thru 9/30 (8pm): syndicated’s sidewalk cinema: september calendar: the outdoor screening series at syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) continues with an eclectic collection of films, including war games, 2001: a space odyssey, robo cop, the princess bride, moonstruck, purple rain, grease, some like it hot, sunset boulevard, and more. free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>

thru 9/11: brooklyn wildlife summer festival: more than 150 diverse artists and ensembles will perform at indoor and outdoor locations across bushwick, greenpoint, and williamsburg over 10 days during this annual summer fest. free-$10. >>

thru 9/8: loving highsmith film series: film forum (south village) presents a series of screenings in honor of novelist patricia highsmith (1921-1995), starting with eva vitija’s new documentary about the author’s personal life, career, and role in queer literary history, and including films adapted from highsmith’s writings: purple noon, strangers on a train, the american friend, the talented mr. ripley, and carol. a q+a with vitija will follow the 9/2 8pm and 9/3 6pm showings. $15. >>

thru 9/5: new york caribbean carnival: delight in the colorful costumes, cuisines, and calypso sounds of the caribbean during this celebration, returning to brooklyn after a two-year pause. the festivities culminate on monday with the annual west indian american day carnival and parade that draws a million onlookers and participants to crown heights’ eastern parkway. >>

thru mon: met opera summer hd festival: experience the thrills and trills of the met opera’s most popular productions at the 13th annual summer hd festival, a series of 11 outdoor screenings presented on a giant hd screen in lincoln center’s josie robertson plaza. free. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto at almeda playground (rockaway) >>
gritt at kingsland wildflowers sanctuary (greenpoint) >>
luca at starlight park (bronx) >>
ron’s gone wrong at de witt clinton park (hell’s kitchen) >>
the wiz at governors island >>
zootopia at gertrude ederle recreation center (hell’s kitchen) >>

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: irene morales (asking for it), hoodo hersi (seth meyers), katie boyle (the shift), aanchal agrawal, and mo yacoub. caveat (les), $10 with promo code ‘jamily’ (reg. $15 adv, $20 door). >>

fri 7pm (ends today): new york city opera in bryant park: aria ready, folks? new york city opera presents a series of free outdoor performances in bryant park (midtown west), concluding tonight with an abridged adaptation of donizetti’s lucia di lammermoor. >>

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 courtney maginnis (comedy central), moe singleton (thoughts for your thoughts), zach russell (freestyle comedy), and melissa rocha (savage comedy). 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 yedoye travis (comedy central), liza treyger (comedy central), mike szar, andy van, and casey mcgowan. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>


sat thru mon (12-7pm): richmond county fair: kick it (very) old school at the 42nd annual richmond county fair, a weekend of classic carnival rides and games, circus performances and live music, pony rides, living history demonstrations, 100+ vendors, and more in staten island’s historic richmond town. $13-15 general, $8-10 seniors, free-$5 kids. >>

sat thru mon (12-6pm, + 9/10-12): 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 (sat 11:30pm, sun 10pm): bey day: beyoncé birthday parties: raise a glass to sasha fierce at dance parties held at williamsburg’s brooklyn bowl (sat) and baby’s all right (sun). $10-15.

sat: $3 movie tickets for national cinema day: in honor of national cinema day, 30+ movie theaters throughout the city are offering tickets to all their screenings, all day, in all formats for just three bucks. some participating theaters are also serving up soda, popcorn, and snack deals for even more savings. >>

sat 12pm: foraged food + medicine weed walk in central park: budding foragers, join herbalist dawn petter on a walk through central park, where she’ll show introduce you to some of the apothecary botanicals that grow in the wilds of our urban parks and landscapes. meeting location tba. $20. >>

sat 2-10pm (season ends today): makossa cookout: the music-infused summer cookout and dance party returns to our wicked lady (east williamsburg) with food available for purchase from the pink skillet and dj sets from shinobi shaw, wonway posibul, dion decibels, nikki anticss, and misbehaviour. note: proof of vaccination is required for entry. free admission with rsvp before 4pm, $5 before 6pm, $10 after. >>

sat 4-10pm: new york modular society summer synth series: third anniversary show: the new york modular society, a collective dedicated to sharing love and knowledge about modular synthesizers, hosts a series of backyard parties at project parlor (bed-stuy) featuring electronic artists of various genres. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 7pm, 8:15pm (monthly): nerd nite nyc: nerd is the word at nerd nite nyc, where you’ll hear entertaining and informative presentations on a wide range of subjects. tonight: the history of crossword puzzles, the math behind music theory, and art for the shy or introverted. littlefield (gowanus), $12 for the presentations at 8:15pm, add $4 to play pre-show trivia at 7pm. >>

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 hoodo hersi, tahlia audri, kyle marian, aran clemmons, and patrick hastie. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10. >>

sat 8pm: annual coney island beard and moustache competition: from dalí dabblers to mutton chop mavens, a flock of face fuzz fanatics descends on coney island usa for a razor-sharp competition to see who has the best hair on their chinny chin chin. $25. >>

sat 8pm: modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show: a panel of comedians give their best takes on interpreting a piece of art before being schooled by a professional expert on what it truly means. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>

sat 8:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): in the heights at j. hood wright park (washington heights) >>

sat 10pm: adam, eve, + steve: get a taste of forbidden fruit at this stand-up show, featuring 20-minute sets from erik scott, jenny gorelick, and zack signore. hosted by savannah desormeaux. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): party like it’s 1999: last summer dance edition: end of summer got you feeling blue (da ba dee)? get down with dj steve reynolds ‘one more time’ as he spins pop, r+b, rock, hip-hop, and dance hits from the 90s and 00s at this month’s edition of the ‘party like it’s 1999’ dance party. the bell house (gowanus), free admission. >>


sun 10am-5pm: ‘end of summer (sales) special’ at grand bazaar nyc: today’s ‘end of summer (sales) special’ edition of grand bazaar nyc, nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, will include 120+ local makers selling one-of-a-kind handmade fashion and accessories, jewelry, home decor, art, stationery, and more at discounts up to 50 percent off. 100 w 77th st at columbus ave, free admission. >>

sun 1-3pm: highbridge water tower tour: get a peek inside the historic highbridge water tower, which recently completed a $5 million renovation project, and take in 360-degree views from 200 feet up. free. >>

sun 1-6pm: west side county fair: after a two-year break, the annual west side county fair returns for an afternoon of rural revelry featuring live music, sideshow performers, carnival rides, games, local food and merch vendors, and more. pier i in riverside park south (uws), free admission. >>

sun 3-10pm: soul summit: dance the day away at soul summit dj collective’s house music dance party, returning for an end-of-summer bash at knockdown center (maspeth). free (rsvp). >>

sun 4pm, 7pm (+ 9/5, 9/8): star trek ii: the wrath of khan 40th anniversary screenings: nicholas meyer’s 1982 star trek: the motion picture sequel, starring william shatner, leonard nimoy, and ricardo montalbán, returns to select theaters for three days. various prices. >>

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 7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): luca at judge moses weinstein playground (kew gardens). >>


mon (opens today): jackie robinson museum opens: a new museum honoring the life and legacy of jackie robinson is now open in tribeca. a project 14 years in the making, the museum features memorabilia, artifacts, immersive experiences, and more exploring robinson’s trailblazing major league baseball career and role in the civil rights movement. normally open thursdays thru sundays, the museum will be open on labor day. $18 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

mon thru 9/10: ninth annual women’s surf film festival: make waves at lava girl surf’s ninth annual women’s surf film festival, a showcase highlighting women surfers, filmmakers, photographers, and artists. the fest includes screenings, a photography exhibition, a group art show, a pop-up market, yoga classes, and more. rockaway beach surf club and the rockaway hotel, free admission. >>

mon 11am-6pm: astoria street fair: stroll along astoria’s 30th ave, where you’ll find ten blocks of food, merch, kid’s activities, and more. >>

mon 6:30pm (monthly): almost therapy: talk it out at corinne britti and katherine freel’s mental health-themed comedy variety show, where stand-up sets and musical acts are followed by an audience-driven q+a with an actual mental health professional. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free. >>

mon 7pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): cruella at corona golf playground (queens). >>

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 myq kaplan (netflix), liza treyger (comedy central), jay jurden (fallon), and haley stiel. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>


tues thru 9/25: broadway week: the annual fall broadway week—which actually takes place over almost three weeks this year—is back! book 2-for-1 tickets to see some of the hottest broadway shows today thru september 25th, including book of mormon, come from away, moulin rouge, into the woods, hadestown, funny girl, wicked, and more. >>

tues (ongoing): tkts lincoln center reopens: what a rush! snag discounted same-day (and next-day matinee) tickets to broadway, off-broadway, and lincoln center shows at the tkts booth in lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium, reopening today for the first time since march 2020. >>

tues 7pm: a.m. homes: the unfolding: the center for fiction (fort greene) hosts a conversation with author a.m. homes (may we be forgiven) about her latest novel, the unfolding, a darkly comedic alternative history of the time after the 2008 presidential election, moderated by author and political correspondent kurt andersen. $10 ticket includes a $10 bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured book. >>

tues 7pm: bands do bk: where do brooklyn musicians hang out, grab a bite, or shop for thrifty threads? find out all this and more as music blogger and author sam sumpter discusses her new book, bands do bk: a guide to brooklyn, by bands, for everyone, in a conversation with bloodless management founder rich weiss. presented by word bookstore at st. vitus (greenpoint), free admission. >>

tues 7:30pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): soul at archie spigner park (st. albans) >>

tues 7:30pm: jcc rooftop screening: west side story: enjoy open-air snacks and drinks on the rooftop of the marlene meyerson jcc (uws) while you watch stephen spielberg’s west side story (2021). $10 admission includes a drink. >>

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 dylan adler. tonight’s show features michael good, anoushka rava, sienna hubert-ross, and petey deabreu. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

tues 9:15pm: sign ‘o’ the times: ‘it’s gonna be a beautiful night’ at nitehawk cinema’s screenings of prince’s 1987 concert film, sign ‘o’ the times. williamsburg + prospect park locations, $14. >>


our roundup of 70+ ongoing events and attractions: open beaches, designated barbecuing spots in parks, outdoor fitness classes, roller skating, shakespeare in the park, art exhibitions, and more. >>

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– the skint