mon (thru the season): lottery for free summerstage tickets begins today: the annual summerstage is returning june 17 with live in-person shows at rumsey playfield in central park, marcus garvey park in harlem, flushing meadows-corona park in queens, and the coney island amphitheater. the season includes performances by the jazz at lincoln center orchestra with wynton marsalis, questlove, patti smith, gloria gaynor, complexions contemporary ballet, the metropolitan opera, and many more. ticket request forms for most shows will open three weeks in advance on mondays at noon. >>

mon thru 6/14: taste of times square week: 25 participating times square-area restaurants are dishing out special three-course prix fixe menus for $35 during this year’s edition of the midtown food fest. indoor, outdoor, take-out, and delivery options available. >>

mon thru sun: brooklyn pride week: go all-out at the 25th brooklyn pride week, which includes virtual activities, a 5k walk/run, an outdoor princess bride family movie night, a mini street festival, and an inaugural ‘pride on atlantic avenue’ event. >>

mon thru fri: 92y’s women’s health summit: 92y and the katz institute for women’s health present a week-long summit with women’s health experts and advocates covering a range of topics relating to mental health, brain health, obgyn health, and more. online, free. >>

mon (various times): outdoor movies (weather permitting):
baby driver at the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick). $5 suggested donation. >>
prince: rave un2 the year 2000 at nowadays (ridgewood). $10. >>

mon 6pm (mondays thru 6/28): sweat 34: put the werk back in your workout routine as you learn choreography to popular tunes at vxn nyc’s outdoor dance fitness classes, held at broadway boulevard in front of macy’s herald square. free. >>

mon 7pm: the art of slow eating: chef-turned-author peter hoffman chats with cookbook writer and podcast host cathy erway about what it means to ‘eat slow’ during a launch event for his new book, what’s good? a memoir in fourteen ingredients. online, free ($10 suggested donation). >>

mon 7pm: languages of truth: salman rushdie with téa obreht: booker prize-winning author salman rushdie introduces his newly collected edition of nonfiction writing, languages of truth: essays 2003-2020, and discusses the evolution of literature, culture, and his own imagination in a conversation with novelist téa obreht (inland). presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

mon 7pm (monthly): necromancers of the public domain: every month, theater of the apes plucks a long-forgotten book from the shelves of the new york society library and resurrects it as a low-budget variety show. tonight’s inspiration: 1907’s the periodical cicada by charles l. marlatt. online, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7pm, 10pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight’s theme: ‘europe awaits: places that are good for your soul to visit post-covid.’ online, free. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman’s monthly showcase for non-fiction writers returns with readings by lilly dancyger (negative space), michael koresky (films of endearment), andre perry (some of us are very hungry now), michaelangelo matos (can’t slow down), and nadia pinder (vulture). online, free. >>

mon 7:30pm: apollo theater spring benefit: revel in the power of the arts to transform, build community, and heal during the apollo’s annual fundraising event, which includes highlights from the induction ceremony of mary j. blige into the apollo’s walk of fame, music performances, tributes to black culture leaders and activists, an awards ceremony, and more. online, free (donations encouraged). >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the big weird: comedians casey james salengo (comedy central), ryan beck (comedy central), and will winner (the good, the dad, and the ugly podcast) host the big weird stand-up comedy show, returning with performances by dulcé sloan (the daily show), sam morril (comedy central), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and jay jurden (fallon). littlefield (gowanus), $5 online, $12 in-person. >>


tues 9am-9pm: virtual museum mile festival: eight nyc museums including the guggenheim, the metropolitan museum of art, el museo del barrio, neue galerie, and more will stream live and pre-recorded programs, exhibition tours, musical performances, and family-friendly activities during the 43rd annual celebration of nyc art and culture. online, free. >>

tues 6pm: freedom to dream: how to begin living the life you desire: discover daily practices and mindset shifts that can help calm your nervous system, free up mental space, and identify and embody your dreams. presented by the alchemist’s kitchen. online, free. >>

tues 6-9pm (thru 6/28): we remember: a community covid memorial: green-wood cemetery and naming the lost memorials unveil an installation of nameplates with personalized drawings and photos honoring the victims of covid-19. tonight, artists, religious leaders, and performers will dedicate and activate the memorial through song, movement, prayer, and a candle ritual, and visitors will have the opportunity to add names to the 200-foot long installation. the memorial will remain on display, and open to contributions, through june 28th. green-wood cemetery, free. >>

tues 6:30pm (tuesdays thru 8/31): dance in hudson river park: dance along the waterfront at a weekly series of bollywood, bhangra, west african, and afro-caribbean dance classes, taught at pier 45 (west village). free. >>

tues 8pm: outdoor movie (weather permitting): purple rain at nowadays (ridgewood). $10. >>


weds thru 9/20: bryant park picnic performances: the midtown summer series is back with 25 live, free music, dance, and theater events, beginning this week with a four-night run of the new york philharmonic. free tickets for future events will be available to reserve approximately 10 days ahead of each show. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): trivia at the bell house: test your smarts at this weekly themed trivia night at the bell house’s outdoor patio, hosted by jenny gorelick. tonight’s theme: ‘bachelor nation.’ bonus: $5 beer specials. the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

weds 8pm: outdoor movie (weather permitting): purple rain at nowadays (ridgewood). $10. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): i hate you the least comedy show: popping up at the monarch’s outdoor garden in williamsburg, the i hate you the least comedy show returns with an evening of jokes by mike rowland (comedy central), usama siddiquee (america’s got talent), yoshiko watson, jordan jensen, torrey huggins, hannah berner, and stephen bolles. presented by julie ray, kelly taylor, and andrew casertano. $10 adv, $15 door. >>


our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, beer gardens, 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 openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. 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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