The 24th annual New Yorker Festival begins next Friday, October 6th! Enjoy a special price of $29 for general admission tickets to select events: John Turturro, Roz Chast, Molly Ringwald, Karina Longworth, Rachel Bloom, and Lauren Groff & Jesmyn Ward. Use the code TNYFSKINT at checkout.


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Gallery view of Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick. Photo: George Koelle

Celebrate Barkley L. Hendricks at Frick Madison, the temporary home of The Frick Collection!

Gray-Krehbiel Open Night: Barkley L. Hendricks at the Frick
Friday, September 29
5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

This free event invites visitors to spend an evening among the Frick’s treasures. Attend themed talks, listen to live jazz in our outdoor café, and try your hand at sketching. All night long, enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and reading room—including the new exhibition Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick, featuring fourteen early portraits by the pioneering American artist.

Complimentary refreshments from The SisterYard will be provided. Gallery talks will explore the Barkley L. Hendricks exhibition, our site-specific pastel mural by Nicolas Party, and highlights from the Frick Art Reference Library.

American Sign Language interpretation and Assistive Listening Devices will be available at all the talks.

Please note: Children under 10 are not admitted. Masks are encouraged for all visitors.

Admission is free. Timed tickets are no longer available. Walk-ins are welcome, but entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


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tues thru 10/4: ‘total cinema of sight and sound: godfrey reggio and philip glass’: scheduled around a weeklong run of their latest work, once within a time (2022), the museum of modern art presents a retrospective of features that filmmaker godfrey reggio and composer philip glass have collaborated on: koyaanisqatsi (1982), powaqqatsi (1988), naqoyqatsi (2002), and visitors (2013). $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students, or free with museum admission (advance reservation required). >>

tues 5:30pm: met opera’s free opening night outdoor simulcast: the met’s 2023–24 season opens with the company premiere of jake heggie’s dead man walking, and continuing an annual tradition they’ll be live streaming the performance on multiple giant screens in times square. 2,000 free seats will be provided to the public on duffy square and one times square on a first-come, first-served basis. >>

tues 6pm: a history of the world in ten dinners: 2,000 years, 100 recipes: edible history supper club founders victoria flexner and jay reifel present their new cookbook, inspired by seminal moments in culinary history, in a conversation with hames beard award-winning chef alexander smalls at rizzoli bookstore (flatiron). free admission. >>

tues 7pm: goth: a history with lol tolhurst: founding member of the cure lol tolhurst discusses his new historical memoir of the goth music genre and culture, covering bands including the cure, siouxsie and the banshees, bauhaus, joy division, and many others. music industry entrepreneur, author, and musician nabil ayers joins. powerhouse @ the archway (dumbo), $5 admission includes a store gift certificate, $32 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): we love a theme: a storytelling show: a lineup of comedians tell funny, heartwarming, and cringe-inducing tales at tonight’s ‘fresh start’ edition of bailey swilley’s monthly storytelling show. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): let’s see, what else? comedy show: courtney maginnis and tom delgado host this (seven years running) weekly stand-up show in the basement of lucky jack’s (les). ashton womack (the daily show), alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel), sami schwaeber (iheartradio), albert kirchner (burn your heroes), and zak toscani (paste). $10. >>

tues 8pm: the lavender scare: gabe gonzález presents an irreverent lgbtq+ history and culture comedy variety show at c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), with guests jes tom (comedy central), calvin cato (discovery channel), kate sisk (the onion), and arti gollapudi (bustle). $10 adv, $15 door. >>

tues 8:30pm (2nd + 4th tuesdays): mommy comedy show: get pampered with laughter at glennis laroe and rylan sylvester’s mommy comedy show, held on the patio of gowanus gardens. tonight: mary beth barone (comedy central), josh nasser (comedy central), sabrina wu (fallon), stef dag (overheard ny), and zubi ahmed (hbo). $10. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets afterparty at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman, jaffer khan, and olivia amerling. tonight’s show features sureni weerasekera, randal otis, dan wickes, dave hamilton, laura sogar, and bo ballew. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>


Sep 27 – Oct 8, 2023
All tickets $20*

15 companies. 8 premieres. 10 performances. All tickets are $20* to this beloved New York dance tradition, a showcase of the best in dance today.

This year’s highlights include an interdisciplinary collaboration between star ballerina Sara Mearns, choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith, and bass-baritone Davóne Tines co-presented with Vail Dance Festival; two World Premiere City Center Commissions—from tap icon Michelle Dorrance with celebrated street dance artist Ephrat Asherie, and Adesola Osakalumi with the visionary team behind Jam On The Groove; the return of beloved Brazilian troupe Grupo Corpo; and the all-star Paris Opera Ballet duo of Hugo Marchand and Germain Louvet.

Explore the full programming and get your tickets today!

* plus fees


weds 5pm; theater of war at fdr four freedoms park: theater of war presents a live dramatic reading of sophocles’ ajax as a catalyst for an audience discussion about the visible and invisible wounds of war. featuring performances by ato blankson-wood (when they see us), jesse eisenberg (the social network), amy ryan (the office), marjolaine goldsmith (company manager theater of war productions) eduardo jany (us army veteran, col usmc (ret.)), latoya lucas (iraq war veteran, purple heart recipient), and craig manbauman (nurse, poet, us air force veteran). fdr four freedoms park (roosevelt island), free admission (rsvp). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by carmen lagala (colbert), kevin mccaffrey (letterman), elliot hamilton (amc), and kamari stevens (moral painic comedy). free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): written in brooklyn: a storytelling series: join host carly ann filbin in the arlo williamsburg’s bar (fka the williamsburg hotel) for an evening of stories told by colorful characters sharing their tales with you. this month’s theme: ‘hopelessly devoted’ (stories about staying true to yourself, your plan, your addiction, your crush, your life-endangering job). $15 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

weds 8pm: good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with sets by performers katie hannigan (colbert), dan licata (snl), josh alba, arish jamil, and bobbie elfie. $5. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: lizzie martinez and melissa rocha’s stand-up show comes roaring back with sets by rob cantrell (colbert), brittany carney (comedy central), jess salomon (fallon), pedro salinas (hbo), and albert kirchner (burn your heroes). bonus: free miller highlife beer giveaway from sponsor. logan’s run (park slope), free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): ditmas lit: local writers read from their work at the ditmas lit series, returning to hinterlands bar (kensington/flatbush) with a lineup guest-curated by the keepthings: rachel cline, matthew lansburgh, tara lindis, anja wood, and claudia zuluaga. free admission. >>

weds 9pm: republican watch party: q.e.d. astoria hosts a mystery science theater 3000-style viewing of the republican presidential debate, with running commentary by comedians frank conniff (mst3k), john fugelsang (siriusxm) and myka fox (comedy central). $12-17. >>


thurs thru 2/25/2024: two new exhibitions at poster house: we tried to warn you! environmental crisis posters, 1970-2020 and art deco: commercializing the avant-garde. poster house (chelsea), $12 general, $8 seniors/students, free fridays. >>

thurs thru 1/8/2024: three new exhibitions open at the international center of photography (les): play the part: marlene dietrich, muriel hasbun: tracing terruño, and immersion: gregory halpern, raymond meeks, and vasantha yogananthan. opening reception ($5) 9/28 6-9pm. international center of photography (les), $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 student, $5 thursdays 6-9pm. >>

thurs thru sun: nyc yarn crawl: get your knit together at this annual yarn shop crawl, featuring discounts, trunk shows, and all things fiber-fabulous at nine participating stores in manhattan and brooklyn. >>

thurs thru sun: new york burlesque festival: 70 sassy and sultry burlesque performers from the big apple and beyond take over four stages in manhattan and brooklyn for the 21st annual burlesque festival. $20+. >>

thurs thru sun: brooklyn americana music festival: the ninth semi-annual brooklyn americana music festival returns to five indoor and outdoor venues in dumbo and red hook with 30+ artists playing original folk, roots, country blues, and more. free-$20. >>

thurs 6pm: all the beauty in the world: the metropolitan museum of art and me: author patrick bringley talks with journalist and author bianca bosker (cork dork) about his book all the beauty in the world, a portrait of the metropolitan museum of art and its treasures by a former new yorker staffer who spent a decade as a museum guard. nypl’s stavros niarchos foundation library (midtown), free admission. >>

thurs 6:30pm (rescheduled from 8/10): silent disco at fort tryon park: choose from three djs spinning different genres into your wireless headphones (provided) at fort tryon park’s dongan lawn. free (rsvp required. a credit or debit card may be needed for the check-in process to use the required headphones.). >>

sponsored: thurs 8pm (monthly): pop! a pop culture bingo party: the real housewives edition: pop-culture obsessive bobby hankinson hosts a night of bingo games, trivia challenges, and video clips at this month’s real housewives edition of the pop! a pop culture bingo party at parklife (gowanus). free admission, food/drink purchase required. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): runnin’ late comedy: clock in to cab washington and marcely’s comedy show spotlighting black and brown performers. tonight’s variety edition features stand-up, dance, music, and more with guests talent harris, alexandra eleganza, pia piaz, and laith nakli. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

thurs 8pm (every other thursday): landline comedy at wild east brewing co.: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where standups molly austin, albert krchner, otto fernandez, sarah franco, alex asifo, and rebecca skowron are on tap for a night of laughs. guest-hosted by mia wilson. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 9:30pm: risk! podcast live: hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public at kevin allison’s show. tonight, tata sherise, david hu, ronna levy, and barb ponella spill the beans at caveat (les). $18 adv, $20 door. >>


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