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2-for-1 off-broadway week tickets: a kinky boots reboot, a musical parody of stranger things, drunk shakespeare, and more, catch 29 off-broadway shows for less during this annual fall special. 2-for-1 tickets are now available for shows 9/26-10/9. >>


thru 9/30/2023: food in new york: bigger than the plate exhibition: from bodega bites to michelin-starred restaurants, dig into the history of new york’s food industry and the relationship between new yorkers and food at a new exhibition at the museum of the city of new york. with works by 20+ artists and designers, the exhibition presents potential solutions to local and global challenges of sustainability, labor justice, and food access. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru february 2023: isaac diggs + edward hillel: time in harlem: drawing from their book 125th: time in harlem, hunter east harlem gallery’s latest exhibition spotlights the work of photographers isaac diggs and edward hillel, who captured the changes that took place on harlem’s 125th street from 2008 to 2011, exploring issues of ‘urban flux, gentrification, the loss of cultural memory, the production of space and the preservation of community.’ hunter east harlem gallery, free. >>

thru 11/20: the great jack o’lantern blaze and home of the ‘legend’: get ahead of the carve at the hudson valley’s great jack o’lantern blaze, a gleaming display of more than 7,000 illuminated, hand-carved pumpkins outfitted with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack. for additional upstate hollow-ween fun, take a tour of the house that once belonged to washington irving, the author of ‘the legend of sleepy hollow.’ various prices. >>

thru 10/29: the amazing maize maze: wind your way through new york city’s only corn maze, a three-acre ‘living labyrinth’ filled with clues and puzzles that culminates in a view of the whole maze. for an even greater challenge, see if you can find your way out with only the stars (and a flashlight) to guide you at ‘maze by moonlight’ sessions on select dates. queens county farm (floral park), $12-15. >>

thru 10/9: the caan film festival: museum of the moving image (astoria) pays homage to james caan with the semi-annual caan film festival, a screening series of films from the late actor’s six-decade career, including the godfather, el dorado, the gambler, bottle rocket, elf, misery, and more. $15 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

thru 10/1: fauna: torn page (chelsea), an arts venue located in the former home of actors rip torn and geraldine page, hosts the english language premiere of argentine playwright romina paula’s fauna, a play about four characters trying to make a biographical ‘film that will never be made’ about a gender-bending, rilke-translating, horse-riding legend. donation-based admission ($22-33 recommended). >>

thru 9/22: riotsville, usa: film forum hosts screenings of sierra pettengill’s documentary riotsville, usa. using unearthed footage of model towns built in the late 1960s to train military and police forces to quell civil disorder (at virtually any cost), the film delves into the history of so-called ‘law and order’ and its very real and violent present-day implications. pettengill, composer jace clayton, writer tobi haslett, and badges without bordersauthor stuart schrader will be in-person for q+a sessions following select screenings 9/16-18. film forum (south village), $15. >>

thru sun: big umbrella festival: lincoln center welcomes neurodiverse audiences to the big umbrella festival, a three-day series of sensory-based, interactive performances, installations, workshops, and more. highlights include performances by the dancing wheels company and omnium circus and a new orleans-style family jazz jam. indoors and outdoors at lincoln center, free. >>

thru sun: bushwick open studios: close to 100 local artists and galleries will welcome visitors during this annual three-day art crawl, which also includes a makers market, along with opening and closing parties. various locations, free admission ($10+ for opening and closing parties). >>

thru sun: 22nd annual coney island film festival: soak up salty air and cinema at the coney island film festival, a weekend of almost 100 short and feature-length narrative, documentary, sci-fi, horror, animated, music video/experimental, and coney-centric films, plus an opening night party and closing night awards ceremony. sideshows by the seashore and the coney island museum, $8+. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto at bloomingdale park (staten island) >>
in the heights at mccarren park (greenpoint/williamsburg) >>
in the heights at the old stone house (park slope) >>
sonic the hedgehog 2 at gertrude ederle recreation center (hell’s kitchen) >>
the bad guys at fred samuel playground (harlem) >>

fri 1pm (+ 9/23, 10/7, 10/14): broadway in the boros: current cast members and musicians from eight broadway shows head to outdoor stages in brooklyn, queens, staten island, and the bronx for the annual broadway in the boros performance series. this afternoon, liven up your lunch hour with excerpts of beetlejuice, the book of mormon, chicago, and little shop of horrors at the plaza at 300 ashland (downtown brooklyn). free admission. >>

fri 3-9pm (monthly thru october): harlem bazaar: the creators of the uptown night market and bronx night market present a flea market-meets-art-exhibit featuring more than 50 vendors selling clothing, jewelry, food, handicrafts, body and self-care products, accessories, and more, with an emphasis on women, poc, lgbtqia+, and immigrant vendors. 125th street outside the adam clayton powell jr. state office building, free admission. >>

fri 5pm (+ 9/23): carnegie hall in times square concert series: carnegie hall presents three free concerts in times square’s broadway plaza, continuing with an evening of a cappella broadway, disney, and pop tunes by america’s got talent’s t.3. >>

fri 7pm: they knew: how a culture of conspiracy keeps america complacent: at a launch event for her latest book, author and journalist sarah kendzior (hiding in plain sight, the view from flyover country) unveils the united states’s ‘culture of conspiracy,’ and how those in charge manipulate the public to maintain power. in conversation with novelist tobias carroll (ex-members). the rare book room at strand books (union square), $10 admission, $29.99 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): kweendom: come out for the kweendom lgbtq+ comedy and storytelling show, featuring performances by calvin cato (netflix), charlie bardey (comedy central), remy germinario (tiktok), rachel dunbar, and micaela fagan. hosted by bobby hankinson. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (donations are welcome and will benefit immigration equality). >>

fri 7pm: accordions around the world: bryant park’s annual accordion festival comes to a close with an evening dedicated to music from afghanistan, ukraine, and the u.s./mexico border. 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 leclerc andre (fallon), casey james salengo (comedy central), casey balsham (siriusxm), robbie goodwin (comedy central), and more. guest hosted by v lince. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 with discount code ‘transplants’ (reg. $15). >>

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 nick pupo, joanna briley, 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 ismael loutfi (comedy central), dan yang (nbc), sam morrison (queerotica), keenan steiner (sirius xm), paris campbell, and kyle morrisey. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>


sat thru 10/16: say their names memorial in central park: an augmented reality exhibition honoring the lives and memory of those lost to racial injustice will be on view in the former seneca village area of central park on west 85th street thru mid-october. free (donations welcome. app download required). >>

sat thru 9/25: rockaway film festival: spanning nine days and featuring 67 films + 7 musical performances, the fifth edition of the rockaway returns surfside. averne ciema, $10. >>

sat + sun: indieplaza: rough trade, which moved from williamsburg to midtown, is hosting a two-day celebration of independent music on the plaza at rockefeller center, with performances by ali shaheed muhammad of a tribe called quest, automatic, claud, horsegirl, mary lattimore, yay bey, and many others, plus music-making workshops, merch booths, and more. free admission. >>

sat + sun (11am-4pm): parade of trains: hop on a short ride back in time as the new york transit museum brings out vintage subway cars at the brighton beach station b/q platforms. free with regular train fare. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
lightyear at paul raimonda playground (ditmars steinway) >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at washington market park (tribeca) >>
west side story at sunset park >>
west side story at morningside park >>

sat: smithsonian magazine‘s museum day: enjoy free admission to participating museums and cultural institutions, including the akc museum of the dog, bartow-pell mansion museum, cooper hewitt smithsonian design museum, the jewish museum, intrepid sea, air + space museum, museum of jewish heritage, poster house, and more. registration required. note: most of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days. >>

sat 10am (+ 10/8, 10/15): outdoor yoga on the brooklyn museum’s stoop: start your saturday centered at a yoga and meditation class held on the plaza steps of brooklyn museum. all levels welcome. $16 ticket includes general museum admission, $25 ticket includes access to virgil abloh: ‘figures of speech’. >>

sat 11am-5pm: new york queer zine fair: the annual new york queer zine fair returns to brooklyn public library’s central branch (prospect heights) with 50 queer artists, zine makers, collectives and publishers. free admission. >>

sat 12pm: german-american steuben parade: the annual 65th annual celebration of german heritage and culture takes over manhattan’s fifth avenue from 68th street to 86th street. >>

sat 12-5pm: new york city concours: 30 iconic, classic and exotic cars and 12 classic motorcycles will be parked on 72nd street between madison + fifth aves for this outdoor car show. free admission. >>

sat 12-6:30pm: poseidon’s parade: summer ain’t over yet! poseidon’s parade, an annual sea-themed art parade, returns to rockaway beach. $5 for marchers, free for spectators. >>

sat 2pm: pop-up beethoven and mendelssohn: string orchestra of brooklyn outdoor presents an outdoor concert of mendelssohn and beethoven in fort greene park. free. >>

sat 2-10pm (season ends today): str8 west coastin’: you could be california dreamin’ at the return of str8 west coastin’s backyard dj party. food and drinks available for purchase. project parlor (bed-stuy), free admission >>

sat 3-6pm: walt whitman’s ‘song of myself’: for the first time since 2019, you can contribute your barbaric yawp to the annual marathon reading of walt whitman’s ‘song of myself,’ held outdoors at brooklyn bridge park’s granite prospect. free. >>

sat 3-8pm: harlem dance club’s mothership four: move your celestial body at harlem dance club’s annual ‘interactive voyage of music and dance,’ featuring afro-dance, hip-hop, vogue, house, praise, and other dance performances along with live musicians and djs. richard rodgers amphitheater in marcus garvey park (harlem), free. >>

sat 7pm: american symphony orchestra at bryant park: the summer season of bryant park picnic performances comes to a close with the american symphony orchestra’s 60th anniversary concert, featuring compositions by aaron copland, louise talma, william grant still, jacob druckman, and johan sebastian bach. bryant park (midtown west), free. >>


sun thru 10/31: village voices ii: 24 interactive shadow boxes in greenwich village, the east village, and noho provide a window into the history and heritage of the area and its renowned residents, including james baldwin, billie holiday, jean-michel basquiat, e.e. cummings, merce cunningham, edward hopper, edna st. vincent millay, charlie ‘bird’ parker, maurice sendak, patti smith, and others at the second annual village voices art public exhibition. the exhibition kicks off with a ticketed benefit on 9/18, and a map of installation sites will be posted on the village preservation website on 9/19. >>

sun thru 9/27: the living portrait of nyc: created by new yorkers, for new yorkers, this interactive exhibition celebrates the strength and diversity of nyc with four multisensory, multimedia rooms, each encompassing different aspects of life in the concrete jungle. record the story of your ‘new york journey’ and find out how your path intersects with others as you take in intimate accounts of life, love, travel, work, and more from over 5,000 locals. 29 west 23rd street (flatiron), free. >>

sun 10am-5pm: nyc art + craft market at grand bazaar nyc: today’s ‘art + craft’ edition of grand bazaar nyc, nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, will include a curated selection of paintings, photographs, drawings, illustrations, prints, sculptures, and more by 100+ local artists and makers. 100 w 77th st at columbus ave, free admission. >>

sun 12-5pm: 10th annual momo crawl: taste traditional dumplings from 30+ tibetan, nepalese, and south asian restaurants and food trucks at this annual food crawl and cultural celebration. diversity plaza (jackson heights), $10 ‘passport’ gets you access to $1 momos at the participating restaurants. note: pre-sales for the ‘passport’ will end on friday at midnight, with a limited amount available for purchase at the event. >>

sun 12pm-midnight: house of yes block party + sunday night fever: party away the sunday scaries at the fifth annual yes block party (12-6pm), an afternoon of dj sets, live performances, yoga, games, and an artisan market, then dance your pants off at the ‘sunday night fever’ afterparty. house of yes (bushwick), free. >>

sun 1pm: 53rd annual african american day parade: celebrate african american culture, heritage, and unity at this year’s ‘good health is essential’-themed parade. adam clayton powell jr. blvd between 111th + 137th sts (harlem) >>

sun 7pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): cyrano at bushwick inlet park (williamsburg) >>

sun 8pm (monthly) disasterpiece movie night: from the wondrous to the weird, disasterpiece unearths forgotten gems of the vhs years for a watch party complete with arcade games, trivia, pizza, and more. tonight’s flick: hawk jones (1986). wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>


mon 6-10pm (ends today): rise up nyc concerts: the rise up series brings free concerts to all five boroughs. tonight, wyclef jean, shaggy, dougie fresh, c+c music factory, shannon, crystal waters, rob base, and judy torres perform in times square (broadway bet 47th-50th sts). >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): star f*ckers: virgo edition: count your lucky stars–the comedy show all about astrology is back at union hall with a lineup of comedians born under the current zodiac. hosted by melissa rich, karolena theresa, brian bahe, and lizzie martinez. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly thru may): music mondays concert series: the 20-year anniversary edition of ‘music mondays’ brings leading classical and contemporary chamber music ensembles to advent lutheran church (uws), starting tonight with the claremont trio, who’ll perform a program of george gershwin, leonard bernstein, judd greenstein, and johannes brahms. free admission. >>

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 emmy blotnick (colbert), rhys nicholson (netflix), robby hoffman (the chris gethard show), joanna briley, and keenan steiner. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 8pm: free outdoor movies (weather permitting): grease at our wicked lady (bushwick) >>


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– the skint