cultural fests / food events / markets / shopping events (free admission, unless noted otherwise):

► weds thru 7/21: our lady of mount carmel feast (giglio festival) at the area around our lady of mount carmel church in williamsburg (n 8th + havemeyer streets). >>

► thurs 4-10pm (second thursdays 4-10pm, thru october): uptown night market at 12th avenue and west 133rd street. >>

► thurs 12-9pm (thursdays thru 8/1): union square’s first-ever night market by urbanspace at union square park’s south plaza. >>


thru 7/28: east to edinburgh festival: before heading to scotland for the edinburgh festival fringe, 16 shows from new york and around the country will take center stage right here in nyc during 59e59 theaters’ annual east to edinburgh festival. 59e59 theaters (ues), $18. >>

sponsored: tues 12-1pm (tuesdays thru 7/30): summer sounds at manhattan west: manhattan west (midtown west at 385 9th avenue) hosts a free series of weekly performances by musicians from around the globe. today: combo daguerre – these brooklyn-based rockers create a hybrid of french songs with the psychedelic latin influences of boléro, cumbia, 60s rock and french chanson. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): live dubbed sitcoms: comedians improvise new dialogue and plotlines over muted episodes of classic tv sitcoms at the live dubbed sitcoms show. tonight: saved by the bell and the king of queens. caveat (les), $18.76 with promo code ‘sitcom’ (reg. $22.35, $23 door). >>

tues 7pm (tuesdays thru 8/13): live at the gantries: kupferberg center for the arts presents live at the gantries, an annual outdoor concert series at gantry plaza state park. tonight: latin grammy winning artist, guitar player, dj, songwriter and producer josé luis ‘cheo’ pardo (afro latin, funk, and boogaloo). free admission. >>

tues 7:30pm (tuesdays thru 8/6): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux and jenny gorelick pair stand-up with ice cream at cherry on top, a comedy show in an ice cream shop that features a female, queer, and non-binary lineup. ice cream will be available for purchase before and after the show. the social (prosepct heights), $5-10 admission. >>

tues 7:30pm (+ 7/23, 8/6): naumburg orchestral concerts: outdoor orchestral concerts return to central park’s historic naumburg bandshell for a 119th season. tonight: a far cry, a self-conducted chamber orchestra, will perform works by kareem roustom, kinan azmeh, dinuk wijeratne, and leoš janáček. hosted by wqxr’s terrance mcknight. all concerts will be broadcast live. free admission. >>

tues 8pm: my dead wedding: a funeral for my canceled wedding: comedian chet siegel, who was dumped twice by her ex-fiancé during the pandemic, invites you to her solo show / ‘immersive nervous breakdown’ where she grieves her broken engagement and tries to figure out if she can get over it. littlefield (gowanus), $5.83 promo code ‘rip’ (reg $9.95 adv, $12 day of). >>


weds thru 8/25 (wednesdays thru sundays): little island performances in the glade: little island’s 2024 season continues with a series of free live performances in the glade, a 200-seat outdoor venue. week one: ‘tell me more’: performance and conversation curated and hosted by pulitzer prize-winner suzan-lori parks. free admission (first come, first served). >>

weds thru 7/21: 17th annual japan cuts: festival of japanese film: north america’s largest festival of contemporary japanese film returns for its 17th year at japan society (midtown east) with 31 films. $12-25 general, $10-23 seniors/students. >>

weds thru sun: third annual lincoln center’s summer for the city: india week: lincoln center hosts 200+ free or choose-what-you-pay concerts, dance parties, performances, films screenings, and more thru august. this week: india week events, including comedy underground, ragamala dance company, silent discos curated by dj rekha, a social dance, a screening of rrr, and much more. free and choose-what-you pay admission. >>

weds + thurs (various times): summerstage: nyc’s iconic summer performing arts festival returns with 85 free and benefit shows in central park and 12 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. this week: lamc and latin grammy 25th anniversary: fonseca, israel fernandez, bruses, and dj gia fu at rumsey playfield in central park (weds 7pm, free), works + process: it’s showtime nyc!, maimouna keita african dance company, and kash gaines’s caged birds at bed-stuy’s herbert von king park (thurs 6pm, free), and counting crows at rumsey playfield in central park (thurs 6pm, ticketed benefit show). >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
10 things i hate about you at resiliencity park (hoboken) >>
barbie at wync transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
howl’s moving castle at elizabeth street garden (nolita) >>
school of rock at prospect park’s long meadow (brooklyn) >>
the outsiders at pier i in riverside park south (uws) >>

weds (various times): free ice cream: to celebrate the piña colada’s 70th anniversary, discover puerto rico and van leeuwen have teamed up for a new piña colada ice cream flavor. score yourself a free scoop from a truck at three locations today: bryant park (11am-12:30pm), union square (1:15-2:45pm), and 787 coffee in the west village (4-5pm). >>

weds 6pm: on site opera: opera in the garden: enjoy selections from operas inspired by fairy tales in west side community garden’s floral setting. free admission. >>

weds 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/7): summer concerts at hudson yards: the annual bowery presents concert series returns to the public square + gardens at hudson yards. tonight: nbc’s the voice champion brynn cartelli with opener taylor bickett. free admission. >>

weds 6pm (various dates thru 8/2): carnegie hall citywide: carnegie hall presents a series of free outdoor concerts across nyc. tonight’s concert at madison square park (flatiron) features 2022 tiny desk contest winner alisa amador. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): fantastic fiction: the speculative-fiction reading series at kgb bar (east village), hosted by editor ellen datlow and writer matthew kressel, welcomes authors nat cassidy (when the wolf comes home) and a.t. sayre (signals in the static). free admission. >>

weds 7pm: stand-up science presents: volcano: learn while laughing as scientist turned stand-up comedian ben miller, who was recently artist-in-residence at hawai’i volcanoes national park, performs an hour of volcano-related jokes at grove 34 (astoria). $10. >>

weds 7pm: bailey swilley: gimme a sign!: writer and performer bailey swilley shares how she got through the darkest time in her life – the death of her father – with the help of family, pop culture and an obsession with looking for signs from ghosts. easy lover (east williamsburg), pay-what-you-want admission. >>

weds 7pm (wednesdays thru thru 8/14): jazz at pier 84: the jazz foundation of america presents its annual series of outdoor evening concerts at hell’s kitchen’s pier 84. tonight: santi debriano’s arkestra bembe. free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm: shitty mozart: hits, bits + shits: dressed in a cheap wig, shitty mozart (aron nemo, writer at the late show with stephen colbert) performs a chaotic one-man multimedia concerto—playing instruments he’s invented, performing duets with cartoons he drew, and more. brooklyn art haus (williamsburg), $15. >>

weds 7:30pm doors: ambush comedy show: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell’s ambush comedy show returns to ebbs brewing co (williamsburg) with stand-up sets by adam conover (adam ruins everything), hari kondabolu (netflix), martin urbano (kimmel), mary santora (siriusxm), and jared waters (training day comedy). bonus: arrive early to be entered into a raffle for a free 6-pack. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: attack mode deluxe: an all-female lineup of comedians (‘and their pet man’) take over littlefield (gowanus) with their love of the dark side of humor. featuring michelle gold, brooke eliot, karli marulli, danielle clarke-fisher, whitley watson, and jordan defilippo. $8.92 with promo code ‘attack5’ (reg. $15+). >>


thurs thru 7/27: serials by the fled collective: watch teams of actors perform five original 10-minute episodic plays, then vote for your favorites to return for a new installment at the next cycle of the fled collective’s short play series. the tank (garment district), $20+. >>

thurs thru 7/14: third annual fun + dumb festival: brooklyn comedy collective celebrates all things improv with a four-day laugh fest featuring 160+ improv teams, 600 performers, and 18 workshops. eris and bcc pig pen (east williamsburg), $30. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
barbie at the unisphere (flushing meadows corona park) >>
if at coney island beach + boardwalk >>
migration at ercel webb park (jersey city) >>
much ado about nothing at lawn in j. hood wright park (washington heights) >>
past lives at brooklyn bridge park’s harbor view lawn (dumbo) >>
rrr at damrosch park (lincoln center) >>

thurs: free slurpee day: celebrate the date and cool down with a free slurpee at participating 7-eleven locations. >>

thurs 12:30pm (thursdays thru 8/1): broadway in bryant park: broadway and off-broadway stars perform some of their biggest hits at bryant park’s annual lunchtime performance series. today: back to the future, hell’s kitchen, the who’s tommy, the wiz, and water for elephants. hosted by litefm’s helen little. free admission. >>

thurs 6pm (thursdays thru 8/15): live at the archway: music + art in the dumbo archway: sights and sounds fill the public plaza underneath the manhattan bridge in dumbo. tonight: brasil summerfest presents stéphane san juan trio, with art by noah lyon. doors at 5pm. rain or shine. free admission. >>

thurs 6-8pm (thursdays thru 7/25): jazz in july at brooklyn botanic garden: bring a blanket and enjoy the surroundings and sounds of bbg’s outdoor jazz in july series. each night also features a tour or other garden activity. free with regular garden admission ($22 general, $16 seniors/students, and a selection of free community tickets are available). >>

thurs 6:30pm (thursdays thru 8/1): summer music series at bushwick inlet park: take in the sounds and sunset at friends of bushwick inlet park’s annual summer music series. tonight: george gray jazz coalition. 86 kent ave (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 6:30pm doors (thursdays thru 8/1): river + blues concert series: battery park city’s annual river + blues concert series brings global and american folk, roots, and blues music to nelson a. rockefeller park for four evenings. tonight: los lobos with opener dj reagonomics. free admission. >>

thurs 7pm cue the sun! the invention of reality tv: new yorker staff writer and pulitzer prize-winning critic emily nussbaum presents her new book, cue the sun! the invention of reality tv, in a conversation with writer michael schulman (oscar wars). presented by books are magic at the invisible dog art center (boerum hill). free admission, $30 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

thurs 7:30pm (thursdays thru 8/3): astoria park concert series: central astoria ldc’s annual concert series returns with four nights of live music on the astoria park great lawn. tonight: emerald city underground (90s-00s grunge and alt rock covers). free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): tip top tits comedy show: it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with bret raybould (siriusxm), christiana jackson (cash cab), dan st. germain (conan), molly ruben-long (jfl), and taj osorio. bonus: $3 pbrs. tip-top bar + grill (bed-stuy), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm doors: rooftop films summer series: swamp dogg gets his pool painted: rooftop films presents isaac gale and ryan olson’s swamp dogg gets his pool painted (2024), followed by q+a with the filmmakers and an after party featuring a live performance from swamp dogg. industry city’s courtyard 5/6 (brooklyn), $18. >>

thurs 9pm (monthly): comedy ugly: a comedy strip show: comedians reveal more than just punchlines at comedy ugly, a standup show where performers remove an article of clothing between jokes. featuring: mark benjamin, david piccolomini, kenice mobley, and amanda hurley. hosted by alysia hush, marisa riley, and kim dinaro. easy lover (east williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 9pm: dave piontkowski: 3 kidneys no colon: comedian dave piontkowski’s 3 kidneys no colon, a solo show filled with jokes and stories chronicling his life battling chronic kidney disease and ulcerative colitis, comes to soho playhouse before heading to edinburgh festival fringe. $15 with promo code ‘anniversary’ (reg. $20). >>


our roundup of 70+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibits, film screenings, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint


cultural fests / food events / markets / shopping events (free admission, unless noted otherwise):

► tues 2-9pm (first tuesdays of the month thru october): vegan night market: central park south at columbus circle. >>

► thurs thru sun (10am-9pm): 53rd annual international african arts festival: commodore barry park (fort greene). donations welcome. >>

► sat 10am-5pm: 13th annual witchsfest usa pagan street faire: astor place between broadway + lafayette st. >>

► sat 4-10pm (first saturdays of the month thru 10/5): bronx night market: 1 fordham plaza. >>

► sun 10am-5pm: nyc staycation market at grand bazaar nyc: indoors and outdoors at 100 w 77th st at columbus ave (uws). >>

► sun 4-8pm: chinatown block party at mott + mosco streets. >>


tues 6pm: brooklyn poetry slam: season finals: slam poets gather for a night of words and wisdom, hosted by mahogany l. browne and dj jive poetic. outdoors at the plaza at 300 ashland (fort greene), free admission. >>

tues 7:30pm: drop in: comedy: mia jackson and olivia carter present an intimate comedy show at two boots pizza in park slope, with standup by katie hannigan (hbo), matt wayne (comedy central), ginny hogan (comedy central), joe russell (siriusxm), and doug smith (conan). bonus: free beer 7:30-8pm (one/person), and raffles for free pizza. free admission ($10 suggested, a tip basket will be passed around). >>


weds thru 8/22 (wednesdays + thursdays 11am-6pm): smorgasburg at the shed: smorgasburg’s newest foodie market opens at the shed’s outdoor public plaza in hudson yards with 20 vendors. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

weds thru sun: third annual lincoln center’s summer for the city: lincoln center hosts 200+ free or choose-what-you-pay concerts, dance parties, performances, films screenings, and more thru august. this week: comedy underground (weds 8pm), pharoahe monch + friends: internal affairs 25th anniversary (weds 8pm), silent disco with mr. life of your party fka dj fly ty (weds 10pm), the steven oquendo latin jazz orchestra + silent disco with cruz (fri 6:30pm + 10pm), brasil summerfest with rogê (fri 7:30pm), big umbrella day + silent disco for neurodivergent audiences (sat 11am-5:45pm + 6pm), anthem to us concert (sat 8pm), silent disco with khalil (sat 9pm), the brooklyn cumbia festival presents la colocha (sun 8pm), passing the crown: celebrating the queens of hip-hop (sun 8pm), and more. all free admission. >>

weds + thurs: the pit’s 12th annual indie-pendence day fest: the longest indie improv festival in nyc returns to the people’s improv theater for two days. $14.99/show. >>

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
lara croft: tomb raider at prospect park’s long meadow (brooklyn) >>
the clock at alfred e. smith playground (two bridges) >>

weds 6pm (wednesdays thru 8/7): summer concerts at hudson yards: the annual bowery presents concert series returns to the public square + gardens at hudson yards. tonight: crash adams. free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm: ambush comedy show: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell’s ambush comedy show returns to ebbs brewing co (williamsburg) with stand-up sets by lea’h sampson (netflix), ashton womack (comedy central), chloe radcliffe (comedy central), mj dede, and matt storrs. bonus: arrive early to be entered into a raffle for a free 6-pack. free admission. >>

weds 9pm: star spangled banger: house of yes (bushwick) hosts a july 4th warmup party, with tunes spun by resident dj dropkat. free before 10pm with rsvp, $10 guaranteed entry. >>

weds 9:30pm: doctors without boundaries: real-life er doctors andres mallipudi and aaron bola host a comedy show where standups with a tendency towards t.m.i. tell stories about their weirdest diagnoses, and the docs give a detailed breakdown of the history of each condition and what people diagnosed with it should know. audience members can even ask their own embarrassing medical questions via a ‘no co-pay’ question box. featuring sean peecook, emily dayton evans, juan nicolón, and patricia dinglasan. caveat (les), $16.70 with promo code ‘resident’ (reg. $20+). >>


thurs (various times): fireworks!: where to watch the big displays for free:
coney island’s fourth of july fireworks >>
jersey city’s 4th of july festival + fireworks featuring wyclef jean, fat joe, and funk flex >>
macy’s fourth of july fireworks along the hudson river >>

thurs 10am pre-show, 11am main event: nathan’s famous annual fourth of july international hot dog-eating contest: get your buns over to coney island to see who can down the most hot dogs in 10 minutes and win the coveted mustard belt. free admission. >>

thurs 10pm: planet yes july 4th party: daisy dukes: rock your shortest denim shorts and cowboy/girl styles at house of yes’s july 4th party. house of yes (bushwick), free before midnight with rsvp, $10-15 otherwise. >>


fri thru 8/30: jazzmobile summerfest: jazzmobile, the oldest u.s. not-for-profit arts and cultural organization created just for jazz, brings its annual outdoor concert series to richard rogers amphitheater in marcus garvey park (east harlem) and ulysses s. grant memorial (morningside heights). free admission. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
jumanji (1995) at corlears hook park (les) >>
marinette at seward park (les) >>

fri 7pm (various dates thru 8/2): carnegie hall citywide: carnegie hall presents a series of free outdoor concerts across nyc. tonight’s concert at bryant park (midtown) features conductor tania león with the harlem chamber players performing works by león, adolphus hailstork, chen yi, and trevor weston, with narration by terrance mcknight (wqxr) and dancers from the harlem school of the arts. >>

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 reps canada, germany, guatemala, india, romania, trinidad, uruguay, and venezuela with angelo colina, karolena theresa, juan nicolón, dan geneen, and divya gunasekaran. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘jamily’ (reg. $20). >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays thru 10/25): dreamland roller disco: lola star’s themed skate parties return to prospect park’s lefrak center for another season. tonight’s theme: prince purple rain. $25 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about where they came from and how they got here at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by randall otis, yoshiko watson, brittany cardwell, ben miller, danish maqbool, and jack finnegan. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>


sat thru 8/3: manhattan summer winds (fka columbia summer winds): the nyc-based community wind ensemble’s annual concert series presents hour-long outdoor concerts at fort tryon park, washington square park, foley square, central park, and battery park. this year’s program includes selections by leonard bernstein, john philip sousa, from broadway’s wicked, and more. free admission. >>

sat thru 7/28 (tuesdays thru sundays at 8:30pm): the classical theater of harlem: a midsummer night’s dream: the classical theater of harlem’s 25th anniversary season presents an outdoor production of shakespeare’s a midsummer night’s dream, set at the height of the harlem renaissance and starring russel peters, victor williams, allen gilmore, mykal kilgore, and carson elrod. the richard rogers amphitheater in marcus garvey park (east harlem), free admission. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
do the right thing at lena horne bandshell (prospect park) >>
the little mermaid (2023) at tecumseh playground (uws) >>

sat 3-10pm: soul summit: the soul summit house music party returns to the ruins at knockdown center (maspeth) for a free independence day weekend party. >>

sat 6-10pm (+ 8/3): silent disco at pier i: choose from three djs spinning different genres into your wireless headphones (provided while supplies last) at riverside park’s pier i. free admission (a credit or debit card may be needed for the check-in process to use the required 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: tocarra elise, suni reyes, laura laham, bruno ifebi, melissa rocha, and aidan kelly. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10 (every month’s show raises funds for direct action projects like mutual aid for people seeking asylum). >>

sat 8pm: girl? so confusing: a charli and lorde drag show: ruafza, cherry jaymes, mthr trsa, and joiryder team up for a pop queen drag show at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $12.36. >>

sat 10pm: kelly bachman: patron saint: in anticipation of its debut at the edinbugh festival fringe in august, comedian kelly bachman (fx/hulu’s hysterical, ‘rape victims are horny too’) previews her new stand-up hour at union hall (park slope). $10 adv, $15 door. >>


sun 5pm + 6pm: summerstage: nyc’s iconic summer performing arts festival returns with 85 free and benefit shows in central park and 12 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. tonight: federation sound 25th anniversary featuring sister nancy, tanto metro + devonte, tifa, mr. lexx, red fox + screechy dan, and iotosh + friends at coney island amphitheater (5pm); ezra collective, cleste, and da chick in association with blue note jazz festival at rumsey playfield in central park (6pm). free admission. >>

sun 7pm (weekly thru 7/28): summer on the hudson: amplified sundays: the amplified sundays series returns with danceable live music accompanied by sunsets at riverside park south’s pier i (uws). tonight’s kickoff features la banda chuska, performing ‘the sounds of vintage peruvian cumbia and 1960s surf rock. free admission. >>

sun 7:30pm: nat towsen’s summer vacation: comedian and writer nat towsen (fallon) hosts an evening of extended standup sets by aasif mandvi (the daily show), gary gulman (the great depresh), and taylor garron (reductress). union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sun 9:30-11:30pm: quiet reading club: spend your sunday evening reading and chatting with new folks at quiet reading club’s meet up at book club bookstore and wine bar (east village). read for the first hour, chat for the second. byo book. price of admission is one drink from the bar. >>


mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: the crown heights bar and beer garden presents an evening celebrating author juliet escoria’s new story collection, you are the snake!, along with readings by mesha maren (shae), nicolette polek (bitter water opera), daisuke shen (vague predictions and prophecies), and khaoli bailey (the miseducation of a 90s baby). books will be available for purchase by unnameable books. free admission. >>

mon 8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): old school at bryant park (midtown) >>


our roundup of 70+ ongoing events and attractions: art exhibits, film screenings, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint


Atlantic Theater Company presents The New York Times Critic’s Pick
by Lucy Kirkwood
directed by Sarah Benson

Linda Gross Theater | 336 West 20th St.

“Sandra Oh and a cast of downtown all-stars illuminate this period thriller” (The New Yorker).

Last chance to see the “astonishingly original” (Reclining Standards) new play by Tony Award nominee Lucy Kirkwood (The Children) directed by Obie Award winner Sarah Benson (Fairview) through July 7 only.

Rural England, 1759. As the country awaits the return of Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to death. When she tries to escape the noose by claiming she is pregnant, twelve ordinary women are gathered to decide whether she is telling the truth. A dark, fierce, funny play about democracy and housework.

The cast features Tilly Botsford (Off-Broadway debut), Hannah Cabell (The Father), Glenn Fitzgerald (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window), Paige Gilbert (The Skin of Our Teeth), Ann Harada (Into the Woods), Jennifer Nikki Kidwell (Underground Railroad Game), Nadine Malouf (Grief Hotel), Mary McCann (Harper Regan), Emily Cass McDonnell (I’m Revolting), MacKenzie Mercer (Frozen National Tour), Sandra Oh (“The Sympathizer”), Susannah Perkins (The Wolves), Simone Recasner (Ain’t No Mo’), Dale Soules (“Orange Is the New Black”), Danny Wolohan (Camelot), and Haley Wong (Mary Gets Hers).



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