thru 9/4: see it big: 70mm!: supersize your moviegoing experience at museum of the moving image (astoria), where you can catch a series of films in 70mm, including douglas trumbull’s brainstorm (1983), steven lisberger’s tron (1982), disney’s sleeping beauty (1959), quentin tarantino’s once upon a time…in hollywood (2019), and paul thomas anderson’s licorice pizza (2021). $20. >>

thru 8/31: snl ticket lottery opens: throw your hat in the ring for free tickets to a saturday night live taping by entering the show’s lottery, which will be open through the end of august. >>

thru 8/14: chain nyc film festival: get your film fix at the annual chain nyc film fest, showcasing more than 160 features, shorts, and web series ranging from crime dramas to rom-coms to international documentaries and beyond. a talkback with filmmakers will follow each screening block. chain theatre (midtown west), $13. >>

thru 8/14: festival of cinema nyc: 124 indie features and short films from 25+ countries will hit the big screen during ten days of screenings, seminars, awards, and more. regal ua midway (forest hills) and forest hills library, free-$17. >>

thru sun: free ice cream cool down with free ice cream, offered from a pair of trucks sponsored by m.m. lafleur (thru sat) and piece of cake moving + storage (sun). various locations.

thru sun: governors island arts ‘house fest’: get to know the 15+ arts organizations in residence on governors island during the inaugural ‘house fest,’ three days featuring free dance and music performances, visual art exhibitions, outdoor installations, workshops, panel discussions, and more. free. >>

thru sun: summerstage: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues this weekend with a performance by maimouna keita african dance company (fri 6pm at staten island’s corporal thompson park), a basement bhangra 25th anniversary dance party with dj rekha, jasmine sandlas, red baraat, and more (sat 3-7pm at central park’s rumsey playfield), a concert featuring ana tijoux, meridian brothers, and bembona (sat 5-8pm at staten island’s corporal thompson park), an afternoon of live dominican music headlined by ‘el rey supremo’ luis vargas (sun 3-7pm at central park’s rumsey playfield), and ‘staten island celebrates jessie lee daniels,’ an evening of music featuring staten island-based rnb group force m.d.s and wbls djs s-1 and fred ‘bugsy’ buggs (sun 4-7pm at staten island’s corporal thompson park). free. >>

sponsored: fri + sat (7:30pm): cowabunga! teenage mutant ninja turtles: movie parody by comedy group the usual rejects: yes, dudes and dudettes, major-league butt-kicking is back in town! a fan event for the ages. trivia! raffle prizes! audience participation! ticket includes a beer! save $3 online with promo code ‘PIZZA’ (reg. $18 adv, $20 door). >>

fri + sat (season ends saturday): celebrate brooklyn!: bric’s 44th season of outdoor concerts and performances comes to a close with two nights of music at prospect park’s lena horne bandshell: a benefit concert featuring erykah badu with phony ppl (fri 7pm) and a free concert headlined by nigerian singer-songwriter yemi alade with amindi (sat 7:30pm). note: friday’s erykah badu concert is out of the skint’s normal price range, but many folks set up camp nearby for a live soundtrack to an evening picnic. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto at police officer nicholas demutiis park (queens) >>
f9: the fast saga at willowbrook park (staten island) >>
ghostbusters: afterlife at hamilton fish park (les) >>
house of gucci at john paul jones park (bay ridge) >>
the boss baby: family business at sol lain playground (les) >>
the croods: a new age at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint) >>

fri 5-8pm (ends today): summer fridays at brooklyn bridge park: ‘release, restore, rejoice,’ and take in the view of the lower manhattan skyline while you enjoy live music, dj sets, poetry, comedy, and more at brooklyn bridge park’s monthly summer friday series. curated and hosted by singer-songwriter madison mcferrin, tonight’s series finale features dj tara and singer-songwriter j. hoard. pier 3 greenway terrace, free. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): immigrant jam comedy: german-born, nyc-raised comedian and actor lucie pohl (overwatch) celebrates all things cross-cultural, international, and delightfully different during the immigrant jam stand-up show, featuring immigrant and first generation comedians. tonight’s lineup: carol zoccoli (snl), dylan adler (hulu), bill santiago (pardon my spanglish), and nancy marreiro (sirius xm). raising money for ny immigration coalition. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘jamily’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 7pm: must love dogs and comedy: bring your furbaby and howl with laughter at this dog-friendly comedy variety show, featuring stand-up, characters, storytelling, and musical comedy by alex phipps, annick adelle, idris alton, karthik lavangu, and eva evans. boris + horton (east village), donation-based (a portion of proceeds will benefit muddy paws animal rescue). >>

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 french-caribbean singer, bassist, and producer adi oasis. pier 45 (west village). >>

fri 7pm: greenwich house music school: mireya + alea: mireya, the latin grammy-winning vocalist, violinist, composer, and founder of flor de toloache, nyc’s first and only all-female mariachi band, takes the bryant park stage with fellow greenwich house music school alumna alea, a colombian-american singer-songwriter whose music fuses cumbia, vallenato, rancheras, jazz, and american pop. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>

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 amy shanker (laughs), chris scopo (sirius xm), marisa riley (comedy ugly comedy), shatha yas (double threat comedy), caroline twyman, and lindsay theisen. hosted by cansu karabiyik. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): filth: a comedy show: get down and dirty with comedians courtney maginnis and casey james salengo as they host fellow comics sharing sexy, gross, or embarrassing stories and jokes. tonight’s lineup includes paris sashay (comedy central), petey deabreu (comedy central), martin urbano (kimmel), john rosenberger (amazon), albert kirchner (burn your heroes), myka fox + tim mclaughlin, noah savage + alyssa wolff, and bobby condon. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): aunt sassy: laugh your tracksuit off at aunt sassy, a monthly comedy show featuring a lineup of women and lgbtq performers. tonight: brittany carney, kendall payne, maddie peck, sylvie wang, and paris campbell. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>

fri 8pm (bi-weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by rohan padye, erik monikal, and ben katzner. tonight’s in-flight entertainment features xazmin garza (hbo), julio diaz (netflix), molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming), norah yahya (two bearded ladies comedy), and patrick hastie. ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

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 sahib singh (comedy central), mohanad elshieky (conan), tanael joachim (gotham comedy live), jess fuchs, and carl sonnefeld. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>


The Usual Rejects: COWABUNGA!: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Yes, Dudes and Dudettes, major-league butt-kicking is back in town! After SOLD OUT performances of TITANIC and STAR WARS, the Usual Rejects are back and ready to bring you COWABUNGA!: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! A Fan event for the ages. Trivia! Raffle Prizes! Audience Participation! And sign up for our silent auction for a chance to play God and deal out beers to the cast!

Your ticket gets you a FREE DRINK, a ticket into our awesome Raffle and a seat for what we promise will be a good time. Join the Turtles as they meditate on the true meaning of pizza! Avoid the cutlery clad Shredder and his merry band of rebellious teenagers as they steal only the essentials from everyday New Yorkers. Watch a dark version of 90’s New York explode with vigilantes just looking for a little inner peace.

God, I love being a turtle! Cowabunga!

August 5 & 6 7:30pm doors
Chain Theatre
312 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018
save $3 online with promo code ‘PIZZA’ (reg. $18 adv, $20 door)
Get tickets HERE


sat thru 11/30 faces of harlem: ten contemporary photographers and three youth photographers capture the intimate lives of harlemites behind closed doors for the second annual faces of harlem portrait exhibition, now on display in morningside park. opening reception 8/6 12-3pm. free. >>

sat thru 9/11: bindlestiff family cirkus’ flatbed follies: bindlestiff takes its show on the road with the second annual flatbed follies, a touring spectacle of clowns, jugglers, wire walkers, acrobats, aerialists, and live musicians, all performing atop parade floats. various locations, free. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
the bad guys at bayside fields (queens) >>
luca at inwood hill park >>
moana at lemon creek park (staten island) >>
skyfall at hunters point south park (lic) >>
spider-man: no way home at nelson playground (bronx) >>

sat (various times): dance party nyc: from riverdale to rockaway beach and everywhere in between, you can shimmy and shake the day away at dance party nyc, an extrava-dance-a popping up in more than 90 locations across all five boroughs. produced by the new york public library with playlists curated by librarians at the library for the performing arts, some highlights include a k-pop party at nypl’s main branch, a reggae and jamaican dancehall party at brooklyn public library, a silent disco at lincoln center’s ‘oasis,’ an all-afternoon series of dance performances on the 7 train, fitness classes at astor place, a ‘celebrate the caribbean’ festival at brooklyn children’s museum, and many more. >>

sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/13, 8/20): summer streets festival: the city is your playground during this annual outdoor festival, which turns into a car-free thoroughfare stretching from the brooklyn bridge to east harlem. as you play, walk, run, and bike your way up and down the route, you can take breaks at six rest stops, where you’ll find free bike rentals and helmet giveaways, fitness classes, live performances, art installations, kids’ activities, refreshments, and more (offers vary by location). free admission. >>

sat 11am-6:30pm: topps pop-up truck: international trading card day: play your cards right at the mlb flagship store (midtown west), where a topps pop-up truck will be parked all day to give out free baseball cards and swag. you’ll also be able to trade cards from your own collection at the card wall, and even become your own trading card when you snap a photo inside a life-sized topps card frame. free admission. >>

sat 12-5pm: poster house block party: poster house takes over flatiron plaza with a day of free museum admission and curatorial tours, performances, arts and crafts activities, games, and more. >>

sat 12-6pm: spike’s joint pop-up stoop sale: filmmaker spike lee’s forty acres and a mule film works hosts a stoop sale featuring specially priced items and limited edition products. bonus: lee will do in-person signings for select items. 75 south elliot place (fort greene). >>

sat 2-10pm: makossa cookout: the music-infused summer cookout and dance party returns to our wicked lady (east williamsburg) with food available for purchase from for the culture catering and dj sets from shinobi shaw, wonway posibul, nina sol, and hasan insane. note: negative covid test required for entry. free admission before 4pm, $5 before 6pm, $10 after. >>

sat 4pm: 45:15 community writing session: writers of all levels, jumpstart a new piece or work on current material during this silent writing session led by center for fiction emerging writer fellow katie yee. using ellen sussman’s ‘unit system’ for a focused and productive writing practice, participants will write for two 45-minute intervals, each followed by a 15-minute break. the center for fiction (fort greene), free (donations welcome). >>

sat 4-7:30pm: 10th annual hindu lamp ceremony in brooklyn bridge park: hand-decorate a palm leaf lamp and release it along the east river during this traditional hindu aarti ceremony of gratitude, community, and remembrance led by dance artist and educator aeilushi mistry. brooklyn bridge park’s pebble beach, free. >>

sat 5-10pm (monthly): first saturdays @ brooklyn museum: celebrate the vibrancy of the caribbean diaspora at tonight’s free first saturday at the brooklyn museum (prospect heights), where you’ll find live music performances, dj sets, talks, hands-on art activities, workshops, poetry readings, a pop-up market, and free access to the museum’s permanent collection. note: in order to help manage crowds, rsvp is required. >>

sat 6-9pm (on view thru 8/29): new york street photography collective residency show: nyc-spc resident photographer anya broido introduces viewers to an array of colorful characters and strangers on new york city streets, inviting her audience to contemplate the duality of our private and public personas, in her new solo exhibition at the nyc-spc contact gallery (east williamsburg). opening reception 8/6 6-9pm. free admission. >>

sat 6-10pm (1st saturday of the month thru 9/3): silent disco at pier i: get in a groove at riverside park’s pier i, where you can pop in a pair of special headphones (provided while supplies last) and party to three live djs spinning different genres at this quiet clubbing event. free (a credit or debit card may be required for the check in process to use the headphones). >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): feel the news with marcela onyango: ‘radical lefty’ and comedian marcela onyango tells you whether you should be mad, glad, or sad about the news during her comedy variety show, featuring standups karmen naidoo, hollie harper, jilberto soto, david martinez, mariah oxley, and patricia dinglasan. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

sat 7:30pm (+ 8/19): summer movie nights at queens botanical garden: queens botanical garden’s annual outdoor screening series continues with the princess and the frog. ticket ($17 general, $15 students/seniors) includes garden admission and a $5 snack voucher. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): party like it’s 1999: 25 years of backstreet boys edition: get down with dj steve reynolds as he spins the boy band’s top tunes and much more at this month’s edition of his 90s and 00s dance party. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>


sun (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
inside out at the rooftop at pier 17 >>
space jam: a new legacy at ballfields in dr. charles r. drew park (queens) >>
the worst person in the world at mccarren park (williamsburg/greenpoint) >>

sun 11am, 2pm: vaudeville and jazz greats of woodlawn trolley tour: take a trolley back to the jazz age as you stop by the final resting places of george m. cohan, nora bays, duke ellington, and others while listening to classic tunes spun by mcee michael cumella on a victrola. woodlawn cemetery (bronx), $25. >>

sun 11:30am: bike to the ballgame: put the pedal to the medal with brooklyn greenway initiative’s 6.5-mile guided bike tour along the brooklyn waterfront greenway. the tour kicks off at owl’s head park (bay ridge) with free bike services, workshops, a kids’ bicycle giveaway, music, refreshments, and more. at 12:30pm, marshals will lead riders down to coney island’s famous boardwalk and the brooklyn cyclone’s maimonides park, where you can root, root, root for the home team as they take on the winston-salem dash. free bike valet parking available at maimonides park. free to join the ride, $25 includes cyclones ticket and swag. >>

sun 3-8pm: soul summit: dance the day away at soul summit dj collective’s open-air house music dance party, returning to fort greene park. free (donations welcome). >>

sun 6pm (monthly): new york distilling company reading series: throw one (or two) back while local writers share poetry and prose at the shanty, new york distilling’s cocktail bar (williamsburg). free admission. >>

sun 6pm: andrea coleman tells stories: attorney, comic, and ‘wack or woke?’ host andrea coleman spins stories about her life in and out of the courtroom in her latest show, hosted by comedian emily walsh and featuring live classical music by nicole wright of the harlem chamber players. young ethel’s (park slope), free. >>


mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dazed and confused at our wicked lady (east williamsburg) >>
grease 2 at bryant park (midtown west) >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at beach between w. 10th street + w. 12th street (coney island) >>
spider-man: no way home at union turnpike and 196th street (queens) >>

mon 6:30pm: brooklyn poets yawp: for the first time since the start of the pandemic, brooklyn poets hosts an in-person poetry workshop and open mic in the organization’s new home on montague street in brooklyn heights. bring three minutes (max) of poetry to perform, or come watch and vote on the ‘yawp poem of the month.’ brooklyn poets (brooklyn heights), $10-15. >>

mon 7pm, 9:15pm (monthly): 35mm series at angelika: experience a series of classic films in their original format–35mm–at village east by angelika (east village). tonight: easy rider (1969), starring peter fonda, dennis hopper, and jack nicholson. $18. >>

mon 7:30pm: (monthly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds presents a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including george civeris (comedy central), veronica garza (mtv), oscar aydin (bravo), kari burt (paper planes comedy), and olivia levine. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm (monthly): franklin park reading series: the crown heights bar and beer garden presents a night of readings by authorss elizabeth crane (this story will change), addie tsai (unwieldy creatures), tobias carroll (ex-members), joseph osmundson (virology), and alison fairbrother (the catch). free admission. >>

mon 8pm: left breast comedy hour: let hosts kimberly dinaro and sally ann hall lift your spirits like a push-up bra at this musical comedy, stand-up, and tequila-filled variety show, featuring youngmi mayer (feeling asian), allison reese (cbs sketch comedy showcase), and maggie lalley (‘sex witch: the musical’). littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): 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. >>


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– the skint