MON-WEDS, 4/5-7: VACCINE ELIGIBILITY FOR 16+, LINCOLN CENTER’S RESTART STAGES, TASTE OF GRAND CENTRAL, AND MORE

monday

weekdays (7:30am, 11am, 1pm, 6pm, 8pm): whispering libraries: if these walls could talk… catch curated playlists of music, poetry, oral history, and spoken literature featuring edwidge danticat, ethel quartet, joy harjo, fran lebowitz, john lewis, and more, streamed through hidden speakers outside 10 brooklyn public library branches. free. >>

mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations heads ‘from page to stage,’ highlighting operas adapted from classic literature including tchaikovsky’s eugene onegin, shostakovich’s the nose, verdi’s luisa miller, and more. online, free. >>

mon 3pm: star trek first contact day: april 5th is the day that humans first make contact with vulcans, marking a pivotal moment of exploration in star trek history (in 2063, of course). on this important day, join hosts wil wheaton and mica burton for an afternoon of panels and programming celebrating ‘first contact day’ with cast members and creators from the star trek universe. online, free. >>

mon 8:30pm, 10pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight: ‘food tours across europe.’ online, free. >>

mon 7:15pm: the moth storyslam: get grounded during an ‘earth’-themed edition of the moth’s storyslam, the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition in which anyone can share a five-minute tale on the evening’s theme. online, $10. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman’s monthly showcase for non-fiction writers returns with readings by gina nutt (night rooms), dr. soyica colbert (radical vision: a biography of lorraine hansberry), angella d’avignon (the new york times), and audrey olivero (longreads). online, free. >>

mon 9:30pm: one-page wednesday: share a page of your latest work (or just listen in), connect with other writers, and get inspired during this two-hour session hosted by natalie serber (shout her lovely name), with featured reader marilyn freeman (the illuminated space). presented by portland’s literary arts. online, free. >>

tuesday

tues: vaccine eligibility for new yorkers over 16 starts today: starting at 8am today, all new yorkers over the age of 16 will be eligible to sign up for the covid-19 vaccine. this follows last week’s expansion to 30 years of age and older. >>

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

tues 7pm: a year of asian hate: where do we go from here?: the asian american federation and the migrant center of ny present a panel discussion between community leaders, scholars, organizers, and public officials about what has triggered the recent uptick in attacks and the concrete actions we can take to ensure the safety of asian community members. online, free. >>

tues 7pm: hetty mckinnon: to asia, with love cooking demo + convo w/ cathy erway: chinese-australian chef and food writer hetty mckinnon puts a nontraditional spin on the chinese flavors of her childhood, serving up cooking tips, recipes, and memories in a conversation on her latest cookbook, to asia, with love: everyday asian recipes and stories from the heart, with food writer and author cathy erway (the art of eating in). presented by books are magic. online, free. >>

tues 7:30pm: finding the right fit: a framework for creating your new career: learn self-exploration techniques for choosing a career path that aligns with your unique habits, values, and sources of joy. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $14. >>

tues 7:30pm: word bookstore live: clay mcleod chapman + elijah wood: speak of the devil: author clay mcleod chapman discusses his new horror novel, whisper down the lane, a true-crime-based psychological thriller inspired by the mcmartin preschool trials and the satanic panic of the 1980s, in a conversation with actor elijah wood. online, $5. >>

tues 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club lecture series: take flight with bird researcher and scientist scott weidensaul (a world on the wing: the global odyssey of migratory birds), who’ll soar through the science of bird migration and the diversity of feathered flocks that criss-cross the planet during today’s edition of the secret science club. online, free. >>

wednesday

starts weds (ongoing): lincoln center’s restart stages: lincoln center ‘restarts’ live performances with 10 outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces with safety protocols in place for artists, audiences, and staff. expect free and low-cost performances and screenings, dance workshops, an outdoor reading room, family programming, and more. it all launches on world health day, april 7, with a special performance for healthcare workers. >>

weds 12pm: uncover the secrets of nyc: from hidden champagne vaults in the brooklyn bridge to a river running beneath the empire state building, untapped new york’s justin rivers spills the beans on some of the city’s most intriguing secret facts. online, $10. >>

weds 6pm: black lesbian futures – mouths of rain: an anthology of black lesbian thought: editor briona simone jones leads an intergenerational panel of black lesbian writers, publishers, and activists in a conversation about her new collection, mouths of rain, which chronicles the legacy and contributions of trailblazing black lesbian thought leaders barbara smith, audre lorde, mecca jamilah sullivan, and many more. online, free. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): punderdome: a dozen pun-masters have a war of the words in tonight’s online edition of the beloved pun competition. hosted by fred firestone. presented by littlefield. online, $5 suggested donation. >>

weds 8pm: 90s sitcom tv party: laugh, drink, reminisce, and salute your shorts as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic 90s tv shows like saved by the bell, the adventures of pete and pete, blossom, and more. online, $8. >>

misc

15 places to view cherry blossom trees in nyc: find out where the city is getting pretty in pink (and white) this season. >>

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

[DRAFT] THURS-SUN, 4/22-25: SKINT WEEKEND



thursday

thurs thru 7/8: art on the ave: awakening: the manhattan-based arts initiative art on the ave will ‘awaken’ the west village with a new public art exhibition, filling vacant storefronts with works by local artists. free. >>

thurs thru 6/20 (11am-8pm): urbanspace spring up market at bryant park: 50 local food and retail vendors pop-up in bryant park for the spring season. >>

thurs thru sun (monthly thru july): virtual vogue knitting live: get in the loop during a stitch-perfect weekend of classes, panel discussions, vendors, and more fiber-filled fun. online, various prices. >>

thurs 8:30pm: wrong answers only: sharks: chris duffy hosts this interactive quiz show in which three clueless comedians offer up enough hilarious wrongs to make a right, playing games and quizzes and learning about exciting new scientific research with the help of an actual scientist. tonight, guest comics demi adejuyigbe (james corden writer), aparna nancherla (corporate), and zhubin parang (the daily show) test their shark smarts with marine biologist and shark expert melissa cristina márquez. online, free. >>

thurs 9pm: puppet spread: sprouts!: hang around for this puppet slam showcase presented in the style of a late-night tv talk show. presented by the tank. online, $5+. >>

sponsored

Join Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Dr. Matthew Desmond and Trinity’s Theologian in Residence, the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, as they discuss one of the most devastating crises facing our city and our country: eviction. Their conversation will center on Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which follows eight families as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation, provides fresh ideas for solving this critical problem, and reminds us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Thursday, April 29, 2021 6pm
FREE
Register here

friday

fri thru 10/31: new art commission for the met’s roof garden: artist alex da corte’s alexander calder-inspired work, as long as the sun lasts, is a 26-foot-tall moving sculpture featuring a blue-feathered big bird sitting on a floating crescent moon while gazing out at central park. iris and b. gerald cantor roof garden at the metropolitan museum of art (ues), free with regular museum admission (pay-what-you wish for ny residents and ny, nj, and ct students). >>

fri thru 4/30: voices of hope: carnegie hall presents its first-ever online festival, voices of hope, examining the life-affirming power of music and the arts during times of crisis. with offerings by more than 40 cultural and academic organizations. free. >>

fri thru the season (ongoing): opening day at brooklyn bridge park’s outdoor roller rink: pull on some skates and let the good times roll at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 roller rink, opening for the season today. $6-10 admission, $7 skate rental or byo. >>

fri thru 6/26 (closed sundays): center for book arts spring exhibitions: three new exhibitions kick off the center’s spring season: oscar salguero’s interspecies futures draws on bio-art and speculative design to imagine a less human-centered world; betsy stirratt’s veiled taxonomies also examines humanity’s complex relationship with nature, but with a focus on how plants, animals, and humans are represented in museums and collections; maureen catbagan’s photography installation, lights, tunnels, passages + shadows, looks beyond galleries and exhibition halls to find the artistry in everyday spaces inside museums. center for book arts (flatiron), free. >>

fri 12pm: envisioning your ideal career in your new world…on your terms: join an interactive webinar led by career coach and talent agent consultant jim arnoff, who’ll give you the tools to tap into your passion and pursue your dream career. presented by the new york public library. online, free. >>

fri 12-6pm (ongoing, closed sun-tues): dia chelsea reopens: following a two-year renovation and expansion, dia foundation’s chelsea gallery reopens with an exhibition of newly commissioned works by lucy raven. free admission (reservation required). >>

fri 3pm (weekly thru 5/7): the institute of fine arts and the frick collection symposium on the history of art: selected art history grad students from harvard, brown, nyu, yale, cuny, and more present their original research papers at this annual gathering. online, free. >>

fri 7pm: the story collider podcast’s science story slam: five storytellers selected at random from audience submissions share true, personal, ‘storms’-themed stories ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking. if chosen, you’ll also receive feedback from a pair of guest coaches. hosted by devon kodzis. online, $10. >>

fri 7:45pm (monthly): nerd nite: be there and be square. nerd nite returns with a night of trivia and presentations spanning a wide range of nerdom. littlefield (gowanus), $5 (online), $23 (in-person). >>

fri 8pm (biweekly): hack city comedy show: start the weekend laughing when you tune in to this diverse biweekly stand-up show, hosted by asian not asian podcast’s fumi abe and michael nguyen. tonight’s lineup includes tien tran (comedy central), alex english (national lampoon radio hour), and ashton womack. online, free. >>

fri 8pm: emo sing-along: feel your feelings as you sing/scream along to music videos by jimmy eat world, my chemical romance, paramore, and more at secretformula’s streaming party. online, free. >>

fri 8:30pm (biweekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by django gold (colbert), chris alan (laughs), denise taylor (the onion), and more. formerly held at halyard’s in gowanus, the long-running show is hosted by wendy steiner, nicole conlan, and naomi karavani. online, free (donations welcome). >>

saturday

sat thru the season: bronx brewery’s outdoor beer garden opens for the season: soak up some sun and suds at the local beer spot. >>

sat thru 5/9 (weekends thru 5/9): art in the garden: brooklyn botanic garden presents a series of casual, pop-up music and dance performances in locations spread across the garden. free with garden admission ( $18 general, $12 seniors/students, free community tickets available). >>

sat thru 4/22: los angeles times festival of books: now in its 25th year, the nation’s largest in-person literary event moves online for six days of conversations, panels, and readings by writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers. most events are free, while some require a book purchase. >>

sat + sun 10am-6pm (+ 4/24-25): west side community garden’s annual tulip festival: the west side community garden (uws) springs into brightly-colored bloom with nearly 100 varieties of tulips expected to flower in april and may. visitors are also welcome to visit during the week, when the garden tends to be less crowded. 123 w 89th street (between amsterdam + columbus avenues), free admission. >>

sat + sun: broadwaycon: the show must go on(line), so the annual broadway fan fest is hosting two days of virtual programming including talks, panel discussions, meet-and-greets, screenings, performances, and more. online, free+. >>

sat 12pm: walking mass ii: wherever you are, find a sense of connection to your surroundings on a walk led by nuum collective, who’ll guide and connect participants via a mass phone call. part of culturehub’s re-fest. free. >>

sat 8pm: the producers original broadway cast reunion: on the 20th anniversary of the producers’ broadway premiere, actors matthew broderick, nathan lane, roger bart, brad oscar, and cady huffman and director/choreographer susan stroman get together for an evening to benefit the actors fund. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sat 9pm: picture this! live animated comedy 9 to 5 anniversary: animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines at tonight’s 9-year anniversary show. hosted by brandie posey. online, $10. >>

sunday

sun thru 5/1: taste of science festival: here’s a little food for thought: enjoy a smorgasbord of scientific research from around the world during this annual lecture series. opening week topics incudle the science of drugs, exploring mars, and more. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sun 1pm: spoons toons + booze says no this drugs: get a sugar high during secretformula’s breakfast cereal-fueled streaming video party of anti-drug cartoon episodes. online, $8. >>

sun 1pm-6pm (sundays thru 6/27): the new colossus festival presents free outdoor shows at 18th ward: jam out to independent music from around the world during this live, outdoor concert series hosted by 18th ward brewery (east williamsburg). this week’s show features shadow monster and pynkie. free admission. >>

sun 5:30pm (sun + weds 5:30pm thru 9/5): fix your own bike workshop: get back in gear with the help of experienced mechanics and provided tools. time’s up! brooklyn space in williamsburg. free (donations encouraged). >>

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 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-SUN, 4/1-4: SKINT WEEKEND

misc.

where to find spring blooms in central park: see spring do its thing at nine locations highlighted by the central park conservatory. >>

over 20 outdoor ‘reading rooms’ are popping up in brooklyn: sit back and relax with a book or laptop at one of brooklyn public library’s new outdoor reading rooms, offering comfy seating and wifi connectivity in 20+ locations. >>

nypl for the performing arts is lending out tech kits for your inner performing artists: take your self-tape setup to the next level with an ipad pro, mic, ring light, midi keyboard, and more, all available to borrow for free with your new york public library card. >>

where to watch the 2001 oscar-nominated films: stream (most of) the films nominated for an oscar from the comfort of your couch. >>

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

thursday

thurs thru sun: 10th annual socdoc thesis showcase: school of visual arts presents 13 work-in-progress thesis films by the mfa social documentary film class, along with filmmaker, faculty, and guest q+a panels. online, free. >>

rescheduled from weds: thurs 3pm-3am: quiz daddy’s livestreamed moving sale + charity auction: comedian scott rogowsky (hq trivia) is moving to the west coast, but not before auctioning off his vast collections of sports cards and memorabilia, comic books, vintage clothes, records and tapes, and collectibles in a marathon 12-hour livestream. all proceeds will be donated to feeding america-affiliated food banks across the country. app download required. >>

thurs 6-10pm (first thursdays): light year video art exhibition: take in a new series of 30 minute, 65′ x 40′ video art installations projected onto the side of the manhattan bridge in dumbo. viewers can grab a cocktail to go from nearby superfine, olympia wine bar, or 68 jay street bar. pearl street triangle (+ online starting at 2pm), free admission. >>

thurs 7pm: you’ll find this humerus: a benefit for the brooklyn free clinic: comedians sarah cooper (netflix), aparna nancherla (corporate), mary beth barone (comedy central), brittany carney (comedy central), joyelle johnson (crashing), chris duffy (how to be a better human), and more will tickle your funny bone during a comedy fundraiser for brooklyn free clinic. online, $10. >>

sponsored: thurs 7:30pm (thursdays thru may): totally true things: a socially conscious storytelling show: jude treder-wolff hosts this live-streaming series in which performers share true stories that focus on mental health, medical challenges, and social issues, then chat with an expert on the topic. tonight: ‘thank you for playing,’ with monologues by jude treder-wolff and a group of fantastic improvisers exploring how making things up together helps us deal with reality. online, $12 (save 15% with promo code ‘skint15’). >>

friday

fri thru sun (open sat 1-5pm + by appt., opening reception fri 6-9pm): four sight pop up exhibition: photographers chelsea emuakhagbon, theresa newsome, allison hunter, and abbey hepner share works that draw inspiration from the feminist photographic archive, the black lives matter and #metoo movements, and the cultural and political unrest of the present moment. paradice palase (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8pm: the eight flavors of american mixology: you’ll feel like a cocktail connoisseur with the help of culinary historian sarah lohman (eight flavors: the untold story of american cuisine), who’ll discuss the history of american mixology through the lens of eight primary ingredients. for those who’d like to mix up some drinks to enjoy during the talk, a few recipes will be emailed ahead of class. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $8. >>

fri 8pm (biweekly): hack city comedy show: start the weekend laughing when you tune in to this diverse biweekly stand-up show, hosted by asian not asian podcast’s fumi abe and michael nguyen. tonight’s lineup includes alex babbitt (hbo’s def jam), eion falance, and gracie canaan. online, free. >>

fri 8pm: mix tape sing-along: sing, dance, and reminisce during secretformula’s streaming 1980s-2000s music video party. online, free. >>

fri 8:30pm (biweekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by andre d. thompson (fallon), kyle ayers (comedy central), andrew orvedahl (trutv), and more. formerly held at halyard’s in gowanus, the long-running show is hosted by wendy steiner, nicole conlan, and naomi karavani. online, free (donations welcome). >>

saturday + sunday

sat + sun: easter weekend things to do in nyc with kids: egg hunts, spring fling, nature walks, and more from mommy poppins. >>

sat + sun 10am-5pm (thru the season): brooklyn flea reopens in williamsburg and dumbo: now in its 14th year, the brooklyn flea returns to williamsburg (saturdays) and dumbo (sundays) starting this weekend. operating at 50% capacity, the outdoor markets will feature 30-40 vendors each. coming up later this month: the hester flea on the lower east side. >>

sat 12-6pm (saturdays thru 11/13): bronx night market opens for the season: the borough’s outdoor pop-up returns with local food and drink vendors serving up cuisines from around the world at affordable prices. fordham plaza (bronx), rsvp required. >>

sat 7:30pm: secretformula cinema: mortal kombat (1995) + street fighter (1994): drink punch and throw punches during secretformula’s action-packed double feature watch party. online, $8. >>

sat thru 7/11: modern look: photography and the american magazine: the jewish museum’s latest exhibition traces the evolution of the modern magazine from the 1930s-60s, focusing on the influence of avant-garde photographers and designers fleeing fascism in europe, and the work of the younger artists they inspired. with over 150 works including photographs, layouts, and cover designs, the exhibition highlights the work of richard avedon, lillian bassman, robert frank, margaret bourke-white, gordon parks, and more. the jewish museum (ues), $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, free on saturdays). >>

sun 12pm: doctor who virtual experience: hop on board the tardis for a livestream q+a and virtual photo op session with doctor who cast members jenna coleman, billie piper, alex kingston, and arthur darvill. online, free (photo op sessions, one-to-one chats, and autographs are available for purchase). >>

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 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