scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including the renegade craft fair, 40th anniversary screenings of the muppet movie, beyond the streets art exhibit, basquiat at the guggenheim, free summerstage concerts, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
annie (1982). morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). >>
apollo 11 documentary. flight deck of the intrepid (hell’s kitchen). >>
aquaman. willowbrook park (staten island). >>
black panther. flushing fields (flushing). >>
black panther. narrows botanical garden (bay ridge). >>
celebration of modern caribbean cinema. lincoln road lawn in prospect park (brooklyn). >>
coco. pier 45 (greenwich village). >>
peppermint soda (diabolo menthe). transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
the joy luck club. columbus park (chinatown). >>
spider-man: into the spide-verse. melrose playground (bronx). >>
spider-man: into the spide-verse. soundview park (bronx). >>

fri various times: 1,000 free outdoor performances take over 400 plazas, parks, gardens, and sidewalks in all five boroughs for the 13th annual make music new york day. select highlights include a joe’s pub block party, improv everywhere’s mp3 experiment in prospect park, and participatory ‘mass appeal’ concerts. >>

fri 7:30am-7:30pm: find your center at ‘the crossroads of the world’ while joining hundreds of other yogis at the annual solstice in times square outdoor yoga event. free. >>

just added: fri 11am-9pm (+ sat): enter the frontier within, an immersive art installation that turns your body’s data into a living, breathing inner portrait. 525 studio (chelsea), free. >>

fri 5-7pm (+ sat): six international catamaran teams from around the world will race on the hudson downtown for the first-ever sailgp, viewable from an on-land ‘village’ that offers big screens, live coverage, merch, and the award ceremony. the north cove marina at brookfield place (battery park), free. >>

fri 5-8pm: decorate a midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, play traditional games, dance to fiddle music, and picnic on the grass at the annual swedish midsummer festival. robert f. wagner, jr. park and pier a plaza (battery park), 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 5:30-10pm (thursdays thru 8/29): live at the archway, dumbo’s annual outdoor music and art series, continues with a 10-year anniversary party including hula hooping from big sky works, dance by white wave young soo kim dance company, music by brown rice family, jan bell + the maybelles, and dj cara lee sparry, art projections by light year, and more. food + drink will be available for purchase. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free admission. >>

fri 6pm (weekly thru 7/5): 16 contemporary dance companies give outdoor performances for the contemporary dance at bryant park series. tonight: buglisi dance theatre, von howard project, beatrice capote, and laguardia dance ensemble. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6-10pm: gather around as the sun sets on the longest day of the year for the annual summer solstice celebration at socrates sculpture park (lic). free admission. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with calexico and iron + wine / adia victoria. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with a special pride edition featuring stand-up, music, and drag performances, plus free bbq on the patio (meat and veggie options available). pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm: 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: ronald k. brown / evidence, a dance companyat von king park (bed-stuy). free. free. >>

fri 7pm: the roxy cinema hosts a 20th anniversary screening of jawbreaker in 35mm, followed by q+a with director darren stein. the roxy cinema (tribeca). $12. >>

fri 7-10pm: there’ll be no shushing at the library after hours party. tonight’s pride theme includes a literary drag show with drag queen story hour, artist and curator talks, readings from the library’s lgbtq archives, dj sets, the exhibition ‘love and resistance: stonewall 50′ and more. food + drinks will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), $15 adv for priority admission starting at 7pm, or pay-what-you-wish at the door starting at 8pm. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: find your groove at a summer solstice funk night, featuring four funktastic bands: the funkrust brass band, loop troupe family band, on the sun, and black jeans + the drawer droppers. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

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: prince purple rain. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

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 ryan leach, calvin cato, sarah hartshorne, and host natalie wall. bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 8pm (season ends tonight): an all-lady lineup of storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight: rebecca weiser, christi chiello, katie hannigan, shalewa sharpe, michaela o’brien, and improv group ladies of microdose. the pit striker stage (gramercy), $11 ($1 of each ticket sold will go to the ally coalition). >>

fri 8pm: barrow’s intense tasting room in industry city hosts the holy hand grenade stand-up comedy show, featuring jr havlan, babe parker, dave bergmann, sam evans, sally ann hall, jason choi, raj belani, and alex koltchak. free. >>

fri 8pm (ends today): the high line’s ‘out of line’ performance series presents antonio ramos’s no agenda genda, ‘a sci-fi piece of interactive dance theater’ dedicated to the legacy and memory of queer icons and movement-makers. the highline at 30th street, free (rsvp). >>

fri 8pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with animation block party shorts, plus filmmaker q+a, live music by the illustrious blacks, and an after party with free drinks. industry city, $16. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by rob cantrell (comedy central), sam morrison (sirius xm), chanel ali, dan perlman, and ben katzner. hosted by naomi karavani. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9:30pm (fridays thru 8/30): fireworks light up the coney island sky, every friday through the summer. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of 1986’s howard the duck 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):
aquaman. thomas jefferson park (east harlem). >>
captain america: the first avenger. cpl. thompson park (staten island). >>
crazy rich asians. hunter’s point south park (lic). >>
creed ii. van cortlandt park (bronx). >>
mary poppins returns. corporal john a seravalli playground (west village). >>
ralph breaks the internet. astoria heights playground – jhs 10 (astoria). >>
ralph breaks the internet. harry maze playground (east flatbush). >>

sat 10am-6pm: discover the buzziest beans at the hester street fair’s coffee competition, where attendees can taste and vote for the best java from 10+ local cafes. new this year: a latte art throwdown with a $1,000 cash prize. hester street fair (les), $10. >>

sat 10am-8pm: get ready to mosh: the annual punk island music festival brings 100 punk bands to nine outdoor stages throughout randall’s island park. free admission. >>

sat 11:15pm (select dates thru 9/1): add free outrigger paddle sessions to your list of nyc outdoor fun activities. pier 66 boathouse at w. 26th street. >>

sponsored: sat 12-4pm: reuse comes to life at the nycxreuse community fest: 30 donatenyc partner organizations will be selling second hand items, accepting donations, organizing demos, and more. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), save 50% on admission with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 1pm: summer, sea, and sequins merge at the 37th annual mermaid parade, one of the largest events of the season. this year’s festivities will be led by king neptune and queen mermaid arlo and nora guthrie. free for spectators. after parties: kitchen 21 rooftop ($25), house of yes ($20+), and gemini + scorpio loft ($10-20).

sat 3pm, 6pm: housing works bookstore cafe and kickstarter music team up for the queerstarter festival comedy showcase, a two-part fundraising fest celebrating the range and diversity of queer performance. 3pm: drag matinee; 6pm: comedy showcase. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), $15 each. >>

sat 4pm: go beyond the louvre at a discussion about the little(r) museums of paris, emma jacobs’ illustrated guide to the city’s hidden gems, from artists’ studios to scientific museums. albertine reading room and bookshop (ues), free admission. >>

sat 5-7pm (on view thru 7/13): court tree gallery hosts the opening reception for skate-homies, a book and exhibition of photographs of modern skateboarders by clarence k. court tree gallery (carroll gardens), free admission. >>

sat 6-9pm: sample from 40+ rosés from around the world at east houston street wine + liquor’s annual rosé revolution tasting. $5 admission can be applied towards purchase. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with tortoise and emily wells with metropolis ensemble. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 6:30pm: bodies will flutter at a rooftop dance performance centered on healing the earth by activist dance troupe semillas collective at kingsland wildflowers green roof + community center, followed by a screening of humanitarian crises-themed short dance film papalotl-muyus (butterfly seeds) at nearby venue last frontier. free (rsvp required). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): funny folks from all over share stories about where they’re from and the journeys that led them to nyc at the transplants comedy show. tonight: alexis guerreros (hq trivia), andre thompson (buzzfeed), james hamilton (moth grandslam champion), richie redding (gotham comedy live), tanael joachim (good day new york), and karmen naidoo (comedy central). hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from roy wood, jr. (the daily show), the lucas bros (netflix), corinne fisher (guys we f*cked), subhah agarwal (the jim jefferies show), myq kaplan (comedy central), seth herzog (fallon), and katie hannigan (colbert). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots and donation-based beer. new venue: workspace williamsburg south (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7:45pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with strange negotiations, plus filmmaker q+a, live music from emily edrosa and david bazan, and an after party with free drinks. green-wood cemetery (greenwood heights), $16. >>

sat 8pm: (monthly): mom and dad find the funny at the parental approval comedy show, where comedians will perform sets aimed to please edy modica’s parents, who’ll be judging the fun. tonight: joe castle baker (comedy central), tim batt, devon walker, and francesca d’uva. hosted by colin burgess. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 8pm: surf rock is dead, trash tv, sharkswimmer, and darkwave play unit j (bushwick). $8 suggested donation. >>

sat 9pm: vice presents: cosmic nights – cancer edition: djs, masks, astrologers, and complimentary fruit punch infused with tanqueray gin. villain (williamsburg), free with rsvp before 10pm, $12+ otherwise. >>

sat 11pm: dance to chemical brothers, daft punk, glass candy, little dragon, scissor sisters, underworld, and more a the feel good: electronic indie dance party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp. >>

sat 11:30pm: get down to ‘the best new wave, disco, house, synth wave, 80’s pop, and punk this side of hawkins, indiana’ at the upside down dance party. free before midnight with rsvp, $10 otherwise. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
ralph breaks the internet. kolbert park (east midwood). >>
what women want. habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 10am-5:30pm: in addition to the 130+ art, craft, vintage, and food vendors at the weekly grand bazaar nyc, today’s annual summer ice cream blizzard includes an extra helping of ice cream vendors. grand bazaar nyc (uws), free admission. >>

sun 10:30am, 1-6pm: nyc’s pride month continues with the 1 bronx world pride rally (10:30am) and festival (1-6pm). free admission.

sun 11am-5pm: more than 100 small-scale acoustic concerts take over the porches of governors island for porch stomp, an annual folk music and dance festival featuring music jams, a banjo parade, square dancing, and more. governors island’s nolan park, free admission. >>

sun 11am-6pm: the annual drums along the hudson native american and multicultural festival, featuring manhattan’s only open air pow wow, returns to celebrate native american culture with a day of performances, storytelling, crafts, and food. inwood hill park (inwood), free admission. >>

sun 11am-6pm: remember your safe word, the annual folsom street east street festival returns to chelsea for a day of kinky happenings. west 27th street between 10th and 11th aves, $20. >>

sun 2-6pm (sundays thru 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues with circuit des yeux, jemeel moondoc trio, and dj brian turner. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 4pm: (monthly): the funny sexy sad literary/storytelling/comedy series presents works that are just that by myla miles, taylor garron, hannah rego, linnie greene, and tanner braaten. hosted by melissa rocha and nate waggoner. branch ofc. (crown heights), free. >>

sun 4:30pm doors, 5pm show: me + jack: comedian mary houlihan (the chris gethard show, difficult people) presents an absurdist one-woman show about having a tumultuous years-long relationship with jack nicholson. union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with samantha ruddy (colbert), mike lebovitz (comedy central), liz hall, and drew dowdey. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: tessa skara: rock goddess: many types of riffs will be on display at comedy central ‘comic to watch’ tessa skara’s comedy special/rock concert mashup, which features a live band and opener marcia belsky (handmaid’s tale: the musical). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 8pm: professional comedians test works-in-progress and give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at their process at nat towsen’s new material night. tonight: aasif mandvi (the daily show), sally ann hall (caroline’s breakout artist series) and manolo moreno (dr. gameshow). the pit underground (gramercy), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 8:30pm: academic stand-up show the symposium roasts the process of getting ‘facts’ into textbooks with performances and a panel including scientists kasha patel, andrea jones-rooy, and linda de boogd. hosted by kyle marian. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

sun 9pm doors, 9:30pm show: satirical k-pop band and all-asian american sketch comedy group azn pop! performs an evening of musical hits and new bits, with an opening set by aparna nancherla (crashing). caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

all weekend

fri thru 6/27: quad cinema presents a 2k restoration of 1984 documentary before stonewall, with filmmakers greta schiller and robert rosenberg, and research director andrea weiss in person at select screenings opening weekend. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

fri thru 6/27: syndicated celebrates female friendships in film with screenings of booksmart, the first wives club, romy and michele’s high school reunion, ghost world, waiting to exhale, a league of their own, and more. syndicated (bushwick), $7. >>

fri thru 7/28 (wednesdays thru sundays): street art exhibit ‘beyond the streets,’ takes over 100,000 square feet of williamsburg’s twenty five kent with work from 150 artists including cornbread, keith haring, lady pink, lee quiñones, shepard fairey, swoon, takashi murakami, and many more. $25. >>

fri thru 11/6: basquiat’s ‘defacement’: the untold story: the guggenheim hosts an exhibition of work by jean-michel basquiat and his contemporaries that takes as its starting point the painting the death of michael stewart, which basquiat created to commemorate the death of artist michael stewart following being arrested for graffiti in 1983. solomon r. guggenheim museum (ues), $25 general, $18 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish saturdays 5-8pm. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: the seasonal renegade craft fair returns for a summer edition with 200 independent design, craft, and food + drink vendors. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), free admission. >>

sat 2pm, sun 1pm: find the rainbow connection at 40th anniversary screenings of the muppet movie, hosted by craig shemin, president of the jim henson legacy, with guests ed christie (puppet designer/builder), calista hendrickson (muppet costume designer), and others. museum of the moving image (astoria), $11-15 tickets include same-day admission to the museum. >>

sat + sun various times: 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. this weekend: the aussie bbq with a.b. original, hermitude, san cisco, and more (sat 2pm, central park), everyday people + guests (sat 6pm, herbert von king park), the only in queens festival with sheila e., musiq soulchild, and kranium (sun 5pm, flushing meadows corona park), fête de la musique with les negresses vertes and vendredi sur mer (sun 6pm, central park), and jess royal, kabaka pyramid, and max glazer (sun 6pm, herbert von king park). free. >>

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

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