the skint is taking the holiday off, so here are your event listings through sunday. we’ll be back to our regular schedule on monday. have a happy and safe holiday!


weds various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
cielo. socrates sculpture park (lic). >>
creed ii. cooper park (east williamsburg). >>
ferris bueller’s day off with a round of pre-show trivia. parklife (gowanus). >>
ghostbusters (1984). fdr boardwalk and beach (staten island). >>
hotel transylvania 3 and beetlejuice. stuyvesant oval (stuyvesant town). >>
sgt. stubby: an american hero. vesuvio playground (south village). >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse. kissena corridor park (flushing). >>
lego movie 2: the second part. thomas greene playground (gowanus). >>

6pm (tuesdays-saturdays thru 7/13): get into the swing, salsa, rhythm + blues, and disco of things at lincoln center’s annual midsummer night swing, an outdoor series of retro dance parties with live music. weds: sisterhood of swing seven; thurs: bobby valentín orchestra; fri: joe battaglia + the new york big band; sat: charles turner + uptown swing. dance lesson at 6:30pm, live music at 7:30pm. damrosch park at lincoln center (uws), $18 adv/$22 dos, but there’s usually plenty of room to watch/dance outside the main space for free. >>

weds 6-9pm (+ 8/7): dance on the high line at the elevated space’s annual arriba! dance party series. tonight: ‘ambassadors of cuban folklore’ conjunto guantánamo and dj bembona. on the high line between 15th + 16th sts, free (rsvp). >>

weds 7pm + 10pm: house of yes (bushwick) hosts two free pre-fourth of july editions of their popular amateur burlesque (7pm) and hot mess all stars drag competition (10pm).

weds 8pm (weekly): who knows where their sets will go at the let’s see, what else? comedy show? this week’s show features liza treyger (netflix), alingon mitra (colbert), gavin matts (conan), and chris james (ucb). hosted by courtney maginnis and tom delgado. poco restaurant and bar (alphabet city), free. >>

weds 8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): $3 beer, $15 buckets and free drink giveaways are a good sign that you don’t gotta drink with your pinky out to fit in at the fancy show stand-up comedy show. tonight’s show features steven castillo (snl), christi chiello (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), alingon mitra (colbert), and sean patton (comedy central). hosted by lane pieschel. the douglass (park slope/gowanus), free. >>

weds 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: summer sounds of ’79: new wave power pop explosion! four tribute bands will perform four seminal albums from 1979 by blondie, the police, pat benatar, and the cars. arlene’s grocery (les), $10 adv (2 for $15), $15 door. >>

weds 8:30pm doors, 9pm show (weekly): stay in the loop with the comedians you should know show. tonight: andy sandford (conan), martin urbano (kimmel), aminah imani (viceland), rachel mccartney (pbs), lucas connelly (comedy central), and jeff steinbrunner. hosted by saurin choksi. gutter bar (williamsburg), $5. >>

weds 9pm: you wanna free britney dance party? you better work b**ch. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), free. >>

weds 10pm: iconic dj tony humphries provides the beats at nowadays (ridgewood). $10-15. >>

weds 10:30pm (monthly): comedians live-riff o….ver a screening of 1996’s independence day at tonight’s edition of the ‘movies r dumb’ series. hosted by chris gersbeck. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>


thru september: for information on beaches, pools, bbq areas, and other outdoor activities, check out our ongoing events page here. >>

thurs thru 7/28 (thursdays thru sundays at 6:30pm): hudson warehouse theater company presents an outdoor production of alexandre dumas’s the man in the iron mask at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws). pay-what-you-can admission. >>

thurs thru 7/7: score some free shaved ice at the grand opening of a new muji store on e 59th street between park + lexington. while supplies last. >>

thurs thru 7/7: the 48th annual international african arts festival fills commodore barry park (downtown brooklyn) with world music, dance, a marketplace, food vendors, and more. $10 suggested donation. >>

thurs thru sat: brooklyn cyclones baseball season continues at coney island’s mcu park. fourth of july holiday weekend games include post-game fireworks (thurs + fri) and greatful dead night (sat). $5-15. >>

thurs thru sat: the wild project presents pas de deux: a performance summer salon featuring collaborative performances by artists who work together as couples, siblings, and friends. wild project (east village), $20 (2 evenings for $30). >>

thurs various times: fireworks! catch the largest displays of the season near the brooklyn bridge, in coney island, staten island, and jersey city (which will be visible from parts of manhattan). >>

thurs various times: where to get your fourth party on:
• thurs 12-10pm: the lot radio block party. the lot radio (williamsburg/greenpoint), free admission. >>
• thurs 12-10pm: nowadays bbq with tunes spun by butter and cam, plus unofficial fireworks from the locals. food available for purchase. nowadays (ridgewood), free admission. >>
• thurs 1-5pm: july 4th pig roast at brooklyn cider house: live music, patio games, food available for purchase. brooklyn cider house (east williamsburg), free admission. >>
• thurs 2-10pm: elsewhere’s rooftop party with music spun by jd samson, photay, rimarkable, and kfeelz. food available for purchase. elsewhere (bushwick), $15-25. >>
• thurs 3-10pm: yes july 4th extravaganza: djs, costumes, ‘hot tub surprises,’ food available for purchase. house of yes (bushwick), $10 (a portion bar proceeds will be donated to the aclu). >>
• thurs 3-11pm: beats + bbq star spangled boogie: eight djs, free food with purchase of a beverage. lp ‘n harmony (williamsburg), free admission. >>
• thurs 8:30pm: dress in white for rockaway beach surf club’s fourth annual festival of color. free. >>
• thurs 10pm: independance party with music by whitney fierce and jadalareign. house of yes (bushwick), free admission (a portion bar proceeds will be donated to the aclu). >>
• thurs 10pm: the lot radio’s after party at good room (greenpoint). $10-15. >>

thurs 10am-5pm: celebrate jazz icon louis armstrong’s claimed birthday with a jazz concert at the louis armstrong house museum (north corona, queens). $12 general, $8 students/seniors. >>

thurs 11am: join 35,000 other fans in witnessing the annual nathan’s famous fourth of july international hot dog-eating contest. the corner of surf and stillwell avenues in coney island, free admission. >>

thurs 11am-5pm: visit the jewish museum and the exhibition leonard cohen: a crack in everything, a contemporary art exhibition devoted to the legacy of the influential singer/songwriter, for just $4 today. the jewish museum (upper east side), purchase discounted adult tickets for $4 in advance using promo code ‘$4for4th’ (reg. $18). >>

thurs 12-5pm: historic fraunces tavern museum (fidi) offers $1 admission all day, with a free guided tour at 1pm. >>

thurs 12pm-midnight: 40 indie improv teams take over the pit for the ninth annual indiependence improv festival. the pit (gramercy), $10/show, $20/pass. >>

thurs 1-2:30pm (+ 7/27, 10/5): visit manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse, the 40-foot-tall jeffrey’s hook lighthouse, aka ‘the little red lighthouse’, open to the public for a brief time today. fort washington park, underneath the george washington bridge. free. >>

thurs 7pm doors, 8pm show: stars and strips forever at nasty canasta’s ninth annual america f*ck yeah? burlesque show. bonus: dress as wonder woman for the annual group photo. littlefield (gowanus), $15-20. >>


fri thru 7/10: ifc center screens the cat rescuers, a new documentary about a group of volunteer stray cat rescuers in nyc, followed by q+a with the filmmakers, subjects, and representatives from the nyc feral cat initiative and flatbush cats at select screenings. ifc center (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

fri thru sun 11am-6pm: hawkins comes to coney island: in honor of stranger things series three, deno’s wonder wheel amusement park will be ‘stranger-fied’ thru the weekend. >>

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
tomboy. tompkins square park (east village/alphabet city ). >>
a star is born. tecumseh playground (uws). >>
ralph breaks the internet. westerleigh park (staten island). >>
avengers: infinity war. rockaway beach and boardwalk. >>

fri 6pm (ends today): 16 contemporary dance companies give outdoor performances for the contemporary dance at bryant park series. tonight: david dorfman dance, the francesca harper project, urban / tribe, and earl mosley’s institute of the arts. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

fri 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with mick jenkins, leikeli47, leven kali, and joy postel. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

fri 7pm (+ 8/2): even less scripted than reality tv, six comedians manufacture drama on the spot at the improvised real housewives episode show. the pit (gramercy), $10. >>

fri 7pm: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight: mighty sparrow, casym steel orchestra, and futre rootz (dj set) at springfield park (queens). free. >>

fri 7pm-2am (+ 7/12, 7/19): air, a new rooftop party series, takes over bogart house (east williamsburg). free before 10pm with rsvp, $10+ otherwise. >>

fri 7:30pm doors: bueno, tetch, baked, and darkwing play our wicked lady rooftop (east williamsburg). $10 >>

fri 7:30pm (fridays thru october): lola star’s dreamland roller disco parties return to prospect park with a different theme/focus every friday night through mid-october. tonight: freedom – george michael, wham!, hall + oates, yacht rock. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $20-22 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): speak american: a comedy show with an accent celebrates everyone that’s come here from a different place. tonight’s show features mike recine (conan), sean patton (comedy central), rachel mccartney, and ashley hamilton. hosted by noa osheroff and rohan padhye. friends and lovers (crown heights), free. >>

fri 8pm: comedians from abroad do stand-up and discuss their process of moving to the united states at the aliens of extraordinary ability show. hosted by orli matlow (someecards) and felipe torres medina (collegehumor). c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $7 adv, $10 door (proceeds will go to raices). >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): see what all the brew-ha-ha is all about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by nathan macintosh (fallon), petey deabreu (comedy central), liz miele (comedy central), jeff scheen, and lisa curry. hosted by alisono leiby. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

fri 9:30pm: the armory comedy group’s shot4shot remake series takes a movie or tv script and blind casts it for a reading/drinking game. tonight, the group takes on legally blonde. the tank (midtown west), $5. >>

fri 10pm doors: at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games, improvisation and audience participation. tonight: harry the first, or the knave who hath liv’d, a shakespearean retelling of harry potter’s first year at hogwarts. the players theatre (west village), $10 with promo code ‘skint10’ (reg. $12) includes a drink. >>

fri 11pm: things go bump in the night at the monthly young adult friction indie/alt dance party. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), free. >>


sat various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bumblebee. gorman playground (jackson heights). >>
hotel transylvania 3: summer vacation. vidalia park (bronx). >>
my little pony. inwood hill park. >>
thor: dark world. conference house park (staten island). >>

sat 12-5pm (monthly): shop 16 local, cruelty-free food + goods vendors at the vegan shop-up pop-up market. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission (under 21 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian). >>

sat 12-9pm (saturdays thru 8/31): moma ps1’s outdoor ‘warm up’ summer music series returns to the museum’s courtyard with nine saturdays of live and electronic music parties featuring musicians and djs from around the world. today: freddie gibbs + madlib, pardison fontaine, kelly lee owens, kedr livanskiy, joy, duendita, and like that records. moma ps1 (lic), $18 adv, $22 dos. update: pre-sale tickets are sold out. limited tickets will be available at the door beginning at noon. >>

sat 1pm + 3pm (monthly thru 9/7): the annual rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival at governors island continues the season with sandbox percussion. rain date: sunday. >>

sat 2pm (+ 7/11, 7/27, 8/3): members of the columbia summer winds band perform a series of concerts in parks around nyc. today: fort tryon park’s billings lawn. free. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): this month’s free first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates the museum’s spring exhibitions with an evening of live music, art-making, and performances. highlights include music by cumbia river band, poetry readings presented by cave canem foundation, a screening of garry winogrand: all things are photographable, curator tours, and more. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sat 6-10pm: switch between three djs and control your own dance party at quiet clubbing’s outdoor silent disco. pier i at riverside park south (uws), free admission (note: a credit or debit card is required for the check in process to use the headphones). >>

sat 6pm doors, 7pm show: the annual bric celebrate brooklyn! festival continues its 42nd season with oddisee + good company, 47sould, and narcy. prospect park bandshell, free admission ($5 suggested donation). >>

sat 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: see the genre in a new way at sci-fi explosion, a show that pokes fun of the wackiest aspects of the marvel universe, from lame characters to strange merchandise. hosted by chris cummins (den of geek). caveat (les), $10. >>

sat 7pm: potty mouth, colleen green, and uv rays play trans-pecos (ridgewood). $12. >>

sat 7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): animators, cartoonists and other artists project their on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines at the picture this! show. hosted by ian fidance. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 7:30pm: comedians give their best take on what a famous piece of art means before being schooled by a professional expert at modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 8pm (monthly): slip into something funny at butt dream, ‘new york’s only comedy show in a lingerie store,’ featuring stand-up by shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), daniel simonsen (seth meyers), chanel ali (mtv), jay jurden (teen vogue), napoleon emill, and molly hanulec. hosted by brian bahe + julie mitchell. the rack shack (bushwick), free. >>

sat 8pm (saturdays thru 7/27): have a swingin’ saturday night at kingsborough’s annual hot summer nights! free outdoor concert series. tonight: the george gee swing orchestra. cuny kingsborough’s lighthouse bandshell (manhattan beach), free. >>

sat 9:30pm doors, 10pm show: comedians serve up slices of new material at sandwich, a new comedy show hosted by gastor almonte and jess salomon. featuring nutritious jokes from aparna nancherla (corporate), tom thakkar (conan), melissa stokoski (bitches’ brew), tom thakkar (conan, and saurin choksi (brown privilege comedy). union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): at this month’s party like it’s 1999 dance party: the destiny of beyoncé edition, dj steve reynolds plays rock, pop, dance, r+b and hip-hop from the 1990s + 2000s all night, plus an extra dose of destiny’s child and queen bey to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the writing’s on the wall. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>

sat 11pm: get a sugar rush at candi pop, a bubblegum pop dance party whose main ingredient is pop music guilty pleasures. baby’s all right (williamsburg), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>


sun various opening times: watch the women’s world cup final at these bars, restaurants, and outdoor spaces. >>

sun 11am-6pm (first sundays thru 9/1): the noguchi museum’s community days offer free admission with special programming and tours throughout the day. noguchi museum (lic), free (reg. $10 general, $5 students/seniors). >>

sun 2-6pm (sundays thru 8/25): union pool’s annual summer thunder backyard music series continues with joe bataan. union pool (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sun 3-8pm (+ 8/11): soul summit dj collective brings two sundays of house music and community to fort greene park. free. >>

sun 7pm (sundays thru 7/28): the amplified sundays live music series returns to riverside park south’s pier i (uws) with four concerts this month. tonight: aztek sun. free. >>

sun 7pm doors, 7:30pm show: (weekly): this just in: news-themed alternative comedy show bad news returns with rachel feinstein (last comic standing) performing a 45-minute set, plus luke mones (comedy central), ben katzner, and dwayne paul cullen. hosted by alex ptak, kevin froleiks, and carmen lagala. cherry tree (gowanus), $5. >>

sun 8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): cliffhanger at habana outpost (fort greene). >>

all weekend

sat + sun various times: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there’s something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. this weekend: ralph mcdaniels soul jam ft. blue magic and dj hollywood (sat 6pm, springfield park in queens), tabou combo, lakou mizik, and dj sabine blaizin (sun 6pm, springfield park in queens), mr eazi, efya, blinky bill, and dj mahogany (sun 6pm, rumsey playfield in central park), and the heavy hitters brooklyn takeover: jim jones, casanova, tj porter, jay gwapo, fetty luciano, and dj enuff + dj drewski (sun 6:30pm, ford amphitheater in coney island). free. >>

sat + sun 8:30pm (thru 7/28: tuesdays thru sundays): the classical theater of harlem presents bryan doerries’s adaptation of euripides’s the bacchae in marcus garvey park (east harlem). free. >>

want more? check our website for a list of more than 60 ongoing events. >>

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