scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including the beacon’s closet summer sale, brooklyn tattoo expo, lincoln center out of doors festival, summerstage concerts, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a wrinkle in time. west side community garden. >>
black panther. southpoint park (roosevelt island). >>
guardians of the galaxy 2. wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
justice league. crocheron park (bayside). >>
paddington 2. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
the jackie robinson story. jackie robinson park (harlem). >>

fri 6pm (+ 8/6-7, 8/9-10): american thymele theatre’s annual new york euripides summer festival presents free outdoor productions of suppliants at john v. lindsay east river park, marcus garvey park, and herbert von king park, plus indoors at columbia university. free. >>

fri 6pm: the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. tonight: ultimate break beats: breakbeat lou, special ed, nice and smooth, and lord finesse. crotona park (bronx), free. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/14): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by noname, topaz jones, and jazze belle. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

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

fri 7-11pm (+ sat 12-11pm): go indie at this year’s press play fair, gathering independent print and digital publishers, labels, and musicians for two days of concerts, panels, an exhibitor fair, and more. pioneer works (red hook), $10 suggested donation. >>

fri 7:30pm: laugh cry at epic, a storytelling and standup show dedicated to making a big deal out of nothing, featuring comedy and dramatic retellings of everyday, trivial problems set to live classical music. hosted by amamah sardar and laura merli. the cobra club (bushwick), free. >>

fri 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): fall in love with music’s power couple at lola star’s jay-z vs beyoncé-themed dreamland roller disco party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors: feel all the feels at live band pop punk/emo karaoke. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10. >>

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; tom thakkar, marie faustin, gibran saleem, fumi abe, and kwasi mensah. hosted by noa osheroff and isabel hagen. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): writers of comedic punk news site the hard times and their friends present a stand-up comedy showcase at tender trap (greenpoint). $5. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the big weird comedy show is presumably just that, pairing free pizza (hopefully big, but not weird) with jokes by josh gondelman (last week tonight), jordan mendoza (comedy central), noah gardenswartz (conan), julia claire, and more. 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 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring standup by roy wood, jr. (the daily show), judah friedlander (30 rock), kevin iso (comedy central), and samantha ruddy (comedy central), plus music by rebecca vigil (your love, our musical). hosted by erica spera. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): comedians become authors real and imaginary and read selections from made up books at literati: a comedy show about books and the idiots who write them. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring bowen yang (las culturistas), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), matt barats + anthony oberbeck (the postmen), and brendan james, matt christman, will menaker, and virgil texas (chapo trap house). caveat (les), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 9pm (monthly thru december): dmxx, nyc’s first all female hip-hop improv comedy group, brings the noise and laughs to the pit (flatiron). $10. >>

fri 9:30pm (fridays thru 8/31): light up your night with fireworks at coney island, every friday through the summer. >>

fri 11pm: celebrate the sensual world at a kate bush dance party, spun by dj bright light bright light. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>

fri midnight (+ sat): dune (friday) and the matrix (saturday) drinking games! videology (williamsburg). $12. >>

our next event!

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.

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.
Facebook event page:


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther. brooklyn army terminal. >>
valerian and the city of a thousand planets. inwood hill park (inwood). >>

sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/11, 8/18): explore seven miles of car-free manhattan streets during the summer streets festival. running from the brooklyn bridge to central park, the annual festival includes five rest stops filled with activities including a 30′-high zip line (register at foley square before 8pm to secure a timeslot), bouldering, fitness classes, free bike rentals, bike helmet giveaways (until noon at 24th street between park + madison aves), historical walking tours, dance and music performances, and more. free admission. >>

sat 10am-6pm: the victory cup classic polo match returns to governors island for a day of polo, food, and drinks. while tickets to the main viewing areas are pricey, there is also a free lawn pass option. >>

sat 12-5pm: find your new best furry friend at adoptapalooza. the pet adoption event returns to prospect park with more than 150 dogs and cats from area shelters and rescue groups in need of a home. the event also includes free microchipping, personalized pet id tags, and more. bartel-pritchard square at prospect park, free admission (adoption fees vary). >>

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: laff trax (toro y moi + nosaj thing), madam x, leon vynehall, photay, starchild + the new romantic, and manara. moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $22 dos. >>

sat 1pm-6pm: squeeze out the last bit of summer at the smr slt rooftop day party, with r+b, funk, soul, and afrobeat spun by donwill, mekdot, nira sterling, and dj 9am. our wicked lady (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 1-8pm: here’s a free alternative to the big music fests: the second annual coney island music festival features a dozen bands on two stages, including headliner (sandy) alex g, the garden, the veldt, and future punx, plus an after party at the art walls. rain or shine. stillwell ave bet. surf ave + boardwalk (coney island), free. >>

sat 2pm (ends today): members of the 90-piece columbia summer winds band perform a series of concerts in parks around nyc. today: castle clinton (battery park). free. >>

sat 2pm (saturdays thru 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues the season with live music by the jay vons, miriam + nobody’s babies, and pms + the mood swings. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 2-10pm: local recording studio degraw sound’s degraw fest spotlights 10 brooklyn bands performing indie pop, rock, folk, americana, and more. the day-long fest also includes a art exhibit by music photographer drew reynolds, beer specials, and austin-style tacos from howlin’ taco available for purchase. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

sat 4pm: decorate your own palm leaf lamp and release it in the east river at the annual aarti hindu lamp ceremony for peace and harmony, set to the sounds of a participatory percussion ensemble. brooklyn bridge park’s pebble beach, free. >>

sat 4-7pm: enjoy great jazz on the great hill: jazzmobile turns central park’s great hill into a party for dancing and live music performed by jimmy heath and his 16-piece big band, alyson williams, and winard harper and friends. the great hill at central park (enter at 106th street + central park west), free. >>

sat 5-11pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates the caribbean diaspora with music by alex mali and the pan evolution steel orchestra, performances from the brooklyn dance festival, a dance/fitness workshop, poetry, talks, a drink and draw session, and more. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 6pm: baseball at the beach: brooklyn cyclones baseball season continues with the annual seinfeld night, including a keith hernandez talking alarm clock giveaway for the first 2,000 fans and post-game fireworks. mcu park (coney island), $12-17. >>

sat 6-8pm (runs thru 8/25): over 60 artists from around the world created works on small moleskine sketchbooks for the seventh iteration of the moleskine project exhibition. opening reception tonight. spoke art gallery (les), free. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/14): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 41st season with a concert by tarrus riley with dean fraser and the blak soil band, and mwenso + the shakes. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 7pm (monthly thru december): things get poppins at the magical world of musical improv show, where clips from classic children’s films are played and performers improvise new songs to go with them. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians give their take on a different book each month at the book club comedy show. this month’s book: dreams from my father, by barack obama. hosted by colin stokes and blythe roberson. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): ride into the ranger zone, a comedy + poetry variety show hosted by twin sisters aimee rose and april ranger. tonight: comics kate willett (netflix) and nick chambers (2 dope queens), poet sasha warner-berry, and more. branded saloon (prospect heights), free admission (drink or food purchase suggested). >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show: no actual guitars will be harmed during the air guitar national finals, ‘the super bowl of air guitar.’ rough trade (williamsburg), $18 adv, $20 dos. >>

sat 9:30pm doors, 10pm show (monthly): comics reveal their most devilish deeds at the see you in hell comedy show, hosted by ‘hell’s senior operations managers’ doug smith and matt wayne. tonight: sean patton (comedy central), shalewa sharpe (stay eating cookies), julia shiplett (the moth), and sam evans. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): comedian and actress abby feldman (netflix, redacted tonight) dispenses audience advice from a bathtub in between stand up sets at the moist comedy show. tonight, soak in the jokes of the ‘new faces’ of the just for laughs festival: kenny deforest, katie hannigan, maron matthews, katie hartman, dan perlman, and more. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: sheryl crow music club edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop all night, plus an extra dose of sheryl crow in honor of tuesday night music club’s 25th anniversary. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

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


sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
coco. randall’s island park field 81 (randall’s island). >>
escape to witch mountain. rockaway beach. >>
love + basketball. habana outpost (fort greene). >>

sun 10am: the 34th annual pakistan day parade will make its way down madison ave from 38th to 27th streets, culminating in a festival between 24th + 26th streets. free admission. >>

sun 12-5pm: score deals on one-offs, handmade pieces, and more at the annual dusty rose vintage warehouse sidewalk sale (greenpoint). >>

sun 1-5pm: a parade of flags of 195 nations kicks off the fifth annual international day of friendship cultural festival, a celebration of brooklyn’s cultures, customs, and cuisines. brooklyn borough hall and columbus park, free admission. >>

sun 2pm + 7pm (+ 8/8): the big lebowski comes back to select movie theaters in honor of its 20th anniversary. various movie theaters and prices. >>

sun 2-6pm: feel the need for mead? learn all about the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage at honey’s mead day, an educational event including interactive workshops and tastings. enlightenment wines’ meadery (greenpoint), free (rsvp required). >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with joe zimmerman (comedy central), cara weinberger (reductress), harris mayersohn (colbert), julia claire, and charles mcbee. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

sun 8pm: hungry march band and gato loco play brooklyn bowl (williamsburg). bonus: mention ‘sunday bowling special’ for half off bowling all day. $5 admission. >>

sun 8:30pm (monthly): hosts evan forde barden and patrick cartelli interview guests about important songs from their lives for repeater: a little show about big songs. tonight: comedy folk duo friends who folk. q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>

sun 9:30pm (weekly thru 8/26): what does your instagram feed say about you? improv team higgins will make up their own stories about audience member photos at the instagram show. ucb east village, $9 >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: make some permanent memories at the brooklyn tattoo expo, featuring 100+ tattoo artists and vendors, including many accepting walk-up appointments. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $15. >>

fri thru sun: see what actors do in the shadows at the dark fest, an annual theatre festival-meets-environmental initiative featuring performances lit by alternative means like flashlights and glow-in-the-dark mouth guards. the tank (midtown west), $3-15. >>

fri thru sun (8pm): south brooklyn shakespeare company presents an outdoor production of the winter’s tale at park slope’s old stone house. free. >>

fri thru 8/12: the annual lincoln center out of doors festival returns for its 48th year of free music, dance, film, and more. fri: peter wolf and super soul banned; sat: la casita and dance theatre of harlem; sun: made in nyc: celebrating the 50th anniversary of the center for traditional music and dance, dj rekha, and yoruba remixed. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

fri thru 8/26 (6:30pm thurs-sun): hudson warehouse theater company presents an outdoor production of shakespeare’s hamlet at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (w 89th st. + riverside drive). pay-what-you-can admission. >>

fri thru 8/30: roll on over to rock ‘n’ film, a screening series based on david e. james’s book of the same name exploring the history of rock music in cinema. the 24 highlighted films include a hard day’s night, gimme shelter, super fly, viva las vegas, ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars, and more. anthology film archives (east village), $11 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

sat + sun: save up to 75% on apparel and accessories at the beacon’s closet summer sale. locations in greenwich village, bushwick, greenpoint, and park slope. >>

sat + sun 12-8pm: porch life, a 21′ x 14′ x 22′ roving musical house installation by new orleans airlift’s music box village, comes to coney with performances from the likes of brooklyn raga massive, meredith graves, deradoorian, and more. w 12th and the boardwalk (coney island), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

sat + sun (thru 9/27): the annual summerstage event series returns with more than 100 free and benefit shows in 18 parks across nyc. this weekend: sister nancy + shinehead with dj misbehaviour (sat 4pm, crotona park), the originals: stretch armstrong, clark kent, d-nice, rich medina, and tony touch (sat 6pm, central park), and baianasystem, hamilton de holanda trio, roberta sá, and xenia frança (sun 3pm, central park). free. >>

sat thru 8/9: cabaret, all that jazz and more: quad cinema presents a retrospective of choreographer, actor, writer, and director bob fosse, with guests including nicole fosse, author kevin winkler (big deal: fosse and dance in the american musical), and melissa anderson (4columns) at select screenings. >>

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