scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (several start friday), including national ice cream day freebies, the dirty book fair, empire state tattoo expo, the out in the streets music festival, movie fests, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
inside out (2015), transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
moana (2016), beach at 59th street (rockaway beach) >>
port of shadows (1938), tompkins square park (east village/alphabet city) >>
the godfather (1972), hotel hugo’s azul on the rooftop bar (soho/south village) >>
trolls (2016), bloomingdale park (staten island) >>
trolls (2016), hudson river park’s pier 46 (greenwich village). bonus: free popcorn! >>

fri: buy a dozen krispy kreme doughnuts of any variety, get a second dozen original glazed for just 80¢ in honor of their 80th birthday (at participating locations). >>

fri 6pm (ends today): a changing lineup of several contemporary dance companies perform outdoors at bryant park each friday for five weeks. free. >>

fri 6pm doors (+ sat, ends sat): dance to live music under the stars at lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing outdoor dance parties. tonight: texas dance hall tour with dale watson + ray benson; saturday: harlem renaissance orchestra’s 13th annual tribute to illinois jacquet. dance lesson 6:30pm, live music 7:30pm. damrosch park (uws), $17 adv, $20 dos admission gets you entrance to the dance floor with the best view of the band, but there’s usually a good amount of room to watch/dance from outside for free. >>

fri 6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): the 40th annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival brings andrew bird, esperanza spalding, chronixx, youssou n’dour, and many others to the prospect park bandshell stage this season. tonight: quantic, tei shi, and alex anwandter. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

fri 6:30pm: 500 stripped-down runners compete in the annual underwear run, a 1.7-mile fun run in advance of sunday’s nyc triathlon. central park, free to watch (runner registration is full). >>

fri 6:30pm: chef showdown: four chefs will create unique appetizers, and you’ll get to taste and judge who’s best. admission includes drinks. the food arts center at fedcap (midtown east), $20 with promo code ‘skintkomeeda (reg. $30). >>

fri 6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show: family astronomy night at the intrepid: hear nasa astrophysicist amber straughn give a presentation on the search for galaxies and the makeup of atmospheres of planets orbiting other stars using the next-generation james webb space telescope, set to launch in 2018, followed by stargazing on the flight deck. free admission (rsvp required). >>

fri 7pm: cult filmmaker alejandro jodorowsky will do q+a following tonight’s opening screening of his new film, endless poetry, at landmark sunshine theatre (les). $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

fri 7pm, 9pm: some strings attached. at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series, puppeteers and musicians create original interpretations inspired by the songs of whitney houston. the tank (theater district), $13-15. >>

fri 7-10pm (thru 8/13): members of robots will kill art collective and their friends will display street art, graffiti, toys, and illustrations at a group exhibition opening tonight. bonus: the first 40 attendees will receive a swag bag. myplasticheart (les), free. >>

fri 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with a fight for your right to party – 80’s hip hop theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm (quarterly): get intimate with local poets (through their work, of course) at the next installment of the cozy roots poetry series, featuring readings by natalya sukhonos, diannely antigua, nathan mcclain, and maya pindyck. donation-based beer and wine will be as free-flowing as the verse. roots cafe (south slope), free admission. >>

fri 8pm doors: the annual rooftop films series continues with more than 45 indie film screenings and live music at 10 outdoor venues. tonight: the strange ones, with pre-show live music, post-show filmmaker q+a, and an after party with free drinks. the old american can factory (gowanus), $15. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by nore davis (comedy central), mike cannon (comedy central), naomi karavani (redacted tonight), dan shaki (gotham live), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), and carmen lagala. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the camouflage comedy show returns with free pizza from two boots and a lineup including liza treyger (comedy central), langston kerman (hbo), joe pera (seth meyers), noah gardenswartz (comedy central), krystyna hutchinson (guys we f*cked), rob cantrell (last comic standing), and nick vatterott (conan). hosted by lucas connolly. big irv’s (williamsburg), free-$10. >>

fri 9pm: punk rock karaoke to benefit certain days: freedom for political prisoners calendar. the silent barn (bushwick), $10 donation. >>

fri 9:30pm (monthly): the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. tonight’s guests include jo firestone, selena coppock, sam grittner, and erin chan. hosted by morgan pielli and lynn bixenspan. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 9:45pm doors, 10pm show (monthly): comedians become faux authors and read selections from their ‘latest’ books at literati: a comedy show about the greatest american novels never written. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring ana fabrega, tim platt, sudi green, alexis pereira and tim barnes. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 10pm: dj rekha and dj petra combine the sounds of bhangra, hip-hop, and dancehall music for the bhang bhang bhangra dance party. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with stand-up by sarah tollemache (colbert) and joel walkowski (comedy central), storytelling by selena coppock (amazon’s red oaks), contortionist burlesque by lilin lace, and boylesque by matt knife. ucb (east village), $7. >>

our next event

Come hang out at our second swap meet and informal meetup for nerds!

Whatever your obsession, there’s someone out there who shares it. So why don’t chu-baccaway from the computer screen and start going through your stuff, because we know there’s something you’ve got to trade. Bring any nerd curio: comic books, toys, that awesome Harry Potter wand collection, cassingles… so long as it counts as ‘nerdy,’ it’s cool with us.

Whether you’re the queen of the geeks, a nerd n00b or a born-again Trekkie, the Nerd Swap is here for you. May July the 22th be with you, and we’ll see you there.

the skint presents:
Nerd Swap Episode 2: Attack Of The Swap

Saturday, July 22 at 3-6pm
Commonwealth Bar
497 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
Free admission
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sat various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
beauty and the beast (2017), grover cleveland park playground (ridgewood) >>
ghostbusters (2016), washington market park (tribeca) >>
power rangers (2017), cpl. thompson park (staten island) >>
the wizard of oz (1939), seward park (les) >>

sat 10am-4pm: the family-oriented city of water day, now in its 10th year, celebrates our local waterfront with a day of free rowing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding, free boat tours on tall ships and tugboats, and many more activities at governors island and dozens of neighborhood locations in ny + nj. >>

sat 10am-4pm: priestesses, teachers, authors, and dancers convene for the sixth annual witchsfest usa pagan street faire. astor place bet. broadway + lafayette st., free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm: lgbtq pride season continues with festivals in bushwick and the bronx. free admission.

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop more than 20 local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (greenpoint), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 12-9pm (saturdays thru 9/2): moma ps1’s popular ‘warm up’ outdoor music parties continue the summer season with performances by jacques greene (montreal), mikeq (east orange, nj), sophie (los angeles), smerz (copenhagen), bbymutha (chattanooga, tn), and project pablo (montreal). moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $18-22 dos. >>

sat 1-3pm:  your plans are about to blow up… literally. at another byob (bring your own bubbles) bubble party in washington square park. free admission >>

sat 2-5pm: sample more than 20 different rosés before you buy your faves at union square wine’s rosé review, and hear from drink pink, a celebration of rosé author victoria james. books will be available for purchase, and all featured wines will be discounted. free admission (rsvp). >>

sat 2-5pm (saturdays thru 8/26): the annual summer thunder backyard concert series at union pool (williamsburg) continues with japanese breakfast and yohuna. free admission. >>

sat 2-9pm (+ 8/19): soak up the cali vibes at the str8 west coastin’ party, returning today to bed-stuy’s project parlor for its seventh summer in brooklyn. bonus: free budweiser 2-4pm (while supplies last). free admission. >>

sat 4pm: basquiat and noho: a panel of experts discusses artist jean-michel basquiat’s impact on the noho neighborhood and where such a cultural incubator might exist in the city today. la mama la galleria (noho/east village), free (rsvp). >>

sat 4pm doors: in a borough-vs-borough double header, brooklyn bombshells face off against queens of pain and manhattan mayhem goes against bronx gridlock at this month’s gotham girls roller derby bouts. abe stark rink (coney island), $19.99 adv, $25 doors. >>

sat 4pm, 6pm, 8pm: nuke ‘em high day: all three of troma’s nuke ‘em high cult film series will be shown throughout the day, including the world premiere of return to return to nuke ‘em high a.k.a. volume 2, with in-person appearances by lloyd kaufman, the cast, and crew at all screenings. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 ticket price includes admission to the museum. >>

sat 4-7pm: shop discounted artists’ books and drink sixpoint brew at printed matter’s summer clearance sale kick-off party. sale continues through the end of july. printed matter (chelsea), free admission. >>

sat 5pm: climate change and the gallery scene collide at chris burkard and paul nicklen’s environmental photography exhibit ‘vanishing worlds,’ opening tonight with a presentation and q+a by the artists. paul nicklen gallery (soho), free. >>

sat 5-9pm: brooklyn’s south slope summer stroll block party closes six blocks of fifth avenue to traffic for family-friendly activities, mini golf, a climbing wall, yoga classes, vintage cars, the annual doggy fashion show, and more. free admission. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the 40th annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival brings andrew bird, esperanza spalding, chronixx, youssou n’dour, and many others to the prospect park bandshell stage this season. tonight: ben l’oncle soul and sweet crude. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the 40th annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival brings andrew bird, esperanza spalding, chronixx, youssou n’dour, and many others to the prospect park bandshell stage this season. tonight: ben l’oncle soul and sweet crude. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 7pm: let out all your subway-related frustrations (that is, if train issues don’t leave you stranded) at the release event for kady ruth ashcraft and layla kenney’s mta love poems zine, featuring transit-themed standup sets by josh gondelman (last week tonight), alyssa limperis (the scene), alise morales (betches), and joel kim booster (conan). the city reliquary (williamsburg), $5. >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: dan levinson’s gotham sophisticats perform hot jazz from the golden age of hollywood at tonight’s kingsborough hot summer nights! free outdoor concert series. cuny kingsborough’s lighthouse bandshell (manhattan beach), free. >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: new york loves whitney houston, and to demonstrate this, a lineup of musicians who have worked with the likes of christina aguilera and wyclef jean will perform a tribute show dedicated to the late singer. le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $18 adv. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: ny-based filmmaking collective the filmshop presents it’s annual end-of-season screening/party with close to 20 new short films inspired by the theme ‘spoiler alert,’ plus music by madison mcferrin and salt cathedral, and a dj set by kerry lacy. rough trade (williamsburg), $15. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! comedy show with host lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, and even matching. this month’s show includes guests david cross (mr. show, arrested development) and ashley nicole black (full frontal with samantha bee). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 8pm doors: the annual rooftop films series continues with more than 45 indie film screenings and live music at 10 outdoor venues. tonight: l.a. times, with pre-show live music by pop + obachan, post-show filmmaker q+a, and an after-party with free drinks. solar one (kips bay), $15. >>

sat 10pm: pique your interest at the first-ever mister twin peaks pageant, part beauty pageant, part david lynch-inspired burlesque show. coney island usa, $15. >>

sat 11pm: land-locked locals will have something to dance about at feeling gloomy’s ‘f the hamptons’ dance party, featuring sad summer anthems, drink specials, a photo booth, and more. cape house (bushwick), $6. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
jailhouse rock (1957), habana outpost (fort greene) >>
rumble fish (1983), athens square (astoria) >>

sun various times: game of thrones season premiere viewing parties in manhttan and brooklyn. >>

sun 12-6pm: check out a spot that’s normally closed to the public. the historic new york city marble cemetery in the east village will be open for visitors to explore today. 52-74 e 2nd st, between second and first aves, free. >>

sun 12-10pm: missed last weekend’s bastille day block party in manhattan? don’t fret, there’s another fête! brooklyn’s smith street and the area surrounding bar tabac on dean street will be taken over by pétanque courts, live music, can-can dancers, wine, food, and thousands for the annual outdoor celebration. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

sun 1-4pm: make some noise with sound-based art and activities at the rubin museum of art’s annual block party. inspired by the current exhibition, ‘the world is sound,’ the indoor and outdoor fest includes hands-on activities, performances, meditation, a silent disco, and free museum admission all day. rubin museum of art (chelsea), free. >>

sun 1-8pm (+ 7/17 1-7pm): globally crowd-sourced project the museum of broken relationships comes to new york with a pop-up installation in anticipation of bravo’s upcoming docu-series, a night with my ex. flatiron plaza, free. >>

sun 4pm (thru 9/7): brooklyn cyclones baseball season, a far less expensive option than the majors, continues at coney island’s mcu park. today’s special promo event: harry potter night. $17. >>

sun 4pm (weekly): the moving pictures screening series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with a kill bill: volumes 1 and 2 double feature. free. >>

sun 4pm doors, 4:30pm show: can you even? hosts josh gondelman + jeffery self test the practical skills that millennials have to see if they indeed can even. the bell house (gowanus), $5 adv, $8 dos. >>

sun 4:30pm (sundays thru 7/30): the annual laughter in the park continues a series of free outdoor comedy shows with sherrod small (race wars), langston kerman (insecure), leighann lord (startalk), myq kaplan (small, dork and handsome), and gary vider (conan) at brooklyn bridge park’s granite prospect (brooklyn heights). free. >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show, littlefield (gowanus): here for drama, a reality show reading series to benefit planned parenthood nyc votes, assembles a cast of comedians and performers to act out an episode of the real housewives of beverly hills. $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): animators, cartoonists and other artists project their on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines at the picture this! show. hosted by ian fidance. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show (sundays thru 7/30): stay artsy after gallery hours when the museum of modern art’s sculpture garden opens up for the annual summergarden jazz and contemporary music series. this year’s series is titled ‘new music for new york,’ and continues tonight with marquis hill project premiering ‘grace in motion.’ free admission. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: sasheer zamata’s party time! variety show, hosted by former snl cast member sasheer zamata, features sets by david cross (mr show, arrested development), wyatt cenac (the daily show), maria heinegg (bravo) and cocoon central dance team, plus music by dj donwill. the bell house (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

fri-sun: the annual inked magazine new york empire state tattoo expo returns with tattoo artists, competitions, music, burlesque, vendors and more. new york hilton midtown, $30. >>

fri-sun: more than 10 local comedy storytelling shows convene under one roof over three days for the annual storyfest. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

fri-sun: the 13th annual rural route film festival, screening films set outside of the city, is centered around the theme ‘singer-songwriters (…in suspense)’ and includes live music each day. museum of the moving image (astoria) and brooklyn grange rooftop farm (lic), $15+. >>

fri-sun: go nightclubbing in 1977-80 downtown new york via screenings of video selections from pat ivers and emily armstrong’s cable tv show that documented the burgeoning punk and no wave scenes of the time. ivers, armstrong, suicide’s martin rev, the patti smith group’s jay dee daugherty, and the dead boys’s jeff magnum will be in attendance at various screenings. anthology film archives (east village), $11 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 7/20: get spooked out of your seat at the 10th edition of the scary movies festival, showcasing 17 frightful premieres and vintage slashers with special appearances. opening night’s terrifier will be followed by a ‘cake, clowns, + corpses’-themed party. film society of lincoln center (uws), $14+ general, $11+ students/seniors. >>

sat-sun various times: it’s national ice cream day this sunday! enjoy free frozen treats, buy-one-get-one deals, and events at carvel, magnum, 16 handles, the museum of food and drink, and more. thrillist has a roundup here, plus the hester street fair’s annual ice cream social is also saturday.

sat-sun 11am-6pm (opening reception sat 6-10pm, runs weekends thru 7/30): re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:, the 12th iteration of an evolving group exhibition held in the former pfizer pharmaceuticals factory in south williamsburg, opens with performances sat 6-10pm. free. >>

sat-sun 12-9pm: get your hands dirty at crushed, the first-ever brooklyn dirty book fair, featuring erotic art and literature in the form of books, zines, photography, films, performances, and a live cake sitting. point green studio (greenpoint), free admission. >>

sat-sun 2-10pm: the annual out in the streets festival moves to bushwick’s the well with two full days of live music from almost 20 bands including a place to bury strangers, caveman, monogold, psychic twin, surf rock is dead, tall juan, and more. food and drinks will be available for purchase. the well (bushwick), $15+. >>

sat-sun various times: free summerstage shows this weekend: los pericos, chico batman, and la vida bohéme (sat 3pm, central park), the legendary ladies of skyy and felix hernandez rhythm revue (sat 5pm, queensbridge park), and a fela kuti tribute with roy ayers, seun kuti + egypt 80 (sun 3pm, central park). >>

sat-sun various times: the warriors, jaws, meatballs part ii, stand by me, over the edge, and more screen at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $10 (free midnights). >>

thru 7/18: japan cuts, north america’s largest festival of new japanese film, returns for an 11th year with blockbusters, documentaries, animations, restored classics and avant-garde selections, plus post-show q+a’s, parties, and more. japan society (midtown east), $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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