Staten Island Summer Fest is your all access pass to try beer, wine and spirits from around the world!

Enjoy a session at the Courtyard Staten Island Mall with your favorite local brew, exotic wine & craft spirit. Guests will enjoy unlimited samples of beer, wine and spirits for the session paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games.

The extensive selection of brands includes Staten Island’s very own Flagship Brewery and Vino Divino Winery, plus over 100 styles of other brands from around the country and world.

Special offer for the skint readers:
Get general admission tickets for just $19 (regularly $60) with promo code THESKINT


Staten Island Summer Beer, Wine and Spirits Fest
Saturday, September 25
Session 1: 1-4:30pm
Session 2: 6-9:30pm

Courtyard at the Staten Island Mall
(next to the Shake Shack)
2655 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

21+ Only

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sponsored: mon thru sun: litfilm: bpl’s free film festival about writers: litfilm, brooklyn public library’s popular film festival about writers, now in its fourth year, returns with an exciting lineup of documentaries and films. get an inside look at the private lives, artistic process and political struggles of luminaries such as hannah arendt, truman capote, carlos marighella, jill and n. scott momaday, flannery o’connor, amy tan, tennessee williams, august wilson, and more. all screenings are free. rsvp required. >>

mon thru sun: brooklyn scifi film festival: stream 160 short and feature-length animated, live action, comedy, and student-developed sci-fi films from 18 countries during this year’s brooklyn scifi film festival. an in-person screening and awards ceremony at the wythe hotel (williamsburg) closes out the festivities. online, free (tickets to the wythe hotel event are $25). >>

mon (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
the crow at the rooftop at our wicked lady (bushwick). >>
coda at brooklyn bridge park’s harbor view lawn >>

mon 5:30pm doors, 7pm show (ends today): bryant park picnic performances: the town hall: the outdoor summer performance series closes out the season with a 100-year anniversary celebration of nyc venue the town hall, featuring chris thile, damon daunno, timo andres, cécile mclorin salvant and sullivan fortner, zakir hussain and ganesh rajagopalan, and more. bryant park (midtown), free. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) and guest lorena russi host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s performers: nina tarr (hbo), kelly bachman (the new york times), tessa skara (comedy central), alise morales (reductress), otto fernandez (vulture), and david perez (sweendom). $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>

mon 7:30pm (monthly): music mondays ensemble concert series: for the first time in over a year, the music mondays series returns to advent lutheran church (uws) with genre-bending string quartet brooklyn rider and tenor nicholas phan performing a new song cycle by nico muhly, schubert’s ‘death and the maiden’ quartet, and works by thomas campion and rebecca clarke. free admission. >>

mon 8pm (monthly): star f*ckers: virgo edition: count your lucky stars–the comedy show all about astrology is back at union hall with a lineup of comedians born under the current zodiac, including dan licata (snl), spike einbinder (los espookys), justin covington (netflix), dylan adler (hulu), molly ruben-long, and peter smith. hosted by melissa rich, karolena theresa, brian bahe, and lizzie martinez. union hall (park slope), $15. >>

mon 8pm (biweekly): dad comedy show: find the funny at a fancy venue: alex english, devon walker, and gary richardson’s dad comedy show takes over the jane hotel’s ballroom with guests roy wood, jr. (the daily show), shalewa sharpe (hbo), tina friml (nbc), and rufat agayev. $12. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill is back and in-person at littlefield (gowanus) with stand-up by hari kondabolu (netflix), ever mainard (netflix), kerry coddett (comedy central), gastor almonte (comedy central), and marina franklin (conan). $12. >>

mon 9pm: vintage basement: twins max and nicky weinbach’s vintage basement music and comedy show celebrates its return to in-person shows and its fourth anniversary with performers mark normand (conan), sydnee washington (broad city), rob cantrell (comedy central), and more. kraine theater (east village), $10-15 adv, $15 door. >>


Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival

Back in Action! The dirty film festival for EVERY body! Dan Savage’s HUMP! (NSFW) is a lovingly curated festival of short erotic films made by real people for real people. Our program is a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes—all united by a shared spirit of sex-positivity.

HUMP! will shock you. HUMP! will make you laugh. HUMP! will turn you on. Come and get some!

Dan Savage’s HUMP!
Saturday, Sept. 25 at 6:30pm and 9pm
509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn 11217
And streaming online for 24 hours only starting Sept. 24th at 8pm
Tickets (NSFW)


tues thru 12/31: jim rennert: in new york: cavalier gallery (midtown) presents an exhibition featuring 10 large-scale works of sculptor jim rennert in midtown public spaces, as well as mid-sized works in the gallery. opening reception tuesday 5-7pm at pershing square. free. >>

tues thru fri (8-11pm): 500-foot tall ‘vertical migration’ projection on the united nations: a ginormous video installation calling attention to the ocean’s role in the global climate will be projected onto the facade of the united nations building this week. free. >>

tues 7pm: paragraph’s pitch wars: have an idea for a book? give a one-minute elevator pitch to a panel of editors and agents for real-time feedback, or tune in to watch fellow writers take their shot. online, $10. >>

tues 8pm: looking forward to it with josh gondelman: comedian josh gondelman (desus + mero) hosts a comedy fundraiser for voter engagement beyond 2020, starring david cross (arrested development), phoebe robinson (2 dope queens), tina friml (nbc), and dylan adler (hulu). littlefield (gowanus), $15. >>

tues 8pm (weekly): schmooze comedy show: mix and mingle with hosts lucie pohl and chase durousseau at the schmooze comedy show, where comedy sets are scored live by sam kessler on the piano. tonight: irene morales (amazon), khalid rahmaan (conan), cipha sounds (mtv), laura sogar (the new york times), and pat burtscher. bonus: $20 bottles of wine. the backroom of the august laura (east village), $10. >>

tues 9pm (monthly): sweet comedy show: sweet 16: seth herzog’s long-running live comedy show celebrates its 16-year anniversary with guests richard kind (curb your enthusiasm, mad about you), rachel feinstein (crashing), rojo perez (fallon), sketch group please don’t destroy, and more. chelsea music hall, $15. >>


weds thru sat at 7:30pm: syndicated sidewalk cinema: syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) continues its outdoor screening series with four days of tolkien–peter jackson’s lord of the rings trilogy (wed-fri) and ralph bakshi’s animated the hobbit (sat). free admission (food/drink purchase required). >>

weds 7pm (+ 9/29):women’s, trans, and lgbtq+ self-defense classes: traditional okinawan karate of brooklyn offers a pair of free self-defense classes, covering everything from stranger violence to hate crimes to domestic violence. community building and refreshments to follow. registration required. >>

weds 7pm (ends tonight): jazz at hudson river park’s pier 84: soak up smooth tunes and riverfront views at the jazz foundation of america’s live, outdoor concert series featuring world class musicians. tonight: tc the 3rd. pier 84 (hell’s kitchen), free. >>

weds 7pm: american classical orchestra: reunion: after a year and a half offstage, the american classical orchestra is back in the spotlight at lincoln center’s damrosch park with an evening of baroque music by handel and vivaldi, featuring violinist rachell ellen wong. free (rsvp). >>

sponsored: weds 8pm (wednesdays thru 10/27, + 10/31): outdoor cinema at parklife: visit parklife (gowanus) for tacos, cocktails, and cult classics projected on the big screen (weather permitting). we’ll be celebrating val kilmer at the end of september and getting spooky with our favorite halloween movies in october. tonight: top gun. free admission (food/beverage purchase required). >>

weds 8pm: mister softee’s comedy banger: get a scoop of funny at the mister softee’s comedy banger show at mika beer hall (bushwick), featuring stand-up by alex english (comedy central), ashley gavin (netflix), ismael loutfi (kimmel), tessa skara (comedy central), leo cofresi, and meka mo. hosted by mika stein. $10. >>

weds 9pm (weekly): comedians you should know: stay in the loop with this stand-up showcase, returning to the gutter bar (williamsburg) with performances by matthew broussard (comedy central), gastor almonte (comedy central), dina hashem (conan), gavin matts (conan), david drake (sirius xm), and sami schwaeber. hosted by mike lebovitz. $5 adv, $10 door. >>


tickets are now on sale for summit observation deck, opening 10/21: reach new heights at one vanderbilt’s summit, a new three-floor observation deck sitting 1000 feet above madison avenue with mirrored rooms, a glass elevator, and a pair of transparent sky boxes. $39+ general, $34+ for nyc residents. >>

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>


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 openings, 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



sat thru 9/5/2022: in america: a lexicon of fashion: the costume institute’s two-part exhibition patches together a history of modern american fashion from the 1940s to the present, with 100 men’s and women’s ensembles organized by defining emotional qualities, from nostalgia to consciousness. the range of designers on display includes household names–isaac mizrahi, calvin klein, donna karan, and others–along with up-and-comers like vaquera and olivia cheng. the metropolitan museum of art (ues), admission to the exhibition is included with regular museum admission ($25 general, $17 seniors, $12 students; pay-what-you-wish for nys residents and ny, nj, and ct students). timed-entry tickets are required, and include same-day entry to both met locations. >>

sat thru 12/1: photoville festival: the 10th annual photoville festival showcases photographers from around the world with more than 70 outdoor exhibitions at 25 locations spread throughout the five boroughs, as well as a series of online talks and workshops. the festival kicks off with a community day at brooklyn bridge park, featuring exhibition tours, a family activity area, workshops, games, music and dance performances, food and drink vendors, and more. free admission. >>

sat thru 10/24: cascade: an interactive art experience: step into the mind-bending, kaleidoscopic dreamworld of multimedia artist jen stark at this new exhibition, which features 6,000 square feet of interactive projections, 3d mapped environments, sculptures and paintings, and soundscapes. the william vale hotel (williamsburg), free-$17.50 with ticket fees here (reg. $25-35). >>

sat thru 10/13: village voices: get to know greenwich village’s artists, activists, scientists, musicians, dancers, writers, healers, and other trailblazers when you visit interactive shadow boxes throughout the neighborhood, which feature images, biographical info, and audio selections that you can access by scanning a qr code. the ‘village voices’ you’ll hear include those of patti smith, charlie parker, w.h. auden, joan mitchell, james baldwin, larry kramer, e.e. cummings, and more. >>

sat thru 10/10 (thurs thru sun 8am-6pm): the last stand: creative time presents an experimental opera and sound installation by kamala sankaram. created for and about trees, telling the story of their lifespan from acorn to their ‘last stand,’ the work expands over five parts and ten hours while inviting audiences to reestablish our relationship to and responsibility for our surrounding species. prospect park’s music pagoda, free. >>

sat thru 9/26: the village trip: celebrate the cultural heritage of greenwich village during this nine-day festival filled with live performances, literary tours, theater crawls, poetry readings, storytelling, seminars, and more. programming highlights include concerts by multi-instrumentalist david amram and seven-time grammy nominated latin jazz musician bobby sanabria, a music history walking tour, and a talk by the production designer of the marvelous mrs. maisel. various locations, free-$35. >>

sat + sun: make music autumn: make music new york bathes the city in sound with three outdoor concerts in manhattan and brooklyn: ‘music for electric guitars,’ a roving guitar and percussion performance beginning at astor place (free), ‘brooklyn americana festival unplugged,’ a series of acoustic sets at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 6 (free), and ‘biophony,’ a collection of site-specific music performances spread throughout brooklyn botanic garden (free with regular admission, but a limited number of free ‘community tickets’ are available). >>

sat + sun: 21st annual coney island film festival: experience cinema by the seashore with a weekend of over 100 short and feature-length narrative, documentary, horror, sci-fi, animated, music video/experimental, and coney island-centric films. sideshows by the seashore and the coney island museum (screenings also available online), $8-20. >>

sat: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
heartbeat opera’s breathing free: a visual album. riverside park’s pier 63 (chelsea) >>
in the heights at clove lakes park (staten island) >>
middle school: the worst years of my life at marine park (brooklyn) >>
sonic the hedgehog at wright brothers playground (sugar hill) >>
the neverending story at grover cleveland park (ridgewood) >>
toy story 4 at van cortlandt park (bronx) >>

sat (various times): smithsonian magazine‘s museum day: enjoy free admission to several nyc-area institutions, including the akc museum of the dog, bartow-pell mansion museum, museum of arts and design, museum of the city of new york, poster house, and more. registration required. note: many of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days. >>

sat 10am-5pm: greenlight bookstore end of summer sidewalk sale: shop a treasure trove of slightly shelf-worn books outside greenlight’s fort greene location. >>

sat 10am-4pm: mark morris dance group 20th anniversary kick-off event: the mark morris dance group and student company present a day of outdoor performances and dance classes for all ages and abilities at the plaza at 300 ashland place (fort greene). free. >>

sat 11am-6pm: record fairs: it’s the vinyl countdown: refresh your album collection at the brooklyn flea record fair at the hester flea in the les (11am-6pm, free) and the boss radio 66 record fair at the bell house in gowanus (12-5pm, $5 admission).

sat 12pm: 64th annual german-american steuben parade: watch from the sidewalk or stream the festivities online as a colorful twelve-float parade celebrating german heritage and culture rides along manhattan’s fifth avenue from 68th street to 86th street. >>

sat 12-5pm (open saturdays 12-5pm): morbid anatomy library grand opening: cross over to the dark side at the morbid anatomy library, a collection of books, photos, art, and ephemera relating to death, medicine, anatomy, natural history, and the supernatural. the library reopens to the public today in a new home in industry city, brooklyn. free admission. >>

sat 1pm, 3pm: rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival at governors island: contemporary orchestral ensemble alarm will sound concludes this annual outdoor concert series with ‘ten thousand birds,’ a program by john luther adams inspired by the birdsongs heard at different times of day. nolan park at governors island, free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3). >>

sat 2pm-7: pete’s mini zine fest: zines will be on the scene at the 10th annual pete’s mini zine fest, a gathering of 20+ zine and comic artists selling their work. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

sat 4-8pm: mothership three: hop aboard mothership three, harlem dance club’s annual ‘interactive voyage of music and dance,’ featuring afro-dance, hip-hop, vogue, house, praise, and other dance performances, as well as live musicians and djs. richard rodgers amphitheater in marcus garvey park (harlem), free. >>

sat 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: antibalas / cochemea / dj tara: afrobeat and afrocaribbean-inspired jazz and funk band antibalas leads a night of music and dancing at rumsey playfield in central park. a pre-show rooftop films presentation kicks things off. free. >>

sat 6:30pm: fire ecologies: unheard-of ensemble and the gowanus dredgers canoe club team up to present ‘fire ecologies,’ an audiovisual piece created by christopher stark and multimedia artist zlatko ćosić. take in the sights and sounds of american landscapes through the lens of climate change as you watch the program on land or on water (limited boat access provided by the gowanus dredgers). gowanus canal, donation-based admission. >>

sat 7pm (ends today): making moves dance festival: the 12th annual making moves dance festival showcases nine emerging and underrepresented choreographers and dance companies from across nyc, performing a diverse range of styles including ballet, afro-latin, east asian, middle eastern, afro-caribbean, east indian, and more on the outdoor stage of the jamaica performing arts center. free (donations welcome). >>

sat 7:30pm (ends today): celebrate brooklyn! festival: the annual brooklyn outdoor performance series wraps up the season at the prospect park bandshell with trombone shorty + orleans avenue, lady blackbird, and michelle. free. >>

sat 7:30pm: tlc’s celebration of crazysexycool with bone thugs-n-harmony: on the 27th anniversary of the release of crazysexycool, tionne ‘t-boz’ watkins and rozonda ‘chilli’ thomas team up with with hip-hop group bone thugs-n-harmony for an evening of 90s at the coney island amphitheater. $20+. >>

sat 8pm: stop making sense party: you may find yourself at indie arcade bar/event space wonderville’s talking heads-themed party. wonderville (bushwick), free admission. >>

sat 10pm (monthly): sandwich comedy show: comedians serve up slices of new material at gastor almonte and jess salomon’s sandwich comedy show, featuring blair socci (comedy central), kenice mobley (fallon), otto fernandez (vulture), and sara hennessey. union hall (park slope), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>


Theatre’s back in New York with TodayTix

New York isn’t New York without theatre. After nearly two years away from the spotlight, this intermission is over, and audiences are (finally) making their way back to theatres across the city. And the TodayTix app is here to help celebrate its return every step of the way.

TodayTix is the city’s one-stop-shop for all things theatre. You can get Broadway tickets starting at just $39, unlock day-of tickets for the biggest hits, and enter for the chance to win Lottery tickets to sold-out shows. It’s everything a New Yorker could need for the theatre, all in one place.

Here are some of the 100+ shows that are currently available on TodayTix: Hamilton, Wicked, Waitress, Dear Evan Hansen, Diana: The Musical, The Lion King, Company, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Head to TodayTix for tickets to theatre’s return.


sponsored: sun various times: 73rd annual primetime emmy awards screening parties:
• pop! a pop culture bingo party: catch the action and play along with emmy-themed bingo games and prizes with host bobby hankinson. parklife (gowanus), free admission, food/drink purchase required. >>
• emmy’s watch party: celebrate the golden age of television with a live-stream of the award ceremony featuring ‘celebrity’ ‘appearances,’, live performances during commercial breaks, a play-along drinking game, and your chance to win the emmy’s ballot. hosted by jenny gorelick. asylum nyc (chelsea), $15 admission. >>

sun thru 9/26: after school special film and animation festival: the school of visual arts’s annual film and animation festival features 10 screenings and q+as by accomplished film, television, animation, and visual effects alumni. sva theatre (chelsea), free. >>

sun 10am-6pm (+ 10/23): japan fes: immerse yourself in japanese street food, art, performances, and more at japan fes’s monthly street festival. fourth ave bet 9th + 14th sts (east village). >>

sun 11am: fall for dance tickets go on sale this morning: experience live dance in five unique programs—each featuring three different groups of world-renowned artists and companies at new york city center on 10/13 thru 10/24—for just $15. >>

sun 12-4pm: dispatch to the future: a theatrical journey through central park: go on an interactive guided walk through a series of live performances in central park with dispatch to the future. the official kick off of climate change theatre action 2021, a three-month festival of participatory theatre and action around climate taking place in more than 30 countries around the world, will depart from central park @ west 103rd street every half hour. $15. >>

sun 2pm: laughter in the park: laugh out loud in the outdoors at ny laughs’ 15th annual summer stand-up comedy series, continuing at wagner park (battery park city) with josh gondelman (desus + mero), vlad caamaño (comedy central), franqi french (standup nbc winner), and ophira eisenberg (ask me another). hosted by seth herzog (fallon). free. >>

sun 2-4pm: brooklyn symphony orchestra outdoor pop-up performance: listen to a selection of music by vivaldi, mozart, copland, and tchaikovsky performed live by string players from the brooklyn symphony orchestra at brooklyn museum plaza (prospect heights). free. >>

sun 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: patti smith and her band: iconic new yorker, writer, and rock and roll legend patti smith performs at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>

sun 6:30pm: search(light): the audience will light the way as kinesis project dance theatre’s latest performance moves through riverside park south. meet at locomotive lawn (uws). free. >>

sun 7pm: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): sin nombre at maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>

sun 7pm (monthly): please give a f$%k!: a comedy show benefiting bideawee animal shelter: meg felling and john fox serve up comedy for a cause at this monthly show, featuring chloe radcliffe (fallon), andrew casertano (animal planet), gabe pacheco (eat pray judge), and more. crystal lake brooklyn (williamsburg), $5-10. >>


our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>


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 openings, 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