scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including 20 pride events and parties, plus film festivals, free bike helmet giveaways, and more.


the corpse flower (amorphophallus titanum) at the new york botanical garden has begun blooming! smell it soon, because this phenomenon normally lasts only about 24-36 hours. can’t make it? there’s an odor-free livestream. included with regular admission ($23-28 general, $20-25 students/seniors). >>

following an extensive $12 million restoration, central park’s belvedere castle reopens to the public today. free admission. >>

fri various times: nyc’s annual pride month runs through the weekend with many cornerstone events and skint-priced parties. tonight’s include:
• 4-6pm: audre lorde project’s 15th annual trans day of action in washington square park. >>
• 6-9pm: the annual pride rally at stonewall national monument (greenwich village). >>
• 6-9pm: step into pride: drag show. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>
• 7-10pm: the annual nyc drag march. tompkins square park to sheridan square. >>
• 8pm: queer joy: chromat x moma ps1 party at ps1 (lic), $15. >>
• 10pm: heartbreaker pride party. good room (greenpoint), $20-25. >>
• midnight: this party is killing you: a night of all robyn everything: pride edition. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>
• thru sun: a number of nyc landmarks will be lit with the colors of the rainbow flag >>

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. rainey park (bronx). >>
crazy rich asians. columbus park (chinatown). >>
diary of a wimpy kid: the long haul. paul raimonda playground (ditmars steinway). >>
hotel transylvania 3: summer vacation. baretto point park (bronx). >>
mustang. transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
the fits. east 43rd street community garden (flatlands). >>
the sound of silence plus filmmaker q+a, live music, and an after party with free drinks. new design high school (les). >>

fri 6pm: alice farley dance theater’s residency at the bronx museum of the arts’ co-lab comes to a close with a final performance of ‘conversations with monsters,’ experiments in puppetry, mask and dance, with a talk by choreographer/designer alice farley. bronx museum of the arts, free. >>

fri 6pm (+ 7/5): 16 contemporary dance companies give outdoor performances for the contemporary dance at bryant park series. tonight: lanecoarts, syren modern dance, jolt dance project, and harlem school of the arts. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6pm (+ sat 6pm; tuesdays-saturdays thru 7/13): get into the swing, salsa, rhythm + blues, and disco of things at lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing, an outdoor series of retro dance parties with live music. tonight: dr. k’s motown revue; sat: los hacheros. dance lesson at 6:30pm, live music at 7:30pm. damrosch park at lincoln center (uws), $18 adv/$22 dos, but there’s usually plenty of room to watch/dance outside the main space for free. >>

fri 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: young m.a. and funk flex at betsy head park (brownsville). free. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with celso piña, dos santos, and riobamba. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

fri 7pm (select fridays thru 8/23): hudson river park’s annual sunset on the hudson concert series continues the season with bell brass, an all-female brass band. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

fri 7-11pm (+ sat 12-10pm): you’ll want to pause at press play, an annual book and music fair celebrating independent publishers and labels through two days of live performances, panels, exhibitor and zine fairs, and more. pioneer works (red hook), free admission. >>

fri 7pm-late (+ 7/5, 7/12): air, a new rooftop party series, takes over bogart house (east williamsburg). free before 10pm with rsvp, $15-20 otherwise. >>

fri 7:30pm: lgbtq comedians talk about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, featuring ali kolbert (fallon), rick crom (chapelle’s show), michael hartney (ucb), calvin cato (oxygen), sam morrison (siriusxm), brandon jackson (thrillist), and host gara lonning. the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square), purchase of a $5 gift card required for admission. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show guest hosted by real-life married couple nate and bobby hankinson, and featuring a lineup of guest comedians including anita flores (party of two storytelling), savannah desormeaux (ghost town comedy), and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

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: pop divas of the 80’s and 90’s. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm: ride on up to the ‘violently bike-friendly’ hammy comedy show, located inside a bike shop and featuring sets by dina hashem (conan), lizzy martinez (funny or die), carmen lagala (colbert), kendall farrell (sirius xm), and patrick hastie. hosted by albert kirchner and jess reed. bonus: donation-based beer. north brooklyn cycles (bushwick), free admission. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): rule of 7×7: seven playwrights present new 10-minute plays that had to follow seven rules. the tank (garment district), $14 adv, $15 door (admission includes a beer). >>

fri 8pm: choral chameleon vocal ensemble’s summer concert includes performances of works of debussy, duruflé, and others, as well as premieres of new pieces developed over seven days by students of various musical backgrounds and career stages. bonus: after party with brooklyn brewery beer. st paul’s episcopal church (carroll gardens), 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 drew michael (hbo), mia jackson (last comic standing), ariel elias (all-female reboot), erik monical, and allie pearse. hosted by erica spera. 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 tyler fischer (colbert), steven rogers (colbert), ken boyd (comedy central), leah bonnema (gotham comedy live), drew michael (hbo), yedoye travis (comedy central), and kendra cunningham (last comic standing). hosted by courtney maginnis. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-10 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9:30pm (monthly): comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints (‘the kennedy center honors for divas and deviants’). hosted by tim kov and david perez. brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), $10. >>

fri 9:30pm doors, 10pm show (monthly): the party never stops at jenny’s birthday variety show, where host comedian jenny gorelick (improv everywhere’s ‘subway sweet sixteen’ video) throws herself a birthday-themed variety show every month. tonight’s karaoke-themed festivities go down at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $10 dos. >>


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sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
the avengers. fdr boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
bumblebee. bufano park (bronx). >>
crooklyn. howard garden (brownsville). >>
hotel transylvania 3: summer vacation. waterleigh park (staten island). >>
if beale street could talk. martin luther king, jr. playground (harlem). >>
midnight family, plus filmmaker q+a, live music, and an after party with free drinks. brooklyn army terminal (sunset park). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. travers park (jackson heights). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. winthrop playground (prospect lefferts gardens) >>

sat 10am-12pm: b.y.o. bag and bucks at the cure thrift shop’s dollar sale, where clothing, shoes, accessories and textiles will be priced $1 for just two hours. cure thrift shop (east village/union square). >>

sat 10:30am-6pm: the schomburg center literary festival highlights authors, poets, and publications from the african diaspora with a day of readings, panel discussions, workshops, and exhibitors. schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free-$5 (rsvp required). >>

sat 1pm: as part of new your music month’s interlude+ series, a/d/0 hosts a lunchtime conversation on identity between rappers kodie shane and le1f. a/d/0 (greenpoint), free. >>

sat 1-6:30pm: the west harlem arts + jazz fest brings a toe-tapping time to columbia university’s lenfest center for the arts (manhattanville), with performances by harlem opera theater, dance theater of harlem, jazz swing band led by andre carvalho of manhattan school of music, and the patience higgins jazz and swing quintet. free admission. >>

sat 2-10pm (monthly thru september): the annual makossa brooklyn cookout party continues its 10th season of daytime summer soirées at our wicked lady (east williamsburg). free before 4pm, $5 after. >>

sat 3:30pm doors, 4pm show: no insurance needed for doctors without boundaries, a comedy show where a pair of real-life er doctors welcome ‘chronically over-sharing’ comedians to tell stories of their weirdest diagnoses, then break down how the medical community has historically treated that condition, why that condition has been stigmatized, and what you should know when dealing with the condition yourself. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

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 5-11pm: classical javanese gamelan orchestra gamelan kusuma laras presents an evening of more than five hours of music in the klenengan format, where you’re welcome to come and go, chat, and enjoy indonesian snacks. consulate general of the republic of indonesia (ues), free admission. >>

sat 6pm (monthly): one comedian will be pulled from the lineup to chat with host savannah desormeaux about a time they ghosted or were ghosted at the ghost town show. tonight’s all-queer pride edition features performers brian bahe, anya volz, michelle davis, walter kelly, and wanjiko eke. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

sat 6pm doors, 7pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with liz phair, ted leo and the pharmacists, and caroline rose. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

sponsored: sat 8pm: after sold out parodies of road house and x-men, the usual rejects are back with pop quiz hotshot: speed! put the pedal to the metal for a staged reading/parody/drinking game of the 1994 keanu reeves/sandra bullock classic. sponsored by blue point brewery. your $15 advance ticket ($20 at the door) gets you 2 beers, a raffle ticket, and a wild ride! >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand-up by the lucas brothers (netflix), erik bergstrom (colbert), julie mitchell (mcsweeney’s), sydnee washington (comedy central), and lorelei ramirez (adult swim). hosted by carolyn busa. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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 titanic. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 10pm: the revolution, a music series spotlighting brooklyn and harlem-based artists, continues with performances by tansu, the side project, and miranda joan. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15. >>

sat 11pm: cut to the feeling at party for one: a dance party dedicated to the music of carly rae jepsen. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $5. >>


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

sun 11am-5pm: the women in comics con returns for a fifth year to spotlight female comic creators of all types. queens museum (flushing meadows-corona park), free admission. >>

sun 12pm-7pm: filmmaker spike lee celebrates the 30th anniversary of do the right thing with a block party on the same block it was shot. do the right thing way between lexington ave and quincy street (bed-stuy), free admission. >>

sun 1:30pm doors, 2pm show: look behind the scenes of content moderators, hired by silicon valley companies to sift through and remove what they deem as inappropriate online content, at a screening of 2018 documentary the cleaners. hosted by internet law professor kate klonick and the secret science club. the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

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

sun 4pm doors, 4:30pm show: the movies at the palace series at united palace (washington heights) presents a 20th anniversary screening of the matrix, with a pre-show discussion with new york magazine senior editor max read. $15 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with mia jackson (inside amy schumer), aida osman (wild ‘n out), ethan sp, brian higginbottom, and alex giampapa. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm: advance base, claire cronin, moon racer, and matt bachmann play an ordinal records showcase at baby’s all right (williamsburg). $12. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians with kids use their parenting experiences as fodder at the sh*tshow comedy show, hosted by ophira eisenberg (ask me another) and emily flake (the new yorker) and featuring performances by raquel d’apice (bust), beth newell (reductress), abby sher (the new york times), kate tellers (the moth), seth herzog (fallon), and hollie harper. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 8pm (monthly): get through the night at the dream weavers comedy show, hosted by emily panic and lillian devane with sets by ana fabrega, liza treyger, brittany carney, karolena theresa, and casey james salengo, plus tunes by dj win. the basement at max fish (les), $5. >>

sun 9pm: 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, wrapping up a residency with aasif mandvi (the daily show) tonight. the pit underground (gramercy), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: syndicated continues its celebration of female friendships in film with screenings of booksmart, steel magnolias, clueless, now and then, and one sings, the other doesn’t. syndicated (bushwick), $7. >>

fri thru sun: the fourth annual boulevard film festival presents dramatic, comedic, horror, documentary, and music video shorts from local filmmakers. thalia spanish theatre (sunnyside) and sanger hall (lic), $10. >>

fri thru 7/4: ifc and bam host 30th anniversary screenings of spike lee’s do the right thing in a new 4k digital restoration as well as on an archival 35mm print. $15-16.

fri thru 7/11: 18th new york asian film festival returns for an 18th year with 50+ films of all types from east asia, plus in-person appearances and q+as with filmmakers + actors. film at lincoln center (uws) and sva theatre (chelsea), $15 general, $10-12 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 7/26: condo new york, an annual collaborative exhibition by 38 art galleries from around the world, takes over 18 manhattan art spaces. free admission. >>

fri thru 8/17 (closed sundays + mondays): browse diverse verse at the 27th annual poets house showcase, an exhibit of 3,000 books of poetry published over the previous 18 months. poets house (battery park), free. >>

fri thru 9/8: stay cool at one of the city’s 54 free outdoor pools, open for the summer season. >>

sat + sun: nyc’s annual pride month wraps up with many cornerstone events and skint-priced parties, including:
• sat 12-6pm: youth pride. central park’s summerstage, free. >>
• sat 12-6pm: the 10th harlem pride celebration day. 12th avenue at west 135th street (harlem), free admission. >>
• sat 2-4pm: the seventh annual all-ages pride party. housing works (soho), free. >>
• sat 2pm-2am: sublimate pride bbq at nowadays (ridgewood). free admission. >>
• sat 5pm: the 27th annual nyc dyke march. bryant park to washington square park. >>
• sat 8pm-4am: hot rabbit’s bad habit official nyc dyke march after party. lot 45 (bushwick), $15-20 adv, $30 door. >>
• sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: open flame lgbtq benefit comedy show. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>
• sat 8:30pm doors, 9pm show: rubulad’s in the realm of lady rainicorn party. email rsvp for bushwick address, $10 adv or before 10pm, $15 otherwise. >>
• sat 10pm: ladies of lcd sound system pride party at good room (greenpoint). $15. >>
• sat 10pm: new world disorder and him hun at nowadays (ridgewood). free with rsvp before 11pm, $10-15 otherwise. >>
• sat 11pm: the annual bklyn boihood party. littlefield (gowanus), $20. >>
• sat 11pm: r+she queens of hip-hop + rnb pride party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>
• sat 11:30pm: bohemian rhapsody: queen dance party. market hotel (bushwick), $5. >>
• sun 9:30am: the reclaim pride queer liberation march and rally. sheridan square to central park. >>
• sun 11am-6pm: the 25th annual pridefest. 4th avenue between union square + astor place, free admission. >>
• sun 12pm: the annual pride march. 26th street + 5th ave to greenwich village, ending at 23td street + 7th avenue. >>
• sun 4pm-4am: bushwig presents world pride divas. 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg/bushwick), $10 before 7pm, $20 after. >>
• sun 7pm: worldpride closing ceremony. times square, free. >>
• sun 8pm: proud: pride march afterparty. house of yes (bushwick), free-$10. >>
• sun 9:30pm (approximate time): fireworks following the pride island party at pier 97 (midtown west).
• thru sun: a number of nyc landmarks will be lit with the colors of the rainbow flag >>

sat 11am-2:30pm, sun 1-4:30pm: the department of transportation brings back its free bike helmet giveaways. this weekend’s giveaways are being held at playground 9 in stuyvesant town (sat 11am-2:30pm) and nicholas naquan heyward, jr. park in gowanus (sun 1-4:30pm), with more to come throughout the spring/summer season.

sat +sun 11am-6pm (+ 7/4, 9/14-15, 10/5-6): the lic flea + food outdoor market opens for the weekend with vintage, handcrafted, and food vendors as well as a beer + wine garden. 5-25 46th ave (lic), free admission. >>

sat 7pm, sun 6pm: 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: jonathan mcreynolds, dj tony tone bks, and lady dragons step team (sat 7pm, betsy head park in brownsville) and buika, a-wa, blick bassy, and dj tara (sun 6pm, rumsey playfield in central park). free. >>

sat 8pm, sun 2pm: the chelsea symphony wraps up its season with a concert of works by mendelssohn, beethoven, corigliano, and the winner of its fifth annual composition competition. the dimenna center for classical music (midtown west), $20 suggested donation at the door, $25 adv for reserved seats. >>

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

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