thru 6/21/2024: this is new york: 100 years of the city in art and pop culture exhibition: in honor of the museum of the city of new york’s centennial year, a new exhibition features 400 objects depicting new york in film and television, visual and performing arts, music, poetry, literature, and more. highlights include carrie bradshaw’s tutu ensemble from sex and the city, taxi driver storyboards hand-drawn by martin scorsese, an interactive map of music inspired by the city’s streets and subways, and a 16-screen immersive film experience featuring footage from 400+ movies shot in and about nyc. museum of the city of new york (east harlem), suggested admission: $20 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru the season: putting green mini golf: an 18-hole mini golf course on the williamsburg waterfront, showcasing problems and solutions for climate change issues, returns to river street + north 1st street for its third season. $5-10 general, $2-5 seniors and children. >>

thru 6/1: and he’s back! schwarzenegger on screen: the paris theater hosts a screening series of nine arnold schwarzenegger movies to commemorate his two new netflix series, fubar and arnold: conan the barbarian, predator, the terminator (1 + 2), total recall, twins, and more. paris theater (midtown), $16 general, $14 seniors/students. >>

thru mon: fleet week at the intrepid museum: the intrepid sea, air + space museum (hell’s kitchen) kicks off their annual fleet week celebration with an outdoor screening of top gun on the flight deck (fri), followed by activities and displays from the u.s. coast guard and marine corps (sat-mon), performances from titanique and rock + roll man (sat), vocal trio america’s sweethearts (sat + sun), and more. monday’s memorial day ceremony (10am) will conclude with a flyover by navy fighter jets. all activities on the pier are free, tickets to the museum are required to enter the museum. >>

thru mon: cultural fests / markets / shopping events:
brooklyn night market (industry city). mon 4-10pm (monthly thru october). >>
bronx night market. sat 1pm-7pm (monthly thru october). >>
annual danceafrica bazaar (fort greene). sat-mon 12-8pm. >>
dumbo ferry market. mon 12-8pm. >>
greenpointers open air fair at 2 noble street (greenpoint). sat + sun 11am-6pm (weekends thru 9/24). >>
hester street fair at the seaport. sat + sun 11am-6pm. >>
international bazaar at grand bazaar nyc (uws). sun 10am-5pm. >>
36th annual loisaida festival. sun 11am-5pm. >>
annual passport to taiwan (union square north). sun 12-5pm. >>
urbanspace spring makers market at bryant park. fri-mon 11am-7pm. >>

thru sun: theater for the new city’s lower east side festival of the arts: over 200 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers, and filmmakers will take over theater for the new audience’s stages and east 10th street with performances, screenings, and kids’ activities. free admission. >>

fri 7pm: duty free live!: foreign game shows get the comedy treatment when improvisers adapt ones that aren’t widely-known to american audiences for the stage. caveat (les), $13.50 with promo code ‘lessduty’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays thru 10/27): dreamland roller disco: mean girls vs clueless: roll with it at lola star’s weekly themed outdoor skate party at prospect park. tonight’s theme: beyoncé. $27 admission includes skate rental. >>

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. drinks and food will be available for purchase. boris and horton (east village), $15. >>

fri 8pm: river l. ramirez: art is dead: experimental artist, comedian, musician, and writer river l. ramirez (los espookys) presents a night of ‘uncategorizable, hybrid, comedic performance’ at littlefield (gowanus). with guests jaboukie young-white, richard perez, and franscesca d’uva. $12 adv, $15 door. >>

fri 8pm (monthly): tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone, you will find your people) takes swipes at the hookup app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious improvised chatting. tonight’s show includes commentary from guests ashley ray and dc pierson. new location: tv eye (ridgewood), $20-25 admission. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: bitches on tape: 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 steve way (ramy), jared waters (hbo), collin chamberlin (sirius xm), nora jeffries (sounds great comedy), michael hirsch (adult swim), and eve ellenbogen. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 9:30pm: sing for your supper benefit show: comedy for a cause: alex phipps hosts a musical comedy show, with proceeds benefiting a lgbtqia+ non-profit. club cumming (east village), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>


sat thru labor day: beaches open for the season: soak up the sun this summer at nyc’s 14 miles of free public beaches. >>

sat thru labor day: barbecuing areas: chow down at one of the parks department’s 70+ designated spots for firing up the ol’ grill. >>

sat thru labor day (1-7pm weekends + holidays): coney island history project exhibition center opens for the season: coney’s history project, located at the entrance to deno’s wonder wheel park, opens for the season with a new exhibit, the riegelmann boardwalk: past, present, and future, which tells the story of how the coney boardwalk came into being and how it changed the area by opening the shoreline to the public. free admission. >>

sat thru mon (10am-4:30pm weekends + holidays thru 10/9): free kayaking at pier 26: downtown boathouse’s 2023 season of free public kayaking at hudson river park’s pier 26 (tribeca) kicks off this weekend. >>

sat + sun (12-6pm. + (+ 6/3-4).) 92nd annual washington square outdoor art exhibit: spring show: more than 50 artists and crafters take over the sidewalks around nyu’s greenwich village campus with paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and more. university place from east 13th street to west 3rd street + schwartz plaza (greenwich village), free admission. >>

sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dune at at st. catherine’s park (lenox hill) >>
jurassic world: dominion at seton falls park (bronx) >>
minions: the rise of gru at father macris park (staten island) >>
paw patrol: the movie at park of the americas (corona) >>

sat 12-4pm (+ 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/23): north brooklyn community boathouse 2023 season public paddles: climb in a 29′ canoe with fellow paddlers and take in views of manhattan from greenpoint’s manhattan avenue street end park. free. >>

sat 12-6pm (ends today): the new colossus festival: summer saturdays @ 18th ward brewing: bands take over 18th ward brewing in east williamsburg for a series of free, all-ages afternoon shows. 21+ to drink. >>

sat 6pm (+ 6/23, 6/30, 7/3, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/18): fireworks follow the brooklyn cyclones baseball game: fireworks will fill the coney sky following select game nights at maimonides park. $18+. >>

sat 7:30pm: picture this! live animated comedy: animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines, with often unexpected results. hosted by samantha ruddy. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

sat 8:30pm: silent dj battle at focal point brewery + taproom: choose from three djs spinning different genres into your wireless headphones (provided) at focal point brewery + taproom (lic). $15-30 (a credit or debit card is needed for the check-in process to use the required headphones). >>


sun (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dc league of super-pets at kwame ture recreation center (bronx) >>
top gun: mavericck at forest park (queens >>

sun 6pm (6-10pm bands, 10pm-4am dance party. every sunday this summer): new york night train’s sunday soul scream: dj jonathan toubin kicks off a seventh season of rooftop parties at the our wicked lady sky terrace (east williamsburg). $20 for the bands, free 10pm on. >>

sun 10pm: sunday night fever: dance to funk, soul, house, and disco at the house of yes (bushwick). free with rsvp. >>


mon + tues (mon 8:13pm, tues 8:12pm + 7/12-13): 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. >>

mon 11am: brooklyn memorial day parade and memorial service: brooklyn’s 156th memorial day parade will step off from 3rd ave and 78th street in bay ridge, and proceed to john paul jones park for a memorial service that includes flag raising, wreath laying, bagpipes, and a 21-gun salute >>

mon 2:30pm: memorial day concert at green-wood: green-wood cemetery’s annual outdoor memorial day concert returns for a 23rd year. high-school musicians of the iso at third street symphonic band will perform works that commemorate those who served in the armed forces in us history, along with music by green-wood’s ‘permanent residents’: leonard bernstein, fred ebb, james weldon johnson, and others. picnics and blankets welcome. free admission. >>

mon 3pm-midnight: yes memorial day party: house of yes (bushwick) hosts their seventh annual memorial day party, featuring ‘indoor dance floors, courtyard bliss, and pool party surprises.’ free admission before 6pm with rsvp, $10 otherwise. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by ike ufomadu, robby collins, auguste white, and max higgins. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


tues 7pm: tegan + sara: junior high with tillie walden: grammy-nominated twin-sister duo tegan + sara celebrate their new middle-grade graphic novel with eisner award-winning cartoonist tillie walden at a launch event hosted by books are magic at the bell house (gowanus). $10 admission, $21.78 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): frontiers lecture: collisions around supermassive black holes: get sucked into the american museum of natural history’s latest frontiers lecture, where astronomers saavik ford and barry mckernan will shed new light on the fundamental nature of black holes, their mergers and growth, as well as their role in shaping the universe. hayden planetarium space theater (uws), $15 general, $13.50 seniors/students. >>

tues 7:30pm: i’m actually from here with molly ruben-long: park slope native molly ruben-long hosts a night of comedy in the neighborhood she grew up in. featuring performers jo firestone, james austin johnson, dylan adler, kenice mobley, and fareeha khan. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

tues 7:30pm: carnegie hill concerts chamber music series: the carnegie hill concerts series presents bethany younge’s flesh for electronics, violin, ‘musical bodies,’ and ‘textile sensor costume,’ in collaboration with chc chamber players. church of the advent hope (carnegie hill), free. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): sounds great! comedy show: hosts nora jefferies and paige smith-hogan rehash all the moments that have prompted them to say ‘sounds great’–whether sincerely or sarcastically–at this comedy show featuring natalie rotter-laitman, riylan mills, noah rocklin, kendall farrell, and michelladonna. bonus: audience members will have a chance to share their own ‘sounds great’ moments, and will double as the show’s unofficial social media photographers, armed with disposable cameras passed out by the hosts. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): just come! comedy show: pamela ross, nolawee mengist, colleen genevieve, and kendall farrell bring the laughs back to east williamsburg with standup by michael abber (neighborhood darlings comedy), lizzie martinez (the onion), matty ryan (comedy central), nat towsen (fallon), and brad rickers. the graham (east williamsburg), free ($10 suggested donation). >>

tues 8:30pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: stand-up meets after-party at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman and jaffer khan. tonight’s show features kyle gordon, priya blunts, mara wiles, dan davies, and yedoye. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>


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