THURS-SUN, 5/6-9: FREE BOOZY ICE CREAM, ART WALKS, NY PHILHARMONIC, AND MORE

thursday

thurs thru may 2022: rubem robierb: dream machine ii + peace makers: taglialatella galleries ny unveils two sculpture installations at randall’s island by rubem robierb. responding to the increased call for social justice and activism around the world, the brazilian-american artist created a 13-foot sculpture of wings and two 10-foot black and white doves. randall’s island, free. >>

thurs thru 5/13 (12-8pm): free boozy ice cream: tipsy scoop is teaming up with bahamas vacation resort atlantis paradise island to release a new flavor, ‘guava lime cocktail,’ and you can snag a free scoop of the rum- and guava-infused coconut ice cream at tipsy scoop barlour’s manhattan and brooklyn locations. >>

thurs-sun (thurs-fri 4-9pm, sat-sun 1-9pm): body /light: draw with your body while your movements are temporarily traced in light at this interactive art installation. performances by a pair of dancers from new york theatre ballet and musician lester st. louis will occur 6:30-8:30pm each evening. manhattan west plaza (midtown west), free. >>

thurs 6:30pm (thursdays thru 5/27): boxing boot camp at randall’s island: roll with the punches at an outdoor class taught by pro boxer and personal trainer ruben schobitz. bonus: show up a little early for a scenic pre-class ‘bike to boxing’ warm-up ride. all levels welcome. randall’s island, free. >>

thurs 6:30-9pm: night of 100 drawings: think fast and let loose while you create 100 figure drawings (about one a minute) during a nonstop sketch marathon presented by school of visual arts. online, free. >>

thurs 7pm: the air-vengers: an interactive air guitar exhibition: rock out with two-time air guitar world champion matt ‘airistotle’ burns, who’ll emcee an evening of air guitar performances by every u.s. champion since 2014, along with a jam sesh for performers and audience members alike. presented by ars nova. online, $10. >>

thurs 7pm (monthly): punderdome: a dozen pun-masters have a war of the words in tonight’s online edition of the beloved pun competition. hosted by fred firestone. presented by littlefield. online, $5 suggested donation. >>

thurs 7:30pm (thru sat): unicorn afterlife: brought back to life by a team of puppeteers, a dead unicorn tries to escape its past–and possibly its future in the hereafter–in justin perkins’s ‘grimy synthesizer dream ballet.’ dixon place (les), $18 general, $12 students/seniors (in-person and online). >>

thurs 7:30pm: theater of war’s the oedipus at colonus project: actors bill camp, david denman, frankie faisonm, marjolaine goldsmith, taylor schilling, and david strathairn, along with kenyon college alumnus lars hanson, kenyon drama professor jonathan tazewell, and mount vernon, ohio mayor matthew t. starr perform dramatic readings of scenes from sophocles’ oedipus at colonus as a means of initiating conversation about homelessness, immigration, the refugee crisis, and the challenges of eldercare in the wake of the pandemic. online, free. >>

thurs 7:30-10pm (first thursdays): light year video art exhibition: take in a new series of 30 minute, 65′ x 40′ video art installations projected onto the side of the manhattan bridge in dumbo. viewers can grab a cocktail to go from nearby superfine, olympia wine bar, or 68 jay street bar. pearl street triangle (+ online starting at 2pm), free admission. >>

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On Monday, May 10 at 8pm catch The Big Weird, where hosts Casey James Salengo, Ryan Beck & Will Winner welcome some of the best comedians to the littlefield stage. Tonight’s show will feature Langston Kerman (HBO’s Insecure, Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents), Kate Willett (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Reply Guys podcast), Kendall Farrell (New York Comedy Festival) & more!

*Masks must be worn at all times when not eating/drinking. Complete safety guidelines can be found on the venue’s website.

The Big Weird Comedy Show
Monday, May 10 at 8pm
littlefield
635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn
Special offer: use promo code “bigweird2” for half off venue tickets here

friday

fri thru 6/6 (opening reception friday 4-8pm. gallery hours: thurs-sun 2-6pm): illuminated landscape art exhibition featuring aapi artists: in response to the surge of anti-asian rhetoric and violence in the wake of the pandemic, art of our century presents a new exhibition showcasing five artists of asian-american/pacific islander descent. art of our century | arts building (greenwich village), free (donations will go towards the stop aapi hate initiative). >>

fri thru 5/31: empire begins screening from bicycle film festival: what’s it be like to ride a fixed-gear bike through the chaotic streets of new york city? find out when you watch a virtual retrospective screening of empire begins (2010), followed by a q+a with filmmakers christian thormann and luke stiles and some of the riders featured in the film. online, pay-what-you-wish. >>

fri thru 5/30 (time tba. thursdays thru sundays.): new york philharmonic bandwagon: the new york philharmonic gets in ship shape for this year’s bandwagon music festival, which takes place aboard a traveling 20-foot shipping container tricked out with a fold-out stage. over 100 artists will deliver 39 performances in parks throughout the city, with genre-crossing collaborations with local arts organizations. the festival begins this weekend in williamsburg’s domino park. free. >>

fri thru sun: queering the canon: bipoc new york: newfest and brooklyn academy of music present a film screening series spotlighting new york-based lgbtq+ and bipoc stories. ‘from punk anarchist activism to popcorn pleasures,’ the series includes filmmaker q+a and five feature films addressing topics such as systemic injustice, intergenerational dialogue, family bonds, and more. online, $10. >>

fri 6pm: tour of art in our subway stations: take a ride through the underground museum beneath the streets of greenwich village, the east village, and noho during a virtual tour of art installations in the neighborhoods’ subway stations. the tour will cover the artworks in each station and the stories behind them, from the commissioned art of the last 35 years to the original art from the subway’s opening in 1904, as well as a history of the subway itself and its unexpected relationship with the city’s arts scene. online, free. >>

fri 7pm (quarterly): soul sister revue poetry reading series: established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling read from their work during this event that asks, ‘what does soul mean to you?’ today’s eight-year anniversary edition includes readings by yona harvey (you don’t have to go to mars for love), tarfia faizullah (registers of illuminated villages), dante micheaux (circus), cm burroughs (master suffering), and dimitri reyes. online, free (donations welcome). >>

fri 7pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes about where they’re from and how they got to nyc at the transplants comedy show, returning to the q.e.d. backyard with standup by ashton womack (the daily show), alex pavone (sirius xm), youngmi mayer (feeling asian), carol zoccoli (cbc), jon fisch (colbert), and sabeen sadiq. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $15 (covid-19 safety guidelines will be in place.) >>

fri 7-10pm (saturdays thru 10/22): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s theme: mean girls vs. clueless: ’90s + ’00s pop. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 8pm: awkward sex…and the city: storytellers and comedians recount their most cringeworthy sexual encounters for your viewing pleasure at the awkward sex…and the city show. tonight’s lineup: pat regan (comedy central), calvin cato (oxygen), jessica henderson (glamour), and karolena theresa. hosted by natalie wall. littlefield (gowanus), $5 (online), $13 (in-person. covid-19 safety guidelines will be in place.) >>

fri 8pm: secretformula’s back to the 90s: 1996 sing-along: revisit the music of the spice girsl, toni braxton, nas, the cardigans, eels, and more as secretformula’s streaming music video sing-along party revisits top tunes from 1996. online, free (donations welcome). >>

saturday

sat + sun thru the season (saturdays + sundays 10am-5pm): greenpoint terminal market is now open weekends: take in waterfront views of the manhattan skyline as you shop from 100+ vendors selling everything from art and antiques to international food at the revamped greenpoint terminal market. 2 noble street (greenpoint), free admission. >>

sat thru 8/1 (fridays thru sundays 11am-5pm): nada house on governors island: the new art dealers alliance (nada) presents its third annual art exhibition on governors island, showcasing works by over 100 artists displayed in five turn-of-the-century colonial revival houses on colonels row. free admission (ferry tickets to the island are free-$3). >>

sat 10am: international migratory bird day + birding bonanza: birders of a feather flock together: join fellow bird enthusiasts for a nature walk from the 103rd street footbridge and see if you can spot some of the migratory birds that make a pit stop at randall’s island. participants will receive free information and craft kits, and sterilized binoculars will be available to rent, though byo is recommended. randall’s island, free. >>

sat 10am (select saturdays thru 9/18): outdoor yoga on the brooklyn museum’s stoop: go with the (vinyasa) flow during a socially-distant yoga and meditation class on the plaza steps at brooklyn museum. all levels welcome. $16 ticket includes general museum admission. >>

sat 10am-4pm: bike jumble: browse bargain bikes, parts, gear, and accessories at this seasonal outdoor bicycle flea market. old stone house (park slope), free admission >>

sat 11am-5pm: ecological city: art + climate solutions pop-up pageant: learn about climate solution initiatives on the lower east side as you explore physically distanced pop-up performances, visual art, puppets, costumes, and more in outdoor locales throughout the neighborhood. free. >>

sat + sun 11am-7pm (ends today): the spring makers show: a lineup of 40 local makers, artisans and artists will set up shop at city point (downtown brooklyn) selling accessories, apparel, art, and more. >>

sat 11:30am (+ 6/12, 7/10): gowanus canal shoreline art walk: take in the street art as you rove the quirky shoreline and streets around the gowanus canal on this tour led by local artist, gowanus dredger, and tour guide rich garr. $16-19. >>

sat 12-7pm: tribeca gallery walk and soho art walk: revel in the flourishing arts scene of downtown manhattan while you check out 40+ galleries in tribeca and pop into soho’s many art and design shops, where artists will be painting live outside from 1-6pm. self-guided and free.

sat 12pm-12:30am: insomnia cookies tribeca grand opening: satisfy your cookie craving at insomnia cookies’ new tribeca location, which is offering deals and giveaways today including free cookies, free ice cream scoops with purchase, and more. bonus: the first 25 customers will get a free ‘lil’ dipper’ and mystery gift card. >>

sat 12:30pm: the brain’s gambit: five-time world champion and chess grandmaster viswanathan anand talks with duke university neuroscientist dr. murali doraiswamy about how chess players memorize and record patterns on the board, and how those practices are similar to the human survival instinct to observe and memorize patterns. anand will discuss his own techniques, and how he relates to the protagonist in netflix’s the queen’s gambit. presented by the rubin museum. online, pay-what-you-wish. >>

sat + sun 1-6pm (weekends thru 6/20): brooklyn waterfront artists coalition’s spring exhibitions: bwac’s annual art show takes over two floors of a 25,000 square foot gallery on the brooklyn waterfront. bwac gallery (red hook), admission not listed as of press time, but it’s usually free with a suggested donation of $5-10. >>

sat 3pm: black women’s day of meditation: connect and reflect during an afternoon of meditation, mindfulness practices, yoga, dance, and more to honor and empower black and indigenous women. online, free (donations welcome). >>

sat + sun 6pm: sva bfa animation 2021 thesis screenings: school of visual arts presents screenings of thesis projects by the bfa animation class of 2021. online, free. >>

sat 8pm: global citizen’s vax live: the concert to reunite the world: selena gomez hosts global citizen’s extended concert special, which brings together a star-studded lineup of artists to promote equal vaccine distribution and honor frontline healthcare workers around the world. the concert features performances by jennifer lopez, eddie vedder, foo fighters, j balvin, h.e.r., and more, plus appearances by prince harry and meghan markle, david letterman, olivia munn, chrissy teigen, jimmy kimmel, and nomzamo mbatha. online, free. >>

sunday

sun thru 6/20: city harvest’s annual feed our kids food drive: starting this mother’s day, donate kid-friendly, non-perishable food to help feed nyc children and families over the summer, when access to free school meals will be limited. various locations and online. >>

sun 12-7pm (monthly): pioneer works second sundays: enjoy live music and dj sets, artists’ open studios, art installations, and an assortment of in-person and online programs during pioneer works’ second sunday event series. this month’s edition celebrates the launch of the pioneer works broadcast, a ‘virtual home for interdisciplinary discourse’ on music, technology, science, and the arts. pioneer works (red hook) and online, free (donations welcome). >>

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michelin’s best (semi-)affordable restaurants of nyc: the annual michelin bib gourmand awards highlights 131 of the best places you can get an app, entrée, and a glass of wine or dessert for under $40. eater made a handy map of them here. >>

our roundup of 70+ ongoing events: beer gardens, public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>

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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

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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. >>

submissions

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