due to the heat advisory, outdoor pool hours are extended to 8pm at all nyc olympic- and intermediate-sized outdoor pools through friday, july 16. >>

climate change-themed mini-golf course opens in williamsburg: take a swing at climate change when you visit putting green, an 18-hole mini-golf course designed by local artists and community members. open mon-weds 12pm-8pm and thurs-sun 10am-8pm. all proceeds will benefit nyc environmental nonprofits. river street + north 1st street (williamsburg). $5-10 general, $2-5 seniors and children. >>

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>


thurs thru 8/3: queens theatre’s summer outdoor stage: local theater companies, dance companies, and music ensembles take the stage during this outdoor performance series from queens theatre. flushing meadows – corona park and corona plaza, free (rsvp required for some events). >>

thurs thru 8/1 (thursdays-sundays at 6pm): shakespeare’s twelfth night: greenhouse ensemble presents outdoor performances of shakespeare’s gender-bending rom-com at summit rock in central park (thursdays + fridays) and westside community garden (saturdays + sundays), free. >>

thurs-sat (7pm, + 7/28-30): shakespeare in the parking lot: the drilling company presents an updated production of the two noble kinsmen, reenvisioned as a modern-day spy caper, in an actual parking lot on the lower east side. free. >>

thurs-sun: brooklyn virtual art book fair: the annual showcase of independent, artist-run presses returns with 55 exhibitors, plus workshops, conversations, screenings, and more. online, free. >>

thurs free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
frozen ii at jacob schiff playground (west harlem) >>
scoob! at juniper valley park (middle village) >>
sonic the hedgehog at crotona park (bronx) >>
thelma and louise at john paul jones park (bay ridge) >>

thurs 6pm (thursdays thru 7/29): battery park city river + blues concert series: enjoy soulful sounds framed by summer sunsets on the hudson at this annual live music series, continuing tonight with a performance by grammy award-nominated soul singer-songwriter devon gilfillian. robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), free. >>

thurs 6pm (thursdays thru 9/30): jazz in times square: curated by jazz at lincoln center, this summer concert series brings the intimate ambiance of a jazz club to the neon and noise of times square. tonight: vanisha gould trio. broadway plaza between 43rd and 44th streets, free. >>

thurs 6-9pm: alone / together: visual meditation on our times: artbreakout presents ‘alone / together: visual meditation on our times,’ an exhibition featuring works in a range of styles by 20 artists crossing continents, cultures, and generations. the local nyc (lic), free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: capturing protest: a photographer’s perspective on a year in the movement for black lives: photographers bob gore, madison swart, and terrence jennings, whose works are featured in the new center for brooklyn history exhibition brooklyn resists, talk about their experiences documenting the movement for racial justice over the course of the last year. moderated by the new york times’s david gonzalez. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru 8/5): astoria waterfront concert series: enjoy an evening of live music on the astoria park great lawn. tonight: spitfire (classic rock). free. >>

thurs 7pm, fri 7pm (thursdays thru august): st. ann’s warehouse dock street concerts: get back!: world-class musicians bring live music to brooklyn bridge park during the second iteration of st. ann’s warehouse’s outdoor concert series, continuing with folk and roots musician jerron ‘blind boy’ paxton (thurs) and zonya love’s ‘spiritual uprising’ (fri). free. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by brian gresko with sara lippman. tonight’s readers: brit bennett (the vanishing half), marie-helene bertino (parakeet), and larissa pham (pop song). books will be available for purchase through black spring books. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 7:30pm (weekly): good delivery comedy show: comics stand(up) and deliver at natasha vaynblat, cj hunt and james hamilton’s weekly show. tonight’s lineup: devon walker (big mouth), arti gollapudi (bustle), david tveite (last comic standing), and zach russell (free style comedy). the outdoor patio at gertie (williamsburg), $10. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): jaws… entirely from memory: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate the story of the 1975 blockbuster film using only what they can remember from watching it once recently. as the chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to create ‘deleted’ scenes and follow assigned rules about their characters. littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

thurs 8pm (biweekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers, with performers mohanad elshieky (conan), jaye mcbride (comedy central), david spector (sirius xm), marcela onyango (feel the news), and andrew barlow. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): comedy + treats!: get your just desserts at comedy + treats, an outdoor standup show in the backyard area of mia’s brooklyn bakery (boerum hill). featuring hannah boone (adult swim), nick hopping (amazon), kevin tit (the hard times), rachel williams, and joey rinaldi. $5. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: hosts jeffrey emerson (netflix) and jill weiner (wikifreakz) save the best for laughs at laf dance saloon, returning with an outdoor evening of standup by marie faustin (broad city), kevin mccaffrey (trutv), david spector (sirius xm), brian bahe (vulture), and more. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>


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fri thru 8/5: bogart: 19 hard boiled classics in 35mm and restored dcps: film forum’s first series since its april reopening salutes classic cinema tough guy and romantic hero humphrey bogart with a three-week, 19-film festival that includes casablanca, sabrina, the big sleep, the maltese falcon, to have and have not, and more. film forum (south village), $15. >>

fri thru 7/22: the underground railroad free screening: catch barry jenkins’s limited series the underground railroad, based on the pulitzer-winning novel by colson whitehead, for free on the big screen at ifc center (greenwich village). the program includes all 10 episodes, along with excerpts from jenkins’s companion piece, the gaze. a $2 service fee applies to ticket reservations. >>

fri-sun: 49th dance on camera festival: this year’s hybrid edition of the world’s longest-running dance film festival showcases some of the best films screened during the fest’s almost 5-decade history, with an emphasis on bipoc stories, dancers, and filmmakers, along with a world premiere by choreographer pontus lidberg. walter reade theater at film at lincoln center (uws) and online, $15 general, $12 students/seniors. >>

fri thru sun (11:30am-4pm): free magnolia bakery banana pudding: to celebrate its 25th birthday, magnolia bakery is giving out 500 free cups of banana pudding at six different locations across nyc. >>

fri free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
get on up: the james brown story at matthew p. sapolin playground (uws) >>
interstella 5555, the 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem at washington square park (greenwich village) >>
onward at pelham bay park (bronx) >>
raya and the last dragon at transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
scoob! at westerleigh park (staten island) >>
stoy story 4 at east elmhurst playground (queens) >>
tide film festival at commodore barry park (fort greene) >>

fri 6pm (fridays thru 10/1): broadway buskers concert series: broadway actors and composers take to the times square pedestrian plazas to perform their own original music, continuing tonight with burgundy williams and f. michael haynie. broadway plaza between 43rd and 44th streets, free. >>

fri 6-10pm: freedom party: let loose at an all-ages waterfront dance party featuring the musical stylings of dj herbert holler of the freedom party. food and drinks will be available for purchase. brooklyn bridge park’s pier 3, free (rsvp required). >>

sponsored: fri 7pm: carnegie hall citywide concert series: revel in the richness and variety of new york city’s music scene as local artists perform more than 20 free outdoor concerts in 11 venues across the five boroughs, spanning genres from classical to jazz to latin music and beyond. tonight: three-time grammy award–winning salsa and latin jazz band spanish harlem orchestra performs in bryant park (midtown). >>

fri 7pm (+ sat 8pm): evenings in the museum of the moving image courtyard: enjoy two live, outdoor events at the museum of the moving image, starting tonight with a screening of tran quoc bao’s martial arts comedy the paper tigers and continuing saturday evening with dj wiz’s hip hop video mix party. museum of the moving image kaufman courtyard (astoria), $15 general, $11 seniors/students (friday tickets include admission to the museum, which is open until 8pm). >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by oscar aydin (bravo), sarah kennedy (mtv), elsa eli waithe (bet), anna lepely (comedians in drag doing comedy), and gray west. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes about where they’re from and how they got to nyc at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by nataly aukar (hbo), dylan adler (hulu), joey dardano (vulture), kim dinaro (left breast comedy), tobin miller, and nathan habib. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>

fri 7pm: live dungeons and dragons theater show: test your dice-rolling skills at a live-action dungeons and dragons theater show, where audience members can help determine the fate of the actors and comedians improvising their way through the saga. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 7pm (+ sat, 7/23, 8/6, 8/27, 8/28, 9/3, 9/4): brooklyn cyclones + post-game fireworks: end the night with a boom as post-game fireworks light up the coney island sky on select dates thru the season. $18-22. >>

fri 7pm, 8:30pm (weekly): stand up à la mode: comedy show meets ice cream social at the stand up à la mode comedy show, featuring free ice cream by ample hills creamery and stand-up by nick hopping (amazon), jeff scheen (sirius xm), kevin tit (the hard times), andrea allan, and ashley hamilton. outdoors at ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes a free small ice cream. >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s theme: britney vs. rihanna. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

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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.

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