the ultimate guide to outdoor dining in nyc: from rooftop restaurants and bars to the etiquette of eating outdoors during a pandemic, eater serves up a helpful guide. >>

giant dog sculptures take over the garment district: every dog has its day in will kurtz’s doggy bags, a new art installation consisting of six brightly-colored dog statues made from recycled materials. the giant-sized pug, basset hound, chihuahua, english bulldog, bull mastiff, and vizsla can be spotted on broadway between 38th and 40th streets thru 11/20. free. >>


mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: this week’s series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations includes puccini’s la rondine, madama butterfly, la bohème, and more. online, free. >>

mon thru sun (ongoing): sidewalk screenings at syndicated: bushwick’s syndicated bar and restaurant continues its sidewalk movie screening series with the big lebowski, some like it hot, mama mia!, pulp fiction, friday, titanic, and 2001: a space odyssey. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>

mon thru sun: climate week nyc: the annual climate week nyc, presented by the united nations and the city of new york, includes more than 350 digital and physical (if allowed) events relating to clean energy, green jobs, government policy, and more. free. >>

mon thru sun: sva’s after school special alumni film + animation festival: hear from 25 school of visual arts film, tv, animation, and visual effects alumni as they discuss their work in hollywood and beyond, sharing behind-the-scenes stories from films and shows like get out, schitt’s creek, the midnight gospel, the plot against america, stranger things, and more. online, free. >>

mon thru sat: schomburg center literary festival: this year’s schomburg lit fest, championing authors of african descent and publications that celebrate black history and culture, goes digital with six days of readings, panel discussions, and author talks for teens and adults. featured writers include roxane gay, eddie s. glaude jr., patrisse khan-cullors, tracy k. smith, dean atta, and more. online, free. >>

mon thru thurs: the atlantic festival: some of the world’s most influential leaders across politics, activism, business, and the arts examine the magnitude of the events of 2020 and chart a path forward during this four-day series of interviews and conversations, featuring dr. anthony fauci, hillary rodham clinton, stacey abrams, alicia garza, samantha bee, chris evans, ibram x. kendi, and more. online, free. >>

mon 6pm: capturing downtown and beyond: the photography of meredith marciano: rediscover downtown manhattan through the eyes of photographer meredith marciano as she discusses her art-making process and 30+ year career seeking out the perfect shot on the streets of new york. online, free. >>

mon 7pm (weekly thru 10/19): books beneath the bridge: read all about it–the annual books beneath the bridge series goes virtual with weekly readings by authors selected by six brooklyn-based indie bookstores. the authors will share works reflecting on current events and exploring themes of migrant voices, gender-queer perspectives, black girl culture, protest poetry, and more. tonight: greenpoint’s word bookstore presents ‘a night of murder, parenting, survivalism, and friendship’ with judith matloff, lydia denworth, emma copley eisenberg, and lindsay powers. online, free. >>

mon 7pm: common phantoms: an american history of psychic science: how did a group of investigators set out to capture the science behind séances, clairvoyance, telepathy, and other psychic phenomena? johns hopkins university instructor and author alicia puglionesi delivers an illustrated lecture on her new book, common phantoms, which chronicles the history and impact of the field of parapsychology. presented by morbid anatomy. online, $8. >>

mon 7pm: hip hop 4 peace: in honor of international day of peace, the bronx’s universal hip hop museum presents a streamed hour of performances by rakim, krs one, chuck d, roxanne shante, and many more. online, free (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm: all in: the fight for democracy: get fired up to vote as columbia university film professor annette insdorf interviews directors liz garbus and lisa cortés on their new documentary, all in: the fight for democracy, an examination of the history of voter suppression in the us. presented by 92y. online, free. >>


The brand that put late-night cookie delivery on the map is celebrating their annual PJ Party!

On Tuesday, September 22nd, Insomnia Cookies is hosting the ultimate, at-home snack session with their annual Pajama Party. Sure, it may be mostly celebrated from the couch this year, but Insomniacs everywhere can still expect an epic event full of deals, special releases, and warm, delicious cookie content.

Insomnia Cookies’ Pajama Party Specials Include:
• The first 50 delivery orders will receive Insomnia Cookies’ newest fashion accessory: Mouth Pajamas
• Free cookie in-store when wearing pajamas or with online orders for delivery
• Mouth Pajamas on sale for $7.00
• Galaxy Cookie launch: A chocolate cookie filled with melt-y white chocolate chips and iridescent sprinkles. Available both in Classic and Mini.
• Big and Little Dippers launch: Four Classics made for spreading or 12 Mini cookies made for dunking in decadent buttercream icing. Insomniacs can choose Chocolate Chunk for a here-to-stay classic, or go for the limited-time Galaxy while supplies last.

So get your PJs and cookies on… All day long!

To keep up-to-date on the latest cookie news, follow Insomnia Cookies on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To place an order for local or national delivery, visit Local delivery and pickup is available until 12 a.m. or later for most locations.


tues thru 10/2: 20th annual coney island film festival: watch an eclectic array of short and feature films during this year’s virtual festival .online, $7. >>

tues 8:30am + 11am: length + nature yoga class: lengthen and strengthen your body during this all-levels outdoor yoga class, where instructor haley lubow will lead you in deep stretching, strength building, and spacious breathing exercises. byo mat or something to move on. mcgolrick park (greenpoint), donation-based. >>

tues 3pm: memories, myths, and monuments: confronting national narratives: how can countries confront racist histories and how they manifest in public space? a panel of historians, philosophers, and scholars from the us and germany addresses which symbols from our past must be de- or re-contextualized, and which ought to be removed. presented by deutsches haus at nyu. online, free. >>

tues 6pm: career management tips for introverts: hate selling yourself? learn techniques to make an impression on others in more quiet ways and more during a discussion led by career coach win sheffield. presented by nypl science, industry and business library. free. >>

tues 6pm: art history from home: art and social change: a series of 30-minute online talks by the whitney museum’s teaching fellows highlights works in the museum’s collection and recent exhibitions to illuminate topics in american art from 1900 to the present. tonight’s session will explore the different roles that 20th century american art played in responding to social issues from immigration to economic justice to sexism and racism. online, free. >>

tues 7pm (+ 9/23): eileen myles – for now (why i write): poet and writer eileen myles delves into their creative process and evolution as a writer in a conversation on their latest book, for now: why i write. presented by strand bookstore (tues) and dc’s politics and prose bookstore (weds). online, free. >>

tues 7pm: chinatown pretty: photographer andria lo and writer valerie luu capture the street style and personal stories of fashionable elders across six north american chinatowns in a discussion on their new book, chinatown pretty: fashion and wisdom from chinatown’s most stylish seniors. in conversation with tenement museum collections manager lana dubin. online, free. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): house of speakeasy’s seriously entertaining presents: all good things: during house of speakeasy’s ‘seriously entertaining’ literary cabaret show, a lineup of novelists, poets, historians, journalists, biographers, comedians, and graphic storytellers ruminates on the evening’s theme. tonight, comedian and writer michael ian black, memoirist and poet nick flynn, author and philosopher ian olasov, and ya novelist liara tamani riff on the theme ‘all good things.’ presented by house of speakeasy. online, donation-based. >>

tues 7pm: netflix’s get organized with the home edit: conquer clutter with the help of clea shearer and joanna teplin, hosts of get organized with the home edit, as they share their advice and tips for organizing your living space in a conversation with actor, comedian, and fan retta (parks and recreation). presented by 92y. online, free. >>

tues 8pm: ‘the news cycle never stops’ panel with anne helen petersen: why is burnout a defining condition of the millennial generation? author and former buzzfeed writer anne helen petersen (can’t even: how millennials became the burnout generation) leads a panel discussion on millennial burnout, the cultural shifts that caused it, the pressures that sustain it, and the need for change. presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. online, free. >>

tues 8pm (weekly thru october): mary houlihan’s painting party: bob ross meets pee-wee’s playhouse at comedian and artist mary houlihan’s streaming show. online, free (donations welcome). >>


weds: sponsored: wednesdays + sunday nights thru 10/4: visit parklife (gowanus) for tasty tacos, house margaritas and the chance to enjoy favorite films projected on the big screen while you dine (weather permitting). patrons will be required to wear masks in the outdoor yard when not eating and drinking. >>

weds 6pm: herbs for digestive health: quit your bellyaching as herbalist dawn petter teaches you delicious ways to use bitters, aromatics, and probiotic herbs to calm inflammation, release tension, and heal the gut. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $12. >>

weds 6pm: rebecca senf on the early works of ansel adams: photography curator and scholar dr. rebecca senf discusses her recent book, making a photographer: the early work of ansel adams, an examination of adams’s early photographic career. presented by pittsburgh arts and lectures. online, free. >>

weds 6pm: here we are! an outdoor talk with chanel miller + sohaila abdulali: authors sohaila abdulali (what we talk about when we talk about rape) and chanel miller (know my name: a memoir) discuss their respective books at an outdoor, socially distanced event in elizabeth street garden (nolita). presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. free. >>

weds 6:30pm: grounded in gratitude: meditation + journaling: write, breathe, move, and reflect as you learn about gratitude visualization, building gratitude into a holistic creative practice, and incorporating this practice into daily journaling during a class led by odette press founder kelly laughlin. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $14. >>

weds 6:30pm: corkbuzz online – vinification: from grape to bottle, learn about all of the decisions that go into crafting a wine, including the selection of the fruit, use of stems, fermentation, blending, and options for aging. online, $10. >>

weds 7pm: will my cat eat my eyeballs?: author and mortician caitlin doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die in a conversation about her new book, will my cat eat my eyeballs? and other questions about dead bodies. presented by strand bookstore. online, free. >>

weds 8pm (bimonthly): the secret science club: get up-to-date information on the study of convalescent plasma and antibody-based therapies as possible treatments for covid-19 during tonight’s secret science club lecture, delivered by immunologist arthur casadevall. online, free. >>

weds 8:30pm: how to meditate: an introduction to mindfulness: kickstart your personal meditation practice during this beginner class taught by laena mccarthy, who’ll introduce you to the ways in which mindfulness meditation can help you relax your mind, sharpen your concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, and cultivate resilience. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $12. >>


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

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