20 fave spots for outdoor drinks in brooklyn: brooklyn based shares their picks for where to grab outdoor drinks throughout the borough. >>

plywood protection project transforms boarded storefront plywood into sculptures across nyc: responding to last year’s boarded up storefronts in nyc, worthless studio’s plywood protection project invited artists to create new public art from the discarded wood. five of the resulting works have been installed in outdoor locations across the five boroughs, free for all to view thru 11/1. >>

proud voices pride month audio festival: embark on a guided walk through park slope, visiting queer-owned and queer-friendly businesses in the neighborhood while listening to poems, songs, and spoken word art from local queer artists. free-$5. >>

tickets for the vegandale festival are now on sale: early bird tickets to the vegan food fest, tentatively scheduled for 9/25 in randall’s island park, are now on sale. the $10 ticket gets you entry to the grounds, where you can then purchase food from a variety of vendors. >>

a few more options for free outdoor fitness kick off this week:
• pilates at riverside park south (tuesdays at 6:30pm thru 8/17) >>
• barre in washington square park (wednesdays at 6:30pm thru 9/1) >>
• yoga at riverside park south (wednesdays at 6:30pm thru 9/29) >>
• yoga at fort tryon park (wednesdays at 6:45pm thru 9/1) >>
• yoga in washington square park (thursdays at 8:30am thru 9/2) >>

our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, beer gardens, and more. >>


tues thru 7/1: typographics design festival: peer into the futura at the seventh annual typographics conference, which includes talks by 30 speakers from around the world, workshops, demos, interviews, games, and more. presented by the cooper union. online, free. >>

thru 6/30 (4-6pm daily): east village early bird discounts: come out early to eat and drink in the east village, and enjoy deals like 1/2 off burgers, 25% off your meal, happy hour prices, and more from 11 participating local businesses. bonus: every time you make a purchase, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win gift certificates for free meals and drinks. >>

tues thru 6/12: art of brooklyn film festival: the annual film fest dedicated to the independent film, media and art of brooklyn returns with a program of features and shorts blocks, live-streamed filmmaker talkbacks, skill-building webinars, panel discussions, in-person events and more. $12. >>

tues thru 6/9: global forms theater festival: rattlestick playwrights theater and new york theatre salon present a weeklong series of performances, screenings, workshops, and panel discussions showcasing over 100 international and immigrant theater artists from 34 countries. all events are free and occur online, with the exception of glimpse, a three-hour afternoon of music, dance, and storytelling in prospect park on saturday. >>

tues (ongoing): the museum at eldridge street reopens today: the historic museum housed in the 1887 eldridge street synagogue reopens to the public today with a new digital tool that allows visitors to experience the museum on a self-guided tour. admission is pay-what-you-wish throughout the month (reg. $15 general, $10 students/seniors, pay-what-you-wish mondays). >>

tues (ongoing): rough trade reopens in manhattan today: after seven years in williamsburg, the record store and music venue has found a new home at 30 rock, where it will also partner with rockefeller center to present live events at the famed 65th-floor rainbow room and outdoors on the plaza. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): glass houses comedy show: comedians throw standup stones at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, featuring sammy obeid (conan), christy miller (bet), dan perafan (nbc), katie boyle (transplants comedy), amy veltman, and amanda oh. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 8pm: stonewall inn’s safe spaces kick-off to pride concert: the stonewall inn presents an evening of musical performances and appearances from members of the lgbtqa+ community, activists, artists, and allies, including alexandra billings, margaret cho, lea delaria, fran drescher, billy eichner, morgan fairchild, debra messing, julianne moore, amy poehler, randy rainbow, jordin sparks, rita wilson, and more. free (proceeds will benefit the stonewall in gives back initiative’s safe spaces community partners throughout the country). >>


weds thru 9/25 (wednesdays 5-7pm thru 8/25, saturdays 10am-3pm thru 9/25): kayaking at brooklyn bridge park: glide along the east river and take in the views during the brooklyn bridge boathouse’s summer kayaking runs. pier 2, free (advanced registration required, includes boats, paddles, and life vests). >>

weds thru 9/15: creatures of light: from fireflies to deep sea squid, step into the extraordinary world of bioluminescent organisms at the american museum of natural history’s new immersive exhibition. american museum of natural history (uws), $28 general, $22.50 students/seniors, free with idnyc membership. >>

weds 6pm: movies under the stars: take in a free movie under the night sky, courtesy of nyc parks (weather permitting). tonight, get sucked into the game of jumanji: welcome to the jungle (2017), playing on the pool deck at mccarren play center (williamsburg/greenpoint). prior to the screening, fdny will be offering socially distanced, hands-only cpr classes. free. >>

weds 6:30pm: plogging run at randall’s island: on global running day, grab some gloves and grabbers and enjoy a scenic run through randall’s island, where you can help clean up the park by plogging–that is, jogging and picking up litter. free. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): scicafe: coral climate secrets: how can studying coral skeletons help us understand the ocean-atmosphere interactions, climate behavior, and pollution histories dating back hundreds of years? learn more with museum curator and researcher dr. nathalie goodkin at tonight’s installment of ‘scicafe,’ the american museum of natural history’s evening conversation series. online, free. >>

weds 7pm (monthly): 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. online, $5 suggested donation. >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm: virtual selected shorts: it takes two with cynthia nixon: michael mckean (better call saul), annette o’toole (virgin river), hettienne park (the outsider), and kate walsh (the umbrella academy) help us close the selected shorts virtual season with a night of stories that celebrates the power of two with short stories that show us what happens in moments of competing desires, exquisite cooperation, and chance encounters. plus, a bonus performance by kirsten vangsness (criminal minds). hosted by actress and activist cynthia nixon (ratched). online, $15. >>

weds 7:30pm: finding the right fit: a framework for creating your new career: learn self-exploration techniques for choosing a career path that aligns with your unique habits, values, and sources of joy. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $14. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): trivia at the bell house: test your smarts at this weekly themed trivia night at the bell house’s outdoor patio, hosted by jenny gorelick. take off with $5 beer specials for tonight’s theme: ‘space.’ the bell house (gowanus), $10. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): i hate you the least comedy show: popping up at the monarch’s outdoor garden in williamsburg, the i hate you the least comedy show returns with an evening of jokes by rosebud baker (comedy central), matthew broussard (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), cipha sounds (trutv), tyler fisher (last week tonight), and mike cannon (mtv). presented by julie ray, kelly taylor, and andrew casertano. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

weds 8pm: secretformula’s 90s tv party: laugh, drink, and reminisce as secretformula’s streaming party revisits classic 90s tv shows like saved by the bell, family matters, boy meets world, are you afraid of the dark?, and more. online, $8. >>

weds 9:30pm: one-page wednesday: share a page of your latest work (or just listen in), connect with other writers, and get inspired during this two-hour session hosted by natalie serber (shout her lovely name), with featured reader kelly russell agodon (dialogues with rising tides). presented by portland’s literary arts. online, 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 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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