MON-WEDS, 9/20-22: NEW PUBLIC ART, SUMMIT TICKETS, AND MORE

monday

sponsored: mon thru sun: litfilm: bpl’s free film festival about writers: litfilm, brooklyn public library’s popular film festival about writers, now in its fourth year, returns with an exciting lineup of documentaries and films. get an inside look at the private lives, artistic process and political struggles of luminaries such as hannah arendt, truman capote, carlos marighella, jill and n. scott momaday, flannery o’connor, amy tan, tennessee williams, august wilson, and more. all screenings are free. rsvp required. >>

mon thru sun: brooklyn scifi film festival: stream 160 short and feature-length animated, live action, comedy, and student-developed sci-fi films from 18 countries during this year’s brooklyn scifi film festival. an in-person screening and awards ceremony at the wythe hotel (williamsburg) closes out the festivities. online, free (tickets to the wythe hotel event are $25). >>

mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
the crow at the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick). >>
coda at brooklyn bridge park’s harbor view lawn >>

mon 5:30pm doors, 7pm show (ends today): bryant park picnic performances: the town hall: the outdoor summer performance series closes out the season with a 100-year anniversary celebration of nyc venue the town hall, featuring chris thile, damon daunno, timo andres, cécile mclorin salvant and sullivan fortner, zakir hussain and ganesh rajagopalan, and more. bryant park (midtown), free. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) and guest lorena russi host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s performers: nina tarr (hbo), kelly bachman (the new york times), tessa skara (comedy central), alise morales (reductress), otto fernandez (vulture), and david perez (sweendom). $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): music mondays ensemble concert series: for the first time in over a year, the music mondays series returns to advent lutheran church (uws) with genre-bending string quartet brooklyn rider and tenor nicholas phan performing a new song cycle by nico muhly, schubert’s ‘death and the maiden’ quartet, and works by thomas campion and rebecca clarke. free admission. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): star f*ckers: virgo edition: count your lucky stars–the comedy show all about astrology is back at union hall with a lineup of comedians born under the current zodiac, including dan licata (snl), spike einbinder (los espookys), justin covington (netflix), dylan adler (hulu), molly ruben-long, and peter smith. hosted by melissa rich, karolena theresa, brian bahe, and lizzie martinez. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

mon 8pm (biweekly): dad comedy show: find the funny at a fancy venue: alex english, devon walker, and gary richardson’s dad comedy show takes over the jane hotel’s ballroom with guests roy wood, jr. (the daily show), shalewa sharpe (hbo), tina friml (nbc), and rufat agayev. $12. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in-person at littlefield (gowanus) with stand-up by hari kondabolu (netflix), ever mainard (netflix), kerry coddett (comedy central), gastor almonte (comedy central), and marina franklin (conan). $12. >>

mon 9pm: vintage basement: twins max and nicky weinbach’s vintage basement music and comedy show celebrates its return to in-person shows and its fourth anniversary with performers mark normand (conan), sydnee washington (broad city), rob cantrell (comedy central), and more. kraine theater (east village), $10-15 adv, $15 door. >>

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tuesday

tues thru 12/31: jim rennert: in new york: cavalier gallery (midtown) presents an exhibition featuring 10 large-scale works of sculptor jim rennert in midtown public spaces, as well as mid-sized works in the gallery. opening reception tuesday 5-7pm at pershing square. free. >>

tues thru fri (8-11pm): 500-foot tall ‘vertical migration’ projection on the united nations: a ginormous video installation calling attention to the ocean’s role in the global climate will be projected onto the facade of the united nations building this week. free. >>

tues 7pm: paragraph’s pitch wars: have an idea for a book? give a one-minute elevator pitch to a panel of editors and agents for real-time feedback, or tune in to watch fellow writers take their shot. online, $10. >>

tues 8pm: looking forward to it with josh gondelman: comedian josh gondelman (desus + mero) hosts a comedy fundraiser for voter engagement beyond 2020, starring david cross (arrested development), phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), tina friml (nbc), and dylan adler (hulu). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

tues 8pm (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mix and mingle with hosts lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where comedy sets are scored live by sam kessler on the piano. tonight: irene morales (amazon), khalid rahmaan (conan), cipha sounds (mtv), laura sogar (the new york times), and pat burtscher. bonus: $20 bottles of wine. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: sweet 16: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show celebrates its 16-year anniversary with guests richard kind (curb your enthusiasm, mad about you), rachel feinstein (crashing), rojo perez (fallon), sketch group please don’t destroy, and more. chelsea music hall, $15. >>

wednesday

weds thru sat at 7:30pm: syndicated sidewalk cinema: syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) continues its outdoor screening series with four days of tolkien–peter jackson’s lord of the rings trilogy (wed-fri) and ralph bakshi’s animated the hobbit (sat). free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>

weds 7pm (+ 9/29):women’s, trans, and lgbtq+ self-defense classes: traditional okinawan karate of brooklyn offers a pair of free self-defense classes, covering everything from stranger violence to hate crimes to domestic violence. community building and refreshments to follow. registration required. >>

weds 7pm (ends tonight): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: soak up smooth tunes and riverfront views at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series featuring world class musicians. tonight: tc the 3rd. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

weds 7pm: american classical orchestra: reunion: after a year and a half offstage, the american classical orchestra is back in the spotlight at lincoln center’s damrosch park with an evening of baroque music by handel and vivaldi, featuring violinist rachell ellen wong. free (rsvp). >>

sponsored: weds 8pm (wednesdays thru 10/27, + 10/31): outdoor cinema at parklife: visit parklife (gowanus) for tacos, cocktails, and cult classics projected on the big screen (weather permitting). we’ll be celebrating val kilmer at the end of september and getting spooky with our favorite halloween movies in october. tonight: top gun. free admission (food/beverage purchase required). >>

weds 8pm: mister softee’s comedy banger: get a scoop of funny at the mister softee’s comedy banger show at mika beer hall (bushwick), featuring stand-up by alex english (comedy central), ashley gavin (netflix), ismael loutfi (kimmel), tessa skara (comedy central), leo cofresi, and meka mo. hosted by mika stein. $10. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by matthew broussard (comedy central), gastor almonte (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), gavin matts (conan), david drake (sirius xm), and sami schwaeber. hosted by mike lebovitz. $5 adv, $10 door. >>

misc.

tickets are now on sale for summit observation deck, opening 10/21: reach new heights at one vanderbilt’s summit, a new three-floor observation deck sitting 1000 feet above madison avenue with mirrored rooms, a glass elevator, and a pair of transparent sky boxes. $39+ general, $34+ for nyc residents. >>

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>

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

SAT-SUN, 9/18-19: SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

sat thru 9/5/2022: in america: a lexicon of fashion: the costume institute’s two-part exhibition patches together a history of modern american fashion from the 1940s to the present, with 100 men’s and women’s ensembles organized by defining emotional qualities, from nostalgia to consciousness. the range of designers on display includes household names–isaac mizrahi, calvin klein, donna karan, and others–along with up-and-comers like vaquera and olivia cheng. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students; pay-what-you-wish for nys residents and ny, nj, and ct students). timed-entry tickets are required, and include same-day entry to both met locations. >>

sat thru 12/1: photoville festival: the 10th annual photoville festival showcases photographers from around the world with more than 70 outdoor exhibitions at 25 locations spread throughout the five boroughs, as well as a series of online talks and workshops. the festival kicks off with a community day at brooklyn bridge park, featuring exhibition tours, a family activity area, workshops, games, music and dance performances, food and drink vendors, and more. free admission. >>

sat thru 10/24: cascade: an interactive art experience: step into the mind-bending, kaleidoscopic dreamworld of multimedia artist jen stark at this new exhibition, which features 6,000 square feet of interactive projections, 3d mapped environments, sculptures and paintings, and soundscapes. the william vale hotel (williamsburg), free-$17.50 with ticket fees here (reg. $25-35). >>

sat thru 10/13: village voices: get to know greenwich village’s artists, activists, scientists, musicians, dancers, writers, healers, and other trailblazers when you visit interactive shadow boxes throughout the neighborhood, which feature images, biographical info, and audio selections that you can access by scanning a qr code. the ‘village voices’ you’ll hear include those of patti smith, charlie parker, w.h. auden, joan mitchell, james baldwin, larry kramer, e.e. cummings, and more. >>

sat thru 10/10 (thurs thru sun 8am-6pm): the last stand: creative time presents an experimental opera and sound installation by kamala sankaram. created for and about trees, telling the story of their lifespan from acorn to their ‘last stand,’ the work expands over five parts and ten hours while inviting audiences to reestablish our relationship to and responsibility for our surrounding species. prospect park’s music pagoda, free. >>

sat thru 9/26: the village trip: celebrate the cultural heritage of greenwich village during this nine-day festival filled with live performances, literary tours, theater crawls, poetry readings, storytelling, seminars, and more. programming highlights include concerts by multi-instrumentalist david amram and seven-time grammy nominated latin jazz musician bobby sanabria, a music history walking tour, and a talk by the production designer of the marvelous mrs. maisel. various locations, free-$35. >>

sat + sun: make music autumn: make music new york bathes the city in sound with three outdoor concerts in manhattan and brooklyn: ‘music for electric guitars,’ a roving guitar and percussion performance beginning at astor place (free), ‘brooklyn americana festival unplugged,’ a series of acoustic sets at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 6 (free), and ‘biophony,’ a collection of site-specific music performances spread throughout brooklyn botanic garden (free with regular admission, but a limited number of free ‘community tickets’ are available). >>

sat + sun: 21st annual coney island film festival: experience cinema by the seashore with a weekend of over 100 short and feature-length narrative, documentary, horror, sci-fi, animated, music video/experimental, and coney island-centric films. sideshows by the seashore and the coney island museum (screenings also available online), $8-20. >>

sat: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
heartbeat opera’s breathing free: a visual album. riverside park’s pier 63 (chelsea) >>
in the heights at clove lakes park (staten island) >>
middle school: the worst years of my life at marine park (brooklyn) >>
sonic the hedgehog at wright brothers playground (sugar hill) >>
the neverending story at grover cleveland park (ridgewood) >>
toy story 4 at van cortlandt park (bronx) >>

sat (various times): smithsonian magazine‘s museum day: enjoy free admission to several nyc-area institutions, including the akc museum of the dog, bartow-pell mansion museum, museum of arts and design, museum of the city of new york, poster house, and more. registration required. note: many of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days. >>

sat 10am-5pm: greenlight bookstore end of summer sidewalk sale: shop a treasure trove of slightly shelf-worn books outside greenlight’s fort greene location. >>

sat 10am-4pm: mark morris dance group 20th anniversary kick-off event: the mark morris dance group and student company present a day of outdoor performances and dance classes for all ages and abilities at the plaza at 300 ashland place (fort greene). free. >>

sat 11am-6pm: record fairs: it’s the vinyl countdown: refresh your album collection at the brooklyn flea record fair at the hester flea in the les (11am-6pm, free) and the boss radio 66 record fair at the bell house in gowanus (12-5pm, $5 admission).

sat 12pm: 64th annual german-american steuben parade: watch from the sidewalk or stream the festivities online as a colorful twelve-float parade celebrating german heritage and culture rides along manhattan’s fifth avenue from 68th street to 86th street. >>

sat 12-5pm (open saturdays 12-5pm): morbid anatomy library grand opening: cross over to the dark side at the morbid anatomy library, a collection of books, photos, art, and ephemera relating to death, medicine, anatomy, natural history, and the supernatural. the library reopens to the public today in a new home in industry city, brooklyn. free admission. >>

sat 1pm, 3pm: rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival at governors island: contemporary orchestral ensemble alarm will sound concludes this annual outdoor concert series with ‘ten thousand birds,’ a program by john luther adams inspired by the birdsongs heard at different times of day. nolan park at governors island, free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3). >>

sat 2pm-7: pete’s mini zine fest: zines will be on the scene at the 10th annual pete’s mini zine fest, a gathering of 20+ zine and comic artists selling their work. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 4-8pm: mothership three: hop aboard mothership three, harlem dance club’s annual ‘interactive voyage of music and dance,’ featuring afro-dance, hip-hop, vogue, house, praise, and other dance performances, as well as live musicians and djs. richard rodgers amphitheater in marcus garvey park (harlem), free. >>

sat 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: antibalas / cochemea / dj tara: afrobeat and afrocaribbean-inspired jazz and funk band antibalas leads a night of music and dancing at rumsey playfield in central park. a pre-show rooftop films presentation kicks things off. free. >>

sat 6:30pm: fire ecologies: unheard-of ensemble and the gowanus dredgers canoe club team up to present ‘fire ecologies,’ an audiovisual piece created by christopher stark and multimedia artist zlatko ćosić. take in the sights and sounds of american landscapes through the lens of climate change as you watch the program on land or on water (limited boat access provided by the gowanus dredgers). gowanus canal, donation-based admission. >>

sat 7pm (ends today): making moves dance festival: the 12th annual making moves dance festival showcases nine emerging and underrepresented choreographers and dance companies from across nyc, performing a diverse range of styles including ballet, afro-latin, east asian, middle eastern, afro-caribbean, east indian, and more on the outdoor stage of the jamaica performing arts center. free (donations welcome). >>

sat 7:30pm (ends today): celebrate brooklyn! festival: the annual brooklyn outdoor performance series wraps up the season at the prospect park bandshell with trombone shorty + orleans avenue, lady blackbird, and michelle. free. >>

sat 7:30pm: tlc’s celebration of crazysexycool with bone thugs-n-harmony: on the 27th anniversary of the release of crazysexycool, tionne ‘t-boz’ watkins and rozonda ‘chilli’ thomas team up with with hip-hop group bone thugs-n-harmony for an evening of 90s at the coney island amphitheater. $20+. >>

sat 8pm: stop making sense party: you may find yourself at indie arcade bar/event space wonderville’s talking heads-themed party. wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up slices of new material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show, featuring blair socci (comedy central), kenice mobley (fallon), otto fernandez (vulture), and sara hennessey. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>

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sunday

sponsored: sun various times: 73rd annual primetime emmy awards screening parties:
• pop! a pop culture bingo party: catch the action and play along with emmy-themed bingo games and prizes with host bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, food/drink purchase required. >>
• emmy’s watch party: celebrate the golden age of television with a live-stream of the award ceremony featuring ‘celebrity’ ‘appearances,’, live performances during commercial breaks, a play-along drinking game, and your chance to win the emmy’s ballot. hosted by jenny gorelick. asylum nyc (chelsea), $15 admission. >>

sun thru 9/26: after school special film and animation festival: the school of visual arts’s annual film and animation festival features 10 screenings and q+as by accomplished film, television, animation, and visual effects alumni. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

sun 10am-6pm (+ 10/23): japan fes: immerse yourself in japanese street food, art, performances, and more at japan fes’s monthly street festival. fourth ave bet 9th + 14th sts (east village). >>

sun 11am: fall for dance tickets go on sale this morning: experience live dance in five unique programs—each featuring three different groups of world-renowned artists and companies at new york city center on 10/13 thru 10/24—for just $15. >>

sun 12-4pm: dispatch to the future: a theatrical journey through central park: go on an interactive guided walk through a series of live performances in central park with dispatch to the future. the official kick off of climate change theatre action 2021, a three-month festival of participatory theatre and action around climate taking place in more than 30 countries around the world, will depart from central park @ west 103rd street every half hour. $15. >>

sun 2pm: laughter in the park: laugh out loud in the outdoors at ny laughs’ 15th annual summer stand-up comedy series, continuing at wagner park (battery park city) with josh gondelman (desus + mero), vlad caamaño (comedy central), franqi french (standup nbc winner), and ophira eisenberg (ask me another). hosted by seth herzog (fallon). free. >>

sun 2-4pm: brooklyn symphony orchestra outdoor pop-up performance: listen to a selection of music by vivaldi, mozart, copland, and tchaikovsky performed live by string players from the brooklyn symphony orchestra at brooklyn museum plaza (prospect heights). free. >>

sun 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: patti smith and her band: iconic new yorker, writer, and rock and roll legend patti smith performs at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>

sun 6:30pm: search(light): the audience will light the way as kinesis project dance theatre’s latest performance moves through riverside park south. meet at locomotive lawn (uws). free. >>

sun 7pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): sin nombre at maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>

sun 7pm (monthly): please give a f$%k!: a comedy show benefiting bideawee animal shelter: meg felling and john fox serve up comedy for a cause at this monthly show, featuring chloe radcliffe (fallon), andrew casertano (animal planet), gabe pacheco (eat pray judge), and more. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $5-10. >>

misc.

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>

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

THURS-FRI, 9/16-17: BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS, CURTAINS UP IN TIMES SQUARE, BROOKLYN AMERICANA FESTIVAL, AND MORE

thursday

thurs thru 10/29 (tues thru sat 11am-6pm): jeffrey henson scales: in a time of panthers; the lost negatives: new york times photojournalist jeffrey henson scales makes his solo exhibition debut with a collection of 20 photographs he captured as a teenager in 1960s oakland, california, where he was immersed in the black panther movement. claire oliver gallery (harlem), free admission. >>

thurs thru 9/26: 95th annual italian feast of san gennaro: paint the town red, white, and green at this yearly celebration filled with colorful parades, live music, and, of course, italian food. programming highlights include the grand procession and cannoli, zeppole, pizza, and meatball eating contests. little italy, free admission. >>

thurs thru 9/26: 11th annual socdoc thesis showcase: the school of visual arts presents 10 work-in-progress thesis films by the mfa social documentary film class, along with filmmaker q+a panels. sva theatre in chelsea (9/16-17) + online (9/16-26), free. >>

thurs thru sun: brooklyn americana music festival: man oh mandolin! the bluegrass is always greener at this annual music fest, returning for a seventh year with more than 50 world-touring bands and musicians, who’ll bring folk, bluegrass, roots-rock, jazz, and more to seven outdoor and indoor establishments in dumbo, booklyn bridge park, and red hook. opening night $25, benefit concerts $10, all other performances are free. >>

thurs thru sat at 8pm (weekly): stand up à la mode: add something cool to your night out when the stand up à la mode comedy show takes the stage at local ice cream shops. thurs: tipsy scoop williamsburg ($5 admission, ice cream will be available for purchase); fri + sat: ample hills creamery gowanus ($10 admission includes a free small ice cream). >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
42 at john a. seravalli playground (west village >>
blackboard jungle at mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>
deep blue sea at rockaway beach >>
toy story 4 at mullaly park (bronx) >>

thurs 6pm (+ 9/23, 9/30): sounds at sunset – american symphony orchestra at brooklyn bridge park: live chamber music underscores sweeping views of the lower manhattan skyline as members of the american symphony orchestra play a series of free concerts at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 3 greenway terrace. tonight: reawakening quartet. free. >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by brian gresko with vanessa chan. tonight’s readers: laura blackett + eve gleichman (co-authors of a very nice box), beth morgan (a touch of jen), and michael j. seidlinger (runaways: a writer’s dilemma). books will be available for purchase through black spring books. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 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 andre d. thompson (fallon), pamela ross (sirius xm), lizzie martinez (the onion), jon van halem (tooning out the news), and electra telesford (two bearded ladies comedy). friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson (netflix) and jill weiner (wikifreakz) save the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with an outdoor evening of standup by carmen lagala (colbert), courtney bee (comedy central), khalid rahmaan (conan), michael regilio (sirius xm), tim mclaughlin, and emily walsh. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): moulin rouge!… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of baz luhrmann’s glamorous 2001 movie-musical using only what they can remember from watching it once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

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LITFILM, BPL’S FREE FILM FESTIVAL ABOUT WRITERS, RETURNS SEPTEMBER 20

LitFilm: PBL’s Film Festival About Writers
September 20-26
FREE (RSVP Required)

LitFilm, Brooklyn Public Library’s popular film festival about writers, now in its fourth year, returns with an exciting lineup of documentaries and films, highlighting some of the most influential and iconoclastic literary minds, jostling for their places in the ever-shifting canon.

Get an inside look at the private lives, artistic process and political struggles of luminaries such as Hannah Arendt, Truman Capote, Carlos Marighella, Jill and N. Scott Momaday, Flannery O’Connor, Amy Tan, Tennessee Williams, August Wilson, and more.

LitFilm features filmmakers Lynn Novick delivering the keynote talk on literary documentaries and filmmaking partnerships, Sam Pollard discussing August Wilson, and Jill and N. Scott Momaday presenting Jill’s memoir-film based on her father’s book, Return to Rainy Mountain.

All screenings are free. RSVP Required.
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/event-series/litfilm

friday

fri thru 11/21: the great jack o’lantern blaze and home of the ‘legend’: go on autumn-pilot with a pair of fall festivities outside the city. blaze hudson valley: visit a gourd-geous display of 7,000 illuminated, hand-carved jack o’ lanterns outfitted with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack. home of the ‘legend’: take a tour that’ll scare your head off at the estate of washington irving, the author of the legend of sleepy hollow. various prices. >>

fri thru 10/30: the amazing maize maze: it’ll take a lot of corn-centration to navigate nyc’s only corn maze, a three-acre adventure filled with clues and puzzles that culminates in an a-moo-sing vista of andy warhol’s pop art cow. if you’re feeling extra corn-fident, bring along a flashlight and see if you can find your way out of the maze during after dark sessions on 10/2, 10/23 or 10/28. queens county farm (floral park), $12-15. >>

fri thru sun: curtain up!: broadway’s curtains are up, but you won’t need a ticket to revel in the return of the great white way at this outdoor theatrical festival in times square. the three-day event includes performances, piano sing-alongs, variety shows, star appearances, panels, and more, culminating in a ‘this is broadway’ finale concert. free. >>

fri thru sun (various times): streb extreme action: the ‘action heroes’ of elizabeth streb’s extreme action ensemble perform physics-defying feats of athleticism in three new shows that fuse dance, acrobatics, athletics, and hollywood stunt work. one manhattan west plaza (hudson yards), free. >>

fri thu sun: bushwick open studios: local artists open their doors during this annual three-day art walk, which will also includes a film festival showcasing black and brown independent filmmakers. various locations, free-$10. >>

fri thru sun: philip k. dick film festival: the annual philip k. dick film festival pays tribute to the science fiction writer with three days of film screenings and virtual reality experiences. the producer’s club (midtown west) + online, $10 per film block. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
back to the future at athens square (astoria) >>
field of dreams at bloomingdale park (staten island) >>
frozen ii at carl schurz park (yorkville) >>
the edge of seventeen at carroll park (carroll gardens) >>

fri 5:30pm: at the grindhouse with adam howard and josiah howard: curator adam howard (full frontal with samantha bee producer) and author josiah howard (blaxploitation cinema: the essential reference guide) unpack the complex history of the blaxploitation film genre during a talk at poster house (chelsea). $10. >>

fri 5:30pm doors, 7pm show (+ 9/20): bryant park picnic performances: national sawdust: the outdoor summer performance series continues with diametrically composed, an evening of newly commissioned works for flute, voice, and piano exploring ‘the duality of being a mother and an artist,’ conceived and curated by allison loggins-hull and presented by national sawdust. bryant park (midtown), free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by ali clayton, peter murray, philip markle, david perez, and mariana garces. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm (+ 9/18): making moves dance festival: the 12th annual making moves dance festival showcases nine emerging and underrepresented choreographers and dance companies from across nyc, performing a diverse range of styles including ballet, afro-latin, east asian, middle eastern, afro-caribbean, east indian, and more on the outdoor stage of the jamaica performing arts center. free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm: celebrate brooklyn! festival: the annual brooklyn outdoor performance series continues at the prospect park bandshell with mr eazi, dj bembona, and ajo. free. >>

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

fri 8pm: queerotica comedy night at strand bookstore: a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians talk about queer sex at the queerotica comedy show, hosted by sam morrison. the rare book room at strand bookstore (union square), $10. >>

fri 8pm: your best friend’s b-day: comedy + drag show: re-celebrate all the birthdays you toasted to on zoom this past year at laura zabs’ comedy and drag show, featuring standup by josh gondelman (desus + mero), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel), ayanna dookie (trutv), and krystyna hutchinson (guys we f*cked), and a drag by chola spears. friends and lovers (crown heights), $15. >>

sponsored: fri 10pm: music video time machine presents: 80s vs 90s: madonna or mariah? the b-52’s or blink 182? young mc or notorious b.i.g.? which decade will dominate the dance floor — the 80s or the 90s? join us as we boogie down to 20 years of the best dance videos, courtesy of vj stephen pitalo and music video time machine. the front bar of the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>

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our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>

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