sat + sun: free ice cream: it’s national ice cream day! score some free scoops from brave robot (vegan) in front of levi’s stores in williamsburg on sat and soho on sun (note: levi’s app download is required), and from a booking.com truck in union square on sunday from 1-2pm.
sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
jumanji: the next level at hunts point playground (bronx) >>
the spongebob movie: sponge out of water at paerdegat park (east flatbush) >>
tom + jerry at flighing fields (queens) >>
sat: record store day: the second of two record store day ‘drops’ offers exclusive, limited run, and first release albums for sale at your fave local shops. >>
sat 11am, sun 3pm (weekends thru 8/1): rogue ensemble theater’s much ado about nothing: shakespeare’s beloved rom-com is reimagined as a post-covid hamptons beach party in rogue ensemble theater’s live, outdoor production. the lawn in front of the peter j. sharp volunteer house in riverside park, free ($15 suggested donation). >>
sat 12-11pm (ongoing): strong rope brewery red hook grand opening: lift your spirits at strong rope brewery’s new waterfront taproom, where you can enjoy beers made with all-local ingredients as you drink in views of the harbor and statue of liberty. >>
sat 1pm (+ 7/29, 8/7): columbia summer winds: nyc-based community wind ensemble columbia summer winds performs a series of free, outdoor concerts, continuing today at clinton cove in hudson river park (hell’s kitchen). free. >>
sat 2-6pm (saturday thru summer): wild culture at wild project: wild project (east village) presents a series of outdoor performances and events showcasing downtown artists across music, spoken word, poetry, dance, theater, and more. the series kicks off today with broken box mime theater, morgan morse, samantha saya, youth in a roman field, and an open session of musicians. $10. >>
sat 3-8pm (monthly): rose-mart @ the rosemont: dj jerma!ne jagger provides the soundtrack while you shop from 11 local queer designers at the rosemont (williamsburg). free admission. >>
sat 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: gloria gaynor: ‘go on now go, walk out the door’ and head to the coney island amphitheater, where legendary grammy-winner gloria gaynor delivers an outdoor concert sure to include the classic anthem ‘i will survive.’ dj stormin’ norman gets things started. free. >>
sat 8pm: the lab: a very black experimental comedy show: find out what hosts kenice mobley and nick chambers are mixing up at the lab, a comedy show spotlighting black performers doing new and experimental material. tonight: shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), alex babbitt (hbo), andre thompson (fallon), and rae sanni (black lady sketch show). friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>
sat 10pm: sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up slices of new material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show, featuring kerry coddett (flatbush misdemeanors), yedoye travis (comedy central), george civeris (comedy central), and taylor garron (reductress). union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 dos. >>
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sun 11am (sundays): historic flatiron district walking tours: learn about the history of some of new york city’s most notable landmarks, including the new york life insurance building, the metlife clock tower, the appellate courthouse, and the flatiron building on this guided 90-minute walking tour. a downloadable, self-guided tour map is also available. meet at the tip of the flatiron building (23rd street just east of 5th ave), free. >>
sponsored: sun 12-4pm: wedding crashers: hudson valley wedding fair: for the first time in over a year, wedding planning is no longer on hold, and the best wedding planning party in the region is back on the calendar again. wedding crashers welcomes couples to the industrial chic venue basilica hudson in hudson, ny, where the area’s best photographers, caterers, venues, officiants, planners, designers, and florists will help you plan any size wedding, from an intimate celebration to a barn-sized bash. tickets include tastings, drinks and live music. save $5 on admission with promo code ‘theskint’ >>
sun 2-4pm (+ 8/15, 9/12): brooklyn symphony orchestra outdoor pop-up performance: listen to a selection of music by vivaldi, mozart, copland, and tchaikovsky performed live by string players from the brooklyn symphony orchestra at brooklyn museum plaza (prospect heights). free. >>
sun 5pm: blegends: pleasure principles in purple rain the poc drag art collective pays tribute to prince and janet jackson at maria hernandez park (bushwick). free (donations encouraged). >>
sun 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: la india: grammy-winning salsa musician la india (linda viera caballero) performs at the coney island amphitheater along with dj bembona, la bruja, and la mega’s dj flow. free. >>
sun 7pm (sundays thru thru 8/1): the amplified sundays live music series returns to riverside park south’s pier i (uws) with four outdoor concerts. tonight: rnb, soul, and pop fusion band jules and the jinks. free. >>
sun 7:30pm: fix your life: comedians put their advice-giving skills to the test at fix your life, a comedy game show where contestants try to solve life problems submitted by the audience. hosted by lizzie logan with reed kavner. caveat (les), $15-18 in-person, $5 online. >>
american horror story-themed bakery opens in the meatpacking district: chow down on spookily sweet creations at night bites bakery, popping up in nyc to promote the release of the upcoming season and spin-off, american horror stories. >>
a fantastical lemon wonderland ‘grows’ under some scaffolding on ninth avenue: when life gives you lemons, take selfies with them. ‘citrovia,’ a new interactive, outdoor installation at one manhattan west plaza (hudson yards), features a forest of oversized, hand-painted lemons, leaves, and trees. >>
our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>
sponsored ticket deals
get tickets to the other art fair at brooklyn expo center 7/22-25 for free-$15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15-30). >>
get tickets to the market art + design modern and contemporary fine art and design art fair at the bridgehampton museum 8/13-15 for free-$12.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>
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.
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