the high line is now open: make a free, timed-entry reservation for the high line, which is now open at reduced capacity to allow for distancing. a limited number of free walk-up passes will also be available at the entrance. >>

the new york botanic garden reservations open: bask in the natural beauty of the 250-acre new york botanic garden (bronx), reopening to members, bronx neighbors, and local health care workers on 7/21 and the general public on 7/28. $22 general, $19 students/seniors (reservations are required). >>

windowswap: want a new outlook? a visit to windowswap lets you take in window views of people around the world. and you can share your own as well. >>

aids memorial quilt online: explore the entire 48,000 panels of the aids memorial quilt, and contribute by sharing your stories about loved ones and those who made an impact. >>


what the fact?! daily trivia: daily trivia: july 16, 1439: on this day, to help slow the spread of plague, king henry vi banned all kissing in england. discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

thurs thru 8/6: *we interrupt this program…. exhibition: the school of visual arts (sva) presents an online exhibition of thesis work by the mfa fine arts class of 2020. free. >>

thurs thru sun: summerstage anywhere: the annual summer festival continues with dj sessions by dj lobo (thurs) and kool dj red alert and main source (fri), a tap dance class from puerto rican tap star ayodele casel (sat), and dj sets by grandwizzard theodore, dj perly, and uptown vinyl supreme, with live percussion by boogie down all-stars (sun). multiple platforms, free. >>

thurs 5:30pm: virtual astronomy live: astronaut photography and art: embark on extraordinary voyages as you explore the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have inspired astronauts’ photography and art during a discussion with nasa astronaut donald r. pettit and geoscientist andrea meado, moderated by rocket scientist and astrophysicist summer ash. hosted by kerbal space academy creator john ‘das’ galloway. presented by the intrepid sea, air + space museum. free. >>

thurs 6pm: clayton patterson: godfather of the lower east side book talk: photographer and author julian voloj (ghetto brother, basquiat) gives a talk on his latest graphic novel, clayton: godfather of lower east side documentary, a biography of l.e.s. photographer and videographer clayton patterson, best known for his documentation of the 1988 tompkins square riots. presented by the greenwich village society for historic preservation. zoom, free. >>

thurs 7pm: theorizing the web presents: surveillance of black lives: allissa richardson, scholar and journalism instructor, and mutale nkonde, senior tech policy advisor to congresswoman yvette clarke, discuss the impact of surveillance during the black lives matter movement and the covid-19 pandemic, exploring facial recognition used in policing, tracing software associated with the pandemic, and more. this is the first installment of momi’s ‘theorizing the web’ series, which highlights critical perspectives on issues at the intersection of tech and media. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

thurs 7pm: arthur nersesian in conversation with bob odenkirk: author arthur nersesian (the f*ck up) shares his new novel, the five books of (robert) moses, a reimagining of new york city history leading up to today’s political situation, during a conversation with actor and comedian bob odenkirk (better call saul, breaking bad). presented by book club bar. zoom, free. >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): ask a political scientist: immigration and citizenship in tough times: social scientist andrea jones-rooy hosts a conversation on what it means to be a good democratic citizen, who gets to become one, how our perceived civic duties change when democracy is under threat, and how partisanship affects our ideas of what we should and should not do. tonight’s guests are uc irvine political science professor and author sara wallace goodman and comedian keith price. all donations made while registering and throughout the show will go to fair fight. youtube, free (donations encouraged). >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): the story collider science story slam: five storytellers selected from the audience will share true, personal science stories that range from hilarious to heartbreaking during a ‘firsts’-themed edition of the story collider podcast’s science story slam, hosted by erin barker. $10. >>

thurs 7pm: punderdome: a dozen pun-masters have a war of the words in tonight’s online edition of the beloved pun competition. hosted by fred firestone. presented by littlefield. multiple platforms, $5. >>

thurs 7:30pm: broadway barks: a star-studded lineup joins host bernadette peters for the 22nd installment of the broadway barks dog and cat adoption event. this year’s event, co-produced with broadway cares/equity fights aids and, will take place online with shelters from all over the country, and includes hugh jackman, audra mcdonald, lin-manuel miranda, carol burnett, and many more. free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 8pm: covid and meat: how a pandemic changed the way we eat: a panel of experts discusses how covid-19 has impacted the meat industry’s workforce, and how these effects may impact how americans eat meat in the future. presented by the museum of food and drink. zoom, free. >>


fri thru mon: dance on camera film festival: chassé across the globe as you watch dance films from ireland to argentina to kazakhstan during the first-ever digital edition of the annual dance on camera festival, the longest-running dance film festival in the world. $5-9/film, $35-48/pass. >>

fri 11am: dr. anthony fauci: hear from physician and immunologist dr. fauci about the state of the pandemic, when he expects to see a vaccine, and what businesses should be doing to prepare for the coming months during a talk presented by the u.s. chamber of commerce foundation. free. >>

fri 12pm: 90 minute letter writing session: enjoy an afternoon of personal writing in the company of others as you express your deeper thoughts and feelings via snail mail. instructor wendy noonan will provide samples and prompts. zoom, free. >>

sponsored: fri 1pm: wild, weird, and wacky america: embark on a photographic road trip through the wild, weird, and wacky sights of the u.s., hosted by photographer julien mcroberts. $10. >>

fri 8pm (weekly): a drinking game nyc’s virtual ‘drink-along’: sip along with buzzwords from the script as you take in a movie, as voted on by the audience. tonight’s potential films: camp nowhere or heavy weights. instagram, free. >>

fri 8pm: ladies of pop sing-along: run the world as you sing along to music videos by beyoncé, britney, kelly clarkson, and more at secretformula’s streaming party. zoom, free. >>


sat + sun: harlem book fair: spend the weekend perusing the virtual shelves of the harlem book fair, featuring author talks, readings, panel discussions, spoken word performances, and more. multiple platforms, free. >>

sat 1pm (+ sun 8pm): radioactive preview screening + conversation: catch a preview screening of radioactive, a historical drama about the life and work of nobel prize-winning scientist marie curie, followed by a q+a with the film’s director, marjane satrapi, and star, rosamund pike. presented by the museum of the moving image. free. >>

sat 2pm (+ 7/25): come on down, you’re already here! it’s teacher week on chris duffy’s at-home game show, where teachers will go head to head for prizes with the help of comedians from conan, the onion, and clickhole. zoom, free. >>

sat 5:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over will tell jokes about where they’re from and how they got here at this live(!) backyard comedy show. hosted by lindsay theisen. q.e.d. (astoria) and zoom, $8-15. >>

sat 7pm: jim henson’s world: creature makers: take a peek inside jim henson’s creature shop, known for designing and building the characters on sesame street, the muppets, the dark crystal, and more, during a conversation with creative supervisors peter brooke and jason weber, who will discuss how the ny and la-based shop continues jim henson’s tradition. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>

sat 7:45pm (+ 7/25): linda loves virtual bingo: drag star linda simpson hosts a night of bingo with prizes on zoom. $10. >>

sat 8pm: musician treatment foundation livestream benefit concert: rock out to elvis costello, joan jett + the blackhearts, the preservation hall jazz band, and shawn colvin as they headline a benefit concert for the musician treatment foundation, emceed by sirius xm radio host seth rudetsky. free (donations welcome). >>

sat 10pm: hot honey party: dance, drink, and be hot, honey, during hot rabbit and honey burlesque’s new lgbtq+ womxn party. instagram, free (donations welcome). >>


sun 10am: writers of color workshop: create new work and connect with fellow writers of color during an informal workshop for writers of all levels in poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, led by jacqueline fitzgerald. zoom, $15. >>

sun 12-6pm: free ice cream: rsvp for a free single scoop of stuffed puffs ice cream (graham cracker ice cream with marshmallow, brownies and chocolate chip) at new territories in the lower east side. >>

sun 2pm: edgar allen poe literary pub crawl: toast ‘the patron saint of bohemia’ as you ‘visit’ the favorite haunts of macabre poet edgar allen poe during a virtual greenwich village literary pub crawl. zoom, free. >>

sun 2pm: the secret science club: learn what it takes to go viral–literally–during this month’s secret science club lecture as epidemiologist and author adam kucharski (the rules of contagion: why things spread–and why they stop) discusses the science of epidemiology, and how we can all get better at predicting and managing outbreaks. zoom, free. >>

sun 7pm (registration ends friday): who killed alejandro valdez? interactive murder mystery: sharpen your sleuthing skills during this virtual, interactive murder mystery experience inspired by the new season of tnt’s the alienist: angel of darkness. as an 1897 investigative journalist, you will interact with 13 live theater actors streaming from seven historic nyc locations, and try to spot the real murderer before time runs out. free. >>


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 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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