thru 9/4: see it big: 70mm!: supersize your moviegoing experience at museum of the moving image (astoria), where you can catch a series of films in 70mm, including douglas trumbull’s brainstorm (1983), steven lisberger’s tron (1982), disney’s sleeping beauty (1959), quentin tarantino’s once upon a time…in hollywood (2019), and paul thomas anderson’s licorice pizza (2021). $20. >>

thru 8/31: snl ticket lottery opens: throw your hat in the ring for free tickets to a saturday night live taping by entering the show’s lottery, which will be open through the end of august. >>

thru 8/14: chain nyc film festival: get your film fix at the annual chain nyc film fest, showcasing more than 160 features, shorts, and web series ranging from crime dramas to rom-coms to international documentaries and beyond. a talkback with filmmakers will follow each screening block. chain theatre (midtown west), $13. >>

thru 8/14: festival of cinema nyc: 124 indie features and short films from 25+ countries will hit the big screen during ten days of screenings, seminars, awards, and more. regal ua midway (forest hills) and forest hills library, free-$17. >>

thru sun: free ice cream cool down with free ice cream, offered from a pair of trucks sponsored by m.m. lafleur (thru sat) and piece of cake moving + storage (sun). various locations.

thru sun: governors island arts ‘house fest’: get to know the 15+ arts organizations in residence on governors island during the inaugural ‘house fest,’ three days featuring free dance and music performances, visual art exhibitions, outdoor installations, workshops, panel discussions, and more. free. >>

thru sun: summerstage: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues this weekend with a performance by maimouna keita african dance company (fri 6pm at staten island’s corporal thompson park), a basement bhangra 25th anniversary dance party with dj rekha, jasmine sandlas, red baraat, and more (sat 3-7pm at central park’s rumsey playfield), a concert featuring ana tijoux, meridian brothers, and bembona (sat 5-8pm at staten island’s corporal thompson park), an afternoon of live dominican music headlined by ‘el rey supremo’ luis vargas (sun 3-7pm at central park’s rumsey playfield), and ‘staten island celebrates jessie lee daniels,’ an evening of music featuring staten island-based rnb group force m.d.s and wbls djs s-1 and fred ‘bugsy’ buggs (sun 4-7pm at staten island’s corporal thompson park). free. >>

sponsored: fri + sat (7:30pm): cowabunga! teenage mutant ninja turtles: movie parody by comedy group the usual rejects: yes, dudes and dudettes, major-league butt-kicking is back in town! a fan event for the ages. trivia! raffle prizes! audience participation! ticket includes a beer! save $3 online with promo code ‘PIZZA’ (reg. $18 adv, $20 door). >>

fri + sat (season ends saturday): celebrate brooklyn!: bric’s 44th season of outdoor concerts and performances comes to a close with two nights of music at prospect park’s lena horne bandshell: a benefit concert featuring erykah badu with phony ppl (fri 7pm) and a free concert headlined by nigerian singer-songwriter yemi alade with amindi (sat 7:30pm). note: friday’s erykah badu concert is out of the skint’s normal price range, but many folks set up camp nearby for a live soundtrack to an evening picnic. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto at police officer nicholas demutiis park (queens) >>
f9: the fast saga at willowbrook park (staten island) >>
ghostbusters: afterlife at hamilton fish park (les) >>
house of gucci at john paul jones park (bay ridge) >>
the boss baby: family business at sol lain playground (les) >>
the croods: a new age at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint) >>

fri 5-8pm (ends today): summer fridays at brooklyn bridge park: ‘release, restore, rejoice,’ and take in the view of the lower manhattan skyline while you enjoy live music, dj sets, poetry, comedy, and more at brooklyn bridge park’s monthly summer friday series. curated and hosted by singer-songwriter madison mcferrin, tonight’s series finale features dj tara and singer-songwriter j. hoard. pier 3 greenway terrace, free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): immigrant jam comedy: german-born, nyc-raised comedian and actor lucie pohl (overwatch) celebrates all things cross-cultural, international, and delightfully different during the immigrant jam stand-up show, featuring immigrant and first generation comedians. tonight’s lineup: carol zoccoli (snl), dylan adler (hulu), bill santiago (pardon my spanglish), and nancy marreiro (sirius xm). raising money for ny immigration coalition. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘jamily’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 7pm: must love dogs and comedy: bring your furbaby and howl with laughter at this dog-friendly comedy variety show, featuring stand-up, characters, storytelling, and musical comedy by alex phipps, annick adelle, idris alton, karthik lavangu, and eva evans. boris + horton (east village), donation-based (a portion of proceeds will benefit muddy paws animal rescue). >>

fri 7pm (fridays thru 8/26): sunset on the hudson music series: it sounds like summer on the riverfront, where you can kick back and enjoy a free twilight concert most fridays thru the summer. the series continues with french-caribbean singer, bassist, and producer adi oasis. pier 45 (west village). >>

fri 7pm: greenwich house music school: mireya + alea: mireya, the latin grammy-winning vocalist, violinist, composer, and founder of flor de toloache, nyc’s first and only all-female mariachi band, takes the bryant park stage with fellow greenwich house music school alumna alea, a colombian-american singer-songwriter whose music fuses cumbia, vallenato, rancheras, jazz, and american pop. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about nyc and their hometowns at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by amy shanker (laughs), chris scopo (sirius xm), marisa riley (comedy ugly comedy), shatha yas (double threat comedy), caroline twyman, and lindsay theisen. hosted by cansu karabiyik. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): filth: a comedy show: get down and dirty with comedians courtney maginnis and casey james salengo as they host fellow comics sharing sexy, gross, or embarrassing stories and jokes. tonight’s lineup includes paris sashay (comedy central), petey deabreu (comedy central), martin urbano (kimmel), john rosenberger (amazon), albert kirchner (burn your heroes), myka fox + tim mclaughlin, noah savage + alyssa wolff, and bobby condon. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): aunt sassy: laugh your tracksuit off at aunt sassy, a monthly comedy show featuring a lineup of women and lgbtq performers. tonight: brittany carney, kendall payne, maddie peck, sylvie wang, and paris campbell. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

fri 8pm (bi-weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by rohan padye, erik monikal, and ben katzner. tonight’s in-flight entertainment features xazmin garza (hbo), julio diaz (netflix), molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming), norah yahya (two bearded ladies comedy), and patrick hastie. ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by sahib singh (comedy central), mohanad elshieky (conan), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), jess fuchs, and carl sonnefeld. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>


The Usual Rejects: COWABUNGA!: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Yes, Dudes and Dudettes, major-league butt-kicking is back in town! After SOLD OUT performances of TITANIC and STAR WARS, the Usual Rejects are back and ready to bring you COWABUNGA!: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! A Fan event for the ages. Trivia! Raffle Prizes! Audience Participation! And sign up for our silent auction for a chance to play God and deal out beers to the cast!

Your ticket gets you a FREE DRINK, a ticket into our awesome Raffle and a seat for what we promise will be a good time. Join the Turtles as they meditate on the true meaning of pizza! Avoid the cutlery clad Shredder and his merry band of rebellious teenagers as they steal only the essentials from everyday New Yorkers. Watch a dark version of 90’s New York explode with vigilantes just looking for a little inner peace.

God, I love being a turtle! Cowabunga!

August 5 & 6 7:30pm doors
Chain Theatre
312 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018
save $3 online with promo code ‘PIZZA’ (reg. $18 adv, $20 door)
Get tickets HERE


sat thru 11/30 faces of harlem: ten contemporary photographers and three youth photographers capture the intimate lives of harlemites behind closed doors for the second annual faces of harlem portrait exhibition, now on display in morningside park. opening reception 8/6 12-3pm. free. >>

sat thru 9/11: bindlestiff family cirkus’ flatbed follies: bindlestiff takes its show on the road with the second annual flatbed follies, a touring spectacle of clowns, jugglers, wire walkers, acrobats, aerialists, and live musicians, all performing atop parade floats. various locations, free. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
the bad guys at bayside fields (queens) >>
luca at inwood hill park >>
moana at lemon creek park (staten island) >>
skyfall at hunters point south park (lic) >>
spider-man: no way home at nelson playground (bronx) >>

sat (various times): dance party nyc: from riverdale to rockaway beach and everywhere in between, you can shimmy and shake the day away at dance party nyc, an extrava-dance-a popping up in more than 90 locations across all five boroughs. produced by the new york public library with playlists curated by librarians at the library for the performing arts, some highlights include a k-pop party at nypl’s main branch, a reggae and jamaican dancehall party at brooklyn public library, a silent disco at lincoln center’s ‘oasis,’ an all-afternoon series of dance performances on the 7 train, fitness classes at astor place, a ‘celebrate the caribbean’ festival at brooklyn children’s museum, and many more. >>

sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/13, 8/20): summer streets festival: the city is your playground during this annual outdoor festival, which turns into a car-free thoroughfare stretching from the brooklyn bridge to east harlem. as you play, walk, run, and bike your way up and down the route, you can take breaks at six rest stops, where you’ll find free bike rentals and helmet giveaways, fitness classes, live performances, art installations, kids’ activities, refreshments, and more (offers vary by location). free admission. >>

sat 11am-6:30pm: topps pop-up truck: international trading card day: play your cards right at the mlb flagship store (midtown west), where a topps pop-up truck will be parked all day to give out free baseball cards and swag. you’ll also be able to trade cards from your own collection at the card wall, and even become your own trading card when you snap a photo inside a life-sized topps card frame. free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm: poster house block party: poster house takes over flatiron plaza with a day of free museum admission and curatorial tours, performances, arts and crafts activities, games, and more. >>

sat 12-6pm: spike’s joint pop-up stoop sale: filmmaker spike lee’s forty acres and a mule film works hosts a stoop sale featuring specially priced items and limited edition products. bonus: lee will do in-person signings for select items. 75 south elliot place (fort greene). >>

sat 2-10pm: makossa cookout: the music-infused summer cookout and dance party returns to our wicked lady (east williamsburg) with food available for purchase from for the culture catering and dj sets from shinobi shaw, wonway posibul, nina sol, and hasan insane. note: negative covid test required for entry. free admission before 4pm, $5 before 6pm, $10 after. >>

sat 4pm: 45:15 community writing session: writers of all levels, jumpstart a new piece or work on current material during this silent writing session led by center for fiction emerging writer fellow katie yee. using ellen sussman’s ‘unit system’ for a focused and productive writing practice, participants will write for two 45-minute intervals, each followed by a 15-minute break. the center for fiction (fort greene), free (donations welcome). >>

sat 4-7:30pm: 10th annual hindu lamp ceremony in brooklyn bridge park: hand-decorate a palm leaf lamp and release it along the east river during this traditional hindu aarti ceremony of gratitude, community, and remembrance led by dance artist and educator aeilushi mistry. brooklyn bridge park’s pebble beach, free. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): first saturdays @ brooklyn museum: celebrate the vibrancy of the caribbean diaspora at tonight’s free first saturday at the brooklyn museum (prospect heights), where you’ll find live music performances, dj sets, talks, hands-on art activities, workshops, poetry readings, a pop-up market, and free access to the museum’s permanent collection. note: in order to help manage crowds, rsvp is required. >>

sat 6-9pm (on view thru 8/29): new york street photography collective residency show: nyc-spc resident photographer anya broido introduces viewers to an array of colorful characters and strangers on new york city streets, inviting her audience to contemplate the duality of our private and public personas, in her new solo exhibition at the nyc-spc contact gallery (east williamsburg). opening reception 8/6 6-9pm. free admission. >>

sat 6-10pm (1st saturday of the month thru 9/3): silent disco at pier i: get in a groove at riverside park’s pier i, where you can pop in a pair of special headphones (provided while supplies last) and party to three live djs spinning different genres at this quiet clubbing event. free (a credit or debit card may be required for the check in process to use the headphones). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): feel the news with marcela onyango: ‘radical lefty’ and comedian marcela onyango tells you whether you should be mad, glad, or sad about the news during her comedy variety show, featuring standups karmen naidoo, hollie harper, jilberto soto, david martinez, mariah oxley, and patricia dinglasan. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm (+ 8/19): summer movie nights at queens botanical garden: queens botanical garden’s annual outdoor screening series continues with the princess and the frog. ticket ($17 general, $15 students/seniors) includes garden admission and a $5 snack voucher. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): party like it’s 1999: 25 years of backstreet boys edition: get down with dj steve reynolds as he spins the boy band’s top tunes and much more at this month’s edition of his 90s and 00s dance party. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>


sun (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
inside out at the rooftop at pier 17 >>
space jam: a new legacy at ballfields in dr. charles r. drew park (queens) >>
the worst person in the world at mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>

sun 11am, 2pm: vaudeville and jazz greats of woodlawn trolley tour: take a trolley back to the jazz age as you stop by the final resting places of george m. cohan, nora bays, duke ellington, and others while listening to classic tunes spun by mcee michael cumella on a victrola. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), $25. >>

sun 11:30am: bike to the ballgame: put the pedal to the medal with brooklyn greenway initiative’s 6.5-mile guided bike tour along the brooklyn waterfront greenway. the tour kicks off at owl’s head park (bay ridge) with free bike services, workshops, a kids’ bicycle giveaway, music, refreshments, and more. at 12:30pm, marshals will lead riders down to coney island’s famous boardwalk and the brooklyn cyclone’s maimonides park, where you can root, root, root for the home team as they take on the winston-salem dash. free bike valet parking available at maimonides park. free to join the ride, $25 includes cyclones ticket and swag. >>

sun 3-8pm: soul summit: dance the day away at soul summit dj collective’s open-air house music dance party, returning to fort greene park. free (donations welcome). >>

sun 6pm (monthly): new york distilling company reading series: throw one (or two) back while local writers share poetry and prose at the shanty, new york distilling’s cocktail bar (williamsburg). free admission. >>

sun 6pm: andrea coleman tells stories: attorney, comic, and ‘wack or woke?’ host andrea coleman spins stories about her life in and out of the courtroom in her latest show, hosted by comedian emily walsh and featuring live classical music by nicole wright of the harlem chamber players. young ethel’s (park slope), free. >>


mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dazed and confused at our wicked lady (east williamsburg) >>
grease 2 at bryant park (midtown west) >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at beach between w. 10th street + w. 12th street (coney island) >>
spider-man: no way home at union turnpike and 196th street (queens) >>

mon 6:30pm: brooklyn poets yawp: for the first time since the start of the pandemic, brooklyn poets hosts an in-person poetry workshop and open mic in the organization’s new home on montague street in brooklyn heights. bring three minutes (max) of poetry to perform, or come watch and vote on the ‘yawp poem of the month.’ brooklyn poets (brooklyn heights), $10-15. >>

mon 7pm, 9:15pm (monthly): 35mm series at angelika: experience a series of classic films in their original format–35mm–at village east by angelika (east village). tonight: easy rider (1969), starring peter fonda, dennis hopper, and jack nicholson. $18. >>

mon 7:30pm: (monthly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds presents a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including george civeris (comedy central), veronica garza (mtv), oscar aydin (bravo), kari burt (paper planes comedy), and olivia levine. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: the crown heights bar and beer garden presents a night of readings by authorss elizabeth crane (this story will change), addie tsai (unwieldy creatures), tobias carroll (ex-members), joseph osmundson (virology), and alison fairbrother (the catch). free admission. >>

mon 8pm: left breast comedy hour: let hosts kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall lift your spirits like a push-up bra at this musical comedy, stand-up, and tequila-filled variety show, featuring youngmi mayer (feeling asian), allison reese (cbs sketch comedy showcase), and maggie lalley (‘sex witch: the musical’). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): dad: a comedy show at the jane: find the funny at a fancy venue: the dad comedy show returns to the historic jane hotel ballroom with hosts alex english, devon walker, and gary richardson. $8 adv, $12 day-of. >>


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, roller skating, art exhibitions, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint



tues thru 8/10 (tuesdays + wednesdays at 6pm): dancing around the world’s boro: the queensboro dance festival presents a four-class series highlighting the diverse dance cultures of queens, starting this week with classical indian and african diaspora workshops open to all ages and experience levels. socrates sculpture park (lic), free. >>

tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
rockers at nowadays (ridgewood) >>
spider-man: no way home at j. owen grundy pier (jersey city) >>

tues 7pm: next slide please: a powerpoint comedy show: five comedians bring laughter to the lecture hall as they deliver powerpoint presentations on any topic they want. hosted by reed kavner. caveat (les), $13 with promo code ‘slide5’ (reg. $18 adv, $20 door). >>

tues 7pm (+ 8/15, 9/12): opera’s greatest moments at central park’s wollman rink: enjoy bizet, mozart, puccini, verdi, and other opera favorites performed by artists from the new york city opera at central park’s wollman rink. note: this is not a skating event! $15. >>

tues 7pm (ends today): columbia summer winds: the nyc-based community wind ensemble plays through a repertoire of great american songbook classics, john williams masterpieces, songs from the greatest showman and encanto, and more at this annual series of free, outdoor concerts in manhattan parks. tonight: battery park. free. >>

tues 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/16): live at the gantries: the annual waterfront concert series returns to gantry plaza state park (lic), offering audiences views of the manhattan skyline and sounds from a diverse array of queens-based artists. tonight: balkan brass funk band slavic soul party. presented by kupferberg center for the arts. free. >>

tues 7:30pm (+ 8/16): ‘imagine i’m someone else’ – an evening with isabel hagen: comedian and juilliard-trained violist isabel hagen (fallon) explores ‘self-doubt, consciousness, and a little sexuality’ in her one-woman comedy and viola variety show. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 door. >>

tues 7:30pm (ends today): naumburg orchestral concert series: the 117th season of live, outdoor classical music concerts at central park’s historic naumburg bandshell concludes with east coast chamber orchestra (ecco), who’ll play a program of works by adolph adolphus hailstork, pedro guerrero, josquin des prez, and franz schubert. free admission. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party hosted by kelly bachman and dylan adler. tonight’s show features youngmi meyer, bassam shawl, alison klemp, brandon garner, and tracy mcclendon. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>


weds thru 8/31 (wednesdays): cinépolis handpicked: cinépolis chelsea takes you on an adventure with screenings of casablanca, lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring, lord of the rings: the two towers, lord of the rings: the return of the king, and batman for just $5 each. >>

weds thru 8/13: 45th annual asian american international film festival: the country’s first and longest-running showcase of contemporary asian and asian-american cinema is back with a hybrid in-person and online program of narrative and documentary features and shorts representing 24 countries and 20 languages. asia society (ues) and online, $10-16. >>

weds + thurs: summer for the city at lincoln center: lincoln center’s free programming this week includes a performance by afro-cuban dance company oyu oro (weds 6pm), ‘jubilee for jimmy,’ a celebration of james baldwin featuring live performances, readings, and panel discussions (weds 8pm), a salsa music and dance party with the spanish harlem orchestra (thurs 6pm), and a steelpan drumming concert by the elite pan consortium that commemorates the 60th anniversary of trinidad and tobago’s independence (thurs 7:30pm). >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
babe at carl schurz park (yorkville) >>
back to the future at prospect park long meadow (brooklyn) >>
frozen 2 at 7th and jackson park (hoboken) >>
ghostbusters: afterlife at the unisphere in flushing meadows corona park >>
hail, caesar! at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>
mija with performances by helado negro, silvana estrada, doris anahi, and jacks haupt at rumsey playfield (central park) >>
paris is burning at parklife (gowanus). note: food/drink purchase required. >>
teen beach movie at beach 122nd (rockaway) >>
venom: let there be carnage at marx brothers playground (yorkville) >>

weds 12:30pm: crafting the city: rumaan alam, threa almontaser, and emily st. john mandel: nypl and the national book foundation present a panel discussion with national book award-honored writers rumaan alam (leave the world behind), threa almontaser (the wild fox of yemen: poems), and emily st. john mandel (sea of tranquility), who’ll discuss writing and reading inspired by new york city. moderated by poet and author idra novey (those who knew). the outdoor bryant park reading room (midtown west), free. >>

weds 6pm (ends today): free outdoor concert series at hudson yards: up-and-coming artists take the stage at hudson yards’ public square + gardens for ten weeks of live, outdoor concerts programmed by the bowery presents. tonight: michaël brun. >>

weds 7pm (every other wednesday thru 8/31): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: summer is in full swing at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series. tonight: annette a. aguilar + stringbeans. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

weds 7pm (+ 8/10): st. ann’s warehouse: get back! summer concerts: world-class musicians bring live music to brooklyn bridge park for the third iteration of st. ann’s warehouse’s outdoor concert series. tonight: melanie charles + zacchae’us paul. empire fulton ferry lawn, next to jane’s carousel, free. >>

weds 7pm (ends today): sunset wednesdays at wave hill: riverdale’s 28-acre public garden, located on the hudson river with sweeping views of the new jersey palisades, sets the scene for this series of outdoor concerts. tonight: stringwise duo, featuring latin grammy-winning venezuelan cuatro player jorge glem and latin grammy-nominated cuban-venezuelan jazz pianist césar orozco. note: folding chairs are permitted, but picnic blankets are not. free with regular garden admission ($12 general, $8 students/seniors). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show – with free beer: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell serve up slices of standup at two boots pizza (williamsburg), where they’ll be joined by subhah agarwal (comedy central), erik bergstrom (comedy central), isabel hagen (fallon), and katie boyle (the shift). bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free admission (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by comedians abbi crutchfield (comedy central), eitan levine (the new york times), andrew michael tavin (collegehumor), and chelsea perry. free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): punderdome: pun-masters have a war of the words at tonight’s edition of the beloved pun competition, hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day-of. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by nataly aukur (comedy central), rachel lenihan (the chris gethard show), shakir standley (last comic standing), james hamilton (vice), shakir standley (bet), rachel lenihan (the chris gethard show), and colleen genevieve (rent money). bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. logan’s run (park slope), free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress), molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming), and guest host luis galilei bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers maddie wiener (comedy central), carmen lagala (colbert), danish maqbool (ramy), jared waters (pbs), and maddie peck (last drop comedy). $5. >>

weds 8pm (bi-weekly): endless laughs comedy show: laughs and lager mix at endless life brewing (crown heights), where blair dawson and michael hirsch host an evening of stand-up by martin urbano (kimmel), harper-rose drummond (trutv), lili michelle (buzzfeed), and shayne smith. free. >>


thurs thru sun: east harlem giglio festival: the annual east harlem tradition established in 1908 returns with four days of food, games, music, and the traditional group lifting of an 80-foot, four-ton statue. pleasant avenue between 114th + 116th streets (east harlem), free admission. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black joy film fest: the sun rises in the east at restoration west plaza (bed-stuy) >>
dark toons at brooklyn commons park (downtown brooklyn) >>
jurassic park at brooklyn bridge park pier 1 >>

thurs 12:30pm (thursdays thru 8/25): broadway in bryant park: lite fm’s annual outdoor concert series brings the best of broadway to bryant park (midtown west), where cast members will perform their shows’ greatest hits. today: stomp, aladdin, and the lion king. free. >>

thurs 2pm, 4pm, 6pm (+ 8/6 4pm in ditmas park): new camerata opera’s summer concert series: principal soloists from the new camerata opera will perform a selection of operatic masterpieces in a series of pop-up performances at anita’s way, a pedestrian walk-through near bryant park. free admission (donations welcome). >>

thurs 5pm: summerstage: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues with a concert featuring budos band, rogê, and dj vernon reid in staten island’s corporal thompson park. free. >>

thurs 5-8pm: fogo azul + capoeira terreiro da lua: nyc-based, all-women/tgnc brazilian-american drumline fogo azul will perform a brazilian samba reggae concert, followed by a capoeira performance and workshop led by capoeira terreiro da lua at socrates sculpture park (lic). free admission. >>

thurs 6-8pm (thursdays thru 9/1): live at the archway: for 13 nights this summer, you can catch live, outdoor performances and local artists’ gallery exhibitions at the public plaza underneath the manhattan bridge in dumbo. tonight’s program is co-presented by the cuban arts center, and includes music by the feeling messengers and a retrospective of art, music, and political posters from the cuban arts center’s collection. rain or shine. free admission. >>

thurs 6-9pm (ends today): uptown bounce: museum of the city of new york and el museo del barrio’s annual summer block party series returns to east harlem with three themed nights featuring dj sets, live performances, artmaking activities, local eats available for purchase, and free museum admission. tonight’s theme: ‘diva night.’ >>

thurs thru 8/25 (thursdays at 6:30pm): fifth avenue fitness: work out with the lions on the nypl terrace lawn in midtown. b.y.o. mat, towel, and water. free admission. >>

thurs 6:30pm (thursdays thru 8/11): summer music in bushwick inlet park series: bop along to live music and watch the sun setting over the east river at bushwick inlet park’s summer music series. tonight: guitarist gerry eastman and his sextet. bushwick inlet park (williamsburg), free. >>

thurs 7pm (ends today): astoria waterfront concert series: bring a blanket or chair and your dancing shoes for an evening of live music on the astoria park great lawn. tonight: the motorcity revue (motown). free. >>

thurs 7:45pm (monthly): boyz in the woods comedy: tawanda gona, gabe pereira, and nick chambers host this standup-meets-trivia show, where audience members can win free drinks by answering pop culture and hip-hop questions in between sets by kasaun wilson (the problem with jon stewart), max fine (sirius xm), sam ike (sirius xm), nolawee mengist (just come comedy), and danielle clarke-fisher. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

thurs 8pm: w. kamau bell + kate schatz: do the work! with jamilah king: want to join the fight against racial injustice but don’t know where to start? comedian and author w. kamau bell (united shades of america) and author kate schatz (rad american women a-z) provide a primer with do the work!: an antiracist activity book, which they’ll discuss tonight with writer and podcaster jamilah king at the bell house (gowanus). $10 admission, $22.95 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

thurs 8pm: young hot sluts: a matchmaking show for sexy people: comedian carly ann filbin makes love connections while making you laugh at this irl matchmaking show. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

thurs 8pm: landline comedy: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where comedians alexis guerreros (bojack horseman), danish maqbool (ramy), nomie baker (lavender laughs), vernon payne, and sophia marmalade are on tap for a night of laughs. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jeffrey emerson and jill weiner save the best for laughs the laf dance saloon comedy show (jeffrey’s birthday edition), returning with an evening of standup by menuhin hart (comedy central), connor creagan (comedy central), kendra cunningham (last comic standing), liz glazer (cbs), mia faith hammond (chris gethard presents), mark benjamin (the new york times), and ashlynn salzano (that time of the week). the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>


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fri thru sun: national cheesecake day offerings: eileen’s special cheesecake shop (nolita, saturday only) and junior’s restaurant (various locations, fri-sun) are whipping up deliciousness on this year’s national cheesecake day. snag a free individual cheesecake tart with your $15+ purchase at eileen’s, or pick up a $5 slice with toppings of your choice and play the the ‘wheel of cheesecake’ as the junior’s food truck tours all five boroughs.

fri thru sun: 43rd annual thunderbird american indian powwow: immerse yourself in native american culture at the queens county farm museum (floral park), where over 40 indigenous american nations will take part in three days of intertribal dance competitions and sell wares at a vast market of art, crafts, jewelry, and food. $15 admission. >>

fri thru sun: summer for the city at lincoln center: lincoln center’s free programming this weekend includes juilliard’s summer dance intensive performance (fri 2pm), a zydeco/blues music and dance party with nathan williams and the zydeco cha chas (fri 6pm), an evening of live music from around the world culminating in a silent disco (sat 4:30-midnight), a family dance with native american dance troupe indigenous enterprise (sun 4pm), and deaf broadway’s asl production of sweeney todd (sun 7:30pm). >>

fri + sat (fri 7pm, sat 3pm): poncili creación: no gods only flowers: artists and brothers pablo and efrain del hierro, known under the moniker poncili creación, launch no gods only flowers, a visual ritual performed with larger-than-life puppets suspended from two 80-foot-high boom cranes over the courtyard walls of moma ps1, mimicking flowers bursting through cracks on a city sidewalk. green attire is requested. moma ps1 courtyard (lic), free (rsvp). >>

fri + sat (7pm): mobile dance film festival: dancers call the shots at the fourth annual mobile dance film festival, a showcase of 20+ dance films from around the world shot entirely on mobile devices. gibney 280 broadway (civic center/tribeca), $12. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
7 days at mccarren park (greenpoint/williamsburg) >>
ailey at snug harbor cultural center (staten island) >>
bohemian rhapsody at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
coming to america at haven plaza (washington heights) >>
godzilla raids again at lincoln center >>
respect at hansborough recreation center (harlem) >>
sing 2 at play area in penn south playground (chelsea) >>
star trek ii: the wrath of kahn on the flight deck of the intrepid (pier 86) >>
take the night at crocheron park (queens) >>

fri 6-8pm (on view thru 8/5): salmagundi club annual open exhibitions reception: the salmagundi club, an historic four-story townhouse in greenwich village, hosts two open exhibitions—one with photography and the other with painting, sculptures, and graphics—highlighting both emerging and established non-member artists from across the country. tonight’s opening reception includes free soft drinks and snacks, and wine and beer will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

fri 6-10pm: astor blaster silent disco: it’s hip to be square: party around the astor place cube at this all-ages silent disco dance party, featuring djs spinning top 40, 80s, 90s, and 2000s throwbacks, edm, hip-hop, rnb, and reggae on three different channels. free (a credit or debit card is required for the check-in process to use the headphones). >>

sponsored: fri 7pm: carnegie hall citywide: the hot sardines: experience everything that makes new york city so vibrant as we highlight sounds from across the country and around the globe right here in our neighborhoods. tonight, the hot sardines, ‘one of the best jazz bands in new york today’ (forbes), featuring guest vocalist nellie mckay at bryant park (midtown west). free. >>

fri 7pm: twister drink-along: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them tonight as they stumble through twister. caveat (les), $13-18. >>

fri 7pm (fridays thru 8/26): sunset on the hudson music series: it sounds like summer on the riverfront, where you can kick back and enjoy a free twilight concert most fridays thru the summer. the series continues with tanzanian-american neo-soul singer-songwriter koku gonza. pier 45 (west village). >>

fri 7pm: celebrate brooklyn!: bric’s 44th free outdoor festival returns for a summer filled with concerts and performances at prospect park’s lena horne bandshell. tonight’s free concert features new zealand-based indie-pop band the beths with singer-songwriters sasami and charlotte cornfield. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): laugh it off – a comedy show in a dog cafe: bring your problems and your pups to the laugh it off variety show, where audience members submit their everyday problems and comedians try their best to ‘fix’ them. boris and horton (east village), $12. >>

fri 7:30pm (every other friday): cherry on top comedy: dairy queen savannah desormeaux hosts tonight’s edition of cherry on top, a comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup on the rooftop of ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s lineup: connor marshall, nora jefferies, zach schiffman, sara hennessy, and richard perez. $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks katie boyle (the shift) and mohanad elshieky (comedy central) do crowd work and tell jokes and stories about nyc and their hometowns (in ireland and libya, respectively) at tonight’s edition of the transplants comedy show. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm: mediawitch fun fest: comedian marissa goldman, creator of the popular ‘google doc quarantine party,’ brings an evening of multimedia comedy, found youtube videos, google docs, and more to wonderville (bushwick). $10. >>

fri 8pm: i get wild!: tribute band i get wild plays the music of talking heads at littlefield (gowanus). $15. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by peter grosz (veep), rallo boykins (comedy central), carmen lagala (colbert), gracie canaan (nbc), ben wasserman (adult swim), and maria decotis (rolling stone). free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 10:30pm: happy birthday, kate: a kate bush party: be running up that hill at dj bright light bright light’s annual kate bush birthday celebration. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $12.30. >>


sat thru 8/28: (weekends 1-6pm): brooklyn waterfront artist coalition’s summer exhibitions opening: bwac’s seasonal art show takes over a 25,000 square foot civil war-era warehouse gallery space on the brooklyn waterfront: ‘more art of coney island’ juried exhibition, the members’ exhibition, and solo shows by sarah baley and emily legleitner. bwac gallery (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>

sat thru 8/7: trashfest and darkfest: the tank (midtown west) presents a series of eco-forward theatrical productions that produce no waste and use discarded materials, along with performances that use self-sufficient and alternative energy sources (e.g., flashlights). various prices. >>

sat + sun (9am-5pm): hong kong dragon boat festival: the 31st annual hong kong dragon boat festival, the oldest and largest event of its kind in the u.s., launches a weekend filled with dragon boat races, traditional music and dance from across the globe, food trucks, and more. rain or shine. flushing meadows corona park (queens), free admission. >>

sat + sun (6pm): summerstage: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues with concerts featuring saba, eryn allen kane, themind, and zillion (saturday) and sons of kemet, makaya mccraven, l’rain, and dj lindsey (sunday) at central park’s rumsey playfield. free. >>

sat + sun (6pm, + 8/6-7): greenhouse ensemble’s ten-minute play soirée: greenhouse ensemble’s short play performance series features a curated selection of new 10-minute plays by seven up-and-coming playwrights. outdoors at westside community garden (uws), free. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
delicacy (la délicatesse) at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>
fame at lena horne bandshell in prospect park >>
i didn’t see you there at brooklyn army terminal (sunset park) >>
james and the giant peach at beach 17th street playground (far rockaway) >>
spider-man: no way home at langston hughes playground (harlem) >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly thru december): queens craft brigade five year anniversary market: shop for artwork, crafts, fashion, jewelry, food, and more made by queens-based artists at queens craft brigade’s five year anniversary pop-up. katch (astoria), free admission. >>

sat 12-6pm: ninth annual stoops bed-stuy art crawl: america’s next top model winner naima mora hosts this year’s community block party celebration of brooklyn-based creatives. headlined by performance ensemble urban bush women, the afternoon will include live dance, theater, and music performances, visual art, workshops, energy healing, and more. pick up the schedule at garden of hope and 398 hancock street. free admission. >>

sat 1-7pm (monthly thru 11/19): bronx night market: the bronx’s outdoor pop-up is back with a rotating lineup of vendors (majority micro-, small-, lgbtq+-, poc-, immigrant-, and female-owned) serving up food, drink, apparel, jewelry, art, and more, plus with live music and dance performances. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 1:30pm (+ 8/2): columbia summer winds: the nyc-based community wind ensemble plays through a repertoire of great american songbook classics, john williams masterpieces, songs from the greatest showman and encanto, and more at this annual series of free, outdoor concerts in manhattan parks. today: central park’s naumburg bandshell. free. >>

sat 4-10pm: new york modular society summer synth series: the new york modular society, a collective dedicated to sharing love and knowledge about modular synthesizers, hosts a series of backyard parties at project parlor (bed-stuy) featuring electronic artists of various genres. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 7:30pm (thru 8/19): summer movie nights at queens botanical garden: queens botanical garden’s annual outdoor screening series continues with encanto. ticket ($17 general, $15 students/seniors) includes garden admission and a $5 snack voucher. >>

sat 7:30pm: rooftop films: i love my dad: rooftop films presents james morosini’s semi-autobiographical comedy i love my dad, with pre-show music by the velvicks, a post-screening q+a with the filmmaker, and an afterparty. new design high school (les), $16. >>

sat 8pm (ends tonight): hot summer nights! at kingsborough: kingsborough’s annual outdoor concert series is back in full swing, bringing jazz, blues, new orleans street beats, and more to cuny kingsborough’s lighthouse bandshell (manhattan beach). the series concludes tonight with jazz trumpeter and vocalist jumaane smith and his six-piece band. free. >>


sun 2-6pm: guelaguetza festival: ballet folklórico mexicano de nueva york’s 10th annual festival brings a day of traditional oaxacan dance, music, costumes, food, and more to socrates sculpture park (lic). free admission. >>

sun 7pm: hot bitch bingo: grab life by the (bingo) balls at hope morawa and hannah kaplan’s evening of games and sparkling prizes. young ethel’s (park slope), free admission (donations encouraged). >>


mon thru 8/31: rooftop terrace movies series: grab a drink, don a pair of headphones (provided by the venue), and enjoy an outdoor movie on the rooftop terrace of the green room 42 at yotel times square. this month’s selections include titanic, moana, little shop of horrors, sunset boulevard, the silence of the lambs, the parent trap, dirty dancing, legally blonde, grease, and more. $20 admission includes a $10 food and beverage voucher. >>

mon thru 8/31: rooftop cinema club: rooftop cinema club returns to the skylawn rooftop bar at embassy suites in midtown, where you can kick back in a comfy lounge chair and enjoy a classic new york movie beneath the night sky. this month’s screenings: the big lebowski, the shining, poetic justice, call me by your name, american psycho, roman holiday, lost in translation, casablanca, selena, moonlight, dazed and confused, and more. food, drinks, and movie snacks are available for purchase. $22.50+ admission. >>

mon thru 8/30: ‘orange + blue skies: spike lee’s new york’ series at nitehawk cinema: do the right thing and get yourself to nitehawk cinema’s screening series, featuring 25th hour, crooklyn, inside man, malcolm x, and more. nighthawk cinema (williamsburg + prospect park), $14. >>

mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
best in show at the hudson (inwood) >>
the wiz at our wicked lady (east williamsburg) >>
star trek: first contact at bryant park (midtown west) >>
sing 2 at union turnpike and 196th street (queens) >>
ailey at marcus garvey park (east harlem) >>
willy wonka and the chocolate factory at astoria park >>

mon 6:30pm (monthly): almost therapy: talk it out at corinne britti and katherine freel’s mental health-themed comedy variety show, where stand-up sets and musical acts are followed by an audience-driven q+a with an actual mental health professional. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman and r.c. gstaad iii’s monthly showcase for nonfiction writers returns with an evening of readings by joseph osmundson (virology), jourdain searles (the new york times), and steven jude tietjen (opera news). niagara bar (east village), free. >>

mon 9:15pm: escape from new york: nitehawk cinema (prospect park) screens john carpenter’s 1981 dystopian sci-fi action flick, starring kurt russell, ernest borgnine, adrienne barbeau, lee van cleef, donald pleasence, and isaac hayes. $10. >>


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, roller skating, art exhibitions, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint