scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including a museum of missy elliott pop-up, afropunk festival ‘after dark’ events, the metropolitan opera’s hd festival, and more.


various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
adventureland. bushwick inlet pop-up park (williamsburg). >>
aquaman. pelham bay park (bronx). >>
avengers: endgame. francis lewis park (whitestone). >>
avengers: infinity war. midland field (staten island). >>
clueless. southpoint park (roosevelt island). >>
decade of fire. st. nicholas park (west harlem). >>
incredibles 2. tremont park (bronx). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. glover street community garden (bronx). >>
the greatest showman. morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). >>
the hate u give. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
trolls. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>

fri 6pm (+ sat 4pm, 8/29-9/1): barefoot shakespeare company presents lady capulet, a new play by melissa bell. summit rock in central park (near w 83rd st + cpw), free. >>

fri 6pm (+ sat): eight on-the-rise indie rock, folk, singer-songwriter, and soul bands bands perform at bryant park’s annual emerging music festival, including remember sports, sammy rae + the friends, the muckers, and more. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6-9pm: fashion and record label maison kitsuné and new museum team up for sunset series, an evening of drinks and djs in the museum’s sky room. tonight: young franco and penguin prison. new museum (les), $10. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: comedians give their best take on what a famous piece of art means before being schooled by a professional expert on what it truly stands for at modern whitney: a comedy panel show about art. caveat (les), $10. >>

fri 7pm: 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. the pit (flatiron), $12. >>

fri 7pm: hudson river park’s annual sunset on the hudson concert series ends the season with high + mighty brass band. pier 45 (west village), free. >>

fri 7-10pm: arts gowanus presents ‘the tower,’ a group exhibition of water tower-inspired art, with all pieces priced at $120. shapeshifter lab (gowanus), free admission. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show guest hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring a lineup of guest comedians including perri gross, lucas connolly, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm: vimeo staff picks curator meghan oretsky shares her favorite short films by women from her ‘ladies with lenses’ channel, followed by filmmaker q+a. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors admission includes same-day admission to the museum. >>

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: beyoncé vs jay-z. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:45pm doors (ends tonight): the annual rooftop films series closes the season with a program of short films, plus q+a, live music, and an after party with free drinks. green-wood cemetery, $16. >>

fri 8pm: grammy-award winning lost bayou ramblers celebrate their 20th anniversary with a documentary screening followed by a concert with the band and including poguetry feat. spider stacy and cait o’riordan. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $15. >>

fri 8pm doors: lost boy ?, beeef, and the wilful boys play the broadway (bushwick/bed-stuy). $12. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by shalewa sharpe (hbo), michael rowland (comedy central), ryan beck (the daily show), julia shiplett (tbs), kristen manna, lance pauker, and janet hyde. 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 joyelle johnson (seth meyers), nore davis (conan), petey deabreu (comedy central), kerryn feehan (trutv), rob cantrell (last comic standing), and jake head (laughs). hosted by tyler fischer. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9:30pm: didi, mallrat, and gobbinjr play the footlight (ridgewood). $10. >>

fri 10pm: chicago-based experimental electronic artist hieroglyphic being plays a four-hour set at public records (gowanus). $16.50. >>


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
captain marvel. east elmhurst playground (east elmhurst). >>
captain marvel. john jay park (ues). >>
coco. yolanda garcia melrose commons park (the bronx). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. lemon creek park (staten island). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. st. nicholas park (west harlem). >>
the empire strikes back. shore park and parkway (bay ridge). >>

sat 10am-4pm: find something new to read at the sixth annual bomb magazine small press flea, which will bring 30 small and independent publishers to brooklyn public library’s central branch (prospect heights). free admission. >>

sat 10am-6pm: reach new heights with free climbing classes, offered at the cliffs at lic in honor of global climbing day. >>

sat 11am-7pm: save up to 70% on bags, backpacks, luggage and accessories at san francisco-based timbuk2’s warehouse sale (williamsburg location). bonus: gift with purchase for the first 25 customers. >>

sat 12pm: kids aged 7-15 race their contraptions made from found and recycled materials at the annual open source south slope soap box derby. 17th street between 5th + 6th aves in south park slope, free >>

sat 12, 2:30pm: thousands unite for the official animal rights march, an annual gathering in support of all creatures. starts at the flatiron building. >>

sat 12-9pm (+ 8/31): moma ps1’s outdoor ‘warm up’ summer music series returns to the museum’s courtyard with day-long live and electronic music parties featuring musicians and djs from around the world. today: the martinez brothers, shigeto, noodles, p-lo, djrum, grace ives, and dj osh kosh. moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $22 dos. >>

sponsored: sat 1pm, 6pm: the brooklyn summer craft brew fest is here! enjoy samples of craft beer, ciders and more with live music, food and interactive games. brooklyn navy yard, save $20 on advance tickets with promo code ‘theskint’ >>

sat 1-5pm: homemade, 3d-printed radio-controlled boats, each no bigger than 2’x2’x2′, compete in races at the fifth annual red hook regatta. valentino pier (red hook), free. >>

sat 1-9pm: the celebration continues at 19th annual jersey city lgbt pride festival. newark avenue pedestrian plaza, free admission. >>

sat 2-5pm: the louis armstrong house museum hosts the annual jazzmobile block party, featuring live music by the jumaane smith quartet and jay rodriguez’s latin swing band, plus free tours of the museum. louis armstrong house museum (north corona, queens), free admission. >>

sat 2-9pm: hudson river park’s blues bbq festival brings guitar and grill masters to the waterfront for a 20th year, including aj ghent, kevin burt, dinosaur bar-b-que, mighty quinn’s, and more. pier 97 (midtown west), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 5pm: dogs strut their stuff at the annual freddy’s bar doggy dress-up fashion parade, part of brooklyn’s fifth avenue summer stroll block party. free. >>

sat 5pm: follow the yellow brick road of history with performer and author trav s.d. (no applause just throw money: the book that made vaudeville famous) as he explains the showbiz history of the wizard of oz.  coney island museum, included with museum admission ($5 general, $3 seniors). >>

sat 7pm: five teams of writers, actors, and directors had just one day to create and stage five 10-15 minute plays for the midsummer all-nighter, a 24-hour play festival. see the results tonight at the gene frankel theatre (noho). $19. >>

sat 7pm: so+so collective presents an outdoor evening of opera hits accompanied by a symphony orchestra with the sunset as a backdrop at brooklyn army terminal (sunset park). free-$20. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): funny folks from all over share stories about where they’re from and the journeys that led them to nyc at the transplants comedy show. tonight: reggie conquest, nataly aukar, mariana garces, james hamilton, colum tyrrell, and sarah tollemache. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

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 andrea coleman (bet), brian park (vice), and maria decotis (hbo). hosted by anita flores and katherine mendoza. bonus: admission includes wine and candy. the pleasure chest (ues), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $13 adv, $15 door). >>

sat 8pm (monthly): see what’s on display on stage at the exhibition, a comedy show set in the public arts space at the public hotel. tonight: gary gulman, julia shiplett, petey deabreu, and more. hosted by michael cruz kayne and mary beth barone. public arts at public hotel (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $15). >>

sat 8pm: teen girl scientist monthly plays a record release show and fundraiser for reproductive rights at union pool (williamsburg), with the manimals, shapes in calgary, and the love howl. $12 (50% of proceeds will benefit the national network of abortion funds). >>

sat 9:30pm: space oddities are the champions at secretformula’s queen + david bowie music video sing-along, where onscreen lyrics are provided for everyone to in. you won’t be under pressure, but a costume contest and themed drink specials will help you get into character. pine box rock shop (bushwick), $5. >>

sat 10pm: emo night brooklyn takes over all three floors of brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $10-15. >>

sat 11pm doors, 11:30pm show: just drake: a dj night dedicated to the music of drake, spun by dj brndn blue. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $10. >>


sun thru 9/15: theater for the new city’s 10th annual dream up festival presents 27 new plays from across the country over three weeks. theater for the new city (east village), $12-20. >>

sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: end game. wayanda park (queens village). >>
moana. brooklyn war memorial (brooklyn heights). >>

sun 10am-1:30pm: the department of transportation brings back its free bike helmet giveaways. today’s giveaway is being held at governors island. >>

sun 10am-6pm: the 43rd annual brighton jubilee street festival fills brighton beach ave with food + merch vendors, live music, kiddie rides, and more. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

sun 11am-7pm: sneakerheads: get your kicks at the sneaker games convention, featuring more than 200 vendors. pier 36 (les), $35. >>

sun 2-6pm (ends today): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series ends the season with jd samson’s pat party. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 10/5): 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: la india, cimafunk, soni withaneye, and dj lucho at rumsey playfield (central park). free. >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: separate sci-fi from sci-fact at scientific facts about fictional robots, where science experts and comedians will break down what’s actually possible with robots and artificial intelligence today. hosted by kasha patel and niah crowley. caveat (les), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: a good time for a good cause: put your money where your mouth is to benefit the environmental defense fund at the thoughts + prayers comedy show, featuring the lucas bros (netflix), mark normand (conan), devon walker (comedy central), and rosebud baker (comedy central). hosted by kristen buckels (comedy central), lacey jeka (reductress). littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with steve rogers (colbert), clare o’kane (comedy central), taylor garron (reductress), von mychael (showtime at the apollo), and casey mcgowann. hosted by alex ptak, tim barnes, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): keep an eye out for the camouflage comedy show, returning tonight with jokes from hari kondabolu (netflix), maddy smith (mtv), kerry coddett (trutv), khalid rahmaan (conan), and alex babbitt (hbo). hosted by lucas connolly. bonus: free pizza from two boots. workspace williamsburg south (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: who films the world? girls: the annual brooklyn women’s film festival returns with 50 shorts made by female-identifying filmmakers from 22 countries. wythe hotel (williamsburg), $15. >>

fri thru 8/26: miles davis: birth of the cool, a new documentary on the jazz pioneer, screens at film forum with q+a by filmmaker stanley nelson and guests at select screenings. film forum (south village), $15. >>

fri thru 9/1: the annual festa di santa rosalia brings food, carnival games, rides, music and more to bensonhurst. free admission. >>

fri thru 9/2: see larger than life performances during the metropolitan opera’s 11th annual summer hd festival, an outdoor screening series held in the the opera house’s shadow at lincoln center plaza. this year’s fest highlights 10 filmed opera performances, and kicks off with a pre-fest showing of funny face (1957) starring fred astaire and audrey hepburn. lincoln center plaza (midtown west), free. >>

fri thru 9/3: film at lincoln center presents make my day: american movies in the age of reagan, a series of 80s double features selected by critic j. hoberman for the release of his new book. highlights include first blood, pee-wee’s big adventure, risky business, river’s edge, and the terminator. film at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

sat + sun: ahead of her being honored at monday’s mtv vmas, an interactive museum of missy elliott pop-up celebrates her video work at 632 broadway (soho). free (rsvps are currently full, but maybe they’ll allow walk-ups?). >>

sat + sun: the annual afropunk festival at commodore barry park is priced outside of the skint’s range ($70), but there are more than 10 related ‘after dark’ events with tickets starting at just $5.

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

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