thurs thru 8/1: first look film fest 20/21: the museum of the moving image’s tenth annual first look festival showcases innovative new cinema from around the world, plus live performances, artist talks, filmmaker q+as, industry workshops, and more. museum of the moving image (astoria), $15 general, $11 students/seniors ($20 for opening and closing nights). >>

thurs thru 7/31 (thurs thru sun): live outdoor music at culture lab: take in some live music at culture club lic at the plaxall gallery, kicking of with musicians of new york city ballet performing a program for violin and cello duo. beer and food will be available for purchase. free admission. >>

sponsored: thurs thru sun: the other art fair: the other art fair, presented biannually by saatchi art, returns to brooklyn expo center (greenpoint) with works by 130 independent and emerging artists. free-$7.50 for a limited time here (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

thurs (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
beauty and the beast at carroll park (carroll gardens) >>
ghostbusters at cpf playground in highbridge park (washington heights) >>
scoob! at vidalia park (bronx) >>

thurs 5-8pm (thursdays thru august): summer evenings in the garden at merchant’s house museum: enjoy a glass of wine in the garden after you get a glimpse of 19th-century life in new york when you visit the merchant’s house museum (east village) during extended thursday night hours. $15. >>

thurs 6pm: stories from the cornelia street café part 2: let writer, performer, and cornelia street café co-founder and operator robin hirsch caffeinate your spirits as he regales you with stories of art, music, community, and more. tonight’s event is the second ‘virtual coffeehouse’ inspired by hirsch’s book about the cornelia street cafe, a staple of the village arts scene for over 40 years. presented by the greenwich village society for historic preservation. online, free. >>

thurs 6pm (+ 7/29): battery park city river + blues concert series: enjoy soulful sounds framed by summer sunsets on the hudson at this annual live music series, continuing tonight with a performance by grammy award-winning south carolina-based roots quintet ranky tanky. robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), free. >>

thurs 6pm (thursdays thru 9/30): jazz in times square: curated by jazz at lincoln center, this summer concert series brings the intimate ambiance of a jazz club to the neon and noise of times square. tonight: ashley pezzotti. broadway plaza between 43rd and 44th streets, free. >>

thurs 7pm (thursdays thru 8/5): astoria waterfront concert series: enjoy an evening of live music on the astoria park great lawn. tonight: abba tribute band dancing dream. free. >>

thurs 7pm, (thursdays thru august): st. ann’s warehouse dock street concerts: get back!: world-class musicians bring live music to brooklyn bridge park during the second iteration of st. ann’s warehouse’s outdoor concert series, continuing with sound artist, saxophonist, dj, and pioneer of ‘yoruba tech soul’ eli fola. free. >>

thurs 7:30pm (weekly): good delivery comedy show: comics stand(up) and deliver at natasha vaynblat, cj hunt and james hamilton’s weekly show. tonight’s lineup: josh gondelman (desus + mero), kath barbadoro (roast battle), marie faustin (broad city), and morgan jay (bring the funny). the outdoor patio at gertie (williamsburg), $10. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): comedy + treats!: get your just desserts at comedy + treats, an outdoor standup show in the backyard area of mia’s brooklyn bakery (boerum hill). featuring nick hopping (amazon), steven rogers (colbert), luis lopez (mtv), maddy smith (wild n’ out), and cab washington (runnin’ late comedy). $5. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): laf dance saloon: guest host albert kirchner (burn your heroes podcast) saves the best for laughs at laf dance saloon, returning with an outdoor evening of standup by andrea allan (billboard), kevin casey white (will arnett’s comedy show show), maddy smith (mtv), jill weiner (wikifreakz), and more. the backyard of basik (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 8:30pm: bad trip: comedians take a night off from stand-up to share some of the wildest things that have happened to them at bad trip, a storytelling comedy show hosted by joey rinaldi. after each performance, the audience is invited to ask the comedian questions about the story they just heard. tonight’s theme: ‘wrong place, wrong time.’ tiny cupboard (bushwick), $5. >>

thurs 10pm: sopranos: the musical: comedians mary houlihan and nick naney lead a cast of comics in a semi-improvised live musical episode of the sopranos, performed in the style of a high school production. union hall (park slope), $15. >>


Brooklyn Craft Brew Fest returns with two sessions featuring over 100 styles of craft beer, plus delicious food and great music!

On Saturday, July 24, Brooklyn Navy Yard will be hosting an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles, combining the best elements of a beer garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a craft beer festival.

Taste an amazing selection of beers from around the world!

Special offer for the skint readers:
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Brooklyn Craft Brew Fest
Saturday, July 24
Session 1: 1-4:30pm
Session 2: 6-9:30pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77 Waterfront Promenade
141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

21+ Only


fri thru 8/14: chain theatre one-act play festival: catch a 90-minute ‘mix-tape’ of live, short plays at each performance of the chain theatre’s one-act festival. in-person at the chain theatre (midtown) and online, $15 adv and online, $18 door. >>

fri thru sun: 42nd annual thunderbird american indian powwow: over 40 american indian nations will take part in three days of intertribal dance competitions at this annual celebration of native american culture, which also features a market of art, crafts, jewelry, and food. queens county farm museum (floral park, queens), $15. >>

fri (various times): free outdoor movies (weather permitting):
frozen ii at wnyc transmitter park (greenpoint) >>
onward at starlight park (bronx) >>
satin rouge at seward park (les) >>
save yourselves! at monsignor mcgolrick park (greenpoint) >>
the lego movie 2: the second part at gertrude ederle playground (midtown west) >>
the war with grandpa at paul raimonda playground (ditmars steinway) >>
wonder woman: 1984 at wolfe’s pond park (staten island) >>

sponsored: fri 7pm: carnegie hall citywide concert series: revel in the richness and variety of new york city’s music scene as local artists perform more than 20 free outdoor concerts in 11 venues across the five boroughs, spanning genres from classical to jazz to latin music and beyond. tonight: the knights orchestral ensemble performs a program of montgomery, clyne, courtin, and mozart in bryant park (midtown). >>

fri 7pm: summer of soul: harlem’s revolution books hosts a screening of summer of soul (…or, when the revolution could not be televised), questlove’s documentary about the harlem cultural festival in 1969, featuring stevie wonder, nina simone, mavis staples, and many more. free. >>

fri 7pm (+ 8/6, 8/27, 8/28, 9/3, 9/4): brooklyn cyclones + post-game fireworks: end the night with a boom as post-game fireworks light up the coney island sky on select dates thru the season. $18-22. >>

fri 7pm (weekly): transplants comedy show: funny folks from all over tell jokes about where they’re from and how they got to nyc at the transplants comedy show, featuring standup by sean donnelly (conan), marvin lattimore (welcome to my hood), oniyide francis (welcome to my hood), and adam muller (uncommontakes). hosted by lindsay theisen and katie boyle. q.e.d. (astoria), $15. >>

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 nick hopping (amazon), naomi karavani (redacted tonight), jill gonzalez, dan lamorte, and jon moskowitz. outdoors at ample hills creamery (gowanus), $10 admission includes a free small 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: spice girls in xanadu. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $24 admission includes skate rental (lockers available for $3-8). >>

fri 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: space jam ‘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. tonight, stumble with them through space jam. the bell house (gowanus), $18 adv, $20 day of. >>

fri 8pm: tinder live! with lane moore: comedian and writer lane moore (how to be alone: if you want to and even if you don’t) takes swipes at the hook-up app with real-time profile scoping, liking, matching, and hilarious chatting. tonight’s show, returning to littlefield (gowanus), features guests emmy blotnick (comedy central) and nichole perkins (this is good for you). $18. >>

fri 8pm: whiskey flicks live: go on an unscripted, booze-soaked rabbit hole during ‘whiskey flicks live,’ where daniel mccoy will present a surprise series of themed movie clips to michael niederman, who’ll respond with an improvised mix of film criticism, social commentary, and personal history. no one knows what’s going to happen (it’ll definitely involve alcohol), and the audience is along for the ride. outdoors in the backyard of the city reliquary (williamsburg), $15. >>

fri 8pm: double threat comedy: hosts shatha yas and ann chunharakchote tag team for an evening of comedy from diverse lineup at the knitting factory (williamsburg). tonight: maddy smith (wild n’ out), onika mclean (bravo), sean donnelly (conan), and yemi afolabi. $10. >>

fri 8pm: topside rooftop films presents a screening of celine held and logan george’s topside (2020), followed by a q+a with the filmmakers and a reception with free drinks. the old american can factory (gowanus), $16. >>

fri 10pm: music video time machine presents: intergalactic: blast-off into the past and move your body to 90s music at the return of music video time machine’s music video dance party at the front bar of the bell house (gowanus). bonus: giveaways and the launch of music video time machine magazine. free admission. >>


the market line food court reopens at essex crossing: after being sidelined by the pandemic, the new(ish) subterranean food court is back with 20+ vendors including veselka, doughnut plant, cafe grumpy, nom wah, pickle guys, and more. >>

new dominique ansel workshop is a croissant lover’s paradise: go croissant-eyed at the cronut king’s new nomad bakery, which sells a variety of sweet and savory breakfast pastries including seven different types of croissant. >>

our roundup of 100+ ongoing events: shakespeare in the park, outdoor fitness classes, public art, flea markets, and more. >>


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