scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including 15 food events and cultural festivals, book sales, free outdoor yoga and tai chi, open art studios, the urban bear fest, 35 years of tmnt, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
mary poppins returns. john golden parking lot in john golden park (bayside). >>
mary poppins returns. frank d. o’connor playground (elmhurst). >>
paris to pittsburg at kingsland wildflowers green roof + community center (greenpoint). >>
ralph breaks the internet. stroud playground (crown heights). >>
smallfoot. ballfields in de witt clinton park (hell’s kitchen). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. bush clinton park in red hook recreation area (red hook). >>
the incredibles 2. wolfe’s pond park (staten island). >>

fri 9:30am-9pm (+ sat): over 140 lgbt cartoonists, scholars, publishers, and librarians convene for queers + comics, a two-day conference showcasing and analyzing queer comics and the craft of cartooning. school of visual arts (gramercy), $20 for friday-saturday. >>

fri 4-7pm, sat 9am-4pm: for the inaugural manhattan concours, approximately 25 collector automobiles will be showcased along brookfield place’s waterfront plaza (battery park). free. >>

fri 5pm-midnight: get the beach ball rolling at brooklyn brewery’s annual party tartly day, a beach-themed celebration with yacht rock, burlesque, kinetic sand to play with, outfit contests, pizza, and raffles. bonus: the first 100 guests get a free can of bel air sour beer and a beer-infused cupcake. the brooklyn brewery (williamsburg), free admission. >>

fri 6:30pm: 16 works by sva’s mps directing class of 2019 screen at the annual masters in directing short film fest. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

fri 7pm: lambda-award-winning author and editor tom cardamone and a selection of queer writers will read selections from crashing cathedrals, a new collection of essays honoring author and lgbt essayist edmund white. mcnally jackson (williamsburg), free. >>

fri 7pm (on view thru 6/9): trestle gallery’s annual group exhibition features artwork by current studio members, artists-in-residence, and staff. opening reception and silent auction tonight. trestle gallery (sunset park), free admission. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by alex song (fallon), alex english (viceland), sophie santos (the lesbian agenda), drew tessier (yaaas fest), and kendall farrell (sirius xm). hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm (thurs, fri, and sat thru 5/25): the drilling company casts shakespeare’s hamlet as a woman in hamlet: princess of denmark, presented for six nights outdoors at bryant park (midtown west). free. >>

fri 7pm: jump around at secretformula’s 90’s vs 00’s hip-hop and rnb sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos. schimanski (williamsburg), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 7:45pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, plus filmmaker appearances, live music, and after parties at a dozen outdoor venues across the city. tonight: a collection of short films, live music by nadah el shazly, q+a, and an after party with free kettle one vodka and corona. green-wood cemetery, $16. >>

canceled fri 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at the awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex shop. tonight’s edition features ian goldstein, ayanna dookie, dionne thornton, and host natalie wall. bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’ or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 8pm (monthly): an all-lady lineup of storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight: sydnee washington, irene fagan merrow, christine pineiro, laura zablotsky, and heart2heart. the pit (flatiron), $11 ($1 of each ticket sold will go to moms demand action). >>

fri 8pm: barrow’s intense tasting room in industry city hosts the holy hand grenade stand-up comedy show, featuring khalid rahmaan (conan), katie hannigan (colbert), mark normand (fallon), jill weiner (lap dance saloon), raj belani, and alex koltchak. free. >>

fri 8pm-midnight: night at the museum: moma ps1 opens its doors for after-hours viewing of its exhibitions, a dj set by jadalareign, outdoor screenings, and a beer garden with suds from queens-based breweries. moma ps1 (lic), $15. >>

fri 8pm-2am (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring more than 25 live electronic music and visual artists in two rooms. the deep end (ridgewood), free. >>

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show: seattle indie-pop punk band tacocat plays music hall of williamsburg. sammi lanzetta, and control top open. $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

fri 8:30pm: comics compete to come up with the worst new money-themed tv show ideas in front of a panel of ‘network execs’ at the bad pitches show. in honor of game of thrones, tonight’s theme is fantasy. crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by joyelle nicole johnson (seth meyers), anthony moore (comedy central), david drake (comedians you should know), julia solomon, and matt bachus, plus music by douglas widick. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by tom thakkar (comedy central), mike brown (adult swim), leah bonnema (trutv), greg stone (netflix), greg barris (heart of darkness), and zilla vodnas. hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. free admission. >>

this event is saturday fri 9pm: gemini + scorpio’s annual swing house party brings ‘a 1920’s speakeasy, remixed’ to gowanus, with music by svetlana + the delancey five and electro-swing djs, a free dance class at 9:30pm, and free bubly 9-10pm. gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus), $20 until 12:30am, $10 after. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of 1990’s captain america at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>



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sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bumblebee. father macris park (staten island). >>
sing. hunter’s point south park (lic). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. hallets cove in socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
the incredibles 2. john jay park (ues). >>
the incredibles 2. frank frisch field (in mosholu parkway) (bronx). >>
the incredibles 2. bensonhurst park (bensonhurst). >>

sat various times: catch the kitsch at these eurovision song contest viewing parties:
hardware bar (hell’s kitchen) >>
hibernia bar (hell’s kitchen) >>
rise bar (hell’s kitchen) >>
the liberty nyc (midtown west) >>
tonic bar (times square) >>

sat: various times: select museums offer free or discounted admission and special programming for the 10th annual art museum day, including the guggenheim (2-for-1 admission), the museum of arts and design (pay-what-you-wish 10am-6pm), the jewish museum (free), and more. >>

sat 7am: cheer on the runners and get inspired at the brooklyn half-marathon. the largest half-marathon in the country starts near the brooklyn museum and ends at the coney island boardwalk. >>

sat 10am until ?: scoop up ‘slightly shelf-worn books at deep discounts’ at greenlight bookstore’s book sidewalk sale. fort greene location. >>

sat 10am-4pm (saturdays thru 10/26): brooklyn grange opens their long island city rooftop farm to the public to explore, enjoy the fresh air, and buy fresh produce. optional guided tours ($18) are available at 11am + 2pm. free admission. >>

sat 10am-4pm: the west 102nd + 103rd streets block association block party and yard sale returns with locals and vendors selling used household items, electronics, jewelry, clothing, toys, and more. west 103rd street bet. west end avenue and riverside drive. >>

sat 10am-4pm (+ 9/14): get some new or used wheels at the brooklyn bike jumble, a seasonal outdoor bicycle flea market for all things bike-related. jj byrne playground (park slope), free admission. >>

sat 11am: to commemorate the 75th anniversary of d-day, a dozen green douglas dc-3 aircraft will be conducting a flyover of the hudson river. >>

sat 11am-6pm: 50 vinyl dealers set up shop to help in your quest to expand your music collection at the annual brooklyn flea record fair. next to smorgasburg in east river state park (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 12pm: the hamrahlid choir, a 52-member icelandic choir currently performing with bjork, presents a free concert of choral music at the shed (hudson yards). first come, first served. >>

sat 12-5pm: try out more than 100 new games and meet their developers at playcrafting’s spring play game expo. bonus: free pizza. microsoft times square, free admission. >>

sat 1pm: everybody cut loose at the dance parade and dancefest. the 13th annual event features 10,000 dancers of all styles, from ballet to breakdance, boogying from broadway + 21st street to astor place before heading to tompkins square park for more performances, dance lessons, and social dances. free. >>

sat 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: face your recurring high school nightmares head-on by tackling real standardized test questions at the sloshed sats trivia/drinking game/comedy show. hosted by michael wolf. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door (save 20% online with promo code ‘skint’). >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: 22-member ensemble contemporaneous and berimbau sextet projeto arcomusical join forces for roda, an exploration music for strings, from the kora to the harp to the cello to the berimbau. littlefield (gowanus), $10+. >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: located at a riverside urban farm, the campfire storytelling show features tales by michelle buteau (netflix), guitler raphael (risk!), sean patton (comedy central), and comedic folk duo friends who folk. north brooklyn farms (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): musicians, comedians, comedy musicians and musical comedians take the stage at the odd rock comedy hour, a funny fusion hosted by rob paravonian. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv with promo code ‘orchvip’ (reg. $10). >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the weekly bitches brew comedy show returns to its monthly home, bushwick’s pine box rock shop, with alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel writer), xazmin garza (sirius xm), geoffrey asmus, and tito garza. hosted by shelby taylor. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

sat 8pm: dirty dancing… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate dirty dancing (1987) using only what they can remember from watching the film once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. the pit (gramercy), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 8pm: nyc-based chamber ensemble tak performs an album release concert featuring works by contemporary composers featured on the album as well as their call for scores winner. university settlement (les), $10-25 sliding scale admission. >>

sat 8pm (season ends today): the all-volunteer, community-based new york repertory orchestra‘s 2018-19 concert season wraps with a performance of shostakovich’s october, haydn’s symphony no. 19, and lalo’s symphonie espagnole. the church of st. mary the virgin (times square), free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: atmospheric indie duo verdigrls plays a record release show at trans-pecos, (ridgewood) with support from den-mate and anna altman. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 9pm: gemini + scorpio’s annual swing house party brings ‘a 1920’s speakeasy, remixed’ to gowanus, with music by svetlana + the delancey five and electro-swing djs, a free dance class at 9:30pm, and free bubly 9-10pm. gemini + scorpio loft (gowanus), $20 until 12:30am, $10 after. >>

sat 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot remake series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. tonight, the group takes on harry potter and the order of the phoenix. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 10pm doors: dj kampire and bearcat play a red bull music festival party at black flamingo (williamsburg). $10. >>

sat 10pm doors, 10:30pm show: dreampop musician tamaryn plays littlefield (gowanus). $15 adv, $18 dos. >>

sat 10:30pm (monthly): tonight’s full moon means it’s time again for gathering the coven, lauren maul’s comedic talk show that features magical comedians, practicing witches, and musicians. tonight’s show features comedians rosa escandón, selena coppock, and gabe morales, and dj sheila b. the pit (gramercy), $8. >>

sat 11pm: rock out at the metal af heavy metal night party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp. >>


sun 8:30am sign-in opens: aids walk new york, the largest single-day aids fundraising event in the world, returns to central park with proceeds benefiting gmhc and other area aids service organizations. opening ceremony featured speaker u.s. senator and presidential candidate kirsten gillibrand, post-walk show with margaret cho and performers from rupaul’s drag race for those who raise $200+. free to register and there’s no fundraising minimum to participate. >>

sun 11am-2pm: stop ’n’ swap: bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, electronics, and books that you no longer need, and leave with something new-to-you at grow nyc’s semi-regular community reuse event. ps 9 schoolyard (prospect heights), free admission. >>

sun 11am-3pm: café altro paradiso hosts its third annual bake sale for planned parenthood, where 50 bakers and chefs from nyc and beyond have whipped up delicious desserts, with all of the proceeds being donated to planned parenthood. café altro paradiso (south village), free admission (food tickets are $5 each). >>

sun 11am-6pm: hoboken! the 25th annual hoboken arts + music festival features artists, crafters, food vendors, and three stages of music, including headliner buster poindexter. free admission. >>

sun 12-5pm: find your new best furry friend at adoptapalooza. the pet adoption event returns with more than 500 dogs, cats and rabbits from 30 area shelters and rescue groups in need of a home. the event also includes free microchipping, training tips a photo booth, and more. union square park, free admission (adoption fees vary). >>

sun 12-5:30pm: the 60th annual park slope house tour offers peeks inside six unique neighborhood homes, followed by a lecture by local architect-historian francis morrone. $25 adv, $30 day of. >>

sun 3pm (season ends today): the greenwich village orchestra wraps its season with ‘the earth in context,’ a program including copland’s quiet city and holst’s the planets. all saints church (ues), suggested donation: $20 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sun 4pm, 7pm (+ 5/21-22): tcm big screen classics presents 30th anniversary screenings of steel magnolias at select theaters. various prices. >>

sun 5:30pm: worriers, awakebutstillinbed, and pity party play baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12. >>

sun 6pm + 8pm (+ 5/20 7:30pm): white wave presents its fourth annual soloduo dance festival, featuring solos and duets by 29 local + international choreographers. dixon place (les), $20-25 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with dina hashem (comedy central), ashley gavin (sirius xm), brian allen mitchell, daniel perafan, and carl sonnefeld. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): ralph breaks the internet. lt. joseph petrosino park (bensonhurst). >>

sun 8pm: comedian jason burke is moving to los angeles. send him off with a full lineup of local performers at the l.a. is for quitters farewell comedy show. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

sun 8pm: at new material night, professional comedians test works-in-progress and give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at their process. tonight: aasif mandvi (the daily show, hosted by nat towsen (esquire). the pit underground (gramercy), $10. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: fill up at one or several of these 15 food events and cultural festivals. free admission unless otherwise noted.

► fri thru sun: the 43rd annual saint george ukrainian festival. e 7th street bet. 2nd + 3rd aves. >>

► sat 10-5pm, sun 1:30pm: the annual viking fest and norwegian day parade (bay ridge).

► sat 10am-6pm: the 20th annual romania day festival. broadway between fulton street and bowling green park (fidi). >>

► sat 11am-5pm: the annual ethnic festival. union settlement way (east harlem). >>

► sat + sun 10am-6pm: the annual ninth avenue international food festival. ninth avenue bet 42nd + 57th streets. >>

► sat + sun 11am-6pm: the ninth annual nyc vegetarian food festival. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv with promo code ‘theskintveg’ (reg. $30 adv $40 door general / $20 adv, $30 door students/seniors / $5 end-of day tickets will be available starting at 4pm based on capacity). >>

sponsored: sat + sun 12-8pm: the second annual world’s fare. citi field (flushing). save 20% with promo code ‘theskint20’ >>

► sat + sun 12:30-5:30pm: the marketplace at the harlem stroll. morningside park. >>

► sun 10am-6pm: the annual fabulous fifth ave fair. fifth avenue from sterling place to 12th street (park slope). >>

► sun 11am-4pm: 40th asian american pacific islander heritage celebration. mott street, south of canal street (chinatown). >>

► sun 11am-5pm: nepal day parade. madison ave at 38th street to madison square park. >>

► sun 12-6pm: the fifth annual greek jewish festival. broome street bet. allen street + eldridge stret (les). >>

► sun 12-6pm: the 28th annual bayfest. emmons ave + e 27 street (sheepshead bay). >>

► sun 2-4pm: the brooklyn taco takedown. lot 45 (bushwick), $25. >>

► sun 3-9pm: black food festival. the canvas (williamsburg), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

fri thru sun: add to your bookshelf and save 20% on your entire purchase at book culture’s annual sale, taking place at three of the store’s locations. >>

fri thru sun (+ 5/31-6/2): the urbanspace meet the makers market returns to bryant park (midtown west). free admission. >>

fri thru sun: ambitious artist christo and filmmaker andrey m. paounov will do a+q following select screenings of walking on water, their documentary chronicling christo’s effort to create the effect of walking on water via a three-kilometer walkway over lake iseo in northern italy. film forum (south village), $15. >>

fri thru sun: the 14th annual harlem international film festival highlights films from around the world, as well as ones about harlem, made in harlem, or produced or directed by harlem residents. amc magic johnson, dwyer cultural center, $10+. >>

fri thru sun: the sixth between the seas festival of mediterranean performing arts returns with four days of dance, theater, and readings from the middle east, balkans, southern europe and nyc. theaterlab (midtown west) $20 general, $15 students. >>

fri thru sun: thousands of hirsute men and their admirers take over manhattan with bar crawls, dance parties, performances, a street fair, and more for the 11th annual urban bear fest. various locations, free-$30. >>

fri thru sun: elsewhere kicks off its rooftop party and performance season with roy ayers, love injection, neon indian (dj set), tiki disco, and more. elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick), various prices. >>

fri thru thru 5/20: columbia mfa film students show their work at the 32nd annual columbia university film festival, featuring film screenings, screenplay and teleplay readings, and an awards ceremony. various locations, free-$15. >>

fri thru 5/23: five resident artists of experimental theater collective mabou mines present their works in progress to the public. mabou mines (east village), free (rsvp). >>

fri thru thru 6/1: radiotheatre’s fourth annual edgar allan poe festival returns with 14 classic tales told with an original score and visual and sound effects. st. john’s sanctuary (west village), $12 plus ticket fees here, reg. $24. >>

fri thru 9/22: the whitney biennial features 75 contemporary artists and collectives working in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, performance, sound, film and video. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish fridays 7-9:30pm. >>

sat + sun (thru 9/15): take free outdoor yoga (saturdays 9:30am + 11am, sundays 10am) and tai chi (sundays 11:30am) classes at socrates sculpture park (lic).

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

sat + sun: prospect park’s spring fling celebrates the season with a weekend of special events and activities including birdwatching, a family fair, an 1860s-style ballgame, a staged reading of molière’s the misanthrope, and more. most events are free. >>

sat + sun: 50 nyc churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and meeting houses open their doors for guided tours and special programing during the landmarks conservancy’s ninth annual sacred sites open house. free admission. >>

sat-sun: see all the art at the ninth annual lic arts spring open studios. highlights include opening receptions for a women artists group show (sat 7-9pm) and lic-a member artists (sat 6-10pm). free.

sat + sun 11am-6pm: books for film buffs: browse and shop thousands of rare, vintage, and out-of-print books and periodicals, plus memorabilia, scripts, and other ephemera at the metrograph film book fair. the metrograph (les), free admission. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: tour the studios of nearly 100 painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, and video artists at the annual industry city open studios. printed guides will be available at innovation alley, (238 36th street, building 2). free. >>

sat 8pm, sun 2pm: the chelsea symphony performs courtney bryan’s sanctum, shostakovich’s symphony no. 5, dvořák’s violin concerto in a minor, and eric ewazen’s rhapsody for bass trombone and string orchestra at the dimenna center for classical music (midtown west), $20 suggested donation at the door, $25 adv for reserved seats. >>

sat 8pm, sun 7pm: powerplay, a women-centered celebration of healing and power at the shed (hudson yards), presents stories of individual power and collective action through hip hop, spoken word, music, dance, and moving images led by latashá and including nona hendryx, ashley august, and nyc high school students. $15. >>

sat thru mon: spend less on the dress at housing works’s annual bride on a buck sale, featuring gowns, shoes, and accessories for up to 80% off retail. housing works gramercy thrift shop, free admission (early entry sat 9am-11am for $20). >>

sat thru mon 11am-6pm: the biannual craft in focus festival at industry city offers hands-on workshops, master classes, and demonstrations on crafts including pottery, calligraffiti, letterpress poster making, chocolate making, and more. various prices. >>

sat thru 7/14 (closed mondays + tuesdays): nickelodeon presents 35 years of teenage mutant ninja turtles, an exhibit of iconic memorabilia, screenings, and more. take a shelfie (sorry) with the turtles at saturday’s grand opening. paley center for media (midtown west), free admission. >>

check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

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