saturday + sunday
sat thru 10/10 (reception 9/4 6-10pm. closed mondays thru wednesdays): dog show #1: the dinner party // stephen morrison: every dog has its day at artist stephen morrison’s first solo exhibition, which features 16 life-sized humanoid dog sculptures making mischief at an elegant yet hedonistic feast. the invisible dog art center (boerum hill), free. >>
sat + sun 11am-6pm: the original hester street fair reopens: over a year after closing up shop on its namesake street, the folks behind the original hester street fair reopen at the seaport’s pier 17. >>
sat thru mon 12-6pm (+ 9/11-12): washington square outdoor art exhibit: 50+ artists and crafters fill the sidewalks of university place and schwartz plaza (greenwich village) to showcase their works at this 90-year-old exhibition. free. >>
sat thru mon 12-6pm: richmond county fair: staten island’s historic richmond town’s annual county fair returns with classic carnival rides and games, living history demonstrations, live music, 100+ vendors, pie-eating contests, fair food, and more. $10 general, $8 seniors, $5 kids. >>
sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
countryman at o’donohue park (rockaway beach and boardwalk) >>
sister act at frederick douglass playground (uws) >>
sonic the hedgehog at nelson playground (bronx) >>
the lion king at westerleigh park (staten island) >>
sat 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. >>
sat 5-8pm, 8pm-2am: anime night market + afterparty: browse prints, pins, and other merch from a variety of artists and vendors (5-8pm, $5 admission). afterparty includes free ping pong ($20 admission, or free with $20 purchase at the market). spin (flatiron). >>
sat 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: dom salvador samba jazz sextet / dom salvador + abolition screening / dj nyack + eduardo brecho: afro-brazilian jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and bossa nova pioneer dom salvador leads a night of live music, dj sets, and a documentary film screening at rumsey playfield in central park. free. >>
sat 7pm: men in black ‘drink-along’: a drinking game nyc casts actors in a live staged reading of a beloved 80s or 90s movie and turns the whole thing into a drinking game. join them tonight as they stumble through men in black. the bell house (gowanus), $18 adv, $20 day of. >>
sponsored: sat 8pm (+ 9/10-11): i’ll never let go: titanic: relive your 90’s crush for all things leo and kate as they fight for true love aboard the rms titanic on it’s fateful night. join the usual rejects for this staged parody classic, a fan event for the ages. trivia! raffle prizes! audience participation! drinking game! sponsored by blue point brewery. two free beers with every ticket! chain theatre (midtown), use promo code ‘SKINT’ for $5 off tickets. >>
sat 8:30pm: modern whitney: an artistic comedy panel show: comedians give their best take on interpreting a piece of art before being schooled by a professional expert on what it truly means. pine box rock shop (bushwick), free. >>
sat 10pm: party like it’s 1999: last summer dance edition: the bell house’s turn-of-the-millennium dance party gives summer the send-off with dj steve reynolds throwing it back to the spice girls, haddaway, daft punk, aqua, and other chart-topping artists from the 90s and 00s. the bell house (gowanus), free. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is back at Prospect Park with an incredible lineup of performances all summer long!
Join us at the newly-renamed Lena Horne Bandshell for unforgettable summer nights with the likes of Wizkid, Trombone Shorty, Soul Summit and more.
Check out the festival line-up on BRIC’s website for more information. We can’t wait to see you #BackAtTheBandshell!
mon thru 9/12: women’s surf film festival: hang ten at lava girl surf’s eighth annual women’s surf film festival, a week of short and feature-length film screenings centered on female wave riders, plus a group art show, pop-up market, community paddle out, yoga class, panel discussions, and more. rockaway beach surf club + the rockaway hotel (rockaway beach), free admission. >>
mon 12-4pm: free ritz x coolhaus ice cream sandwich: snag a free ice cream sandwich this holiday (instagram follow required, apparently). courtesy of coolhaus and ritz crackers, the cool treat is a combo of coolhaus peanut butter ice cream and ritz-flavored cookies. broadway + east 17th street (union square). >>
mon 5pm doors, film at sunset: free outdoor movie (weather permitting): uncut gems at bryant park (midtown). >>
mon 7pm (weekly): cherry on top comedy: dairy queens jenny gorelick (seth meyers) and savannah desormeaux (the x change rate) host this weekly comedy show featuring a female, queer, and non-binary lineup and free ice cream at ample hills creamery (gowanus). tonight’s guests: jesse roth, erin dugan, zach schiffman, laura sogar, alex asifo, and rachel coster. $10 admission includes a small ice cream. >>
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 shane torres (colbert), julia shiplett (comedy central), rob cantrell (comedy central), jess salomon (fallon), tawanda gona, and electra telesford. $10 adv, $12 day of. >>
our roundup of 100+ ongoing events and attractions: open beaches, designated barbeque areas in parks, outdoor fitness classes, shakespeare in the park, 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