scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including a marvelous mrs. maisel exhibition, the women’s surf film festival, black veg fest, the mountain goats at east river park (sat), david crosby at lincoln center (sun), and more.
fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: infinity war. hansborough recreation center (harlem). >>
captain marvel. beach 59th street and boardwalk (rockaway beach). >>
creed ii. brower park (crown heights). >>
decade of fire. target brooklyn community garden (bed-stuy). >>
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. governors island parade ground. >>
how to train your dragon: the hidden world. transmitter park (greenpoint). >>
incredibles 2. pier 46 (greenwich village). >>
pokémon detective pikachu. corporal thompson park (staten island). >>
the lego movie 2: the second part. henry m. jackson playground (les). >>
ralph breaks the internet. pelham bay park (bronx). >>
scott pilgrim vs. the world. bushwick inlet pop-up park (williamsburg). >>
sponsored: fri 6pm (ends today): carnegie hall citywide presents a series of free concerts at bryant park, wrapping up tonight with brazilian quartet matuto. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>
fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: life is a vocabaret at the punch-up: a variety show for word lovers, where a lineup of nyc punderdome champs will fill your night with puns, word games, and other language-based silliness. hosted by sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanya. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>
fri 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (thru 8/10): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with what’s going on featuring felicia collins, toshi reagon, siedah garrett, kecia lewis, and others. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>
fri 7pm: 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: elisa monte dance at east river park. free. >>
fri 7pm (fridays thru 8/23): hudson river park’s annual sunset on the hudson concert series continues the season with koku gonza. pier 45 (west village), free. >>
fri 7pm: afropunk battle of the bands: 5 bands compete for a chance to play the mainstage at the august festival. knitting factory (williamsburg), $5 adv, $7 door. >>
fri 7-9pm (on view thru 8/31): morrison hotel gallery (soho) hosts woodstock, a photography exhibition celebrating the festival’s 50th anniversary, headlined by the fest’s official photographer, henry diltz. opening reception tonight. free admission. >>
fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: comedian eliza skinner (james corden, drop the mic) performs at union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $12 dos. >>
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: soul train. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>
sponsored: fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: city farm presents summer series returns to industry city, and we’ve got a limited number of free tickets to check out natalie prass and adeline. if you haven’t made it out to this new outdoor concert series, no better time than the present! use promo code ‘skint19’ to score free tickets in advance (reg. $20 adv, $25 dos). >>
fri 7:30pm doors (thru august): the annual rooftop films series continues with crossing the line: brazen short films directed by bold women, plus q+a, live music from space bitch, and an after party with free drinks. new design high school (les), $16. >>
fri 8pm: anyone in the audience is welcome to jump in the bird and friends – cosmic unity improv show. the pit loft (chelsea), $12. >>
fri 8pm: if the movie was too scary, maybe try midsommar: a comedy show, a night of stand-up that includes participatory games/rituals in between acts. hosted by ben wasserman and sefa urgenc. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>
fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: elliott smith at 50: a group of elliott smith-inspired performers convene to celebrate what would’ve been the late singer-songwriter’s 50th birthday. littlefield (gowanus), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>
fri 8pm doors: sweat out the summer at the skint’s annual cruel summer dance party, an all night long 80s, 90s, and 00s dance party taking over two rooms of the bell house with with 80s anthems performed by 10-piece cover band the engagements, 90s-00s hits spun by party like it’s 1999’s dj steve reynolds, music video sing-alongs by secretformula, and music videos from music video time machine. $5 online with promo code ‘bananarama’, $10 otherwise. >>
fri 8:30pm: comics compete to come up with the worst new doctor-themed tv show ideas in front of a panel of ‘network execs’ at the bad pitches show. crystal lake brooklyn (east williamsburg), free. >>
fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by tyler fischer (last week tonight), remy kassimir (netflix), pedro salinas (laughs), reggie conquest, katie haller, and mike lebovitz. 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): the big weird comedy show pairs free pizza with jokes by jason burke (comedy central), katie hannigan (colbert), ismael loutfi (kimmel), and isabel hagen. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>
11pm: come home to wuthering heights at dj bright light bright light’s annual kate bush dance party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5 adv, $8 door. >>
fri 11pm: dance to bad gal and queen bee jamz all night at the fenty formation rihanna x beyoncé dance party. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $5. >>
fri 11pm: brooklyn-based dj trio pleasure jams celebrates its third anniversary with electronic, house, and disco at elsewhere’s zone one (east williamsburg/bushwick). $15. >>
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sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
spider-man: into the spider-verse. heckscher playground (bushwick). >>
spirited away. riis park bath house ($10 suggested donation). >>
the goonies. midland fiels (staten island). >>
ugly dolls. msgr. mcgolrick playground (greenpoint). >>
wallay. governors island. >>
wonder park. crotona park (bronx). >>
wonder park. jacob schiff playground (west harlem). >>
good time. billboard at 41st ave + northern boulevard (long island city). >>
sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/17): play, run, walk and bike along seven miles of car-free manhattan streets from the brooklyn bridge to central park during the annual summer streets festival. on your way, check out five rest stops filled with free activities including a 30′-high zip line (register at foley square before 8pm to secure a timeslot), rock climbing, yoga classes, free bike rentals, bike helmet giveaways (8am-12pm at 24th street + park ave), and more. free admission.
sat 12-9pm (saturdays thru 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: ron trent, eris drew, chika, channel tres, dj python b2b anthony naples, ouri, and stud1nt. moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $22 dos. >>
sat 1pm + 3pm (+ 9/7): the annual rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival at governors island’s nolan park continues the season with brooklyn raga massive. rain date: sunday. >>
sat 2-6pm: canines can chill out at bushwick bark’s annual doggy ice cream + pool party fundraiser, a pup-centric backyard bash with 100% of the proceeds benefiting second chance rescue nyc dogs. norwind’s (bushwick), free admission. >>
sat 2pm-10pm: brooklyn-based label fool’s gold records hosts performances by 10+ recording artists at the 10th annual fool’s gold day off festival, including ybn nahmir, pi’erre bourne, tabby wakes, a-track + black thought, and more. knockdown center (maspeth). free-$25. >>
sat 4-7pm: jazzmobile’s annual great jazz on the great hill turns central park’s great hill into a party with live music performed by alyson williams, wycliffe gordon, sage, and harlem renaissance orchestra. the great hill at central park (enter at 106th street + central park west), free. >>
sat 6-10pm: switch between three djs and control your own dance party at quiet clubbing’s outdoor silent disco at pier i in riverside park south. free admission (a credit or debit card is required for the check in process to use the headphones). >>
sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show (ends tonight): the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival wraps its 42nd season with bomba estéreo and delsonido. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>
sat 7pm: town hall’s broadway sings: broadway stars will take to the bryant park stage to sing iconic songs from hamilton, cabaret, les miserables, and more. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>
sponsored: sat 7:30pm doors: throw on your black suits, grab a big kahuna burger, and join the usual rejects with say what again: pulp fiction, a staged reading/movie parody/drinking game filled with trivia, audience participation, and raffles celebrating the 25th anniversary of quentin tarantino’s masterpiece! part of the chain nyc film festival. your $15 ticket ($20 at the door) gets you 2 free beers and a raffle ticket! >>
sat 7:30pm: parlor walls, mandy, daddies, and oceanator play the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick). $10. >>
sat 7:30pm: aeon music ensemble presents ‘at the edge of song,’ a two-part concert series exploring 20th and 21st century works for voice, violin, viola, and marimba against the backdrop of live improvised visuals. st. john’s in the village, $10-20 sliding scale admission. >>
sat 8pm: more life: drake night: dance to all things drake with dj sets by quiana parks, odalys, and yamez at industry city. $10 adv, $15 dos. >>
sat 9:30pm: entertainers get analyzed at and that’s our time, a variety show where comedians perform in front of a licensed therapist and get evaluated based on their set. hosted by harris mayersohn. brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), $10. >>
sat 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot remake series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. tonight, the group takes on men in black. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>
sat 10:30pm (monthly): ten-foot rat cabaret, nyc’s long-running dance/music/comedy/art show, returns to under st. marks theater with live music by david bell, dance-comedy by sammy tramp, circus by aneya marie, and more. hosted by jillian thomas. st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>
sat 11pm: things go bump in the night at the monthly young adult friction indie/alt dance party. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), free. >>
sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
aquaman. beach 94th street plaza (rockaway beach). >>
crazy rich asians. randall’s island park field 42 (randall’s island). >>
little. commodore barry park (brooklyn navy yard). >>
sun 12pm: the 37th annual dominican day parade marches along manhattan’s avenue of the americas from w 35th to w 56th streets. free. >>
sun 11am-5pm: the adirondacks and thousand islands regions come to manhattan: 40+ farmers and wine and craft beverage producers from the adirondacks and thousand islands regions will converge at the south street seaport’s regular outdoor farmers market to offer samples and sales of their maple, cheese, beer, wine, spirits and other delicacies. fulton stall market (south street seaport), free admission. >>
sun 2-6pm (sundays thru 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues with b-boys and uv-tv. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>
sun 3pm (+ 9/6): bang on a can music collective presents its annual series of live music performances in the noguchi museum’s outdoor sculpture garden (lic). today: multi-instrumentalist laraaji. free with museum admission ($10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>
sun 3-10pm: suits and sweets abound at the bikini sundae pool party at house of yes (bushwick). free admission. >>
sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): the jokes will be anything but by the book at the symposium, an academic stand-up show featuring material inspired by research and teaching. tonight’s #museumsarenotneutral theme features a lineup of performers who’ve worked in/with/on museums. hosted by kyle marian and alex andia. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>
sun 7-9pm (thru 8/16): the battery dance festival returns for a 38th season of free dance performances set against the backdrop of new york harbor, culminating in a closing performance at pace university ($10). robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), free admission. >>
sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with hanna dickinson (comedy central), ismael loutfi (kimmel), david tveite (last comic standing), jess reed (keith and the girl), and david piccolomini. hosted by alex ptak, tim barnes, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>
sun 8pm: pom pom squad, leah + the low keys, and dumbgirl play union pool (williamsburg). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>
sun 8:30pm (monthly): the show’s name is cold pizza, but at least the slices, laughs, and admission are free. hosts chloe radcliffe and micah walsh get things started in featherweight’s attic with sets by chanel ali (girl code), robby slowik (conan), tito garza, veronica rioseco, phil rizdon, and richard bowen. featherweight (east williamsburg), free. >>
fri thru sun: taiwan: a world of orchids: enjoy a display of over 400 potted orchids and a weekend of performances, artwork, activities, and orchid care demos at the queens botanical garden. like what you see? you can take home one of the orchids at the post-exhibit sale on sunday. queens botanical garden (flushing), included with regular admission ($6 general, $4 students/seniors). >>
fri thru sun: east harlem’s annual giglio festival returns with food vendors, games, music, and the group lifting of a four-ton religious statue. pleasant avenue between 114th + 116th streets (east harlem). >>
fri thru sun: catch a wave to the seventh annual women’s surf film festival, a weekend of outdoor screenings of short and mid-length women’s surfing films, plus a photography exhibition, pop-up market, and sunday beach clean/surf session. rockaway beach surf club (rockaway beach), free admission. >>
fri thru sun: the 49th annual lincoln center out of doors festival presents free music, dance, film, and more to damrosch park (uws). fri: mtv + save the music featuring h.e.r. and samm henshaw; sat: americanafest with patty griffin and yola; sun: americanafest with david crosby + friends and anaïs mitchell. arrive early if you’d like to secure a seat in the main area. >>
fri thru sun: more than 30 hardcore bands take over three greenpoint and williamsburg venues for the hardcore hell fest. $10+. >>
sponsored: fri thru 8/19: the 7th annual chain nyc film festival presents independent films and talkbacks in all categories. personal stories. original ideas. new work. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door. >>
fri thru 8/25: the shed’s ‘open call’ series presents music, dance, and performances by nyc-based emerging artists and collectives on the venue’s open-air plaza. the shed (hudson yards), free. >>
sat thru 8/28: hear something new at time:spans, a contemporary music festival dedicated to works composed since 2000. various locations, free-$20. >>
sat + sun various times (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. this weekend: vp records 40th anniversary: elephant man, junior reid, estelle, and raging fyah (sat 6pm, central park); the mountain goats (sat 7pm, east river park); lila downs, lido pimienta, and dj ripley (sun 7pm, central park); eddie palmieri, baby power, dj lucho, and dj eddie batiz (sun 6pm, east river park). free. >>
sat + sun 10am-6pm: black vegfest, an annual black-led brooklyn-based vegan festival, expands to two days with food vendors, demos, speakers, wellness classes, and music. weeksville heritage center (crown heights), free-$10. >>
sat + sun 10am-6pm: get tickets to the annual play nyc game convention at metropolitan pavilion for f$12.50-$25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-50). >>
sat + sun 11am-7pm: shop local at the colored girls hustle marketplace, a pop-up shop featuring more than 20 women of color vendors selling beauty products, apparel, jewelry, candles, and more. cityppoint (downtown brooklyn), free admission. >>
sat + sun 12pm: in remembrance of toni morrison, film at lincoln center presents encore screenings of toni morrison: the pieces i am this weekend. film at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>
sat 6-8pm, sun 4pm: switch between distinct narratives across different time periods while encountering dancers at those before us, and audio immersive dance experience designed for public places by rebis. byo headphones and smartphone. governors island’s nolan park, free (rsvp). >>
sat thru 9/6 (closed mondays + tuesdays): making maisel marvelous: immerse yourself in the technicolor world of the marvelous mrs. maisel with interactive sets, costumes, and screenings of the hit show at the paley center for media (midtown west). free. >>
want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>