icymi: nyc museum reopening dates: we’ve put together a list of nyc’s museum reopening dates, which we’ll update as more institutions release their plans. for safety, attendance is limited to 25% capacity, masks must be worn, timed-ticket reservations are required, and other safety protocols will be observed. prices vary, and many locations are offering free tickets for the first few weeks. >>

vessel and edge reopenings: the hudson yards attractions have reopened to the public, at 25% capacity and social distancing protocols in place. tickets are required (vessel: free; edge: $36 general/$34 seniors). >>


thru 10/15: nobody’s fashion week: whose fashion week is it? inclusion and self-expression are in vogue during flux factory’s six-week online exhibition, featuring works and public programs by 20+ alternative artists, designers, educators, and organizers using wearables, textiles, and the body as a medium. free. >>

thru 10/4: intralia, the weird park: move through prospect park while following municipal workers ‘eve’ and ‘ash’ as they discover a series of strange happenings during intralia, the weird park, an outdoor, socially distanced audio play and sound walk from inversion theatre. download the intralia ios app or tune in thru soundcloud. free (donations welcome). >>

thru 10/4: artechouse reopening: intangible forms, multimedia artist shohei fujimoto’s immersive installation at chelsea market’s artechouse, is open to the public once again. $25 general, $20 students/seniors. >>

thru 9/30: insomnia cookies teacher + faculty special: teachers, professors, and faculty members are smart cookies, and to honor their dedication, insomnia cookies is offering a free six-pack of traditional cookies with any purchase through the end of the month. all store locations, valid school id required. >>

thru 9/7: hamptons virtual art fair: gallery hop through 2000+ artworks from around the country and the world during a virtual reality edition of the annual exhibition. online, free. >>

thru mon: last chance to hit the beaches and free outdoor pools, which close for the season after the holiday.

thru mon (ongoing): sidewalk screenings at syndicated: syndicated bar and restaurant (bushwick) is now showing movies on the sidewalk every night, continuing this week with eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, scott pilgrim vs. the world, the rental, john lewis: good trouble, and midsommar. weather permitting. free admission, with food and drinks available for purchase. >>

thru sat: 11th annual nyc unicycle festival: have a wheely good time at the bindlestiff family circus’s nyc unicycle festival, a scaled-down weekend of socially distant single-wheeled rides through manhattan, brooklyn, and staten island. free. >>

thurs 6pm: recipes for disaster zine launch and zoom dinner: nom along with the editors of recipes for disaster, a new quarantine cooking zine, as they celebrate the zine’s launch with readings from contributors, followed by a q+a. presented by the creative publishing and critical journalism program at the new school. online, free. >>

thurs 6:30pm: how much information is too much?: what information do we need to know, and what role should policymakers play in determining which data we receive? harvard university legal scholar cass sunstein (too much information: understanding what you don’t want to know) talks with wired senior writer lauren goode about how we can make information work for us. presented by zócalo public square. online, free. >>

thurs 8pm: michael schmidt – donald trump v. the united states: how do you stand up to the most powerful man in the world? pulitzer prize-winning new york times washington correspondent michael s. schmidt tells the story of the white house officials who tried to confront and contain trump in a conversation on his new book, donald trump v. the united states: inside the struggle to stop the president, with washington post white house reporter ashley parker. presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. online, free (contributions welcome). >>


fri thru sun (fridays thru sundays thru 10/4): red hook beer garden opening: a group of red hook residents is launching a new weekend beer garden and family-friendly gathering place, with beer from sixpoint brewery, plus food trucks, flea markets, bocce, and more in the works. profits will benefit two local art non-profits. >>

fri-sun (thru 10/31): six more locations added for expanded outdoor dining: there are now 81 streets that are closed off to vehicular traffic for outdoor dining every weekend. >>

fri-sun: oaklash: the bay area’s drag and queer performance festival goes online with live performances, music, topical talks, and more. free (donations welcome). >>


sat-mon: camp yampire: spend some time in the great indoors at a labor day weekend ‘state fair’ edition of this remote ‘adult’ summer camp. online, free (rsvp). >>

sat + sun 11am-5pm (+ 9/12, 9/19, 9/26): free wavertree admission: while the south street seaport museum’s indoor spaces remain closed due to the covid-19 pandemic, the permanently-moored tall ship wavertree will welcome back visitors for free on select days this month. timed-entry ticket required. >>

sat 12-5pm: soho art walk: street and graffiti artists from around the world create storefront murals right before your eyes during this live outdoor painting event taking place along soho’s greene street. free. >>

sat 12-8pm (ongoing, daily): head up a little higher on the high line: as the high line begins its second phase of reopening, visitors can now stroll from gansevoort street up to 30th street starting today, with an additional entrance point available at 23rd street. free (timed-entry ticket required). >>

sat 12-8pm: moma ps1 warm up: the iconic summer bash goes virtual with eight hours of dj sets and performances streamed live from the museum’s courtyard (closed to the public), and broadcast online and to several outdoor venues across the city. free (donations will benefit nycnightlife united). >>


sun 7pm: nick cordero memorial tribute: broadway on demand presents an evening of performances and commentary by friends, family, and castmates from broadway’s a bronx tale, bullets over broadway, waitress, and more in honor of drama desk and tony-nominated actor nick cordero, who passed away in july from covid-19. online, free (proceeds benefit save the music foundation). >>

monday (labor day)

reminder: governors island is open today. reserve yourself a spot on the reduced-capacity ferry (free-$3) to access the island. >>

thru mon: last chance to hit the beaches and free outdoor pools, which close for the season after the holiday.

mon thru sun (weekly): the metropolitan opera streams: the met opera’s free series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations this week includes gounod’s roméo et juliette, berlioz’s la damnation de faust, bizet’s les pêcheurs de perles, and more. online, free. >>


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 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

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