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11am-3pm: get yourself a free fitted bike helmet at greenpoint's american spirit playground, courtesy of the dot >>

12-6pm: it’s an old-fashioned stoop sale at merchant’s house museum, with antiques, vintage clothes, costume jewelry, furnishings and more on sale to benefit the museum >>

12-6pm: 30+ cruelty-free vendors sell gluten-free cakes, ice cream, raw chocolates, nut butters, cat toys and more at the spring vegan shop-up. bonus: the cinnamon snail food truck will be parked outside the event. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free admission. >>

12-7pm: pets ride coney's wonder wheel free -- but owners pay -- at the 3rd annual pet day. at 2pm, head to the boardwalk to join or watch the pet costume contest and procession hosted by the world famous *bob*. >>

12-9:30pm (+ 6/22): williamsburg's bedford ave closes to traffic from metropolitan ave to n. 12th st for the annual williamsburg walks. past events have included art exhibits, craft workshops, yoga, human mega-scrabble, more. rain or shine. >>

2pm (+ 6/22-30): the museum of the moving image's 'see it big' screening series continues with a restored 35mm print of akira kurosawa's ran (1985). actor tastuya nakadai introduces the film. free with $12 museum admission. >>

2pm (saturdays thru 9/28): union pool’s free ‘summer thunder’ concert series continues with inter arma and pyrrhon. plus, tacos, drink specials, more. >>

2-6pm: get a new old look + update your record collection at out of my mind vintage's vintage vogue + vinyl event at park slope's beauty bar. buy a drink, get your hair did, shop 1,000+ of lps + 45s, more. free admission. >>

3-7pm: the 10th annual loving day flagship celebration celebrates loving v. virginia, the 1967 supreme court case that legalized interracial marriage in the u.s.. solar i, $5 suggested donation gets you free bbq all day and free beer 3-4pm. rain or shine. >>

3-9pm (+ 7/13, 8/10): bring your swimsuit to the swimming with sharks pool party (don't worry, it's not really a shark pool) at le bain at the standard hotel, free (rsvp) >>

5, 8pm: parapsychology presentations x2 with author george hansen (the trickster and the paranormal). observatory, $8 each, $12 both >>

5, 7pm: roller derby double header! the gotham girls' queens of pain battle manhattan mayhem (5pm), followed by your mom men's roller derby against new york shock exchange (7pm). coney island's abe stark arena, $19.99 adv, $25 door. >>

6pm-midnight: the annual lumen video and performance art festival features 60+ artist installations taking advantage of the environment of lyons pool, a short 15-minute walk from the st. george ferry terminal in staten island. free admission. >>

6pm (thru 8/29): the free summerstage city parks performance series continues with the zombies, django django, adam green + bikini shapiro, and dj modest p. central park. rain or shine. check website for weather cancellation notices. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show (thru 8/10): the 35th annual celebrate brooklyn! performance series at prospect park's bandshell continues with calexico, susana baca, radio jarocho + akoko nante ensemble. rain or shine. free ($3 suggested). check website for weather cancellation notices. >>

8pm doors: rooftop films screens absurd animation, preceded by music from wires.under.tension and followed by an after party with free red stripe beer at fontana’s. the roof of new design high school (350 grand street, manhattan), $13. >>

8pm: 10 comics write and perform on the fly at bryan cook's comedy show, 'competitive erotic fan fiction'. tonight: dave hill, sean donnelly, guy branum, mark normand, alex koll, eli yudin, giulia rozzi, aparna nancherla, claudia cogan, and jim tews. union hall, $10. >>

9:30, 11:30pm: d20 burlesque presents a burlesque tribute to joss whedon at parkside lounge, $10-15 + 2 drink min >>

midnight (thru 7/20): ifc's terry gilliam series continues with screenings of the fisher king, brazil, 12 monkeys, more. $13.50. >>


11am-5pm (monthly): 50 vendors sell clothing + accessories, collectibles, art, handmade goods, food, booze, and more at the ridgewood market. gottscheer hall (657 fairview ave, bet. linden + gates, queens). >>

12-8pm: the 88 artist-embellished pianos from sing for hope's pop-up pianos project move to lincoln center's josie robertson plaza for outdoor closing day performances from members of the cast of once - the musical, cristiana pegoraro, tara kamangar, the chevin and more, plus a finale involving all 88 instruments. bonus: free chobani greek yogurt. free admission. >>

1-6pm (ends today): sixth annual red hook jazz festival features performances by rob mosher's polebridge, lark, mike pride's from bacteria to boys, allison miller's big molasses, bad touch, and the paul kogut trio. urban meadow (president + van brunt), $10. >>

2pm (+ 6/23): members of the ny scandia symphony play a strings program as part of their series of free concerts at fort tryon park >>

7pm show: emily danger's dark cabaret rock band plays a single release show at rockwood music hall's stage ii. bonus: all attendees get a free copy of the single. free admission. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: free monthly ‘presentation party night’ features presentations followed by q+a and free brooklyn brewery beer (while it lasts) and brooklyn salsa snacks. tonight’s topics: occupy gezi, gnostic genesis, chickens!, choreograph a dance and indie publishing. bat haus (279 starr st), free. >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: the weekly creaghead + company comedy show at union hall with guests tba. $7. >>

8pm: this week's 'if you build it' comedy show with host kara klenk features carmen lynch, seaton smith, dave hill, adam conover, erik bergstrom and anthony devito. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm (sundays thru 10/27): eat some grilled corn and sip a margarita while you watch national lampoon's vacation outdoors at fort greene cuban/mexican restaurant habana outpost. free admission. >>

9pm: tonight at hannibal buress’s ‘comedy at the knitting factory’ show: john mulaney, the lucas brothers, kevin avery, george gordon, neal brennan, more. free. >>

9:30pm (every third sunday): from punderdome 3000's jo firestone, the new game show bullsh*t history (think historical balderdash) lets anyone tell a faux-historical story and the audience votes for the best + worst. freddy's, free. >>

all weekend

now open: doc. 20 feet from stardom sheds light on the mega-talented backup singers behind some of the best pop music. includes new interviews and vintage footage from darlene love, merry clayton, lisa fischer, mick jagger, bruce springsteen, stevie wonder, more. angelica + fslc, various prices. >>

10am-6pm (weekends): the new lic flea + food market debuts in a 24,000 sq ft. lot at the corner of 46th ave and 5th st with 100 vendors selling food, antiques, collectibles, art + crafts, furniture, more. >>

12-9pm sat, 10-9pm sun: 'hundreds of exhibitors' return to the annual american crafts festival at lincoln center for its 37th year >>

3pm: rsvps for the free northside festival solange and the walkmen shows at mccarren park sold out the day we posted them in april, but maybe you have a generous friend who'll take you? >>

thru 6/16: lululemon athletica's smith street, brooklyn opening weekend includes free candlelight yoga, free van leeuwen ice cream + pastries, juice + smoothies, kombucha, more >>

thru 6/17: save up to 40% on select kitchenware from all-clad to vitamix at the brooklyn kitchen summer sale. 12-5pm saturday, enjoy free beer + snacks plus 10% off all homebrew supplies. >>

thru 6/20: 'the art of the brick' exhibition by artist nathan sawaya promises 'the largest display of lego art ever assembled'. discovery times square. $19.50. >>

thru 6/20: the l magazine's massive annual northside festival brings eight days of 350 bands, 50 films and 70 tech + entrepreneur speakers to williamsburg and greenpoint. brokelyn's got a guide to the free events here. >>

thru 6/23: miniature theater companies from around the world come to dumbo's st. ann's warehouse for the great small works 10th international toy theater festival. plus, a toy theater museum of old and new functional miniature tabletop stages is free and open to all one hour before performances. $10-$20. >>

thru 6/23: four film fests: brooklyn short film festival (thru 6/14), the new york city international film festival (thru 6/20), the human rights watch film festival (thru 6/23), the l.e.s. film festival (thru 6/23)

thru 6/29: the pan_act festival explores the intersections of conceptual art in underground dance and experimental music. the 16-event schedule includes a free six-day sound installation. issue project room and the goethe-institut new york, free-$15. >>

thru 6/30: concrete temple theatre the world premiere of geppetto, a live-action and puppet play with a live cello soundtrack inspired by pinocchio, the old man and the sea and the true story of rock-climbing double-amputee hugh herr. here arts center, $20. >>

thru 7/14: the 12th annual river to river free summer arts festival kicks off a month of 150 events throughout downtown and governors island with the nine-hour bang on a can music marathon (sun 1-10pm). other series highlights include laurie anderson, the improv everywhere mp3 experiment, make music new york and come out + play. >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>

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