sat thru 9/5/2022: in america: a lexicon of fashion: the costume institute’s two-part exhibition patches together a history of modern american fashion from the 1940s to the present, with 100 men’s and women’s ensembles organized by defining emotional qualities, from nostalgia to consciousness. the range of designers on display includes household names–isaac mizrahi, calvin klein, donna karan, and others–along with up-and-comers like vaquera and olivia cheng. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students; pay-what-you-wish for nys residents and ny, nj, and ct students). timed-entry tickets are required, and include same-day entry to both met locations. >>
sat thru 12/1: photoville festival: the 10th annual photoville festival showcases photographers from around the world with more than 70 outdoor exhibitions at 25 locations spread throughout the five boroughs, as well as a series of online talks and workshops. the festival kicks off with a community day at brooklyn bridge park, featuring exhibition tours, a family activity area, workshops, games, music and dance performances, food and drink vendors, and more. free admission. >>
sat thru 10/24: cascade: an interactive art experience: step into the mind-bending, kaleidoscopic dreamworld of multimedia artist jen stark at this new exhibition, which features 6,000 square feet of interactive projections, 3d mapped environments, sculptures and paintings, and soundscapes. the william vale hotel (williamsburg), free-$17.50 with ticket fees here (reg. $25-35). >>
sat thru 10/13: village voices: get to know greenwich village’s artists, activists, scientists, musicians, dancers, writers, healers, and other trailblazers when you visit interactive shadow boxes throughout the neighborhood, which feature images, biographical info, and audio selections that you can access by scanning a qr code. the ‘village voices’ you’ll hear include those of patti smith, charlie parker, w.h. auden, joan mitchell, james baldwin, larry kramer, e.e. cummings, and more. >>
sat thru 10/10 (thurs thru sun 8am-6pm): the last stand: creative time presents an experimental opera and sound installation by kamala sankaram. created for and about trees, telling the story of their lifespan from acorn to their ‘last stand,’ the work expands over five parts and ten hours while inviting audiences to reestablish our relationship to and responsibility for our surrounding species. prospect park’s music pagoda, free. >>
sat thru 9/26: the village trip: celebrate the cultural heritage of greenwich village during this nine-day festival filled with live performances, literary tours, theater crawls, poetry readings, storytelling, seminars, and more. programming highlights include concerts by multi-instrumentalist david amram and seven-time grammy nominated latin jazz musician bobby sanabria, a music history walking tour, and a talk by the production designer of the marvelous mrs. maisel. various locations, free-$35. >>
sat + sun: make music autumn: make music new york bathes the city in sound with three outdoor concerts in manhattan and brooklyn: ‘music for electric guitars,’ a roving guitar and percussion performance beginning at astor place (free), ‘brooklyn americana festival unplugged,’ a series of acoustic sets at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 6 (free), and ‘biophony,’ a collection of site-specific music performances spread throughout brooklyn botanic garden (free with regular admission, but a limited number of free ‘community tickets’ are available). >>
sat + sun: 21st annual coney island film festival: experience cinema by the seashore with a weekend of over 100 short and feature-length narrative, documentary, horror, sci-fi, animated, music video/experimental, and coney island-centric films. sideshows by the seashore and the coney island museum (screenings also available online), $8-20. >>
sat: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
heartbeat opera’s breathing free: a visual album. riverside park’s pier 63 (chelsea) >>
in the heights at clove lakes park (staten island) >>
middle school: the worst years of my life at marine park (brooklyn) >>
sonic the hedgehog at wright brothers playground (sugar hill) >>
the neverending story at grover cleveland park (ridgewood) >>
toy story 4 at van cortlandt park (bronx) >>
sat (various times): smithsonian magazine‘s museum day: enjoy free admission to several nyc-area institutions, including the akc museum of the dog, bartow-pell mansion museum, museum of arts and design, museum of the city of new york, poster house, and more. registration required. note: many of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days. >>
sat 10am-5pm: greenlight bookstore end of summer sidewalk sale: shop a treasure trove of slightly shelf-worn books outside greenlight’s fort greene location. >>
sat 10am-4pm: mark morris dance group 20th anniversary kick-off event: the mark morris dance group and student company present a day of outdoor performances and dance classes for all ages and abilities at the plaza at 300 ashland place (fort greene). free. >>
sat 11am-6pm: record fairs: it’s the vinyl countdown: refresh your album collection at the brooklyn flea record fair at the hester flea in the les (11am-6pm, free) and the boss radio 66 record fair at the bell house in gowanus (12-5pm, $5 admission).
sat 12pm: 64th annual german-american steuben parade: watch from the sidewalk or stream the festivities online as a colorful twelve-float parade celebrating german heritage and culture rides along manhattan’s fifth avenue from 68th street to 86th street. >>
sat 12-5pm (open saturdays 12-5pm): morbid anatomy library grand opening: cross over to the dark side at the morbid anatomy library, a collection of books, photos, art, and ephemera relating to death, medicine, anatomy, natural history, and the supernatural. the library reopens to the public today in a new home in industry city, brooklyn. free admission. >>
sat 1pm, 3pm: rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival at governors island: contemporary orchestral ensemble alarm will sound concludes this annual outdoor concert series with ‘ten thousand birds,’ a program by john luther adams inspired by the birdsongs heard at different times of day. nolan park at governors island, free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3). >>
sat 2pm-7: pete’s mini zine fest: zines will be on the scene at the 10th annual pete’s mini zine fest, a gathering of 20+ zine and comic artists selling their work. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>
sat 4-8pm: mothership three: hop aboard mothership three, harlem dance club’s annual ‘interactive voyage of music and dance,’ featuring afro-dance, hip-hop, vogue, house, praise, and other dance performances, as well as live musicians and djs. richard rodgers amphitheater in marcus garvey park (harlem), free. >>
sat 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: antibalas / cochemea / dj tara: afrobeat and afrocaribbean-inspired jazz and funk band antibalas leads a night of music and dancing at rumsey playfield in central park. a pre-show rooftop films presentation kicks things off. free. >>
sat 6:30pm: fire ecologies: unheard-of ensemble and the gowanus dredgers canoe club team up to present ‘fire ecologies,’ an audiovisual piece created by christopher stark and multimedia artist zlatko ćosić. take in the sights and sounds of american landscapes through the lens of climate change as you watch the program on land or on water (limited boat access provided by the gowanus dredgers). gowanus canal, donation-based admission. >>
sat 7pm (ends today): making moves dance festival: the 12th annual making moves dance festival showcases nine emerging and underrepresented choreographers and dance companies from across nyc, performing a diverse range of styles including ballet, afro-latin, east asian, middle eastern, afro-caribbean, east indian, and more on the outdoor stage of the jamaica performing arts center. free (donations welcome). >>
sat 7:30pm (ends today): celebrate brooklyn! festival: the annual brooklyn outdoor performance series wraps up the season at the prospect park bandshell with trombone shorty + orleans avenue, lady blackbird, and michelle. free. >>
sat 7:30pm: tlc’s celebration of crazysexycool with bone thugs-n-harmony: on the 27th anniversary of the release of crazysexycool, tionne ‘t-boz’ watkins and rozonda ‘chilli’ thomas team up with with hip-hop group bone thugs-n-harmony for an evening of 90s at the coney island amphitheater. $20+. >>
sat 8pm: stop making sense party: you may find yourself at indie arcade bar/event space wonderville’s talking heads-themed party. wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>
sat 10pm (monthly): sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up slices of new material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show, featuring blair socci (comedy central), kenice mobley (fallon), otto fernandez (vulture), and sara hennessey. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>
Theatre’s back in New York with TodayTix
New York isn’t New York without theatre. After nearly two years away from the spotlight, this intermission is over, and audiences are (finally) making their way back to theatres across the city. And the TodayTix app is here to help celebrate its return every step of the way.
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sponsored: sun various times: 73rd annual primetime emmy awards screening parties:
• pop! a pop culture bingo party: catch the action and play along with emmy-themed bingo games and prizes with host bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, food/drink purchase required. >>
• emmy’s watch party: celebrate the golden age of television with a live-stream of the award ceremony featuring ‘celebrity’ ‘appearances,’, live performances during commercial breaks, a play-along drinking game, and your chance to win the emmy’s ballot. hosted by jenny gorelick. asylum nyc (chelsea), $15 admission. >>
sun thru 9/26: after school special film and animation festival: the school of visual arts’s annual film and animation festival features 10 screenings and q+as by accomplished film, television, animation, and visual effects alumni. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>
sun 10am-6pm (+ 10/23): japan fes: immerse yourself in japanese street food, art, performances, and more at japan fes’s monthly street festival. fourth ave bet 9th + 14th sts (east village). >>
sun 11am: fall for dance tickets go on sale this morning: experience live dance in five unique programs—each featuring three different groups of world-renowned artists and companies at new york city center on 10/13 thru 10/24—for just $15. >>
sun 12-4pm: dispatch to the future: a theatrical journey through central park: go on an interactive guided walk through a series of live performances in central park with dispatch to the future. the official kick off of climate change theatre action 2021, a three-month festival of participatory theatre and action around climate taking place in more than 30 countries around the world, will depart from central park @ west 103rd street every half hour. $15. >>
sun 2pm: laughter in the park: laugh out loud in the outdoors at ny laughs’ 15th annual summer stand-up comedy series, continuing at wagner park (battery park city) with josh gondelman (desus + mero), vlad caamaño (comedy central), franqi french (standup nbc winner), and ophira eisenberg (ask me another). hosted by seth herzog (fallon). free. >>
sun 2-4pm: brooklyn symphony orchestra outdoor pop-up performance: listen to a selection of music by vivaldi, mozart, copland, and tchaikovsky performed live by string players from the brooklyn symphony orchestra at brooklyn museum plaza (prospect heights). free. >>
sun 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: patti smith and her band: iconic new yorker, writer, and rock and roll legend patti smith performs at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>
sun 6:30pm: search(light): the audience will light the way as kinesis project dance theatre’s latest performance moves through riverside park south. meet at locomotive lawn (uws). free. >>
sun 7pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): sin nombre at maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
sun 7pm (monthly): please give a f$%k!: a comedy show benefiting bideawee animal shelter: meg felling and john fox serve up comedy for a cause at this monthly show, featuring chloe radcliffe (fallon), andrew casertano (animal planet), gabe pacheco (eat pray judge), and more. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $5-10. >>
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.
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