rent relief: if you’ve fallen behind on rent payments since the pandemic began, and your gross household income is at or below 80 percent of the area median income, you may qualify for the state’s new emergency rental assistance program. >>

bryant park yoga: reservations are going fast for the weekly outdoor yoga series, which is scheduled wednesday evenings 6/16-8/18. can’t make it or not comfortable going in-person? the classes will also be streamed live on instagram. >>

the nypl’s central circulating library and public rooftop is now open: formerly known as the mid-manhattan library, the newly-renovated building features a ‘wizard’s hat’-shaped penthouse, a roof terrace with an indoor cafe, an atrium that displays five levels of book stacks across three floors, a neoclassical painting-inspired ceiling mural, and more. >>

nyc gets a new concert venue: brooklyn made, a 500-capacity space in bushwick, will open in late september and include an outdoor courtyard and a bar and coffee shop that will be open every day. the venue’s initial bookings will feature jeff tweedy, trombone shorty + orleans avenue, band of horses, luna, whitney, and more. >>

a guide to all of broadway and off-broadway’s return dates (so far): theatermania’s put together a timeline of scheduled opening dates. >>

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


thurs (ongoing): harry potter new york flagship store opens: calling all wizards, witches, and wizarding world wannabes: a 21,000 square-foot homage to potterdom is opening its (dumble)doors! check out real props from the films, grab a (non-alcoholic) pint at the butterbeer bar, find your perfect wand, get in on the ‘accio’ with immersive vr games, and explore the largest collection of harry potter and fantastic beast merch. 935 broadway at e 22nd st (flatiron). >>

thurs (ongoing): rockwood music hall reopens: the famed lower east side music venue will resume live concerts at stage 2 starting tonight. all attendees will need to show proof of vaccination, which is also a requirement of artists and staff. >>

thurs thru 8/1: free tickets for the shed’s ‘open call’ series: reserve free tickets for ‘open call,’ an exhibition and performance series taking place at the shed (hudson yards). tickets are currently available for 6/3-13, and will be released on an ongoing basis. >>

thurs thru 7/9: new york paradise lost: bushwick era disco: coinciding with the release of meryl meisler’s monograph of the same title, clampart hosts an exhibition of the artists photographs of nyc from the 1970s to 1990s. related events include an opening reception and book signing june 5, a photo walk with the artist june 19, and more. clampart (chelsea), free admission. >>

thurs thru 6/30: pride light installation at lincoln center: in honor of pride month, the lincoln center campus is being illuminated with a rainbow design. >>

thurs thru 6/12: 6 x 9 art show: new york artists equity association’s spring fundraiser exhibition and sale features 60+ artist works, each measuring 6 x 9 inches and priced at $250. opening reception friday, june 4 6-9pm. equity gallery (les), free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: explore the nyc subway map redesign: find out how design and technology firm work + co. went about developing the first major mta map redesign in 40 years: a new digital live subway map that updates in real time to illustrate current train service status. presented by the new york transit museum. online, free (donations welcome). >>

thurs 7pm (weekly): rock lobster comedy show: feel the motion in the ocean at erik bergstrom (colbert) and sarah summerlin’s (huffpost) standup show, featuring caitlin peluffo (colbert), casey james salengo (comedy central), katie boyle (transplants comedy show), and dave anderson (mcsweeney’s). gold sounds (bushwick), suggested donation. >>

thurs 7:30pm (weekly): good delivery comedy show: comics stand(up) and deliver at natasha vaynblat and james hamilton’s weekly show. tonight’s lineup: alison leiby (the marvelous mrs. maisel), andre d. thompson (fallon), rachel mccartney (master minds), and courtney fearrington. the outdoor patio at gertie (williamsburg), $10. >>

thurs 7:30pm: live with carnegie hall: remembering greenwood: derrick ‘d-nice’ jones hosts a ‘civic-special edition’ of club quarantine to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the greenwood massacre and showcase how arts and music can help to build and rebuild communities. the episode features valeisha butterfield jones, the recording academy’s first-ever chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer, as well as tulsa-based artists who are part of the compilation hip-hop album and documentary fire in little africa. 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. pearl street triangle (+ online starting at 2pm), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm: broadway’s best shows series: spotlight on plays: catch a star-studded series of virtual readings of some of broadway and off-broadway’s most popular plays. tonight: adrienne kennedy’s ohio state murders, directed by kenny leon and starring audra mcdonald. online, $18 (proceeds will benefit the actors fund). >>

thurs 8pm: comedy + treats!: get your just desserts at comedy + treats, a new outdoor standup show at mia’s brooklyn bakery (boerum hill). featuring steven rogers (colbert), chloe radcliffe (fallon), nick hopping (amazon), alvin kuai, and jared waters. $5. >>

thurs 9pm (+ 7/8, 8/5): sonic cloisters: the met’s new site-specific electronic music series features producers performing concerts inspired by and set amidst the medieval architecture of the met cloisters. the series opens tonight in the fuentidueña chapel with lost souls of saturn (producers phil moffa and seth troxler). online, free. >>


fri (ongoing): mta’s ‘music under new york’ program returns: put on hold during the pandemic, the mta’s longstanding music program will bring the sound back underground with a rotating roster of 350 solo performers and ensembles. >>

fri thru 1/2/2021: automania: the automobile–a symbol of freedom, industry, style, danger, and ecological disaster. the museum of modern art puts the pedal to the metal with a new exhibition of posters, films, models, photos, sculptures, paintings, and, of course, automobiles themselves that explores conflicting sentiments about cars and car culture in the 20th century. museum of modern art (midtown), $25 general, $18 students/seniors. >>

fri thru 6/20: pop-up magazine: sidewalk issue: turn the page with pop-up magazine‘s immersive experience, a collection of stories — in film, sound, writing, art, and more — placed around fort greene and meant to be experienced at your own pace. free. >>

fri thru 6/13: 21st annual new york indian film festival: america’s oldest and largest indian film festival returns online with a program of feature, documentary, and short films made from, of, and about india. $4.99. >>

fri thru 6/13: brooklyn film festival: coming in with a whopping 140 features, shorts, animated films, and experimental films from 35 countries, the 24th brooklyn film festival opens with a hybrid online and in-person program of screenings, filmmaker introductions, q+as, interviews, and more. $10/film, $24/pass. >>

fri thru mon: newfest pride: the newfest lgbtq+ film festival kicks off pride month with six new films, plus virtual panels and special events. online, $12. >>

fri: free dougnuts: go glazy for these national doughnut/donut day freebies at participating locations:
dunkin’: free donut with any beverage purchase. >>
krispy kreme: free doughnut of choice. >>

fri various times: free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
a beautiful day in the neighborhood at astoria park >>
feel the noise at sunset park >>
trolls world tour at marx brothers playground (yorkville) >>

sponsored: fri 1pm: ‘7 michelin star secrets (and how to replicate them at home): join new york adventure club and chef tova sterling as we uncover the trade secrets behind what makes a restaurant one of the world’s best, with insider tips on how to implement them from your own kitchen. online, $10. >>

fri 7pm, 8:30pm (weekly): stand up à la mode: comedy show meets ice cream social at the stand up à la mode comedy show, featuring free ice cream by ample hills creamery and stand-up by shane torres (comedy central), isabel hagen (fallon), jamie wolf (chris gethard presents), nick hopping (amazon), and shatha yas (fickle comedy). outdoors at ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes two scoops of ice cream. >>

fri 7-10pm (fridays): dreamland roller disco: let the good times roll at lola star’s weekly outdoor skate party. tonight’s theme: boy bands vs. girl pop. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 8pm: sh*tshow: comedians with kids use their parenting experiences as fodder at the sh*tshow comedy show, hosted by ophira eisenberg (ask me another) and emily flake (the new yorker). tonight’s lineup (which does, admittedly, include some non-parents) includes jordan carlos (first wives club), luke thayer (laughs), shane torres (comedy central), and kat burdick (moth grandslam champion). littlefield (gowanus), $5 online, $15 in-person. >>

fri 8pm: 90s summer jams sing-along: now that summer is officially here, sing-along to the hits of summers gone by during secretformula’s music video streaming party. online, free. >>

fri 9pm: can’t cancel pride concert: elvis duran and bebe rexha host a virtual benefit to raise funds for lgbtq+ organizations like glaad, sage, the trevor project, the national black justice coalition, and others, with performances and appearances by p!nk, kulie minogue, leslie odom jr., and more. free (donations welcome). >>


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