more green space opens at brooklyn bridge park: just over 3 acres of new parkland at the pier 2 uplands is now open to the public. >>

a guide to the real life nyc locations in hamilton: now that the film version of hamilton has launched on disney+, check out some of the historical sites mentioned in the musical. >>


everything you need to know about today’s phase 3 of reopening in nyc: gothamist breaks down the details on dog runs, personal care salons, tattoo parlors, parks department sport courts, and more. as always: wear a mask. >>

thru weds: summerstage anywhere: the annual summer festival continues with a ‘curator conversation’ with dwight rhoden of complexions contemporary ballet (mon), a concert by afrobeat/jazz musician femi kuti and dj rich medina (tues), and a performance by electro-pop singer-songwriter shura (weds). instagram and youtube, free. >>

thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: the met opera’s free series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations this week includes puccini’s la bohème, mozart’s così fan tutte, and more. >>

extended thru 7/12: molière in the park – tartuffe: samira wiley (the handmaid’s tale, orange is the new black) and raúl e. esparza (law + order: svu) star in molière in the park’s tartuffe, a satire about a sanctimonious crook who uses his piety to take down an unwitting wealthy family. youtube, free. >>

thru 8/2: hot! festival: the world’s longest-running lgbtq+ arts festival is coming in hot with a virtual program of theater, dance, music, poetry, film, comedy, and more by over 30 artists. presented by dixon place. free (a portion of donations will benefit queer bipoc organizations). >>

until ?: jr’s ‘chronicles of new york city’ mural: if these walls could talk…using the jr:murals app, listen to the individual stories of hundreds of real new yorkers as you point your phone at their images, featured in a giant interactive mural repurposed from domino park. 80 hanson place (downtown brooklyn), free. >>

mon 5pm: documenting the fight for civil rights in john lewis: good trouble: filmmaker and activist dawn porter, producer erika alexander, and composer tamar-kali discuss their newly documentary, john lewis: good trouble, which chronicles the 60-year career of civil rights activist and georgia democratic representative john lewis. presented by film at lincoln center. youtube, free. >>

mon 5:30pm: virtual happy hour: frida kahlo birthday celebration: dc’s national museum of women in the arts hosts a birthday bash in honor of artist and icon frida kahlo, complete with a frida-centric tour through the museum’s collection and archives, frida facts, frida-themed cocktail and mocktail recipes, and more. zoom, free. >>

mon 7pm: investigating the supernatural: scientific quests to colonize hysterical women and psychic mediums: morbid anatomy presents an illustrated lecture by writer asti hustvedt, author of medical muses: hysteria in nineteenth-century paris. zoom, $8. >>

mon 8pm: a peek inside legendary hollywood estates: get an inside look at the lifestyles of golden age hollywood stars during a presentation by david silverman, who’ll share stories, rare photographs, and never-before-seen items from historic hollywood estates. zoom, $7. >>

mon 8pm: isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features malorie bryant, cher landman, and whitney wasson. hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. zoom, free (rsvp). >>

mon 9pm: ida awards spotlight: tiger king: the international documentary association hosts a conversation with directors eric goode and rebecca chaiklin, and executive producers chris smith and fisher stevens on the madness behind the netflix doc. free (donations welcome). >>


tues: #blackoutday2020: support black-owned businesses and exercise your spending power on this day of economic action. >>

tues 2pm: live with carnegie hall: the online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists continues with an exploration of cole porter by great american songbook founder michael feinstein. free. >>

tues 6:30pm: finding the right fit: a framework for creating your new career: thinking about a career change? in this class you’ll learn self-exploration techniques for choosing a career path that aligns with your unique habits, values, and sources of joy. presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $14. >>

tues 6:30pm: craigslist confessional: if you could reveal anything to a stranger without judgment, stigma, or consequences, what would you say? for five years, writer helena dea bala listened to people’s stories and documented them on her website, craigslist confessional. tonight, she shares her new book, craigslist confessional: a collection of secrets from anonymous strangers, in a conversation with writer and editor paul smalera. presented by shakespeare + co. bookstore. zoom, free. >>

tues 6:30pm: paint + sip: grab a drink of your choice and feel the motion of the (painted) ocean as artist megan watters guides you in painting a seascape scene. presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $13. >>

tues 7pm: uptown showdown: health nuts vs. couch potatoes: two teams of comedians, writers and performers square off in a battle of wits about which is superior, working out, or staying in. tonight’s guests: kevin allison (risk!), leah bonnema (colbert), guy branum (talk show the game show), chris duffy (you’re the expert), jo firestone (dr. gameshow), and jared logan (best week ever). hosted by matthew love. presented by symphony space. youtube, free. >>

tues 7pm: la mama moves! choreographers kevin augustine, kari hoaas, anabella lenzu, and tamar rogoff explore the creation/recreation of movement works for an online platform during a works-in-progress presentation of the annual dance festival, curated and hosted by nicky paraiso. a discussion with the artists will follow. website and facebook, free. >>

tues 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/25): live at the gantries: the annual summer concert series, normally held at gantry plaza state park in long island city, opens online with a performance by nixtaband. q+a with the artists to follow. presented by queens theatre and kupferberg center for the arts. facebook and youtube, free. >>

tues 8pm: ringo starr’s big birthday show: the beatle celebrates his big day with a benefit show featuring home performances and previously unseen concert footage by paul mccartney, joe walsh, ben harper, dave grohl, sheila e., sheryl crow, gary clark jr., and more. youtube, free (proceeds will benefit black lives matter global network, the david lynch foundation, musicares, and wateraid). >>


what the fact?! daily trivia: july 8, 1881: on this day, george hallauer walked into a wisconsin soda fountain and ordered a bowl of ice cream. to top it off, he asked the clerk to drizzle on some flavored syrup, an ingredient usually reserved for carbonated sodas. it was the world’s first ice cream sundae. discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

weds 1pm: covid-19: vaccines, testing, and the science behind the cure: a panel of researchers unpacks the latest on testing, treatment, and vaccine development, and explores the link between the science and social context, including racial inequities in health and healthcare. presented by the american museum of natural history. youtube, free. >>

sponsored: weds 1pm: the great murals of new york city: join new york adventure club as we explore a selection of the great murals of new york city throughout the modern era, alongside the muralists behind the brush strokes. $10. >>

weds 4pm: the deviant’s war: the homosexual vs. the united states of america: author eric cervini shares his new book, the deviant’s war, a biography of lgbtq movement founder frank kameny, in a conversation with author, critic, and activist michael henry adams, journalist june thomas, and roosevelt house lgbtq policy center director charles kaiser. presented by the roosevelt house lgbtq policy center at hunter college. zoom, free. >>

weds 6pm: jack kerouac literary pub crawl: head ‘on the road’ to virtually visit the favorite haunts of novelist and nomad jack kerouac during a virtual greenwich village literary pub crawl. zoom, free. >>

weds 6:30pm: thrillerfest new thrillers panel: five authors discuss their new thrillers during a panel moderated by novelist wendy walker (the night before). presented by shakespeare + co. bookstore. zoom, free. >>

weds 7:30pm: democracy, if we can keep it: the american civil liberties union at 100: the aclu’s first ever writer-in-residence, ellis cose, shares his new book, democracy, if we can keep it: the aclu’s 100-year fight for rights in america, about the history of the organization and its fight to preserve fundamental rights during turbulent times. in conversation with aclu staff attorney and former at liberty podcast host emerson sykes. presented by the brooklyn historical society. zoom, free. >>

weds 7:30pm (thru 8/4): the line: get a glimpse of life on the front line: playwrights erik jensen and jessica blank present the line, their new documentary-style play created from firsthand interviews with nyc medical first responders during the covid-19 pandemic. presented by the public theater. website and youtube, free. >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm (weekly thru 9/30, weather permitting): outdoor cinema and trivia at parklife: enjoy cocktails and food (available for purchase) while watching a movie and playing pre-show trivia at parklife’s outdoor space in gowanus. tonight’s film: black panther. presented by the skint and the briefly. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: the show begins on the sidewalk: movie palace history: slide into a velvety seat as you travel back to the 1920s to explore the rise and fall of opulent movie palaces during a lecture led by historian and movie palace expert leyla royale. zoom, $8. >>

weds 8pm: nerd nite: be there and be square. nerd nite returns with entertaining and informative presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. facebook, free (donations welcome). >>

weds 8pm: in bed by 11 – virtual raffle edition: comedians sara hennessey (jfl) and hallie haas (search party) host an online raffle drawing and comedy show that promises to have you in bed by a reasonable hour, with all proceeds benefiting the solidarity room project, which provides support and housing to asylum seekers in nyc. $2+. >>

weds 8pm: a very special tv party: laugh and drink along as you watch 80s and 90s sitcom episodes dealing with controversial social issues–often to unintentionally hilarious effect–during secretformula’s streaming party. zoom, $5. >>

weds 9pm: hoff’s public domain horrorfest: comedian hoff matthews livestreams classic public domain horror movies interspersed with comedy host segments. tonight: carnival of souls (1962). twitch, free. >>


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. 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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