scroll all the way down to find events that occur on both sat + sun, including free ice cream, the annual out in the streets music and arts festival, and more!


various times: free outdoor movies:
frozen, highbridge recreation center (washington heights) >>color>
star wars: the force awakens, crotona park (the bronx) >>color>

10am-4pm: the ninth annual city of water day celebrates our waterfront with a day of free rowing, kayaking, and paddleboarding, free boat tours on tall ships and tugboats, a cardboard kayak race, and other family-friendly activities. governors island, hoboken’s maxwell place park, and dozens of neighborhood locations. free. >>color>

10am-5pm: the second annual new york tolkien conference celebrates j.r.r. tolkien and the inklings with papers, panels, group discussions, workshops and more. baruch college (gramercy/kips bay), $11. >>color>

11:30am-6pm: lgbtq pride season continues with two festivals at the bronxcolor>‘s crotona park amphitheater and staten islandcolor>‘s snug harbor cultural center and botanical garden. free admission.

12-6pm: bike or walk to city reliquary museum’s 12th annual bicycle fetish day block party in williamsburg for vendors, competitions, tricks, bbq, djs, and more. free admission. >>color>

1-8pm: see trees of green at louis armstrong’s wonderful world, the third annual musical festival celebrating the legacy of the musician headlined by dr. john, soulive, and kermit ruffins. flushing meadows corona park (queens), free (note: rsvp is not required). >>color>

2pm doors: hudson river park’s outdoor hudson riverstage concert brings deer tick (acoustic), margo price, anaïs mitchell, breanna barbara, and chrome pony to pier 97 (midtown west). free. >>color>

2-3pm (saturdays thru 8/6): learn how to heal yourself with plants in a six-week herbalism course at the new museum (les). today: herbs for energy and pleasure. free with regular museum admission ($16 general, $14 seniors, $10 students). >>color>

2-9pm (+ 8/20): the str8 west coastin’ party brings west coast rap jams, bbq, and backyard vibes to bed-stuy’s project parlor. bonus: free rum punch 2-4pm. free admission. >>color>

4pm doors, 5pm bout (monthly): the gotham girls roller derby season continues with a double header at coney island’s abe stark arena. $19.99. >>color>

5-9pm: brooklyn’s south slope summer stroll block party closes six blocks of fifth avenue to traffic for an early evening of family-friendly activities, a doggy fashion show, an empanada eating contest, zumba and yoga classes, vintage cars, and more. >>color>

5:30-10:30pm (ends today): soak up storytelling of all sorts at the pit’s story fest, with eight shows about sex and dating, politics, childhood, and more. the pit loft (chelsea) and the pit striker (flatiron), $10/show, $25/pass. >>color>

6pm doors, 7pm show: the wood brothers, aoife o’donovan, and hiss golden messenger play the bric celebrate brooklyn! festival. rain or shine, but check their website/facebook/twitter for hazardous weather cancellation notices. prospect park bandshell, free ($5 suggested donation). >>color>

7pm-midnight (+ 7/23, 7/30): the annual astoria flea + food night market returns to kaufman astoria studios with 80 vendors and a queens beer garden. free admission. >>color>

8pm: the story pirates normally perform family-friendly musical versions of stories written by kids. tonight they do an adults-only show at the drama book shop’s arthur seelen theater (garment district). $15 admission includes an open bar. >>color>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show (weekly): bring an old trophy, a souvenir shot glass, your sticker collection, or anything with a story for a chance at winning $20 cash at the show/tell show, a night of stand-up comedy and show + tell. tonight’s performers include caleb synan (conan), josh johnson (comics to watch), brandon scott wolf (best time ever with neil patrick harris), chelsea hood, paul oddo, and jay welch. hosted by taylor ketchum. over the eight (williamsburg), free. >>color>

8pm-4am: williamsburg, you’re dead to me. the feeling gloomy dance party has more to feel gloomy about than usual tonight- their williamsburg venue of three years, the grand victory, is closing. join djs gordon and nathaniel gloom as they say farewell with one last black celebration including suitably sad bands to kick things off. the grand victory (williamsburg), $10 for bands (8-11pm), $6 to party (11pm-4am). >>color>

9:15pm: fireworks! keep your eyes on the skies near the liberty island area. >>color>

10pm (monthly): summertimecolor> won’t slow down the party like it’s 1999 dance party, which throws a bonus edition tonight. the bell house (gowanus), free. >>color>

10:30pm: let it all out at you are heard: an interactive comedy show about feelings. mitra jouhari and betsy kenney co-host this show where comedians and audience members share and deal with their emotions in whatever way they choose – dancing, singing, screaming, hugging, eating, breaking stuff, etc. the annoyance (williamsburg), $5. >>color>

11pm (weekly): sleep no more meets shakespeare with improv group ‘the cast’ in an immersive experience where audience members roam freely around to watch a comedic movement-based improvised play unfold. magnet theater (chelsea), $10. >>color>

midnight (monthly): comedian dan king hosts test pilots, a live table reading of a (possibly terrible) new sitcom pilot he wrote that will probably never make it to television. this month’s script: ‘peasants!,’ a medieval-era fantasy. the creek and the cave (lic), free. >>color>

midnight-ish movies:
akira @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>color>
alien @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>color>
aliens @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>color>
eraserhead @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>color>
house (hausu) @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>color>
i’m gonna git you sucka @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>color>
lucha mexico @ ifc center (west village). $14. >>color>
the texas chainsaw massacre @ nitehawk (williamsburg). $12. >>color>

our next event!

the skint presents:

The Fourth Annual Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party
With The Engagements and Party Like It’s 1999’s Steve Reynolds

Friday, July 29 at The Bell House

Skint discount tickets and more info herecolor>


various times: free outdoor movies:
grease, fort greene park >>color>
mary poppins, athens square (astoria) >>color>
road house, habana outpost (fort greene) >>color>

1pm: bring homemade, edible goods to trade at the quasi-monthly bk swappers food swap and meet up. walt l. shamel community garden (crown heights), free (rsvp). >>color>

1-4pm: the rubin museum of art’s nepalese block party includes family-friendly activities, live music and dance, yoga, and free museum admission (reg. $15 general, $10 students/seniors, free fridays 6-10pm). >>color>

1-6pm: q.e.d. astoria’s first crafts bazaar invites 20 local makers selling jewelry, art, vintage finds, and treats to their space. beer, wine and mimosas will be available for purchase. free admission. >>color>

4pm (monthly): classic album sunday: learn the story behind and listen to massive attack’s mezzanine (1998) from start to finish on vinyl + super-hi-fi equipment. good room (greenpoint), $8 adv, $10 door. >>color>

4pm (weekly): the sunday moving pictures series at the way station (prospect heights) returns with moon and clue (with a drinking game), followed by nerd karaoke at 10pm. free. >>color>

4-8pm (bi-weekly thru 9/25): roll on over to magic hour, flavorpill’s summertime roller-skating jam, with dj sets by stretch armstrong and dj lindsey. lefrak center at lakeside prospect park, $14 admission includes skate rental (bag check/lockers extra). >>color>

7pm doors, 8pm show (sundays thru 7/31): the museum of modern art’s sculpture garden opens after hours for the annual summergarden jazz and contemporary music series. tonight: trombonist elliot mason and ensemble perform two new jazz pieces. free. >>color>

7-9pm (sundays thru 7/31): the amplified sundays series of free outdoor concerts at riverside park south’s pier i returns with deleon (tonight), michael arenella + quintet (7/24) and jojo abot (7/31). >>color>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): ‘the tell’ storytelling series, hosted and curated by michael leviton, features tales and/or music by jeremy toussaint-baptiste, aerial east, dave hill, and alan del rio ortiz. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15 adv, $18 door. >>color>

8pm: put your indiana jones trivia knowledge to the test. all four movies. videology (williamsburg), free. >>color>

all weekend

sat + sun various times: it’s national ice cream day this sunday! enjoy these five frozen treat deals and events thru the weekend:

• sat 11am-6pm: the hester street fair’s fair ice cream social brings a special lineup of ice cream vendors to it’s regular market. bonus: skint readers can save 50% on tasting tickets and a sorbet-making workshop with promo code ‘theskint16’. >>color>

• sun 12-2pm: sample the homemade creations of 20 competitors and vote for your favorites at the annual ice cream takedown. royal palms shuffleboard club (gowanus), $20. >>color>

• sun: buy one, get one serve ice cream cup or cone at participating carvel locations. >>color>

• sat-sun: free häagen-dazs at the brooklyn heights shopcolor> (sat 11am-3pm) and grand bazaarcolor> in the uws (sun 10am-5:30pm).

• sat-sun: the brooklyn flea’s annual ice cream bonanza features 7 vendors with more than 30 flavors to choose from in fort greene (sat 10am-5pm) and dumbo (sun 10am-5pm). >>color>

sat 12pm-midnight, sun 12-7pm (ends sun): ink this into your calendar: the ny empire state tattoo expo returns tattoo seminars, tattoo contests, galleries, burlesque, and more. new york hilton (midtown), $30. >>color>

sat + sun 1-7pm: the fourth annual bushwick art book and zine fair (babz) features new publications by 30+ indie publishers, artists and writers, plus readings, workshops, and other programming. signal (bushwick), free admission. >>color>

sat + sun 1-11pm: for those looking for a more affordable all-day outdoor music fest, the fourth annual out in the streets music and arts festival takes over two acres of ridgewood’s historic vander ende-onderdonk house with 20 bands over two days, including the so so glos, frankie rose, potty mouth, teen, and more. food and drinks will be available for purchase. $24/day, $38 weekend pass. >>color>

ends sun: indiana jones fans have several chances to see raiders! the story of the greatest fan film ever made and raiders of the lost ark: the adaptation at videology (williamsburg). $8-10. >>color>

thru 7/18: score at babeland’s customer appreciation sale: save $30 on purchases of $150+, plus enjoy free drinks, cheese and chocolate at various locations throughout the weekend. >>color>

thru 7/24: the 10th annual japan cuts festival of new japanese film returns to japan society (midtown east) with blockbusters, documentaries, animations, new classics and avant-garde selections. $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>color>

thru 8/7: more than 50 off-off broadway shows make up the 17th annual midtown international theatre festival. the workshop theater and jewel box theaters, $20. >>color>

check our website for ongoing events. >>color>

ticket deals

get tickets to tapped: the ultimate craft beer festival at barclays center 7/23 for $27+ (plus ticket fees, reg. $42+). >>color>

get free tickets to the harlem gospel choir sings adele at b.b. king blues club 7/18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25). >>color>

take a two-hour twilight cruise aboard nyc’s only tall ship thru 10/9 for $22.50 (plus ticket fees, reg. $45). >>color>

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