scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including pride weekend, the figment festival, the renegade craft fair, free summerstage concerts, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
back to the future (drive-in, but a sitting area will be available). john golden park (bay terrace). >>
despicabel me 3. phil ‘scooter’ rizzuto park (richmond hill). >>
grease. narrows botanical gardens (bay ridge). >>
la bûche. wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
pushing hands. columbus park (chinatown). >>
stormy weather. inwood hill park. >>
‘the art of the score’ dj live scoring competition. fort greene park. >>
the lego batman movie. owen f. dolen park (bronx). >>
the spongebob squarepants movie. seaside wildlife nature park (staten island). >>
wonder woman. randall’s island park and southpoint park in roosevelt island.
yogi bear. faber pool and park (staten island). >>

fri 4-8pm: daptone records holds its annual stoop sale, filled with $10 lps, $5 45s, limited editions, dvds, t-shirts, and free braven brewing company beer. 115 troutman st (bushwick). >>

fri 5-8pm: fiddlers, folk dancers, and food are just a few of the attractions at the annual swedish midsummer festival, where you can also make a flower wreath, decorate a midsummer pole, play traditional games, and more. robert f. wagner, jr park + pier a plaza (battery park), free admission. >>

fri 6pm (fridays weekly thru 7/20): the annual contemporary dance series brings movement of all styles from more than 20 companies to the bryant park stage. tonight: harlem school of the arts, athomasproject, eryc taylor dance, and graham 2. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6pm (+ 6/29): contemporary roots musical duos take to a waterfront stage to perform acoustic, outdoor sets in anticipation of the upcoming brooklyn americana music festival. tonight: mamie minch and tamar korn. rain or shine. brooklyn bridge park’s pier 3 granite terrace (brooklyn heights), free. >>

fri 6-9pm: ink and drink: asia society celebrates the opening of its calligraphy-centric exhibition ’clouds stretching for a thousand miles: ink in asian art’ with a night of free admission, music, beer tastings, a cash bar, and more. asia society (ues), $12 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by r+r=now, robert glasper’s new collective featuring terrace martin, christian scott atunde adjuah, derrick hodge, justin tyson, and taylor mcferrin. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

fri 6:45pm: pop, rock, indie, and broadway get an extra dose of harmony when the britpop choir and brooklynite choir perform a night of covers at shapeshifter lab (gowanus). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 7-10pm: moonwalk on wheels at a michael jackson tribute skate. weather permitting. brooklyn bridge park’s outdoor roller rink, $10 admission, $6 skate rental (or byo). >>

fri 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): pump up the volume at lola star’s 80’s hip hop-themed dreamland roller disco party at prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors (thru 8/25): the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: the gospel of eureka, live music by tba, and an after party with a performance and free drinks. new design high school (les), $16. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: at tommy mcnamara’s summer beach bash, comedian tommy mcnamara (the onion) attempts to write the song of the summer live on stage and hosts an evening of standup from emmy blotnick (the president show), john reynolds (search party), sean donnelly (conan), sonia denis (comedy central), and sam taggart (brooklyn magazine‘s 50 funniest comedians). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. $1 from each ticket sold will go to the raices texas. the pit (flatiron), $6 adv with promo code ‘smmlnyc’ (reg. $11). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by dulcé sloan (the daily show correspondent), matt koff (daily show writer), ryan beck (comedy central), sam ike, pearl rose, norlex belma, and music by rebecca vigil. hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: hungry march band plays an album release show with the ladrones and tubaresh at market hotel (bushwick). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 9:30pm (fridays thru 8/31): light up your night with fireworks at coney island, every friday through the summer. >>

fri 9:30pm (+ 6/29): the rubin museum of art’s latest cabaret cinema series takes its cue from the ‘face of the future’ exhibition. tonight: roger vadim’s barbarella (1968), introduced by artist maia cruz palileo. the rubin museum of art (chelsea), $10. >>

fri 10pm doors, 10:30pm show: the sh*t arcade show has comedians playing some of the worst video games of all time for your amusement, while hopefully scoring points and laughs along the way. featuring players jo firestone (fallon), eli yudin (collegehumor), robert dean (ifc), samantha ruddy (comedy central), and alex navarro. hosted by mike drucker. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

fri 11pm: clash tribute band straight to hell and djs twig the wonderkid and james david play saint vitus (greenpoint). $7. >>

fri 11:30pm: can’t get enough riri? just rihanna, a dance party tribute to the music of rihanna, is the night for you. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10. >>

fri midnight (+ sat): go on a trip to the dark side of the rainbow, the wizard of oz screened with pink floyd’s the dark side of the moon serving as the soundtrack. videology (williamsburg), $15. >>


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sat: all solid color flip flops will be $1 at old navy stores today (reg. $3.99). limit 10 per customer. >>

sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
despicable me. cortelyou road + e 17th street (flatbush-ditmas park). >>
dunkirk. fdr boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
en el séptimo día. bonus: after party with free drinks. brooklyn army terminal. >>
marshall. st. nicholas park (harlem). >>
moana. crotona park (bronx). >>
nut job 2: nutty by nature. dyker beach park (dyker heights). >>
the lego ninjago movie. sean’s place (astoria). >>

sat 10am-6pm: catch a wave to the 12th annual rockstock and barrels, a local beach festival with bands, a surf competition, vendors, and more. beach 90th st and shore front parkway (rockaway beach), free admission. >>

sat 10am-8pm: punks take over randall’s island for the 11th annual punk island music festival, featuring more than 70 bands across six outdoor stages. randall’s island park, free. >>

sat 12-3pm: book swap: pick up some with new (to you) books at 53rd street library (midtown west). free admission. >>

sat 12-6pm: brooklyn based’s total williamsburg immersion helps you affordably experience the area’s eateries, watering holes, and shops. a $15 ticket gets you five brooklyn brewery beers and access to deals, a $25 ticket includes five beers, access to deals, and lunch. >>

sat 12-9pm: flamingos vintage pound, a used clothing store that sells by weight, opens a lower east side location today. >>

sat 1pm, 5pm: sva masters in direction short film fest: watch 15 new cinematic works made by students from the school of visual arts’s mps directing program. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

sat 2pm (saturdays thru 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues the season with live music by the sun ra arkestra. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 2-4:30pm: go corgi crazy at a corgi meet up in tompkins square park. >>

sat 2-5:30pm: safety first! the department of transportation will once again be distributing free bike helmets to anyone who needs one at sara delano roosevelt park @ stanton street (les). can’t make it? there’ll be plenty of other giveaways throughout nyc during the next several months. >>

sat 2-10pm (monthly thru september): set it off at the makossa brooklyn cookout dance parties, returning for a ninth season to our wicked lady (bushwick). free before 4pm with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>

sat 3pm (+ 6/27, 6/29): the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series brings six free outdoor concerts to parks in every borough. tonight: williamsbridge oval park in the bronx. >>

sat 6pm doors, 7:30pm show: the annual rooftop films series returns with more than 45 indie film screenings, live music performances, q+a, and after parties at outdoor venues across the city. tonight: a 35th anniversary screening of style wars, q+a with producer henry chalfant, graffiti artist lee quiõnes, dj stretch armstrong, and brujas co-founder arianna gil, and an after party with music spun by stretch armstrong. house of vans (greenpoint), free (rsvp). >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): class is in session at the unteachables show, where comedians share jokes and stories about their high school days and participate in an actual lesson with a real teacher/expert. this month’s lesson is ‘a quick and dirty history of lgbtq rights,’ with activist and researcher at princeton university catherine clune-taylor. hosted by matthew starr and monique moses. caveat (les), $5 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $8 adv, $10 door). >>

sat 6pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by fischerspooner, xeno + oaklander, and juliana huxtable. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 7pm: sketchy characters abound at the sketchbook project’s annual welcome party. the crowdsourced library, housing 40k artists’ books from around the world, hosts a night of browsing, free pizza + beer, and a photo booth. brooklyn art library (williamsburg), free admission. >>

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 ayo edebiri (the rundown with robin thede), gabe gonzalez (hbolatino), and joanna solotaroff (two dope queens producer). hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. the pleasure chest (ues), $8 adv, $10 door admission includes wine. >>

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: leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), seán finnerty (comedy central), jon fisch (colbert), and more. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (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’s pride edition features standup by patti harrison (fallon), liza treyger (comedy central), julio torres (snl), eman el-husseini (unveiled), dave mizzoni (gayme show), and host brandon scott jones. happy hour prices until 8:30pm. public arts at pubic hotel (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: comedians with little cooking experience will teach the audience how to do just that as part of the live! from! snackland! show. babycastles (chelsea), $5-10 sliding scale admission. >>

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


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
above the rim. habana outpost (fort greene). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. sheepshead playground (sheepshead bay). >>

sun 12-5pm: prepare your feet for the fifth annual porch stomp, a celebration of folk music and dance featuring 70 folk and bluegrass music acts plus square dances, workshops, kids entertainment, and a banjo parade. governors island’s nolan park, free admission. >>

sun 2pm: mercedes ellington, granddaughter of jazz great duke ellington and founder of the duke ellington center for the arts, discusses her grandfather’s life and works at a talk/signing event for her book, duke ellington: an american composer and icon. woolworth chapel at woodlawn cemetery (bronx), free admission. >>

sun 2pm: the scandia string orchestra performs works by foerster, sibelius, rangstrom, and riisager at fort tryon park’s billings lawn. free. >>

sun 4pm (monthly): classic album sunday: learn the history behind it takes a nation of millions to hold us back by public enemy (1988), and listen to the album from start to finish on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment. magick city (greenpoint), $10. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: ace hotel’s downstairs film club offers up free screenings chosen by various curators, and a two beers + small popcorn for $10 deal. tonight: ridley scott’s blade runner (1982). the ace hotel’s liberty hall (flatiron), free admission. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with emmy blotnick (the president show), alex fossella (someecards), liz barrett (gotham comedy live), jake fromm, and rohan padhye. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sponsored sun 8:30pm: carnegie hall for just $7! don’t miss the final concert of manhattan concert productions’ 2018 season, featuring fauré’s serene requiem with the masterwork festival chorus, professional soloists, and the new york city chamber orchestra. carnegie hall (midtown west), $7 with promo code ‘tsk29113’ ($110 value). >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: nyc’s annual pride week wraps up with many skint-priced parties and cornerstone events, including:
the 14th annual trans day of action (fri 4-7pm, christopher street pier) >>
the annual pride rally (fri 5-7pm, stonewall national monument) >>
the annual nyc drag march (fri 7pm, tompkins square park to the stonewall inn) >>
bushwig and queer | art | pride (fri 7:30pm, wythe hotel, $12-20). >>
big freedia’s pride kick-off karaoke party (fri 8pm, genius hq) >>
whitney day’s hot and bothered party (fri 10pm, cielo, $20) >>
youth pride (sat 12-6pm, 14th street park) >>
the ninth annual harlem pride celebration day (sat 12-6pm, 12th ave bet 135th + 138th sts) >>
the 6th annual all-ages pride party (sat 1-3pm, housing works) >>
trans day of joy (sat 2-8pm, knockdown center, $5+) >>
the 26th annual nyc dyke march (sat 5-7pm, bryant park) >>
bad habit’s dyke march after party (sat 10pm, lot 45 bushwick, $15-20) >>
bklyn boihood party (sat 11pm, littlefield, $20) >>
the annual pridefest (sun 11am-6pm, university place between 13th st + waverly place) >>
the annual pride march (sun 12-6pm, 15th street + 7th ave to 30th street + 5th ave) >>
new york live arts pride party (sun 2-8pm, $20-25) >>
whitney day’s gay af (sun 5pm-midnight, b bar and grill, $20) >>
blackbox playlist: queer edition hosted by dan savage (sun 6pm, the pit, $15). >>
bad behavior: pride afterparty (sun 8pm, house of yes, $10) >>
love wins pride party (sun 9pm, c’mon everybody, $5-8) >>
fireworks (sun around 10:15pm, following the pride island party, pier 97)
the empire state building will be lit up with the colors of the rainbow (sunday night) >>

fri thru sun: save 25-75% on display and slightly damaged books at the taschen summer sale. soho location and online. >>

fri thru sun: springboard collective presents one spa on a time, an art installation that doubles as a free weekend of pampering, including, a sauna, yoga, healthy snacks, and live performances. flux factory (lic), free. >>

fri thru 6/30: the quad’s essential liz retrospective pays tribute to elizabeth taylor with 20 films including butterfield 8, cat on a hot tin roof, a place in the sun, cleopatra, who’s afraid of virginia woolf?, and more. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

fri thru 7/1: 12 days of american independent feature films and documentaries come to the tenth annual bamcinemafest, including screenings and q+a sessions of works by bo burnham, bridey elliott, and crystal moselle, and featuring actors regina hall, joaquin phoenix, ben foster, molly shannon, and many more. bam harvey theatre and bam rose cinemas (fort greene), various prices. >>

sat + sun 10am-6pm: the annual figment festival turns governors island into a creative wonderland, filling the island’s fields, houses, and more with participatory artworks of all sorts. free admission. >>

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

sat 6pm-midnight, sun 12-6pm (monthly thru october): the astoria flea + food market opens at the astoria kaufman studios backlot with vintage and handcrafted items, food, and a beer garden. free admission. >>

sat + sun various times: the brooklyn women’s film festival screens 60 short films created by local and global female-identifying filmmakers. wythe hotel (williamsburg), $12-15. >>

sat + sun various times: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. this weekend: wiki + lil ugly mane, nedarb, and dj lucas (sat 5pm, coffey park), mariza, noiserv, and renato diz (sat 6pm, central park), jay critch, tony seltzer and friends, nuyorican poets cafe: advocate of wordz and ramya ramana (sun 5pm, coffey park), and nicky siano’s hallelujah disco with the harlem gospel choir, melba moore, and the illustrious blacks (sun 7pm, central park). free. >>

sat + sun various times (closed mon-tues): the swiss institute of contemporary art gallery opens its new east village location with ‘readymades belong to everyone,’ a group show featuring works by 50 artists. the venue’s roof will be open when weather permits. free admission. >>

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