scroll all the way down to find events that occur on both sat + sun, including the taste talks future food expo, the bushwig festival, and more.


various times: free outdoor movies:
pokemon: the first movie, sunset park >>
tomorrowland, bloomingdale playground (manhattan valley) >>

8am-4:30pm (times vary by location): get on the ball and rep your borough at the annual nyc parks bocce tournament, and if you’re good enough you’ll advance to the citywide championship on 9/17. various locations, free. >>

9am-5pm: a variety of dance, music, and fitness classes for all ages and abilities are open to try at the mark morris dance group open house, along with chances to meet faculty and register for upcoming sessions. free food and refreshments will be provided. mark morris dance center (fort greene), free. >>

10am: labor day may have passed, but you can still celebrate at the annual labor day parade, which focuses on workers who have unionized for change over the years. begins at 44th street and fifth avenue, free. >>

10am: greenlight bookstore sets up shop outside their fort greene location for a sidewalk book sale, where you can snag slightly shelf-worn treasures for cheap. >>

10am-4pm: get some new wheels at the brooklyn bike jumble, a seasonal outdoor bicycle flea market for all things bike-related. the old stone house at washington square park (park slope), free admission. >>

11am: tickets go on sale today for new york city center’s 13th annual fall for dance festival (9/26-10/8), where world-renowned dance companies perform for just $15. in past years, these have sold out quickly. >>

11am-3pm: let’s go fly a kite at the brooklyn bridge park kite festival, where creations of all colors and designs will flutter with the manhattan skyline in the background. kites will be available for purchase, or byo. free admission. >>

12-7pm: the third annual essence street style block party offers a full day of music, fashion, style experts, a fashion show where you could be the star, children’s events, local vendors and food. the archway under the manhattan bridge (dumbo), free. >>

12-9pm: a carnival comes to south street seaport with a 40-foot ferris wheel and other rides, temporary tattoo artists, nautical nail artists, and food, courtesy of tommy hilfiger’s fashion week show. >>

1pm: jim henson legacy president craig shemin presents jim henson: in performance, a compilation of rare clips that illuminate the development and evolution of characters like kermit the frog, rowlf the dog, and others. the museum of the moving image (astoria), $12 admission may be applied toward same-day admission to the museum. >>

2pm: orange is the new black author piper kerman speaks with propublica senior reporter ginger thompson about the realities and media portrayal of the drug war, racial disparities, and incarceration. brooklyn museum (prospect heights/prospect park), free with museum admission (suggested: $16 general, $10 students/seniors). >>

3pm (saturdays thru 10/1): physics often deals with grand or microscopic matters, but how does it function in the everyday? learn about the ‘soft matter physics’ behind things like sand, spider silk, toothpaste, ketchup, and more at four-session course the physics of everyday things. nypl jefferson market (west village), free (rsvp). >>

3pm (saturdays thru 10/1): the annual mad. sq. music studio series presents outdoor concerts featuring a mix of americana, jazz, blues, and folk artists, beginning today with a set by singer-songwriter kate davis. madison square park, free. >>

sponsored 3pm (+ 9/17): special skint discount for shakesbeer, nyc’s original shakespearean pub crawl. admission includes four drinks! >>

3-10pm: king pizza records hosts ‘psychic luau,’ an end-of-summer bash with seven bands, cornhole + other outdoor games, $4 bbq sliders, and booze. kings county distillery (dumbo/vinegar hill), $5. >>

4pm doors, 4:30pm show: emily books presents ‘what is women’s writing?,’ a symposium filled with panel discussions and readings about women’s accomplishments in publishing. the ace hotel’s liberty hall (flatiron), $15 for the symposium, free for the after party. >>

5pm (monthly): hosts evan forde barden and patrick cartelli interview a guest about an important song from their life at repeater: a little show about big songs. tonight: nicole silverberg (reductress) and singer/songwriter kaylyn marie scardefield. a party to celebrate the launch of repeater’s podcast launch kicks things off before the show starts at 6pm. q.e.d. (astoria), $5. >>

5:30-10pm (times vary by location): free art openings:
– 5:30-8pm (thru 10/15): molly crabapple: ‘annotated muses’ at postmasters gallery (tribeca). >>
– 6-8pm (thru 10/16): ‘history is made at night,’ 1970’s punk photos by david godlis at agnès b. (soho). >>
– 6-10pm (thru 10/8): angela washko: ‘the game: the game’ at transfer gallery (east williamsburg). >>
– 7-9pm: the art of dr. seuss featuring 17 unorthodox taxidermy sculptures at pop international galleries (soho, rsvp required). >>

6pm (monthly): happy hour gets happier at the bowery comedy show at the bowery electric, an earlier comedy show to start your night off with smiles. tonight’s lineup includes stand up by christi chiello (comedy central), dan licata (jash), liz barrett (grin + barrett), sarah tollemache (adam devine’s house party), and ryan schutt (laughs). hosted by carolyn busa and chelsea taylor. free. >>

6:45pm doors, 7:30pm show: get out of this world with learning and drinks at the astro café lecture series. tonight, star trek: the official guide to our universe author andrew fazekas and astrophysicist rachael livermore talk all things star trek. intrepid sea, air + space museum (pier 86), free (rsvp required). >>

7pm: slice magazine presents a live literary exquisite corpse game where 10 authors will create a short story on the fly. pen america’s paul morris + libby flores host. bookcourt (cobble hill), free. >>

7pm (monthly): watch clips from fake shows that never aired at clip show: a sketch show, a live half hour show with nyc-based sketch group pep. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>

7pm (thru 9/17): rattlestick playwrights theater’s f*cking good pl@ys festival features a new play reading almost every night in the west village. free (rsvp). >>

sponsored 7pm (thurs-sat thru 11/19): 90210 the musical! get $23 tickets using promo ‘skint’ (35% off reg. price). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): the tinder live! comedy show with host lane moore (the onion, brooklyn magazine‘s funniest people in brooklyn) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, and even matching. this month’s show includes guests phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), jessica williams (the daily show, 2 dope queens), zahra noorbakhsh (‘all atheists are muslim’), and john cochran (survivor. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

sponsored 8pm: improv comedy meets drinking game at ‘beerprov’, where 10 performers progress through improv scenarios based on audience vote. highline ballroom (chelsea), 50% off in advance with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $15-20 adv) plus a $10/food or drink min. >>

8pm (monthly): the hard, lonely, + vicious show mixes stand up and drinking games when performers get boozed up before their sets. hosted by peggy o’leary and lucas connolly. the creek and the cave (lic), $5. >>

8pm (ends today): bronx documentary center’s second annual women’s film series screens three documentaries directed by women alongside talks with the filmmakers. the series wraps tonight with a journey of a thousand miles: peacekeepers and director geeta gandbhir. $10 suggested donation, $5 for bronx residents. >>

8pm: pre-game for moulin rouge’s arrival to the great white way with a full-length circus adaptation at the muse (bushwick). $20. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): bring an old trophy, a souvenir shot glass, your sticker collection, or anything with a story for a chance at winning $20 cash at the show/tell show, a night of stand-up comedy and show + tell. tonight’s guest performers include daniel simonson (bbc), julia shiplett (the moth storyslam winner), shack standley (wildn out), jeff simmermon (this american life, the moth grandslam winner), lukas kaiser (comedy central), and niles turner. hosted by tim duffy. over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

9pm-late: dance to music by tin pan band, ragtime pianist isaac tetenbaum, and electro-swing djs at gemini + scorpio’s swing house party. a free introductory dance class kicks things off at 9:30pm. g+s loft (gowanus), $20 before 1am, $10 after. >>

10pm (monthly): at tonight’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: 20 years of pinkerton edition, dj steve reynolds plays 90’s rock, pop, dance, r+b, hip-hop, and double shots of weezer hits all night. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

10pm:expect to hear grimes, lcd soundsystem, elastica, belle + sebastian, and more at the young adult friction indie/alt dance party, spun by djs doug dealer and peggy wang. over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>

10:30pm (monthly): at the gas station horror show,improvisers create scenes based on 30-second clips from b-horror films purchased from gas stations and bodegas. plus giveaways, raffles, and trivia. hosted by j. w. crump. the pit (flatiron), $10. >>

midnight-ish movies:
american pop @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
bad lieutenant @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>
blue velvet @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
invasion of the body snatchers (1978) @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
mad max beyond thunderdome (friday) and xandadu (saturday) @ videology (williamsburg), $5. >>
once more with feeling (1978) @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
princess mononoke @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
strawberries need rain (friday) and vintage erotica: anno 20 (saturday) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
the thing: director’s cut @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>
thx 1138 @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>


various times: september 11 memorial events from dna info include the memorial ceremony livestream, a fdny memorial service at fdny museum, the bell of hope ringing + recitation of names, and the tribute in light. additional events include performances of mozart’s requiem, a bargemusic concert of barber’s adagio for strings, and the ninth annual circle wind concert.

various times: free outdoor movies:
superman: dawn of justice, cooper park (east williamsburg) >>
¡ three amigos!, habana outpost (fort greene) >>

9:30am-5:45pm: transform your body and mind at the wanderlust 108 festival, which includes a ‘mindful triathlon’ consisting of a 5k run, yoga, and meditation ($54), as well as free yoga and guided meditation sessions at prospect park’s nethermead. >>

10am-5:30pm (sundays): it’s time for the official grand opening of grand bazaar nyc, a revamped market on the upper west side with more than 100 antique, jewelry, art, furniture, and food vendors. profits benefit four neighborhood schools. >>

12pm: tickets go on sale to the general public for the 54rd annual new york film festival (9/30-10/16) at noon today. various prices. >>

12-5pm: break out your board (and helmet) for skate competitions, raffles, food, and and an open skate at the riverside park skate jam. riverside park’s 108th st. skate park, free admission. >>

12-5pm: broadway, off-broadway, dance, music and children’s theater performances abound at theatermania’s block of the third avenue community fair. scheduled: chicago the musical, waitress, cirque du soleil paramour, and many more. third avenue bet. 74th + 75th streets, free admission. >>

12-9pm: bushwick pizza joint roberta’s wet n wild party sends off summer, including a slip’n slide, music, free t-shirts, and of course pizza + beer. free admission. >>

1pm: author and film + tv critic matt zoller seitz and filmmaker oliver stone launch seitz’s retrospective of stone’s career, the oliver stone experience, at bookcourt (cobble hill). free. >>

2pm, 7pm (+ 9/14): catch 30th anniversary screenings of labyrinth with exclusive, never-before-seen content at select movie theaters. $12.50. >>

3pm: you’re not seeing things. martina mrongovius, director and curator of the center of holographic arts, drops some knowledge on the art and science of holography and demonstrates how holograms are made. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

3-4pm (ends today): bang on a can curates an hour of live music in the noguchi museum’s outdoor sculpture garden. this month, the series ends with the argus string quartet + friends performing the music of martin bresnick in honor of the composer’s 70th birthday. free with regular museum admission: $10 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

4pm: experience two iconic nyc locations with ears as well as eyes, on walking tours of max neuhaus’s times square sound installation and janet cardiff’s mysterious audio-journey through central park. meeting location revealed upon sign-up, $11.20 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $14). >>

4pm (weekly): the sunday moving pictures series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with screenings of movies released ten years ago. today: trainspotting and mission: impossible. free. >>

4-8pm (monthly): the second sunday open studios at red hook’s pioneer works features site-specific installations, open studios, performances, live music, djs and more. $10 suggested donation. >>

6pm (monthly): the sundays at erv’s reading series features both established and emerging writers at erv’s on beekman (prospect-lefferts gardens). this month’s gathering includes jen choi (lucky peach, the atlantic), zef lisowski (hobart, scug mag), and caitlin johnson (samples). hosted by madeline stevens. free. >>

6pm: if you love/hate awards shows, here’s a comedy night for you: the first annual famous awards comedy show celebrates (and mocks) celebrity, red carpets, influencers, and more.  black tie mandatory. bushwick public house, free. >>

7:15pm (+ 9/15-18, 23): midnight radio show brings shadow puppet theater performances to community gardens and green spaces at dusk. tonight: heckscher garden (east williamsburg). free. >>

8pm (weekly): the if you build it stand-up comedy show with guest host jo firestone includes performances by mark normand (comedy central’s ‘the half hour’), joel kim booster (billy on the street), nathan fridson (comedy at beauty bar), rojo perez (csl), gary anderson, and lucie steiner. ucb (east village), $5. >>

8pm: show me the telly!: ‘90s britcom night. tired of american sitcoms? hop across the pond and into the past and watch episodes of classic and weird 1990s british comedies with your new mates. tonight: brass eye, absolutely fabulous, and spaced. videology (williamsburg), $5. >>

all weekend

sat 9:30am-4:30pm, sun 10am-3:30pm: try out some dancin’ at spoke the hub’s fall open house, and sample classes for children and adults including ballet, capoeira, yoga, and more. free. >>

sat + sun 10am-6pm: what will the food of the (near) future be like? join culinary innovators, startups, media companies, and makers to see and taste for yourself at the taste talks future food expo. wythe hotel (williamsburg), free. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm (weekends thru 9/25): 100 nyc artists each take over an entire room of the former military barracks at the ninth annual governors island art fair. free. >>

sat + sun 11am-9pm (daily thru 10/7): the seasonal return of the mad. sq. eats outdoor food market brings almost 30 vendors to the flatiron district’s worth square, including bar suzette crêperie + bistro, hong kong street cart, melt ice cream sandwiches, red hook lobster pound, roberta’s, and more. 25th st. @ 5th ave. >>

sat + sun 12-6pm (ends sun): the 86th annual washington square outdoor art exhibit features more than 50 vendors along the sidewalks of university place from e. 13th street to waverly place. free admission. >>

sat + sun 12-8pm (last entry at 7pm, ends sun): refinery29’s ’29 rooms’ takes over an 80,000-square-foot warehouse with immersive artist installations. 8 ingraham street (bushwick), free. >>

sat + sun 1-5pm: sketchbooks from artists from around the world are displayed and available to check out during the sketchbook project’s mobile library stop at the pioneer works (red hook). free admission. >>

sat + sun 2-10pm: it may not be in bushwick anymore, but the fifth annual bushwig festival of drag and queer performance returns, this year taking over the massive knockdown center in maspeth with two full days jam-packed with more than 150 performers. $30. >>

sat 5pm-2am, sun 5pm-1am (fri-sat 5pm-2am, sun-thurs 5pm-1am): brooklyn bazaar, the beloved nighttime hang spot that closed last year, returns to a renovated three-level space in greenpoint with a vendor market, live music, movies, ping pong, mini golf, arcade games, karaoke, food, and four bars. free admission (food and drink passes may be purchased in advance for expedited entry), live shows extra. >>

thru 9/16: spend your week laughing instead of spending at the third annual free standup festival, highlighting 15 shows across 3 boroughs. various venues, free admission (a few have 2-drink minimums). >>

thru 9/18: it’s only logical. adam nimoy, son of beloved actor leonard nimoy of star trek fame, tells the story of his father’s legacy in the new documentary for the love of spock–fittingly screening in the leonard nimoy thalia theater at symphony space (uws). $14 general, $12 seniors. >>

thru 9/24: female-driven production company to-by-for productions presents their new york premiere of dipika guha’s new comedic play, mechanics of love. the paradise factory (east village), $15 preview tickets 9/8-11 with promo code ‘skint’, reg. $18. >>

thru 1/2: the original manuscript of jane eyre, being shown in the u.s. for the first time, is one of many items on display at the charlotte brontë: an independent will exhibition at the morgan library + museum. celebrating the 200th anniversary of brontë’s birth, the exhibition also includes films, talks, and workshops. $20 general, $13 students/seniors, free fridays 7-9pm. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

sponsored: tickets go on sale saturday at 11am for new york city center’s 13th annual fall for dance festival (9/26-10/8), where world-renowned dance companies perform for just $15. in past years, these have sold out quickly. >>

get tickets to oysterfest featuring icona pop, plain white ts, clap your hands say yeah, wyclef jean, and nico + vinz at hoboken’s pier a 9/17 for $30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $59.75). >>

take a two-hour twilight cruise aboard nyc’s only tall ship thru 10/9 for $22.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>

take a 90-minute lower manhattan and statue of liberty cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru 10/27 for $27.60 (plus ticket fees, reg. $46). >>

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