MON-WEDS, 5/3-5: OUTDOOR DINING SPOTS, WATERFRONT WORKOUTS, JANE’S WALK, AND MORE

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26 outdoor dining options for warmer weather in nyc: from zen gardens and boats to sunny streetside tables, thrillist highlights some of nyc’s best outdoor spots to grab a meal. >>

10 hidden streets in nyc to visit right now: from tucked-away roads to historic alleyways, uncover some of the best unbeaten paths the city has to offer. >>

brooklyn cyclones baseball tickets are now on sale: batter up! for a cheaper alternative to the big leagues, get tickets to see the brooklyn cyclones play on their home turf at mcu park. the beachfront stadium will open at 20% capacity at the start of the season, may 18th, with proof of full vaccination or a negative covid-19 test required for entry. $18-22. >>

our roundup of 60+ ongoing events: public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>

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monday

mon thru 10/29: waterfront workouts at brooklyn bridge park: get moving at outdoor yoga, pilates, bootcamp, zumba, and family fitness classes, open to all experience levels at brooklyn bridge park. advance registration required. free. >>

thru september: seaglass carousel reopens: live out your aquaman fantasies while riding one of the 30 nine-foot-tall fish-shaped rides at the battery. $5. >>

mon-weds at 5:30pm (thru 5/19): free chamber music series at bryant park and herald square: from traditional american jazz to afro-cuban batá drumming and beyond, these live, outdoor performances from american symphony orchestra (aso) will be music to your ears. >>

mon thru sun: jane’s walk: embark on adventures throughout the city during the municipal art society’s reimagining of jane’s walk, an annual walking tour festival inspired by the life and legacy of urban activist jane jacobs. from self-guided strolls to online talks, there are hundreds of ways to participate. free. >>

mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: in honor of mother’s day, this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations highlights some of the best–and worst–moms of opera, with selections including strauss’s elektra, bellini’s norma, puccini’s madama butterfly, and more. online, free. >>

sponsored: mon thru sat: litfilm: bpl’s free film festival about writers: brooklyn public library’s popular film festival, now in its fourth edition, returns with a spring preview this week and a full roster in september (9/20-26). highlighting audrey lorde, amy tan, ernest hemingway, lawrence ferlinghetti, and allen ginsberg, the weeklong event offers an inside look at writers’ private lives, artistic processes and political struggles with screenings and panel discussions. online, free. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): miss manhattan non-fiction reading series: elyssa goodman’s monthly showcase for non-fiction writers returns with readings by susanne antonetta (the terrible unlikelihood of our being here), tania de rozario (and the walls come crumbling down), naomi extra (ratchet supreme), and cory bennet (entropy). online, free. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): the big weird: comedians casey james salengo (comedy central), ryan beck (comedy central), and will winner (the good, the dad, and the ugly podcast) host the big weird stand-up comedy show, returning with performances by joyelle johnson (crashing), raanan hershberg (james corden), tom thakkar (comedy central), and alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel). littlefield (gowanus), a limited number of tickets are available for just $6 with promo code ‘bigweird1’ (reg. $12). >>

mon 8:30pm, 10pm (weekly): monday night travel with rick steves: hit the (virtual) road with iconic travel expert rick steves, who’ll host a travel happy hour from his living room, complete with behind-the-scenes tales and an audience q+a session. tonight’s theme: ‘europe’s natural wonders.’ online, free. >>

tuesday

tues thru fri: the refocus project: rachel: roundabout theatre company presents a series of virtual play readings highlighting the voices of 20th century black playwrights. this week: rachel by angelina weld grimké (1916), directed by roundabout resident director miranda haymon. originally produced by the naacp and believed to be the first play by a black woman professionally produced in the u.s., rachel tells the story of a woman coming to terms with the realities of american racism, her family’s tragic history, and the implications of bringing a black child into the world. online, free. >>

tues 2pm: tickets go on sale today for a banksy exhibition: snag a ticket to ‘banksy: genius or vandal?,’ a touring exhibition dedicated to the enigmatic british street artist. opening this august, the unauthorized exhibition will feature over 80 banksy works, as well as a virtual reality voyage through the artist’s career. location will be revealed on the day of the event. ticket prices start at $29.50. >>

tues 6:30pm: oppy: the emily post of the subway: train your eyes on the work of amelia opdyke jones, a.k.a. ‘oppy,’ the little-known poster designer behind decades’ worth of instructional posters illustrating how one should behave on the subway–a transit system stand-in for etiquette guru emily post. transit museum associate curator jodi shapiro will deliver a talk on the mid-20th century artist and share a selection of her witty and informative posters. presented by poster house and the new york transit museum. online, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 7pm: the drunk texts: may the fourth be with you: at random access theare’s drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games and improvisation. tonight, a hope renew’d, andrew sanford’s original shakespearean adaptation of star wars. arlene’s grocery (les), $10 online, $50 in-person for a table for two. >>

wednesday

weds 7:30pm: virtual selected shorts: with a twist: writer, director, and actor arian moayed (succession) and a cast of actors including lauren ambrose (servant), teagle f. bougere (queen america), maria dizzia (emergence), amy ryan (the office) kaneza schaal (cartography), and dan stevens (legion) recreate surprising tales full of unexpected twists turns as they take on the roles of tricksters, escape artists, con men, vengeful wives, and more. presented by symphony space. online, $15. >>

weds 8pm: spoons toons + booze: he-man and she-ra: the secret of the sword: laugh along with live comedy, commentary, and contests while watching the 1985 animated feature about long-lost siblings with superpowers during secretformula’s streaming watch party. online, $5. >>

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we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

– the skint