scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (several start friday), including vintage subway rides, pride week, the renegade craft fair, the brooklyn flea… in soho, father’s day films, a gif exhibition, open studios, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
a thousand years of good prayers, columbus park (chinatown) >>
appropriate behavior, mccarren park pool deck (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
la traversée de paris, washington square park (greenwich village) >>
moonlight, marcus garvey park (east harlem) >>
the maribor uprisings, metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn) >>

fri 5-11pm: socks for suds: singlecut tap room’s summer solstice sock drive grants a free beer or $10 off a case to those who bring a new pair of socks to be donated to take two nyc. singlecut tap room (astoria), free admission. >>

fri 6-10pm (thru 1/8): ‘the world is sound’ exhibition at the rubin museum of art (chelsea) questions how sound and our sense of hearing shape our daily lives, our traditions, our history, and all of existence. tonight’s opening includes an introduction by the curator, opportunities to encounter artists, and drinks available for purchase (two-for-one happy hour 6-7pm). rubin museum of art (chelsea), free fridays 6-10pm (reg. $15 general, $10 student/seniors). >>

fri 6pm (fridays thru 7/14): a changing lineup of several contemporary dance companies perform outdoors at bryant park each friday for five weeks. free. >>

fri 7pm: psychiatrist laura ericksson-schroth and psychiatrist laura a. jacobs launch and discuss their timely new book, you’re in the wrong bathroom: debunking 21 misconceptions about transgender and gender nonconforming people. bureau of general services-queer division (west village), $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). >>

fri 7pm: the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by danny artese (three-time moth storyslam winner), samantha ruddy, rebecca rush, desmond thorne, and gloria shantae butler. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and benefit southerners on new ground). >>

fri 7pm: la’s hey violet host an in-store signing for their new record at rough trade (williamsburg). >>

fri 7pm (+ 6/17, 6/23-24): the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series offers six free outdoor concerts in all five boroughs. tonight: clove lakes park in staten island. free admission. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians become faux authors and read selections from their ‘latest’ books at literati: a comedy show about the greatest american novels never written. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring emmy blotnick, chris duffy, yoni lotan, liz noth, and fareeha khan. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): deflower your virgin ears at the ‘my first time’ show, where comedians and storytellers recount tales of their first sexual experiences. hosted by angela cobb. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with a let’s get physical 80’s workout music theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm: the annual new york philharmonic concerts in the parks series returns for a 52nd season with free performances in each borough followed by a fireworks display. new this year: a dvořák pre-show performance by you, the audience. tonight: prospect park’s long meadow ballfields, brooklyn. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by robert dean (comedy central), lafayette wright (comedy central), matt koff (the daily show), sally brooks (seeso), jessy morner-ritt (funny or die), and shelby taylor (like me comedy). hosted by naomi karavani. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly thru 6/30): visuals visuals, a new weekly pairing of musicians and video artists, continues tonight with music by george clanton, pictureplane, nicky sparkles, and visuals, and projections by kathryn chadason. knockdown center (maspeth), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

fri 9pm: kick some serious brass at 19-piece brass band what cheer brigade‘s album release show, with supporting acts raya brass band and dj joro boro. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

fri  11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff on top of a screening of 1980’s xanadu at chris gersbeck and freddy g’s ‘movies r dumb’ series. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri 11pm doors, midnight show: clash tribute group straight to hell and djs twig the wonderkid and james david play a birthday show for nightlife’s astro erle at gold sounds (bushwick). free admission. >>


Renegade Craft Fair, the world’s largest curated showcase of independent craft and design, is heading to Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Expo Center for an epic Father’s Day Weekend celebration of all things handmade! Featuring a curated roster of local and national maker and artisan talent, festivities will include food trucks, craft libations, DJ sets, DYI workshops, a photo booth, and all-around good times to provide a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

Renegade is always free to attend, and will showcase the latest trends and craft styles from around the globe including jewelry and accessories, art, fashion, ceramics, candles, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more.

Renegade Craft Fair
June 17+18 from 11:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St.
Brooklyn, NY 1122


sat various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
cloudy with a chance of meatballs, st. catherine’s park (lenox hill) >>
mr. holland’s opus, john paul jones park (bay ridge) >>
notorious b.i.g.: bigger than life, fort greene park (fort greene) >>

sat 10am-5pm: save up to 80% on comic books, graphic novels, collectibles, dvds, and more at the midtown comics mega warehouse sale in long island city. bonus: free gift bag with purchase. >>

sat 11am: stop and smell the mushrooms (and learn which ones are edible) at an informational fungi finding tour of green-wood cemetery with gary lincoff, author of the audubon society field guide to north american mushrooms and instructor at the new york botanical garden. $15. >>

sat 11am: celebrate your womanly self at a women making moves rooftop yoga + travel brunch, featuring a group vinyasa yoga session, brunch, and an inspiring conversation with rorus water filtration company founder corinne clinch. welive (fidi), $20. >>

sat 11am-4pm (saturdays thru 9/16): free kayaking season returns to governors island. >>

sat 11am-4pm: grab the outdoors by the horns at the annual adventures nyc, an afternoon of wilderness activities like zip lining, rock climbing, mountain biking, survival training, and even a ‘surfing virtual reality experience.’ central park bandshell area, free. >>

sat 11:30-5pm: get your fill of fiddle at the annual porch stomp, an outdoor festival celebrating american folk music with over 60 performers, a banjo parade, square dancing, music jams, and more. governors island’s nolan park, free. >>

sat 12-3pm: support the un in adopting a treaty to ban nuclear weapons at the women’s march and rally to ban the bomb. meets at bryant park and marches to dag hammarskjöld plaza. >>

sat 12-4pm: bring your extra paintbrushes and other reusable and portable art-making materials to an art supplies swap, part of arts in bushwick community day. house of yes (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 12-7pm: the awake book + zine bazaar, housed in a 10×10 reading room, features independently-produced print materials addressing themes of liberty, resistance, and protest. magnum foundation (east village), free admission. >>

sat 1pm: grab your tails, scales, and glitter! the 35th annual mermaid parade, the nation’s largest art parade, returns to coney island with deborah harry + chris stein of blondie serving as king and queen. after parties: ny night train soul shindig (3-6pm, coney art walls, free) and the sea creature stomp (8pm-2am, gemini + scorpio loft, $10-20 sliding scale admission). >>

sat 1-5pm: greenpoint’s dusty rose vintage hosts ladies: a zine fest and pop-up with it’s not personal, including 15 female creative groups selling zines, pins, clothing, bags, stickers and more with a portion of the proceeds being donated to rainn. free admission. >>

sat 1-6pm: local artists in inwood open their professional and home studios for the annual uptown arts stroll open studios. free. >>

sat 2pm: free yourself from the limits of gallery walls and go on an lic art stroll, including guided tours of socrates sculpture park and the noguchi museum. a reception follows. $12 general, $7 students/seniors. >>

sat 2-9pm (+ 7/15, 8/19): soak up the cali vibes at the str8 west coastin’ party, returning today to bed-stuy’s project parlor for its seventh summer in brooklyn. bonus: free budweiser 2-4pm (while supplies last). free admission. >>

sat 2-11pm: go on a virtual ride at limo cult, an installation transforming flux factory gallery into a 70-foot limousine with immersive sculptural and video installations, performances, a champagne brunch and interactive deep frying. flux factory (lic), free. >>

sat 5-10pm: put some spice into your saturday at disco taco, a summer queer dance party with djs, drag shows, and tacos presented by horrorchata. metropolitan bar (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 6pm: ever rolled your eyes at the absurd wedding announcements in the new york times? the forever improv comedy show relates, and creates an entire love story out of an audience-picked announcement. the pit loft (chelsea), $7. >>

sat 6pm doors, 7pm show: laura mvula, taylor mcferrin, and marcus gilmore play a free summerstage concert at rumsey playfield in central park. >>

sat 7pm: was buffy the vampire slayer truly a feminist icon? what lessons can we learn from her? on the 20th anniversary of the show, jamie warren, assistant professor of american history, the history of women gender, and women’s studies, discusses. the footlight bar (ridgewood), $7 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $12). >>

sat 7pm (+ 6/23-24): the metropolitan opera’s annual summer recital series offers six free outdoor concerts in all five boroughs. tonight: crotona park, the bronx. free admission. >>

sat 7pm doors: the annual rooftop films series continues with more than 45 indie film screenings and live music at 10 outdoor venues. tonight: noël wells’s directorial debut, mr. roosevelt, with pre-show live music by juan wauters and the marys, post-show q+a, and an after party with free drinks. new design high school (les), $15. >>

sat 7:30pm: got time to waste? sing-along to all the small things ’til the end at pop punk/emo live band karaoke. saint vitus (greenpoint), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedians rewrite + perform classic scenes of films they’ve never seen before at the never seen it show. tonight, jean grae (church of the infinite you), josh gondelman (last week tonight), and bowen yang (broad city) give their takes on bambi, avatar, indiana jones and the temple of doom, and pretty woman. hosted by kyle ayers. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 8pm: sister act.… entirely from memory: eight performers attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added. videology (williamsburg), $10. >>

sat 8pm: the ambient church concert series returns with an immersive evening of sound and projections set in a 19th-century gothic church, featuring the minimalist jon gibson ensemble, modular synth musician m. geddes gengras, and interdisciplinary artist caroline elizabeth polachek. first unitarian congregational society (brooklyn heights), $20. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: mix and mingle with your local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob. 12 st. marks place (east village), $5 suggested donation. >>

sat 10pm: the feeling gloomy dance party celebrates all things english with music by uk bands all night long. cape house (bushwick), $6. >>

sat 10:30pm: night of 1000 chers: comedians and drag queens compete at a rock ‘n’ roast karaoke competition where any song can be sung, but it must be done in the style of cher. themed dress encouraged. hell phone (bushwick), free. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
he got game, habana outpost (fort greene) >>
the punk singer: a film about kathleen hanna, lawrence virgilio playground (woodside) >>
the secret life of pets, sheepshead playground (sheepshead bay) >>

sun 10am-6pm: warning: graphic content. browse and shop rare and contemporary titles on typography, lettering, and graphic design from eight booksellers at the second annual typographics book fair. the cooper union’s 41 cooper square (east village), free admission. >>

sun 10am-8pm: rock ’til you drop at punk island, an annual all-ages music festival with 60+ bands across seven stages. randall’s island park, free. >>

sun 11am-5pm: more than 25 food purveyors put their own ethnic spins on traditional jewish foods at the fourth annual taste of jewish culture street festival, an outdoor fest that includes family-friendly activities, live music by golem and frank london’s klezmer brass all stars, plus free egg creams or pickle pops for dads in honor of father’s day. 6th avenue between 48th + 49th sts (midtown west), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sun 11am-6pm: polish your leather and remember your safeword, it’s the 20th anniversary of the folsom street east lgbtq fetish block party, returning to chelsea’s west 27th street between 10th and 11th aves. $20 suggested donation. >>

sun 12-4pm: the museum at eldridge street’s 17th annual egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas festival takes over eldridge street between canal and division streets with traditional chinese, jewish, and puerto rican foods, music performances and crafts. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sun 1-6pm (ends today): the 10th annual red hook jazz festival features performances by ten ensembles spread over two sundays at urban meadow community garden. $10. >>

all weekend

fri-sun 11am-7pm: interact with the best of the worst 140-character statements at the donald j. trump presidential twitter library, presented by the daily show with trevor noah. 3 w 57th street (around the corner from trump tower), free admission. >>

fri 6pm, sat 4pm, sun 3pm + 6pm: barefoot shakespeare company presents outdoor productions of a midsummer night’s dream and macbeth set in san francisco and vietnam during the summer of love. summit rock in central park (near 82nd st. + cpw). free. >>

fri 6-8pm, sat-sun 12-6pm: browse and shop from more than 200 books and a selection of artwork from emerging artists at the seventh annual zine + self-published photo book fair. opening reception friday 6-8pm. the camera club of new york (chinatown/little italy), free admission. >>

fri-sun 6:30pm (wed-sun thru 6/25, free tickets available starting at 6pm): new yorkers never seem to get bored of the bard. shakespeare downtown presents richard iii for 200 audience members per show at battery park’s castle clinton national monument. >>

fri-sun various times + prices: three father’s day film series:
raiders of the lost ark and hold that ghost, the metrograph (les) >>
the omen and cloak + dagger, nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). >>
wattstax, the last waltz, and ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars at the film society of lincoln center’s walter reade theater (uws) >>

fri-sun various times: grand budapest hotel, the basketball diaries, showgirls, some like it hot, pink flamingos, brokeback mountain, but i’m a cheerleader, and more… the roxy cinema (tribeca). $10 (free midnights). >>

fri-sun various times: don’t taste the rainbow, laugh it. the annual queercom festival brings three days of stand-up, sketch, storytelling, screenings, and more by lgbtq artists to the pit (flatiron). $10/show, $30/pass. >>

fri thru 6/25: nyc’s annual lgbtq pride week returns with 10 days of rallies (friday), movies, parties, the march and festival (sunday), and much more. various locations + prices, many free. >>

sat-sun 10am-6pm (weekends): the brooklyn flea opens a soho location with 13,000 square feet filled with 60 vendors. 100 avenue of the americas. >>

sat-sun 11am-4pm: take a short ride back to long ago on vintage subway cars dating from the early 1900s, put in service by the new york transit museum for this weekend only. board at the brighton beach station platform and take a round trip ride to ocean parkway or kings highway for the low price of a regular subway ride. >>

sat-sun 11am-6pm: the seasonal renegade craft fair returns to brooklyn expo center (greenpoint) with 150 indie craft and design vendors, plus diy workshops, food trucks, drinks, and more. free admission. >>

sat-sun 12-6pm: take a self-guided walk through 34 private art work spaces in 11 buildings at the annual west chelsea gallery district artists’ open studios tour. free. >>

sat-sun 12-8pm: the second annual bushwick arts festival maps out where you can check out the work of 70+ artists throughout 16 locations in bushwick and east williamsburg. free. >>

sat-wed 1-9pm, thurs 1-6pm (thru 6/22): on the week of the gif’s 30th anniversary, giphy presents time_frame, an interactive gallery exploring the past, present, and future of gifs through artworks, discussions, workshops, and vr. wallplay’s gallery 151 annex (meatpacking), free. >>

thru 6/24: register to take free dance, fitness and wellness classes at 30 studios during the annual dance week. >>

thru 6/25: 25+ american independent films premiere at the ninth annual bamcinemafest, with screenings and q+a sessions including works by aaron katz, jim mckay, and gillian robespierre, and featuring actors lola kirke, zoë kravitz, jenny slate, and jason schwartzman, among plenty of others. bam harvey theatre and bam rose cinemas (fort greene), various prices. >>

thru 6/25: 100+ performances and art installations span lower manhattan and governors island for the 16th annual river to river festival. free (some events require rsvp). >>

ticket deals

sponsored: carnegie hall tickets for just $7 (all seats)! new york city chamber orchestra and the masterworks festival chorus perform kirke mechem’s songs of the slave and much more 6/24 at 8pm. $110 value. >>

rsvp for free tickets to an advance screening of sofia coppola’s the beguiled, starring nicole kidman, kirsten dunst, elle fanning, and colin farrell at regal e-walk theater (theater district) on tuesday, 6/20 at pm. first-come, first served admission. limited number available. >>

get a 4-pack of amc movie tickets, valid at any location, for $43 (plus ticket fees, reg. $64). >>

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