scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including a volleyball tournament on the hudson, craftnewyork market, a denim festival, greenpoint and south brooklyn open studios, and more.


fri + sat: sunset park wide open: visit exhibitions and meet artists, curators and researchers at seven sunset park organizations, including nars foundation, j+m studios, genspace, and more. most are free. >>

fri score a hole in one with these national doughnut/donut day freebies:
babeland (soho): free donut at 7:30pm. >>
doughnut plant (various locations): free mini doughnut with any purchase. >>
dunkin’ (at participating locations): free donut with purchase of any beverage. >>
krispy kreme (at participating locations): free doughnut of any variety. >>

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. henry hudson park (bronx). >>
bohemian rhapsody. astoria park (astoria). >>
hairspray. old stone house (park slope). >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. colden playground (flushing). >>
international puerto rican heritage film festival. sunset park (sunset park). >>
kung fu panda. columbus park (chinatown). >>
moana. dyker beach park (dyker heights). >>
where do we go now? (et maintenant on va où ?). washington square park (greenwich village). >>

fri 5-10pm: bryant park’s annual themed dance party series wraps up the season with a latin dance festival celebrating salsa, bachata, and merengue, with live bands and dance instructions throughout the night. hosted by talia castro-pozo. weather cancelation updates will be posted on the park’s social media channels. bryant park (midtown west), free admission. >>

fri 6pm (fridays thru 8/2): the brooklyn americana music festival and degraw sounds present ‘unplugged,’ a series of intimate acoustic acts at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 3 greenway terrace (brooklyn heights). tonight: ali dineen + feral foster with little nora brown. free. >>

fri 6-9:30pm: asia society’s first friday leo bar happy hour celebrates pride month with exhibition tours, music, drag and burlesque performances, and a live show of wnyc podcast nancy with guest bd wong. food and drinks available for purchase. asia society (ues), free admission. >>

fri 6-10pm (on view thru 6/30): paradice palase presents its second annual summer open call art show, ‘twist and twine,’ featuring works from 34 artists responding to the theme ‘roots.’ opening reception tonight. 37-18 northern blvd (lic), free. >>

fri 6-10pm: this month’s edition of the schomburg center’s first fridays series celebrates pride with extended hours, exhibitions of materials of and by black lgbt people throughout history, dj sets, drinks, drag performances, and more. dress code: ‘fabulous.’ schomburg center for research in black culture (harlem), free-$5 (rsvp required). >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: animations, docs, narratives, music videos, and more abound at an asian-american film thing, an evening of short films by asian-american creators. hosted by angel yau and kate moran. caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 7pm: the 44 charlton variety show, hosted by julian fleisher (wnyc’s the naked american songbook), returns with a pride edition including singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist stephin merritt (the magnetic fields), comedian bowen yang (snl), and rapper nappy nina. the greene space at wnyc (south village), $15. >>

fri 7pm (monthly thru 8/2): even less scripted than reality tv, six comedians manufacture drama on the spot at the improvised real housewives episode show. the pit (gramercy), $8. >>

fri 7pm (ends today): five dance companies will perform against the backdrop of the hudson river sunset for the fifth annual hudson river dance festival: taylor 2, ballet hispánico, dormeshia, camille a. brown + dancers, and doug elkins choreography. pier 63 (chelsea), free. >>

fri 7pm (+ sat 2:30pm): king pizza records’s sixth annual pizzafest returns with 20 bands performing over three days, and pizza slice proceeds benefiting a tba local organization. the gutter bar (williamsburg), $10-12. >>

sponsored: fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: city farm presents summer series returns to industry city, and we’ve got a limited number of free tickets to check out lady wray and 79.5 today. if you haven’t made it out to this new outdoor concert series, no better time than the present! use promo code ‘skintsummer’ to score free tickets in advance (reg. $18 adv, $22 dos). >>

fri 7:30pm: comedians matt koff (the daily show writer) and danny chieng (the daily show senior correspondent) perform extended stand-up sets at q.e.d. (astoria). $10. >>

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: fight for your right to party! beastie boys, 90’s hip-hop, and 90’s alternative. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show features eman el-husseini, rufat agayev, zain sharif, and david nguyen. hosted by noa osheroff and kenice mobley. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with sam de jong‘s goldie, live music from dai burger, q+a, and an after party with free drinks. new design high school (les), $16. >>

fri 8pm: michael t and the vanities perform a tribute to david bowie’s ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars as well as other bowie hits at gran torino (williamsburg). $10 (2 for $15 in advance). >>

fri 8pm: the glamdammit party presents rockaway bitch (‘all-girl tribute to the ramones’), the nuclears (‘whiskey-drinking sh*t-kicking rock n roll’), and spike polite and sewage nyc (‘swathes of the damned and culture shock’). coney island baby (east village/alphabet city). $10. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show features guests akilah hughes (pod save america), jes tom (reductress), and mychal denzel smith (invisible man). hosted by lane moore (brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

fri 8:30pm: the mid riff comedy show features belly laughs by fareeha khan (comedy central), david sitrick (the hard times), leclerc andre (fallon), katie-ellen humphries (cbc),  jessica watkins, and david spector. hosted by alissa may atkinson and lauren vino. bonus: drink giveaways for crop top wearers. precious metal (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): the live from outer space comedy show at the cobra club in bushwick features stand-up by kate willett (netflix), petey deabreu (comedy central), lucas connolly (comedy central), rojo perez (conan), jeff arcuri (colbert), rachel mccartney (pbs), and lucas connolly.. 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 rojo perez (hbo), shane torres (conan), luke touma (sirius xm), victoria hoffman (mtv), and brittany carney. hosted by nataly aukar. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by sydnee washington (comedy central), dan boulger (the craig ferguson show), and andrea allan (the hot mess comedy hour). hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9pm: on what would’ve been his 61st birthday, celebrate prince’s life and legacy at dj spinna’s soul slam. good room (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp. >>

fri 10pm: discwoman’s ciel provides the beats at nowadays (ridgewood). rsvp grants free admission before 11pm and $10 entry 11pm-midnight. $15 otherwise. >>

fri 10pm doors (+ 6/14): 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. >>


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sat 11am-5pm festival, 7:30pm parade: the annual brooklyn pride street festival and twilight parade take over park slope’s fifth avenue (free admission), with these nearby events and after parties going down:
8pm: pass the aux lady gaga-themed comedy/variety show at littlefield. $10. >>
8pm: queer country pride concert at union hall. $10. >>
8pm: papi juice pride party at brooklyn museum. $15-25. >>
8:30pm: laid bk pride party at the bell house. $10. >>
11pm: be cute pride party at littlefield. $10. >>

sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. wagner playground (east harlem). >>
bumblebee. lozada playground (bronx). >>
iron man 2. cedar grove beach lot (staten island). >>
lego movie 2: the second part. travers park (jackson heights). >>
mary poppins returns. randall’s island park field 81 (randall’s island). >>
saturday night fever. john paul jones park (fort hamilton). >>
sweet sweetback’s baadasssss song (redux, remix + requiem). fort greene park central lawn (fort greene). >>

sat 9am-6pm (registration opens at 8:30am): the bronx is reading: this year’s second bronx book festival returns with more discussions, readings, and workshops with more than 50+ authors and agents, plus keynote speakers associate justice of the supreme court of the united states sonia sotomayor and dealing in dreams author lilliam rivera. fordham plaza + fordham university, free. >>

sat 9:30am (monthly): art + yoga: experience an hour of yoga and mindfulness meditation in the beaux-arts court of the brooklyn museum, followed by a self-guided tour of specially selected contemplative objects. mats provided. $10 admission includes museum general admission. >>

sat 10am (saturdays thru 8/24): take a free outdoor yoga class at hunter’s point park @ lic landing. byo mat. >>

sat 11am-7pm: 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. jackie robinson park bandshell (harlem), free. >>

sat 12pm: join moms demand action, youth over guns, new yorkers against gun violence, and a coalition of gun violence prevention organizations in a rally and walk across the brooklyn bridge for the walk in solidarity with survivors of gun violence. meets at cadman plaza park (brooklyn heights). >>

sat 12pm (registration begins at 11am): walt whitman’s whiskered legacy will be honored whimsically at a walt whitman beard + mustache competition, which welcomes competitors of all genders and ages. fort greene park monument (fort greene), free. >>

sat 12-4pm: dancewave celebrates the grand opening of its new 3,600 square foot studio and community center in gowanus with an afternoon block party featuring free dance classes, performances, registration discounts, and more. free admission. >>

sat 12-7pm: check out 100+ works of new street art being created at the 10th annual welling court mural project block party in astoria. free. >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop 15 local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 1-6pm: abrons art center wraps up its annual queer|art|mentorship showcase with the queer|art|pride book + print fair, featuring books, zines, drawings, collages, photographs and more by over 30 lgbtq+ creators, plus readings, performances, and music. food + drink will be available for purchase. abrons arts center (les), free admission. >>

sat 1-6pm (+ 6/15): 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, hudson heights, and hamilton heights. free. >>

sat 2pm (saturdays) : learn the basics of bike repair and maintenance at time’s up’s series of outdoor bike repair classes, held at carmen’s garden (alphabet city). free. >>

sat 2-7pm: stock up on desert festival garb at a mini burner bazaar, with vendors selling handmade and vintage clothing, accessories, beauty products, and cbd goodies. eris (east williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 4-9:30pm: the latest edition of the lit exhibit—an annual showcase of poetry, storytelling, and literary art—is all about ‘rituals,’ opening tonight with a mini zine fest, interactive installations, and more. temporary storage gallery (east williamsburg), free. >>

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: parquet courts, sachiko kanenobu, arp, and prince of queens at rumsey playfield in central park. >>

sat 6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/10): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with an american express women in music series featuring ibeyi, sudan archives, and orion sun. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

sponsored: sat 8pm: grab your dancing shoes and join us for an epic battle of the big bands under the stars on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier intrepid as we celebrate the dancing, style and music of the swing era with three of the best big bands in the land on two dance floors (on deck and below), plus dance performances, beginner swing dance lessons, a barbershop quartet, a vintage fashion show, and more! tickets are going fast and sells out every year, so buy yours today! >>

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 star wars episode i: the phantom menace. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

sat 10:30pm (monthly): ten-foot rat cabaret, nyc’s long-running dance/music/comedy/art show, returns to under st. marks theater with live music by hayden stearns and robb coles, dance by guilty pleasures cabaret, burlesque by tabby twitch, comedy by subhah agarwal, and more. hosted by jillian thomas. st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bohemian rhapsody. bushwick inlet park (williamsburg). >>
el cantante. habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun various times: get theatrical at these tony awards watch events:
syndicated (bushwick). free. >>
madame tussauds (times square). free (rsvp required). >>
sva theatre (chelsea), which will pre-game with screenings of hello, dolly! and all that jazz. free. >>

sun 10am-4pm: for just five bucks, sample food from over a hundred purveyors at the second annual fairway food festival. basketball city at pier 36 (les), $5 admission. >>

sun 10am-4pm: no metrocard or omny needed to board the vintage buses parked at the new york transit museum’s 26th annual bus festival. brooklyn bridge park, bridge plaza at 11 water street (dumbo), free admission. >>

sun 11am-5pm: the 62nd annual national puerto rican day parade, led by grand marshal ricky martin, marches up fifth avenue from 43rd street to 79th street. >>

sun 12-5pm: find a furry friend or treat yours to an afternoon of fun at the seventh annual badass brooklyn animal rescue summer fest, a dog-friendly street fair full of food for dogs and humans alike, pet portraits, vendors, raffles, adoptable pooches, and more. president street at 3rd ave (gowanus), free admission. >>

sun 12-5pm: more than 25 queens-based makers will sell their wares at the queens craft brigade‘s pop-up at rocco moretto post (astoria). free admission. >>

sun 2-6pm: coney island history project’s annual history day celebrates the area’s immigrant heritage with performances including russian ballet, haitian drumming, mariachi, and more. the coney island history project and on the boardwalk stage in front of deno’s wonder wheel park (coney island). free. >>

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

sun 3pm (+ 7/14, 8/11, 9/6): bang on a can music collective presents its annual series of live music performances in the noguchi museum’s outdoor sculpture garden (lic). today: miles okazaki performs work: the compositions of thelonious monk for solo guitar. free with museum admission ($10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

sun 3pm, 6pm, 8pm: symphony space’s 41st annual wall to wall music marathon celebrates the life and legacy of john coltrane, exploring the wide span of his career through music, dance, film, and conversation. peter jay sharp theatre at symphony space (uws). >>

sun 4-10pm (monthly): this month’s second sunday open studios at red hook’s pioneer works features open studios with current artists in residence, live music + dj sets, stargazing, hands-on artmaking, and more. free with rsvp (donations welcome). >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the jokes will be anything but by the book at the symposium, an academic stand-up show featuring material inspired by research and teaching. tonight’s pride-themed show features a lineup of trans and non-binary performers. hosted by kyle marian and alex andia. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with shane torres (conan), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), bethany van delft (2 dope queens), ben katzner (keith and the girl), terence hartnett (wet cash), and rohan padhye (airplane mode). hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sponsored: sun 8:30pm: mcp summer concert series returns to carnegie hall! world-renowned jazz educator and one of the most prolific composer/arrangers of choral music, kirby shaw will lead the 100-member masterwork festival chorus and combo in turn the world around for a one-night only performance of this joyous work. just $7 with promo code ‘tsk31426’ (plus ticket fees, up to a $110 value). >>

sun 8:30pm (monthly): the show’s name is cold pizza, but at least the slices, laughs, and admission are free. hosts chloe radcliffe and micah walsh get things started in featherweight’s attic with sets by steven castillo (snl), leclerc andre (fallon), aimee rose ranger (the ranger zone), chris calogero (funny or die), jess reed, and mike szar. featherweight (east williamsburg), free. >>

all weekend

sponsored: thru 6/24: enjoy havana days and nights in williamsburg with music, mingling, mounted art and merch at clandestina’s pop-up installation at the canvas. discover cuba’s first independent fashion brand to emerge from the isolated country and shop upcycled graphic tees, bucket hats, and accessories. open now until june 24 at the canvas located at 132 bedford ave in williamsburg. for a list of all events click here. to shop more goods visit

fri thru sun: beach balls of the volleyball kind come to manhattan for the annual association of volleyball professionals nyc open, where top professional female and male pro players will compete over three days. food and drinks will be available for purchase. gansevoort peninsula in hudson river park (west village/meatpacking), free admission. >>

fri thru sun: hundreds of artists open up their studios to the public for the annual greenpoint open studios (sat-sun 12-6pm). launch party friday 7:30pm, wrap party sunday 6:30pm. free admission. >>

fri thru sun: new dance alliance brings together more than 20 artists with diverse approaches to performance for the 33rd annual performance mix festival. university settlement (les), $15-20. >>

fri thru 6/10: the lower east side film festival returns for a ninth year with shorts, features, panels, parties, and more, with free beer + wine at every event. various locations in the lower east side and east village, $19.50. >>

fri thru 6/20: quad cinema pays tribute to film critic pauline kael‘s legacy with a series of 25 films she championed or dismissed, including jaws, nashville, richard pryor live in concert, taxi driver, the godfather part 1 + 2, the warriors, true stories, and more. the quad (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

fri thru 7/7: am new york rounds up their picks for where to watch the women’s world cup in manhattan and brooklyn. >>

fri thru 9/15: walt whitman: bard of democracy: a new exhibition at the morgan library + museum explores whitman’s work from his early years as a journalist to his final years, including several notebooks as well as documents from oscar wilde, hart crane, federico garcía lorca and allen ginsberg. the morgan library + museum (midtown east), $22 general, $14 seniors, $13 students, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

sat 10am-7pm, sun 10am-5pm: shop handmade items like clothing, jewelry, handbags, home decor, and more from 175 craftspeople at the annual craftnewyork outdoor market. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free admission. >>

sat 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 chelsea park soccer field (sat 11am-2:30pm) and college of mount saint vincent in the bronx (sun 12-3:30pm), with more to come throughout the spring/summer season.

sat + sun 11am-6pm: turn blue at the annual new york denim days festival. the third annual event includes interactive displays, indigo dyeing, denim designers and brands, vintage, books, music and workshops, plus a street festival on sunday. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $7 adv, $10 door (free for students). >>

sat + sun 12-6pm: check out the galleries and workspaces of artists in bay ridge, gowanus, greenwood heights, red hook, and sunset park during the annual south brooklyn open studios. free. >>

sat 12-7pm, sun 11am-6pm: those sounds you hear are the annual brooklyn stompbox exhibit + synth expo, an interactive display of guitar effect pedals and synthesizers from more than 70 brands. lytehouse studios (east williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 12-8pm, sun 12-7pm: high-tail it to the second annual pre-mermaid parade vendor market, where 11 local vendors will be selling an array of handcrafted and vintage accessories to help get you in style for the upcoming mermaid parade (6/22). sideshows by the seashore (coney island), free admission. >>

sat thru 6/23: shop thousands of lps, cds, music books and posters at the archive of contemporary music’s semi-annual record + cd sale. arc headquarters (tribeca), free admission. >>

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

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