scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including williamsburg shopping weekend, a pay-what-you-wish for used books pop-up/installation, a free gza show, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
finding dory (2016), firefighters field (roosevelt island) >>
jaws (1975), cedar grove beach parking lot (staten island) >>
lumiere d’ete (1943), riverside park’s pier i (uws) >>
sundance short films, metrotech commons (downtown brooklyn) >>
up (2009), beach 94th street (rockaway beach) >>
willy wonka and the chocolate factory (1971), hudson river park’s pier 46 (greenwich village) >>
willy wonka and the chocolate factory (1971), hunters point south park (lic) >>
zootopia (2016), transmitter park (greenpoint) >>

opens friday (ongoing, closed mondays + tuesdays): the jim henson exhibition, a permanent exhibition devoted to the work of the film, tv, and puppetry innovator with more than 300 objects and 47 puppets, opens at the museum of the moving image with a week of special screenings and family programs. $15 general, $11 students/seniors, free fridays 4-8pm. >>

fri 1pm-4am: after a fire-induced hiatus, park slope performance venue and bar union hall reopens with an all-day bash featuring $3 sixpoint beer and an extended happy hour, giveaways, midnight karaoke, and more. union hall (park slope), free admission. >>

fri 5-10pm (ends today): five bands, each featuring an accordionist, play music from around the world at tonight’s finale of the annual accordions around the world music fest. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6:30-10:30pm: browse and shop zines, embroidery, books, perfume, holistic remedies, clothing, and more from female and non-binary vendors at the le sigh vendors market, popping up at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint) tonight. free admission. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/12): amadou + mariam, innov gnawa, and ahmed gallab play a bric celebrate brooklyn! festival show at prospect park bandshell. free ($5 suggested donation). >>

fri 7-10pm (+ 8/4, 8/18): explore the studio museum of harlem‘s courtyard and galleries during the annual uptown fridays! series, featuring djs, guided tours, and drinks (available for purchase). free with museum admission (suggested $7 general, $3 students/seniors). >>

fri 7-10:30pm (+ 7/22 11am-5pm): come out and play at the annual outdoor festival of larger-than-life playground games, new street games, and ‘physical video games’ for adults and families. dumbo (fri 7-10:30pm) and governors island (sat 11am-5pm), free. >>

fri 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with a perfect illusion – lady gaga theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): comedians and storytellers recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters at natalie wall’s awkward sex…and city storytelling show, held in the basement of a sex shop. this month’s edition features athalie paynting (two-time moth storyslam winner), charla lauriston (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), and dava krause (the fantasy suite). bonus: free beer + wine, plus save 15% off store purchases. the pleasure chest (ues), $12 adv with promo code ‘skint’, or $15 at the door if you mention the skint (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). a portion of the profits will be donated to planned parenthood. >>

fri 8pm (+ 7/22): brooklyn ballet company’s first look dance series presents 11 emerging and established choreographers at the actors fund arts center (downtown brooklyn). $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat): take the road to recovery at artist and composer caitlin baucom’s ‘the sickness,’ a 20-minute opera followed by a wellness party with performances, healing, bodywork and djs. superchief gallery (ridgewood), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm: democratic socialists of america, crown heights tenants union, and new york communities for change team up for a benefit show featuring music by emily reo, bears, will table, and future punx (dj set). the silent barn (bushwick), $8+. >>

fri 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 taran killam (snl) and marina franklin (last comic standing). the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): smart people discuss things they’re passionate about while wasted at the drunk education show (fka drunk ted talks show). tonight’s theme: ‘e·mo·tion’. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for the show, $5 for the after party.

fri 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by alison leiby (the president show), langston kerman (insecure), mike abrusci (ifc), gilbert lawand, richard sarvate, and erin maguire. hosted by shelby taylor. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9pm: video jam, a u.k.-based experimental film/music collective, presents an evening of short films and live sounds responding to the musical, cultural and artistic influences of artist jean-michel basquiat. knockdown center (maspeth), $10. >>

fri 10pm: comedians tell stories while a guest visual artist sketches them at grant lindahl’s art school acid dropout show. tonight’s two-year anniversary show includes rob cantrell (last comic standing), brett davis (the special without brett davis), and more. bonus: free posters, mini alcohols, and beer. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff on top of a screening of troll 2 at chris gersbeck and freddy g’s ‘movies r dumb’ series. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

fri midnight: carly ann filbin hosts a comical a dating show that’s fit for the cynical singleton (or questioning couple), let me break you up: an anti-dating game show, where a series of games will test the strength of real couples’ partnerships. the losing couple ‘has’ to break up. ucb east village, $7. >>

our next event

Come hang out at our second swap meet and informal meetup for nerds!

Whatever your obsession, there’s someone out there who shares it. So why don’t chu-baccaway from the computer screen and start going through your stuff, because we know there’s something you’ve got to trade. Bring any nerd curio: comic books, toys, that awesome Harry Potter wand collection, cassingles… so long as it counts as ‘nerdy,’ it’s cool with us.

How much stuff should you bring if you’re looking to swap? Based on our first swap, we’d recommend not bringing more than a milk crate’s worth. If you have less than that, bring it anyway! The more the merrier.

Whether you’re the queen of the geeks, a nerd n00b or a born-again Trekkie, the Nerd Swap is here for you. May July the 22th be with you, and we’ll see you there.

the skint presents:
Nerd Swap Episode 2: Attack Of The Swap

Saturday, July 22 at 3-6pm
Commonwealth Bar
497 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
Free admission
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sat various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
american dance festival’s movies by movers, the yard of st. peter’s episcopal church (bronx) >>
coming to america (1988), firefighters field (roosevelt island) >>
hidden figures (2016), wayanda park (queens village) >>
rogue one: a star wars story (2016), highbridge park (washington heights) >>
storks (2016), wolfe’s pond park (staten island) >>
toy story 2 (1999), arthur von briesen park (staten island) >>

sat: take a field trip to the hudson valley for the first brooklyn based total beacon immersion, and experience the area’s restaurants, watering holes, shops, and galleries. a $15 ticket gets you four brooklyn beers and access to deals, a $25 ticket includes beers, access to deals, and lunch. (save $5 on advance tickets with promo code ‘fiver’) >>

sat 10am-5pm: business school hopefuls can meet admissions directors, learn how to hone your application, understand the gmat, and hear presentations at the annual mba tour. sheraton new york times square hotel, free. >>

sat 10:30am: get fit, give back. to commemorate 17 years of nonprofit glamourgals, pure yoga east yoga studio hosts a yoga class with all attendees receiving a gift bag of beauty products, coconut water, and more. pure yoga east yoga studio (ues), $17. >>

sat 11am-2:30pm: need a bike helmet? get a free one at one of many opportunities provided by the department of transportation throughout the season. today’s giveaway is in prospect lefferts gardens. >>

sat 12-4pm: nude models serve as artist’s canvases for the fourth annual bodypainting day public art event. washington square park (greenwich village), free to spectate. >>

sat 12-9pm (saturdays thru 9/2): moma ps1’s popular ‘warm up’ outdoor music parties continue the summer season with performances by roni size (bristol, uk), evian christ (ellesmere port, uk), laurel halo (berlin), jlin (gary, indiana), and j. albert (ridgewood, queens). moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $18-22 dos. >>

sat 2-5pm (saturdays thru 8/26): the annual summer thunder backyard concert series at union pool (williamsburg) continues with sad13 (sadie dupuis), prima, and zenizen. free admission. >>

sat 2-6pm: meowmania! party with your (leashed) kitty and adoptable ones at this feline-forward fundraiser featuring cat wine + cheese tastings, a best cat-themed outfit contest, a photo booth, and more. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission, all proceeds benefit local cat rescue orgs. >>

sat 2-9pm: the second annual burger beach bash, presented by california indie label burger records, gets things cooking at the coney island art walls, with live music from the zeros, sunflower bean, daddy long legs, surfbort, and many more. $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

sat 3-6pm: let your geek flag fly at the sequel to the skint’s nerd swap, nerd swap ii: attack of the swap, an informal collectibles meetup/swap/sale for nerds of all stripes. commonwealth bar (south slope). free admission. >>

sat 4-8pm: folks of all ages show the world their wildest acts for the chance to win a share of $2000 in cash and prizes at the eighth annual coney island talent show. the boardwalk between 10th + 12th streets (coney island), free. >>

sat 4pm-2am: dj and music producer qrtr throws a release party for her debut ep, absinthe party, with a 10-hour rooftop bash full of djs, bands, absinthe cocktails, and free tacos. our wicked lady (bushwick), free (rsvp). >>

sat 6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/12): mashrou’ leila, dawn of midi, and dj khatir play a bric celebrate brooklyn! festival show at prospect park bandshell. free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: ‘little big band swingadelic and swing dancers from the rhythm stompers perform at tonight’s kingsborough hot summer nights! free outdoor concert series. cuny kingsborough’s lighthouse bandshell (manhattan beach), free. >>

sat 7:30pm, 10pm: rule of 7×7: 7 playwrights premiere 10-minute plays that had to follow 7 rules. the tank (theater district), $12-13 admission includes a drink. >>

sat 7:30pm doors: the annual rooftop films series continues with more than 45 indie film screenings and live music at 10 outdoor venues. tonight: joshua z. weinstein’s menashe, with pre-show live music by barmaljova, post-show filmmaker q+a, and an after party with free drinks. new design high school (les), $15. >>

sat 8pm: art for progress and noosphere present ‘haven,’ a rooftop art party with music, performance art, animations, and more. byob. mothership nyc rooftop (greenpoint), $5. >>

sat 9pm (biweekly): the human citizen comedy show, hosted by koshin egal and ben totushek, features stand-up sets by neal stastny (the onion), lucas connolly (seeso’s ny’s funniest comedians), carolyn busa (side ponytail), jourdain fisher, and oniyide francis. art cafe and bar (prospect heights), free before 8pm, $5 after. >>

sat 9pm (monthly): laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s show features marc abbott (the moth grandslam winner), drew prochaska (two-time moth storyslam winner), sydnee washington (the unofficial expert), and jess salomon. hosted by anita flores and vanessa valerio. the pleasure chest (ues), $8 adv, $10 door admission includes wine. >>

sat 10pm: diy venue secret loft launches its new greenwich village location with the ‘sweet tooth’ disco/electro dance party. $5-15. >>

sat 11pm: plug in at the night.wav synthwave party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp, $10 otherwise. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
race (2016), icahn stadium (randall’s island park) >>
stir crazy (1980), habana outpost (fort greene) >>

sun 10am: bring your own mat to a free yoga class in sunset park. >>

sun 10am-5pm: the annual awaken wellness fair brings 50 exhibitors, speakers, healers and more to the roger smith hotel (midtown east). free. >>

sun 12-2pm: who’s the coolest ice cream maker in town? find out at the annual brooklyn ice cream takedown, pitting 15-20 homemade frozen treat makers against each other, and you’re the judge. royal palms shuffleboard club (gowanus), $20. >>

sun 12-9pm: get your bubble tea fix x 2 at the grand opening of bar pa tea. the nolita location will be offering buy-one-get-one bubble tea all day today. >>

sun 1:30-5pm: take your dog to the ballgame at bark in the park, an annual dog’s day parade and pet adoption event before the cyclones baseball game at 4pm. mcu park (coney island), $12. >>

sun 2pm (+ 7/30): the annual laughter in the park continues a series of free outdoor comedy shows with roy wood, jr. (the daily show), nimesh patel (comedy central), emma willman (colbert), and more at tompkins square park (east village/alphabet city). free. >>

sun 2pm, 5:30pm, 8pm, 11pm: remember 1992 with free 25th anniversary screenings of iconic films: newsies, wayne’s world, batman returns, and reservoir dogs. byo food + drink. sva theatre (chelsea), free admission. >>

sun 4pm (monthly): classic album sunday: on its 40th anniversary, learn the story behind and listen to kraftwerk’s trans-europe express (1977) from start to finish on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment. magick city (greenpoint), $10 adv, $10 door. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show: 50 lady bits: an evening of junk jokes features a whopping 50 women and gender non-conforming comedians performing super-brief comedy sets about the stuff between their legs, with all profits going to planned parenthood. hosted by sachi ezura and halle kiefer. the bell house (gowanus), $15 adv, $20 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 7/30): stay artsy after gallery hours when the museum of modern art’s sculpture garden opens up for the annual summergarden jazz and contemporary music series. this year’s series is titled ‘new music for new york,’ and continues tonight with the verona quartet performing u.s. premieres by matsumura, cardona, sikora, and nikodijevich. free admission. >>

sun 8pm: comedians mary houlihan and betsy kenney allege that they’ve written ‘a zillion new books.’ come hear excerpts from them at mary + betsy’s zillion book release party, with guests joe rumrill, clare o’kane, and eliza hurwitz, and stick around after for free karaoke. tilt bk (bushwick), free. >>

all weekend

fri 6:30pm, sat-sun 8pm (ends sun): geometry meets comedy (…geomedy?) at snl writer julio torres’ multi-media comedy show, in which torres guides us through his favorite shapes, such as a ferrero rocher chocolate that reminds him of melania trump. ucb chelsea (7/19-21 6:30pm) and union hall (7/22-23 8pm), $7-10.

fri thru 7/24: browse bling from more than 100 dealers at the annual new york antique jewelry + watch show. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 admission. >>

sat-sun 12-6pm (thru 7/26): here’s a novel art show: pay-what-you-wish for used books at pushcart books, a pop-up bookstore/installation at gitler & ____ gallery (hamilton heights). free admission. >>

sat-sun 5pm: free summerstage shows this weekend: evelyn ‘champagne’ king and joey carvello (sat 5pm, staten island’s corporal thompson park) and wu-tang clan founding member gza and dj enuff (sun 5pm, staten island’s south beach). >>

sat 8pm, sun 7pm (thru 8/6): new artificial intelligence-themed play, jessica, written by a playwright who daylights as a software engineer, premieres at irt theater (west village). $9 adv with promo code ‘jessbot’ (reg. $18 adv, $25 door). >>

sat-sun various times: american graffiti, the sandlot, beach party, band aid, and more screen at the roxy cinema (tribeca). $10 (free midnights). >>

sat-sun: 40 stores around brooklyn’s northside will be offering discounts, drinks, and live entertainment during the inaugural williamsburg shopping weekend event. >>

ticket deals

go on a friday night sunset happy hour cruise 7/28-8/25 for $8-15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30). >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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