thru 9/29: (wednesdays + thursdays 5-7pm, saturdays 10am-3pm, sundays 12-2:30pm): free kayaking at brooklyn bridge park: take in the view as you glide along the water at brooklyn bridge park’s protected embayment. no experience necessary. life vest, equipment, and instruction are provided. advance registration is required, and opens 2 weeks before each date. >>

thru 9/25: bryant park and prospect park yoga: stretch out at a summer series of free, one-hour outdoor yoga classes held at bryant park (tuesdays at 10am on the upper terrace, wednesdays at 6pm on the lawn; thru 9/25) and prospect park’s long meadow (thursdays at 7pm; thru 8/24). each week will feature different instructors. all experience levels are welcome. byo mat or towel and water.

thru 9/21: reading room at bryant park: bryant park’s summer ‘reading room’ series of free outdoor literary events returns: author – authors offer advice and discuss their latest books (wednesdays @ 12:30pm 5/29-8/21); bookclub – pick-up a free book from penguin random house, melville house publishing, and dc comics (6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20, sign up in advance); books to broadway – a backstage look at books starring on broadway (select tuesdays @ 12:30pm, dates tbd); non-fiction – history as seen through the eyes of authors (wednesdays @ 7pm 7/10-9/11); poetry – poetry by established and emerging poets (tuesdays @ 6pm, 5/28-9/17); reel talks – talks on movies, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking (mondays @ 12:30pm, 6/10-8/12); writers workshop – workshops geared to improve your writing skills (thursdays @ 6:30pm 7/11-8/15), and more. >>

thru 6/23: thru new screening series at metrograph (les):
’90s noir: bound, clockers, miller’s crossing, reservoir dogs, suture, and more. >>
animal farm: moles: dark days, some like it hot, the departed, and more. >>
euro-heists: lock, stock and two smoking barrels, topkapi, ruben brandt, collector. >>
visionary auteurs: five decades of mk2: blow by blow, la cérémonie, paranoid park, shoot the piano player, and more. >>

weds 8pm (+ 6/3): the moth storyslam: the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition, where anyone can share a five-minute tale based on the evening’s theme to an attentive audience, returns to the bell house (gowanus). this week’s themes: ‘fresh’ (weds) and ‘guts’ (mon). $15. >>

weds 8pm: fifth wednesday comedy at endless life brewing: andre medrano welcomes a stand up line up at the endless life taproom (crown heights), including max fine, alaina bamfield, luis arevalo, claire alexander, and bob gurnett. free admission (rsvp for a chance to win a free drink). >>


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Experience the 2023 DownBeat Jazz Group of the Year in front of the breathtaking backdrop of the NYC skyline in The Appel Room. The all-star supergroup Artemis performs original music from its distinguished members comprised of modern jazz bandleaders and composers. Join us for an evening of unparalleled musical brilliance led by pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, and featuring alto saxophonist and flautist Alexa Tarantino, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller.

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Keep the party going after the show by taking your ticket stub to Dizzy’s Club for a complimentary cover to that evening’s Late Night Session at 11pm. (Dependent on capacity.)


thurs thru 6/23 (thursdays-sundays at 6:30pm): hudson classical theater company: the complete works of william shakespeare (abridged): hudson classical theater company kicks off its 21st season with an intimate outdoor production of the complete works of william shakespeare (abridged), a fast-paced, 97-minute comedy featuring a cast of only three actors, at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws). donations will be accepted following the show. >>

thurs thru 6/9: barefoot shakespeare company: the winter’s tale: barefoot shakespeare company presents an outdoor production of shakespeare’s the winter’s tale at central park’s summit rock (uws). free admission. >>

thurs thru 6/9: film fests and series (various prices):
► the 14th annual art of brooklyn film festival at various locations and online. 5/30-6/9. >>
► the 27th brooklyn film festival at windmill studios, wythe hotel, and online. 5/31-6/9. >>
► the 24th new york indian film festival at village east by angelika. 5/31-6/2. >>
newfest pride at sva theatre. 5/30-6/3. >>
► the 23rd open roads: new italian cinema at film at lincoln center. 5/30-6/6. >>
sound of silent film festival at symphony space. 5/31. >>

thurs 6pm: down the bridle path: vestiges of greenwich village’s equine past: architectural historian gregory dietrich takes you down the bridle path of greenwich village’s horse history and its legacy, from former horsewalks to stables to mews and other associated objects. the skylight gallery at the salmagundi club, an historic four-story townhouse in greenwich village. free admission (rsvp required). >>

thurs 6:30pm: the east village in music + words: ada calhoun on st. marks is dead: the tompkins square library continues its year-long celebration of the history and culture of the east village and lower east side with a presentation by ada calhoun, author of st. marks is dead, who’ll give a slide talk that explores the history of the famous east village street that inspired her book. free admission. >>

sponsored: thurs 7pm (ends today): toshi reagon in residence: now that we are here: join a creative journey as renowned multi-faceted artist toshi reagon curates ‘now that we are here,’ a residency at wnyc’s the greene space that envisions a world born from a fusion of music, storytelling, and conversation and illuminates the parallels between octavia e. butler’s dystopian terrain depicted in her parable book series and the challenges we face today. the greene space at wnyc/wqxr (south village), pay-what-you-wish starting at $5. >>

thurs 7pm: poetry is gay (pig) recital: poetry is gay, a poetry writing salon in aimed at bringing members of the queer community together through poetry, returns for an open mic at harlequin vintage (bushwick). bring three minutes of poetry on the theme ‘april showers bring may flowers.’ dress code: florals for spring. hosted by brooke finegold. $10 admission. >>

thurs 7pm: ruffled feathers comedy: molly ruben-long and julie mitchell host a night of stand up comedy in a pigeon-themed bookstore, featuring sets by ariel elias, arti gollapudi, julia shiplett, and yedoye travis. bonus: save 10% on store purchases. lofty pigeon books (kensington), $10 suggested donation. >>

thurs 7pm (monthly): golden spiral comedy show: stand-up set lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (5, 8, 13, and 21 minutes) at the golden spiral comedy show, hosted by katie compa and mindy raf. tonight’s show at whiskey cellar nyc (east village) features guests deanne smith (netflix), quin lamar (showtime), gabe pacheco (funhouse comedy), and joanna ross (schtick a pole in it). advance ticket purchase includes a raffle ticket for a free drink. a limited number of discount tickets are available with promo code ‘skintspiral’ (reg. $8+ adv, $15 at the door). >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: savage comedy returns to logan’s run in park slope. hosted by lizzie martinez, melissa rocha, nonye brown-west, and chloé chunha, tonight’s show includes performances james hamilton (good delivery comedy), glo butler (comedy central), mariah oxley (powersuit comedy), christiana jackson (cash cab), and riley lassin. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm doors (every other thursday): landline comedy at wild east brewing co.: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), which is hosting a stand-up show featuring comedians dan yang (hbomax), ely kreimendahl (gay shame comedy), pamela ross (siriusxm), ali o’neil, kyle gillis, and luis arevalo. hosted by andre medrano. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm doors: rooftop films summer series: war game: rooftop films presents presents jesse moss and tony gerber’s war game, with a post-screening panel discussion and an after party. the old american can factory (gowanus), $18. >>


fri thru sun: pride events (free admission, unless noted otherwise):

first saturday at brooklyn museum: pride edition. rsvp required. sat 5-11pm. >>

gaymer pride at museum of the moving image (astoria). sat 12-6pm. >>

gayridge pride at owl’s head park (bay ridge). sun 12-4pm. >>

newfest pride at sva theatre. 5/30-6/3. >>

the new queens pride parade and multicultural festival in jackson heights. sun 12-6pm. >>

night at the museum at moma ps1. sat 8pm-midnight. $20-25. >>

silent disco pride party at teardrop park (battery park city). note: a photo id/credit card deposit is required for the check-in process to use the required headphones. fri 7pm. >>

fri thru 9/13: bryant park picnic performances: bryant park’s annual series of free outdoor theater, dance, and music performances returns with 25 events through september. opening weekend (5/31 + 6/1 at 7pm) kicks off with ‘new york city opera: puccini celebration,’ featuring selections from every puccini opera performed by the new york city opera orchestra and chorus. >>

fri thru sun: greenpoint open studios: hundreds of artists and designers across greenpoint, brooklyn open their studios to the public to showcase work in a wide range of mediums. launch party friday 6-9pm, open studios saturday + sunday 12-6pm. free admission. >>

sponsored: fri + sat (7pm + 9:30pm): save 35% on tickets to artemis at jazz at lincoln center: experience the 2023 downbeat jazz group of the year in front of the breathtaking backdrop of the nyc skyline in the appel room. the all-star supergroup artemis performs original music from its distinguished members comprised of modern jazz bandleaders and composers. join us for an evening of unparalleled musical brilliance led by pianist and musical director renee rosnes, and featuring alto saxophonist and flautist alexa tarantino, tenor saxophonist nicole glover, trumpeter iIngrid jensen, bassist noriko ueda, and drummer allison miller. save 35% with promo code ‘skint35’ >>

fri + sat (8pm + 9:30pm): flop house comedy ‘best of’ and happy hour shows: flop house comedy club (williamsburg) presents ‘best of’ showcases on fri + sat, featuring standup by carmen lynch (comedy central), matt broussard (comedy central), amber singletary (hbo), and others. bonus: 2-for-1 drinks at the 9:30pm shows. $5-15 (save 33% on 8pm show tickets with promo code ‘skint’). >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):

barbie at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint). >>

guardians of the galaxy vol. 3 at basketball courts in playground ninety (jackson heights). >>

migration at softball field #3 in thomas jefferson park (east harlem). >>

sink or swim (le grand bain) at cedar hill in central park. >>

fri 6:30pm (fridays thru 6/28): sunset on the hudson music series: catch a concert accompanied by the sunset at hudson river park’s long-running music series, sunset on the hudson. this year’s concerts will feature queer and bipoc artists at pier 45 (west village). tonight’s season opener: aeri, ashni, and treya lam. free admission. >>

fri 7-10pm: silent disco at athens square: take your pick from three djs spinning pop, edm and latin music into your wireless headphones at athens square (astoria). free admission (note: a photo id/credit card deposit may be required for the check-in process to use the required headphones). >>

fri 7pm: miss subways 2024: celebrating the 120th birthday of the nyc subway system, city reliquary’s pageant-style celebration of nyc’s underground and outsider talent returns to crown a new miss subways at coney island usa’s sideshows by the seashore theater. $30. >>

fri 7:30pm: the story collider podcast’s science storytelling show: ‘moving on’: storytellers share true, personal stories about pivotal moments in their lives when fate, failure or fortune let them know it was time to move on. hosted by grant bowen and tracey segarra. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>

fri 8pm: tootsie’s video vault: dive into a display of dozens of fresh and weird shorts created by local filmmakers at this quarterly showcase. stick around to meet the creators and other film fans. produced by andy zou, katie sicking, and alec cohen. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

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 martin urbano (comedy central), dan licata (snl), rachel mccartney, pearl rose hood, jake velasquez, and mike earley. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>


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