scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including four festivals + parades, the brookyn book fair, photoville, film fests, and more.


fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black panther. van cortland park (bronx). >>
crime + punishment. franz sigel park (bronx). >>
despicable me 3. owl’s head park (bay ridge). >>
godspell. morris-jumel mansion (washington heights). >>
jumanji: welcome to the jungle. bloomingdale park (staten island). >>

fri various times (+ 9/17): the 13th annual brooklyn book festival, the largest free literary event in nyc, returns with a week of more than 50 ‘bookend’ events, a children’s day saturday, and a festival day and marketplace featuring more than 300 authors and 250 booksellers sunday. tonight’s events include puerto ricans writing: one year after maria at leonard library (free), toxic masculinity: where do we go from here at nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (free), the annual brooklyn indie party at greenlight bookstore (free), and more. >>

fri 9am-5pm: the lesbians who tech + allies career fair seeks to connect women, people of color, lgbtq+ individuals, and people who live with a disability with hiring companies who believe diversity is an advantage. stage 48 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

fri 10am-10pm (ends today): last chance to have a late(ish) night at governors island, whose summer friday hours end tonight. >>

fri 4-8:30pm: at the met costume institute’s college fashion design event, undergrads and grad students can view designs from a student fashion design competition, learn how to dress a mannequin, join conversations about fashion and art, get their portfolio reviewed, and more. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), free (rsvp). >>

fri 5-10pm (ends today): squeeze this into your schedule: the annual accordions around the world series culminates in a five-hour festival, with a wide range of musical styles performed by shashmaqam, joão cirilo pilom batuko band, shilpa ray, canzoniere grecanico salentino, and rimel. free. >>

fri 5pm doors, 7pm show: high waisted and reality something play an all-ages free show at the elsewhere rooftop (east williamsburg/bushwick). free with rsvp. >>

fri 6-8pm (runs thru 9/16): nail artist britney tokyo hosts an art show at +81 gallery new york (nolita). opening party friday. free. >>

fri 6-9pm: free fall fridays at asia society return: the museum offers free admission and stays open late for the opening of the new exhibition, ‘the progressive revolution: modern art for a new india,’ plus exhibition tours, music by dj tikka masala, and drinks + indian street food available for purchase. asia society (ues), free. >>

fri 7pm: the annual smartglamour runway show boasts models of diverse ages, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders. 344 w 38th st. (garment district), free (rsvp required). >>

fri 7pm + 10pm: john lydon (aka johnny rotten of the sex pistols) will do q+a or introduce select screenings of tabbery filler’s new public image ltd documentary, the public image is rotten. the metrograph (les), $15. >>

fri 7:30pm (tues-sat thru 10/13): conceived in the wake of michael brown’s death in 2014, antigone in ferguson fuses a dramatic reading of excerpts from sophocles’ greek tragedy by a rotating cast of actors including samira wiley (the handmaid’s tale), frankie faison (the wire), and paul giamatti (billions) with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, and citizens from ferguson and nyc. harlem stage, free (rsvp). >>

fri 7:30-10:30pm (fridays thru 10/12): if you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends at lola star’s spice girls-themed dreamland roller disco party. prospect park’s lefrak center. $18 adv, $20 door admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 8pm: bad pitches: comics compete to come up with the worst new tv show ideas to a panel of ‘network execs. tonight’s theme: ‘f is for family.’ 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 kate willett (netflix), joe zimmerman (fallon), rebecca vigil (your love, our musical), matty litwack, and paul julmeus. 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 daniel rugg webb (comedy central), kenny deforest (seth meyers), julie kottakis (madge the vag), harris stanton (bet), andy sandford (conan), and more. hosted by petey deabreu. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $5-12 (advance purchase required). >>

fri 11pm (thursdays-saturdays thru 9/22): serials @ the flea: watch five ten-minute episodic plays and vote for your favorites to return next week with a new installment. the flea theater (tribeca), $15 admission includes a beer. >>

fri midnight (monthly): jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth storyslam grandslam winner) hosts the ‘and i am not lying’ variety show, with standup by anthony devito (colbert), alison leiby (the president show) and patrick holbert (siriusxm), storytelling by gastor almonte (this is not happening), and burlesque by puss n boots + gemini blitz. ucb (east village), $9. >>

fri midnight: unlike high school, at a high school reunion everyone’s of legal drinking age. take advantage of this at a romy + michelle’s high school reunion drinking game. videology (williamsburg), $12. >>


On Sunday, September 16th from 12-7pm the Greenpointers Indie Makers Market will feature 20 curated local vendors inside the historic BIBA Williamsburg. The former rubber factory is full of vintage charm, and is now home to the only beer garden in North Brooklyn with unobstructed waterfront views of the NYC skyline.

Boozy brunch drinks, food, essential oil blends, tiny terrarium jewelry, and more, the market will also include henna tattoos, tarot card readings, guitar making demos, magic lessons, and more.

Greenpointers Indie Makers Market
Sunday, September 16 12-7pm
Biba Williamsburg
110 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
FREE admission


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
honey, i shrunk the kids. williamsbridge oval (bronx). >>
ratatouille. hunter’s point south park (lic). >>
ready player one. clove lakes park (staten island). >>
remember the titans. willowbrook park (staten island). >>
rogue one: a star wars story. matthews-palmer playground (hell’s kitchen). >>
under the same moon (la misma de luna). sunset park (sunset park). >>

sat 9am-5pm: the top teams from last weekend’s borough matches will compete in the annual citywide bocce championships today. borough park bocce courts (borough park), free to watch. >>

sat 11am-6pm: what buzzing at the annual nyc honey fest? tastings, a marketplace, extraction demos, and a chance to meet nyc ‘bee cop’ darren mays. rockaway beach 106th street, free admission. >>

sat 11am-7pm: get read-e for an e-bike + e-skate festival: pop-up shops, demos, test rides, swag/giveaways, complimentary food + drinks, and more. velosolutions pump track (williamsburg), free. >>

sat 11:30am-8pm: brooklyn army terminal celebrates its 100th birthday with a block party, featuring a concert by busta rhymes and justine skye, food + drink beverage vendors, activities for the kids, and more. brooklyn army terminal (sunset park), free (rsvp). >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop 20 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 12-5pm: shop and chat with 10 publishers of radical books, zines, prints, and more at interference archive’s radical press fest. interference archive (park slope), free. >>

sat 2-9pm (ends today): the sounds of rap and hip-hop and the smell of bbq fill the air at the annual str8 west coastin’ parties. bonus: get a free sol beer before 4pm (while supplies last). project parlor (bed-stuy), free admission. >>

sat 4-8pm: all aboard mothership one, an ‘interactive voyage of music and dance’ including afrobeat, hip-hop, soul, funk, house and disco, voguing, a drum circle, and more. richard rodgers amphitheater (harlem), free. >>

sponsored sat 7pm + 10pm: come with me if you want to live: terminator 2 judgement day! on saturday september 15th, the usual rejects are back and ready to destroy this schwarzenegger classic with a staged reading/parody/drinking game at the chain theatre (midtown west). trivia! audience participation! your $18 ticket gets you 2 free drinks, and a ticket into our awesome raffle. hop into your time-traveling blue sphere (one way ride, no returns!), steal some leather clothes, and destroy some kneecaps…it’s time to change the future. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): musicians, comedians, comedy musicians and musical comedians take the stage at the odd rock comedy hour, a funny fusion hosted by rob paravonian. tonight’s show features adam blotner (funny or die), pat wise (audio snacks), and more. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv with promo code ‘orchvip’ (reg. $10). >>

sat 8pm: an illuminated mausoleums moonlight tour shines a light on some of the most ornate structures holding the dearly departed at woodlawn cemetery (bronx). $20. >>

sat 8pm: the lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring… 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, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

sat 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. this month’s show features guests john fugelsang (tell me everything), laurie kilmartin (sh*tty moms: the parenting guide for the rest of us), and patrick monahan (what a time to be alive). hosted by lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

sat 8pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): mix and mingle with the local artist community at an arts on site performance party. byob or partake of the donation bar. 12 st. marks place (east village), $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 8:30pm: her-icane comedy, an all female stand-up show benefiting hurricane relief for puerto rico, features stand up by maggie widdoes (reductress), taylor garron (reductress), petey peterson (the special without brett davis), juliet prather, and sallyann hall. hosted by kate villa (the break with michelle wolf) and jenny gorelick (jenny’s birthday show). mad tropical (bushwick), $10 suggested donation. >>


sponsored: long island wine tour from nyc: escape the city for a day at three different award winning vineyards in long island’s north fork. luxury round-trip bus, lunch, 3 wine tastings, and guide included. get 10 off with code ‘wine10’ >>

sun various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
stripes. habana outpost (fort greene). >>
the lego batman movie. randall’s island park (randall’s island). >>

sun 11am: it sounds cheesy because it is. participants in the annual new york city pizza run will attempt to complete a 5k race while stopping to eat two slices of pizza along the route. fort greene park, free to watch, $50 to participate (a portion of the proceeds benefit the juvenile diabetes research foundation). >>

sun 11am-4pm: get your motor runnin’ at the queens county farm museum’s 38th annual antique motorcycle show. queens county farm museum (little neck, queens), $7. >>

sun 11am-7pm: the fifth annual brooklyn music festival returns to red hook’s erie basin park with music by the bushwick hotel, cosmonaut radio, whoisskitzo, dj madu and more, plus a creative arts market, and food + drinks available for purchase. donation-based admission (a $10 ‘love pass’ includes a tote bag with swag). >>

sun 12pm: joseph alexiou, historian and author of gowanus: brooklyn’s curious canal, leads a walking tour on the toxicity of the gowanus canal, with a stop at the gowanus souvenir shop. parklife (gowanus), free admission (optional $10 and $20 tickets include food and drink). >>

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 30 area shelters and rescue groups in need of a home. the event also includes free microchipping, personalized pet id tags, training tips, vet advice, a photo booth, and more. union square park, free admission (adoption fees vary). >>

sun sponsored 12-7pm: the greenpointers indie makers market brings 20 curated local vendors to the historic biba williamsburg. free admission. >>

sun rescheduled from 9/9 1-6pm: carnival rides, games, circus and sideshow performances, live music, a grow nyc stop ‘n’ swap, and food are all fair game at the annual west side county fair, returning to pier i in riverside park south (uws). free admission. >>

sun 1-7pm: buy/trade some flair with 20 artists at an enamel pin pop-up show. the windjammer bar (ridgewood), free admission. >>

sun 2pm + 7pm (+ 9/18-19 7pm): jurassic park comes back to select movie theaters in honor of its 25th anniversary. various prices. >>

sun 2-8:30pm: the annual buddhist-inspired interfaith peace lantern festival celebrates the un international day of peace with a day including meditation, public paddling, an african dance workshop, origami, lantern decorating, family activities, and a floating lantern ceremony. gantry plaza state park (lic), free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news: it’s a comedy show returns with mark normand (fallon), chelsea davison (@midnight), ranaan hershberg (siriusxm), aimee rose ranger (the ranger zone), momoh pujeh, and dave bergmann. sing sing karaoke bar (alphabet city), $5. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: know your meme celebrates its 10th anniversary and 20 years of meme culture with an exhibition and forum dedicated to internet memes. museum of the moving image (astoria), free with museum admission. >>

fri thru sun: see the seaside on the screen at the coney island film festival. the 18th annual fest showcases a variety of shorts, experimental films, animations, documentaries and music videos, as well as coney cult classic the warriors. friday’s opening party ($25) features burlesque + sideshow performances, food, and a two hour open beer + wine bar. sideshows by the seashore and the coney island museum, $8-15. >>

fri thru sun: the school of visual arts’s annual after school special film + animation fest puts the spotlight on recent work of alumni with a week of free screenings and q+as. this weekend: a shorts program (fri), ferdinand, the spongebob squarepants movie, and black panther (sat), and coco (sun). sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

fri thru sun (+ 9/20-23): the annual photoville pop-up photography ‘village’ takes over brooklyn bridge plaza with 85 exhibitions in and around 60 repurposed shipping containers. the indoor/outdoor event also includes talks, demos, workshops, tours, and a food + beer garden. brooklyn bridge plaza (dumbo), free admission. >>

fri thru sun (+ 9/20-22): the 10th annual collaborations in dance festival at triskelion arts features 30 dance companies collaborating with artists working in other media including film, sound, costuming, visual art, and more.​ triskelion arts (greenpoint), $18 adv, $22 door. >>

fri thru 9/20: letter from masanjia, leon lee’s documentary about an exposé of chinese labor camps that was sparked by an sos letter placed in a kmart halloween package, screens at village east cinema (east village). $15 general, $12 seniors. >>

fri thru 9/23: the 92nd annual italian feast of san gennaro returns to little italy with carnival games, rides, festivities, and, of course, food. programming highlights include the grand procession (sat 2pm), and a meatball eating contest (9/22 1pm). >>

fri thru 10/20: wear your adidas or pumas and be ready to battle at film forum’s hip hop on film 1979–1986 festival, a mix of tv shows, documentaries and feature-length films, including beat street, graffiti rock, stations of the elevated, style wars, wild style and more, as well as q+as with filmmakers charlie ahearn, michael holman and others. film forum (south village), $15. >>

fri thru 2/3: the brooklyn museum presents ‘soul of a nation: art in the age of black power,’ an exhibition featuring over 150 works by 60 african-american artists from 1963 to 1983. related events include a dance party 9/15 and talks with artists faith ringgold and alice walker (9/27, 10/12). brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sat + sun: celebrate culture (and food!) at these festivals and parades:
• sat 12-3pm: the 61st annual german-american steuben parade. fifth ave from 65th to 86th streets (manhattan). >>
• sat 12-7pm: the seventh annual viva la comida street festival. 82nd st + roosevelt ave (jackson heights/elmhurst). >>
• sun 10am-7:30pm: experience thailand festival. battery park city. >>
• sun 1-6pm: the african american day parade. adam clayton powell jr. blvd from 111th st to 136th st (harlem). >>

sat 10am-4pm, sun 10am-6pm: the 13th annual brooklyn book festival, the largest free literary event in nyc, returns with a children’s day saturday (downtown brooklyn venues), and a festival day and marketplace featuring more than 300 authors and 250 booksellers sunday (brooklyn borough hall and nearby venues). free admission. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm (weekends thru 9/30): 80 artists each took over a room across eight former military homes for the 11th annual 4heads governors island art fair. free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-5pm: greenpoint’s dusty rose vintage warehouse is moving to a new space, but before they move in fully they’re having a multi-brand sample sale. >>

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