TUES-THURS, 6/28-30: OUTDOOR POOLS OPEN, ASTORIA FIREWORKS, JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN, AND MORE 

tuesday

tues thru the season: outdoor pools open: make a splash at one of the city’s 50+ free outdoor pools, which open for the summer season today. >>

tuesdays + thursdays (10am + 1pm, thru november): jacob javits center tours: take a look at the sprawling convention center’s operations and sustainability initiatives, which include a seven-acre green roof, a one-acre rooftop farm, honeybee hives, and more. jacob javits center (hudson yards), $5. >>

tues (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
citizen ashe at corona golf playground (queens) >>
clifford the big red dog at brighton playground (brighton beach) >>
spider-man: no way home at white playground (east harlem) >>
the addams family 2 at van alst playground (astoria) >>
the queen at nowadays (ridgewood) >>

tues 6pm: metro / new york / london / paris: photographer herb robinson and curator and editor eve sandler capture the diversity and shared humanity of straphangers of three bustling metropolises in their new book, metro, which they’ll discuss with photographer and former kamoinge workshop president beuford smith. rizzoli bookstore (flatiron), free admission. >>

tues 6:30pm (ends today): sunset salsa: step out at a waterfront salsa dance lesson and party led by performer and instructor talía castro-pozo. all experience levels welcome. hudson river park’s pier 76 (hudson yards), free. >>

tues 7pm (monthly): we love a theme: a storytelling show: a lineup of comedians tell funny, heartwarming, and cringe-inducing tales at tonight’s ‘solar power’-themed edition of bailey swilley’s monthly storytelling show. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free ($5 suggested donation). >>

tues 7:30pm (+ 7/12, 7/26, 8/2): naumburg orchestral concert series: the 117th season of live, outdoor classical music concerts at central park’s historic naumburg bandshell continues with the handel and haydn society, who’ll perform a program of works by handel, vivaldi, corelli, avison, and geminiani. free admission. >>

tues 8pm (ends today): washington square music festival: the 64th washington square music festival concludes with a concert by the tivon pennicott quartet at washington square park’s garibaldi plaza (greenwich village). free. >>

tues 8pm (monthly): sounds great! comedy show: hosts nora jefferies and paige smith-hogan rehash all the moments that have prompted them to say ‘sounds great’–whether sincerely or sarcastically–at this comedy show featuring dylan adler (hulu), meredith dietz (the onion), indigo asim (reductress), tony sykowski (pipe up comedy), and haley stiel. our wicked lady (bushwick), free. >>

wednesday

weds (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
dos estaciones at fort green park (fort green) >>
my name is pauli murray at garfield lawn (prospect park) >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at moore homestead playground (elmhurst) >>
soul bloomingdale playground (manhattan valley) >>
space jam: a new legacy at elmhurst park >>
space jam: a new legacy at john paul jones park (bay ridge) >>
spider-man: no way home at helen marshall playground (east elmhurst) >>
spider-man: no way home at pier a park (hoboken) >>

weds 1-6pm: baryshnikov arts center open house: resident artists amanda szeglowski, aaron landsman, ian askew, and baye + asa share dance, theater, and performance art works-in-progress at baryshnikov arts center (hell’s kitchen). free. >>

weds 3pm, 7pm (ends today): the fifth element 25th anniversary screenings: luc besson’s 1997 cult classic, starring bruce willis, milla jovovitch, and gary oldman, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

weds 7:30pm: astoria park independence day celebration + fireworks: picturesque pyrotechnics light up the sky at astoria park’s annual independence day celebration, which opens with live music by swingtime big band. festivities begin at 7:30pm and fireworks start at sundown (around 9pm). note: according to the website, the fireworks should also be visible from ‘virtually any parts of the north end of the east river and upper east side of manhattan.’ >>

weds 7:30pm: deanne smith’s deanarchy: comedian deanne smith (netflix) hosts a comedy showcase featuring dyking out podcast co-hosts carolyn bergier and melody kamali. union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day-of. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show – with free beer: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell serve up slices of standup at two boots pizza (williamsburg), where they’ll be joined by courtney bee (comedy central), seaton smith (conan), gracie canaan (nbc), and norlex belma (pbs). bonus: free beer from 7:30-8pm. free admission (rsvp to enter the pizza raffle). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by comedians lauren logiudice (moth storyslam champion), matt vita, michael harrison, and joshua machiz. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: judge john hodgman: live justice: comedian/fake judge john hodgman (the daily show, the new york times magazine) and comedian/fake bailiff jesse thorn (npr) take on legal problems ‘so trivial and absurd that no judge in their right mind would take them on’ in a live taping of their webby award-winning podcast, judge john hodgman. lincoln center’s damrosch park, free. >>

weds 8pm (weekly): airplane mode comedy show: unplug at the airplane mode comedy show, piloted by rohan padye, erik monikal, and ben katzner. tonight’s in-flight entertainment features devon walker (netflix), kate willett (colbert), tracy mcclendon (mtv), and zach russell (freestyle comedy). ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission (ice cream and pizza will be available for purchase). >>

weds 8pm (weekly): good girl comedy show: good girls laura merli (reductress) and molly brenner (molly brenner: i’m coming) bring their standup show back to friends and lovers (crown heights), with performers ashley gavin (hulu), sarah suzuki harvard (hulu), gabby bryan (unabashed), brett hiker, ann chunharakchote, and bo ballew. $5. >>

weds 8pm: pretty women: a real housewives musical revue: watch the latest episode of the real housewives of beverly hills, then see some live drama unfold as comedians sing pop songs in character as their fave bravo-lebrities. c’mon everybody (bed-stuy), $12.30 adv, $15 door. >>

thursday

thurs thru 10/16: five new exhibitions open at the new museum: the new museum’s latest exhibitions include art and race matters: the career of robert colescott, a survey exhibition of paintings from the artist’s 60-year-long career, five times brazil, a retrospective of films and video installations by bárbara wagner and benjamin de burca, off-grid, a site-specific installation by multidisciplinary artist kapwani kiwanga, revolted, a commissioned presentation by sculptor and performance artist doreen lynette garner, and screen series: naomi rincón gallardo, a collection of new video works by experimental and transdisciplinary artist naomi rincón gallardo. $18 general, $15 seniors, $12 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 7-9pm. >>

thurs thru 7/24 (thursdays-sundays at 6:30pm): hudson classical theater company: emma: hudson classical theater company presents an intimate outdoor production of jane austen’s emma, adapted by susane lee and set in 1950s newport, rhode island. soldiers’ and sailors’ monument in riverside park (uws), pay-what-you-can admission. >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
clifford the big red dog at playground 52 (bronx) >>
encanto at maria hernandez park (bushwick) >>
joe papp in five acts at bushwick inlet park (williamsburg) >>
megamind at pelham bay park (bronx) >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at helen marshall playground (east elmhurst) >>
sing 2 at robert moses playground (murray hill) >>

thurs 10am: see nyc’s only moving building in action: find a spot in front of the mccourt (hudson yards) and watch as the shell around the shed moves along its double-wheel track and ‘nests’ in a new position. >>

thurs 6:30pm (ends today): bingo in bryant park: have balls of fun (and maybe win a prize!) at the return of bryant park’s outdoor bingo night. hosted by comedian andy ross. free to play. >>

thurs 6:30pm: queen esther presents the black rose of texas featuring kat edmonson and synead cidney nichols: learn to dance like you’re in the lonestar state at an all-levels texas two-step and swing dancing class, then test out your new-found footwork as you groove to live music by vocalists queen esther and kat edmonson, joined by performance artist synead cidney nichols. the oasis at lincoln center’s josie robertson plaza, free. >>

thurs 7pm: george michael – a life: music biographer james gavin (is that all there is?: the strange life of peggy lee) delves into the artistry, image, and eventual self-destruction of pop superstar george michael in a conversation about his latest book, george michael – a life, with the bongos frontman and author richard barone. the rare book room at strand books (union square), $5 admission, $32.50 ticket includes a signed copy of the book. >>

thurs 8pm: landline comedy: jokes are on tap at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), where caitlin reese (daddy comedy), dylan adler (hulu), ian koranek (dunk history), josh comers (conan), and jolie dudley (must love dogs comedy) will perform in the brewery’s barrel cellar. free admission (rsvp to enter a raffle for a free drink). >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): holy hand grenade comedy show: for sips and giggles, head to barrow’s intense tasting room (industry city), home of barrow’s intense ginger liqueur, the city’s largest selection of new york state spirits, and tonight, stand-up comedy by fiona walsh, nathan badalov, liz barrett, subhah agarwal, alex koltchak, and raj belani. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: jill weiner and guest host connor creagan save the best for laughs at the laf dance saloon comedy show, returning with an evening of standup by kate willett (colbert), julie mitchell (vice), lindsay boling (off limits), max spinelli (buzzfeed), jason choi, igor martinez, and e.j. masicampo. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): tip top tits comedy show: it’s comedy or bust at janet hyde and mary cella’s stand-up show, returning tonight with dan st. germain (comedy central), menuhin hart (comedy central), rachel mccartney (pbs), and yoshiko watson (cosmopolitan) on hand to rack up the laughs. bonus: $3 pbrs. outdoors at tip-top bar + grill in clinton hill (inside if raining), free admission. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 60+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness, roller skating, screenings, art, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint

FRI-MON, 6/24-27: SKINT WEEKEND

friday

fri thru sun: nyc pride weekend events! we rounded up 25+ free and inexpensive ways to celebrate and stand with nyc’s lgbtq+ community this weekend. the list was so long, we created a separate page for it here >>

thru september (saturdays 11am-3:30pm): kayak­ing on gov­er­nors island: all are welcome to paddle in the small cove at governors island’s pier 101. first-timer? the boathouse staff will give you all the instructions you need to float your boat. free. >>

thru the season (closed wednesdays thru sundays): vale(mini)golf: go fore it! the william vale hotel in williamsburg has opened a nine-hole mini golf course, featuring a ‘you are not alone’ mural by artist jason naylor. $15 general, $10 children ($1 from each round will be donated to the national alliance on mental illness of new york city). >>

thru 7/29 (tues-sat 10am-6pm): paola pivi: free landscape: in conjunction with artist paola pivi’s exhibition at the andy warhol museum in pittsburgh and you know who i am at the high line, perrotin gallery (les) has installed pivi’s free land scape, a 100-foot long denim ‘tunnel’ that weaves across the gallery’s third floor space. visitors are welcome to (gently) crawl, walk, swing, or tumble through the work. perrotin gallery (les), free. >>

fri thru sun: brooklyn americana music festival: the eighth annual brooklyn americana music festival brings together 30 artists playing original folk, roots, country blues, and more at liberty lawn in brooklyn bridge park, and four indoor establishments in dumbo, red hook, and carroll gardens/columbia street waterfront district. $20 opening night, free all other days. >>

fri + sat (fri 12-7pm, sat 11am-3pm): caraa summer sample sale: fashion-forward folks can shop for luxury sport handbags, accessories, masks, and more at up to 90% off at caraa hq (19 west 22nd street). >>

fri + sat (various times): marcel the shell with shoes on w/ jenny slate in-person: actor, comedian, and writer jenny slate will be in-person for q+as and introductions at select screenings of the big screen debut of her beloved youtube character ‘marcel the shell with shoes on.’ amc lincoln square 13 and the angelika film center, various prices. >>

fri + sat (7pm): emerging music festival at bryant park: returning for the first time since 2019, this year’s emerging music festival, curated by adhoc, showcases six up-and-coming bands: benét, dougie pool, and daneshevskaya (fri) and 95 bulls, talia goddess, and reyna tropical (sat). free. >>

​​fri + sat (9:30pm): rape victims are horny too! comedy and music about healing from trauma (album recording): comedians and rape survivors kelly bachman and dylan adler use comedy and songs to navigate their trauma, inviting the audience to laugh, cry, and laugh some more. special album recording shows fri + sat. caveat (les), $10-15. >>

fri: (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
e.t. the extra-terrestrial on the flight deck of the intrepid pier 86) >>
eternals at dyker beach park playground in dyker beach park >>
le capitan (captain blood) at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
spider-man: no way home at baisley pond park (queens) >>
spider-man: no way home at lemon creek park (staten island) >>
the mitchells vs. the machines at main pool mccarren park (greenpoint/williamsburg) >>
tom & jerry at william f. passannante ballfield (greenwich village) >>

fri 5-8pm: swedish midsummer festival: ring in the summer solstice as you dance around the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, watch a parade, listen to live traditional music, eat swedish delicacies, and more at robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park). free admission. >>

fri 7pm (select fridays thru 9/2): fireworks at the brooklyn cyclones baseball game: start your weekend off with a bang as fireworks fill the skies after tonight’s game at maimonides park. $10-15. >>

fri 7pm (fridays thru 8/26): sunset on the hudson music series: it sounds like summer on the riverfront, where you can kick back and enjoy a free twilight concert most fridays thru the summer. the series continues with resistance revival chorus, a collective of women and non-binary singers. pier 45 (west village). >>

fri 7pm: this sucks live!: misery loves comedy at stef dag’s ‘this sucks’ variety show, where guests will vent about everything that sucks the most right now by way of standup, culture roundups, slideshows, and audience games. featuring ashton womack (the daily show), martin urbano (kimmel), savannah desormeaux (the x-change rate), and clara olshansky (harpers). the red room @ kgb bar (east village), $10 (+ 2 drink min). >>

fri 7pm (weekly): cuba libre comedy show: oh buoy! held in the gowanus dredgers canoe club boathouse, the cuba libre comedy show stirs up something funny along the gowanus canal. tonight’s lineup: sabeen sadiq, zilla vodnas, bo ballew, erik scott, and james coburn. hosted by evan hernandez and paul valdes-rodriguez. drinks available for donation. free-$5. >>

fri 7:30pm (monthly): laugh it off – a comedy show in a dog cafe: bring your problems and your pups to the laugh it off variety show, where audience members submit their everyday problems and comedians try their best to ‘fix’ them. boris and horton (east village), $12. >>

fri 7:30pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes and stories about nyc and their hometowns at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by sean donnelly (colbert), erica spera (james corden), andy fiori (sirius xm), bridget geiran (séance comedy), and kyle pennant. hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

fri 8pm: rooftop films: the sacred spirit (espíritu sagrado): rooftop films presents a screening of chema garcía ibarra’s feature the sacred spirit (espíritu sagrado) and daniel zvereff’s short film life is a particle time is a wave, with live pre-show music by los cielitos, a post-screening q+a, and an after party. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

fri 8:30pm (weekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at this women-produced and hosted comedy show, returning to the back room at halyards (gowanus) with stand-up by andy haynes (comedy central), sean donnelly (conan), ranaan hershberg (fallon), remy kassimir (explained), lissa lenis, and kelso dowling. free admission (a tip jar will be passed around at the end of the show). >>

fri 9pm (weekly): live from outer space comedy show: erik bergstrom (colbert), myka fox (trutv), john f. o’donnell (redacted tonight), and max bruno host an evening of out-of-this-world stand-up at the cobra club. tonight: shane torres (comedy central), nate fridson (comedy central), carmen lagala (colbert), matthew broussard (fallon), and jessica levin. cobra club (bushwick), donation-based. >>

sponsored

Bowie Boat Bash & Feeling Gloomy Reunion

Our flag means gloom! And it also means we are back for a David Bowie Boat Bash and Feeling Gloomy Reunion. Friday July 8th we’ll be sailing off into the blue, blue, electric blue blasting Bowie hits all night as well as our regularly scheduled programming of sad tunes to get your feet shaking from New-Wave to Synth-Pop and Brit-Pop.

In person for the first time since 2020, our Gloomy DJs William and Nathaniel will be rejoined by Gordon to make the night one to remember aboard THE LUCILLE, departing from Skyport Marina – East 23rd Street & FDR Drive (EAST side).

Bowie Boat Bash & Feeling Gloomy Reunion
Friday, July 8
6pm doors, sail 7pm
21+
Tickets: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/-bowie-boat-bash-the-cosmo-rocks-tickets/12086975

saturday

sat thru 1/1/2023: living with the walking dead exhibition and romero + co. screening series: just ahead of the show’s final season, museum of the moving image (astoria) takes you behind the scenes of long-running amc series the walking dead with a new exhibition exploring the show’s predecessors, development, and impact, and features original costumes, props, concept art, storyboards, scripts, prosthetic makeup, and more. to accompany the exhibition, the museum is also hosting a screening series of george romero’s iconic zombie films and the movies they inspired (thru 7/30). $14–$20 ticket includes timed-entry admission to the special exhibition, plus access to all museum galleries. >>

sat + sun (10am-4:45pm): origami usa convention exhibition: see what unfolds at the origami usa convention exhibition, which will include an art show with works by origami artists from around the world, along with a vendor marketplace selling books, paper, accessories, jewelry, and more. sheraton times square, free admission. >>

sat + sun (10am-6pm): five points festival: the designer toy festival returns with 120+ artists and vendors selling toys, pins, street art, indie comics, and apparel. zero space (gowanus), $20+ admission. >>

sat + sun (11am-5pm): celebr-asian of love pop-up market: aapi creatives and entrepreneurs (ace) presents a summer pop-up market featuring 40+ aapi makers and small businesses selling accessories, apparel, beauty and wellness products, home goods, artwork, food, and more at industry city. (while you’re in the neighborhood, you can also dig into a treasure trove of oddities at the morbid anatomy flea market – sat 12-6pm). free admission (donations welcome). >>

sat + sun (12-7pm): african pop-up festival: summer edition: a dozen food vendors and 25 merch vendors celebrating the african diaspora come together for an outdoor fest. hillel plaza at flatbush/nostrand, free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat + sun (1pm): brooklyn utopias interactive performance tour of gowanus: artichoke dance company presents an immersive walking tour through the evolving brooklyn neighborhood of gowanus, where audiences will learn about local environmental justice issues and community initiatives through dance performances and interactive experiences. a community conversation will follow the saturday tour. begins at gowanus’s old stone house, $25. >>

sat + sun (sat 8pm, sun 2pm): the chelsea symphony: triumph: from sorrow to jubilation, the chelsea symphony ‘traverses the full range of human experience’ with a season-ending program that includes mahler’s fifth symphony, otar gordeli’s flute concertino (sat only), and gabriela lena frank’s will-o’-the-wisp (sun only). the dimenna center for classical music (midtown west), $25 adv, $20 suggested donation at the door. >>

sat + sun (various times): free summerstage concerts: the beloved summer performing arts festival continues this weekend with performances by action bronson, karen y los remedios, and statik selektah (sat 4pm at flushing meadows corona park), stephanie mills, keni burke, ted smooth, and dj j-ronin (sat 7pm at the coney island amphitheater), monobloco, nailah blackman, and dj patricktor4 (sun 4pm in flushing meadows corona park), and more. >>

sat: (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
let the little light shine at brooklyn army terminal (sunset park) >>
moana at travers park (queens) >>
raya and the last dragon at st. vartan park (murray hill) >>
shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings at sunset park >>
sing 2 at paerdegat park (east flatbush) >>
sing 2 at faber park recreation center (staten island) >>
space jam at virginia park (bronx) >>

sat 1-7pm (monthly thru 11/19): bronx night market: the bronx’s outdoor pop-up is back with a rotating lineup of vendors (majority micro-, small-, lgbtq+-, poc-, immigrant-, and female-owned) serving up food, drink, apparel, jewelry, art, and more, plus with live music and dance performances. fordham plaza (bronx), free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

sat 2pm: wet hot american summer drink-along: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them this afternoon as they stumble through wet hot american summer. the bell house (gowanus), $18 adv, $20 day-of. >>

sat 4pm (+ 6/26): islands in the sea ritual: let your your burdens, worries, and grief drift away you release a floating vessel into the paul milstein reflecting pool at hearst plaza as part of artist amanda phingbodhipakkiya’s new installation, islands in the sea. inspired by the thai festival loi krathong, the interactive installation features nine sculptures that signify the grieving process and a path forward from loss. free. >>

sat 4pm: celebrate brooklyn! family show: bric’s 44th free outdoor festival returns for a summer filled with concerts and performances at prospect park’s lena horne bandshell. today’s family show features montréal-based music and acrobatics ensemble cirque kalabanté, with an opening performance by guinean singer natu camara. free. >>

sat 4-10pm (+ 7/30): new york modular society summer synth series: the new york modular society, a collective dedicated to sharing love and knowledge about modular synthesizers, hosts a series of backyard parties at project parlor (bed-stuy) featuring electronic artists of various genres. $10 adv, $15 door. >>

sat 5:45pm: sofia coppola’s marie antoinette w/ intro and book signing by hannah strong: to celebrate the release of her illustrated critical survey of filmmaker coppola’s career, sofia coppola: forever young, film critic hannah strong will deliver an introduction to a 35mm screening of marie antoinette (2006), followed by a book signing. roxy cinema (tribeca), $15 admission (book price tbd). >>

sat 6-10pm: noosphere arts ‘we are nature’ rooftop series: noosphere arts’ summer series continues at the rooftop gardens of the kingsland wildflowers sanctuary (greenpoint) with an evening of live music, site-specific dance performances, art installations, and more. donation-based. >>

sat 7pm: live dungeons and dragons theater show: test your dice-rolling skills at a live-action dungeons and dragons theater show, where audience members can help determine the fate of the actors and comedians improvising their way through the saga. bonus: ticket includes a free beer. chain theatre (midtown west), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

sunday

sun 11am: coney island cyclone turns 95: coney celebrates the historic cyclone rollercoaster’s 95th birthday with free rides for the first 95 people in line this morning. >>

sun 11am: prospect park super hike: take in prospect park’s highlights and natural history during a lengthy hike guided by nyc urban park rangers. free. >>

sun 12-4pm: egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas street festival: immerse yourself in the cultural diversity of the lower east side and chinatown at the 21st egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas festival, which includes traditional music and dance performances, handicraft workshops, food demos, and of course, the festival’s titular delicacies. free admission. >>

sun 12-5pm: badass animal rescue street fest: every dog has its day at this annual furbaby-friendly street fair filled with adoptable pups, food (for dogs and humans), vendors, raffles, and more. president street between 3rd ave and nevins (gowanus), free admission. >>

sun 12-8pm (rescheduled from 6/12): artmageddon: over 150 local artists and bands take over victorian flatbush for the day, filling the historic neighborhood with live outdoor music performances, visual art, and kids’ activities. free admission (donations welcome). >>

sun 3pm, 7pm (+ 6/29): the fifth element 25th anniversary screenings: luc besson’s 1997 cult classic, starring bruce willis, milla jovovitch, and gary oldman, returns to select theaters for two days. various prices. >>

sun 4pm (thru 8/10): laughter in the park and laughter in the city: ny laughs serves up a 16th season of alfresco stand-up comedy, continuing this sunday with a performance at washington square park’s garibaldi plaza. free. >>

sun 8pm: good dog show: howl with laughter at the good dog show, a dog-friendly comedy show featuring human comedians janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), shalewa sharpe (comedy central), chloe radcliffe (fallon), norlex belma (pbs), matt jenkins, and danny rathbun. hosted by jonathan zeller. putnam’s pub and cooker (clinton hill), $7. >>

sun 8pm: emmy blotnick: the 30 fragrances of jennifer lopez: aroma meets therapy at comedian emmy blotnick’s new hour-long romp through j.lo’s signature scents and a family scandal. with opening performances by jo firestone (fallon) and martin urbano (kimmel). union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>

sun 8:30pm: rob cantrell + super friends: comedian rob cantrell (girls5eva) hosts a night of standup at littlefield (gowanus), featuring funny friends dave hill (unbreakable kimmy schmidt), reggie conquest (insecure), and joyelle nicole (fallon). $10 adv, $12 door. >>

monday

mon: (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
encanto (en español) at corona golf playground (queens) >>
hairspray (2007) at bryant park (midtown west) >>
summer shorts at the hudson (inwood) >>
the nowhere inn at bushwick inlet park (williamsburg) >>
to wong foo, thanks for everything! julie newmar at our wicked lady (williamsburg) >>
walk with me at the rooftop at pier 17 (seaport) >>

mon 4-10pm: brooklyn night market: the creators of the uptown night market, bronx night market, and harlem bazaar launch their latest night market at industry city with 40+ local food and merch vendors. free admission (pay-as-you-go). >>

mon 7pm: opera italiana in central park: the opera italiana is in the air orchestra fills central park’s naumburg bandshell with the soaring sounds of arias, duets, and symphonies by mozart, donizetti, puccini, verdi, and rossini, plus world premieres of works by new york philharmonic’s very young composers jordan millar and paloma dineli chesky. free. >>

mon 7:30pm: the year time stopped: the global pandemic in photos: scopio founders nour chamoun and christina hawatmeh talk with a panel of contributing artists about their new book, the year time stopped, a collection of 200 photos by artists around the world that capture the covid-19 pandemic and the sweeping social and racial justice movements of our times. greenlight bookstore (prospect lefferts gardens), free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm: (monthly): u host? lgbtq+ comedy: host griffin leeds and guest co-host edson montenegro present a lineup of lgbtq+ comedians at the rosemont (williamsburg), including emma willmann (colbert), james tison (out), shenuque tissera (someecards), and nathan pearson. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 7:30pm: choral chameleon institute concert: the choral chameleon vocal ensemble and chorus perform a program of brand-new works composed in just eight days leading up to the concert, led by three conductors. church of st. paul the apostle (uws), free admission. >>

mon 7:30pm, 9:55pm (monthly): musical mondays: a monthly series of iconic musicals hits the big screen at village east by angelika, continuing tonight with john cameron mitchell’s hedwig and the angry inch (2001), starring mitchell, miriam shor, and stephen trask. $16. >>

sponsored: mon 8pm: $7 for carnegie hall, stern auditorium / perelman stage: manhattan concert productions is delighted to welcome you to the final concert of their 2021-2022 season, light eternal, featuring eliza rubenstein conducting haydn’s triumphant lord nelson mass and pearl shangkuan leading the masterwork festival chorus in dan forrest’s contemporary work, requiem for the living. additionally, the indianapolis youth symphony orchestra performs works by tchaikovsky, holdridge, and strauss ii. get tickets for any seat in the house (including orchestra) for just $7 (up to a $110 value!). >>

mon 8pm: the moth storyslam: put your storytelling skills to the test at the moth’s storyslam, the popular community-based open mic storytelling competition where anyone can share a five-minute tale on the evening’s theme. the bell house (gowanus), $15. >>

mon 8pm (biweekly): dad: a comedy show at the jane: find the funny at a fancy venue: the dad comedy show returns to the historic jane hotel ballroom with hosts alex english, devon walker, and gary richardson. $8 adv, $12 day-of. >>

mon 8pm (weekly): butterboy comedy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with stand-up by hannah einbinder (hacks), atheer yacoub (comedy central), mike drucker (full frontal with samantha bee), charles mcbee (mtv), and sami schwaeber (exposure therapy comedy). littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 day-of. >>

ongoing

our roundup of 60+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness, roller skating, screenings, art, and more. >>

stay safe and healthy
– the skint

CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE: FREE CONCERTS START JULY 1! (SPONSORED)

Carnegie Hall Citywide
Free Concerts across New York City

Carnegie Hall Citywide returns for another summer of free performances. Experience everything that makes New York City so vibrant as we highlight sounds from across the country and around the globe right here in our neighborhoods.

Summer Concert Schedule

Friday, July 1 at 7 PM
Bryant Park
Afro Latin Jazz Alliance
featuring the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

The Grammy Award–winning Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (ALJE) is an octet of virtuosos with roots in Latin jazz traditions trailblazed by greats like Tito Puente and Mario Bauzá. With a keen ear for the music’s future, the ALJE performs a diverse repertoire that highlights the ensemble’s principal musicians.
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Friday, July 8 at 7 PM
Bryant Park
The Baylor Project

The Baylor Project represents one of today’s great musical marriages—a genre-crossing exploration led by vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor, spanning jazz, blues, soul, gospel, and more. Their most recent album, 2021’s Generations, earned the couple their first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album (Vocal), as well as its fourth Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
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Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27 at 6 PM
Madison Square Park
Attacca Quartet

The Grammy Award–winning Attacca Quartet has been described as “close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal: four strikingly individual players with the ability to speak eloquently in one voice” by The Washington Post, and as “one of the most versatile and outstanding ensembles of the moment—a quartet for modern times” by The Nation. In this free performance, the quartet responds to a public art installation in Madison Square Park by Cristina Iglesias.
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Friday, July 15 at 7 PM
Bryant Park
Squirrel Nut Zippers

The platinum-selling Squirrel Nut Zippers never fail to get feet moving with their irresistible blend of hot jazz, swing-revival playfulness, folk storytelling, and off-kilter musical wit. Their latest album, Lost Songs of Doc Souchon, is “inspired by all of the mysterious characters from the history of New Orleans jazz music,” says bandleader Jimbo Mathus.
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Friday, July 22 at 7 PM
Bryant Park
The Broadway Sinfonietta

The 25-piece Broadway Sinfonietta is a highly acclaimed, all-women and majority-women-of-color orchestra making its anticipated full-orchestra debut under the musical direction of Macy Schmidt. Putting an orchestral spin on indie pop, classic Broadway, and contemporary musical theatre, the evening’s program explores the idea of finding one’s voice—and what to do with it once found.
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Friday, July 29 at 7 PM
Bryant Park
The Hot Sardines
featuring Nellie McKay

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines is making a name for itself as “one of the best jazz bands in New York today” (Forbes). In this performance they welcome guest vocalist Nellie McKay, a first-rate entertainer described as a “renegade songwriter with an ultra-flexible Great American Songbook sensibility.” (Rolling Stone)
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Saturday, August 27 at 5 PM
Historic Richmond Town
Invoke

Genre-bending, multi-instrumental ensemble Invoke encompasses musical traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Fueled by their passion for storytelling, Invoke weaves these musical styles together to create truly unique contemporary repertoire, written by and for the group.
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Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Please refer to the presenting venue or event space for the latest information on safety protocols.

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