around town today

thru 5/10/2020 11am-6pm (thurs-sun): go for a spin on historic jane’s carousel, which starts fall/winter hours today. brooklyn bridge park (dumbo), $2/ride, $20/12. >>

thru 10/31: lower manhattan cultural council’s arts center at governors island opens to the public with inaugural exhibitions by yto barrada and michael wang, as well as events and participatory program ‘the take care series.’ free admission. >>

thru 9/21 + 9/26-28: triskelion arts’s annual collab fest celebrates performance collaborations in their myriad forms. triskelion arts (greenpoint), $18 adv, $22 door. >>

thru 9/22: 90+ repurposed shipping containers turn into art galleries for photoville, a pop-up photography ‘village’ at brooklyn bridge plaza. the annual event includes artists from across the globe, plus talks, workshops, family-friendly activities, and a beer garden. free admission. >>

thru 9/22: printed matter’s 14th annual ny art book fair at moma ps1 (lic) will host 350 exhibitors from around the world, plus conversations, workshops, performances, and other artist-led programs. opening night preview/party thursday 6-9pm ($20), free for the rest of the fair. >>

thru 9/22: 50 world-touring bands bring folk, bluegrass, jazz and more to seven outdoor and artist-owned and operated indoor establishments in dumbo and red hook for the fifth annual brooklyn americana music festival. opening gala at jalopy theatre thursday ($25), then all shows friday thru sunday are free. the skint is a media sponsor for this festival. >>

thru 9/21: the 10th annual making moves dance festival presents 11 emerging and underrepresented choreographers and dance companies from across nyc. opening party with the illustrious blacks thursday. jamaica center for arts and learning, free-$10. >>

various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
american factory. the old american can factory (gowanus). >>
bill and ted’s bogus journey. dyker beach park. >>
dumbo (2019). hamilton fish park (les). >>

3pm, 6pm: queens public library unveils a cypher in queens, artist sherwin banfield’s nine-foot-tall ‘audio sculptures’ of queens rappers prodigy of mobb deep, phife dawg of a tribe called quest, and jam master jay of run-dmc. unveiling with banfield and video music box creator ralph mcdaniels at 3pm, ceremony with music and spoken word at 6pm. queens public library’s central library (jamaica), free. >>

6pm: a stain on an all-american brand: writer and historian jonathan michael square will give an illustrated talk on how brooks brothers once benefited from the institution of slavery, followed by a discussion with elizabeth way, assistant curator at the fashion institute of technology. the new york society library (ues), free (rsvp required). >>

6-8pm (on view thru 10/16): taglialatella galleries presents the art of friends, a solo exhibition of artworks by burton morris inspired by his paintings that were seen hanging in the friends central perk coffee shop. opening reception tonight (rsvp). taglialatella galleries (chelsea), free. >>

6-8pm: a selection of costumes from the upcoming judy garland movie starring renée zellweger will be on display at the 5th floor of macy’s herald square tonight. >>

6-9pm (monthly thru december): check out some art after-hours during the lic gallery nights series, where eight galleries and art spaces will keep their doors open late. free. >>

just added: 6-10pm: halcyon records hosts ellen allien’s ‘vinylism’ series, featuring dj sets by ellen, heidi sabertooth, julia govor, and mike servito b2b justin cudmore. halcyon (williamsburg), free. >>

6:30pm: at-lass. creator joshua jelly-schapiro and journalist julie scelfo discuss the updated city of women map, a map of the nyc subway system that tracks notable women who contributed to the city’s cultural history, at new york transit museum (downtown brooklyn). $5 with promo code ‘mtamap19’ (reg. $15). >>

6:30pm (+ 10/24, 11/14, 12/12): in conjunction with the exhibition french fashion, women, and the first world war, monthly conversation series ’fashion, anxiety, and society’ explores contemporary questions of gender, labor, justice, and subversion as they relate to fashion. bard graduate center lecture hall (uws), $8 general, $5 students/seniors. >>

7pm: editors david lehman and major jackson host a night of readings from the best american poetry 2019 anthology at the new school’s johnson/kaplan hall (greenwich village). free. >>

7pm: asian-american comic book artists larry hama, jerry ma, and david chun sketch a verbal portrait of the challenges and influences in their careers at tonight’s latest installment of the mocatalks series at the museum of chinese in america (chinatown). $15 admission includes wine and museum admission. >>

7pm: actor and comedian june diane raphael and writer and former emily’s list chief of staff kate black launch their new book, represent: the woman’s guide to running for office and changing the world, in conversation with democratic congressional candidate and director of vote mama liuba gretchen shirley at barnes + noble 82nd + broadway. free admission. >>

7pm (+ 9/20): to mark the return of george and ira gershwin’s porgy and bess to the metropolitan opera, film at lincoln center presents special screenings of otto preminger’s 1959 film adaptation (thurs, with a pre-screening panel discussion) and vincente minnelli’s an american in paris (fri). walter reade theater (uws), $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

7:30pm: nitehawk cinema presents a screening of punk the capital, a new documentary on the history of punk and hardcore in washington, d.c., followed by q+a with co-creators james june schneider, paul bishow and sam lavine, plus lyle preslar (minor threat), howard wuelfing (nurses), and gary gabriel (the enzymes). nitehawk cinema (prospect park), $18. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): clueless… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the film using only what they can remember from watching it once last week, and with additional audience-written lines and random sound effects added in to spice things up. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: her-icane comedy, an all female-identifying stand-up show benefiting disaster relief, features stand up by ana fabrega, allison o’conor, katie hannigan, and the el-salomons. hosted by kate villa (the break with michelle wolf) and jenny gorelick (jenny’s birthday show). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 door. >>

8pm (weekly): unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, featuring stand-up by daniel simonsen (colbert), jenny zigrino (conan), gabe stoddard, bryan morris, and christiana jackson. hosted by geoffrey asmus, ben katzner, rohan padhye, and aimee rose ranger. cherry tree (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

8pm (monthly): inside jokes and obscure references are the star at niche!, a monthly drag show featuring really specific acts. hosted by c’était bontemps and chevy lace. dream baby (east village), $5-10. >>

8:30pm (monthly): saurin choksi hosts the brown privilege comedy show, with performances by aparna nancherla (corporate), rebecca o’neal (2 dope queens), rohan padhye (siriusxm), devon walker (comedy central), and jerry tran (nbc). friends and lovers (crown heights), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

9pm: the cambridge footlights cross the pond for a night of sketch comedy at ucbt hell’s kitchen. $9. >>

9pm doors, 9:30pm show: folk-pop comedy duo reformed whores bring their signature act to caveat nyc (les). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

10pm: get cheeky at the bootylicious destiny’s child/beyoncé-themed dirty thursday dance party. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 50 ongoing events. >>


Don’t miss 92Y’s annual Street Festival on Lexington Avenue (from 79th to 94th Streets) this Sunday from 12-5 PM.

It’s a New York City tradition—and it’s unlike any other street festival. Now in its 26th year, 92Y brings its programs out to the community so you can experience activities across theater, art, fitness, and more.

This year, the New York Knicks are bringing their team prize wheel, giveaways, and the 7th Ave Squad—and will give some basketball pointers to those brave enough to try their skills at the pop-a-shot machine.

You can explore food and culture from around the world; families can enjoy free activities and giveaways for kids, including a Ninja Warrior obstacle course, STEAM activities, beading—and can pick up some soccer skills with Super Soccer Stars!

Our fitness center is offering a Street Fest special for new members: $0 down for $76 a month (a 12-month commitment).

With live performances by Broadway shows Beetlejuice, Chicago, Mean Girls, Tootsie, Waitress and more, it all adds up to a cultural and community Street Fest that’s not to be missed!

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coming up

sponsored: 9/21 12-4pm: the seventh annual taste of gramercy neighborhood food festival boasts 40 top local and international restaurants and sponsors, libations, and raffles on irving place in gramercy park. net proceeds will go to benefit local schools, and all unconsumed food will be donated to the bowery mission. save $10 in advance with promo code ‘skint6′ or ‘skintfull’ >>

9/20-10/21: murphguide and am new york round-up the best places to celebrate oktoberfest in nyc.

9/20-27: the cinema of gender transgression: trans film series at anthology film archives (east village) explores the intersection of cinema and transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming lives and communities. $12 general, $9 students/seniors. >>

9/20-22: the 16th annual animation block party, the largest animation fest on the east coast, returns with three days of indie, professional, and student films of all sorts. free opening party at dsk. bam rose cinemas (fort greene), $16. >>

9/20-22: the 13th annual bushwick open studios returns with three days of art shows, parties, and performances. various bushwick locations, most events are free. >>

9/20 various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
aladdin. vidalia park (bronx). >>
avengers: endgame. brookville park (rosedale). >>
creed ii. j. hood wright park (washington heights). >>
daughters of the dust.  st. nicholas park (west harlem). >>
grace jones: bami + bloodlight. marcus garvey park (harlem). >>
teen titans go! to the movies. p.o. reinaldo salgado playground (bed-stuy). >>

9/20 10am-5pm: focus on your finances and learn from the experts at the new york public library’s biannual financial planning day, where you can get free, private, one-on-one financial advice and attend short talks on a wide range of money-related topics. nypl sibl (midtown east), free. >>

9/20 12-5pm: as part of the global climate strike, a climate march and rally + puerto rico day of action with activist greta thunberg will assemble at foley square and march to battery park. >>

9/20 6-9pm: body-positive clothing brand smartglamour (forbes‘s ’40 companies changing plus-size women’s clothing’) hosts its annual runway show and a pop-up shop featuring small businesses run by women and non-binary people. new women space (east williamsburg), free admission. >>

9/20 6pm doors, 7pm show: tonight’s summerstage concert with bloc party performing 2005’s silent alarm at central park’s rumsey playfield is a benefit ($49.50), but many folks on a budget tend to throw down a picnic blanket and listen/hang outside the venue. >>

sponsored 9/20 6:30pm: bbq films’ green screen, a series for high-minded cinema fans, presents reefer madness: the movie musical, featuring an interactive screening of the movie, special guests from the original film, live musical numbers from the broadway stars of the upcoming revival, and more. house of yes (bushwick), save $5 with promo code ‘skint’ >>

9/20 6:30pm: a panel of journalists, scholars, and other experts will debate the electoral college in a discussion moderated by msnbc’s lawrence o’donnell at the great hall at the cooper union (east village). free (rsvp). >>

9/20 7pm (monthly): the kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out again with performances by danny artese (3x moth storyslam winner), tessa skara, krishna istha, chewy may, and patrick j. reilly. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

9/20 7:30pm: percussionist bobby sanabria and his grammy-nominated multiverse big band perform at tonight’s installment of the ¡vaya! 63 latin dance music series at lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws). free. >>

9/20 7:30pm: bite-sized explorations of art and technology are served up at culturehub’s indeterminate forms performance series. culturehub (noho), free (rsvp). >>

9/20 7:30pm: the relationsh*t show provides comfort from a panel of comics and actual therapists that’s way more fun—and cheap—than a session on the couch. tonight’s five-year anniversay show is hosted by lynn bixenspan and morgan pielli, q.e.d. (astoria), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

9/20 7:30-11pm (+ sat 2-10:45pm): country dance new york and brooklyn contra team up for contrashock, an annual two-day contra dance festival with live music and dance lessons to get you up to speed. ps 56 (clinton hill/bed-stuy), $20. >>

9/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: jo firestone and aparna nancherla won’t ghost you at their 41 days til halloween comedy show, which includes a lineup of guest comedians and an actual ghost hunter. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

9/20 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the lab, a new comedy show showcasing black performers doing new and experimental work, returns with mamoudou n’diaye (comedy central), devon walker (comedy central), charles mcbee (mtv), wes hazard (stories from the stage), and karolena theresa (handmaid’s tale: the musical). guest hosted by nick chambers. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

9/20 8pm-4am (monthly): immerse yourself in digitally-generated sights and sounds at the warper party, featuring more than 30 live electronic music and visual artists. the deep end (ridgewood), free. >>

9/20 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by teresa degaetano, jordan jensen, wilfred padua, sam evans, and ian hunt, plus music by caitlin cook. hosted by alison leiby. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

9/20 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (biweekly): secret loft’s comedy show features nimesh patel (snl), stavros halkias (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), zilla vodnas, eman el-husseini, and jay jurden. hosted by gabriel pacheco. greenwich village location will be sent to ticket purchasers. $6-12 admission includes pizza (advance purchase required). >>

9/20 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): the adult sex ed show aims to plug the holes in your sex education through a line-up of storytellers, scripted sketches, and exploratory deep dives into sexual topics. hosted by dani faith leonard. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

9/20 9:30pm: live la vida loca at secretformula’s 90’s pop sing-along, a communal karaoke where you can sing and dance along to two hours of music videos, participate in a dance-off, drink themed drinks, and score some sweet 90’s swag. union hall (park slope), $10. >>

9/20 9:30pm doors: dude york, desert sharks, and qwam play mercury lounge (les). $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

9/20 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff over a screening of 1989’s the punisher at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

9/20 11pm: get down to 80s-00s party jams, dance hits, and pop classics at the everybody, everybody dance party’s five-year anniversary at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy). $5. >>

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