pride-themed events (free admission, unless noted otherwise):

all pride, no prejudice! a literary lgbtq+ celebration: the center for fiction (fort greene). thurs 7pm. $10. >>

chamberqueer festival: constellation at mitu580 (gowanus). tues thru 6/16. various prices. >>

planet yes pride party: house of yes (bushwick). thurs 10pm. free-$15. >>

pride movie night: bottoms at talea beer co (cobble hill). thurs 7pm. free admission. >>

pride night at the american museum of natural history: thurs 6-9:30pm. $25. >>

the 10th annual queerly festival: kraine theater (east village). thurs thru 7/3. various prices. >>


tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
one hand don’t clap at the louis armstrong house museum (corona) >>
orphan black: echoes ny premiere screening at green-wood cemetery >>
the bad guys at berry lane park (jersey city) >>

solstice in times square reservations are open: experienced yogis and first-timers alike are invited to find peace and calm at one of the busiest intersections in the world when the annual ‘mind over madness’ yoga day returns to times square on june 20. can’t make it? classes will also be livestreamed. free registration is required, and includes a free mat (while supplies last). donations are welcome and will benefit community first. >>

thru 7/14 (tuesdays-sundays at 7pm: new york classical theatre: shakespeare’s henry iv in parks: new york classical theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary season with outdoor productions of shakespeare’s henry iv in three outdoor locations: central park at 103rd st + central park west (6/11-30), carl schurz park at east 87th st + east end ave (7/2-7), and castle clinton in battery park (7/9-14). free admission. >>

thru 6/16: new york philharmonic free concerts in the parks: the new york philharmonic’s annual concerts in the parks series returns with free performances under the stars at van cortlandt park, bronx (6/11), the great lawn in central park, manhattan (6/12), cunningham park, queens (6/13), and prospect park, brooklyn (6/14), plus indoors at st. george theatre in staten island. this year’s program includes works by beethoven, elgar, rimsky-korsakov, mendelssohn, and others. bonus: a fireworks display will follow all outdoor performances. >>

tues 7pm: stan mack: real life funnies: cartoonist stan mack presents his latest collection, stan mack’s real life funnies: the collected conceits, delusions, and hijinks of new yorkers from 1974 to 1995, in a discussion with new yorker cartoonist joe dator at p+t knitwear bookstore (les). $5 admission can be applied towards purchase of the book or any item in the café, $59.93 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm: miki berenyi: fingers crossed: musician miki berenyi (lush, piroshka, miki berenyi trio) presents her autobiography, fingers crossed: how music saved me from success, at powerhouse arena (dumbo) with mona dehgan (mute records, wfmu). $5 admission includes a store gift certificate, $29.99 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

tues 7:30pm (+ 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6): naumburg orchestral concerts: outdoor orchestral concerts return to central park’s historic naumburg bandshell for a 119th season. tonight: nosky’s baroque band. hosted by wqxr’s paul cavalconte and nimet habachy, all concerts will be broadcast live. free admission. >>


WED, JUNE 12 | 7PM

Climb in the shark cage, prepare the bear spray, and cheer on the powerhouse that best reflects your sense of self: Are you a sleek, stealthy undersea creature with a bite or a hairy, roaring galoot whose hobbies include raiding pic-a-nic baskets?

This installment features Ariel Dumas (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Christian Finnegan (Best Week Ever), Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing), Clare O’Kane (Saturday Night Live), Bob Powers (Our Cartoon President) and Tami Sagher (Life & Beth)!




weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a league of their own at resiliencity park (hoboken) >>
vidas vibrantes: shorts en español at fort greene park (fort greene, brooklyn) >>
young soul rebels at nowadays (ridgewood) >>

weds thru 9/21: jack davis: a centennial celebration: the society of illustrators marks the centenary celebration of humor illustrator jack davis’ birth with a retrospective featuring original art from some of his most admired works, many shown for the first time ever. the art on view covers davis’ six-decade career: from ec comics and mad magazine to tv guide and time magazine, from raid and mcdonald’s ads to nascar and super bowl promotions, from history book illustrations to movie posters. free opening reception 6/20 5-9pm. society of illustrators (ues), $15 general, $10 seniors/students. >>

weds thru 8/21 (select wednesdays): portside: dj series: brookfield place’s waterfront plaza is the setting for this curated dj series with waterfront views. today’s kickoff: dj rekha and ty sunderland. lunchtime session: 12-1pm; evening session: 5:30-8:30pm. free admission. >>

weds thru 8/16 (wednesdays at 7pm. no performance 7/3.): jazz pier 84: the jazz foundation of america presents its annual series of outdoor evening concerts at hell’s kitchen’s pier 84. tonight: saxophonist antoine roney. free admission. >>

weds thru 8/10: third annual lincoln center’s summer for the city: lincoln center hosts 200+ free or choose-what-you-pay concerts, dance parties, performances, films screenings, and more thru august. wednesday’s opening night features soundcake: aural confections by sapphira cristál + monét x change of ru paul’s drag race and a dance party with dj randall ‘sissy elliott’ morris. >>

sponsored: weds thru 6/30: a poetic adventure for the mind and soul: solo theatre in association with shared experience presents blizzard at 59e59 theaters, written and performed by emily woof (the full monty). use code ‘skint’ to snag $17 tickets* (inc. $2 fee – reg. $32 inc. $2 fee). >>

weds thru 6/23: rehearsal for truth theater festival: dark dreams: the annual showcase of contemporary central and eastern european theater, honoring playwright and human rights activist václav havel, returns with a series of surreal and dreamlike works that comment on past and present tragedies. bohemian national hall (ues), $10 suggested donation. >>

weds 5pm (+ select dates thru summer): indiesummer at the rink: rough trade and rockefeller center team up for indiesummer, a series of free concerts at rock center’s rink. tonight: sister nancy and dj ayanna heaven. >>

sponsored: weds 7pm: bears vs. sharks: which predator will be the prey at uptown showdown: climb in the shark cage, prepare the bear spray, and cheer on the powerhouse that best reflects your sense of self: are you a sleek, stealthy undersea creature with a bite or a hairy, roaring galoot whose hobbies include raiding pic-a-nic baskets? this installment features ariel dumas (the late show with stephen colbert), christian finnegan (best week ever), mehran khaghani (last comic standing), clare o’kane (aturday night live), bob powers (our cartoon president) and tami sagher (life & beth)! leonard nimoy thalia theater at symphony space (uws), $10 with promo code ‘bait’ (reg. $22). >>

weds 7pm (monthly): fantastic fiction: the speculative-fiction reading series at kgb bar (east village), hosted by editor ellen datlow and writer matthew kressel, welcomes authors grady hendrix (how to sell a haunted house) and bracken macleod (closing costs). free admission. >>

weds 7pm: liquid sky with slava tsukerman and nina v. kerova: the roxy cinema (tribeca) hosts a screening of 1982 psychedelic sci-fi cult classic liquid sky, followed by in-person q+a with director slava tsukerman and writer and producer nina v. kerova. $17. >>

weds 8pm: cover band show: all cats are grey (the cure), phranque (nirvana), angela in chains (alice in chains), and gardenia (the white stripes). the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick), $14.12. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): mortified: you’re not the only one who had an awkward phase. from journals to angsty poetry to home movies, adults share their most embarrassing childhood artifacts at the mortified storytelling show. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>


thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
black swan with an intro by darren aronofsky at damrosch park (lincoln center) >>
teenage mutant ninja turtles at bayside park (jersey city) >>
jurassic park at handball courts in mathews-palmer playground (hell’s kitchen) >>

thurs thru 6/23: (thursdays-sundays at 6:30pm): shakespeare downtown: macbeth: shakespeare downtown’s outdoor performances return to castle clinton national monument (battery park) with macbeth. free tickets to the 250-seat venue will be made available at the door starting at 6pm. >>

thurs 4-10pm (second thursdays 4-10pm, thru october): uptown night market : west harlem’s open-air food fest returns to the arches at 12th avenue and west 133rd street. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

thurs 6pm (+ 8/15): ¡arriba! dance party on the high line: a section of the high line turns into an open-air dance floor for the elevated park’s annual salsa party series. tonight: salsa lessons followed by dj sets by mickey pérez and a live performance by new york’s only queer and trans-centered salsa band, las mariquitas. on the high line between 15th + 16th streets (enter at 14th street). free admission (note: rsvp for tonight is full, but walk-ups are welcome if the event isn’t at capacity). >>

thurs 6pm: summerstage: kim gordon, sun ra arkestra, and slauson malone 1: nyc’s iconic summer performing arts festival returns with 85 free and benefit shows in central park and 12 neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. tonight: kim gordon, sun ra arkestra, and slauson malone 1 at central park’s rumsey playfield. doors open at 5pm. >>

thurs 8pm: we’re fine comedy show: everything’s fine at the we’re fine comedy show, featuring standups sureni weerasekera, richard perez, sophia wilson pelton, tara mcgorry, motti, and papirossa. hosted by laura rankin and molly zalman. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $10. >>

thurs 9pm (monthly): comedy ugly: a comedy strip show: comedians reveal more than just punchlines at comedy ugly, a standup show where performers remove an article of clothing between jokes. featuring: connor creagan, jesse elgene, mckenna moore, and shora hassan. hosted by alysia hush, marisa riley, and kim dinaro. easy lover (east williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 9:30pm (monthly): live dubbed sitcoms: comedians improvise new dialogue and plotlines over muted episodes of classic tv sitcoms at the live dubbed sitcoms show, returning after more than a five-year break. tonight: what i like about you and step by step. caveat (les), $18.76 with promo code ‘sitcom’ (reg. $22.35, $23 door). >>

sponsored: upcoming

sponsored: 6/14 10pm: sandwich with gastor almonte and jess salomon: co-hosted by gastor almonte (comedy central) and jess salomon (the tonight show), sandwich features new york’s most acclaimed, talented, and dare we say … tastiest comedians, sandwiching new material in the middle of their sets. with special guests: mary beth bartone, george civeris, tawanda gona, jc mendoza, and will abeles. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>


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