scroll all the way down to the ‘all weekend’ section to find events that occur all weekend (some start friday), including vintage subway car rides, a lego art exhibition, the affordable art fair, the ny burlesque fest, and more.


fri + sat: the school of visual arts presents its annual mfa social documentary film thesis showcase, a preview of documentary shorts and features in-progress by the class of 2019. filmmakers will be present and q+as will follow each screening. sva theatre (chelsea), free (rsvp). >>

fri + sat: the ninth annual new york no limits film series screens 19 independent features and shorts over three days at wild project (east village). $13. >>

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
claudine. marcus garvey park (harlem). >>
love in the time of cholera. maria hernandez park (bushwick). >>
mary poppins returns. conference house park (staten island). >>
seventh annual offensive fences film festival. various les community gardens (thru sat). >>
space jam. concrete plant park (bronx). >>

fri 4-9pm: two thousand mini toy elephants will fall from the sky at the great dumbo drop, part of dumbo’s annual block party. washington street at water street (dumbo). >>

fri 5-10pm: enjoy a slice of the country in midtown at the annual bryant park square dance, complete with live music, mechanical bull rides, trick roping lessons, and more. bonus: free cowboy hats for the first 1,000 folks. bryant park (midtown west), free admission. >>

fri 6-9pm: the frick collection’s college night: the museum opens its doors to undergrad and grad students for free after-hours viewing, live music, gallery talks, and sketching. valid school id required. >>

fri 6-11pm (every other friday thru 12/13): food, drinks, and music await at the vice night market. villain (williamsburg), free admission. >>

fri 6:30pm (on view weekends 12-5pm thru 11/17): the morbid anatomy library reopens at green-wood cemetery with new exhibition, ladies of sorrow: a visual exploration of grief and femininity. green-wood cemetery’s 1877 fort hamilton gate house, opening party tonight ($15), free admission during regular hours. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: contemporary ensemble hotel elefant launches its season with a program of music by saariaho, vierk, gastillo, gardner, bandera, and harold. areté (greenpoint), pay-what-you-want. >>

fri 7pm: engage: a made-up star trek musical: redshirts, an all-women, star trek: the next generation-inspired musical improv team, present a musically-improvised episode of ds9 at the pit loft (chelsea). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

fri 7pm: the harlem chamber players opens the season with a concert of works by beethoven, britten, and tchaikovsky. broadway presbyterian church (morningside heights), $15 adv/$20 door general, $10 adv/$15 door students/seniors. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): raise a glass at keanu rosé, an intimate comedy show guest hosted by real-life couple natalie wall and aaron benoit, and featuring a lineup of guest comedians including hope morawa and more to celebrate the show’s first anniversary. branded saloon (prospect heights), free. >>

fri 7:30pm (+ 10/4): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight: madonna vs lady gaga. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: laugh and scream at hoff’s horrorfest, where comedian hoff matthews will host a screening of a quiet place interspersed with comedy bits and prize giveaways. cantina royal (williamsburg), $5. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: eliot glazer’s haunting renditions live show turns pop songs into comedy with the help of a five-piece band and guest franchesca ramsey (decoded). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

fri 8pm (+ sat at w83 auditorium): new york classical players begins the season with a series of romantic masterworks by beethoven, wagner, holst, and bartok. flushing town hall, free. >>

fri 8pm: five bands from jalopy records will play blues, early jazz, banjo, fiddle, and jug tunes at jalopy (carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront). $10. >>

fri 8pm doors, 9pm show: leeds-based post-punk band drahla and brooklyn’s russian baths play rough trade (williamsburg). $12 adv, $14 dos. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by alington mitra (conan, brendan sagalow (mtv), regina decicco (the view), nina tar, kathryn henson, and alex barnett. 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): secret loft’s comedy show features drew michael (hbo), julie kottakis (laughs), will miles (comedy central), giulia rozzi (chelsea lately), kerryn feehan (trutv), and kerry coddett (trutv). hosted by tyler fischer. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 admission includes pizza (advance purchase required). >>

fri 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 and hanna dickinson. brooklyn comedy collective (williamsburg), $10. >>

fri 9:30pm (+ sat) the armory comedy group’s shot4shot series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. this time, the group takes on the big lebowski (fri) and the dark knight (sat). the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

fri 10pm: the feeling gloomy dance party returns after a year-long hiatus with a night of new wave, brit-pop, post-punk, and synth-pop tunes at brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint). $7 adv, $10 door. >>

fri 10pm: nyc dj collective working women is joined by libson’s naive records head and rádio quântica co-founder violet at nowadays (ridgewood). rsvp grants free admission before 11pm and $10 entry 11pm-midnight. $10-15 otherwise. >>

fri 10pm: wnyu dance music radio show beats in space celebrates its 20th anniversary at good room with dj tim sweeney, chicago deep grove and house dj jamie 3:26, japanese acid/house/techno producer gonno, and more. good room (greenpoint), $15. >>


Clear your calendar – It’s going down! The Borough’s Fourth Annual Queens Beer Festival kicks off on October 5th and 6th! Enjoy UNLIMITED tastings from the best in Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Long Island and Upstate breweries (great hard ciders too). Taste over 50 beers while top DJ’s spin their tunes and choose from the best in international cuisine.

This highly anticipated annual event was launched in 2016 as the first and only festival in Queens highlighting the exploding craft brewery scene in New York City and particularly Queens County. Over 2,000 attendees came out last year to meet, taste and discover the local breweries and seasonal craft beers offered.

The Queens Beer Fest will include approximately 50 beers from about 25 local craft breweries. Tickets include unlimited beer tastings and a souvenir mug. Breweries scheduled to be pouring unlimited tastings include Coney Island Brewery, Blue Point Brewery, Brookyn Brewery, Big aLICe, Gun Hill Brewing Company, LIC Beer Project, Montauk Brewing Company, Mikkeller Brewing NYC and more! Festival attendees can also enjoy international cuisine from entrepreneurial chefs and shopping of handcrafted and vintage items offered by LIC Flea & Food vendors.

Special offer for the skint readers: save 20% on tickets with promo code “skint20”

Queens Beer Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6
LIC Flea & Food
5-25 46th Avenue
Queens, NY 11101


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
avengers: endgame. herbert von king park (bed-stuy). >>
seventh annual offensive fences film festival. various les community gardens (ends today). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. samuel seabury playground (ues). >>
x-men: dark phoenix. willowbrook park (staten island). >>

sat 10am-6pm: the 18th annual pagan pride day welcomes harvest season with an outdoor festival including rituals, workshops, vendors, performances, a book drive, and more. castle clinton (battery park), free admission. >>

sat 11am-4pm: kite flight for peace and human rights: in recognition of the united nations general assembly and international peace day, you can make and fly your own kite at franklin d. roosevelt four freedoms park (roosevelt island). materials provided while supplies last. >>

sat 11am-7pm: the third annual vegandale festival brings 100 vegan food and drink vendors to randall’s island park. expect lines. $10 admission, then pay-as-you-go. >>

sat 11am-7pm: the cooler weather may be creeping in, but it’ll be hot at the brooklyn botanic garden’s 27th annual chile pepper festival. this year’s event features tastings from dozens of vendors, plus talks, demos, and an evening concert by new orleans musicians. due to the popularity of this event, advance ticket purchase is recommended. brooklyn botanic garden (prospect heights/crown heights), $30 general, $25 seniors/students. >>

sat 1-5pm, 6-10pm (rescheduled from 7/20): come out + play, an annual day of family-friendly street games and an evening of social and physical games for adults, turns dumbo into a playground for all. free. >>

sat 2-7pm: stop and smell the rosé across five venues at igc hospitality’s rosé crawl. starts at mondrian terrace (midtown east), $25. >>

sat 2pm doors, 5-10pm show: queen, pharrell williams, alicia keys, onerepublic, h.e.r., carole king, and more play the annual global citizen festival in central park. while the chance for earning free tickets has passed, the event will be broadcast on msnbc and streamed on global citizen’s youtube and twitter accounts. >>

sat 6pm: dr. martens presents a free concert on our wicked lady’s rooftop (bushwick) featuring samia, active bird community, daisy the great, and more. >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: animations, docs, narratives, music videos, and more abound at an asian-american film thing, an evening of short films by asian-american creators. hosted by angel yau and jen kwok. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sat 7pm (monthly): gather ye witches for gathering the coven, lauren maul’s comedic talk show that features magical comedians, practicing witches, and musicians. tonight’s show features psychic medium + journalist liz pressman, amulet and talisman creator majade bey, spiritual advisor + artist alexis j. alvarez, and musician leah coloff. the pit underground (gramercy), $10. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the opposition’s jordan klepper presents a productive existential crisis with friends, an evening of comedy with guests josh sharp, kate james, and steve waltien. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): funny folks from all over share stories about where they’re from and the journeys that led them to nyc at the transplants comedy show. tonight: martin urbano (kimmel), brett hiker (fox), john hastings (comedy central), nataly aukar, reggie conquest, stephanie phillips, and amy cardinale. hosted by katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7pm doors, 8pm show: located at a riverside urban farm, the campfire storytelling show features a fire and tales by evan williams (comedy central), paris sashay (bet), and doug smith (conan), plus music by lil frexxxx. hosted by david drake. north brooklyn farms (williamsburg), $5 adv, $10 door. >>

sat 7pm, 8:20pm: (monthly): be there and be square. nerd nite returns with entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. at tonight’s season premiere, hear talks on the sordid history of monopoly, making a case for a space force, and determining your health and behavior via dna. littlefield (gowanus), $10 for the presentations at 8:20pm, or add $4 for pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): laugh and wince knowingly at someone else’s dating experiences at the party of two storytelling and comedy show. tonight’s show features kenice mobley (siriusxm), kelli dunham (showtime), and ellington berg. hosted by anita flores and ayanna dookie. bonus: admission includes wine and candy. the pleasure chest (ues), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $13 adv, $15 door). >>

sat 8pm (monthly): the side ponytail comedy show‘s monthly saturday edition features stand-up by rebecca o’neal (easy), chris calogero (funny or die), kevin iso, and comedic folk duo friends who folk. hosted by ben wasserman. friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 8pm: an improvised action movie is created on stage ‘like if d+d it was based on 1970s and 80s action movies’ at gorefest. chain theatre (midtown west), $12 admission includes a beer. >>

sat 8pm doors: garage punk band desert sharks play an album release show at the broadway (bushwick/bed-stuy) with new myths and nevva. $12. >>

sat 9pm: the new york modular society, a new nyc collective dedicated to sharing love and knowledge about modular synthesizers, hosts its first showcase of electronic musicians at muchmore’s (williamsburg). free. >>

sat 9:30pm: the tight ship comedy show set’s sail one last time at their three-year anniversary and final show, featuring sets by carmen lagala (colbert), martin urbano (kimmel), karen chee (seth meyers), catherine cohen (high maintenance), and larry owens. hosted by sarah lazarus and dan lempert. brick theater (williamsburg), $10. >>

sat 11pm: sweat it out at good as hell, a lizzo-themed dance party. baby’s all right (williamsburg), free before midnight with rsvp, $5 otherwise. >>


sun: this national coffee day, score free or discounted coffee at participating locations of dunkin’, krispy kreme, le pain quotidien, 7-eleven, and other chains. >>

sun 10am-5:30pm: in addition to the regular 150+ art, craft, vintage, and food vendors, today’s grand bazaar nyc will also include 40 makers from the ny handmade collective. grand bazaar nyc (uws), free admission. >>

sun 11am the 10th annual nyc pizza run, a 5k race where runners stop at checkpoints to eat a slice of pizza returns to fort greene park. admission includes an official race t-shirt, tote bag, and a free drink at the after party at dsk bar. save 50% on registration with promo code ‘skint’ >>

sun 11:30am-6pm: fort tryon park and the area surrounding the cloisters turns into a market town filled with costumed jesters, jousters, jugglers, and more for the 35th annual medieval festival. free admission. >>

sun 11:30am-7pm: the annual mexican independence parade and festival returns to sunset park and brooklyn army terminal. free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: the annual atlantic antic, nyc’s largest street festival, returns with 500 food and merch vendors, live music, and more. brooklyn’s atlantic avenue between 4th avenue + hicks street, free admission. >>

sun 2-10pm: corona electric beach presents a rooftop party at elsewhere (east williamsburg/bushwick) with music by tiga, due diligence, vakkuum, qrtr, and alex english. free with rsvp. >>

sun 6:30pm doors, 7pm show (monthly): beloved variety show the talent show is back at it again with this month’s ‘feeding your demons’ theme, featuring guests janeane garofalo, dave hill, rosebud baker, and eric hutchinson. hosted by elna baker and kevin townley at littlefield (gowanus). special offer for skint readers: a limited number of free tickets are available in advance with promo code ‘skint29’ (reg. $8 adv, $10 dos). >>

sun 7pm: comedians share the career paths not taken at the ’i could have been a …’ comedy show, hosted by chelsea dallas falato. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sun 7pm: indie rock duo retail space plays a release show for their conceptual visual album, in the lotia, accompanied by a multimedia stage adaptation including a musical performance, visuals, and costumes. the sultan room (bushwick), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with shalewa sharpe (comedy central), kath barbadoro (roast battle), fumi abe (mtv), brian higginbottom, alex giampapa, and patrick schroeder. hosted by alex ptak, brittany carney, sam evans, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show includes performances by john hastings (comedy central), tomas delgado (comedy central), josh sharp (funny or die), peet guercio (mtv), xazmin garza, and anya volz. hosted by alison leiby. subculture (noho), $9. >>

all weekend

fri thru sun: make memories with what you’ll find at the annual nyc yarn crawl, three days of exploring manhattan and brooklyn yarn shops offering discounts, events, and more. >>

fri thru sun: 70 international galleries will showcase works from 300 contemporary artists starting at $100 at the biannual affordable art fair. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $20 general, free hours friday 6-8pm. >>

fri thru sun: go on the village trip, the second annual festival of music, poetry readings, writing seminars, and social justice forums celebrating the heritage of greenwich village. various locations and prices, including a free concert with marc ribot, steve earle, and the tall pines in washington square park on saturday. >>

fri thru sun: the 17th annual new york burlesque festival takes over seven manhattan and brooklyn venues with 100 international performers, a teaser party, showcases, and the ‘golden pastie’ awards ceremony. various venues, free-$35. >>

fri thru 10/13: the 57th annual new york film festival features more than two weeks filled with premieres, restorations, special events, filmmaker + talent appearances, and free talks. film at lincoln center (uws), $10-30 general, $10-25 students. >>

sat + sun 11am-4pm: take a short ride back in history on a selection of vintage subway cars pulled from the mta’s fleet through the weekend. the round-trip ride boards at brighton beach station and goes to ocean parkway and kings highway for the price of a metrocard swipe. >>

sat thru 1/26/2020: the art of the brick exhibition, the world’s largest display of lego art, opens at the new york hall of science (flushing meadows) with more than 100 works created by artist nathan sawaya from over a million lego bricks. $7 for the exhibition, $16 for the museum. >>

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

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