DISCOVER NYC’S BIGGEST TECH PARTY THIS JUNE FOR FREE

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The fourth annual Northside Innovation Expo returns this June with a look into the world of startups and technology like you’ve never seen before. What’s been called “the World’s Fair meets a tech expo” will put you at the epicenter of the most exciting startups and technologists from right here NYC and around the world.

Join over 10,000 startup, tech and innovation enthusiasts for a rare opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the startups and tech companies you love (or will love to discover), whether you’re there to make new connections, close deals, get hired or discover the most cutting-edge innovations.

It’s all part of the Northside Festival — Brooklyn’s week-long music, film and tech discovery festival with over 100,000 attendees.

Get in on the action — and receive invites to exclusive happy hours, after parties and more — with a free RSVP.

These free RSVPs won’t be around for long, so join in today!

Northside Innovation Expo
June 11-12, 2015 | Brooklyn

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MON, 5/25: MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS, BROADWAY BAKES, COMEDY SHOWS

the skint is taking memorial day off. enjoy this early edition of events for monday!

around town today

where to ‘cue? designated barbecuing locations in all 5 boroughs. >>

various times: memorial day parades mark the holiday in each borough. >>

various times (thru 5/26): fleet week events today include an aerial flyover by fa-18 super hornets, coast guard search and rescue demos, and more. >>

various times (thru 9/7): public beaches are now open for the season! enjoy 14 miles of free beach access. swimming permitted when lifeguards are on duty 10am-6pm daily. gothamist highlights some of the best here.

various times: free kayaking at manhattan’s pier 26 and pier 96.

10am-6pm (10am-6pm weekdays, 10am-7pm weekends, thru 9/28): governors island is open for the summer! feel like you’re out of the city (you are) at our 30 acre island oasis. getting there: take the $2 round-trip ferry from manhattan’s battery maritime building (all week, free weekends until 11:30am) or brooklyn bridge park’s pier 6 (weekends and holiday mondays only, free until 11:30am). >>

11am-6pm: green-wood cemetery’s 17th annual memorial day commemoration features civil war re-enactors, an artillery salute, and a concert of the music of the cemetery’s ‘permanent residents’ (bernstein, ebb, and more). food and refreshments will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

11am-9pm (thru 9/27): riis park beach bazaar: the folks behind the brooklyn night bazaar take to jacob riis park beach with a summer full of food, drinks, vendors, afternoon concerts and more. this holiday weekend’s live music (2pm start time) comes from mothxr, avan lava, religia, french horn rebellion, mainland, violet sands, computer magic, heavenly beat and nicholas nicholas. free admission. >>

3-7pm (thru 5/29): over 20 broadway stars work the counter at schmackary’s cookies for the third annual broadway bakes fundraiser, with 50% of sales and 100% of tips benefiting broadway cares/equity fight aids. 362 w. 45th st., bet. 8th + 9th aves. >>

7pm (weekly): the way station’s monday movie series screens the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy in honor of towel day, the annual tribute to author douglas adams. free. >>

7pm: get tickets to the life and remembrance memorial day concert at lincoln center’s avery fisher hall for free-$50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: beerprov: 10 performers progress through classic improv games based on audience vote for the chance to be crowned champion and drink from the beerprov mug. littlefield, $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): the sh*t lit comedy show and reading series celebrates the worst of the worst submitted poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, sketches and essays. tonight’s guests: ben kissel (mtv), meghan o’neill (story pirates), eliana horeczko (b*tches brew), and justin perez (club comedy, justin’s basement). hosted by lizzie martinez and tim racine. optional: bring your own awful 150-word submission to read for a chance to win $10. bunga’s den, free. >>

8pm (monthly): myq kaplan (letterman, comedy central), sabrina jalees (nightly show, last comic standing) and ann carr (louie, the actress) are tonight’s guests on the later show with katie kester. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm (+ 5/26): the wonderfully comedic cocoon central dance team presents ‘snowy bing bongs across the north star combat zone’, an evening of new live and video performances. the pit, $10 general, $1 students. >>

8pm (tickets will be given out starting 6pm): the new york philharmonic’s annual free memorial day concert at the cathedral church of st. john the divine includes beethoven’s egmont overture and shostakovich’s symphony no. 10. >>

8pm: gracie, blonde elvis, shark? and gingerlys play palisades/ $7. >>

8:30pm: performers create a comedic lifetime unoriginal movie on the fly at the magnet theater. $7. >>

9pm (weekly): huckleberry bar’s free monday night movie screenings pay tribute to bill murray this month. tonight: stripes (1981). >>

thru 9/7: coney island’s luna park is now open seven days a week through summer. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

sales, deals, freebies

thru 6/6: film biz recycling closing sale: props, wardrobe, furniture and set materials from nyc’s film, television, commercial and theatre communities are now 50% off. >>

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SAT-SUN, 5/23-24: SKINT WEEKEND

saturday

9am: dance your inner beyonce out at a free choreographed high-energy dance workout at story (144 10th ave @ 19th st.). rsvp required. >>

12-4pm: rally and march against monsanto‘s corporate farming and business practices. one dag hammarskjold plaza to tompkins square park. >>

12-6pm: morgenstern’s finest ice cream celebrates its first anniversary in the les with free ice cream. >>

12-6pm (fri-sat thru 6/20): drifting in daylight, a series of eight participatory artworks in the northern part of central park, includes a sailboat, free ice cream cones, and more. free. >>

3, 5pm (ends today): the museum of arts and design presents the unseen cinema of hr giger, a selection of rare and never-before-seen films made by and about the surrealist artist best known for his work on the film alien. $10 general. >>

7pm: film + booze meet as the cinema under the influence program continues at lic’s chain theatre. tonight, a vhs double feature screening of kevin smith’s clerks and len cella’s moron movies is paired with free beer. popcorn and light concessions will also be available for purchase. $15 admission includes a raffle ticket (two if purchased in advance). >>

7pm (+ 5/29-6/6): get tickets to see the glass menagerie at the players theatre in the village for $10-30 (plus ticket fees, reg. $32-62). >>

7pm: mivos quartet performs andrew greenwald’s ‘a thing is a hole in a thing it is not,’ along with other works, at the fourth annual mivos/kanter string quartet composition prize concert. the dimenna center, $15 general, $10 students/seniors/artists. >>

7pm-1am (ends today): last chance to go to the brooklyn night bazaar night market before it closes on saturday. bands, food, drinks, vendors, mini golf, ping pong and skee-ball and more in a 24,000 sq ft warehouse. this week’s live music comes from priests, greys, skating polly, done, perfect p*ssy, big ups, vulture shit, nine of swords and nonsense. free admission. >>

7pm doors: the rsvp list is now full for the free house of vans almost summer party with music by parquet courts, radioactivity, pill, and the blackouts (dj). hopefully you got tickets when we listed it earlier in the month! >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show: the brunch night! with jamie leelo talk/variety show features guests comedians sasheer zamata (snl) and jo firestone (punderdome 3000, wfmu). union hall, $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

8pm (ends today): piano vectors for six pianos: six pianists are randomly spread out over the knockdown center’s 30,000 sq.ft. exhibition space to perform the premiere of john king’s composition. $10. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: raya brass band and sandaraa brass band play littlefield. $12 adv, $15 dos. >>

8pm doors, 9pm show: norwegian arms, cassandra jenkins, conveyor and cantina play baby’s all right. $5 with promo code ‘oohbaby’ (reg. $8 adv, $10 door). >>

8:45pm doors, 9pm show: there’ll be free beer at the glaser-kaiser permanente comedy show, featuring 30-minute stand-up sets by aaron glaser (slow dance host, ucb) and lukas kaiser (chappelle’s show, spike tv). hosted by khalid a. rahmaan. brit pack theater, free admission (email rsvp required). >>

9pm: it’s your time to rhyme at hip hop karaoke. brooklyn, bowl, $7 adv, $10 dos. >>

9:30pm (monthly): the jews + reviews podcasters present a time travel movie clip show, with drinking games and trivia. videology, free. >>

9:30, 11pm (+ 5/25-26): the wonderfully comedic cocoon central dance team presents ‘snowy bing bongs across the north star combat zone’, an evening of new live and video performances. the pit, $10 general, $1 students. >>

9:30pm doors, 10pm show (monthly): comedians are drawn live as they perform at the picture this! comedy show. tonight’s performers and animators include: sasheer zamata, julio torres, john early, michelle biloon, nick rutherford, nore davis, dan pinto, gabe pinto, dimitri drjuchin, mike wechsler, chrissy fellmeth, brett hall and bryan brinkman. hosted by peggy o’leary. union hall, $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

10pm: jcc manhattan screens welcome to kutsher’s, a documentary about the last surviving jewish resort in the catskills. free (rsvp). >>

10pm: folk rockers tacoma narrows play rockwood music hall’s stage 2. free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

10:30pm (+ 6/27): the video massacre show pays tribute to the midnight movie mayhem of the 70s and 80s with a sketch comedy murder mystery and strange + humorous videos from across the country. the annoyance theatre + bar, $5. >>

10:30pm doors, 11pm show: chilean psych band follakzoid and avant-rock band sqürl (jim jarmusch,  carter logan and jozef van wissem) play rough trade. $12. >>

midnight: cut copy’s ben browning, lcd soundsystem’s pat mahoney, and justin strauss (whatever/whatever) play the beats at cameo. $15. >>

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Booze Violin and Booze Guitar classes are a great way for aspiring adult musicians to learn a new instrument and meet new people in a fun, casual environment.

This season’s 8-week long group music lessons (with free beer and wine served at every class!) start the week of June 1, with options for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. And at the end of the semester, you’ll have the chance to show off your newfound skill at a private concert at Littlefield.

Classes begin the week of June 1, with options for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Registration closes Tuesday, May 26. More info here.

sunday

10am-12pm (sundays 10am-12pm, fridays 3:30-6:30): brooklyn bridge park’s pier 2 roller rink is now open for the season, and offers free admission hours fridays and sundays (reg. $8). $6 skate rental. >>

12-2pm: tap attack! over 100 tappers of all levels dance to celebrate national tap dance day at hudson river park’s pier 45. free. >>

12-5pm: meet the rescued feline of your dreams and shop cat-themed art and goods at the bi-annual meow day cat + kitten adoption event. silent barn, free admission. >>

12-5pm: the annual passport to taiwan festival brings 16 food vendors, plus music, demos, raffles, children’s activities and more to union square north. free admission. >>

2-10pm: beats meet bites at the fourth annual ‘rub-a-grub’ bbq dance party. do or dine (bedford stuyvesant), $15 admission ($30 includes 2 drinks and 2 food items). >>

2-10pm: (sundays thru september): the tiki disco dance parties return for the season at east williamsburg’s the well. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

3-9pm  (sundays thru 8/2): the mister sunday outdoor dance party with djs justin carter and eamon harkin returns to the courtyard between warehouses in sunset park’s industry city. food (including veggie + vegan options) + booze will be available for purchase. all ages. $15. >>

4pm (monthly): obsolete cinema’s screening series at freddy’s bar presents my science project (1985) and bill + ted’s excellent adventure (1989). both on craptastic vhs. plus, trivia + prizes, and happy hour prices until 6pm. free admission. >>

4pm (+ 5/25): the sunday moving pictures series at the way station screens the the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy in honor of towel day, the annual tribute to author douglas adams. free. >>

7pm: at the low standards show, guests perform stand-up and discuss their favorite underappreciated films. tonight: the king of kong: a fistful of quarters (2007) with hosts john murray and matt fisher. videology, free. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): the muppet vault series presents classic, rare and unreleased muppet, sesame street + jim henson works at union hall, with trivia and prizes. tonight’s theme: miss piggy’s moi-morial day parade. $8. >>

8pm (weekly thru 10/25): habana outpost’s sunday movie night season continues with krush groove (1985). free admission. >>

8pm (weekly): the ‘if you build it’ comedy show with host kara klenk features performances by guests tba. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm doors, 10pm show (sundays thru 5/31): electro-pop band my midnight heart plays a residency in the ace hotel lobby. free admission. >>

8:30pm: get tickets to verdi’s requiem at carnegie hall for $10-50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20-100). >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show (monthly): the force majeure vaudeville show takes over the cobra club. $10. >>

all weekend

where to ‘cue? designated barbecuing locations in all 5 boroughs. >>

various times (thru 9/7): public beaches are now open for the season! enjoy 14 miles of free beach access. swimming permitted when lifeguards are on duty 10am-6pm daily. gothamist highlights some of the best here.

various times: free kayaking at manhattan’s pier 26 (sat-mon), pier 96 (sat-sun) and socrates sculpture park beach at hallets cove (sun).

10am-7pm (10am-7pm weekends, 10am-6pm weekdays, thru 9/28): governors island opens for the summer! feel like you’re out of the city (you are) at our 30 acre island oasis. getting there: take the $2 round-trip ferry from manhattan’s battery maritime building (all week, free weekends until 11:30am) or brooklyn bridge park’s pier 6 (weekends and holiday mondays only, free until 11:30am). >>

11am-8pm (weekends thru 6/22, daily 622-september): the brooklyn flea’s smorgasburg brings 12 food vendors and two bars to coney island for the season. >>

11am-9pm (thru 9/27): riis park beach bazaar: the folks behind the brooklyn night bazaar take to jacob riis park beach with a summer full of food, drinks, vendors, afternoon concerts and more. this holiday weekend’s live music (2pm start time) comes from mothxr, avan lava, religia, french horn rebellion, mainland, violet sands, computer magic, heavenly beat and nicholas nicholas. free admission. >>

12-6pm (+ 5/25, 5/30-31): the 85th annual washington square outdoor art exhibit features work from 200+ artists. free admission. >>

1-7pm (thru 9/7): the coney island history project’s first exhibition of the season, ‘coney island stereoviews: seeing double at the seashore, 1860-1920′, features original stereoview photo cards, antique stereo viewers, and enlargements of some of the oldest photographic images of coney island. free. >>

6:30pm sat, 2pm sun (fri-sun thru 5/31): the drilling company’s shakespeare in the parking lot players bring the two gentlemen of verona to bryant park’s upper terrace. free. >>

8pm (fri-sun thru 5/31): the drama of works collective performs blood red roses, an immersive shadow puppetry piece that examines the history of female pirates, aboard the red hook waterfront museum. $15 adv, $20 door. >>

midnight-ish movies:
blue velvet @ ifc. $14. (sat-sun) >>
invasion of the body snatchers @ nitehawk. $11. (sat only) >>
it follows @ nitehawk. $11. (sat only) >>
lost highway @ ifc. $14. (sat-sun) >>
princess mononoke @ ifc. $14. (sat-sun) >>
the devil’s nightmare (fri) and satanis (sat) @ spectacle. $5. >>
the shining @ landmark sunshine. $10. (sat-sun) >>

thru 5/24: the 20th annual lower east side festival of the arts offers three days of theater, music, dance, comedy, film and art programs. theater for the new city (155 first ave., bet. e. 9th + 10th sts), free. >>

thru 5/26: fleet week events this weekend include coast guard search and rescue demos, a military band concert, and more. >>

thru 6/21: emerging and seasoned choreographers present work at the 10th annual la mama moves! dance festival. $10-$20. >>

thru 9/7: coney island’s luna park is now open seven days a week through summer. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

ticket deals

registration is now open for free dance, fitness and wellness classes at 25 studios during dance week 6/18-27. >>

rsvp to see a free outdoor concert at mccarren park by indie pop band luna during the northside festival 6/11. >>

get tickets to see cults, thao nguyen, jake shears and more play the master mix: red hot + arthur russell tribute  at bam 5/29-30 for $22.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $70). >>

get tickets to bayside! the musical!, a live saved by the bell parody at theatre 80 in the east village, thru 7/31 for $10-25 (plus ticket fees, reg. $35-45). >>

get tickets to drunk shakespeare at the lounge at roy arias studios thru 7/31 for $29-33 (plus ticket fees, reg. $58-73) >>

get tickets to danger lair: blacklisted, an immersive role-play experience with a 1950’s hollywood/red scare theme, presented by aces + operatives 6/13. $18 with promo code ‘skintaces’ (reg. $25). >>

sample dozens of hard ciders at the pour the core hard cider festival at brooklyn expo center 6/13 for $19-22 (plus ticket fees, reg. $44). >>

get 2-for-1 tickets to the bite: sheepshead (formerly a taste of sheepshead bay) 5/28 with promo code ‘bite2′ (reg $45 each). >>

get a 4-pack of amc gold experience movie tickets, valid at any location nationwide, for $34 (plus ticket fees, reg. $54). >>

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