where to see fall foliage: scout out the most ‘poplar’ spots to watch the city’s trees get spruced up for the season with nyc parks’ fall foliage guide. interested in going farther afield? the i love ny foliage report gives weekly updates on the colors popping up across the state.


sat thru 10/31: new arts events on governor’s island: herstory of the universe (10/9 + 10/16), a six-part site-specific dance installation by richard move to reflect the unique history and topography of the island. the laboratory for what’s possible (thru 10/31. book launch 10/9), amelia marzec’s multimedia art installation based on her new book, what happened here, an exposé of 28 sites occupied by bell labs and the u.s. army where the groundwork was laid for modern communications technology–which was initially intended for warfare. free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3).

sat: john lennon’s birthday at strawberry fields: while nothing formal is planned, strawberry fields, a living memorial to john lennon in central park, is often visited by fans from all over on this day. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
abbott and costello meet frankenstein at clove lakes park (staten island) >>
johnny english strikes again at chelsea green >>
jurassic park at athens square (astoria) >>
scoob! at col. david marcus playground (midwood) >>
the addams family at cedar playground (bronx) >>

sat 10am-5pm: kings county fiber festival: thread: get crafty with other local fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners, and weavers at the tenth annual fair and marketplace. old stone house + washington park (park slope), free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-7pm: new york african restaurant week food festival: a dozen food vendors and 20+ merch vendors celebrating the african diaspora come together for this annual outdoor fest. hillel plaza at flatbush ave (midwood), free-$15 admission. >>

sponsored: sat 1-4:30pm, 6-9:30pm: brooklyn wine fest: wine fest is your all access pass to try wines from both local and abroad. travel the world of wine at the brooklyn expo center today! ticket includes unlimited samples of wine, a souvenir sample cup, great music and access to delicious food, vendors and merchandise. special offer for the skint readers: save $20 on advance tickets here. >>

sat + sun 1-6pm: red hook open studios: artists and makers throughout red hook, brooklyn open their studios to the public for the weekend. the 42 art spaces and private studios participating in this year’s event will feature ceramics, photography, fine art, metalwork, furniture, jewelry, and more. free admission. >>

sat + sun 4pm (ends sun): brooklyn academy of music’s r+b festival at fort greene park: bam’s annual r+b festival finds its rhythm in fort greene park during a weekend of outdoor performances by stew + the negro problem and dope sagittarius (sat) and valerie june and sunny war (sun). free. >>

sat 5pm: chinatown arts week: garden preview concert: in anticipation of the fourth annual chinatown arts week (10/15-24), enjoy an evening of cantonese opera arias and strings performed live in elizabeth street garden (nolita). free. >>

sat 5-9pm: the roller wave: roller disco: roll with the flow at this indoor skate party. schimanski (williamsburg), $18 admission / $10 skate rental (or b.y.o.). >>

sat 6-9pm (+ various dates thru 11/27): green-wood after hours: stroll through the hilly landscape of green-wood cemetery by night on this flashlight-illuminated walking tour, where you’ll stop by the graves of new york and american history makers and visit green-wood’s famed catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. $30. >>

sat 7:30pm: secretformula’s x-files tv party: the truth is out there (on your screen) during secretformula’s x-files watch party, complete with comedic commentary, trivia, pre-show clips, and more. online, $10. >>

sat 8pm: show and purell: have an evening of good clean sharing at the show and purell show, where tasha lutek will be interviewing guests about meaningful objects from their lives. audience members are invited to bring their own object to discuss during a rapid-fire share session at the end. outdoors at city reliquary (williamsburg), free. >>

sat 8pm: the string orchestra of brooklyn: after an almost two-year hiatus, the string orchestra of brooklyn (sob) returns with an evening of tchaikovsky and beethoven featuring violinist giora schmidt. st. ann and the holy trinity church (brooklyn heights), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

sat 9pm: source point press new york comic con afterparty with metropolis burlesque: comic strip meets striptease at source point press’s nycc afterparty, featuring burlesque, go-go, and raffle prizes. the liberty (midtown), free admission. >>


Wine Fest is your all access pass to try wines from both local and abroad. Travel the world of wine at the Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, October 9!

Ticket includes unlimited samples of wine, a souvenir sample cup, great music and access to delicious food, vendors and merchandise.

Special offer for the skint readers:
Save $20 on advance tickets with promo code SKINT

Brooklyn Wine Fest
Saturday, October 9
Session 1: 1-4:30pm
Session 2: 6-9:30pm

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

21+ Only


sun (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
cruella at highland park (cypress hills) >>
rhymes for young ghouls at sunset park >>

sun 10am-5pm: nyc vintage pop-up at grand bazaar nyc: today’s edition of grand bazaar nyc, nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, will highlight a selection of independent vintage dealers selling fashion and accessories, lamps and furniture, ceramics and cookware, postcards and art, comics and toys, vinyl, and more. 100 w 77th st at columbus ave (outdoors), free admission. >>

sun 11am-9pm (+ mon 7am-2pm): indigenous peoples day celebration: rethink columbus day at redhawk native american arts council’s annual indigenous peoples day celebration, two days of music and dance performances, spoken word, guest speakers, ceremonies, vendors, and more. randall’s island, free admission (donations welcome). >>

sun 12-7pm (monthly): pioneer works second sundays: enjoy live music and dj sets, artists’ open studios, art installations, and an assortment of in-person and online programs during pioneer works’ second sunday event series. highlights of this month’s edition include a circuit-building demo, a presentation on the mysterious world of fungi, creative climate award-winning films, a performance by local freak-folk-jazz collective uncivilized, and more. pioneer works (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>

sun 7pm: the best short stories 2021: guest editor chimamanda ngozi adichie (americanah, we should all be feminists) discusses this year’s collection, featuring 20 o. henry prize-winning works by rising stars and fiction vets including david rabe, anthony doerr, ben hinshaw, sally rooney, and more. in conversation with author and editor jenny minton quigley (the early birds). presented by powerhouse arena. online, free. >>

sun 8pm: glamdammit: the glamdammit party celebrates 17 years of fist-pumping rock n roll, punk anthems, and glam rock with a night of live performances and dj sets at east berlin (east village). $10. >>


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.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint