everything you need to know about today’s phase 2 reopening in nyc: gothamist breaks down the details on outdoor dining, in-store retail, salons and barbershops, offices, and more, with reduced capacity, physical distancing, and mask requirements. >>

what the fact?! daily trivia: june 22, 1913: on this day, a new york times article on portmanteaus coined the word ‘alcoholiday,’ defined as ‘leisure time spent while drinking.’ discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

mon thru thurs: new york philharmonic concerts in the parks @ home: prep your own home picnic for four musical days celebrating the free annual summer series, culminating in a broadcast with luciano pavarotti, andrea bocelli, joshua bell, and newly recorded philharmonic performances. facebook and youtube, free. >>

mon 7pm: hannibal lecter: book collector: morbid anatomy presents an illustrated lecture by washington university rare book librarian elisabeth brander about what sort of books might be collected by hannibal lecter, thomas harris’s fictional serial killer and arts aficionado. zoom, $8. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with ron funches (comedy central), marina franklin (conan), judah friedlander (30 rock), deanne smith (james corden), and violet gray. presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (a portion of proceeds from tonight’s show will benefit the okra project). >>

mon 8pm: the psychology of relationships: relationship coach and author dr. marisa t. cohen delivers a science-based talk on human connection, attachment, and communication, outlining how participants can apply this science to their own relationships. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5+ suggested). >>

mon 8pm: isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features jess salomon (fallon), caitlin reese (comics watching comics), and vanessa lince. hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. zoom, free (rsvp). >>

mon 8pm (thru 7/14): new york city ballet all-balanchine program: nycb raises the barre with streams of landmark works by choreographer george balanchine, including excerpts from the 2004 balanchine 100 centennial celebration, the 1978 production of coppélia, and more. presented by lincoln center. free. >>

mon 8pm: out now live virtual pride event: party with elton john, indya moore, billy eichner, antoni porowski, tituss burgess, carly rae jepsen, and more during them’s pride bash. complete with performances, talks, storytelling, and educational vignettes, the event will honor the lgbtq+ community’s progress from the 1970s to now, with a focus on the legacies of black trans women and queer people of color. youtube, free (donations encouraged to benefit the ali forney center). >>


tues thru 7/14: back at home: the orchestra of st. luke’s presents an online festival featuring four bach-to-bach weeks of more than 30 video releases of orchestral, chamber, and solo performances with interviews, articles, and more. free. >>

tues 2pm (+ 6/30): baking at home with judith: learn to bake your own yankee cornbread, cornsticks, pancakes, corn muffins and other treats with the help of silver moon bakery founder judith norell. donations for the series will be used to prepare baked goods for healthcare workers at local hospitals. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

tues 2pm (+ 6/25): live with carnegie hall: the online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists continues with performances by conductor and pianist yannick nézet-séguin (tues) and opera singer isabel leonard (thurs). free. >>

tues 5pm: cultivating mindfulness through deep listening: how can we bridge our differences with kindness and compassion? learn how to practice mindful listening and increase awareness, understanding, and trust in your relationships during a workshop led by author, coach, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (dei) expert valerie brown. presented by the krame center. zoom, free ($10 suggested donation to making-visible). >>

tues 6:30pm (tuesdays thru 9/8): sunset salsa: normally held in person at hudson river park’s pier 45, instructor talía castro-pozo will lead online salsa dance lessons and virtual celebrations each week on facebook. free. >>

sponsored: tues 8pm: underground manhattan: the history of the new york city subway system: it’s right there under your feet, but how much do you really know about new york city’s subway system? virtually explore one of the oldest and largest public transit systems in the world with transit expert and tour guide gary dennis. $10. >>


weds thru sun: the homebound theater project: a volunteer cohort of homebound actors and playwrights unites to raise money for no kid hungry with a series of evening performances. this week’s plays, centered on the theme ‘champions,’ star jennifer carpenter, diane lane, thomas sadoski, blair underwood, and more. $10+. >>

weds 7pm: susan burton: empty with ira glass: writer and this american life editor susan burton shares her new book, empty, a memoir about living with both anorexia and binge-eating disorder, in a conversation with this american life creator and host ira glass. presented by books are magic. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: masters of social gastronomy: cheese extravaganza: things get cheesy during this night of informal lectures on the science and history of cheese, from cheesy family folklore to the microbiology of the cheese wedge to the largest wheel of cheese ever created. presented by brooklyn brainery. $5. >>

weds 7pm: amplify: perfume genius, patti harrison, and many more perform at a digital town hall and pride benefit concert for immigration equality and the caribbean equality project. free (donations welcome). >>

weds 8pm: reimagine’s ‘arts responders’ series: baratunde thurston: writer, comedian, and former obama white house advisor baratunde thurston (how to be black) reflects on life without his mother, the discrimination within the health system that led to her late cancer diagnosis, and the avoidable deaths of many black americans. zoom, free. >>

weds 10pm: all in wa: a concert for covid-19 relief: pearl jam, sirmixalot, brani carlile, ben gibbard, sleater-kinney, and many more perform a virtual concert raising funds for washington state workers and families who have been most impacted by the pandemic. twitch, free (donations encouraged). >>


your money: a hub for help during the coronavirus crisis: the new york times has the skinny on unemployment insurance, rent relief, food assistance, and more. >>


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.

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