sponsored: sat thru 10/9 (saturdays): participate in here’s city-wide the story box: unpack the contents of the story box, an intimate storytelling event that documents the problematic history of asian people in the u.s., and the rise in anti-asian violence through the lens of japanese-american identity. written and performed by suzi takahashi and directed by kristin marting, the story box will run on select saturdays in outdoor spaces in each of the five boroughs of nyc. pay-what-you-wish tickets. >>
sat thru 9/17: ‘i love new york’ screening series: in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the museum of the moving image (astoria) presents a cinematic love letter to new york city: martin scorsese’s new york, new york (1977) and spike lee’s 25th hour (2002). $15 general, $11 students/seniors. >>
sat + sun (12-6pm): 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 (various times): commemorate the 20th anniversary of september 11 through the tribute in light, the table of silence project, live concerts, art exhibitions, and more events held throughout the city. >>
sat (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
bill + ted face the music at timoshenko soccer field (staten island) >>
man on wire at o’donohue park (rockaway beach and boardwalk) >>
one night in miami at st. nicholas park (west harlem) >>
spider-man: into the spider-verse at lozada playgound (bronx) >>
the farewell at sunset park >>
sat 10am-8pm: brooklyn botanic garden offers free admission for a day of reflection: spend the day in at bbg, which has two collections dedicated to the remembrance of 9/11: the liberty oaks, which were planted along the eastern and western edges of the cherry esplanade, and the tree peony collection, which blooms in april/may and was a gift from the japanese town of yatsuka-cho in 2002. >>
sat 10am-4pm: bike jumble: get back in the saddle at new york’s only bicycle flea market, where you can shop for new and used bikes, bike accessories, clothing, and more. the old stone house (park slope), free admission. >>
sat 3-7pm (ends today): fort greene park jazz festival: brooklyn jazz icon eric frazier brings some of fort greene’s premier jazz ensembles together each year for an afternoon of music and dancing. this year’s festival features eric frazier’s azucar salsa band, hanka g trio, ghanniya green + friends, and harmony bartz band. free. >>
sat 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: erica campbell / the walls group / lena byrd miles / jason mcgee and the choir: grammy-winning contemporary gospel vocalist erica campbell (half of the duo mary mary) headlines a night of music at rumsey playfield in central park. a pre-show rooftop films presentation kicks things off. free. >>
sat 6-10pm: we are nature 4/2021: unearthed: noosphere arts hosts an evening of nature-themed rooftop performances and activities including the premiere of ‘unearthed,’ a site-specific outdoor concert centered on the range of emotional responses to the climate awareness fight, ‘jester eggs,’ a whimsical dance homage to the digester eggs behind noosphere’s stage roof, and a screening of short films followed by a q+a with the filmmakers. noosphere arts (greenpoint), $15. >>
sponsored: sat 8pm (ends today): 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 10pm: jenny’s birthday variety show: the party never stops at comedian jenny gorelick’s birthday-themed variety show, featuring comics mary beth barone (comedy central), moss perricone (patriot act), savannah desormeaux (the x change rate), larry owens (a strange loop), and zach teague + drew lausch (haus party). union hall (park slope), $10 adv, $15 day of. >>
Brooklyn Public Library, in collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance, will launch the fourth semester of University Open Air, a free series of outdoor classes taught by professors, researchers and academics from around the world. Classes for the two-week semester will take place outside along the lawn surrounding the Boathouse in Prospect Park located at 101 East Dr., Brooklyn, NY 11225. Classes will be capped at 12 participants; social distancing and masks will be required.
University Open Air is a space for immigrants, many of whom face obstacles teaching in their respective fields in the U.S., to share their knowledge and experience with fellow community members, neighbors and friends. Courses will be offered over the span of two-weeks (9/9 – 9/19) on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in the sciences, humanities, and other disciplines. Please note, while UOA courses aim to equip students with valuable skills, they are non-accredited.
To see a full course schedule and to register for classes, please visit:
For general questions or press inquiries, please email: email@example.com
University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund.
sun thru 10/30: experience the times of bill cunningham: a new immersive exhibition brings the larger-than-life world of photographer bill cunningham into focus. unfolding over 18,000 square feet at live rocket studios (seaport), the career-spanning exhibition features interactive experiences including a staircase that digitally changes your outfit to give you a cunningham-worthy look, a gallery connecting the fashion trends captured by cunningham and today’s latest styles, large-scale reproductions of the artist’s most iconic photos, videos, and audio interviews, and more. $30. >>
sun 8am-4pm: wanderlust 108: the world’s only ‘mindful triathlon’ returns to prospect park with a day of movement, mindfulness, and community. activities include a group fitness class led by taryn toomey, a dj-fueld yoga class, a meditation session, a food and handicraft market, workshops in the ‘esoteric arts,’ and more. virtual attendees can drop in via wanderlust’s online portal, where the event will be live-streamed (pre-event instructional videos will also be available on the site). the nethermead in prospect park and online, free-$59. >>
sun 10am-3pm: the national arts club community day: the national arts club, housed in the elegant, historic samuel tilden mansion on gramercy park south, opens its doors for a day of free activities including architecture tours of the 1845 estate, live music, family arts lessons, and andy warhol portfolios: a life in pop, an expansive exhibition showcasing more than 80 of warhol’s portfolios and individual prints. >>
sun 11am-6pm: 10th annual nyc honey fest: to bee or not to bee? that is the question at this year’s buzzworthy honey fest, where you can shop for local and raw honey, bee pollen, wax goods, beauty products, hot sauces, and more. rockaway beach 106th street, free admission. >>
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. highlights of this month’s edition include an experimental audiovisual installation by singer-songwriter moses sumney, a rendering of a riker’s island solitary confinement cell by coby kennedy, a collection of embroidered portraits by lj roberts, and more. pioneer works (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>
sun 1-6pm (weekends 1-6pm thru 10/17): brooklyn waterfront artists coalition’s fall exhibitions opening: bwac’s seasonal art show takes over a 25,000 square foot gallery on the brooklyn waterfront: the members’ exhibition, ‘hello, brooklyn,’ the juried exhibition, ‘threads that bind,’ judged by the american folk art museum’s stacy c. hollander, and the juried exhibition, ‘recycle,’ judged by materials for the art’s john cloud kaiser. bwac gallery (red hook), free (donations welcome). >>
sun 3pm: isadora duncan dance company: led by artistic director lori belilove, the company will perform a program of duncan’s choreographed works set to chopin, brahms, gluck, brian eno, smetana, and more. fort tryon park’s billings lawn, free. >>
sun 3pm (monthly thru 1/23): concerts on the slope: the city of tomorrow wind quartet kicks off this season’s chamber music concert series with ‘ecosystems,’ an afternoon of works by suh-rodriguez, coleman, wheeler, and more. st. john’s episcopal church (park slope), donation-based admission ($20 suggested). >>
sun 5pm doors, 7pm show: city parks summerstage: valerie june / hollywood anderson: brooklyn-based singer-songwriter valerie june headlines an evening of music at rumsey playfield in central park, performing tunes from her latest album, the moon and stars: prescriptions for dreamers. a pre-show rooftop films presentation kicks things off. free. >>
sun 8pm: gary gulman has guests: comedian gary gulman (the great depresh) brings funny friends brittany carney (comedy central), matty litwack (laughs), and others to the stage for a sunday standup slam. littlefield (gowanus), $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.
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