scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend, including a pride installation with a soundscape by st. vincent, the fad fare food pop-up, and free bike helmet giveaways.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
ant-man and the wasp. joyce kilmer park (bronx). >>
fantastic beasts: the crimes of grindelwald. pelham bay park (bronx). >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. playground ninety (jackson heights). >>
in safe hands (pupille). washington square park (greenwich village). >>
mama mia! here we go again. clove lakes park (staten island). >>
school of rock. governors island parade ground. >>
take the l: short documentaries lost on nyc transit. domino park (williamsburg). >>
the professor: tai chi’s journey west. columbus park (chinatown). >>
woman on fire. mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg/greenpoint). >>

fri 1-10pm: socks for suds: singlecut’s solstice sock drive grants a free beer to those who bring a new pair of socks to be donated to nonprofit take two nyc. singlecut beersmiths (astoria). >>

fri 4-10pm (+ sat 10:30am-10pm): the heart and mind festival presents the sacred woman, a two-day festival celebrating the summer solstice and the divine feminine through rituals, discussions, music, meditation, lectures, and more led by a variety of elders, teachers, philosophers, and indigenous wisdom keepers. church of st. paul + st. andrew (uws), free (donations). >>

fri 6pm (weekly thru 7/5): 16 contemporary dance companies give outdoor performances for the contemporary dance at bryant park series. tonight: jennifer muller / the works, patrick o’brien dance project, talissa bavaresco / bava dance, and steps on broadway conservatory. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6-9pm (+ sat 12-6pm): there’ll be plenty of pages to turn at the third annual brooklyn art book fair, showcasing 45+ independent, artist-run presses and organizations, plus workshops, readings, and music. mccarren park play center (williamsburg), free admission. >>

fri 6-9pm (+ 7/12, 8/23): fashion and record label maison kitsuné and new museum team up for sunset series, a monthly evening of drinks and djs in the museum’s sky room. new museum (les), $10. >>

fri 6-10pm: switch between three djs and control your own dance party at quiet clubbing’s outdoor silent disco at astor place (greenwich village). free admission (note: a credit or debit card is required for the check in process to use the headphones). >>

fri 7pm (thru 9/2): brooklyn cyclones baseball season returns coney island thru the summer. special promo events include post-game fireworks, swag giveaways, and theme nights celebrating seinfeld, parks and recreation, marvel super heroes, star wars, rocky, and more. $10-17. >>

fri 7pm (select fridays thru 8/23): hudson river park’s annual sunset on the hudson concert series starts the season with knickerbocker chamber orchestra. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

fri 7:30pm: wil cope and courtney maginnis of self-obsessed pop culture podcast the narcisistas host actress first: an education in beyoncé’s cinema, an in-depth exploration of queen bey’s movie roles from goldmember to dreamgirls. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm: christian finnegan’s ‘world’s 2nd best taste in music’ trivia contest: to celebrate the release of his new stand-up album 60% joking, comedian christian finnegan hosts a pub-style trivia event based on his personal taste in music. q.e.d. (astoria), $7-12. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): zoom in on laughs at get reel, a comedy show where performers dub over movies live. tonight’s theme: ‘reel love.’ hosted by joe castle baker and max wittert. byob. spectacle theater (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 7:30pm: the melody and company chamber series presents an evening of mozart and beethoven with the fader-gendron-haas trio, followed by a complimentary wine and cheese reception. greenwich house music school concert hall (west village), $15-20 adv (save $5 at the door if you mention the skint). >>

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: saved by the bell – 90’s pop. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:45pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with a program of new york-centric non-fiction shorts, plus filmmaker q+a, live music from rahrah gabor, and an after party with free drinks. green-wood cemetery (greenwood heights), $16. >>

fri 8pm: greenpoint gallery hosts another people’s choice open call salon show, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

fri 8pm (+ sun 4pm): the annual new york philharmonic concerts in the parks series returns for a 54th season with free outdoor performances in each borough followed by a fireworks display. the program will include works by rossini, copland, rachmaninoff, and very young composers of new work city. fri: prospect park (brooklyn); sun: staten island (indoors. no fireworks.). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by matthew broussard (conan), doug smith (conan), samantha ruddy (colbert), subhah agarwal (comedy central), and anthony devito (comedy central). hosted by erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), and max bruno. free admission. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by gary vider (america’s got talent), doug smith (conan), madison sheppard (comedy central), tom delgado (travel channel), and francesca fiorentini. 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 samantha ruddy (colbert), seth herzog (fallon), robert dean (comedy central), teddy smith (gotham comedy live, maddy smith, and dan perlman. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9:30pm: sing it out to songs of the summer at secretformula’s 90’s summer jams sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos, participate in a dance-off, drink themed drinks, and score some sweet 90’s swag. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

fri 10pm doors: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: the merry busters of ghosts, andrew sandford’s classical update of ghostbusters. the players theatre (west village), $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $12) includes a drink. >>


Get ready for two full days of live music, conversation, comedy and food on the Great Lawn in Central Park!

On July 20 + 21, get up close and personal with headliner musicians, stand-up comedians, thought leaders, presidential candidates, business leaders and celebrity chefs including John Legend, Trevor Noah, Malcom Gladwell, Jameela Jamil, Padma Lakshmi, Mark Cuban, and MANY more. Because unlike other festivals, at OZY Fest you are part of the conversation!

The New York Times called it “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” CNBC called it “New York’s answer to SXSW” … All we know is it’s your chance this summer to dance, laugh and discuss with some of the biggest names and boldest thinkers across entertainment, politics, business and more.

Tickets are selling out fast — get yours here now before it’s too late!

We’re giving away two pairs of general admission Weekend Passes! To enter to win, just drop us a line via this form by 11:59pm Monday, June 17. The winners will picked at random and notified Tuesday morning. Good luck!


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war nelson playground (bronx). >>
a dog’s way home. playground 89 (uws). >>
black panther. randall’s island park field 81 (randall’s island). >>
mary poppins returns. von briesen park (staten island). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. ehrenreich-austin playground (forest hills). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. playground 22 (bronx). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. shore park and parkway (bay ridge). >>
thor. conference house park (staten island). >>

sat 10am-4pm: get some new or used wheels at the brooklyn bike jumble, a seasonal outdoor bicycle flea market for all things bike-related. the good life garden (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 10am-6pm: hang ten at the 13th annual rockstock and barrels surf, skate, and music festival. beach 90th st and shore front parkway (rockaway beach). free admission. >>

sat 11am-4pm: get ready to play, climb, and glide at the annual adventures nyc, a family-friendly afternoon to try out rock climbing, zip lining, key log rolling, archery, and more in central park. central park bandshell area, free. >>

sat 11am-4pm (saturdays thru 9/14): free kayaking returns to pier 101 at governors island. >>

sat 12-3pm: 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. old stone house (park slope), free admission. >>

sat 12-6pm (on view thru 6/30): #ascendwithpride: an afternoon with friends + family at fdr four freedoms state park: the park hosts a world pride celebration and unveiling of a 12′ x 100′ pride flag (the city’s largest) on the staircase, with food trucks, wine and beer available for purchase, drag queen story hour, and videoout capturing coming out stories for their online library. free admission. >>

sat 1-6pm: local artists open their professional or home studios for the annual uptown arts stroll open studios, taking place in spaces in and around washington heights and hamilton heights. free. >>

sat 2-9pm (monthly thru 9/21): soak up backyard party vibes at the annual str8 west coastin’ parties. project parlor (bed-stuy), free admission. >>

sat 2pm doors, 3pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with a family dance party with rich medina and shareef keys + the groove. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

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. >>

sat 4pm (+ 6/17, 6/19): arias and duets fill the air as the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series returns with six free outdoor concerts in every borough. today: williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>

sat 4-10pm (+ select saturdays thru october): the bronx night market returns with 40+ local food, drink, and craft vendors and food prices that range $3-7. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission. >>

sat 5-8pm: tonight we dance: have a toe-tapping time at an evening of live jazz and swing with the harlem swing dance society and harlem renaissance orchestra. dance lesson at 5pm, live music at 6pm. marcus garvey park (east harlem), free. >>

sat 6pm-midnight: shop 20+ punk, rock, goth, kawaii, and lolita fashion/jewelry/art vendors at the fascination street spring market. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free admission. >>

sat 6pm doors, 7pm 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: the dejohnette – coltrane – garrison trio at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>

sat 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. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through the sandlot. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s show features jami brickhouse (four-time moth storyslam champion), veronica garza (mtv), and andrés govea. hosted by vanessa valerio and bobby hankinson. bonus: admission includes wine and candy. the pleasure chest (ues), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $13 adv, $15 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. featuring pat wise (audiosnacks), afterbirth monkey (funny or die), and the jimmy swaggers. 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 luke touma (sirius xm), tanael joachim (nbc), and abby rosenquist. hosted by shelby taylor. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

sat 9pm: an illuminated mausoleums moonlight tour shines colorful light on some of the most ornate structures of woodlawn cemetery (bronx). $25. >>

sat 9pm (quarterly): the bitchcraft variety show returns with a sequin-filled, glitter-tastic evening of music, comedy, storytelling, and leotards. hosted by selena coppock (red oaks) and lauren maul (brooklyn magazine‘s ’50 funniest people in brooklyn’). sid gold’s request room (chelsea), $5. >>

sat 9pm doors, 9:30pm show : the crossword show with zach sherwin: host zach sherwin (crazy ex-girlfriend, epic rap battles of history) gives rap clues as three panelists attempt to solve a crossword live onstage, with the puzzle projected on screen for the audience to follow the action. caveat (east village), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: comedians and ‘experts’ explore a new scientific topic each month at the scientists comedy podcast show, hosted by blythe robinson (the new yorker) and madelyn freed (the annoyance). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 10pm: music video time machine presents ‘summertime,’ a music video party featuring 80s + 90s summer jams on the bell house front bar’s big screen. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

sat 11pm: plug in at the night.wav synthwave dance party, celebrating its two-year anniversary at saint vitus (greenpoint). free before midnight with rsvp. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
art of brooklyn film festival shorts. sunset park (sunset park). >>
bad boys. habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 10am-6pm: find something to be font of at the typographics book fair, the typography festival’s annual sale for rare and contemporary titles on lettering and design from 10 publishers and booksellers. the gallery space at the cooper union’s 41 cooper square (east village), free admission. >>

sun 11am-2:30pm: dad bods meet hot rods at the second annual father’s day classic car show. astoria park, free admission. >>

sun 11am-6pm: diversity is delicious at the annual taste of jewish culture (11am-6pm, 6th avenue between 48th + 49th streets) and egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas festivals (12-4pm, museum at eldridge street). free admission.

sun 12-6pm: can jam: canned beer lovers will have options from more than 20 breweries to choose from at threes brewing’s semi-annual backyard drink fest. threes brewing (gowanus), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sun 1pm + 4pm (+ 6/18 4pm + 7pm): tcm big screen classics presents 30th anniversary screenings of field of dreams at select theaters. various prices. >>

sun 1:30pm doors, 2pm show: slime molds are the star of the show at the latest secret science club, presenting a mini-lecture by swarm lab scientist simon garnier and a screening of documentary the creeping garden. the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

sun 2pm (sundays thru 9/1): the annual harlem meer performance festival brings live music and dance from a variety of cultures to central park’s charles a. dana discovery center (harlem), starting today with the chief joseph chatoyer garifuna folkloric ballet company. free. >>

sun 2-6pm (sundays thru 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues with the sun ra supersonic arkestra. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 2-10pm: biz markie and dj danny krivit spin all-vinyl sets while you enjoy bbq and frosty drinks at vinyl bbq. 99 scott ave (east williamsburg), free with rsvp before 5pm, $15-20 otherwise. >>

sun 6pm: celebrate james joyce’s ulysses on bloomsday with a talk and discussion with ulysses annotated author robert seidman. mcnally jackson (soho), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with martin urbano (comedy central), randall otis (the daily show), the el-salomons (jess salomon and eman el-husseini), katie rose leon, nolawee mengist, and brett hiker. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): queer, non-binary comic james tison is taking on ‘daddy’s day’ and raising funds to benefit abortion access front at their monthly stand-up/cabaret show, cumming clean. club cumming (east village), free admission. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: fill your brain with psychobabble when josh sharp (2 dope queens, the opposition with jordan klepper) performs a new hour of comedy with the help of a very large powerpoint and guest bowen yang (snl). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

all weekend

sat + sun 11am-2:30pm, sun 12-3:30pm: the department of transportation brings back its free bike helmet giveaways. this weekend’s giveaways are being held at thomas jefferson park in east harlem (sat 11am-2:30pm) and gravesend park in mapleton (sun 12-3:30pm), with more to come throughout the spring/summer season.

sat + sun 11am-6pm: fad fare, the culinary sister of fad market, returns with their bi-annual pop-up of locally sourced food brands at the invisible dog art center (boerum hill). free admission. >>

sat thru 6/30: the ally coalition presents feel the pride, an interactive light installation with a soundscape by st. vincent—and you. 568 broadway (soho), free. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

go on a sunset cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 6/30 for $34.80 (plus ticket fees, reg. $58). >>

go on a sunset sail aboard the city’s only tall ship, clipper city, thru 10/31 for $28-30 (plus ticket fees, reg $55). >>

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