mon-fri (times tbd): fireworks: in lieu of the annual macy’s fourth of july fireworks display, each borough will host a (legal) five-minute pyrotechnic show, culminating in a televised special of all five on saturday. >>

mon 4pm: music, identity, and activism: from suffrage songs to contemporary pop hits, discover how queer female artists share messages about equality, justice, and change through their music during a conversation with musicians brandi carlile, hayley kiyoko, and meshell ndegeocello, moderated by the new york times technology and culture reporter nellie bowles. free. >>

mon 5:30pm: hiv/aids: activism + posters: artist, writer, and activist avram finkelstein, one of the creators of the iconic 1986 ‘silence=death’ poster, discusses the role of posters and iconography in hiv/aids activism, as well as the connection between our contemporary experience with covid-19, in a conversation with aids historian ian bradley-perrin. presented by poster house. zoom, free. >>

mon 6pm: how to build an herbal first aid kit: treat yourself–literally–during this class on making herbal remedies for inflammation, muscle aches, sunburn, bug bites, and more, taught by herbalist dawn petter. presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $15. >>

mon 6pm: pride literary pub crawl: ‘visit’ the favorite haunts of james baldwin, edna st. vincent millay, walt whitman, and other lgbtq+ writers, poets, and artists during a pride-themed virtual greenwich village literary pub crawl. zoom, free. >>

mon 7pm: david shimer – rigged – with timothy snyder: writer david shimer shares his new book, rigged: america, russia, and one hundred years of covert electoral interference, an account of intervention in u.s. elections from the cold war to 2016, in a conversation with author and yale history professor timothy snyder (on tyranny: twenty lessons from the twentieth century). presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. crowdcast, free (contributions welcome). >>

mon 7pm: little fires everywhere: reese witherspoon and kerry washington: the executive producers and stars of hulu’s little fires everywhere discuss race, motherhood, and privilege with author and former teen vogue editor-in-chief elaine welteroth. presented by 92y. free. >>

mon 7pm: butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns for its last show of the summer with nicole byer (nailed it), ron funches (comedy central), luke mones (comedy central), jen kirkman (netflix), katina corrao (broad city), and haywood turnipseed, jr. (attack the comics). presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (a portion of proceeds from tonight’s show will benefit national black justice coalition). >>

mon 8pm: isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features amy veltman (hbo), heidi grandberry (roast battle), and lauren ansley (beerlu funny). hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. zoom, free (rsvp). >>

mon 8:30pm: the chemistry of chemistry: suny purchase visiting assistant professor dr. adar eisenbruch delivers a science-based talk on how hormones affect romance and relationships. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5+ suggested). >>


tues 2pm (ends today): baking at home with judith: learn to bake your own strawberry rhubarb tart with the help of silver moon bakery founder judith norell. donations for the series will be used to prepare baked goods for healthcare workers at local hospitals. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

tues 2pm: field trip: asteroids: go on a cosmic treasure hunt through the asteroid belt with amnh curator denton ebel and two mission scientists from nasa’s osiris-rex mission, the first u.s. mission to collect material from an asteroid and bring it back to earth for study. presented by the american museum of natural history. facebook, free. >>

tues 2pm: nova virtual field trip: christian cooper on birding while black: writer and editor christian cooper, who was targeted in a racist confrontation while birding in central park last month, talks about his passion and tips for bird-watching, his experience #birdingwhileblack, and his work toward making birding more inclusive for people of color and the lgbtq+ community. facebook and youtube, free. >>

tues 3pm: an afternoon with edith head: bring on the golden age glamor–actor susan claassen (a conversation with edith head) portrays prolific hollywood costume designer edith head (1897-1981) during a dramatized conversation with film and fashion historian kimberly truhler. presented by the national arts club. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 5pm: zoey’s extraordinary playlist: actors jane levy, mary steenburgen, and lauren graham, stars of the nbc series zoey’s extraordinary playlist, discuss the musical series in a conversation with entertainment weekly’s sydney bucksbaum. presented by 92y. free. >>

tues 6pm: walk on the wild side’s birth of punk virtual tour: ‘see’ where the velvet underground first met andy warhol and nico, where lou reed and john cale had some of their first rehearsals, where the word ‘punk’ was first coined as a genre name, and more as you explore the evolution of punk rock in the village. zoom, free. >>

tues 7:30pm: ballet hispánico’s noche unidos: a night of dance and unity: nyc’s ballet hispánico celebrates 50 years with an evening of world premiere performances of works by nine choreographers, as well as celebrity appearances by lin-manuel miranda, gloria estefan, rita moreno, normal lear, and more. multiple platforms, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 8pm: weird homes tour: ghosts in the machines: get an inside look at the curious collection of historian and self-styled ‘occult archaeologist’ brandon hodge as he leads you on a virtual tour of his home. zoom, $10. >>


what the fact?! daily trivia: july 1, 1894: on this day, thomas edison produced ‘the boxing cats,’ the world’s first ever cat video. the 21-second film shows two kittens trading jabs inside a small boxing ring. the caption reads: ‘a glove contest between trained cats. a very comical and amusing subject, and is sure to create a great laugh.’ discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

weds thru sat: black lives matter mural to be painted on harlem street: eight local artists will paint a giant black lives matter mural on harlem’s adam clayton powell jr. boulevard, stretching from 125th street to 127th street, with the help of volunteers from neighborhood organizations. >>

weds: nyc’s beaches will open to swimming starting today (with distancing rules in effect, of course). >>

weds 2pm: love life: anna kendrick, bridget bedard, and sam boyd: actor anna kendrick and showrunners bridget bedard and sam boyd discuss hbo max romantic comedy anthology series love life, about the journey from first love to last love and the people we’re with along the way. presented by 92y. free. >>

weds 4pm + 7pm (monthly): shockwaves: the mathematics of tears of wine: sip a vessel of vino as ucla mathematics professor andrea bertozzi explores the math behind the little shock waves that create a pattern of ‘wine tears’ on the inside of your glass during this month’s ‘math encounters’ livestream lecture from the national museum of mathematics. free. >>

weds 5pm: they did what on coney island?: would you rather–be buried alive or live through the biblical apocalypse? discover some of the bizarre amusements featured at coney island in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries during a talk by green-wood historian jeff richman and morbid anatomy founder joanna ebenstein. zoom, $5. >>

weds 7pm: meditation for difficult times: get centered as you learn different meditation techniques for grounding, self-awareness, empowerment, and coping with difficult times during a class led by esther cho. presented by minka brooklyn. $10 sliding scale donation. >>

weds 7pm: true and unusual animal tales of old brooklyn: learn about the cats that worked at the brooklyn navy yard, the turtle who paid an annual visit to a bay ridge bar, and other surprising stories of brooklyn animals from the late 1800s and early 1900s, during a talk led by journalist and author peggy gavan (the cat men of gotham). presented by the brooklyn historical society. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm: jodi kantor + megan twohey – she said – in conversation with dream hampton: pulitzer prize-winning reporters jodi kantor and megan twohey (she said: breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement) discuss harvey weinstein’s recent conviction and how journalism can inspire social change. in conversation with filmmaker and writer dream hampton (surviving r. kelly). presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. crowdcast, free (contributions welcome). >>

weds 7:30pm (1st + 3rd wednesdays): gettin’ by with liz barrett: cut yourself some slack with comedian liz barrett (gotham comedy live), who covers everything that makes us anxious, and discusses how to let the small stuff go. tonight’s topic is summer with guest frank liotti (logo tv). zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm (weekly thru 9/30, weather permitting): outdoor cinema and trivia at parklife: enjoy cocktails and food (available for purchase) while watching a movie and playing pre-show trivia at parklife’s outdoor space in gowanus. tonight’s film: wet hot american summer. presented by the skint and the briefly. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: puppet playlist: some strings attached. puppeteers and musicians present original works and new interpretations of music at the latest edition of the sinking ship productions puppet playlist series. free (donations will go to unicorn riot and color of change). >>

weds 9pm: hoff’s public domain horrorfest: comedian hoff matthews livestreams classic public domain horror movies interspersed with comedy host segments. tonight: the devil bat (1940), starring bela lugosi. twitch, free. >>


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 at home. 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.

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