summerstage kicks off june 17. lottery for free tickets begins monday, june 7 at 12pm: the annual summerstage is returning with live in-person shows at rumsey playfield in central park, marcus garvey park in harlem, flushing meadows-corona park in queens, and the coney island amphitheater. the season includes performances by the jazz at lincoln center orchestra with wynton marsalis, questlove, patti smith, gloria gaynor, complexions contemporary ballet, the metropolitan opera, and many more. ticket request forms for most shows will open three weeks in advance on mondays at noon. >>

our roundup of 80+ ongoing events: outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, beer gardens, and more. >>


sat + sun: pride events!:
• sat 11am: gotham cheer cheerleading team at brookfield place (fidi). free. >>
• sat 2-6pm: first saturday lite: still here, still queer at brooklyn museum plaza (prospect heights). free. >>
• sat thru 6/27: pride exhibition: a celebration of diversity, identity, and history at culture lab lic at the plaxall gallery. free. >>
• sun 12pm: queer dog pride march at prospect park. free. >>

sat thru 7/4: a literal public soapbox and stage is coming to astor place: artist rashid johnson’s ‘red stage,’ a 30-feet-wide and 13-feet-tall stage that’s open to anyone to use, will host performances, rehearsals, meetings, and more. >>

sat thru 9/13: : riverside park art exhibition spans more than 80 blocks: in celebration of riverside park conservancy’s 35th anniversary, a summer-long art exhibition, ‘re:growth,’ features installations by more than 20 artists spread out from 64th to 151st streets. free. >>

sat + sun (weekends in june): shop the village: the west village’s bleecker street will be closed to traffic between 7th avenue and bank street for four weekends of in-store events, live music, pop-up food vendors and restaurant deals, fitness sessions, kids activities, and more. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: brooklyn magazine’s summer flea at the william vale: the folks from brooklyn mag will host 20+ local vendors for a pop-up flea in the courtyard and upper-level grassy mezzanine at the william vale hotel in williamsburg. free admission. >>

sat + sun 11am-6pm: free admission to grief and grievance: art and mourning in america closing weekend at new museum: originally conceived by late curator and champion of black artists okwui enwezor, this group exhibition offers works by 37 artists who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss as a direct response to racist violence experienced by black communities across america. included: jean-michel basquiat, lorna simpson, hank willis thomas, kara walker, carrie mae weems, and more. new museum (les), reserve free tickets online. >>

sat 11am-2pm: fourth annual open garden day nyc: more than 60 community gardens across the five boroughs will open their gates to the public today for tours, music, arts and crafts, workshops on plants and composting, and more. various locations, free. >>

sat 1-10:30pm: frqncy1 music + podcast + comedy streaming event: 10 nyc music and podcast acts including chapo trap house, zola jesus, tinder live with lane moore, we hate movies, and more will take the virtual stage during this interactive streaming festival, broadcasting live from elsewhere in bushwick. to help recreate the experience of a live concert, frqncy allows audiences to applaud and cheer and have the performers actually hear it onstage, hang out and video chat with friends, connect with performers backstage, and comment in public text chat groups. $19.99 (a portion of proceeds will benefit the national independent venue coalition). >>

sat 3:30-6:30pm: global forms theater festival – glimpse: the global forms theater festival presents glimpse, an outdoor celebration of life and new beginnings featuring over 20 immigrant artists from india, iran, south africa, lebanon, and more. the peninsula in prospect park, free. >>

sat 6-9pm (rain date: sunday): gowanus night heron: an outdoor pop-up art exhibition: 20 brooklyn artists display their work at a pop-up exhibition of photography, painting, ceramics sculpture, spoken word, light, video, and more on the banks of the gowanus canal. rabbit mover’s lot (gowanus), free. >>

sat + sun 7:30pm (+ 6/10, 6/13): nocturning; or wayward are such dreams – a new play for zoom by joey santia: what do you do when you’re trapped in a dream that knows you better than you know it? revisit the strange dreams you had this year during joey santia’s play about four people who have to figure out how to survive in a world more dangerous than they imagined. the 6/6 and 6/10 performances are ‘sketch nights,’ during which audiences are invited to come with art supplies and sketch (or paint/write/sew) along with the show. online, free ($10 suggested donation will benefit the new sanctuary coalition). >>

sat 8pm (biweekly): 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, with performers mike brown (samantha bee), steve rogers (colbert), xazmin garza (sirius xm), taylor garron (the onion), and emma schmidt. friends and lovers (crown heights), $5. >>


sun thru 9/25: cézanne drawing: the museum of modern art brings together over 250 rarely-seen works in pencil and watercolor by paul cézanne, along with some of the french post-impressionist’s key paintings. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. >>

sun 10am: mushroom hike in prospect park: budding fungi foragers can learn about the different varieties of mushrooms found in prospect park at this hourlong moderate hike guided by nyc urban park rangers. free. >>

sun 10am-5pm (sundays): grand bazaar nyc reopens: shop for vintage and antique treasures, handicrafts, clothing, art, jewelry, food, and more at nyc’s oldest and largest curated market, returning after a 15-month hiatus with over 80 independent vendors. 100 w 77th st. at columbus ave. (outdoors), free admission. >>

sun 2pm (+ 6/13): scandinavian music festival in fort tryon park: drink in views of the hudson as you get to know the music, culture, and traditions of scandinavia at this annual summer concert series, featuring performances by the new york scandia symphony and guest artists. billings lawn at fort tryon park (washington heights), free. >>

sun 4pm (sundays thru 6/27): egg rolls, egg creams, and empanadas festival: experience the diverse cultural landscape of the lower east side, chinatown, and loisaida during a month-long virtual edition of the museum at eldridge street’s annual street festival, featuring deep dives into the music, dance, art, and food of each of the neighborhood’s communities. online, free. >>

sun 6-10pm (rescheduled from 5/29 due to weather): noosphere arts ‘we are nature’ rooftop series opening celebration: brooklyn non-profit noosphere arts kicks off its summer series with an evening of rooftop revelry. festivities include dance and music performances, artwork on view, a benefit auction, and a closing dance party on the docks by newtown creek. ‘we are nature’ is noosphere’s forthcoming series of live music, dance, and theater performances, art installations, lectures, and more, all set in and around the kingsland wildflowers native-flora rooftop gardens in greenpoint. last frontier nyc (greenpoint), $20+. >>


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