thru 10/30: ‘seeinjustice’ public art installation in union square: 10-foot-tall sculptures of john lewis, george floyd, and breonna taylor have been installed in front of union square park’s george washington monument. created by artist chris carnabuci, the works will be on display all month before touring to other cities. >>

sat thru 3/6/2022: sanctuary: the 2021 socrates annual exhibition: 11 new artist sculptures and installations, based on the theme ‘sanctuary,’ fill the grounds of socrates sculpture park (lic). opening event saturday 3-6pm. free admission. >>

sat thru 10/10: nyc yarn crawl: knit happens at the annual nyc art crawl, where nine manhattan and brooklyn yarn shops are offering discounts, raffles, trunk shows, and more. alert scavenger hunt participants can also compete for prizes including kits and gift certificates. >>

sat + sun: 16th annual brooklyn book festival: nyc’s largest free lit fest continues with a children’s day (sat 11am-4pm, brooklyn commons at metro tech), and a festival day featuring an outdoor marketplace and author discussions (sun 10am-5pm, brooklyn borough hall plaza and surrounding areas). additional virtual events are scheduled sun 5-10pm. >>

sat + sun: anarchist book fair and art festival: this year’s annual anarchist book fair and art festival offers a slate of in-person and online events: saturday 11am-7pm at la plaza community garden in alphabet city and 7:30pm at tompkins square park; sunday 11am-8pm online. free. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
maleficent: mistress of evil at marine park (brooklyn) >>
the addams family (1991) at willowbrook park (staten island) >>
the addams family (2019) at queensbridge park (lic) >>
the hurt we share at highbridge park (washington heights) >>
yesterday at bellevue south park (kips bay) >>

sat 9:30am + 11:30am: become an ace leaf peeper: learning to identify trees is as easy as a (literal) walk in the park with local expert lisa nett. prospect park, $15. >>

sat 9:30am-12:30pm, 12:30-3:30pm: second annual bklyn bagelfest: get your daily fix of hole foods while you sample bagels and bagel themed-food + drinks from nyc’s top bagel shops. bklyn studios @ city point (downtown brooklyn), $35. >>

sat 11am-2:30pm: free bike helmets: get head smart with a free bike helmet from the department of transportation, which is distributing the free protective gear at 153rd st + riverside drive in riverside park. masks required during the fitting. >>

sat 12-6pm: metfest: the metropolitan museum of art (ues) hosts a day of performances, art-making activities, talks, tours, and more on the plaza, in the museum, and online. all outdoor programs are free, indoor programs are free with museum admission ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students; pay-what-you-wish for nys residents and ny, nj, and ct students). >>

sat 1-8pm: van alen institute block party: van alen’s inaugural block party – around the corner from its new brooklyn home – features live music, dance, street art, free treats, family activities, and more. bond street + sackett st (gowanus), free admission. >>

sat + sun at 4pm (+ 10/9-10): brooklyn academy of music’s r+b festival at fort greene park: now in its 26th year, bam’s annual r+b festival moves to fort greene park for two weekends of free outdoor concerts. this weekend: matthew whitaker (sat) and mykal (sun). >>

sat 7pm: modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show: comedians give their best take on interpreting a piece of art before being schooled by a professional expert on what it truly means. caveat (les), free. >>

sat 7pm: ‘hair nah’ launch party: death by audio arcade debuts a new arcade cabinet for ‘hair nah’ by momo pixel. the winner of dba arcade’s 2020 hands free arcade open call funded in part by brooklyn arts council, hair nah’ is a video game about a black woman who is tired of people touching her hair. wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 8pm: 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 patricia dinglasan, suni reyes, david perez, luis galilei, and molly breer. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

sat 10pm: party like it’s 1999: free britney edition: the bell house’s turn-of-the-millennium dance party returns with dj steve reynolds spinning hits from the first decade of britney spears’s career, plus other chart-topping artists from the 90s and 00s. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>


Attorney, strategist, and author of the Stonewall Book Award-winning Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation, Urvashi Vaid will join the Rev. Matt Welsch to discuss grassroots and community-based organizing, how the pandemic has affected advocacy work in the LGBTQ+ community, and the role of faith communities in the movement.

Trinity Commons Speaker Series with Urvashi Vaid
Tuesday, October 5 at 7pm EDT
Free on Zoom
Register now


sun thru 10/8 (10am-5pm): ‘inside out: ny together’: a new public art installation, featuring 1,200 large-scale black-and-white portraits of people who walk by port authority, will fill a 40-by-600-foot wall along the building. participants of the project, part of french artist jr’s ‘inside out’ initiative, can have their picture taken at a photo booth truck on west 40th st between eighth + ninth aves. >>

sun 10am-5pm: broadway flea market and grand auction: broadway fans can peruse and purchase theatre memorabilia across 30+ tables at shubert alley (bet. w 44th + w 45th sts and broadway + 8th ave) as well as online during the 35th annual broadway cares/equity fights aids fundraiser. while autograph and photo sessions will move online again this year, a live auction will kick off at 5pm in times square. >>

sun 10am-5pm: made in nyc pop-up at grand bazaar nyc: today’s edition of grand bazaar nyc, nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, will highlight a large selection of made in nyc’s independent artists, designers, craft-makers, and artisanal food entrepreneurs. 100 w 77th st at columbus ave (outdoors), free admission. >>

sun 10:30am-2pm: blessing of the animals at st. john the divine: following the church’s regular sunday service, all pets furry, feathered, or scaly are welcome to this annual tradition honoring saint francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. note: the annual animal costume parade will not be taking place this year. the cathedral of saint john the divine (morningside heights), free. >>

sun 11am-6pm: annual hoboken arts + music festival: artists, crafters, food vendors, and bands take over six blocks of hoboken’s washington street. this year’s fest features performances by the smithereens with guest vocalist marshall crenshaw, swingadelic, freedy johnston, orquesta la experiencia, and more. free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: atlantic antic festival: brooklyn’s oldest and largest street festival returns with 10 blocks of food and merch vendors, music, and more. brooklyn’s atlantic avenue between 4th avenue + hicks street, free admission. >>

sun 12-6pm: artmageddon: stroll through historic ditmas park, brooklyn while over 100 local brooklyn artists show and sell their work outside on porches and in open tents. spread over 60 locations within walking distance of each other, the event also includes live music. free admission. >>

sun 12:15pm (ends today): silent movie day at film forum: film forum celebrates national silent movie day with a double feature of tim wilde’s speedy (1928) featuring live piano accompaniment by steve sterner, and bruce goldstein’s 2015 documentary in the footsteps of speedy with an introduction by goldstein and harold lloyd’s granddaughter suzanne lloyd. film forum (south village), $15. >>

sun 12:30pm: pulaski day parade: polish-amercians show their pride at the 84th annual pulaski day parade. starting at 36th street and fifth avenue, the parade marches up fifth avenue to 53th street. free. >>

sun 2pm: plant swap social: say ‘aloe’ to other plant lovers and ‘leaf’ with a new (to you) plant at this plant swap social, where you can also save 15% on purchases. horti play (greenpoint), free admission. >>

sun 3pm: jane campion in-person at screening of the piano: stick around for a live, in-person discussion with filmmaker jane campion, who became the first woman to win the palme d’or with the piano. an archival 35mm print of the 1993 indie hit will be screened this afternoon at the paris theater (midtown west). $16 general, $14 students/seniors. >>

sun 3pm (monthly thru 1/23): concerts on the slope: the concerts on the slope performance series presents ‘death and the maiden,’ a program of music for string quartet featuring works by schubert, lam, and coleridge-taylor. st. john’s episcopal church (park slope), free admission. >>

sun 3pm: regina opera company ‘gotta sing’ concert: regina opera begins its 52nd season with an outdoor performance at the schoolyard of our lady of perpetual help (sunset park). program tba. $15. >>

sun 6pm: banana ketchup: a comedy show with filipino flavor: the banana ketchup comedy show celebrates filipino-american history month with an all-filipino lineup and free filipino food at kabisera cafe (les). hosted by patricia dinglasan, kyle marian, and dominique nisperos. free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

sun 6:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): cruella at cadman plaza park (brooklyn heights) >>


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


we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local openings, event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

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