where to find spring blooms in central park: see spring do its thing at nine locations highlighted by the central park conservatory. >>

over 20 outdoor ‘reading rooms’ are popping up in brooklyn: sit back and relax with a book or laptop at one of brooklyn public library’s new outdoor reading rooms, offering comfy seating and wifi connectivity in 20+ locations. >>

nypl for the performing arts is lending out tech kits for your inner performing artists: take your self-tape setup to the next level with an ipad pro, mic, ring light, midi keyboard, and more, all available to borrow for free with your new york public library card. >>

where to watch the 2001 oscar-nominated films: stream (most of) the films nominated for an oscar from the comfort of your couch. >>

our roundup of 40+ ongoing events: public art, soundwalks, flea markets, and more. >>


thurs thru sun: 10th annual socdoc thesis showcase: school of visual arts presents 13 work-in-progress thesis films by the mfa social documentary film class, along with filmmaker, faculty, and guest q+a panels. online, free. >>

rescheduled from weds: thurs 3pm-3am: quiz daddy’s livestreamed moving sale + charity auction: comedian scott rogowsky (hq trivia) is moving to the west coast, but not before auctioning off his vast collections of sports cards and memorabilia, comic books, vintage clothes, records and tapes, and collectibles in a marathon 12-hour livestream. all proceeds will be donated to feeding america-affiliated food banks across the country. app download required. >>

thurs 6-10pm (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. viewers can grab a cocktail to go from nearby superfine, olympia wine bar, or 68 jay street bar. pearl street triangle (+ online starting at 2pm), free admission. >>

thurs 7pm: you’ll find this humerus: a benefit for the brooklyn free clinic: comedians sarah cooper (netflix), aparna nancherla (corporate), mary beth barone (comedy central), brittany carney (comedy central), joyelle johnson (crashing), chris duffy (how to be a better human), and more will tickle your funny bone during a comedy fundraiser for brooklyn free clinic. online, $10. >>

sponsored: thurs 7:30pm (thursdays thru may): totally true things: a socially conscious storytelling show: jude treder-wolff hosts this live-streaming series in which performers share true stories that focus on mental health, medical challenges, and social issues, then chat with an expert on the topic. tonight: ‘thank you for playing,’ with monologues by jude treder-wolff and a group of fantastic improvisers exploring how making things up together helps us deal with reality. online, $12 (save 15% with promo code ‘skint15’). >>


fri thru sun (open sat 1-5pm + by appt., opening reception fri 6-9pm): four sight pop up exhibition: photographers chelsea emuakhagbon, theresa newsome, allison hunter, and abbey hepner share works that draw inspiration from the feminist photographic archive, the black lives matter and #metoo movements, and the cultural and political unrest of the present moment. paradice palase (bushwick), free. >>

fri 8pm: the eight flavors of american mixology: you’ll feel like a cocktail connoisseur with the help of culinary historian sarah lohman (eight flavors: the untold story of american cuisine), who’ll discuss the history of american mixology through the lens of eight primary ingredients. for those who’d like to mix up some drinks to enjoy during the talk, a few recipes will be emailed ahead of class. presented by brooklyn brainery. online, $8. >>

fri 8pm (biweekly): hack city comedy show: start the weekend laughing when you tune in to this diverse biweekly stand-up show, hosted by asian not asian podcast’s fumi abe and michael nguyen. tonight’s lineup includes alex babbitt (hbo’s def jam), eion falance, and gracie canaan. online, free. >>

fri 8pm: mix tape sing-along: sing, dance, and reminisce during secretformula’s streaming 1980s-2000s music video party. online, free. >>

fri 8:30pm (biweekly): bitches brew comedy show: see what all the brew-ha-ha is about at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring stand-up by andre d. thompson (fallon), kyle ayers (comedy central), andrew orvedahl (trutv), and more. formerly held at halyard’s in gowanus, the long-running show is hosted by wendy steiner, nicole conlan, and naomi karavani. online, free (donations welcome). >>

saturday + sunday

sat + sun: easter weekend things to do in nyc with kids: egg hunts, spring fling, nature walks, and more from mommy poppins. >>

sat + sun 10am-5pm (thru the season): brooklyn flea reopens in williamsburg and dumbo: now in its 14th year, the brooklyn flea returns to williamsburg (saturdays) and dumbo (sundays) starting this weekend. operating at 50% capacity, the outdoor markets will feature 30-40 vendors each. coming up later this month: the hester flea on the lower east side. >>

sat 12-6pm (saturdays thru 11/13): bronx night market opens for the season: the borough’s outdoor pop-up returns with local food and drink vendors serving up cuisines from around the world at affordable prices. fordham plaza (bronx), rsvp required. >>

sat 7:30pm: secretformula cinema: mortal kombat (1995) + street fighter (1994): drink punch and throw punches during secretformula’s action-packed double feature watch party. online, $8. >>

sat thru 7/11: modern look: photography and the american magazine: the jewish museum’s latest exhibition traces the evolution of the modern magazine from the 1930s-60s, focusing on the influence of avant-garde photographers and designers fleeing fascism in europe, and the work of the younger artists they inspired. with over 150 works including photographs, layouts, and cover designs, the exhibition highlights the work of richard avedon, lillian bassman, robert frank, margaret bourke-white, gordon parks, and more. the jewish museum (ues), $18 general, $12 seniors, $8 students, free on saturdays). >>

sun 12pm: doctor who virtual experience: hop on board the tardis for a livestream q+a and virtual photo op session with doctor who cast members jenna coleman, billie piper, alex kingston, and arthur darvill. online, free (photo op sessions, one-to-one chats, and autographs are available for purchase). >>


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