fri thru sun: nyc pride weekend events! we rounded up 25+ free and inexpensive ways to celebrate and stand with nyc’s lgbtq+ community this weekend. the list was so long, we created a separate page for it here >>

thru september (saturdays 11am-3:30pm): kayak­ing on gov­er­nors island: all are welcome to paddle in the small cove at governors island’s pier 101. first-timer? the boathouse staff will give you all the instructions you need to float your boat. free. >>

thru the season (closed wednesdays thru sundays): vale(mini)golf: go fore it! the william vale hotel in williamsburg has opened a nine-hole mini golf course, featuring a ‘you are not alone’ mural by artist jason naylor. $15 general, $10 children ($1 from each round will be donated to the national alliance on mental illness of new york city). >>

thru 7/29 (tues-sat 10am-6pm): paola pivi: free landscape: in conjunction with artist paola pivi’s exhibition at the andy warhol museum in pittsburgh and you know who i am at the high line, perrotin gallery (les) has installed pivi’s free land scape, a 100-foot long denim ‘tunnel’ that weaves across the gallery’s third floor space. visitors are welcome to (gently) crawl, walk, swing, or tumble through the work. perrotin gallery (les), free. >>

fri thru sun: brooklyn americana music festival: the eighth annual brooklyn americana music festival brings together 30 artists playing original folk, roots, country blues, and more at liberty lawn in brooklyn bridge park, and four indoor establishments in dumbo, red hook, and carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront district. $20 opening night, free all other days. >>

fri + sat (fri 12-7pm, sat 11am-3pm): caraa summer sample sale: fashion-forward folks can shop for luxury sport handbags, accessories, masks, and more at up to 90% off at caraa hq (19 west 22nd street). >>

fri + sat (various times): marcel the shell with shoes on w/ jenny slate in-person: actor, comedian, and writer jenny slate will be in-person for q+as and introductions at select screenings of the big screen debut of her beloved youtube character ‘marcel the shell with shoes on.’ amc lincoln square 13 and the angelika film center, various prices. >>

fri + sat (7pm): emerging music festival at bryant park: returning for the first time since 2019, this year’s emerging music festival, curated by adhoc, showcases six up-and-coming bands: benét, dougie pool, and daneshevskaya (fri) and 95 bulls, talia goddess, and reyna tropical (sat). free. >>

​​fri + sat (9:30pm): rape victims are horny too! comedy and music about healing from trauma (album recording): comedians and rape survivors kelly bachman and dylan adler use comedy and songs to navigate their trauma, inviting the audience to laugh, cry, and laugh some more. special album recording shows fri + sat. caveat (les), $10-15. >>

fri: (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
e.t. the extra-terrestrial on the flight deck of the intrepid pier 86) >>
eternals at dyker beach park playground in dyker beach park >>
le capitan (captain blood) at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
spider-man: no way home at baisley pond park (queens) >>
spider-man: no way home at lemon creek park (staten island) >>
the mitchells vs. the machines at main pool mccarren park (greenpoint/williamsburg) >>
tom & jerry at william f. passannante ballfield (greenwich village) >>

fri 5-8pm: swedish midsummer festival: ring in the summer solstice as you dance around the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, watch a parade, listen to live traditional music, eat swedish delicacies, and more at robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park). free admission. >>

fri 7pm (select fridays thru 9/2): fireworks at the brooklyn cyclones baseball game: start your weekend off with a bang as fireworks fill the skies after tonight’s game at maimonides park. $10-15. >>

fri 7pm (fridays thru 8/26): sunset on the hudson music series: it sounds like summer on the riverfront, where you can kick back and enjoy a free twilight concert most fridays thru the summer. the series continues with resistance revival chorus, a collective of women and non-binary singers. pier 45 (west village). >>

fri 7pm: this sucks live!: misery loves comedy at stef dag’s ‘this sucks’ variety show, where guests will vent about everything that sucks the most right now by way of standup, culture roundups, slideshows, and audience games. featuring ashton womack (the daily show), martin urbano (kimmel), savannah desormeaux (the x-change rate), and clara olshansky (harpers). the red room @ kgb bar (east village), $10 (+ 2 drink min). >>

fri 7pm (weekly): cuba libre comedy show: oh buoy! held in the gowanus dredgers canoe club boathouse, the cuba libre comedy show stirs up something funny along the gowanus canal. tonight’s lineup: sabeen sadiq, zilla vodnas, bo ballew, erik scott, and james coburn. hosted by evan hernandez and paul valdes-rodriguez. drinks available for donation. free-$5. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): laugh it off – a comedy show in a dog cafe: bring your problems and your pups to the laugh it off variety show, where audience members submit their everyday problems and comedians try their best to ‘fix’ them. boris and horton (east village), $12. >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about nyc and their hometowns at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by sean donnelly (colbert), erica spera (james corden), andy fiori (sirius xm), bridget geiran (séance comedy), and kyle pennant. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm: rooftop films: the sacred spirit (espíritu sagrado): rooftop films presents a screening of chema garcía ibarra’s feature the sacred spirit (espíritu sagrado) and daniel zvereff’s short film life is a particle time is a wave, with live pre-show music by los cielitos, a post-screening q+a, and an after party. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

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 andy haynes (comedy central), sean donnelly (conan), ranaan hershberg (fallon), remy kassimir (explained), lissa lenis, and kelso dowling. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 9pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), john f. o’donnell (redacted tonight), and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: shane torres (comedy central), nate fridson (comedy central), carmen lagala (colbert), matthew broussard (fallon), and jessica levin. cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>


Bowie Boat Bash & Feeling Gloomy Reunion

Our flag means gloom! And it also means we are back for a David Bowie Boat Bash and Feeling Gloomy Reunion. Friday July 8th we’ll be sailing off into the blue, blue, electric blue blasting Bowie hits all night as well as our regularly scheduled programming of sad tunes to get your feet shaking from New-Wave to Synth-Pop and Brit-Pop.

In person for the first time since 2020, our Gloomy DJs William and Nathaniel will be rejoined by Gordon to make the night one to remember aboard THE LUCILLE, departing from Skyport Marina – East 23rd Street & FDR Drive (EAST side).

Bowie Boat Bash & Feeling Gloomy Reunion
Friday, July 8
6pm doors, sail 7pm


sat thru 1/1/2023: living with the walking dead exhibition and romero + co. screening series: just ahead of the show’s final season, museum of the moving image (astoria) takes you behind the scenes of long-running amc series the walking dead with a new exhibition exploring the show’s predecessors, development, and impact, and features original costumes, props, concept art, storyboards, scripts, prosthetic makeup, and more. to accompany the exhibition, the museum is also hosting a screening series of george romero’s iconic zombie films and the movies they inspired (thru 7/30). $14–$20 ticket includes timed-entry admission to the special exhibition, plus access to all museum galleries. >>

sat + sun (10am-4:45pm): origami usa convention exhibition: see what unfolds at the origami usa convention exhibition, which will include an art show with works by origami artists from around the world, along with a vendor marketplace selling books, paper, accessories, jewelry, and more. sheraton times square, free admission. >>

sat + sun (10am-6pm): five points festival: the designer toy festival returns with 120+ artists and vendors selling toys, pins, street art, indie comics, and apparel. zero space (gowanus), $20+ admission. >>

sat + sun (11am-5pm): celebr-asian of love pop-up market: aapi creatives and entrepreneurs (ace) presents a summer pop-up market featuring 40+ aapi makers and small businesses selling accessories, apparel, beauty and wellness products, home goods, artwork, food, and more at industry city. (while you’re in the neighborhood, you can also dig into a treasure trove of oddities at the morbid anatomy flea market – sat 12-6pm). free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat + sun (12-7pm): african pop-up festival: summer edition: a dozen food vendors and 25 merch vendors celebrating the african diaspora come together for an outdoor fest. hillel plaza at flatbush/nostrand, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat + sun (1pm): brooklyn utopias interactive performance tour of gowanus: artichoke dance company presents an immersive walking tour through the evolving brooklyn neighborhood of gowanus, where audiences will learn about local environmental justice issues and community initiatives through dance performances and interactive experiences. a community conversation will follow the saturday tour. begins at gowanus’s old stone house, $25. >>

sat + sun (sat 8pm, sun 2pm): the chelsea symphony: triumph: from sorrow to jubilation, the chelsea symphony ‘traverses the full range of human experience’ with a season-ending program that includes mahler’s fifth symphony, otar gordeli’s flute concertino (sat only), and gabriela lena frank’s will-o’-the-wisp (sun only). the dimenna center for classical music (midtown west), $25 adv, $20 suggested donation at the door. >>

sat + sun (various times): free summerstage concerts: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues this weekend with performances by action bronson, karen y los remedios, and statik selektah (sat 4pm at flushing meadows corona park), stephanie mills, keni burke, ted smooth, and dj j-ronin (sat 7pm at the coney island amphitheater), monobloco, nailah blackman, and dj patricktor4 (sun 4pm in flushing meadows corona park), and more. >>

sat: (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
let the little light shine at brooklyn army terminal (sunset park) >>
moana at travers park (queens) >>
raya and the last dragon at st. vartan park (murray hill) >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at sunset park >>
sing 2 at paerdegat park (east flatbush) >>
sing 2 at faber park recreation center (staten island) >>
space jam at virginia park (bronx) >>

sat 1-7pm (monthly thru 11/19): bronx night market: the bronx’s outdoor pop-up is back with a rotating lineup of vendors (majority micro-, small-, lgbtq+-, poc-, immigrant-, and female-owned) serving up food, drink, apparel, jewelry, art, and more, plus with live music and dance performances. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 2pm: wet hot american summer drink-along: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them this afternoon as they stumble through wet hot american summer. the bell house (gowanus), $18 adv, $20 day-of. >>

sat 4pm (+ 6/26): islands in the sea ritual: let your your burdens, worries, and grief drift away you release a floating vessel into the paul milstein reflecting pool at hearst plaza as part of artist amanda phingbodhipakkiya’s new installation, islands in the sea. inspired by the thai festival loi krathong, the interactive installation features nine sculptures that signify the grieving process and a path forward from loss. free. >>

sat 4pm: celebrate brooklyn! family show: bric’s 44th free outdoor festival returns for a summer filled with concerts and performances at prospect park’s lena horne bandshell. today’s family show features montréal-based music and acrobatics ensemble cirque kalabanté, with an opening performance by guinean singer natu camara. free. >>

sat 4-10pm (+ 7/30): new york modular society summer synth series: the new york modular society, a collective dedicated to sharing love and knowledge about modular synthesizers, hosts a series of backyard parties at project parlor (bed-stuy) featuring electronic artists of various genres. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 5:45pm: sofia coppola’s marie antoinette w/ intro and book signing by hannah strong: to celebrate the release of her illustrated critical survey of filmmaker coppola’s career, sofia coppola: forever young, film critic hannah strong will deliver an introduction to a 35mm screening of marie antoinette (2006), followed by a book signing. roxy cinema (tribeca), $15 admission (book price tbd). >>

sat 6-10pm: noosphere arts ‘we are nature’ rooftop series: noosphere arts’ summer series continues at the rooftop gardens of the kingsland wildflowers sanctuary (greenpoint) with an evening of live music, site-specific dance performances, art installations, and more. donation-based. >>

sat 7pm: live dungeons and dragons theater show: test your dice-rolling skills at a live-action dungeons and dragons theater show, where audience members can help determine the fate of the actors and comedians improvising their way through the saga. bonus: ticket includes a free beer. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door. >>


sun 11am: coney island cyclone turns 95: coney celebrates the historic cyclone rollercoaster’s 95th birthday with free rides for the first 95 people in line this morning. >>

sun 11am: prospect park super hike: take in prospect park’s highlights and natural history during a lengthy hike guided by nyc urban park rangers. free. >>

sun 12-4pm: egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas street festival: immerse yourself in the cultural diversity of the lower east side and chinatown at the 21st egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas festival, which includes traditional music and dance performances, handicraft workshops, food demos, and of course, the festival’s titular delicacies. free admission. >>

sun 12-5pm: badass animal rescue street fest: every dog has its day at this annual furbaby-friendly street fair filled with adoptable pups, food (for dogs and humans), vendors, raffles, and more. president street between 3rd ave and nevins (gowanus), free admission. >>

sun 12-8pm (rescheduled from 6/12): artmageddon: over 150 local artists and bands take over victorian flatbush for the day, filling the historic neighborhood with live outdoor music performances, visual art, and kids’ activities. free admission (donations welcome). >>

sun 3pm, 7pm (+ 6/29): the fifth element 25th anniversary screenings: luc besson’s 1997 cult classic, starring bruce willis, milla jovovitch, and gary oldman, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

sun 4pm (thru 8/10): laughter in the park and laughter in the city: ny laughs serves up a 16th season of alfresco stand-up comedy, continuing this sunday with a performance at washington square park’s garibaldi plaza. free. >>

sun 8pm: good dog show: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), chloe radcliffe (fallon), norlex belma (pbs), matt jenkins, and danny rathbun. hosted by jonathan zeller. putnam’s pub and cooker (clinton hill), $7. >>

sun 8pm: emmy blotnick: the 30 fragrances of jennifer lopez: aroma meets therapy at comedian emmy blotnick’s new hour-long romp through j.lo’s signature scents and a family scandal. with opening performances by jo firestone (fallon) and martin urbano (kimmel). union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

sun 8:30pm: rob cantrell + super friends: comedian rob cantrell (girls5eva) hosts a night of standup at littlefield (gowanus), featuring funny friends dave hill (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), reggie conquest (insecure), and joyelle nicole (fallon). $10 adv, $12 door. >>


mon: (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto (en español) at corona golf playground (queens) >>
hairspray (2007) at bryant park (midtown west) >>
summer shorts at the hudson (inwood) >>
the nowhere inn at bushwick inlet park (williamsburg) >>
to wong foo, thanks for everything! julie newmar at our wicked lady (williamsburg) >>
walk with me at the rooftop at pier 17 (seaport) >>

mon 4-10pm: brooklyn night market: the creators of the uptown night market, bronx night market, and harlem bazaar launch their latest night market at industry city with 40+ local food and merch vendors. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

mon 7pm: opera italiana in central park: the opera italiana is in the air orchestra fills central park’s naumburg bandshell with the soaring sounds of arias, duets, and symphonies by mozart, donizetti, puccini, verdi, and rossini, plus world premieres of works by new york philharmonic’s very young composers jordan millar and paloma dineli chesky. free. >>

mon 7:30pm: the year time stopped: the global pandemic in photos: scopio founders nour chamoun and christina hawatmeh talk with a panel of contributing artists about their new book, the year time stopped, a collection of 200 photos by artists around the world that capture the covid-19 pandemic and the sweeping social and racial justice movements of our times. greenlight bookstore (prospect lefferts gardens), free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm: (monthly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds and guest co-host edson montenegro present a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including emma willmann (colbert), james tison (out), shenuque tissera (someecards), and nathan pearson. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7:30pm: choral chameleon institute concert: the choral chameleon vocal ensemble and chorus perform a program of brand-new works composed in just eight days leading up to the concert, led by three conductors. church of st. paul the apostle (uws), free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm, 9:55pm (monthly): musical mondays: a monthly series of iconic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing tonight with john cameron mitchell’s hedwig and the angry inch (2001), starring mitchell, miriam shor, and stephen trask. $16. >>

sponsored: mon 8pm: $7 for carnegie hall, stern auditorium / perelman stage: manhattan concert productions is delighted to welcome you to the final concert of their 2021-2022 season, light eternal, featuring eliza rubenstein conducting haydn’s triumphant lord nelson mass and pearl shangkuan leading the masterwork festival chorus in dan forrest’s contemporary work, requiem for the living. additionally, the indianapolis youth symphony orchestra performs works by tchaikovsky, holdridge, and strauss ii. get tickets for any seat in the house (including orchestra) for just $7 (up to a $110 value!). >>

mon 8pm: the moth storyslam: put your storytelling skills to the test at the moth’s storyslam, the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition where anyone can share a five-minute tale on the evening’s theme. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

mon 8pm (biweekly): dad: a comedy show at the jane: find the funny at a fancy venue: the dad comedy show returns to the historic jane hotel ballroom with hosts alex english, devon walker, and gary richardson. $8 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by hannah einbinder (hacks), atheer yacoub (comedy central), mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee), charles mcbee (mtv), and sami schwaeber (exposure therapy comedy). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


our roundup of 60+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness, roller skating, screenings, art, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint