cultural fests / food events / markets / shopping events (free admission, unless noted otherwise):

brooklyn night market (mon 4-10pm, monthly thru october): industry city. >>

dance afrika bazaar (sat 12-10pm, sun + mon 12-8pm): bam (fort greene). >>

dragon fest chinese food + culture street fair (sat 10am-6pm): astor place (greenwich village). >>

handmade global bazaar at grand bazaar nyc (sun 10am-5pm): indoors and outdoors at 100 w 77th st at columbus ave (uws). >>

hester street fair at the seaport (sat + sun 11am-6pm): pier 17. >>

japan fes (sun 10am-6pm): this weekend: washington square north (greenwich village). >>

37th annual loisaida fest (sun 12-5pm): avenue c + loisaida ave. >>

passport to taiwan festival (sun 12-5pm): union square north. >>

urbanspace makers market (fri-mon 11am-7pm): bryant park (midtown). >>


thru 7/14: see it big: at the ’90s multiplex edition: supersize your moviegoing experience at museum of the moving image’s 25-film series celebrating the ’90s: clueless, darkman, hoop dreams, menace ii society, princess mononoke, romy and michele’s high school reunion, pulp fiction, speed, the big lebowski, trainspotting, and more. $15 general, $11 seniors/students. >>

thru 6/2: opera essentia: from hell to antigone: opera essentia presents a one-hour distillation of handel’s 1727 opera, admeto, at campos community garden in alphabet city (5/24-25), marcus garvey park in harlem (5/31), and old first reformed church in park slope (6/2). free admission. >>

thru 6/1: no, but i’m definitely in a better place than i’ve been in a long time: writer and performer michael j. feldman, who co-wrote mafia mama starring toni collette and monica belluci, brings his latest solo show ‘about his dog and the world is ending’ to the brick (williamsburg). $10 with promo code ‘skintbetterplace10’ (reg. $25). >>

thru sun: fleet week at the intrepid museum: the intrepid sea, air + space museum’s annual fleet week celebration includes a free screening of top gun: maverick on the flight deck (fri 7pm), plus musical performances, activities, military demos, a navy fighter jet flyover, and more. all activities on the pier are free, tickets to the museum are required to enter the museum. >>

thru sun: 29th annual theater for the new city’s lower east side festival of the arts: theater for the new city hosts over 200 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers, and filmmakers this holiday weekend, with performances in two theaters 6pm-midnight each day. on saturday from 10am-6pm, they’ll close of east 10th street between 1st + second ave to cars and open it up to food, clothing, arts and crafts vendors, and more live performances on an outdoor stage. free admission. >>

fri + sat (8pm + 9:30pm): flop house comedy ‘best of’ and happy hour shows: flop house comedy club (williamsburg) presents ‘best of’ showcases on fri + sat, featuring standup by che durena (tiktok), christiana jackson (comedy central), martin urbano (fallon), naomi karavani (redacted tonight), and others. bonus: 2-for-1 drinks at the 9:30pm shows. $5-15 (save 33% on 8pm show tickets with promo code ‘skint’). >>

fri 6pm: aapi comedy night: aapi storytellers and comedy improvisers team up for a night of sets inspired by their lives, heritage, and suggestions from the audience. wild east brewing co (gowanus), free admission. >>

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 dave juskow (hbo), rob cantrell (colbert), aida zileiian (risk!), and eric vetter (word up). the red room at kgb bar (east village), $9.31 with promo code ‘disountskint’ or if you mention the skint at the door (reg. $17.85), plus a two-drink minimum. >>

fri 7pm (+ 6/4, 6/7, 6/21, 7/3, 7/19, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23, 9/7): fireworks at brooklyn cyclones games: a firework display fills the coney sky following select brooklyn cyclones baseball games at maimonides park. $20+. >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays thru 10/25): dreamland roller disco: lola star’s themed skate parties return to prospect park’s lefrak center for another season. tonight’s theme: 70s soul train. $25 admission includes skate rental. >>

fri 7:30pm: animation speak/easy: three guest animators each share an animated short that inspires them, followed by audience discussion at rullo’s bar (park slope). free admission. >>

fri 7:30pm: pathos trio: making their lincoln center debut, pathos trio, a chamber music percussion and piano trio, presents a concert of new commissions at the stanley h. kaplan penthouse. $20. >>

fri 8pm: brain weapon comedy at the brain weapon comedy show takes over, an indoor farm in prospect heights specializing in edible flowers and specialty greens. hosted by andre medrano, with jim tews, sabeen sadiq, victor tran, and kate strobel. free admission ($10 suggested donation). >>

fri 8pm: cheap therapy by hoes with feelings: stand-up comedy meets group therapy when hoes with feelings podcast hosts karolena theresa and melissa rich provide laughs and unsolicited advice to guest comedians and the audience. after each comic’s set, they’ll receive a ‘therapy session’ to unpack an issue and see what’s really hiding behind the jokes. audience members are also invited to enter their names for a chance to have a ‘session’ on stage. featuring allison o’connor, tommy bayer, and amber singletary. the living room at arlo soho, $13 with promo code ‘skint’ (reg. $20). >>

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 talib babb (colbert), sahbi singh (don’t tell comedy), michael good, clare austen-smith, natalie norman, and allie pearse. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>


sat (ongoing): the prospect zoo reopens: following repairs made to damage caused by tropical storm ophelia in september 2023, the prospect park zoo is reopening to the public today. $9.95 general, $7.95 seniors, $6.95 children. >>

sat thru 10/13: (5:30-7:30pm mondays + tuesdays thru 8/27, 1-6pm weekends thru 10/13): free kayaking at pier 96: manhattan community boathouse’s free public kayaking season returns to hudson river park’s pier 96 (at west 56th street). >>

sat thru 9/8: beaches open for the season: here’s something to shell-abrarte: nyc’s 14 miles of free public beaches are open for the season. >>

sat thru labor day: public barbecuing areas: planning your picnic? here’s the parks department’s breakdown of where you can bring the briquettes. >>

sat thru labor day (1-7pm weekends + holidays): coney island history project exhibition center opens for the season: view historic artifacts, photographs, maps, ephemera, and films of coney island’s colorful past at the coney’s history project, located at the entrance to deno’s wonder wheel park. free admission. >>

sat thru mon (1pm + 3:30pm): lenora lee dance at wavertree: lenora lee dance presents an immersive, site-responsive, multimedia dance, convergent waves: nyc, performed throughout the south street seaport museum’s permanently-moored 1885 tall ship, wavertree. free admission. >>

sat 7pm: marketplace live!: inspired by facebook marketplace, craigslist, and buy nothing groups, this game show pits comedians in a series of marketplace-themed games to win the title of ‘king of sh*t.’ attendees are also encouraged to bring some junk to give away. hosted by amanda melhuish and virginia dickens. caveat (les), $15. >>

sat 7:30pm (monthly): the odd rock comedy hour: comedy musician rob paravonian, known for his viral ‘pachelbel rant’ and other videos, hosts a music and comedy variety show with performances by jon hudson and others at q.e.d. (astoria). $10. >>

sat 9:30pm: discount: the disco variety show: based on a love and deeply inaccurate knowledge of the 70’s, christopher morucci and kendall davis present an evening of comedy, drag, burlesque, disco dance numbers, and more at caveat (les). $18.76 with promo code ‘discount’ (reg. $24-25) >>


sun thru september: rooftop movies at yotel times square: take in a flick on the rooftop terrace of the green room 42 at yotel times square. upcoming selections include back to the future, hairspray, jumangi, the parent trap, grease, titanic, and more. $27. >>

sun 7pm doors (sundays thru 9/1): new york night train’s sunday soul scream: dj jonathan toubin’s sunday soul scream parties return to the rooftop at our wicked lady. 8pm bands, 10pm dance party. $20 for the bands, free after 10pm. >>

sun 8pm: drag me to the movies: spiceworld: megami hosts an all-drag shadowcast of spiceworld. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $12.36. >>

sun 8pm: michael t presents: best of britpop: michael t presents the second annual best of britpop live tribute party, featuring michael t and the vanities, pale moon gang, plastic manmade sunshine machine, twig the wonderkid, and more. the bowery electric (east village), $15. >>


mon 11am: brooklyn memorial day parade and memorial service: brooklyn’s 157th memorial day parade steps off from 3rd ave and 78th street in bay ridge, and proceeds to john paul jones park for a memorial service that includes bag pipes, flag raising, wreath laying by veteran service organizations, a 21-gun salute by the veteran corps of artillery, and the playing of taps. >>

mon 2pm: memorial day concert at green-wood: green-wood cemetery’s outdoor memorial day concert returns for a 24th year with high-school musicians of the iso at third street symphonic band, led by music director paul corn and hosted by guest conductor brian p. worsdale. the program includes works that commemorate those who served in the armed forces in us history, along with music by green-wood’s ‘permanent residents’: leonard bernstein, james weldon johnson, fred ebb, and others. bring a blanket to sit on. picnics are welcome. free admission (donations welcome). >>

mon 3-10pm: soul summit: the soul summit house music party returns to the ruins at knockdown center (maspeth) for a free memorial day party. >>

mon 7pm: new york philharmonic’s annual free memorial day concert: music director jaap van zweden conducts the 31st free memorial day concert at the cathedral church of st. john the divine (morningside heights). tonight’s program includes the prelude to act i of wagner’s die meistersinger von nürnberg, copland’s quiet city, and brahms’s symphony no. 4. tickets are required and will be distributed starting at 5pm. doors will open at 6pm. >>

mon 7pm (monthly): ‘an evening with…’ screening series: cinema 123 by angelika’s newest series celebrates stars in iconic films. next up: diana ross in sidney j. furie’s lady sings the blues (1972). cinema 123 by angelika (ues), $22. >>

mon 7pm (monthly): movie musical mondays: a monthly series of iconic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing the season with gene kelly and stanley donen and gene kelly’s on the town (1949), starring kelly, frank sinatra, jules munshin, betty garrett, ann miller, and vera-ellen. $18. >>

mon 7pm + 9pm: courtney maginnis live taping: after 13 years as a nyc comedy scene staple, courtney maginnis (comedy central, hbo) records her debut comedy special at tv eye (ridgewood). $15. >>

mon 7-9pm: robot karaoke cage-match: sing against the machine! try to sing songs you know, but with all-new words generated by a.i. on the fly. audience requests will be taken for both the song and the dataset the computer uses to rewrite the lyrics. hosted by jamie brew and jenn schiffer. wonderville (bushwick), free admission ($10 suggested donation). >>

mon 7:30pm: not a boy, not a girl comedy show: one year anniversary spectacular: will morrison hosts this comedy show outside of the gender binary, returning to crystal lake (williamsburg) with standup by river l. ramirez (los espookys), cara washington (colbert), poppy j snacks, jonnea herman, feliz felix, and ellis durand. $5 adv, $10 door. >>

mon 8pm: butterboy comedy: josh gondleman and alison leiby guest host with dj donwill at tonight’s butterboy, with stand-up by judah friedlander (30 rock), sara hennessey, kendall farrell, and khairy creek. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


tues thru 9/30 (mondays thru thursdays): healthy on the hudson excercise classes: hudson river park hosts a summer of workouts on the waterfront, including yoga, strength training, bootcamp, hiit, and dance. free. >>

tues thru 6/30: mobile unit’s the comedy of errors: public theater brings a bilingual musical adaptation of shakespeare’s the comedy of errors to outdoor sites across the five boroughs. free admission. >>

tues thru fri: projectorfest – a multimedia comedy festival: returning for its second year, projectorfest showcases sixteen comedians presenting multimedia-fueled solo shows using powerpoints, archival photos, and even custom-built video games. shows will tackle topics including beanie babies, the titanic, fonts, and the beautiful city of orlando, florida. caveat (les), $15 with promo code ‘glow24’ (reg. $20). >>

tues + weds (tues 8:13pm, weds 8:12pm) manhattanhenge: watch the setting sun line up perfectly with the manhattan street grid during this twice-annual astronomical event. best viewed when the skies are clear from the east ends of 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th streets. >>

tues 6pm: gramercy park walking tour: join historian and tour guide jim mackin (on the streets where they lived: notable new yorkers of manhattan’s upper west side) for a walk around gramercy park that focuses on the magnificent buildings that surround it. among the highlights: the home of john wilkes booth’s famous brother, the home of a presidential candidate, and a luxury apartment building to rival the upper west side’s dakota. presented by new-york historical society. $21. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): we love a theme: a storytelling show: a lineup of performers tell funny, heartwarming, and cringe-inducing tales at tonight’s ‘so long, farewell’ edition of bailey swilley’s monthly storytelling show. featuring hamdam azhar, ivonne azurdia, andrea coleman, and matt storrs. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues 7pm: asian american film thing: asian american filmmakers take the spotlight during an evening of narrative fiction, docs, animations, music videos, sketches, q+as, live musical performances, and more. hosted by angel yau and pratima mani. littlefield (gowanus), $10 with promo code ‘aaft524’ (reg. $15-18). >>

tues 7:30pm: carnegie hill concerts new-music chamber music series: the carnegie hill concerts series wraps up the 2024 season with experimental bass trombonist alix tucou. church of the advent hope (carnegie hill), free (donatons welcome). >>

tues 8pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): the goonies at hell’s kitchen park. >>

tues 9pm: i made you a playlist: comedy show and party: stand-up meets afterparty at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman and jaffer khan. tonight’s show features sureni weeraskera, aurea young, jonah pollack, james wendt, jaffer khan, and david piccolomoni. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>


our roundup of 50+ ongoing events and attractions: fleet week events throughout nyc, paul mccartney photographs 1963–64: eyes of the storm at brooklyn museum, rooftop cinema, waterfront workouts, and more. >>

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– the skint