sat thru 10/30 (saturdays 4pm-midnight): queens night market returns to free admission: after a successful start to the season, the queens food market is waiving the $5 entry fee and no longer requiring tickets for admission. >>

sat + sun (weekends 1-6pm thru 8/15): brooklyn waterfront artists coalition’s summer exhibitions: bwac’s seasonal art show takes over two floors of a 25,000 square foot gallery on the brooklyn waterfront. this year’s exhibitions include juried shows ‘the art of coney island’ and ‘art over time,’ plus members show ‘plurality.’ bwac gallery (red hook), admission not listed, but it’s usually free with a suggested donation of $5-10. >>

sat + sun 11am-2:30pm: free bike helmets: get a head start on cycling season with a free bike helmet from the department of transportation, which is resuming its helmet distribution program starting this weekend at thomas jefferson park in east harlem (sat) and sara d. roosevelt park in the les (sun). masks required during the fitting.

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
godzilla vs kong at seaside wildlife nature park in staten island >>
sonic the hedgehog at colden playground (flushing) >>
third annual public school film festival at j. hood wright park (washington heights) >>

sat 10am (saturdays thru 9/4): taproom yoga: spirit meets spiritual at female-founded taproom and brewery talea beer co. (williamsburg), where you can take a relaxing vinyasa yoga class in the sun-filled taproom. $15 admission includes $5 off your first post-yoga drink. >>

sat 10am-6pm: free admission to poster house: in honor of the museum’s second anniversary, poster house (flatiron) is offering free admission (reg. $12 general, $8 students/seniors) and tours throughout the day. >>

sat 10am-6pm: go africa carnival: three stages of performers, eight grills of food, and more await at this annual street fair celebrating african, african-american, and caribbean cultures. w 116th street bet adam clayton powell boulevard + frederick douglass boulevard (south harlem), free admission. >>

sat 11am-3pm: louis armstrong museum block party: visit the wonderful world of louis armstrong during this celebration of the jazz legend’s life, complete with family-friendly activities, house museum tours, live music, food stations, and more. louis armstrong house museum (north corona, queens), free. >>

sat 11:30am: tap city festival: tap it out + stamp dedication: witness rhythm in motion as socially-distanced dancers join forces for a jam sesh-style tap performance in father duffy square (times square), followed by a dedication ceremony for the usps’s new series of stamps, which honor nyc tap legends ayodele casel, dormeshia, derrick k. grant, michela marino-lerman, and max pollak. free. >>

sat 2-6pm: les culture + community day: the lower east side community culture council and fabnyc present an afternoon of art, performance, music, spoken word, and more. avenue b between 8th + 9th sts, free admission. >>

sat 2-8pm: queer art summerfest: shop from 30+ vendors and catch live drag performances and dj sets at 3 dollar bill’s inaugural queer art summerfest. 3 dollar bill (east williamsburg/bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 7:30pm: secretformula cinema: labyrinth: watch the 1986’s jim henson/david bowie fantasy epic with contests and drinking games, and a bonus double feature. online, $8. >>


sun 10am-2pm: oyu oro afro-cuban experimental dance ensemble + fogo azul nyc: march to the beat of a different drum with brooklyn bridge park artists-in-residence oyu oro and fogo azul, who’ll invite you to join in as they perform traditional afro-cuban dances and polyrhythmic brazilian drumming. brooklyn bridge park’s harbor view lawn, free. >>

sun 2pm (+ 7/25, 8/1, 8/8): harlem meer performance festival: the annual fest brings an eclectic array of world music to central park’s charles a. dana discovery center (harlem). today: afro dominicano band. free. >>

sun 3pm: the cultural history of ghosts: susan owens, author of the ghost: a cultural history, gives an illustrated lecture on the ways britain’s artists and writers have conjured up ghosts in plays and poems, novels and stories, and paintings and photographs. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

sun 5pm: greenwich village orchestra (prospect park performance): settle in for an informal evening of music by mozart, beethoven, walker, and more performed by the greenwich village orchestra at prospect park’s newly-restored concert grove pavilion. free. >>

sun 7pm (sundays thru 8/1): the amplified sundays live music series returns to riverside park south’s pier i (uws) with four outdoor concerts. tonight: harmonic folk/jazz trio vicki kristina barcelonaaztek sun. free. >>

sun 8:20pm, mon 8:21pm: manhattanhenge: see the sun set in alignment with the manhattan street grid during the twice-annual manhattanhenge celestial event. best viewed when skies are clear from the far east ends of 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th sts. note: this event draws a crowd, so be aware of distancing and masking. >>

sun 8:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): third annual public school film festival at sunset park (brooklyn). >>


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, 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