the skint is taking friday off, so here are your event listings through sunday. as we’ve all been making our way through these challenging times, we’re very thankful for you sticking with us. have a safe and happy holiday!


thurs thru 3/26/2022: ​​the rink at brookfield place: drink in views of the new jersey skyline on one side and the world trade center on the other as you glide along the ice at the rink outside brookfield place (fidi). $17 admission, $5 skate rental (or bring your own). >>

thurs thru 1/9/2022: illuminate the farm: the nyc winter lantern festival brings the queens county farm to life with a display of holiday lights and over 1,000 hand-crafted lanterns in the shape of farm animals, fruits, vegetables, flowers, tractors, and more. visitors can pick a ‘wish lantern’ from the field of lights, decorate it at the art table, and take it home as a keepsake ​($5 extra). queens county farm museum (floral park), $24.99-29.99. >>

thurs 9am-12pm: the 95th annual macy’s thanksgiving day parade: the annual thanksgiving morning spectacle returns with 31 floats, 30 giant balloons (keep an eye out for baby yoda!), 10 marching bands, 30 clown troupes, hundreds of cheerleaders, and ‘performances’ by carrie underwood, darren criss, foreigner, girls5eva, jon batiste, kelly rowland, kristin chenoweth, nelly, and more. starts at 77th street + central park west, ends at herald square. free admission. >>

thurs 10pm: dirty thursday: dirty turkeys: do the mashed potato at house of yes’s annual thanksgiving dance party. bonus: bring a nonperishable food item for city harvest, and get a half-priced cocktail. house of yes (williamsburg), free with rsvp, $10 without. >>


fri thru 1/9/2022: home for the holidays: a 19th century christmas: ring in the holiday season 1850s-style at the historic tredwell family home, which will be filled with festive scenes and colorful decorations that predate our modern holiday traditions. merchant’s house museum (noho), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 2/27/2022: holiday express: toys and trains from the jerni collection: hop aboard this whimsical new-york historical society museum exhibition filled with vintage toy trains, models, and figurines, including a miniature ferris wheel, carousel, blimp ride, roller coaster, and more. each handmade marvel comes from the jerni collection, which includes pieces dating back to 1850. new-york historical society museum + library (uws), $22 general, $17 seniors, $13 students, pay-what-you-wish fridays 6-8pm >>

fri thru 12/12: african diaspora international film festival: the 29th annual adiff spotlights black and indigenous stories from around the world with a lineup of 78 films from 37 countries. programming highlights include a world black history program, a first nation program, lgbtq+ themed films, and more. multiple locations and online, $10-20. >>

fri thru sun: keith michael’s the nutcracker: with polka-dotted mice, chopstick wielding dancers, and more, the classic holiday ballet gets the art-nouveau treatment for new york theater ballet’s hour-long production, danced to tchaikovsky’s beloved score, at brookfield place’s winter garden (fidi). free. >>

fri: black friday record store day: shop exclusive, limited-edition and new releases while supporting local stores during the annual black friday record store day. titles vary by location. >>

fri 1pm: post turkey day walking tour of green-wood: after a day of thanksgiving feasting, enjoy a breath of fresh air and take in some history while strolling through green-wood cemetery. $30. >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about nyc and their hometowns at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by malcolm mills, leland long, grant sheffield, and more. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm: back to black friday: amy winehouse celebration: celebrate the lioness of retro-soul at a tribute concert helmed by remember jones, who’ll lead a 10-piece band as they play through the entirety of winehouse’s grammy-winning album back to black on its 15th anniversary. brooklyn bowl (williamsburg), $20. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by dave meherje (ramy), myka fox (comedy central), fumi abe (colbert), nataly aukur (vulture), and tito garza. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>


sat + sun: new gift markets, fairs, and fleas this weekend:
grand holiday bazaar @ grand bazaar nyc: 100 w 77th st at columbus ave (uws), free admission. (sun 10am-5pm, + 12/5, 12/12, 12/19) >>
queens craft brigade: katch astoria, free admission. (sun 12-5pm. + 12/11, 12/18.) >>
winter wonderland 2.0 open-air market: restoration west plaza + marcy plaza (bed-stuy), free admission. (weekends 11am-6pm thru christmas) >>

sat 1pm (saturdays thru 12/18): regal holiday classics movie series: from the wacky to the wistful, catch a crop of classic holiday movies at select regal cinemas for just $5 each. this year’s selections: the polar express, gremlins, elf, and national lampoon’s christmas vacation. >>

sat 7:30pm: 15th annual (and final) menorah horah: horah, baby, one more time! for the last time ever, the schlep sisters and a host of hanukkah hotties will take the stage for an evening of burlesque, music, laughs, and lotsa latkes. le poisson rouge (greenwich village), $20+. >>

sat 10pm until sun 11:59pm: nowadays nonstop: 24+ hours of nonstop dancing for the long holiday weekend. nowadays (ridgewood), $25-30. >>


sun thru 12/5: lighting the world’s largest menorahs: you’ll be in hanukk-awe at these giant-sized menorahs, which will be lit each night of hanukkah at outdoor public events held at manhattan and brooklyn’s grand army plazas. free. >>

sun (+ 12/1): west side story 60th anniversary: keep cool and feel pretty (oh so pretty) at 60th anniversary screenings of west side story, presented by turner classic movies. various locations and prices. >>

sun 10am-5pm: house of good deeds giveaway: sift through an abundance of free items including clothing, shoes, linens, food, and housewares, all donated by new yorkers for new yorkers, at this event hosted by the house of good deeds. the organization is also looking for volunteers to help sort donations on saturday (free pizza will be provided). all are welcome, regardless of income, need, or religious background. the clemente (lower east side), free admission. >>

sun 2pm (+ 12/4): holly jolly trolley tour at woodlawn cemetery: enjoy holiday-themed activities and singalongs on a trolley tour through historic woodlawn cemetery (bronx), where you’ll visit some of woodlawn’s permanent residents, including irving berlin, r.h. macy, celia cruz, johnny marks, and more. $25 general, $20 seniors. >>

sun 2-5pm: momo crawl: sample traditional dumplings from 30 participating restaurants for $1 apiece and vote for your favorite at this annual food crawl and cultural celebration, complete with music and dance performances, pedicab rides, and more. purchase of a $5 momo map is required to participate. diversity plaza (jackson heights). >>

sun 5:30pm: liz and myq give advice: comedians liz glazer and myq kaplan dole out pearls of wisdom with the help of funny friends caitlin peluffo (colbert), steven rogers (colbert), and abbi crutchfield (trutv) at tonight’s edition of their eye-opening stand-up show. union hall, $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>


our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: public art, film fests, 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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