mon thru 4/30: nypl’s world literature festival: celebrate immigrant heritage week during the new york public library’s first-ever multilingual literary fest, complete with author talks, panels, poetry workshops, language exchanges, book recommendations, children’s activities, and more. >>

mon-sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations visits ‘once upon a time,’ highlighting operas inspired by fairy tales including bartók’s bluebeard’s castle, mozart’s die zauberflöte, humperdinck’s hansel and gretel, and more. online, free. >>

mon-sat: comic and cartoon art week: in lieu of the annual museum of comic and cartoon arts festival (mocca), society of illustrators presents a week of online offerings including publisher and creator panels, workshops, book talks, lectures, a cosplay-themed drink + draw, a children’s storytime program, and more. online, free. >>

mon 6:30pm: how to write a cookbook proposal: whether you’re a chef, food blogger, journalist, or collector of hand-scrawled family recipes, learn how to craft a captivating cookbook proposal during a workshop led by food writer and photographer diana kuan (red hot kitchen, the chinese takeout cookbook). presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $18. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: after closing up shop several months ago, the crown heights beer garden is back, along with its monthly reading series (though the event will still be virtual for now). this month’s installment features readings from patricia lockwood (no one is talking about this), jillian weise (cyborg detective), khalisa rae (ghost in a black girl’s throat), and gina nutt (night rooms). hosted by marae hart. online, free. >>

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, making its in-person debut at littlefield with performances by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), dina hashem (conan), leclerc andre (fallon), and emmy blotnick (comedy central). covid-19 safety guidelines will be in place. littlefield (gowanus), $15-20 (in-person). >>

mon 8:30pm, 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’s offbeat wonders.’ online, free. >>


Sounds and Stories with Teju Cole

Orchestra of St. Luke’s and BPL are proud to present artist, critic, and photographer Teju Cole’s curated event pairing readings from his story “Radia” with musical works. He describes “Radia” as “a story about travel and discovery, a story of affliction and affiliation, set in a melancholy time. But within it is the germ of an as yet unseen future. Music, which is such a great part of our survival, is also what will survive us. This program, at the core of which lie several pieces for string quartet, evokes these interlocking themes of sadness and hope.” Readings by Cole sit alongside musical works that span nearly a millennium in their creation, including pieces by Hildegard von Bingen, Unsuk Chin, Kaija Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, and more.

Following the program, Cole joins in a live conversation.

Sunday, April 18, 2021 4 PM
Concert streams at 4 pm. Live virtual discussion via Zoom at 5:20 pm.

Part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope
Produced by Orchestra of St. Luke’s and presented by BPL Presents


tues thru 5/11: in solidarity: sva celebrates its asian and asian-american communities: school of visual arts presents an exhibition of multidisciplinary works by asian and asian-american students. online, free. >>

tues 8am-7pm (tuesdays thru 4/27): taste of grand central market: eat on the cheap while enjoying full-size items from grand central market merchants for just $2 each. grand central terminal market (midtown east). >>

tues 6pm: history happy hour: an ‘unsinkable’ tragedy: think you know the history behind titanic? that’s just the tip of the iceberg. on the 109th anniversary of the british passenger liner’s tragic demise, get to know two of the fascinating characters who lost their lives at sea–and one who survived–who are now interred at brooklyn’s green-wood cemetery. online, $9. >>

tues 7pm: abandoned resorts of the borscht belt: photographer and author maria scheinfeld takes you on a virtual trip to the abandoned catskill resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies where new yorkers once enjoyed summer swims, saturday night dances, and comedy shows during a presentation on her book, the borscht belt: revisiting the remains of america’s jewish vacationland. online, $10. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): pen parentis: writers who are parents present their work at the pen parentis literary salon. tonight’s ‘love + loss’-themed salon features marion winik, melanie hatter, and marian fontana. a q+a follows. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): glass houses comedy show: comedians throw standup stones at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, featuring leclerc andre (fallon), julianna maher (the marvelous mrs. maisel), isabel steckel, christopher waitkus, and nikita redkar. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 8pm: ultimate (virtual) nyc trivia night: from architecture and theater to transportation and pop culture, put your knowledge of the city’s 400-year history to the test during this trivia night hosted by the museum of the city of new york and the gotham center for new york city history. online, free ($5+ suggested donation). >>

tues 8pm (monthly): mst3k’s the mads online riffing show: a night of shorts 3: mystery science theater 3000 stars trace beaulieu and frank conniff live-riff through a collection of vintage educational shorts, followed by a q+a with kevin murphy (mst3k, rifftrax). online, $10 (a portion of proceeds will benefit friends in need food shelf). >>


weds thru 5/25: brainwave: awareness: neuroscience, psychology, and traditional buddhist teachings collide during the rubin museum of art’s annual program series, helping viewers decode the mind’s inner workings and cultivate self-awareness with lectures, conversations, screenings, immersive experiences, workshops, and more. online, pay-what-you-wish. >>

weds 2pm (+ 5/7 at 3pm): historic neighborhood walking tour: travel back in time to 1800s manhattan as you explore the neighborhood around the mount vernon hotel museum (upper east side) and learn about the people and places that were there in the 19th century, when the area was mostly countryside. $10. >>

weds 8pm: libertie: kaitlyn greenidge with edwidge danticat: author kaitlyn greenidge (we love you, charlie freeman) discusses her new book, libertie, a historical novel inspired by the true story of one of the first black female doctors in the u.s., in a conversation with author edwidge danticat (breath, eyes, memory). presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

weds 8pm: tv party: d.a.r.e. edition: say no to drugs and yes to laughs with secretformula’s streaming video party of anti-drug sitcom and teen show episodes from the 80s and 90s. online, $8. >>

weds 9pm (monthly): hoff’s public domain horrorfest: comedian hoff matthews livestreams a classic public domain horror movie interspersed with comedy host segments. tonight: joseph h. lewis’s invisible ghost (1941), starring bela lugosi, polly ann young, john mcguire, and clarence muse. online, free. >>


hamptons-inspired rooftop bar opens in manhattan: get a taste of the beach at the sandbar rooftop, located atop the 26th street hilton, where you can sip handcrafted cocktails and chow down on pinsa-style pizzas while relaxing on lifeguard chairs and swings made from reclaimed wine barrels. >>

our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: public art, soundwalks, flea markets, 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. 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



governors island reservations are now open!: make a reservation to visit the 172-acre getaway, just a short hop from lower manhattan and brooklyn. the ferry to the urban oasis, open 5/1 thru 10/31 this season, will resume service from manhattan’s battery maritime building, brooklyn bridge park, and red hook. ferry tickets are free-$3, while admission to the island is free. >>

cherry blossom update at the brooklyn botanic garden: the main rows have yet to start blooming, but the area surrounding the japanese hill-and-pond garden is now in peak bloom. >>

the best bird-watching spots in nyc: from pelham bay park to the staten island greenbelt, scout out the top locales for finding feathered friends in every borough. >>

our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>


thurs thru 5/8 (tues-sat): good for health ~ bad for education: a tribute to otomo: 29 international artists pay tribute to japanese artist katsuhiro otomo’s 1982 post-apocalyptic cyberpunk manga series, akira, during the inaugural exhibition at philippe labaune gallery (chelsea). free (appointment required). >>

thurs thru 4/18: prismatic ground film festival: hosted virtually for its first edition, this new film festival centered on experimental documentary features over 50 films. presented in partnership with maysles documentary center and screen slate. online, free. >>

thurs thru sat: on air fest: feast your ears on this year’s edition of the annual audio extravaganza dedicated to the art of sound and storytelling. featuring talks, panels, workshops, and performances with francis ford coppola, ben folds, roxanne gay, terry gross, hrishikesh hirway, yo-yo ma, jenny slate, julio torres, adia victoria, and many more. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm: egg cream: film screening + talk about the iconic soda drink: drink in the origin story of the beloved chocolate soda beverage (which contained neither egg nor cream) born out of the jewish lower east side during a screening and conversation led by father-daughter filmmaking team peter and nora claire miller. presented by the museum at eldridge street. online, $10. >>

thurs 6pm: titanic sites in the village: learn about the connection between greenwich village and the ill-fated rms titanic during a talk by nyc tour guide and writer dave gardner, who’ll point out local commemorative sites, plaques, graves, and memorials, offer insights into the history of the ship and its passengers, and share photographs, vintage postcards, and other memorabilia. presented by the greenwich village society for historic preservation. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm (available thru 5/20): reverb theatre arts festival: roundabout theatre company and arts for all abilities consortium’s new theater festival showcases original ‘connection’-themed monologues, spoken word performances, dance, and music created by 24 artists with disabilities in collaboration with stage and screen stars ali stroker, lauren ridloff, ryan haddad, jamie brewer, and more. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm: coney island history show + tell: share an item of personal or historical significance related to coney island history–or simply join in the collective nostalgia–during an interactive reminiscence event led by tricia vita and neter antoine of the coney island history project. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm: last chance texaco with rickie lee jones: the grammy-winning songstress behind ‘chuck e’s in love,’ ‘coolsville,’ and ‘easy money’ divulges stories of family, fame, addiction, a tumultuous love affair with tom waits, her trademark red beret, and more in a conversation about her new memoir, last chance texaco: chronicles of an american troubadour, with writer and record producer howie klein. presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. online, free. >>


fridays-sundays thru may, daily memorial day thru labor day: deno’s wonder wheel park in coney island reopens: for the first time since its closure in october 2019, thrill-seekers can visit coney island’s famous seaside amusement park, which will operate at 33% capacity and follow covid-19 safety guidelines. opening day festivities include the annual ‘blessing of the rides’ (11am) and a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring city officials and honoring healthcare and essential workers. visitors can reserve timed-entry tickets online in advance or obtain limited standby tickets in person. prices for rides vary. >>

fri thru 6/6 (closed mondays except memorial day): sound installation at brooklyn botanic garden: contemplate the earth’s changing climate at the site of an 18,000-year-old hilly ridge that formed during the last ice age as you listen to ben rubin and brian house’s site-specific sound installation, terminal moraine, a meditation on tree growth, glacial ice recession, and the threshold between the earth’s distant past and not-so-distant future. included with garden admission ($18 general, $12 seniors/students, free community tickets available). >>

fri 1-8pm, sat 11am-6pm: manhattan vintage clothing show: update your wardrobe with something old from more than 40+ vintage clothing + accessories dealers. after a year hiatus, the event is returning with updated health and safety protocols. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 7pm: goodbye to all that (revised edition) with sari botton + guests: sari botton, the writer and editor behind goodbye to all that: writers on loving and leaving new york, debuts a new edition of the anthology with the help of contributors leslie jamison, lisa ko, emily raboteau, and rosie schaap in a conversation moderated by isaac fitzgerald. presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

fri 7pm: reinvention and restlessness: from grunge to couture, find out how 90s fashion reflected the evolving ‘culture, attitudes, and creative forces’ of the era during a talk by colleen hill, author of reinvention and restlessness: fashion in the 90s and costume and accessories curator at the museum at fit. presented by the national arts club. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm (+ 4/23): philosophy film club screenings: this film club is bit ‘nietzsche’: get your phil of thought-provoking cinema and conversation during the new school’s philosophy film club screenings. tonight: william klein’s qui êtes-vous, polly maggoo? (who are you, polly maggoo?) (1966). online, free. >>

fri 8pm: secretformula’s back to the 90s: 1995 sing-along: revisit the music of alanis, whitney, shaggy, oasis, and more as secretformula’s streaming music video sing-along party revisits top tunes from 1995. online, free (donations welcome). >>


sat thru 10/31: kusama: cosmic nature at the new york botanical garden: snag a ticket to this highly-anticipated exhibition by japanese artist yayoi kusama, a sprawling display of works and installations spread throughout the 250-acre new york botanical garden, including the artist’s vibrant sculptures and famed infinity mirror rooms. initially postponed due to covid-19, the exhibition will now run thru 10/31. gothamist has a sneak peek here. $15-35 general, $7-32 students/seniors. >>

sat (launch date): the juxtapose tenement: get lost in the poetic imaginations of five fictional residents of a tenement building during happenstance theater’s interactive online performance art installation, which centers on themes of ‘discovery, creation, play, attachment, and letting go.’ online, $10 suggested donation. >>

sat 9am (available thru april 2022): satellite collective online exhibition: worldwide game of telephone: get dialed in to an online exhibition of hundreds of original, interconnected works that were created telephone game-style by 950+ artists from 70 countries, transforming from poem to painting to film to dance and beyond. online, free. >>

sat 12:30pm: ‘sounds from scotland’ at bryant park: get plaid to the bone during the american-scottish foundation’s annual tartan week celebration, which includes a ‘sounds from scotland’ performance featuring members of the nyu and saffron united pipe band and shot of scotch. bryant park’s fountain terrace (midtown west) and online, free. >>


sun 12pm: star trek: the next generation virtual experience: hop on board the u.s.s. enterprise for a livestream q+a and virtual photo op session with star trek: tng cast members jonathan frakes, marina sirtis, and alice krige. online, free (photo op sessions, one-to-one chats, and autographs are available for purchase). >>

sun 2pm: annual gathering of remembrance: observe holocaust remembrance day with the museum of jewish heritage, offering a virtual program that includes remarks from holocaust survivors and public figures, music, and a candle-lighting ceremony. online, free (donations welcome). >>


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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