extended thru 10/17 (fri-sun): envisioning 2001: stanley kubrick’s space odyssey exhibition at the museum of the moving image (astoria). $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

sat-sun 10:30am-5:30pm: brooklyn pop-up market at rockefeller center: shop for fashion, home goods, jewelry, children’s products, and more from a revolving group of local artisans at this curated bazaar taking place around the 18-foot kaws sculpture currently installed at rockefeller center. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
the boss baby: family business at cooper park (east williamsburg) >>
onward at seton park (bronx) >>
peter rabbit 2: the runaway at bayside fields (queens) >>
rebel hearts at green-wood cemetery >>
the sun is also a star at martin luther king, jr. playground (harlem) >>

sat (various times): madison avenue’s shop with your dog day: bring your proud pooch to the upper east side, where the humane society of new york will be hosting talks by veterinarians and a broadway dog trainer, free professional photos and illustrations of your pup, a pet adoption event, in-store happenings, and more. >>

sat (various times): nyc parks bocce tournament: have a ball at the annual nyc parks bocce tournament, where teams or individuals can compete in manhattan or the bronx to advance to the citywide championship on october 3. james j. walker park (west village), the arsenal in central park, and pelham bay park (bronx). free to compete or watch. >>

sat 10am-5pm: west 104th street block association yard sale: shop for pre-loved treasures including clothing, jewelry, household items, books, cds, dvds, paintings, antiques, and more from 60+ vendors at this annual neighborhood flea and fundraiser. outdoors at 104th st bet. west end ave + riverside dr., free admission. >>

sat 11am-2:30pm: free bike helmets: get head smart with a free bike helmet from the department of transportation, which is distributing the free protective gear at dewitt clinton park (midtown west). masks required during the fitting. >>

sat 11am-3pm: ‘faces of brooklyn’ photography event: have a professional portrait taken, either solo, with a partner, or with friends or family, and walk away with a free print at this launch/community event hosted by brooklyn-based view points photography and made possible through the city artist corps grants program, the new york foundation for the arts, and the new york city department of cultural affairs. the living gallery (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 11am-7pm: vegandale festival: explore 100+ cruelty-free food and drink vendors at this annual vegan foodie fest. the $10 admission gets you entry to the grounds at randall’s island park, where you can then purchase food from a variety of vendors. >>

sat 12pm: poseidon’s parade: the mermaid parade may have been canceled this year, but the annual scaled-down, family-friendly poseidon’s parade makes its return to rockaway beach boardwalk for a summer send-off. $5 for marchers, free for spectators. >>

sponsored: sat 1-4:30pm, 6-9:30pm: staten island summer beer, wine + spirits fest: enjoy unlimited samples of beer, wine and spirits paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games at the staten island summer beer, wine + spirits fest. the extensive selection of brands includes staten island’s very own flagship brewery and vino divino winery, plus over 100 styles of other brands from around the country and world. special offer for the skint readers: get general admission tickets for just $19 (regularly $60) here. >>

sat 2-5pm: dance at brooklyn bridge park: take in two free dance programs with a view at brooklyn bridge park: current showcase (2-3:30pm) and mark morris dance group (2-5pm). free.

sat 2-7pm: block party at the garden: pathway to paris presents an afternoon of local climate action and entertainment featuring yoga, meditation, e-bike test rides, workshops, actions to take and more, plus performances by patti smith, adam amram family band, dj jonathan toubin and more. elizabeth street garden (nolita), free (donations welcome). >>

sat 3-6pm (film screenings at 6pm and 8pm): cecilia vicuña: insectageddon: as part of the high line’s annual horticulture celebration, artist cecilia vicuña presents a family-friendly festival of poetry, performance, art-making workshops, film screenings, and more celebrating insects and addressing the devastating loss of insect populations around the world. note: the high line has a timed-entry reservation system on weekends between 12 and 6pm. free admission. >>

sat 7:30pm: marcia belsky: 100 tampons: musician and comedian marcia belsky (comedy central) and friends dylan adler (hulu) and shalewa sharpe (hbo) join for a night of musical comedy, stand-up, and more. bring a period product of choice to donate to her village, a local organization that gets parenting and period items to people who need them. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

sat 8pm: game night with lady macncheese: drag performers put the ‘joy’ in ‘joystick’ during a night of drag, drinks, and arcade games at wonderville (bushwick). free admission. >>

sat 9pm: judy: free britney: nine drag performers trace britney’s journey from humble beginnings to pop superstardom at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $15 suggested donation benefits trans lifeline. >>


Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival

Back in Action! The dirty film festival for EVERY body! Dan Savage’s HUMP! (NSFW) is a lovingly curated festival of short erotic films made by real people for real people. Our program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity.

HUMP! will shock you. HUMP! will make you laugh. HUMP! will turn you on. Come and get some!

Dan Savage’s HUMP!
Saturday, Sept. 25 at 6:30pm and 9pm
509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn 11217
And streaming online for 24 hours only starting Sept. 24th at 8pm
Tickets (NSFW)


sun thru 10/4: 16th annual brooklyn book festival: 140+ authors including rumaan alam, alison bechdel, melissa broder, talib kweli, viet thanh nguyen, naomi shihab nye, joyce carol oates, juan gabriel vásquez, and more are set to appear at this year’s hybrid book bash, which features more than 50 ‘bookend’ events, a children’s and ya day (10/2), and a literary marketplace and festival day in downtown brooklyn (10/3). various locations and online, free. >>

sun (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
one night in miami at herbert von king park (bed-stuy) >>
summer of soul under the k bridge park (greenpoint) >>
the edge of seventeen at carroll park (carroll gardens) >>

sun 11am-4pm: 15th annual brooklyn children’s book fair: bookworms from preschool through the middle grades can gather for a day of reading revelry at the brooklyn museum plaza (prospect heights), where 30 local authors and illustrators will present their latest storybooks, picture books, and graphic novels. free admission. >>

sun 11am-5pm: coney island brewery record fair: beats meet the beach, where coney island brewery will be hosting 20 tables of vinyl and music collectibles alongside their signature brews. free admission. >>

sun 5pm: an evening of comedy with al franken: before heading out on tour, comedian and former u.s. senator al franken presents an evening of comedy at intimate union hall (park slope). $8 adv, $10 door. >>


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