scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including a trumpcare iud exhibition, photoville, the coney island film festival, the feast of san gennaro, spy week at fraunces tavern museum, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: endgame. wyckoff farmhouse museum (east flatbush). >>
caddyshack. forest park golf course (queens). >>
dumbo (2019). wolfe’s pond park (staten island). >>
fast color. herbert von king park (bed-stuy). >>
gates of heaven. green-wood cemetery. >>
pokémon detective pikachu. millbrook playground (bronx). >>
smallfoot. dry dock playground (alphabet city). >>
the miracle season. alfred e. smith playground (two bridges). >>
the sun is also a star. saratoga square park (bed-stuy). >>

fri 9am-3pm: the annual lesbians who tech + allies career fair seeks to connect women, people of color, lgbtq+ individuals, and people living with a disability with companies who believe diversity is an advantage. kimpton ink48 hotel (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

fri 5-10pm: slices and scoops are just $2 each at the dumbo pizza party, bringing local ice cream and pizza vendors, dumbo-themed sixpoint beer, dj sets, and kid’s activities to the archway under the manhattan bridge. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

fri 6pm (+ 10/18, 11/11, 12/5): as part of the series ‘fragile earth: environmental films around the world,’ deutsches haus at nyu screens nikolaus geyrhalter’s 2019 documentary earth. deutsches haus at nyu (greenwich village). free (rsvp). >>

fri 6-9:30pm: free fall fridays at asia society return: the museum offers free admission and stays open late for the opening of new exhibitions, plus guided tours, an art-making workshop, and drinks + snacks available for purchase. asia society (ues), free admission. >>

fri 7pm: #happyperiod benefit concert: #happyperiod, a nonprofit that provides menstrual hygiene products to the homeless and low-income communities, throws its second annual benefit concert with performances by high waisted, thick, reality something, grim streaker, and lola pistola, plus raffles with prizes from local businesses. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 7-9pm (on view thru 10/11): works on paper by more than 30 artists of various styles will be on display at court tree gallery’s ‘great paper show.’ opening reception tonight. court tree gallery (carroll gardens), free admission. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians, writers, and performers nominate their favorite queer icons for sainthood at hail mary: our queer saints (‘the kennedy center honors for divas and deviants’). hosted by tim kov and david perez. the footlight (ridgewood), $5 suggested. >>

fri 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: max wittert: portrait of the artist seated with grapes: comedian and illustrator max wittert performs alongside his drawings for a visually driven night of comedy. with openers jo firestone and lauren white. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door >>

fri 7:30pm: don’t give a hard pass to comedian katie compa, who is releasing her album (titled hard pass) at dream baby with help from performers shalewa sharpe, rob cantrell, alex english, selena coppock, and brian parise. dream baby (east village), free admission. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: comedian carly ann filbin tests the strength of real couples’ partnerships at the let me break you up anti-dating game show, where the losing couple ‘has’ to break up. hub seventeen (flatiron), $15 admission includes beer and wine. >>

fri 8pm: greenpoint gallery hosts its first open call salon show of the season, with $200 and a solo show going to the winner. free admission. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): slip into something funny at butt dream, ‘new york’s only comedy show in a lingerie store.’ hosted by brian bahe and julie mitchell. the rack shack (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into– you guessed it, a drinking game. tonight, stumble with them through can’t hardly wait. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $15. >>

fri 8pm: brooklyn indie rock band bethlehem steel plays a record release show at trans-pecos (ridgewood), with openers cat cohen and sharkmuffin. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (monthly): the tinder live! with lane moore comedy show takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show features guests david cross (mr. show, arrested development) and mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee). hosted by lane moore (comedian and author of how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t). littlefield (gowanus), $15 adv, $18 door. >>

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show: alison sudol and girl skin play rough trade (williamsburg). $15. >>

fri 8:30pm: comics compete to come up with the worst new back-2-school-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 anthony moore (comedy central), rebecca o’neal (comics to watch), brendan eyre (seth meyers), david a. ross (james corden), lori palminteri (gotham comedy live), bill lake (snl weekend update), and paul ollinger. hosted by alison leiby. 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 gavin matts (comedy central), doogie horner (america’s got talent), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel), and paul julmeus. hosted by casey james salengo, ryan beck, and will winner. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket holders. $6-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 9pm: vice + brunch bounce present: cosmic nights – virgo edition: djs, astrologers, and whiskey cocktails. villain (williamsburg), free with rsvp before 10pm, $12+ otherwise. >>

fri 10pm: house producer and dj timmy regisford hits the decks at nowadays (ridgewood). rsvp grants free admission before 11pm and $10 entry 11pm-midnight. $10-15 otherwise. >>

fri 11pm: get free at lust for life, a party dedicated to the music of lana del rey, lorde, sky ferreira, grimes, and more. baby’s all right (williamsburg), free with rsvp before midnight, $5 after. >>


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
aladdin. scarangella park (gravesend). >>
dumbo (2019) bowne playground (flushing). >>
pelo malo (bad hair). maria hernandez park (bushwick). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. little flower playground (les). >>
the muppet movie. tappen park (staten island). >>
the secret life of pets. pulpit green at the cathedral of st. john the divine (morningside heights). >>

sat 10am until ?: scoop up ‘slightly shelf-worn books at deep discounts’ at greenlight bookstore’s sidewalk sale. fort greene location. >>

sat 10am-4pm: get some new or used wheels at the brooklyn bike jumble, a seasonal outdoor bicycle flea market for all things bike-related. jj byrne playground (park slope), free admission. >>

sat 11am-6pm: catch a buzz at the ninth annual nyc honey fest: a marketplace, a tasting competition, extraction demos, and a chance to meet nyc bee cop darren mays. rockaway beach 106th street, free admission. >>

sat 11am-6pm: find something old and new at hester street fair’s vintage day, where 30+ vendors of clothing, accessories, books, and more will be setting up shop. hester street fair (les), free admission. >>

sat 11am-7pm: check out the latest e-rides at filipacchi’s second annual e-bike + e-skate festival. velosolutions pump track (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop 15 local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 1:30-7pm: explore central brooklyn community gardens during the brooklyn queens land trust’s eighth annual bike and walking tour. meet at rogers/tilden/veronica place garden (flatbush), free. >>

sat 2-10pm: king pizza records’s annual psychic luau end-of-summer bash features nine bands in the city reliquary’s backyard (williamsburg). $10. >>

sat 4pm: join angelica olstad, a classically trained pianist and founder of pop up yoga nyc, for an ep release event that’s part installation piece, live performance, and a meditation session. areté (greenpoint), donation-based admission. >>

sat 5pm-midnight (saturdays thru 10/26): the popular queens international night market returns for the second half of the season with traditional street foods from around the world for $6 and under. new york hall of science (corona), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 5:30pm: pop musician charli xcx stops by rough trade (williamsburg) to sign copies of her new album. $13.99+. >>

sat 6-8pm (on view thru 11/2): tokyo pop underground, an exhibition of contemporary japanese art from the 60’s to today, opens at deitch projects (soho). free. >>

sat 7pm (monthly): a dream is a wish your heart makes at a disney edition of cat’s eye cabaret, bringing magical burlesque, aerial, and variety artists to the deep end (ridgewood). $15 adv or in costume, $20 door. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the matrix… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. the pit (flatiron), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: hosts andre medrano and maggie maxwell ask comedians to make tough choices at the would you rather show. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

sat 10:30pm (monthly): ten-foot rat cabaret, nyc’s long-running dance/music/comedy/art show, returns to under st. marks theater to celebrate their six-year anniversary with live music by julie a. feltman and adina cameo, dance by guilty pleasures cabaret, comedy by veronica garza, ‘mime burlesque’ by pamela wess, and more. hosted by jillian thomas. st. marks theater (east village), $10. >>

sat 11pm: rock out at the metal af heavy metal night party. saint vitus (greenpoint), free before midnight with rsvp, $8 without. >>

sat 11pm: cut to the feeling at party for one: a dance party dedicated to the music of carly rae jepsen, this time including new music from charli xcx as well. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10. >>


sun 11am-4pm: go hog wild at the queens county farm museum’s 39th annual antique motorcycle show. queens county farm museum (floral park, queens), $7 adv, $11 door. >>

sun 12-5pm: find your new best furry friend at adoptapalooza. the pet adoption event returns with more than 500 dogs, cats and rabbits from 40 area shelters and rescue groups in need of a home. the event also includes free microchipping, training tips, a photo booth, and more. union square park, free admission (adoption fees vary). >>

sun 1-5pm: 26 participating restaurants will sell dumplings for $1 each at the annual momo crawl. purchase of a $10 ‘passport’ is required to participate, with proceeds benefiting students for a free tibet. diversity plaza (jackson heights). >>

sun 1-5pm: inspired by comic and record fairs, the radical film fair brings together filmmakers, distributors, theaters, and vendors for a flea market, talks, and more. bonus: the first 150 attendees receive a mimosa and movie ticket. kickstarter hq (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 1-6pm: the african american day parade celebrates its 50th year in harlem. adam clayton powell jr. blvd from 111th st to 136th st. >>

sun 7pm: pom pom squad plays an ep release show at baby’s all right (williamsburg), with openers pony, groupie, and noir party. $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with natasha vaynblat (comedy central), dave ross (corporate), randall otis (the daily show), jeremy hammond (the hard times), julia johns (someecards), and rallo boykins. hosted by alex ptak, brittany carney, sam evans, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 8pm: professional comedians test works-in-progress and give the audience a behind-the-scenes look at their process at nat towsen’s new material night. tonight: ronny chieng (the daily show) and ismael loutfi (kimmel). the pit underground (gramercy), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show includes performances by judah friedlander (30 rock), jo firestone (fallon), seaton smith (seth meyers), saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy), alyssa wolff, and allison o’conor. hosted by alison leiby. subculture (noho), $9. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: the woodlawn conservancy revives its celia cruz exhibit, a collection of costumes, wigs, personal photographs, and a documentary video of ‘the queen of salsa.’ outdoor concert sunday at 3pm. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), free admission. >>

fri thru sun (fri 6-9pm, sat+sun 2-7pm): trumpcare iud, an art installation of 500 iud birth control devices in the shape of donald trump, goes on view at sshh (east village), with 50% of the profits going to planned parenthood. opening event friday 6-pm. free admission. >>

fri thru sun: see celluloid at the seashore. the annual coney island film festival returns for a 19th year with a weekend of short, horror, sci-fi, experimental, animated, documentary, and coney island-centric films, as well as cult classic the warriors. sideshows by the seashore and the coney island museum, $8-15, opening party $25. >>

fri thru sun + 9/19-22: 90+ repurposed shipping containers turn into art galleries for photoville, a pop-up photography ‘village’ at brooklyn bridge plaza. the annual event includes artists from across the globe, plus talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, and a beer garden. free admission. >>

fri thru 9/16: film at lincoln center presents two free women: lily tomlin + jane wagner, an 11-film retrospective including the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe, nashville, 9 to 5 and others, as well as a selection of works for television (free), and an in-person discussion with the duo. film at lincoln center (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 9/20: bam presents purpose and passion: the cinema of john singleton, a week-long tribute to the late filmmaker including boyz n the hood, poetic justice, 2 fast 2 furious, and more, as well as a program of singleton’s tv work. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

fri thru 9/22: the 93rd annual italian feast of san gennaro returns to little italy with carnival games, rides, music, and food. programming highlights include the grand procession and cannoli, zeppole, and meatball eating competitions. free admission. >>

fri thru 9/29: brave new world repertory theatre remounts arthur miller’s a view from the bridge on 100-year-old red hook barge. the waterfront museum (red hook), $25. >>

fri thru 10/9: the museum of broken windows, a pop-up art exhibit curated by the new york civil liberties union, explores the ineffectiveness of broken windows policing. panel discussion 10/1. the cooper union (east village), free. >>

fri thru 10/12: french institute alliance française’s (fiaf) annual crossing the line festival features works by french, francophone, and american artists across six venues. various prices (several are free). >>

fri thru 2/23/2020: the museum of arts and design presents the world of anna sui, a major retrospective of the american fashion designer featuring 75 looks from the designer’s archive from 1991 to 2019. museum of arts and design (columbus circle), $16 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 6-9pm. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm (+ 9/21-22, 10/19-20): the lic flea + food outdoor market opens for the weekend with vintage, handcrafted, and food vendors as well as a beer + wine garden. 5-25 46th ave (lic), free admission. >>

sat 9pm, sun 8pm: musicians pay tribute to bill ‘the father of bluegrass’ monroe (sat 9pm, $10) and hank williams (sun 8pm, $15) at jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront). >>

sat thru 9/20: create giant lanterns during a week of workshops that culminate in the annual morningside lights procession in morningside park on 9/21. columbia university’s miller theatre (morningside heights), free (rsvp required). >>

sat thru 9/21: go undercover at fraunces tavern museum’s spy week, an exploration of the history of american spies during the revolutionary war with lectures, walking tours, and an interactive exhibition. fraunces tavern museum (fidi), various prices. >>

sat thru 9/22: the annual lungs (loisaida united neighborhood gardens) harvest arts festival brings nine days of music, dance, performance, films, workshops, and more to 50 east village and alphabet city community gardens. free. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>

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