scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including the figment festival on roosevelt island, jackson galaxy’s cat camp, bookcon, six film festivals/series, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bumblebee. van cortlandt park (bronx). >>
coco before chanel. cedar hill in central park (ues). >>
creed ii. cpl. thompson park (staten island). >>
dangerous documentaries. metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn). >>
dunkirk. flight deck of the intrepid (hell’s kitchen). >>
e.t. the extra-terrestrial. paul raimonda playground (ditmars steinway). >>
owned; a tale of two americas. good life garden (bushwick), donations welcome. >>
tide film festival shorts. fort greene park (fort greene). >>

fri 10am-8pm (+ sat): the aclu 100 experience multi-city tour comes to brooklyn with two days of exhibits, performances, and discussions on topics including immigration, incarceration, voting rites, and more. the dumbo archway, free admission. >>

fri 5-9pm (select fridays thru 10/25): the intrepid sea, air + space museum offers free friday night admission on select dates through the season, with programming including lectures, performances, stargazing, and movie screenings. the intrepid sea, air + space museum (hell’s kitchen), reg. $33 general, $31 seniors. >>

fri 5:30-8:30pm (+ sat 2-7pm): the 26th annual red hook fest returns with a cookout, dance party, and music and dance performances at ps15 (fri) valentino park and pier (sat), free admission. >>

fri 6pm (+ select fridays thru 9/27): in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots, the whitney museum hosts queer history walking tours that explore the queer history of the neighborhood surrounding the museum. whitney museum of american art (meatpacking district), free (rsvp). >>

fri 6pm: technology innovation with a conscience: a panel of experts from ibm and the institute of electrical and electronics engineers discuss the intersection of healthcare, ethics, and artificial intelligence with moderator mariette dichristina, editor-in-chief of scientific american. the cooper union’s frederick p. rose auditorium (east village). free. >>

fri 6-9pm (+ sat 4-8pm): the clemente soto vélez cultural and educational center’s 23rd annual building-wide ‘open doors open studios’ features five floors of visual and performance art, plus theater, film, dance and musical events. the clemente (les), free. >>

fri 7pm: celebrating the best lgbtq books of the year, the lambda literary awards fiction finalists read from their works at the center for fiction (fort greene). free. >>

fri 7pm: bottleneck gallery presents a 35mm screening of the lost boys (1987) at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

fri 7:30pm (fridays thru october): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight: spice girls in xanadu. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: laugh and scream at hoff’s horrorfest, where comedian hoff matthews will host a screening of david cronenberg’s videodrome (1983) interspersed with comedy bits and prize giveaways. cantina royal (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 7:30pm doors: screamin’ rebel angels, britt thomas + the breaker boys, and tight lipped play the rooftop at our wicked lady (east williamsburg). $10. >>

fri 8pm (season ends today): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a talk by david helfand on all of space and time, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). 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 emma willmann (colbert), brian parise (the daily show), alex english (viceland), andrew schiavone (siriusxm), aimee rose ranger (the ranger zone), and chike robinson. hosted by naomi karavani. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8pm: your first beer and all the laughs are free at karen, a stand-up comedy show hosted by emily winter and featuring ismael loutfi (kimmel), peter revello (comedy central), fareeha khan (mtv), andrew casertano (animal planet), brittany carney, and mike lasher. hosted by emily winter. precious metal (bushwick), free admission. >>

fri 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: her-icane comedy, an all female-identifying stand-up show benefiting disaster relief, features stand up by akilah hughes (pod save america), taylor ortega (kim possible), jordan jensen, and feminist musical comedy duo free the mind. hosted by kate villa (the break with michelle wolf) and jenny gorelick (jenny’s birthday show). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 11pm: djs shred and ash spin up a depeche mode + duran duran party at drom (east village/alphabet city). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 11pm: emo night brooklyn takes over all three floors of brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) with dj sets, live performances, and more. $10-15. >>


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
aladdin. westerleigh park (staten island). >>
incredibles 2. kissena corridor park (flushing). >>
iron man. willowbrook park (staten island). >>
mary poppins returns. carl schurz park basketball court (yorkville). >>
mary poppins returns. mckinley park (dyker heights). >>
ralph breaks the internet. marc and jason’s playground (prospect lefferts gardens). >>

sat 10am (saturdays 10am, wednesdays 6:30pm): take a free outdoor barre class at the waterfront terrace at brookfield place (battery park). >>

sat 10am-6pm: street art group bushwick collective throws its eighth annual block party, featuring live street-art, a beer garden, food trucks, vendors, and live music including headliner rick ross. also in the area, explore open studios and street activities at art in action’s art crawl. free admission.

sat 11am-5pm: go thrifting at the 21st annual jane street block association street sale, filling the west village block with residents selling clothing, jewelry, books, home goods, and more. jane street between 8th avenue + hudson street, free admission. >>

sat 12-3pm the department of transportation brings back its free bike helmet giveaways. today’s giveaway is being held outside the office of nyc council member helen rosenthal (uws), with more to come throughout the spring/summer season. >>

sat 12-6pm (+ 6/8 11am-7pm at jackie robinson park): the city is full of diversity; get immersed in it at the 10th annual nyc multicultural festival, highlighting live performances, crafts, and food from around the world. st. nicholas avenue bet. 141st + 145th streets (harlem), free. >>

sat 1pm + 3pm (monthly thru 9/7): the annual rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival at governors island opens the season with ensemble connect. rain date: sunday. >>

sat 1-5pm (thru september: saturdays 1-5pm, wednesdays 6-8pm): canoe gowanus? take a short self-guided canoe tour of the gowanus canal. free (donations encouraged). >>

sat 1-6pm: local culture abounds at the made in queens (site city future) variety show and exhibition, showcasing queens-based visual artists, musicians, dancers, poets, circus performers, urban designers, and more. plaxall gallery (lic), free admission. >>

sat 2-10pm: crack magazine celebrates 100 issues and launching in nyc with a rooftop party at elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick), featuring music by beautiful swimmers, kiki kudo, and nick boyd. free (rsvp). >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): this month’s free first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates pride month with an evening of live music, art-making, and performances in conjunction with the exhibition nobody promised you tomorrow: art 50 years after stonewall. highlights include music by new york city gay men’s chorus and dj amber valentine, a book club with project runway judge elaine welteroth and the bold world author jodie patterson, and exhibition tours. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight’s season opener: emily king, durand jones + the indications, madison mcferrin, and dj reborn at rumsey playfield in central park. >>

sat 6-10pm (+ 7/6): switch between three djs and control your own dance party at quiet clubbing’s silent disco. pier i at riverside park south (uws), free admission (note: a credit or debit card is required for the check in process to use the headphones). >>

sat 6:30pm: the new york guitar festival‘s 20th anniversary concert celebrates the legacy of blues musician memphis minnie with a tribute concert on the banks of the hudson river. the diverse lineup includes nicole atkins, rafiq bhatia, binky griptite, vernon reed, brandee younger, and more. waterfront plaza at brookfield place, free. >>

sat 6:30pm, 8:30pm: comedian jon glaser (delocated, parks and recreation) tries out some material to see if it might work for a live special. or not. with guest scott adsit (30 rock). littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

sat 6:30pm: romance is magic at a celebration of women romance novel writers, including 10+ local authors, drinks, sweets, and a raffle. books are magic (cobble hill), free admission. >>

sat 7pm: indie arcade bar/event space wonderville holds its official grand opening tonight, with free play for all. wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 7pm-midnight: have the time of your life at the seventh annual red hook community prom, held in an actual school gym. proceeds from the 70s-90s party benefit the cora dance youth programs. south brooklyn community high school (red hook), pay-what-you-can admission ($10 minimum suggested). >>

sat 7:30pm: comedians give their best take on what a famous piece of art means before being schooled by a professional expert at modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free >>

sat 7:30pm: local stage magician tanya solomon kicks off the national tour of her solo show, tanya solomon: truth assassin, at rubulad (email rsvp for bushwick address). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): ride into the ranger zone, a comedy + poetry variety show hosted by twin sisters aimee rose and april ranger. tonight: claudia cogan, fumi abe, ben katzner, and kelly bachman. branded saloon (prospect heights), free admission (drink or food purchase suggested). >>

sat 8pm (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: ronny chieng (the daily show), heidi gardner (snl), jay jurden (timeout new york‘s ‘comedians to watch in 2019’), and more. hosted by 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 8:30pm doors: things will be buzzing at underground art party throwers rubulad’s bee movie party. beehive hairdos welcome. email rsvp for bushwick address, $10 adv or before 10pm, $15 otherwise. >>

sat 9:30pm: two hot teens (comedians mary houlihan and ian lockwood) host a comedy show while dealing with the everyday drama that comes from being popular and beautiful. tonight’s ‘summer vacation’ edition includes julio torres (snl), brett davis (comedy central ‘comics to watch’), joe rumrill (the chris gethard show), and more. brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), $10. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: june is for j.lo edition, dj steve reynolds plays rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop from the 1990s + 2000s all night, plus an extra dose of jennifer lopez to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut album. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

sat 11pm: queer party yas mama pays tribute to shakira with djs, dancing, and drag. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5 adv, $8 door. >>


sun various times: love a parade? you’ve got three biggies to choose from today: the celebrate israel parade (11am-4pm, fifth ave from 57th to 74th streets), the philippine independence day parade, street fair and cultural festival (11am-6pm, madison ave from 38th to 27th streets), and the queens pride parade + festival (12-6pm, jackson heights, queens).

sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
the wedding singer. habana outpost (fort greene). >>
anastasia. manhattan beach park parking lot. >>

sun 10am (thru 6/30: sundays 10am, select thursdays 7pm): take a free outdoor pilates class at hunter’s point south park (lic). >>

sun 10am-5:30pm: an extra helping of local craft vendors who make fashion, jewelry, skin care, furniture, pottery, stationery, and more will be setting up at today’s grand bazaar nyc (uws). free admission. >>

sun 10:30am, 11:30am (thru 9/29): take a free outdoor yoga class at elizabeth street garden in nolita (sundays) and woodland lawn in the battery (sundays at 11:30am, wednesdays at 6:30pm).

sun 11am-6pm (first sundays thru 9/1): the noguchi museum’s community days offer free admission with special programming and tours throughout the day. noguchi museum (lic), free (reg. $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

sun 11am-8pm: park yourself at the cultural traffic arts fair, featuring 30+ independent vendors of printed matter, plus artist-led performances and food + drink. hester street fair (les). free admission. >>

sun 12-5pm: get some residential architectural history knowledge under your belt at the 49th annual prospect lefferts garden house and garden tour. $25 adv, $30 day of. >>

sun 12-6pm, 6pm-2am: get out of the club and into the streets (and then back into the club) for the house of yes yes block party, an afternoon of performances, music, installations, live art, and glitter, followed by a body art party at 6pm. free admission. >>

sun 2-6pm: howl happening hosts its annual allen ginsberg birthday celebration, featuring poetry, performances, and film with fab 5 freddy, ed sanders, hettie jones, ginsberg’s ‘right hand man’ bob rosenthal, and others. howl happening (east village), free. >>

sun 2pm (sundays thru 6/16): the scandia string quartet performs a series of contemporary and traditional scandinavian compositions at fort tryon park’s billings lawn. free. >>

sun 2-6pm (sundays thru 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series kicks off the season with magik markers, the telepathic band, and weak signal. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 4pm: readers will commemorate walt whitman’s 200th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots at the 16th annual marathon reading of walt whitman’s ‘song of myself,’ held outdoors at brooklyn bridge park’s granite prospect. free. >>

sun 4-11pm: dance under the stars to live performances by tito puente jr., soundboy cartagena, and new york salsa band at the annual bushwick salsa party, held at the brooklyn mirage (east williamsburg). free admission. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with gavin matts (comedy central), lizzie martinez (funny or die), pamela ross (sirius xm), jeff scheen, quan d. wiggins, and david sitrick. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $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. >>

sun 8pm ( thru 6/4): 60 playwrights will present 60 new plays, each no longer than 60 seconds long, at the fifth new york city indie theatre one minute play festival. new ohio theatre (west village), $20. >>

all weekend

sponsored: fri thru 6/30: play on shakespeare in association with classic stage company and oregon shakespeare festival present play on shakespeare festival, a festival of 39 readings of new translations of shakespeare’s plays—where more than half were written by women and playwrights of color—into contemporary modern english. classic stage company (east village), $20 with promo code ‘skint20’ >>

fri thru sun: the urbanspace meet the makers market returns to bryant park (midtown west). free admission. >>

fri thru sun: talk back, a three-day symposium by and for the disabled and chronically-ill artist community and their allies, offers performances, screenings, workshops, and discussions. flux factory (lic), free. >>

fri thru 6/9: get your film fix at these six film festivals/series:
• thru 6/13: jim jarmusch at the metrograph (les). $15. >>
• thru 6/9: the 22nd annual brooklyn film festival. various venues in brooklyn, $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>
• thru 6/9: the ninth annual art of brooklyn film festival. various venues in brooklyn, $15. >>
• thru 6/6: new york shorts international film festival. cinema village (east village), $5-15. >>
• thru 6/4: punk lust: raw provocation. anthology film archives (east village), $12 general, $9 students/seniors). >>
• thru 6/1: the people’s film festival. amc magic johnson and maysles cinema (harlem), free-$15. >>

fri opening (ongoing): time out new york opens time out market new york, a 21,000 square-foot food market with 21 eateries, 3 bars, a rooftop terrace, and a stage and exhibition space. empire stores at 55 water street (dumbo). >>

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

sat 10am-6pm, sun 10am-5pm: storytelling and pop culture collide at bookcon, a weekend festival filled cover-to-cover with authors, publishers, podcasters, and more. javits convention center (midtown west), $30-35 adv, $40-45 door. >>

sat 10am-7pm, sun 9:30am-6pm: go cat crazy at the annual jackson galaxy’s cat camp, a feline fun fest including cat-related vendors, workshops, presentations, a cat cafe, adoptions, and more. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $25. >>

sat 10am-10pm, sun 10am-6pm: the annual figment festival takes over roosevelt island’s lighthouse park with a weekend of participatory and interactive art by more than 100 creators. free admission. >>

sat 11am-6pm, sun 11am-5pm: the five points festival designer toy convention brings vinyl and plastic toys, kaiju, original art, prints, blind boxes, and more to brooklyn expo center (greenpoint). $30-35 adv, $35-40 door. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: the twice-yearly washington square outdoor art exhibit sidewalk art show returns for its 89th year. university place from east 13th street to nyu (greenwich village). free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: check out the work spaces of more than 60 artists in 11 buildings during the annual west chelsea artists open studios. free. >>

sat 8pm until sun 8pm: filibustered and unfiltered: more than 100 citizens–including notable theater, film, television, and music artists-will participate in a 24-hour reading of the mueller report. the arc (lic), $10+ (a portion of the proceeds will be donated to raices and cara family detention pro bono project). >>

sat thru 6/8: get outside with outdoorfest, a 10-day outdoor adventure festival for urbanites. while many of the activities aren’t in the skint’s normal price range, several are free or inexpensive: a horseshoe crab walk on plumb beach, forest bathing in central park, an outdoor survival skills session, and more. >>

sat thru 9/30 7am-11pm: the high line’s extended summer hours start today, just in time for the spur’s opening next week. >>

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

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