mon thru 5/6: explore 39 streaming films, including narrative and documentary features, shorts, and episodic titles from this year’s sxsw film festival, as well as online panels and q+a’s. amazon, free (no prime membership needed). >>

mon thru sun: connect with neighbors and explore the city virtually during jane’s walk nyc 2020 (from home), a reimagining of the municipal art society of new york’s annual festival of walking tours inspired by urban activist jane jacobs. participants can check the mas website each morning at 9am for that day’s activity. >>

mon thru sun: the greene space at wnyc continues its digital-only programming with micropolis: henry louis gates jr. on the right to vote (weds 4pm), get lit with all of it: james mcbride (thurs 7pm), short cuts: selections from wnyc’s john schaefer (fri 4pm), and more. free. >>

mon thru sun: build some mental muscle while you quarantine with brooklyn brainery’s online courses. this week’s selection includes herbal stress busters for quarantine life, opera 101, pie crusts from scratch, growing plants indoors, and more. various platforms and prices. >>

mon thru sun: stay informed and entertained with caveat’s livestreamed events. this week’s shows include why your train is f*cked, masters of social gastronomy: bourbon battles, ask a political scientist: chinese politics, extremely online, brainfood, and doctors without boundaries. youtube, free/pay-what-you-can. >>

mon thru sun: isolate night with scott rogowsky: comedian scott rogowsky (hq trivia) returns with a nightly ‘quarantalk show’ on youtube, facebook, twitch, and twitter with guests joining remotely from around the country. this week’s guests include matt iseman (american ninja warrior), adnan virk (dazn), sal vulcano (impractical jokers), frank conniff (mystery science theater 3000), musician matisyahu, california senator scott wiener, and ball players eric byrnes and dallas braden. free (donations will benefit city meals on wheels). >>

mon thru sun: the metropolitan opera‘s free series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations includes donizetti’s anna bolena, nico muhly’s marnie, verdi’s aida, borodin’s prince igor, and more. >>

mon thru sun: while you’re practicing physical distancing, feel closer than ever to the musicians you love as they chat, host listening sessions, and perform. this week: ela minus (mon), linda perry w/ dolly parton, grimes and cheryl c (tues), ‘love from philly’ with kurt vile, man mean, schooly d and more (fri-sun), and more. various platforms, free + various prices. >>

mon 2pm: learn how to use new york city and village preservation resources to uncover the history of your nyc building in a gvshp livestream class taught by architectural historian sarah bean apmann. zoom, free. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with with dj donwill, returns for a livestream show with michelle buteau (netflix), joe pera (adult swim), mary beth barone (comedy central), nore davis (conan), and debra digiovanni (conan). youtube, $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit god’s love we deliver). >>


This Sunday: Hear from EmRata and Cory Booker

Sign up now for the 92nd Street Y’s XYZ Virtual Summit on May 3rd at 11am for a day of inspiring content and conversations, FREE of charge.

Hear from—Senator Cory Booker, Emily Ratajkowski, Simon Sinek, Sopan Deb, Ramy Youseff, Jessamyn Stanley, Yung Pueblo and more—as we come together online to explore solutions for the change that’s urgently needed right now.

Thank you to our generous supporters J.P.Morgan, United Airlines, Craig Newmark Philanthropies and Vox Media.

Register now and tune in this Sunday, May 3rd!


tues 2pm (+ thurs): live with carnegie hall, a new online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists, returns with performances by beninese singer-songwriter angélique kidjo (tues) and violinist joshua bell (thurs). free. >>

tues 6:30pm (tuesdays + thursdays thru 6/23): feel the ‘om’ at home with randall’s island park alliance’s free remote yoga classes. >>

tues 7pm: queens night market founders storm garner and john wang share their new cookbook, the world eats here: amazing food and the inspiring people who make it at new york’s queens night market, in a tenement museum livestream talk with director of programs kat lloyd. youtube, free. >>

tues 7pm: the institute for contemporary photography presents reimagining the image, a livestream conversation with artist james coupe and computer scientist and algorithmic justice league founder joy buolamwini on deep fake images, algorithmic justice, and artificial intelligence in the age of digital surveillance. presented in conjunction with icp’s exhibition james coupe: warriors. zoom, $5. >>

tues 9pm (weekly): join hosts chloe radcliffe (fallon), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and ben katzner for the something good comedy show, a livestream variety show about ‘how to feel happy in a world of sh*t,’ featuring audience-submission games, a dance-along, and standup by joe list (netflix) and steven castillo (snl). youtube, free. >>


weds 3:30pm: working from home in 1905: making paper flowers: discover how immigrant families earned money from home and learn how to make your own paper flower bouquet during today’s tenement museum’s livestream class. youtube, free. >>

weds 4pm: (wednesdays + sundays): covid care: learn simple massage techniques you can perform on your loved ones or yourself with the help of licensed massage therapist and teacher david lobenstine’s livestream series. bonus: previous massage instruction videos are available to stream on his body brain breath youtube channel. instagram, free. >>

weds 6-10pm: the xoxa queer party celebrates it’s three-year anniversary with four hors of streamed visuals, performances, and a soundtrack by resident djs. twitch, virtual tipping. >>

weds 7pm: grab your saxophone or saucepan and join in a city-wide music performance of ‘for our courageous workers’, tenth intervention’s symphonic fanfare for musicians and non-musicians alike to be played as part of the daily cheer honoring front-line workers. free. >>

weds 7pm: uncork your favorite bottle of vino during a wine wednesday virtual show + tell, where rosé wine mansion co-founder tyler balliet will impart some wisdom about his favorite sips. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: morbid anatomy presents women who bite: chastity belts, castration anxiety, and feminism, an illustrated live lecture by jeweler and art historian karen bachmann on the myths, fables, and visual representations of the ‘toothed woman.’ zoom, $8. >>

weds 7pm: on the drunk science show, three inebriated comedians compete to present the best dissertation to a real scientist. this month’s ‘immunology at home’-themed livestream features infectious disease immunologist dr. ludovic desvignes (nyu’s grossman school of medicine), and comedians alyssa limperis (conan), tim barnes (fallon), and eva victor (comedy central). hosted by joanna rothkopf (last week tonight writer), jordan mendoza (comedy central), and shannon odell (neuroscience phd candidate). $5 suggested donation benefits performers, littlefield staff, and city meals on wheels. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): share a laugh with comedians from comedy central, james corden, conan, and more during katie boyle and stephen campbell’s live from the living room standup show, where viewers can watch and interact with comedians while they’re in quarantine. zoom, $5. >>

weds 9pm: tony and grammy award-winning actor, rapper, producer, and hamilton star daveed diggs pops in to #poppapank, a facebook live show from philly-based theatre horizon, hosted by jaylene clark owens and justin jain. free. >>



Are you a business owner or know one? We’re talking to you.

NYC is likely to lose 500,000 jobs because of the COVID-19 outbreak (source: The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School) and we’d like to help make a dent in the opposite direction.

It doesn’t matter if it’s remote, in-person, high tech, low tech, tech support, desk work, delivery, call center, or anything in between. If the job is in New York City and you want someone from New York City, we want to know about it.

Just as we’ve been telling people about the best free and cheap things to do in New York City for over a decade, we want to start telling people about available work. For this project, we’ll be working with the briefly to help widen the search for good jobs available in New York City.

Fill out this form if you’ve got a job available and let’s get some New Yorkers hired.


we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time at home. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint

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