scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday).


fri-sat various times: dig in with $1-1.50 oysters at these five restaurants celebrating oyster day on friday and saturday, and more year round here.

fri various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
big night (1996), vesuvio playground (south village) >>
creed with a live score by wordless music orchestra (2015), prospect park bandshell (park slope) >>
kung fu panda 3 (2016), transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
la la land (2016), west side community garden (uws) >>
pitch perfect 2 (2015), maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
rebel without a cause (1955), firefighters field (roosevelt island) >>
sing (2016), hudson river park’s pier 46 (greenwich village). bonus: free popcorn. >>
space jam (1996), crocheron park (bayside) >>
the graduate (1967), hunters point south park (lic) >>
west side story (1961), oculus plaza (fidi) >>

fri 10am-8pm (+ 8/8): in addition to free first fridays year-round, the noguchi museum’s extended first friday summer hours return for the season, giving you three extra hours to check out the exhibits and enjoy a drink from the cash bar in the garden. free admission (reg. $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

fri 11am-7pm (thru 8/6): save up to 80% at a multi-designer sample sale. in god we trust (greenpoint). >>

fri 6-10pm: held in conjunction with the exhibit ‘bronx calling: the fourth aim biennial,’ the latest of bronx museum’s first fridays! features performances by aim artists, exhibition tours, a kid’s table, and music by dj asho. a cash bar will be available. bronx museum, free admission. >>

fri 6-10pm (+ 8/5 2-9pm): the annual al fresco intersect music festival features classical and jazz musicians performing the works of a composer who has created pieces in both genres. friday: manuel valera, the triton brass quintet, the city of tomorrow, and billy childs quartet perform works by billy childs; saturday: ashley jackson, blairmel, helen sung ensemble, luciana souza, manhattan chamber players, nate smith, and metropolis ensemble perform works by derek bermel. bryant park lawn (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6-10pm: don your best disco look for a roller disco party at house of yes (bushwick). $10 adv, $15 door, skate rental $10. >>

fri 6:45pm doors, 7:15pm show: family astronomy night at the intrepid (part of the space + science festival): learn about plans for a drone helicopter for mars and ideas about sending humans on long-distance missions to the red planet, followed by stargazing on the flight deck. free admission (rsvp required). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): the new york society for ethical culture (uws) hosts a screening and discussion of the ethical issues presented in the film casablanca (1942), directed by michael curtiz. $5 suggested donation includes snacks and beverages. >>

fri 7pm: free summerstage show tonight: freestyle great stevie b. crotona park (bronx). >>

fri 7-10pm (+ 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 7:30pm (thru 8/13): the 47th annual lincoln center out of doors festival continues with multi-instrumentalist and producer miguel atwood-ferguson reimagining j dilla’s music as contemporary chamber music. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

fri 7:30-10pm (fridays thru 10/13): lola star’s dreamland roller disco party returns to prospect park’s lefrak center with an ‘oops…i did it again – britney and 90’s pop’ theme tonight. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm (+ 8/30, 9/22): what does the town of twin peaks have to do with the peaks of the himalayas? a tour at the rubin museum of art (chelsea) explores the connection between tibet and the show twin peaks, with an optional post-tour cabaret cinema screening of david lynch’s blue velvet. the tour is free with museum admission ($15 adults, $10 students), $10 for the film. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by emily galati (conan), nimesh patel (comedy central), fumi abe (mtv), calvin cato (vice), tommy mcnamara (onion sports), and bethany van delft (comedy central). the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 10pm: lofty comedy gets liquored up at random access theatre’s drunk restoration comedy, where actors under the influence perform a reading of adam bertocci’s the two gentlemen of lebowski, a shakespearean adaptation of the great lebowski, and the audience votes on who gets cut off. and who doesn’t. the players theatre loft (greenwich village), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg $12) admission includes a drink. >>

fri 11pm (monthly): catses? littler shop of horrors? sequel: the musical improv comedy show creates spontaneous imaginings of sequels to popular broadway musicals before your eyes (and ears). magnet theater (chelsea), $7. >>

fri 11pm: to belatedly celebrate the singer’s july 30 birthday, do the jig of life at a kate bush dance party at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $5. >>

our next event!

On Friday, August 11, go Back in Time for a night of Dancing in the Dark set to the soundtracks of the 80s and 90s. We’ll be taking over two rooms of The Bell House with 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 and Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds
Friday, August 11 8pm doors
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn (directions)
F, G or R to 4th Avenue/9th Street
Tickets are just $5 in advance with promo code “summertime” here (reg. $10).
Facebook event page:


sat various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
cars (2006), monsignor mcgorlick park (greenpoint) >>
doctor strange (2016), frederick johnson park (harlem) >>
finding nemo (2003), rosemary’s playground (ridgewod) >>
ghostbusters (2016), oculus plaza (fidi) >>
sing (2016), sunset park >>

sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/12, 8/19): feel like will smith in i am legend, but without the zombies, when seven miles of manhattan’s streets turn car-free and are open to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. the annual summer streets festival runs from the brooklyn bridge to central park, and includes six rest stops filled with diversions like a water park (register on-site early for a timed wristband), water slide (fully booked, registration for 8/12 opens 8/7), a zip line (first come, first served), mini golf, yoga + fitness classes, free bike rentals, bike helmet giveaways (until noon at 24th street between park + madison aves), and more. free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm: adoptapalooza: in the market for a new furry friend? the pet adoption event sets up in prospect park with 150 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from 15 area shelters and rescue groups in need of a home. the event also includes free microchipping, pet care advice, giveaways, pet photographers, and more. bartel-pritchard square at prospect park west + 15th street, free admission, adoption fees vary. >>

sat 12-5pm: coney island’s seventh annual history day will give you an appreciation of the area’s past with a tour of 17 classic rides and attractions (guided or self-guided), live performances, free admission to the coney island history project (1-7pm), and more. bonus: dress in 1920’s garb for a free wonder wheel ride. rain date sunday. various locations in coney island, free. >>

sat 12-5pm: the fifth and final mca day, dedicated to the life and legacy of beastie boy adam yauch, aka ‘mca,’ goes out with a booming party including music, videos, art, a big ol’ boombox, and surprises. littlefield (gowanus), free admission. >>

sat 12-9pm (saturdays thru 9/2): moma ps1’s popular ‘warm up’ outdoor music parties continue the summer season with performances by venus x (nyc), denzel curry (carol city, fl), southside (atlanta), trouble (atlanta), nef the pharaoh (sacramento), omb peezy (mobile, al), dave (london), and dj diamond kuts (philadelphia). moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $18-22 dos. >>

sat 12pm-midnight (open various times thursdays thru sundays after): five boroughs brewing opens a brewery and taproom in sunset park today, with 10 styles of beer available for $5-7 each. >>

sat 2-6pm (saturdays thru 8/26): the annual summer thunder backyard concert series at union pool (williamsburg) continues with julie byrne and innov gnawa. free admission. >>

sat 2-11pm: local, independent, and/or small presses, music labels, zine-makers, and more will exhibit at the inaugural press play fair, which will also include performances, workshops, a tape + zine exchange, and more. pioneer works (red hook), free (rsvp). >>

sat 4pm: hindu lamp ceremony: decorate a palm leaf lamp and release it in the east river as part of the traditional aarti ceremony for peace and harmony that also includes a participatory percussion ensemble. brooklyn bridge park’s pebble beach, free. >>

sat 4pm (+ 8/12, 8/19): norte maar for collaborative projects in the arts’s dance at socrates returns for its fifth season with three pairs of resident choreographers premiering new work outdoors at socrates sculpture park (lic). free. >>

sat 4-7pm: great times two: great jazz on the great hill is back for its 10th anniversary, turning central park’s great hill into a central place for great jazz and dancing with live music by the jimmy heath big band, the allan harris band, and the matthew whitaker trio. the great hill at central park (enter at 106th street + central park west), free. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): this month’s free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates caribbean heritage and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the west indian american day parade with performances by riva + bohio music, drums and bugles international bands association, and more, plus screenings, readings, tours, and more. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 6pm: brooklyn cyclones baseball season, a far less expensive option than the majors, continues at coney island’s mcu park. tonight’s special promo event: seinfeld night with an appearance by ‘jackie chiles’ (phil morris). $10. >>

sat 6:30pm (+ 8/12): join in a buffy the vampire slayer ‘once more with feeling’ musical episode sing-along, the sixth annual fundraiser by gay geeks of new york with all proceeds going to the trevor project. parkside lounge (les), $18. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: wilco guitarist nels cline performs music from his latest album of originals and american songbook standards in a big-band jazz setting at tonight’s celebrate brooklyn! festival show. folk singer sam amidon opens. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the we hate movies podcast crew takes on e.t. the extra-terrestrial rip-off mac and me during a live episode taping at the bell house (gowanus). $15. >>

sat 8pm: string orchestra of brooklyn and soprano kristina bachrach perform works by mozart and barber at st. ann and the holy trinity church (brooklyn heights). free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sat 8:30pm: bad pitches: comics compete to come up with the worst new tv show ideas to a panel of ‘network execs,’ with perilous pitches by  lizz winstead (the daily show co-creator), ashley nicole black (samantha bee), sean crespo (samantha bee), rod bastanmehr (vice), and anthony devito (colbert). jimmy’s no. 43 (east village), free. >>

sat 8:30pm doors: party people rubulad ring in august with heat wave hopscotch, a music and art party with live music, djs, performances, projections, and more. email rsvp for bushwick address, $10 before 9:30pm or after performances, $20 otherwise. >>

sat 10pm: boylesque fixture tigger!’s man: a tease! show turns it up to 11 for its 11th annual extravaganza, with revealing acts by nasty canasta, tiger bay, teo, vic sin, and viktor devonne. coney island usa, $15. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: 25 years of single females edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b, hip-hop, plus a hefty serving of 90’s female solo artists. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>


sun various times: free outdoor movie screenings:
a league of their own (1992), randall’s island park field 81 (randall’s island) >>
hidden figures (2016), parkside playground (prospect-lefferts gardens) >>
white men can’t jump (1992), habana outpost (fort greene) >>

sun 11am-6pm (first sundays thru the summer): enjoy free admission at the noguchi museum’s annual community days, with open studios for families, a tour, and a conversation about a single work of art. reg. $10 general, $5 students/seniors, free first fridays. >>

sun 11am-7pm: the fourth annual brooklyn music festival returns to governors island with headliner phony ppl and bands ranging from indie pop, hip hop, funk, and more. free. >>

sun 12-6pm: check out a spot that’s normally closed to the public. the historic new york city marble cemetery in the east village will be open for visitors to explore today. 52-74 e 2nd st, between second and first aves, free. >>

sun 1-6:30pm: the annual pakistan day parade stretches across madison ave from 23rd to 38th streets. free admission. >>

sun 4pm (weekly): the moving pictures screening series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with a double feature of rogue one: a star wars story and doctor strange. free. >>

sun 4pm doors (monthly): the movies at the palace series at united palace (washington heights) screens steven spielberg’s 1975 summer classic jaws, preceded by a beach-themed party and participatory fashion show (free popcorn for those who dress up!), plus q+a with actual shark researchers. $10 adv/$15 door general, $5 adv/$10 door seniors. >>

sun 7pm (monthly): big irv’s storytelling roadshow returns with the moth storyslam winners bess stillman, nate cocca-bates, and mark pagan, plus lucas connolly, trish parry, mike cho, andrew collin, and two open mic slots. byob. big irv’s (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 7pm: three artists from national sawdust’s summer labs—ariadne, invisible anatomy, and late sea—present new music and multimedia performances developed during their residencies. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

sun 8:30pm (monthly): hosts evan forde barden and patrick cartelli interview guests about important songs from their lives at repeater: a little show about big songs. tonight: jo firestone (fallon, punderdome) and musical guest shadow monster. q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>

all weekend

sat-sun 12:15-5pm (+ 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3): the paley center for media (midtown west) presents tv noir: let there be darks, a screening series featuring a dozen show episodes from 1952 to 2015 including dagnet, naked city, the twilight zone, twin peaks, the x-files, veronica mars, hannibal, and more. free. >>

sat-sun 2-5pm (thru 8/7): buy one macchiato, get one free at participating starbucks locations. >>

sat-sun various times (thru 8/13): the 47th annual lincoln center out of doors festival continues with nick lowe’s quality rock ‘n’ roll revue starring los straightjackets and cut worms (sat 7:30pm), talking drums: stand up! speak out! (sun 7pm), and more. arrive early to secure a seat in the main area. damrosch park at lincoln center (midtown west), free. >>

sat-sun  various times: free summerstage shows this weekend: kid capri’s block party live (sat 4pm, crotona park), brasil summerfest (sat 6pm, central park), basement bhangra’s final mic drop with panjabi mc (sun 2pm, central park), and jadakiss (sun 5pm, tremont park), and more. >>

thru 8/20: the tank’s ladyfest returns for a second year, featuring theater, film, comedy, and more crafted by all-female creative teams. the tank (midtown west), $5-15. >>

thru 8/10: see the late great jeanne moreau in one of her best roles, starring in elevator to the gallows (1958), louis malle’s seminal work of french film noir that features a jazz score by none other than miles davis. film forum (south village). $14. >>

thru 8/24: a pivotal year and a career of filmmaking are put on display in two screening series: ’77 highlights 33 movies made in 1977 (film society of lincoln center, $14 general, $11 students/seniors), and jonathan demme: heart of gold looks back on the late director’s work and includes intros and q+a by guests like paul thomas anderson and paul lazar (bam, $15).

check our website for ongoing events. >>

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