sat + sun: gift markets, fairs, and fleas this weekend:
brooklyn flea’s dumbo holiday market: 80 pearl street (dumbo), free admission. (sundays 10am-5pm thru 12/19) >>
hester street fair season finale: south street seaport, free admission. (sat 11am-6pm) >>
nyc vintage bazaar @ grand bazaar nyc: 100 w 77th st at columbus ave (uws), free admission. (sun 10am-5pm) >>
renegade craft fair: metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $0-12 suggested admission. (sat + sun 11am-5pm) >>
upstate vintage antique show: 267 kent (williamsburg), $15 admission. (sat + sun 10am-5pm) >>
westbesth bag ‘n’ box sale: 55 bethune street (west village), free admission. (sat 11am-2pm) >>

sat-sun (ends sun): new york comedy festival: the annual festival of funny is back with 100+ shows across the boroughs. while the big-name shows are a bit out of our price range, there are plenty of skint-priced picks this weekend: toxic positivity @ brooklyn comedy club, praying for godot @ tiny cupboard, rizzle comedy showcase @ asylum nyc, my dad isn’t dany devito with danny devito @ union hall, stand up à la mode @ ample hills gowanus, jenny zigrino special taping @ littlefield, and more. >>

sat (time tba): rockefeller center christmas tree arrives today: rock center is getting the holiday tree-tment: a 79-foot tall norway spruce from elkton, maryland, is set to arrive today. the lighting ceremony is scheduled for 12/1, after which the tree will be lit daily. >>

sat 12-6pm, sun 10am-5pm: international postcard show: here’s something to write home about: metropolitan postcard club of new york city’s biannual international postcard show returns in-person to the new yorker hotel (midtown west). $7 general, free for students. >>

sat 12-7pm: the international studio + curatorial program’s fall open studios: peruse the latest works by iscp’s 34 resident artists and curators from 26 countries. international studio + curatorial program (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

sponsored: sat 1-4pm, 6-9pm: brooklyn whiskey fest: the brooklyn whiskey fest returns with over 100 styles of whiskey! discover a huge variety of new spirits, speak to the distillers, and go on the ultimate tour of whiskey. guests will enjoy unlimited whiskey and craft spirits samples for the entire session, paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games. special offer for the skint readers: save 30% on advance tickets here. >>


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sun (thru the season): wollman rink opens: following a $7.5 million refresh, and operating under new management, central park’s iconic ice rink opens for the season today. note: today’s opening included a promo for free tickets, which were snapped up immediately. regular admission: $14-23 general, $5-9 seniors. $11 skate rental (or byo). >>

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, presented in partnership with haiti cultural exchange, include a drumming and dance workshop, a speculative fiction reading, screenings, solar gazing with the amateur astronomers association, a holiday pop-up shop, and more. pioneer works (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>

sun 2pm: brooklyn folk festival banjo toss at the gowanus canal: how far can you hurl a banjo? put your toss to the test at this wacky annual event that celebrates the brooklyn folk festival. two winners will each be awarded–you guessed it–a banjo. free. >>

sun 3pm (monthly thru 1/23): concerts on the slope: the concerts on the slope performance series presents ‘viennese trios,’ a program of string trios featuring works by schubert, schönberg, and mozart. st. john’s episcopal church (park slope), $20 suggested donation. >>


our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: public art, film fests, 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