scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including open house weekend, two dog costume parades, six film festivals, and more.


fri 11am-7pm (ends today): check out the latest running and fitness gear and technologies at the synchrony financial rock ‘n’ roll brooklyn health + fitness expo. jacob k. javits convention center (midtown west), free admission. >>

fri 6pm: two artists and an ethnobotanist dig into the roots of medical botany in a discussion moderated by new york academy of medicine curator anne garner. central booking art space (les), $5. >>

fri 6pm: learn about nebulae, supernovas and the search for habitable planets at ‘pregame your brain,’ a new series of happy hour science-based lessons at caveat (les). bonus: first 100 advance ticket sales include a free drink. $7 admission. >>

fri 6-9pm (+ sat 12-6pm): new york art residency and studios (nars) foundation and j+m studios host open studios for more than 50 artists. nars foundation (sunset park), free. >>

fri 6:30pm: add this to your travel itinerary: the book launch party for the queens and baltimore editions of the 111 places that you must not miss guidebook. light refreshments will be served. atelier roquette (red hook), free. >>

fri 7pm: black forest brooklyn (fort greene) celebrates oktoberfest with a keg-tapping (free beer!), a mug-holding competition, a costumed selfie contest, and live music by slavic soul party. $10 admission. >>

just added fri 7pm: inclusive, body positive clothing brand smartglamour hosts a fundraising party and mini documentary premiere with live music, a photo booth, a silent auction, food, and more. wework soho west (soho), $5. >>

fri 7pm: free outdoor movie screening: ghostbusters at rockefeller park (battery park). >>

fri 7pm (ends today): in honor of thelonious monk‘s 100th birthday, jazz at lincoln center’s hosts a free two-day symposium including a screening of roger vadim’s les liaisons dangereuses (1960). jazz at lincoln center’s frederick p. rose hall (midtown west), free. >>

fri 7pm, 8:20pm (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with an evening of entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. tonight, hear talks on the cyborg feminism, how augmented and virtual realities are changing the way we learn, and the statistical likelihood of you being killed by zombies, witches, or ghouls. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for  the presentations at 8:20pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

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 alanis morissette. triskelion arts (greenpoint), $13-15. >>

fri 7-9pm (monthly): you don’t have to be quiet during the library after hours, a monthly event at nypl that’s more about celebrating than reading. tonight’s ‘halloween masquerade‘ theme includes a literary costume parade co-judged by project runway‘s tim gunn, displays of ghoulish archival photos + rare books, 16mm short film screenings, music, things to keep the kids busy, and more. food + beverages will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free (rsvp). >>

fri 7:30pm + 9:30pm (monthly): uptown jazz tentet performs at tonight’s jazz in the cave series at st. george’s church (gramercy). $15 admission includes drinks. >>

fri 7:30-10pm (ends today): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns for one last night at prospect park’s lefrak center this season with a michael jackson’s thriller/halloween theme. $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 harmony holiday (hollywood forever, vincent guerra (when hollywood comes to you), alex dimitrov (pushcart prize winner), and libby burton (soft volcano). donation-based beer and wine will be as free-flowing as the verse. roots cafe (south slope), free admission. >>

fri 8pm (biweekly thru 12/15): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by alex teachey about the search for exomoons, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

fri 8:30pm: (monthly): liz barrett’s puntastically named grin + barrett comedy show returns with standup by ryan donahue (kimmel), alison leiby (the president show), lucie steiner (funny or die), petey deabreu, lucas connolly, and dan abraham. hosted by jill weiner. beauty bar (gramercy), free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by khalid rahman, chanel ali, christi chiello, tito garza, and melissa diaz. hosted by melissa stokoski. 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: kate willett (comedy central), sean donnelly (conan), leclerc andre darguin (laughs), brian parise, danny felts, regina decicco, and amber rollo. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-15 (advance purchase required). >>

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 katie skiff, kambri crews, and erin rose chan. hosted by lynn bixenspan and morgan pielli. q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

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 will miles (the chris gethard show) and julia kottakis (‘madge the vadge’), storytelling by aaron berg (this is not happening), and burlesque by luna lee. ucb (east village), $7. >>


The original Queens Beer Festival returns this Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 15th. Taste new, seasonal and hard to find craft brews from the best in NY – Queens (like Big aLICe, ICONYC, Rockaway & SingleCut) Brooklyn (think Brooklyn Brewery, Greenpoint and Sixpoint) , The Bronx (Bronx Brewery anyone?), Long Island (Blue Point, Greenport,…) and Upstate too!

A ticket gets you unlimited beer and a souvenir mug. While you sip on the best, enjoy tunes from Audio Revival live, take in the city views, and visit food vendors at the famed LIC Flea & Food (the fest is right inside the market!).

Click here for 25% off tickets with the promo code “theskint25” and check out the brewery lineup.

Second Annual Queens Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday Oct 14 & 15 12pm-5:30pm
LIC Flea & Food 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City
Just a six minute ferry ride away from Manhattan’s East 34th Street via NYC Ferry!


sat 10am-3pm: increase your personal library without breaking the bank (we’re talking just $1 each) at the annual big brooklyn book sale, returning to brooklyn public library’s central library plaza (prospect heights). free admission. >>

sat 11am (+ 10/21, 10/28): become an ace leaf peeper with local expert lisa nett as your guide. prospect park, $13. >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop 15 local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 12-6pm: open your mind and mouth for spoon university’s fourth annual brainfood conference, featuring talks from tv and web food personalities, food art installations, networking opportunities, and free food. brooklyn expo center, $30 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $50-60). >>

sat 12-6pm: talib kweli, les nubians, and dj spinna play the restoration rocks! concert at restoration plaza (bed-stuy). free. >>

sat 12:30pm: no, they’re not sleepwalking. hundreds of pj-clad folks will be walking across the brooklyn bridge for the pajama walk, a fundraiser for nonprofit pajama program. >>

sat 12:30-6pm: the new york city brewers guild’s fourth annual blocktoberfest features beers from 25 breweries, plus live music, games, and food available for purchase. the well (bushwick), $20 admission includes five 4oz samples. >>

sat 2-7pm: cassette store day tape meet: collectors, labels, and djs gather for shopping, listening, and drinking. space ninety 8 (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 3:10pm, film forum (west village) screens a restored and uncut print of g.w. pabst’s diary of a lost girl (1929), starring louise brooks, with live piano accompaniment by steve sterner. $15. >>

sat 6pm (monthly): happy hour gets happier at the bowery comedy show, an earlier comedy show to start your night off with smiles. tonight’s lineup includes stand up by blair socci (mtv), crystian ramirez (comedy central), rob haze (adam devine’s house party), carlos delgado (redacted tonight), and kristin manna. hosted by carolyn busa and chelsea taylor. the map room at the bowery electric, free. >>

sat 6:45pm: sick jokes, bro! no, literally. performers at the sick comedy show share the humor found in some of the most difficult times of their lives. hosted by ilana michelle rubin. legion bar (williamsburg), free. >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 5/12): pianist shai wosner plays chopin to schubert at today’s season opener of the peoples’ symphony concerts classical music series. washington irving auditorium (gramercy), $14. >>

sat 8pm: scream to a catalog of over 800 songs at punk rock karaoke‘s benefit for the third wave fund. silent barn (bushwick), $10 donation. >>

sat 8pm-2am: dance to britpop and indiepop at the return of the party people dance party. brooklyn bazaar cellar lounge (greenpoint), free. >>

sat 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: get saved from sadness at church night, a religious parody show ‘reminiscent of a prairie home companion on acid.’ cobra club (bushwick), $10 suggested donation at the door. >>

sat 9pm (biweekly): the human citizen comedy show, hosted by koshin egal and ben totushek, features stand-up sets by tyler richardson (laughs on fox), molly ruben-long (seeso), rosebud baker (red eye), dan perlman (that’s my bus!), marvin lattimore, lawrence deloach, and aj thompson. art cafe and bar (prospect heights), free before 8pm, $5 after. >>

sat 9:30pm: show your commitment to sparkle motion at a screening of donnie darko, which includes an actual, wearable bunny suit for one devoted fan. videology (williamsburg), $12 general admission, $100 includes the costume. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: that’s the way janet goes edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b, hip-hop, plus a hefty serving of janet jackson on the 20th anniversary of her album the velvet rope. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

sat 10:30pm: fireworks! keep your eyes on the skies near governors island. >>


sun 10am-5:30pm: 30 sweet makers sell macaroons, donuts, pies, chocolates, ice cream, and more at the nyc artisanal sweet treats bazaar, setting up shop at this week’s grand bazaar nyc (uws). free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

sun 12pm: go on a street art bike ride through williamsburg and bushwick. meet at time’s up!’s williamsburg space. free (donations accepted). >>

sun 12-5pm: get pickled at lower east side pickle day, an annual street fair filled with 20 picklers and 30 restaurants offering cukes, kimchee, beets, and more. orchard street between east houston + delancey streets (les), free admission. >>

sun 1-6pm: shop vintage, new, and handmade stuff at metal bar saint vitus’s annual halloween flea market (greenpoint). free admission. >>

sun 2pm, 7pm (+ 10/18): the princess bride comes back to select movie theaters in honor of its 30th anniversary. various movie theaters and prices. >>

sun 3-6pm: jack up your jack-o-lantern with led lights, unique carving techniques, and even lasers at a pumpkin hacking workshop. byo pumpkin. nyc resistor (boerum hill), $10. >>

sun 4pm (weekly): the moving pictures screening series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with a double feature of scream and cabin in the woods. free. >>

sun 4pm (monthly): classic album sunday: learn the story behind and listen to the strokes’s 2001 album this is it from start to finish on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment. magick city (greenpoint), $10. >>

sun 4pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm: all you zombies show your faces at the 11th annual zombie crawl. arrive in costume or have one of the makeup artists go to town on you for $10+. meets at lucky, dream baby, and maiden lane (les/alphabet city), free admission for the meetup and crawl, $15 for the after party. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): comedians and native new yorkers ilana michelle rubin (reductress) and lana schwartz (the toast) invite friends and performers to talk about where they grew up at the my hometown show. quimby’s bookstore (williamsburg), free. >>

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: in jo firestone’s a hastily written masterpiece starring the audience, comedians write a silly musical script filled with songs from popular artists, and members of the audience perform them. tonight’s show takes on the songs of beyoncé, taylor swift, and whitney houston. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): sasheer zamata’s party time! variety show, hosted by former snl cast member sasheer zamata, features sets by janeane garofalo, anthony devito, sam jay, and musician kate davis. bonus: free snacks from enlightened marshmallow treats while supplies last. the bell house (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 8pm: prove you’re the chosen one at an evening of buffy trivia. videology (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 8pm: psych rock and shoegaze bands violets are wet, the adventures of the silver spaceman, kela, and kayleigh beard play sunnyvale (east williamsburg). $10. >>

sun 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): we may be on the brink of an apocalypse, but the not dead yet comedy/variety show wants to remind you that we’re still alive with a night of music, videos, comedy, and poetry. hosted by lorelei ramirez. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $7 door. >>

all weekend

fri thru 10/23: a first major restoration print of george romero’s 1968 zombie classic night of the living dead, overseen by romero himself, screens at film forum (west village). friday’s 7:30pm show includes q+a with the film’s producer, screenwriter, and actor/sound engineer. $15. >>

sat + sun various times: 240 architecturally significant historic and contemporary buildings and public spaces offer tours and talks during the 15th annual open house new york weekend. 140 sites can be visited free-of-charge without reservations; the remaining 100 required $5 reservations which are sold out. >>

sat + sun various times: volunteer in your community at it’s my park day parks and public spaces service projects. >>

sat 9am-7pm, sun 9am-3pm: the country’s best wheelchair basketball teams come to nyc for the 17th annual matthew sapolin memorial wheelchair basketball tournament, one of the largest events of its kind in the northeast. poly prep country day school gymnasium (brooklyn), free. >>

sat + sun 10am-6pm: greenpeace’s arctic sunrise ship sails down the atlantic coast to raise awareness about the dangers of oil drilling and plastic pollution, with a stop in brooklyn including free vessel tours all weekend and a concert saturday 7-10pm. brooklyn bridge park’s pier 6, free admission. >>

sat 11am-6pm, sun 11am-5pm: go analog at the annual machines in music modular synthesizer exhibition, showcasing exhibitors from america and europe, visual art, and live performances. knockdown center (maspeth), free admission. >>

sat + sun 12pm: costumed canines compete at the annual halloween harvest dog parade + costume contest (sat 12-4pm, luna park) and halloween howl + healthy hound fair (sun 12-3pm, carl schurz park). free.

sponsored sat + sun 12-5:30pm: drink unlimited craft beer from queens, brooklyn, the bronx, long island, and upstate and get a souvenir mug at the second annual queens beer festival. lic flea + food (long island city), 25% off tickets with promo code ‘theskint25’ >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: take a self-guided tour of 45 chelsea artists’ work spaces in 10 buildings during the annual high line open studios. free. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: more than 60 vintage apparel and accessories retailers and private dealers will be yours for the browsing at the a current affair pop-up vintage marketplace. industry city (sunset park), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

sat thru 10/21: all that jazz. the third annual bric jazzfest features dance, documentary screenings, panel discussions, and three nights of concerts. bric house (fort greene), free-$30. >>

continuing thru sunday: more than 60 visual and performance artists take over spaces along 14th street from avenue c to the hudson river for the annual art in odd places festival. opening reception friday 6-8pm on 14th street bet seventh + eighth aves. free. >>

continuing thru sunday: dance your brass off at the 11th annual honk nyc! music festival, bringing 16 street bands to parks, galleries, public spaces and venues. free-$15. >>

continuing thru 10/26: get your fill of film with these festivals/series:
sat 1pm-midnight: the 11th annual korean american film festival new york. wythe hotel screening room (williamsburg), free-$15 (save 40% with promo code ‘skint40’). >>
thru 10/15: the brooklyn horror film festival. $13-18. >>
thru 10/15: the 10th annual bushwick film festival. free-$12. >>
thru 10/19: comin’ at ya! 35mm 3-d. quad cinema, $15 general, $12 seniors. >>
thru 10/20: the 10th annual imagine science film festival. various venues, free-$18. >>
thru 10/26: columbia maison française’s cinema of resistance film series. free. >>

continuing thru 2/11: artist and activist ai weiwei’s ‘good fences make good neighbors’ exhibition takes over 300+ sites across the boroughs. >>

our next event!

We’re taking you back to the days of your youth, with the skint’s ‘Reality Bites’ 80s + 90s Halloween Party! On Friday, October 27 at littlefield, trick-or-treat yo’ self: Bump in the night to angsty 80s + 90s anthems spun by DJ Brian Blackout, reel at throwback horror movie projections by Music Video Time Machine’s Stephen Pitalo, get caught in the web of our spooky photo booth, or just haunt the bar and get jack-o-lit with drink specials like the Cherry Bomb, the My Corona and the Tonic Youth.

the skint presents:
Reality Bites 80s + 90s Halloween Party
Friday, October 27 at 10:30pm
635 Sackett Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), Brooklyn (directions)
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, or Q to Atlantic Ave – Barclays Center
R to Union Street
F or G to Carroll Street
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