents five exhibitions featuring works by 200 artists in a 25,000 square foot gallery on the brooklyn waterfront. bwac gallery (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>

sat + sun various times: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. this weekend: pete rock + the soul brothers, hannah williams + the affirmations, and operator emz (sat 3pm, central park), spanish harlem orchestra (sat 4pm, saint mary’s park), femi kuti + positive force, jupiter + okwess, and dj geko jones (sun 3pm, central park), charlie aponte (sun 5pm, st. mary’s park), and the lox, young m.a, and dj funk flex (sun 7pm, coney island). free. >>

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