scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including shakespeare in the park, brooklyn cyclones games, and the japan cuts, dance on camera, and pioneers: first women’s film fests.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. basil behagen playground (bronx). >>
coco. ferry point park (bronx). >>
fences. st. nicholas park (harlem). >>
flubber. de matti parek (staten island). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
lullaby of broadway. morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). >>
southside with you. beach 59th street and boardwalk (rockaway beach). >>
star wars: the last jedi. southpoint park (roosevelt island). >>
teenage mutant ninja turtles: out of the shadows. ocean breeze park (staten island). >>
the fate of the furious. maria hernandez park (bushwick). >>
the jungle book. dry dock playground (alphabet city). >>
wonder. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
wonder woman. willowbrook park (staten island). >>
you will be my son. pier i (uws). >>

fri 6pm (ends today): the annual contemporary dance series brings movement of all styles from more than 20 companies to the bryant park stage. tonight: earl mosely institute of the arts, gabrielle lamb’s pigeonwing dance, julia ehrstrand, and hopeboykindance. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: cece peniston, robin s., and dj joey carvello, with a pre-show freestyle dance workshop. corporal thompson park (staten island), free. >>

fri 6-9pm: get tickets to the inaugural taste of east harlem food and beverage event at union settlement for $20-30 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $30-$40 adv, $35-45 door). >>

fri 6:30pm: see how easy it is to be cheesy at a mozzarella making workshop, where two pro cheesemakers will lead you through the history and process of makin’ mozz. bonus: you get to take home your newly-made cheese at the end. essex street market (les), $15. >>

fri 6:30pm (thurs-sat thru 7/28): shakespeare in the parking lot: the drilling company puts a female spin on their production of hamlet, held in an actual parking lot in the les. the lot behind the clemente (east side of norfolk st. between delancey + rivington), free. >>

fri0 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by anoushka shankar and my brightest diamond. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

fri 7pm: the difficult to name reading series returns for the last time in new york with readings and performances by hua hsu (the new yorker), kevin nguyen (gq), alex watt (mcsweeney’s), charles ‘otter’ holmes (mtv), digital artist molly soda, and comedian hoff matthews, plus a conversation with screenwriter michael h. weber (the disaster artist, the fault in our stars). books are magic (cobble hill). free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by hann cowger, desmond thorne, dave mizzoni, jimmy schatz, and jesse roth. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm (fridays thru 8/24): hudson river park’s 20th annual sunset on the hudson free concert series continues with jenna kyle. pier 45 (greenwich village), free. >>

fri 7pm doors, 8pm show: yeah yeah yeahs drummer brian chase and cibo matto’s yuka honda play a rooftop concert with their respective music projects. hauser + wirth gallery rooftop (chelsea), $5. >>

fri 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): all aboard the boogie express: lola star throws a soul train-themed dreamland roller disco party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): brooklyn ballet company’s first look dance series presents new work by a dozen emerging and established choreographers at the actors fund arts center (downtown brooklyn). $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by judah friedlander (30 rock), greg stone (the break with michelle wolf), rob haze (fallon), julia johns (someecards), and jill weiner (wikifreakz). hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9:30pm (fridays thru 9/28): the rubin museum of art’s latest cabaret cinema series, ‘dreams + prophecy,’ takes its inspiration from twitter astrologers the astro poets. tonight: stanley kubrick’s the shining (1980), introduced by dorothea lasky of the astro poets. the rubin museum of art (chelsea), new price: $14. >>

fri 9:30pm: no microphones and no waiting for your turn at secretformula’s 90’s video sing-along, where you can sing and dance along to more than two hours of music videos, participate in a dance-off, drink themed drinks, and score some sweet 90’s swag. themed attire encouraged. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

fri 9:30pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of e.t. ripoff mac and me at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

skint giveaaway!

Pounding the pavement in a New York City summer can feel like Walkin’ On The Sun. But don’t go chasing Waterfalls, because we’ve got all the Ice, Ice Baby you’ll need at the skint’s annual 80s + 90s Cruel Summer dance party!

On Friday, August 10, get Into The Groove at an All Night Long dance party set to the soundtracks of the 80s and 90s. Once again, we’ll be taking over both rooms of The Bell House with Good Vibrations of all kinds: 80s anthems performed by kick-ass 10-piece cover band The Engagements, 90s hits spun by Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and 80s + 90s music videos from Music Video Time Machine.

Let your True Colors shine through for our costume contest / dance-off! Need a little liquid courage? Our themed drink specials will make you feel Insane In the Brain.

Don’t wait out the weekend till Blue Monday. Let’s Dance!

Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “Bananarama” here.

We’re giving away a pair of tickets! To enter to win, just drop us a line via this form by 11:59pm tonight (Friday). The winner will picked at random and notified tomorrow. Good luck!

the skint presents:
Cruel Summer: 80s + 90s Dance Party
Featuring The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds, SecretFormula, and Music Video Time Machine

Friday, August 10 8pm doors
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn (directions)
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street

Tickets are $10 at the door, or just $5 in advance with promo code “Bananarama” here.
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sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
brave. paul raimonda playground (ditmars steinway). >>
brimstone + glory w/ live score by wordless music orchestra. prospect park bandshell (prospect park). >>
despicable me 3. owl’s head park (bay ridge). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. crotona park (bronx). >>
mrs. doubtfire. von briesen park (staten island). >>
star wars: the force awakens. conference house park (staten island). >>
the fifth element. southpoint park (roosevelt island). >>
the wizard of oz. bonus: free popcorn. seward park (les). >>
what ever happened to baby jane?. cedar grove park (staten island). >>

sat 11am-2pm: students and their adult allies assemble for the zero hour nyc youth climate march, an environmental activist rally and march calling on policymakers to cut ties with the fossil fuel industry and invest in a sustainable future. columbus circle (midtown west), free. >>

sat 11am-2pm: the dog days of summer continue with madison square park’s barkfest, an outdoor ’boutique’ for pups and their owners, including canine-friendly treats and activities, an adoption station, and live music from baby soda jazz band. madison square park (flatiron), free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm: the 13th annual bushwick pride celebrates the neighborhood’s trans and gender non-conforming community of color with an afternoon of performances, music, food, and more. make the road new york (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 12-6pm: shop strange stuff like taxidermy, medical history ephemera, antiques, unique art, and more from 60 vendors at the oddities mid-summer flea market. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $5 general, $20 for 11am entry. >>

sat 12-7pm: peruse pins, patches, music, comics, and zines by a dozen local vendors at the trashland zine fest. the footlight (ridgewood), $5 suggested admission. >>

sat 12-9pm (saturdays thru 9/1): moma ps1’s outdoor ‘warm up’ summer music series returns to the museum’s courtyard for a season of live and electronic music parties. today: maurice fulton, josey rebelle, innov gnawa, antal, rroxymore, and emily a. sprague. moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $22 dos. >>

sat 1-10pm: come out + play at the annual outdoor festival of street games, returning to dumbo with a day of family-friendly games (1-5pm) and an evening of new social and physical games for adults (7-10pm). manhattan bridge archway plaza (dumbo), free. >>

sat 2pm (saturdays thru 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues the season with live music by bridget st. john and the jemeel moondoc trio. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 2-6pm: join three local cat rescue groups for the meowmania! cat party and fundraiser, featuring vendors, raffles, a best cat-themed outfit contest, photo ops, adoptable kittens, and more. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 2-9pm (monthly thru 9/15): the sounds of rap and hip-hop and the smell of bbq fill the air at the annual str8 west coastin’ parties. bonus: free old blue beer 2-4pm (while supplies last). project parlor (bed-stuy), free admission. >>

sat 4pm: the funny / sexy / sad reading series presents works that are, well, you guessed it. hosted by amira pierce and nate waggoner. branch ofc. (crown heights), free. >>

sat 4-10pm: located just a few blocks from where he lived, the annual louis armstrong’s wonderful world music festival celebrates the jazz great’s cultural legacy with performances by rapper action bronson, brass ensemble the soul rebels, and more. flushing meadows corona park (queens), free. >>

sat 5-9pm (+ 7/28, 8/11, 8/18): brooklyn’s south slope summer stroll block party series kicks off a series of car-free nights with a doggy fashion parade, disco skating party (byo skates), an empanada eating contest, fitness classes, family activities, and more. free. >>

sat 6:30pm (monthly): bamcinématek’s new ‘beyond the cannon’ screening series pairs a well-known, highly regarded ‘canonized’ film with a thematically or stylistically-related lesser-known work. tonight: girlfight (2000) and raging bull (1980). bam (fort greene), $15. >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: ny-based filmmaking collective the filmshop presents its annual end-of-season screening/party with 25 new short films inspired by the theme ‘unfinished business.’ rough trade (williamsburg), $15 adv with promo code ‘filmshop’ here (reg. $20). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): musicians, comedians, comedy musicians and musical comedians take the stage at the odd rock comedy hour, a funny fusion hosted by rob paravonian. tonight’s show features andy pitz (comedy central), killy dwyer (two-time andy kaufman award winner), and duo the jimmy swaggers. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv with promo code ‘orchvip’ (reg. $10). >>

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 paris sashay (bet), karen chee (the new yorker), and david goldberg (time out new york). hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. the pleasure chest (ues), $8 adv, $10 door admission includes wine. >>

sat 8pm: it’s no joke(r). chelsea’s sva theatre is hosting a free 10th anniversary screening of the dark knight, shown on 35mm film. >>

sat 8pm (+ 7/28): on these hot summer nights, cool down with some swinging tunes at kingsborough’s outdoor concert series. tonight: jazz trumpeter and singer jumaane smith. cuny kingsborough’s lighthouse bandshell (manhattan beach), free. >>

sat 8pm: indie alt rockers veda rays play a record release show at alphaville (bushwick), with openers flexi and operator music band. $10. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 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 rob cantrell (last comic standing), farah brook (reductress), alzo slade (mtv), myq kaplan (conan), carmen lagala (colbert), leclerc andre, and sam evans. hosted by tyler fischer. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

sat 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot remake series takes a movie script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. tonight, the group takes on the sandlot. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
edward scissorhands. athens square (astoria). >>
the lego batman movie. randall’s island park – field 42 (randall’s island). >>
viva las vegas. habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 10am-5:30pm: 25 international food vendors set up at today’s grand bazaar nyc (uws). free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sun 12-2:30pm: see some local color while on a street art bike ride through williamsburg and bushwick, including the history and social implications of street art. meet at time’s up!’s williamsburg space. free. >>

sun 1pm + 4pm (+ 7/24 2pm + 7pm): the sandlot comes back to select movie theaters in honor of its 25th anniversary. various movie theaters and prices. >>

sun 1-8pm (rain date 7/29): get soaked at the house of yes’ bae watch pool party, featuring an inflatable pool, floaties, music, piña colada slushies, and more. house of yes (bushwick), free with rsvp, $5 without. >>

sun 2pm: as part of the 25th annual harlem meer performance festival, world roots music group brown rice family performs a concert at central park’s charles a. dana discovery center (harlem). free. >>

sun 2-4pm: scoopers of all sorts will vie for the title of best frozen treat at the annual brooklyn ice cream takedown, where the audience is the judge. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $25. >>

sun 5:30pm doors, 6pm show: sirius xm radio hosts a live recording of the check spot comedy show, hosted by emma willmann (colbert) and featuring kevin ryan (hard feelings), katie hannigan (collegehumor), maria shehata, and doug key. bonus: $4 beer and $5 wine. el barrio’s artspace ps109 (east harlem), $5. >>

sun 7pm (+ 7/29): the amplified sundays live music series returns to riverside park south’s pier i (uws) with traditional chinese and jazz fusion group min xiao fan’s blue pipa trio. free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with ryan donahue (kimmel), carly ballerini (cards against humanity), kendall farrell (siriusxm), sachi ezura (girl code), and aj thompson. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 7/29): the annual after-hours summergarden jazz + classical music series at moma’s sculpture garden returns with the ansonia quartet. museum of modern art (midtown west), free admission. >>

sun 8pm: slankets and night cheese at the ready: a group of comedians portraying liz lemon and co will make their way through an improvised episode of 30 rock based on an audience suggestion and with live musical accompaniment and special guest grizz chapman. the pit (flatiron), $9. >>

sun 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: eliot glazer’s haunting renditions live show turns pop songs into comedy with the help of a five-piece band and guests yamaneika saunders (last comic standing) and matt rogers + bowen yang (las culturistas). the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

all weekend

fri thru 7/24: the 46th dance on camera festival presents 16 programs offering everything from tap to classical ballet to mime, including subjects jerome robbins and lucinda childs, a program of spike jonze shorts, six free events, and more. film society of lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 7/26: pioneers: first women filmmakers: bamcinématek pays tribute to the women who helped shape early american cinema with a week of newly-restored early shorts and features written, directed, and/or produced by women. bam (fort greene), $15. >>

fri thru 7/29: the 12th annual japan cuts festival of new japanese film showcases films made in and around japan today—blockbusters, independent productions, anime, documentaries, shorts and restorations, plus filmmaker + star q+a’s, parties, and more. japan society (midtown east), $15 general, $12 students/seniors >>

fri thru 8/19: the second half of the annual shakespeare in the park season at central park’s delacorte theater resumes with an outdoor production of twelfth night starring ato blankson-wood, nikki m. james, andrew kober, shuler hensley, and shaina taub. free tickets are available each day in-person at the theater in the park (starting at 12pm, but the line forms much earlier), at an in-person lottery at the public theater (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), via a digital lottery, and at various locations in each borough on specific dates (starting at 12pm). >>

sat + sun 11:30am: at the go fact yourself! live game show podcast, hosts j. keith van straaten and helen hong ask guests questions on topics they claim to be experts in. sat: stacy london (what not to wear) and scott rogowsky (hq trivia); sun: ophira eiseberg (ask me another) and charles busch (die, mommie, die!). caveat (les), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 4pm, sun 5pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. this weekend: las cafeteras, m.a.k.u. soundsystem, and ibomba (sat 4pm, staten island) and ginuwine, the ladies of pink diamond, and dj stacks (sun 5pm, staten island). free. >>

sat 6pm, sun 1pm: baseball at the beach: brooklyn cyclones baseball season continues with special promo events this weekend: the sandlot 25th anniversary with the great hambino, fireworks, and more (sat 6pm); bagel neck pillow giveaway, pre-game catch, and more (sun 1pm). mcu park, $12+. >>

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