MON-WEDS, 6/7-9: SUMMERSTAGE TICKET LOTTERY, BRYANT PARK PICNIC PERFORMANCES, TASTE OF TIMES SQUARE, AND MORE

monday

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. >>

tuesday

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. >>

wednesday

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. >>

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our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, beer gardens, and more. >>

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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.

– the skint

SAT-SUN, 6/5-6: 80+ BLOCKS OF ART, PRIDE EVENTS, GRAND BAZAAR REOPENS, AND MORE

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summerstage kicks off june 17. lottery for free tickets begins monday, june 7 at 12pm: the annual summerstage is returning 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. >>

our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, beer gardens, and more. >>

saturday

sat + sun: pride events!:
• sat 11am: gotham cheer cheerleading team at brookfield place (fidi). free. >>
• sat 2-6pm: first saturday lite: still here, still queer at brooklyn museum plaza (prospect heights). free. >>
• sat thru 6/27: pride exhibition: a celebration of diversity, identity, and history at culture lab lic at the plaxall gallery. free. >>
• sun 12pm: queer dog pride march at prospect park. free. >>

sat thru 7/4: a literal public soapbox and stage is coming to astor place: artist rashid johnson’s ‘red stage,’ a 30-feet-wide and 13-feet-tall stage that’s open to anyone to use, will host performances, rehearsals, meetings, and more. >>

sat thru 9/13: : riverside park art exhibition spans more than 80 blocks: in celebration of riverside park conservancy’s 35th anniversary, a summer-long art exhibition, ‘re:growth,’ features installations by more than 20 artists spread out from 64th to 151st streets. free. >>

sat + sun (weekends in june): shop the village: the west village’s bleecker street will be closed to traffic between 7th avenue and bank street for four weekends of in-store events, live music, pop-up food vendors and restaurant deals, fitness sessions, kids activities, and more. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: brooklyn magazine’s summer flea at the william vale: the folks from brooklyn mag will host 20+ local vendors for a pop-up flea in the courtyard and upper-level grassy mezzanine at the william vale hotel in williamsburg. free admission. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: free admission to grief and grievance: art and mourning in america closing weekend at new museum: originally conceived by late curator and champion of black artists okwui enwezor, this group exhibition offers works by 37 artists who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss as a direct response to racist violence experienced by black communities across america. included: jean-michel basquiat, lorna simpson, hank willis thomas, kara walker, carrie mae weems, and more. new museum (les), reserve free tickets online. >>

sat 11am-2pm: fourth annual open garden day nyc: more than 60 community gardens across the five boroughs will open their gates to the public today for tours, music, arts and crafts, workshops on plants and composting, and more. various locations, free. >>

sat 1-10:30pm: frqncy1 music + podcast + comedy streaming event: 10 nyc music and podcast acts including chapo trap house, zola jesus, tinder live with lane moore, we hate movies, and more will take the virtual stage during this interactive streaming festival, broadcasting live from elsewhere in bushwick. to help recreate the experience of a live concert, frqncy allows audiences to applaud and cheer and have the performers actually hear it onstage, hang out and video chat with friends, connect with performers backstage, and comment in public text chat groups. $19.99 (a portion of proceeds will benefit the national independent venue coalition). >>

sat 3:30-6:30pm: global forms theater festival – glimpse: the global forms theater festival presents glimpse, an outdoor celebration of life and new beginnings featuring over 20 immigrant artists from india, iran, south africa, lebanon, and more. the peninsula in prospect park, free. >>

sat 6-9pm (rain date: sunday): gowanus night heron: an outdoor pop-up art exhibition: 20 brooklyn artists display their work at a pop-up exhibition of photography, painting, ceramics sculpture, spoken word, light, video, and more on the banks of the gowanus canal. rabbit mover’s lot (gowanus), free. >>

sat + sun 7:30pm (+ 6/10, 6/13): nocturning; or wayward are such dreams – a new play for zoom by joey santia: what do you do when you’re trapped in a dream that knows you better than you know it? revisit the strange dreams you had this year during joey santia’s play about four people who have to figure out how to survive in a world more dangerous than they imagined. the 6/6 and 6/10 performances are ‘sketch nights,’ during which audiences are invited to come with art supplies and sketch (or paint/write/sew) along with the show. online, free ($10 suggested donation will benefit the new sanctuary coalition). >>

sat 8pm (biweekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers, with performers mike brown (samantha bee), steve rogers (colbert), xazmin garza (sirius xm), taylor garron (the onion), and emma schmidt. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

sunday

sun thru 9/25: cézanne drawing: the museum of modern art brings together over 250 rarely-seen works in pencil and watercolor by paul cézanne, along with some of the french post-impressionist’s key paintings. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. >>

sun 10am: mushroom hike in prospect park: budding fungi foragers can learn about the different varieties of mushrooms found in prospect park at this hourlong moderate hike guided by nyc urban park rangers. free. >>

sun 10am-5pm (sundays): grand bazaar nyc reopens: shop for vintage and antique treasures, handicrafts, clothing, art, jewelry, food, and more at nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, returning after a 15-month hiatus with over 80 independent vendors. 100 w 77th st. at columbus ave. (outdoors), free admission. >>

sun 2pm (+ 6/13): scandinavian music festival in fort tryon park: drink in views of the hudson as you get to know the music, culture, and traditions of scandinavia at this annual summer concert series, featuring performances by the new york scandia symphony and guest artists. billings lawn at fort tryon park (washington heights), free. >>

sun 4pm (sundays thru 6/27): egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas festival: experience the diverse cultural landscape of the lower east side, chinatown, and loisaida during a month-long virtual edition of the museum at eldridge street’s annual street festival, featuring deep dives into the music, dance, art, and food of each of the neighborhood’s communities. online, free. >>

sun 6-10pm (rescheduled from 5/29 due to weather): noosphere arts ‘we are nature’ rooftop series opening celebration: brooklyn non-profit noosphere arts kicks off its summer series with an evening of rooftop revelry. festivities include dance and music performances, artwork on view, a benefit auction, and a closing dance party on the docks by newtown creek. ‘we are nature’ is noosphere’s forthcoming series of live music, dance, and theater performances, art installations, lectures, and more, all set in and around the kingsland wildflowers native-flora rooftop gardens in greenpoint. last frontier nyc (greenpoint), $20+. >>

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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.

– the skint

THURS-FRI, 6/3-4: FREE DOUGHNUTS, PRIDE LIGHTS AT LINCOLN CENTER, HARRY POTTER STORE OPENING, AND MORE

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rent relief: if you’ve fallen behind on rent payments since the pandemic began, and your gross household income is at or below 80 percent of the area median income, you may qualify for the state’s new emergency rental assistance program. >>

bryant park yoga: reservations are going fast for the weekly outdoor yoga series, which is scheduled wednesday evenings 6/16-8/18. can’t make it or not comfortable going in-person? the classes will also be streamed live on instagram. >>

the nypl’s central circulating library and public rooftop is now open: formerly known as the mid-manhattan library, the newly-renovated building features a ‘wizard’s hat’-shaped penthouse, a roof terrace with an indoor cafe, an atrium that displays five levels of book stacks across three floors, a neoclassical painting-inspired ceiling mural, and more. >>

nyc gets a new concert venue: brooklyn made, a 500-capacity space in bushwick, will open in late september and include an outdoor courtyard and a bar and coffee shop that will be open every day. the venue’s initial bookings will feature jeff tweedy, trombone shorty + orleans avenue, band of horses, luna, whitney, and more. >>

a guide to all of broadway and off-broadway’s return dates (so far): theatermania’s put together a timeline of scheduled opening dates. >>

our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, beer gardens, and more. >>

thursday

thurs (ongoing): harry potter new york flagship store opens: calling all wizards, witches, and wizarding world wannabes: a 21,000 square-foot homage to potterdom is opening its (dumble)doors! check out real props from the films, grab a (non-alcoholic) pint at the butterbeer bar, find your perfect wand, get in on the ‘accio’ with immersive vr games, and explore the largest collection of harry potter and fantastic beast merch. 935 broadway at e 22nd st (flatiron). >>

thurs (ongoing): rockwood music hall reopens: the famed lower east side music venue will resume live concerts at stage 2 starting tonight. all attendees will need to show proof of vaccination, which is also a requirement of artists and staff. >>

thurs thru 8/1: free tickets for the shed’s ‘open call’ series: reserve free tickets for ‘open call,’ an exhibition and performance series taking place at the shed (hudson yards). tickets are currently available for 6/3-13, and will be released on an ongoing basis. >>

thurs thru 7/9: new york paradise lost: bushwick era disco: coinciding with the release of meryl meisler’s monograph of the same title, clampart hosts an exhibition of the artists photographs of nyc from the 1970s to 1990s. related events include an opening reception and book signing june 5, a photo walk with the artist june 19, and more. clampart (chelsea), free admission. >>

thurs thru 6/30: pride light installation at lincoln center: in honor of pride month, the lincoln center campus is being illuminated with a rainbow design. >>

thurs thru 6/12: 6 x 9 art show: new york artists equity association’s spring fundraiser exhibition and sale features 60+ artist works, each measuring 6 x 9 inches and priced at $250. opening reception friday, june 4 6-9pm. equity gallery (les), free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: explore the nyc subway map redesign: find out how design and technology firm work + co. went about developing the first major mta map redesign in 40 years: a new digital live subway map that updates in real time to illustrate current train service status. presented by the new york transit museum. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): rock lobster comedy show: feel the motion in the ocean at erik bergstrom (colbert) and sarah summerlin’s (huffpost) standup show, featuring caitlin peluffo (colbert), casey james salengo (comedy central), katie boyle (transplants comedy show), and dave anderson (mcsweeney’s). gold sounds (bushwick), suggested donation. >>

thurs 7:30pm (weekly): good delivery comedy show: comics stand(up) and deliver at natasha vaynblat and james hamilton’s weekly show. tonight’s lineup: alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel), andre d. thompson (fallon), rachel mccartney (master minds), and courtney fearrington. the outdoor patio at gertie (williamsburg), $10. >>

thurs 7:30pm: live with carnegie hall: remembering greenwood: derrick ‘d-nice’ jones hosts a ‘civic-special edition’ of club quarantine to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the greenwood massacre and showcase how arts and music can help to build and rebuild communities. the episode features valeisha butterfield jones, the recording academy’s first-ever chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer, as well as tulsa-based artists who are part of the compilation hip-hop album and documentary fire in little africa. online, free. >>

thurs 7:30-10pm (first thursdays): light year video art exhibition: take in a new series of 30 minute, 65′ x 40′ video art installations projected onto the side of the manhattan bridge in dumbo. pearl street triangle (+ online starting at 2pm), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm: broadway’s best shows series: spotlight on plays: catch a star-studded series of virtual readings of some of broadway and off-broadway’s most popular plays. tonight: adrienne kennedy’s ohio state murders, directed by kenny leon and starring audra mcdonald. online, $18 (proceeds will benefit the actors fund). >>

thurs 8pm: comedy + treats!: get your just desserts at comedy + treats, a new outdoor standup show at mia’s brooklyn bakery (boerum hill). featuring steven rogers (colbert), chloe radcliffe (fallon), nick hopping (amazon), alvin kuai, and jared waters. $5. >>

thurs 9pm (+ 7/8, 8/5): sonic cloisters: the met’s new site-specific electronic music series features producers performing concerts inspired by and set amidst the medieval architecture of the met cloisters. the series opens tonight in the fuentidueña chapel with lost souls of saturn (producers phil moffa and seth troxler). online, free. >>

friday

fri (ongoing): mta’s ‘music under new york’ program returns: put on hold during the pandemic, the mta’s longstanding music program will bring the sound back underground with a rotating roster of 350 solo performers and ensembles. >>

fri thru 1/2/2021: automania: the automobile–a symbol of freedom, industry, style, danger, and ecological disaster. the museum of modern art puts the pedal to the metal with a new exhibition of posters, films, models, photos, sculptures, paintings, and, of course, automobiles themselves that explores conflicting sentiments about cars and car culture in the 20th century. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 6/20: pop-up magazine: sidewalk issue: turn the page with pop-up magazine‘s immersive experience, a collection of stories — in film, sound, writing, art, and more — placed around fort greene and meant to be experienced at your own pace. free. >>

fri thru 6/13: 21st annual new york indian film festival: america’s oldest and largest indian film festival returns online with a program of feature, documentary, and short films made from, of, and about india. $4.99. >>

fri thru 6/13: brooklyn film festival: coming in with a whopping 140 features, shorts, animated films, and experimental films from 35 countries, the 24th brooklyn film festival opens with a hybrid online and in-person program of screenings, filmmaker introductions, q+as, interviews, and more. $10/film, $24/pass. >>

fri thru mon: newfest pride: the newfest lgbtq+ film festival kicks off pride month with six new films, plus virtual panels and special events. online, $12. >>

fri: free dougnuts: go glazy for these national doughnut/donut day freebies at participating locations:
dunkin’: free donut with any beverage purchase. >>
krispy kreme: free doughnut of choice. >>

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a beautiful day in the neighborhood at astoria park >>
feel the noise at sunset park >>
trolls world tour at marx brothers playground (yorkville) >>

sponsored: fri 1pm: ‘7 michelin star secrets (and how to replicate them at home): join new york adventure club and chef tova sterling as we uncover the trade secrets behind what makes a restaurant one of the world’s best, with insider tips on how to implement them from your own kitchen. online, $10. >>

fri 7pm, 8:30pm (weekly): stand up à la mode: comedy show meets ice cream social at the stand up à la mode comedy show, featuring free ice cream by ample hills creamery and stand-up by shane torres (comedy central), isabel hagen (fallon), jamie wolf (chris gethard presents), nick hopping (amazon), and shatha yas (fickle comedy). outdoors at ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes two scoops of ice cream. >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s theme: boy bands vs. girl pop. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 8pm: sh*tshow: comedians with kids use their parenting experiences as fodder at the sh*tshow comedy show, hosted by ophira eisenberg (ask me another) and emily flake (the new yorker). tonight’s lineup (which does, admittedly, include some non-parents) includes jordan carlos (first wives club), luke thayer (laughs), shane torres (comedy central), and kat burdick (moth grandslam champion). littlefield (gowanus), $5 online, $15 in-person. >>

fri 8pm: 90s summer jams sing-along: now that summer is officially here, sing-along to the hits of summers gone by during secretformula’s music video streaming party. online, free. >>

fri 9pm: can’t cancel pride concert: elvis duran and bebe rexha host a virtual benefit to raise funds for lgbtq+ organizations like glaad, sage, the trevor project, the national black justice coalition, and others, with performances and appearances by p!nk, kulie minogue, leslie odom jr., and more. free (donations welcome). >>

submissions

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.

– the skint