fri thru 2/12/2023: two new exhibitions open at poster house: masked vigilantes on silent motorbikes, a group exhibition curated by rj rushmore, explores how artists steal and transform public posters to convey social, cultural, and political messages. the 19-artist roster includes jilly ballistic, faust, robert janz, kaws, swoon, david wojnarowicz, and more. air india’s maharaja: advertising gone rogue showcases air india’s iconic travel ads from the mid-20th century, all centered around a whimsical and sometimes controversial mascot called the maharaja, alias ‘the rogue.’ poster house (flatiron), $12 general, $8 students/seniors, free admission for all on fridays. >>

fri thru 1/9/2023: david lachapelle: make believe: from fine artwork to fashion campaigns, from album covers to the aids crisis, traverse the expansive 40-year career of photographer david lachapelle at his first major solo show in north america. featuring more than 150 works, make believe includes glossy, surreal snapshots of pop culture icons, including the last-ever portrait of andy warhol. fotografiska (flatiron), $30 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 10/28: french institute alliance française’s crossing the line festival: a multidisciplinary roster of french and francophone artists descends on new york city for fiaf’s 15th annual festival of theater, dance, performance, and visual art. various venues and prices. >>

fri thru 9/22: miloš forman 90: film forum (south village) salutes oscar-winning filmmaker miloš forman on what would have been his 90th birthday with a 16-film retrospective. the series includes some of the czech émigré’s best-known works, including amadeus, man on the moon, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest, ragtime, and more. introductions and q+as from screenwriters, producers, and more will accompany select screenings. $15. >>

fri thru weds: catvideofest: you’ll be feline pawsitively frisky at this annual screening of the best cat videos of the year. alamo drafthouse (lower manhattan, downtown brooklyn, and staten island), $15.50. >>

fri thru sun (various times): commemorate 9/11: nyc marks the anniversary of the september 11 attacks with the tribute in light, the table of silence project, the 9/11 heroes run, and other events held throughout the city. >>

fri thru sun: queens county fair: the 39th annual queens county fair returns for a weekend filled with carnival rides, hayrides, midway games, cooking demos, historic farmhouse tours, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, and more. the hay-light of the fair is the amazing maize maze, a three-acre cornstalk labyrinth and the only corn maze in new york city, open thru 10/29. queens county farm museum (floral park, queens), $14-20. >>

fri thru sun: armory arts week: hundreds of galleries from around the world strut their stuff at the annual armory arts week, a citywide art bonanza that includes the armory show, spring/break art show (thru mon), art on paper, independent 20th century, and clio art fair. hyperallergic rounds up some of the week’s must-sees, with a handy map and discount codes for select shows. >>

fri thru sun: new york classical players: stella plays mozart: the new york classical players opens its 13th season of music performances with ‘stella plays mozart,’ a concert showcasing violinist and nycp artist-in-residence stella chen, who’ll join the ensemble for a program of mozart, haydn, yoomi paick, and george meyer. w83 auditorium (uws), chodae community church (norwood, nj), and flushing town hall (queens), free. >>

fri + sat: rolex arts weekend: the rolex mentor and protégé arts initiative and the brooklyn academy of music co-present the rolex arts weekend, a multidisciplinary arts festival of public conversations and world premiere events—including performances, a film screening, and a multi-media art exhibition—with spike lee, phyllida lloyd, lin-manuel miranda, carrie mae weems, and their protégés kyle bell, whitney white, agustina san martín, and camila rodríguez triana. brooklyn academy of music (fort greene), $25. >>

fri + sat (fri 11am-6pm, sat 10am-6pm): a matter of style pop-up fashion museum: try new york’s fashion legacy on for size at a matter of style, an exhibition presented by global fashion magazine publisher fairchild media group, whose publications include women’s wear daily, jane, m, men’sweek, and more. with archival photos from wwd (think candids of jackie kennedy and andy warhol), illustrations, vintage fashion, immersive experiences, and more. ag studios (tribeca), free admission (rsvp). >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
chews me show + soul food at herbert von king park (bed-stuy) >>
eleanor’s secret (kérity, la maison des contes) at monsignor mcgolrick park (greenpoint) >>
moana at gertrude ederle recreation center (hell’s kitchen) >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at henry m. jackson playground (les) >>

fri 5pm (+ 9/16, 9/23): carnegie hall in times square concert series: carnegie hall presents three free concerts in times square’s broadway plaza, beginning with an evening of afrobeat, jazz, and funk from bassist, composer, and bandleader michael olatuja and band. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): tale storytelling show: harmon leon (this american life, the new yorker) hosts an evening of performances by some of the city’s best storytellers, including andrew mcgill, zilla vodnas, jameer pond, and aida zilelian. the red room at kgb bar (east village), free admission if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $10), plus a two-drink minimum. >>

fri 7pm (monthly): vocabaret: ‘punctu-a-thon’: everything’s coming up proses at this monthly variety show for language lovers, where five of the the city’s best wordsmiths present slideshows, games, and other raucous entertainment inspired by a theme. tonight’s theme: a punctuation-fueled ‘punctu-a-thon.’ hosted by sam corbin, tim donnelly, jerzy gwiazdowski, ally spier, and nikolai vanyo. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘caveatorb’ (reg $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 7pm: jazz at lincoln center (in bryant park): summer camargo sextet: jazz world up-and-comer summer camargo, a 20-year-old trumpet player and juilliard jazz studies major, takes the stage with her sextet in bryant park (midtown west). free. >>

fri 7pm + 9pm (every other friday): cherry on top comedy: double scoop: dairy queens jenny gorelick and savannah desormeaux host a ‘double scoop’ edition of the cherry on top comedy show on the rooftop of ample hills creamery (gowanus). with back-to-back female, queer, and non-binary lineups, tonight’s sweet-toothed twofer features benny feldman, michael abber, clara olshansky, matt albani, zach and drew, and karen chee at 7pm, and garrett williams, leanne velednitsky, eli ruffer, grace jung, and gracie canaan at 9pm. admission to each show on its own is $10, but if you come to the 7pm show, you can stay and catch the 9pm for free. ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase. >>

fri 8pm: the mask of zorro 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 tonight as they stumble through the mask of zorro. the bell house (gowanus), $18 adv, $20 day-of. >>

fri 8-11pm (monthly thru october): chinatown night market: think!chinatown’s open-air cultural festival takes over forsyth plaza with chinatown-focused programming alongside local art and food vendors. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

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 maddie wiener (comedy central), samantha ruddy (colbert), emil wakim (fallon), adam gilbert, and tyler fowler. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 10pm (monthly): music video time machine presents: back 2 school: make the grade as you dance and sing along to old school music videos from the 80s and 90s at tonight’s edition of music video time machine’s monthly bash. the front bar of the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>


In an acclaimed solo performance, David Strathairn makes his TFANA debut portraying the Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski, who risked his life to carry his report of the Warsaw ghetto from war-torn Poland to the Allied Nations and the Oval Office, only to be disbelieved. Strathairn captures the remarkable life of this self-described “insignificant, little man” and his story of moral courage and individual responsibility. After premiering at Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics in 2019, Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski played in London at the 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz; Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C; and at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

David Strathairn and members of the creative team of Remember This will participate in 20-minute post-show talkbacks at select performances. In addition, TFANA will offer post-performance talks with Bianca Vivion Brooks and other moderators.

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Polonsky Shakespeare Center: 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217


sat thru 2/19/2023: queer maximalism x machine dazzle: trace the artistic journey of matthew flower (a.k.a. machine dazzle) from closeted suburban kid to queer experimental theater icon at a new multimedia retrospective hosted by the museum of arts and design (columbus circle). showcasing more than 80 costumes, sets, and stage creations, along with photography, video footage, and ephemera from throughout his career, the exhibition celebrates machine dazzle’s over-the-top aesthetic. $18 general, $14 seniors, $12 students, half-price admission on thursdays. >>

sat thru 9/25 (weekends): communal spaces garden play festival: the motor company theater’s 10th annual communal spaces festival plants free, site-responsive performances in three queens community gardens. timed to start at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm, a downloadable audio installation is also available to listen to while moving between locations. free. >>

sat thru 9/25: the village trip: keep up the beat at the fourth annual village trip festival, a two-week cultural collage of music performances, neighborhood history walks, readings, panels, art exhibitions, and more celebrating the history of arts and activism in greenwich village. programming highlights include concerts by suzanne vega, david amram, and bobby sanabria, a staged reading of jack kerouac’s on the road in honor of the author’s centennial, a wonderful town walking tour led by leonard bernstein’s granddaughter, and a tour of james beard’s west village townhouse. various locations and prices (several events are free or donation-based). >>

sat + sun (10am-5pm): gracie square art show: peruse one-of-a-kind paintings, photographs, and sculptures by 100+ artists as you stroll along the east river waterfront at the 48th annual gracie square art show. carl schurz park (yorkville), free admission. >>

sat + sun (12-6pm): washington square outdoor art exhibit: local artists and crafters will fill the sidewalks around nyu with fine art, sculptures, photography, ceramics, woodwork, crafts, jewelry, and more at this 91-year-old exhibition. university place from east 13th street to west 3rd street + schwartz plaza (greenwich village), free admission. >>

sat + sun (12-6pm. + 9/17-18): park slope windsor terrace artists salon: 32 artist members of park slope windsor terrace artists will display their work at bwac gallery, a 25,000 square foot civil war-era warehouse gallery space on the red hooks waterfront. free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat + sun: new york city poetry festival: get well-versed at the 11th annual new york city poetry festival, returing to governors island with readings by more than 300 poets across five outdoor stages at colonels row. this year’s headliners are mahogany l. browne (vinyl moon), major jackson (the absurd man), sharon olds (balladz), and mónica de la torre (repetition nineteen). free admission. >>

sat + sun: anarchist book fair and art festival: revel in ideas, art, and resistance at this year’s ‘direct action’-themed edition of the annual anarchist book fair and art festival, which includes a slate of in-person and online events: saturday 11am-7pm at la plaza community garden in alphabet city and 7:30pm at tompkins square park; sunday 10:30am-8:30pm online. free admission. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
12th annual under the subway video art night at st. nicholas park (harlem) >>
becoming frederick douglass at 120th street and frederick douglass blvd (harlem) >>
everything everywhere all at once at fort greene park >>
jungle cruise at springfield park (queens) >>
west side story at washington market park (tribeca) >>

sat 8am-1pm: the t.e.a.l. celebration and women’s health expo: this year’s t.e.a.l. (tell every amazing lady) event to raise awareness about ovarian cancer will include a hybrid of in-person and virtual programming, including a virtual 2-mile walk/run, an in-person women’s health expo at prospect park, meditation and tai chi classes, a t.e.a.l. survivor experience and celebration, and more. free/$25+. >>

sat 10am (+ 9/17, 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 10am: labor day parade: nyc’s annual labor day parade kicks off at fifth avenue and 44th street, and marches up to 64th street. >>

sat 10am: greenlight bookstore sidewalk sale: shop for slightly shelf-worn, discounted treasures at greenlight bookstore’s final sidewalk sale of the season, held at the store’s fort greene and prospect lefferts gardens locations. >>

sat 10am-4pm: brooklyn bike jumble: find your ride at the brooklyn bike jumble, a twice-yearly used bicycle and bike accessories outdoor flea market at washington park / j.j. byrne playground in park slope. free admission. >>

sat 11am-6pm: brooklyn flea record fair: after a three-year hiatus, the brooklyn flea record fair is vinyl-ly back! 30 record labels, stores, and collectors will set up shop at smorgasburg’s williamsburg location to sell vinyl, prints, merch, and more. marsha p. johnson state park, free admission. >>

sat 1pm + 3pm (ends today): rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival at governors island: the 11th season of the rite of summer music festival presents free outdoor concerts, presented twice a day, at governors island’s nolan park lawn. today, contemporary chamber music quintet sybarite5 performs the revolve tour, a program of andy akiho, radiohead, punch brothers, komitas, kamala sankaram, pedro girau­do, and more. >>

sat 3-7pm: fort greene park jazz festival: local jazz icon eric frazier hosts the 12th annual fort greene park jazz festival, which will feature the eric frazier quintet, captain keith gamble band, chanese elifé, and others. free admission. >>

sat 3pm: bloom by nao bustamante: interdisciplinary artist nao bustamante grabs life by the pelvis in bloom, a performance art piece investigating the patriarchal history of the modern-day speculum and its use in pelvic examinations. ‘part séance, part pageant,’ bloom invites audiences to consider the impact of the speculum on women’s health practices (especially in light of the recent supreme court ruling) and how the device could be redesigned to be more comfortable for patients. park avenue armory (ues), $25. >>

sat 4-9pm: brasswick: an urban brass band festival: a star is horn at the fourth annual brasswick, a brass band concert featuring sugartone brass band, the villagers brass band, new heights brass band, night of the living funk, and l train brass band with an intro by 3rd rail drumline. food and drinks will be available for purchase. industry city bandshell in courtyard 1/2, suggested donation at the door / presale tickets include mystery merch. >>

sat 6pm: history and heroism: historian and author jessica dulong (saved at the seawall: stories from the september 11 boat lift) and manhattan borough historian and professor emeritus at rutgers university robert snyder reflect on their personal experiences surrounding the 9/11 attacks, and talk about how focusing more on heroic actions than heroic individuals can make the concept of heroism more inclusive of everyday helpers. a complimentary toast is included, and copies of saved at the seawall will be available for purchase. the event will take place aboard the south street seaport museum’s permanently-moored 1885 tall ship wavertree, free admission. >>

sat 6-10pm (ends today): 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). >>


sun 10am-5pm: fashion + accessories bazaar at grand bazaar nyc: today’s ‘fashion + accessories bazaar’ edition of grand bazaar nyc, nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, will include a curated selection of local independent fashion and accessory designers selling handbags, hats, scarves, jewelry, dresses and skirts, jackets and coats, t-shirts, and more. 100 w 77th st at columbus ave, free admission. >>

sun 12pm, 3pm (+ 9/25): the house of atreus: brave new world repertory theatre launches its 2022-23 season with four staged readings of alex dmitriev’s the house of atreus, a contemporary, site-specific reimagining of classical greek myths. prospect park’s grecian shelter peristyle, free ($15 suggested donation). >>

sun 12-6pm: ferragosto festival: 20+ food vendors, street performers, musicians, and thousands of visitors will take to the streets of the bronx’s little italy for the 25th annual ferragosto festival. arthur avenue from east 187th st to crescent ave, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sun 12-7pm: 29th annual clubhouse jamboree: djs spinna, tony touch, alan king, ali coleman, harry fletcher iii, and guest performing artist lottie dah bring down the house at this year’s outdoor house music party. the music pagoda in prospect park, free admission. >>

sun 1-8pm (monthly): pioneer works second sundays: art, music, science, and technology collide during pioneer works’ second sunday event series, featuring live music, food, artists’ open studios, and other programming. highlights of this month’s edition include art installations by charles atlas, umber majeed, and anya kielar, an open ‘complaint choir’ rehearsal, a modern dance workshop with cora dance, a panel about fighting climate change, solargazing with telescopes (weather permitting), a grow nyc stop ‘n’ swap reuse event, a performance by all-female, black-led percussion ensemble batalá new york. free admission. >>

sun 3pm (rescheduled from 8/4): summer music in bushwick inlet park series: bop along to live music and watch the sun setting over the east river at bushwick inlet park’s summer music series. tonight: guitarist gerry eastman and his sextet. bushwick inlet park (williamsburg), free. >>

sun 6pm (monthly): public victories: from running the dishwasher to running a marathon, five performers and one audience member will share true stories about personal triumphs great and small at the public victories storytelling show, hosted by laura goehrke. young ethel’s (park slope), free (donations are welcome and will benefit red hook art project). >>

sun 7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): cinderella at monsignor mcgolrick park (greenpoint) >>

sun 8pm (monthly): windbreaker comedy: end the weekend with a laugh at clare o’kane and emily panic’s windbreaker comedy show, featuring stand-up by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), julia shiplett (comedy central), nick naney (chris gethard presents), mike abrusci (ifc), and more. union pool (williamsburg), $10. >>


mon 9am: free tickets to a black panther screening with danai gurira and lin-manuel miranda in person on 9/18 become available this morning: united palace (washington heights) will screen ryan coogler’s black panther (2018) on september 18, followed by a talkback with star danai gurira and lin-manuel miranda. free tickets will be released this morning, and should go very quickly. >>

mon 7pm: riotsville, usa: the future of film is female presents a preview screening 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. after the screening, caryn coleman will moderate a q+a with pettengill. nitehawk (williamsburg), $18. >>

mon 7pm, 9:55pm (monthly): 35mm series at angelika: experience a series of classic films in their original format–35mm–at village east by angelika (east village). tonight: close encounters of the third kind (1977), starring richard dreyfuss, melinda dillon, teri garr, and françois truffaut. $18. >>

mon 7pm (ends today): opera’s greatest moments at central park’s wollman rink: artists from the new york city opera return to central park’s wollman rink to perform ‘romance in opera,’ an evening of works by bizet, donizetti, gounod, leoncavallo, puccini, tchaikovsky, and verdi. note: this is not a skating event! $15. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman and r.c. gstaad iii’s monthly showcase for nonfiction writers returns with an evening of readings by rachel e. gross (the new york times), ian macallen (chicago review of books), and heather domenicis (hobart). niagara bar (east village), free. >>

mon 7:30pm: (monthly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds presents a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including charlie bardey, calvin cato, conor janda, sophie santos, and sureni weerasekara. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm: emmys watch party: celebrate the golden age of television with a live-stream of the award ceremony featuring ‘celebrity’ ‘appearances,’, live performances during commercial breaks, a play-along drinking game, and your chance to win the emmy’s ballot. hosted by comedian jenny gorelick. caveat (les), $15 adv, $20 door. >>

mon 8pm: the public access show: take in the delightful strangeness of public access television at tv eye (ridgewood), where los angeles community television producer adam papagan curates and hosts a screening of footage collected from decades of cable access tv programs, along with original segments produced just for the show. each screening will be followed by a q+a with papagan and live performances by adira amran and butterscott. $10. >>

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 karen chee (seth meyers), ali macofsky (standup nbc semi-finalist), michelle biloon (chelsea lately), and alex phipps. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): bill and ted’s excellent adventure at our wicked lady (bushwick) >>


fall foliage in new york state: where + when to see it: you autumn know: i love ny rounds up the state’s leaf-peeping locales, noting the optimal dates to visit each spot and soak up the fall in all its splendor. >>


our roundup of 70+ ongoing events and attractions: open beaches, roller skating, shakespeare in the park, art exhibitions, ticket deals, and more. >>

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