Cheap and Free Weekend: Brooklyn Lit Crawl, Salsa Party, Pants Off

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Oct. 7 (Saturday)


ModArts Dance Collective Rehearsal and Season Preview, Arts on Site NYC (Greenwich Village), 4:30pm

Watch an open rehearsal and a preview of ModArts Dance Collective’s (MADC)
upcoming 2017-18 season. MADC will show three works in process and answer questions regarding their creative process. $10.

Dance the Night Away with Swing, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (Harlem), 5pm

Celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre — The Lindy Hop— by swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem Jazz greats.

Jon Herington, Rudy’s Music (LES), 5pm,

Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herrington will lead a guitar clinic. Free.

Lit Crawl Brooklyn, Various locations, 6pm

Lit Crawl Brooklyn will bring an evening of revelry, literary trivia, readings, and performances to Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Events happening at Greenlight Bookstore, Habana Outpost, Baba Cool and many others. All events free.

Salsa Party, Brooklyn Museum, 6:30pm

Brooklyn Museum & Balmir Latin Dance Studio LLC will be kick starting the season with a salsa party. Free.

Jam & Sip, Hamilton Landmark Galleries (Harlem), 7pm, Free.

A Multilingual Most Exquisite Corpse (Part of Lit Crawl Brooklyn), The Greene Space (Brooklyn), 8pm

Four international writers and their translators will stitch together a story in multiple languages. Here’s how the game works: One person writes the first page of a story. We send the final line of that page to the next writer, who continues the story, and so on. Participants include Georgi Gospodinov, Claudia Salazar Jiménez, Lucrecia Zappi, Na Zhong, Angela Rodel, Eric M. B. Becker, Elizabeth Bryer, and audience volunteers. Free.


Spider-Man, The Oculus (World Trade Center), 5pm, Free.

Dirty Dancing, Fordham Plaza (Bronx), 5pm, Free.

Zootopia, Dyker Beach Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

World War Z, Thomas Jefferson Park (Harlem), 6:30pm, Free.

Monster Squad, Sunset Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

The Holy Mountain, Brooklyn Museum, 7pm, Free.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Concrete Plant Park (Bronx), 7:30pm, Free.


Modern Diet, the Blue Dahlia, Jafe & The Royals, The Ruby Shots, Ryan Wolfe, Pianos (LES), 7pm, $10.

Samantha Krumphold, Judi Jackson, N.O.R.D. (Lower Manhattan), 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Duendita, Warren Wolfe, H0L0 (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

The Revel Switch, Nick Ilobet, Matt Hunter, The Safari Room at El Cortez (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Kew, Orations, Flesh Desperate, The Kingsland (Brooklyn), 7pm, $8.

Dead Tenants, Admiral Grey, Cal Fish, Alien Trilogy, The Glove (Brookyn), 7pm, $6.

Upper Wilds (Record Release), E, Gold Dime, Video Daughters, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Bosco Delrey, Twisty Cats, Beechwood, Freddie Nunez, Berlin (Alphabet City), 8pm, $8-$10.

The Proper Ornaments, Kyle Forester, Boon, Union Pool (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10-$12.

The Pauses, Superblonde, Bright Christ, Dave Hill, Greg Barris, Clare O’ Kane, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Julia Weldon, Becca Richardson, Fort Gorgeous, C’mon Everbody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

Hnry Flwr, NRVS LVRS, The Midnight Hollow, Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

GYMSHORTS, Moonwalks, Julep, Kyle Avallone, The Gateway (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $7-$10.

Goolis, Crow, Sammy Trombone, Muchmore’s (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $8-$10.

Josh Jacobson, Skela, Mercury Lounge (LES), 10:30pm, $10-$12.


Nerd is the New Black feat. Francis Ellis (Barstool Sports), Teresa DeGaetano (Impractical Jokers), Troy Alan (FOX’s Laughs), Drew Dowdey (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Akash Bhasin (Gotham Comedy Club), QED Astoria (Queens), 7:30pm, $8.

Kate Wolff, Nore Davis, Brett Druck, Tammy Twotone, Tina Barro, Stonewall (Greenwich Village), 8pm, $5-$10.

Jackknife Comedy feat. Martin Urbano (Kimmel), Farah Brook (MTV’s Girl Code), Ian Fidance (AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live), Sachi Ezura (BET’s The Rundown), Bronwyn Isaac (Hello Giggles), Petey DeAbreu (Petey’s World), Joseph Roberts (High Scores Podcast). Hosted by Scotland Green and Ariel Elias, The Creek and the Cave (Queens), 8pm, $5.

Ashley Morris, Jeremy Schaftel, Eli Wilson Berkowitz, Charlie McCracken, Christian Espinal, Andrew Steiner, The Platform (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, Donate for entry.

Dope Comedy Show, The Park View (Bronx), 9:30pm, Free. RSVP.


Oct. 7 (Sunday)

Cunningham Park Farmers Market, Cunningham Park (Queens), 9am-2pm

Buy local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products at this weekly market. Free.

Sunday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), 9am-2pm, Free.

Women with Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden (Harlem), 10am – 6pm

An exhibition of site-specific artworks by Andrea Arroyo.

The Amazing Maize Maze, Queens Farm Park, 11am – 4:30pm

Have fun finding their way out of this three-acre corn labyrinth. $10 for adults, $5 for kids

Vinyl Hour, Arlo Soho, 2pm

Whether you’re a music guru or you can’t tell the difference between Madonna and Prince, come join us in sifting through our massive collection of vinyl records every Sunday in The Library.  Enjoy complimentary rosé  as you sit back and listen. You can also take a turn as DJ by switching up the records on the turntable. Free. RSVP.

Pants Off Dance Party, House of Yes, 2pm

Check your pants at the door. Music by Mike Nervous, Desna, Chilly Mox, Alex Raouf. Free. RSVP.


Carrie (1976), McCarren Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

Twilight, Msgr. McGolrick Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.


Alexander Wu and the Serendip Piano Trio, Riverside Church, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

Lucidity Chamberistas, Sunnyside Community Services (Queens), 5pm, Free. RSVP.

Detective Logan, Riverwild, Mercury Lounge (LES), 5:30pm, $10.

TOMAS Doncker and the True Groove All-Stars feat. Khalil Kain, Kellindo Parker (of Janelle Monae), James and the Ultrasounds, Thorp Jenson, Great Peacock (Mondo NYC Showcase), Pianos (LES), 1pm – 6pm, Free.

Coffee Music Project, Pianos (LES), 6:30pm, $10-$15.

Mons Vi, The Forms, Pro Teens, Fox Hollow, Cape House (Brooklyn), 7pm, $8.

Field Trip (as the Killers), Tabemono (as Gorillaz), Pom Pom Squad (as the Smiths), Strange Loops (as Talking Heads), Goldsounds (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Winter, Animal Show, Darien Rectangle, Dotted Eights, Berlin (Alphabet City), 8pm, $10-$12.

Toebow, Darling Din, Fieldings, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $5.

Bunny, Petite League, Pom Pom Squad, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

Pinact, Wild Pink, Dream Coat, Mercury Lounge (LES), 8pm, $10.

Peach Pit, Wooing, Eli Sundae, Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10-$12.

Samira Gibson, The Shrine (Harlem), 8pm, Free, RSVP.


Comedy at the Lantern, The Lantern (Greenwich Village), 6pm, Free. RSVP.

Easy Buckets Comedy feat. Emma Willmann (SiriusXM, Comedy Central), Ethan SP, Chike Robinson, Tyler Richardson, Chanel Ali, Rebecca’s (Brooklyn), 6pm, Free. RSVP.

Brooke Arnold (NY Fringe), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Amy Cardinale (Whatever Comedy), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (Pear), Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free. RSVP.

ComedyBnB, Local I38 (LES), 8pm, Free. RSVP.




Oct. 6 (Fri), Get Animated Invasion, Self Storage NYC, Tales from the Hood

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Get Animated Invasion, 107 Grand St., 12pm-7pm

Your favorite childhood cartoons invade Manhattan in this immersive, 360-degree pop-up celebrating all things Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, and more. Weave in and out of eight unforgettable cartoon realms, including a Scooby-Doo Spooky Woods, a Flintstone’s Ice Cream Bar and a Marvin The Martian Planet. Free. RSVP.

Self Storage NYC Opening Celebration, Flux Factory (Queens), 5pm – 9:30pm

Self Storage NYC is a site-specific exhibition-event taking place in select self storage facilities in Long Island City and Flux Factory’s gallery.  Taking full advantage of the “1 month 1 dollar” offers provided by self storage facilities around Flux Factory, Self Storage NYC provides 9 currently displaced artist or activist-run spaces and projects with the opportunity to freely curate a storage unit for a month. Free. 

Masquerade Edition- Halloween Party, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL, 6pm-10pm, Free.

In celebration of iconic black horror films, the Schomburg Center is thrilled to present the second annual First Fridays: Masquerade Edition! Our monthly dance social will transform into a Halloween pageant where attendees are encouraged to come as their favorite horror icons. There will be a costume contest, so dress to impress!

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Atlantic Theater Company (Chelsea), 8pm, Free, RSVP.


Tales from the Hood, Brevoort Playground (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

Creepshow, Owl’s Head Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

Kong: Skull Island, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park (Inwood), 6:30pm, Free.

Wonder Woman, Haffen Park (Bronx), 7:30pm, Free.


Jeremy and the Harlequins, Carnival Youth, Ritual Talk, Austerity, Evening Darling, Pianos (LES), 7pm, $10.

Debbie Downer, No Honeymoon, The Safari Room at El Cortez (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

The Skins, Robbing Johnny, Meridian Lights, The Lulls, Bowery Electric (LES), 7pm, $10.

The Midnight Stroll, Courtesy Tier, Mercury Lounge (LES), 7:30pm, $10-$12.

The Juan Maclean (DJ set), House of Peroni (LES), 7:30pm.

Level Kali, Yaeji, Omar Apollo, NYU Kimmel Center, 7:45pm, Free.

The Lion’s Cage, Hotheads, Sub Space, Flower (NYHC Hurricane Benefit), Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

The Spookfish, Ghost Piss, Trees Take Ease,  Crosslegged, Secret Sibling, The Glove (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Surf Rock is Dead (EP Release Party), Blood Cultures, Native Sun, Rough Trade (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10-$12.

The Saylavees, The Hipshakes, Proto Idiot, The Othermen, The Footlight (Queens), 8pm, $10.

Paperhaus, Haybaby, Turnip King, Sic Tic, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10-$12.

Twinsmith, field trip, Twiga, Loose Talk, Berlin, (Alphabet City), 8pm, $10-$12.

Sara Curtin, Adios Ghost, Ruby Rae, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

The Space Merchants, The Values, Lost Kingdoms, Noods, Holly Overton (DJ set), Gutter Bar (Brooklyn), 8pm, $7.

Cody Cody Jones, Fuerilla Warfare, Ialive, Blastmaster Baker, Mic Lanny, Duncecap, Muchmore’s (Brooklyn), 9pm, $7.

Le Youth, Amber Valentine, Boy Radio, Dirty Looks, Dropkat, Ryan Clover, Safari Joe, House of Yes! (Brooklyn), 10pm, Free before 11pm.

Black Lips (Afterparty and DJ set), Our Wicked Lady (Brooklyn), 11:55pm, Free.


Living Room Show, Hosted by Luke Thayer, Abbi Crutchfield, Aaron Kominos-Smith, Postmark Cafe (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy Hibachi feat. Caitlin Peluffo, Nadia Pinder, Sam Evans, Legion (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free.

Kobra Comedy Show feat. Bret Raybould, Josh Tolentino, Michelle Slonim, Zainal Bostaman, Froilan Cafe Lounge (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Petey DeAbreu (White Chocolate, Hope of the Hood podcast), Robert Dean (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch), Courtney Maginnis (College Humor), Justin Flanagan (New York Comedy Festival), Will Winner (The Good, The Dad and the Ugly podcast), Secret Loft (Greenwich Village), 8:30pm, $5-$12.

Bitches Brew feat. Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor, Erica Spera, Halyards (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, Free.

Monore Martin (Fallon), Sarah Tollemache (Colbert), Rojo Perez (Conan), Kevin Iso (Adam Devine House Party), Dan Lamorte (Axs TV), 17 Division Pl (Brooklyn), 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Afro-Laffs feat. Dave Lester (Comedy Central), Jeffery Joseph (In Living Color, The Sopranos), Alex Carabano (Apollo Comedy Hour), Wale Olukayode (Funny or Die), Hosted by Mistah Trillah, Buka (Brooklyn), 9:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Cross the Bridge Comedy, 18 Wyckoff Ave. (Brooklyn), 11pm, $0-$3.80.

Oct. 5 (Thursday), Alice Through the Looking Glass, Bodega Cat Comedy

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Hudson Yards Farmer’s Market, 7 Station Train Entrance (34th St.) in Hudson Park, 12pm – 6pm.

Buy fresh produce and prepared food at this weekly event. Free.

Taking Shape- Opening Reception, NU Hotel (Brooklyn), 6pm

NU Hotel Brooklyn and Welancora Gallery present Taking Shape, the second edition in their collaboration of quarterly art exhibitions with art exclusively by Brooklyn artists. Featuring works by Chanel Kennebrew and Christina Massey.

Yoga Flow, North Lawn at 78th Street in Riverside Park, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Free.

TreeHaus Illustrators AfterParty, The Set NYC (Midtown), 7pm, $5.

A New York Comic Con afterparty event.  Connect with artists, performers, illustrators, comic book artists, singers, musicians. With live music by Katie Garringer Martins, Henry August DuRocher and Fort Vine.

Imaginary Worlds – A Draw Jam, Albertine Books (UES), 7pm

Join New York Comic Con guest illustrators from France for a collective Draw Jam and book signing. Meet Zep, Valerie Vernay, Patricia Lyfoung, Alexis Sentenac, Mathieu Laffray and Bruno, plus other special guests, as they present their newly translated bande dessinée (comic books!). Enjoy a glass of wine as you sketch live models in costumes. Your art may end up on the walls of the French Embassy for a pop-up exhibition.

Instituto Coreográfico with Carlos Pons Guerra, Ballet Hispanico (UWS), 7pm

The latest installment of Instituto Coreográfico, Ballet Hispanico’s choreography lab for Latino artists, welcomes Spanish choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra. Free. RSVP.

Bad Neighbour Theatre: The Old Woman, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Brooklyn), 8pm-9:30pm

Danii Kharms’ “The Old Woman” returns to the Brooklyn stage in Bad Neighbour Theatre’s adaptation. For two nights only. Tickets $10 online, $15 at the door.

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Atlantic Theater Company (Chelsea), 8pm, Free, RSVP.


Alice Through the Looking Glass, Asser Levy Playground (Midtown), 7pm, Free.

Pele: Birth of a Legend, Macombs Dam Park (Bronx), 7:30pm, Free.


Josiah Johnson of the Head and the Heart, Planes on Paper, Mercury Lounge (LES), 6:30pm, $10-$15.

åMBe, Them Fangs, The FMS, DethRok, O Mer, The Goodnight Darlings, DJ Miss Guy, Bowery Electric (LES), 6:30pm, $5.

Von Sell, Bandits on the Run, Birthday Club, Holy Golden, Vehicles, Pianos (LES), 7pm, $10.

House Sparrow, High Falls, Roxanne, El Cortez , (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Joan Soriano, Lincoln Center, 7:30pm, Free.

Weed Hounds, Super Natural, Psycho, NEVER, Outskirts, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Shareef Keyes and the Groove, Rosehardt, Tina Yao, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

The Echo-Friendly, Samson The Truest, Union Pool (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10-$12.

ZZZWalk, Darto, PC Worship, Evan Jewett, Secret Project Robot (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Sadosan (release show), 99Sublime Collective, The Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

A Guy Called Gerald, Whatever/Whatever, L&L&L, Good Room, (Brooklyn), 10pm, $10-$15.


Bodega Cat Comedy feat. Zach Sims, Kofi Thomas, Morgan Miller, Offside Tavern (Chelsea), 7:45pm, Free.

The Half-Hour Hour, Hosted by Jenn Welch, The Creek and the Cave (Queens), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The King Hippo Comedy Show, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV) and Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird (Alphabet City), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Derek Humphrey, Edward Farrell, Rachel Joan, Wanjiko Eke, Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy Show feat. Von Decarlo (BET, ABC, FOX), Fariaz Rabbani (Inside Amy Schumer, The Nightly Show), Jourdain Denzel Fisher (BET), Luke Mones (Huffington Post, Funny or Die). Joe Pontillo (MTV, IFC), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1), Erik Bransteeen (FOX, Timeout NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West (Midtown), 8pm, Free.

Oct. 4 (Wed), $1 Pizza Party, Nasty Women, Sean Donnelly

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Open Editing Sessions in East New York, New Lots Library (Brooklyn), 2pm-8pm

Want to learn video editing? If you’ve got a project in CS6, or you just want to see Premiere in action, there will be an instructor on hand to talk about editing, help you with your projects, and show you some tips and tricks. Free.

Slice Out Hunger’s $1 Pizza Party, The Shrine Church of St. Anthony de Padua (SoHo), 6pm

New York’s biggest pizza party gathers 50 of the city’s top pizzerias, includingDiFara, Lombardi’s, Lucali, John’s of Bleecker, Emily, Sottocasa, under one roof for a night of $1 slices. Buy $1 tickets at the door. Bring exact change. Cash only. Event ends when pizza runs out.

DIY to a Career in Comics, Butler Library – Columbia University (UWS), 6pm-8pm

Zep, a comics artist in Europe, presents his debut graphic novel in English, A Story of Men. He will be joined by French compatriot Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’) and homegrown comics artist Julia Wertz (NYC, Tenements, Towers, and Trash). Moderated by Terence Irvins.

Nasty Women, Celeste Auditorium – NYPL (Bryant Park), 6:30pm

The new essay collection Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America, features original contributions from 23 leading feminist writers. Its co-editors and some of its contributors come to the New York Public Library to discuss this landmark new book. This includes Guardian US columnist and Marie Claire contributing editor Jessica Valenti, VICE columnist Meredith Talusan and former Mic Editorial Director of Identities Samhita Mukhopadhyay. Free. RSVP.

Know Your Sh*t Trivia, House of Yes (Brooklyn), 7pm – 10pm

Madame Vivien V, Kinga, and DJ Matty Glitterati team up to quiz you on everything from Harry Potter and 90s jams to civil rights and the Stonewall riots. Come feed your brain and throwback some shots as you get rewarded with showers of glitter and prizes. Oh, and there’s gonna be drag shows…obviously. Free. RSVP.

You the People: A Night of Photography and Film, 384 Broadway (Tribeca), 7pm – 10pm

A one-night, pop-up exhibit featuring short films and photographs by award-winning artists. Featuring works by Larry Fink, Josh Begley, Nadine Cloete, Elizabeth Lo, etc., Free. RSVP.

Bruce Handy, The New School Creative Writing Program (Chelsea), 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy discusses his forthcoming book from Simon & Schuster called Wild Things, which is about the pleasures of reading children’s literature as an adult. Free.

The 4th Annual Doctor Who Costume and Trivia Contest, The Way Station (Brooklyn), 8pm – 10pm, $10.

Jelly babies anyone? Now in its fourth year at The Way Station in Brooklyn (the NYC area’s first and best Doctor Who-themed bar), the Doctor Who Costume/Trivia Contest is a celebration of all eras of Who. Hosted by Chris Cummins (Den of Geek, Music Video Book Club, Sci-Fi Explosion).


Hotel Transylvania, Henry M. Jackson Playground (LES), 7pm, Free.

Rooftop Film Series: Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up, 64 Dobbin Street (Brooklyn), 7:15pm, Free.

Black Swan, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free. RSVP.


HDLSS, Blak Emoji, Medio, Uruguay, Them Fangs, Pianos (LES), 7pm, $10.

Midnight Crisis (Album Release), Mule Kick, Hours to Kill, Drew Blood, Arlene’s Grocery (LES), 8pm, $5.

Dances, Friend Roulette, Casey Hopkins, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

The Mungmen, Chris Cheveyo, Tight Fight, Union Pool (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Overlake, Vaureen, ohnomoon, Birds, Goldsounds (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

Paraiso, Vehicles, Phil and the Osophers, Pinstripe Loveseat, Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), 8pm, $7.


Joe List (Conan, Letterman), Paris Sashay (Drafthouse Comedy), Liza Tryger (Comedy Central, Seth Myers), Kevin Iso (Gotham Comedy Live), Mike Britt (Comedy Central, BET), 61 Local (Brooklyn), 7pm, $5-$8.

Hot and Bothered – Comedy Show and Singles Mixer. Black Cat (LES), 7:30pm, Free. RSVP.

The Fancy Show,  The Douglass (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, Free. RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know feat. Mark Normand (Conan), Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central), Shalewa Sharpe (Bridgetown), David Drake (“Dave”), Jeff Steinbrunner (Accidental Comedy Fest), Hosted by Saurin Choksi, The Gutter (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $5.

Sean Donnelly, Kent Ale House (Brooklyn), 9pm, Free.




Oct. 3 (Tues.), Adult Swim on the Green, Punderdome, Bradford Morrow

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Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), 7:30am – 8:30am

One hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Trotten Park (Queens), 9am – 10am

Join a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles)

Haiti, Brooklyn, Harlem: An Artist’s Perspective, El Museo del Barrio (East Harlem), 5:30pm – 8pm.

Join a private tour of the museum’s current exhibitions followed by an artist talk featuring Artist-in-Residence from Haiti, Tessa Mars, in conversation with Harlem-based artist Vladimir Cybil Charlier and Brooklyn-based Shelley Worrell of caribBeing.

Riverside HIIT, Riverside Park, 6:30pm

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of fat-burning exercises. Bring your own mat. Free.

Bodyroll Workout with Viva, Riverside Park South, 6:30pm

Join a 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to get you feeling “suppa duppa fly.”

Bradford Morrow, The Strand (East Village), 7pm

Award-winning author Bradford Morrow discusses his latest book The Prague Sonata with Diane Ackerman. Purchase of $5 Strand gift card gets you entry.

Deji Bryce Olukotun, Greenlight Bookstore (Brooklyn), 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Author Deji Bryce Olukotun launches his new book After the Flare.

Adult Swim on the Green, Socrates Sculpture Park (Brooklyn), 8pm

Adult Swim is hitting the road and is providing games, food trucks, and exclusive prizes. The event will be followed by a free promotional screening of “Things You’ve Never Seen,” which includes unaired episodes and never before seen pilots & specials. Free, $5 for concession voucher.


BRIC Stoop Series: Reel Films by Reel Sisters, BRIC (Brooklyn), 7pm, Free. RSVP.


Communion NYC feat. Conner Youngblood, Delilah Montagu, Charlie Cunningham, Matt Holubowski, Shook Twins, etc., Rockwood Music Hall (LES), 6pm, $10-$12.

Dr. Medicine, Lyle Marlow, Allegra, A is for Atom, Pianos (LES), 7pm, $8.

Sam and the Sea, Tessa Makes Love, Jerome Carmelo di Girolamo, Siv Anderson, Lovecraft (Alphabet City), 7pm, $5 donation, one drink minimum.

Central Chamber Series, Central Presbyterian Church (UES), 7:30PM – 9:30pm, Free. RSVP.

LPR Presents: Really Big Pinecone, b o t, Twig Twig, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10-$12.

Studeyed, Idle Bloom, Pouty, Thick, DJ Molly Soda, Alphaville (Brooklyn), $8-$10.


Jo Firestone (Fallon), Anthony Devito (Comedy Central), Shane Torres (Conan), Jeff Wesselschmidt (Seeso), hosted by Joe Pera, Dan Licata, Charles Gould, The Shanty (Brooklyn), 8pm – 10pm, Free. RSVP.

Punderdome, hosted by Fred Firestone, Littlefield (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

Rob Haze (Comedy Central), Doug Smith (Conan), Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent), Kenice Mobley (Women in Comedy Festival), Jeremyah Schur (Mostly Fun Comedy Show), The Hungry Ghost (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, Free.

Oct. 2 (Mon), Armistead Maupin, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Seeing Agon

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Seeing Agon with Heather Watts, Center for Ballet and the Arts (East Village), 530pm

Ballerina Heather Watts performs George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky’s Agon in a one hour rehearsal style lecture-demonstration. Featuring Unity Phelan and Calvin Royal III. Free. RSVP.

Kaveh Akbar Book Launch Party, Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel, 7pm

Kaveh Akbar celebrates the launch of his debut poetry collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf. Free. RSVP.

Pen Out Loud: Boundaries and Borders, Strand Book Store (East Village), 7pm – 8pm

The Strand will host a conversation with Daniel José Older, author of the New York Times best-selling YA series Shadowshaper Cypher, and Idra Novey, a translator-turned-novelist who interrogates linguistic boundaries in both her translations of Portuguese works and in her award-winning debut novel, Ways to Disappear. Free. 

A Memorial for Denis Johnson, Kaufman Concert Hall, 7:30pm

Celebrate the life of National Book Award winner Denis Johnson with Michael Shannon, Billy Crudup, Michael Cunningham, Arthur Bradford, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Cryer and others. Free. RSVP.

Armistead Maupin, Books are Magic (Brooklyn), 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Author Armistead Maupin will discuss his new memoir Logical Family. Free.


Beijing Opera, Schwartz Theater at SUNY College of Optometry (Midtown), 6pm, Free.

Angst, Crosby Street Hotel, 7pm, Free.


Babel Duet, Bowery Poetry Club (LES), 6pm, $10 suggested admission

Kenny Brown, The Kandinsky Effect, Elise Masanga, Tim Maiden, Pianos (LES), 6:30pm, $8.

Joy Again w/ Furnsss, Mercury Lounge (LES), 6:30pm, $10.

Kino Kimono, The Lounge Act, Hiccup, Funcrusher, Reanimadores, Knitting Factory (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, $10-$12.

Jes Justice (Single Release Party), Rockwood Music Hall (LES), 8:15pm, $10.


The Peoples Mic Podcast Live Taping, Otto’s Shrunken Head (Greenwich Village), 2pm, $0-$5

Nat Townsen’s Downtown Variety Hour w/  Myq Kaplan (Netflix) and Lorraine Cink (Marvel), UCB East Village, 7:30pm, $7.

Comedy at the Grocery feat. Abby Rosenquist, Andrew Collin, Marie Faustin, Calise Hawkins, Dan Soder, hosted by Freddie Sheffield, Arlene’s Grocery (LES), 7:45pm, Free with RSVP, $5 at the door.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac feat. Jon Glaser, Jo Firestone, Tanel Joachim, etc., Littlefield (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $5 – $8.

The Witching Hour feat. Sarah Kennedy, Carmen Lagala, Tiana Miller, Oni Francis and Phil Stamato, QED (Queens), 8:30pm, $5.

Free Comedy and Pizza feat. Fumi Abe, Derek Humphrey, Emily Winter, David Spector, Jordan Raybould, Josh Carter, Natasha Vaynblat, Stewart Fullerton, HiFi (Alphabet City), 9pm, Free. RSVP.

Mixtape: The Diversity Improv Show feat. Jason Farr, Valete Graham, Will Cooper, Caroline Castro, Shalini Tripathi, Marie Denny, Nina Sharma, etc., Magnet Theater, 10:30pm, $7.


CHEAP AND FREE WEEKEND: Medieval Festival, Oddities Flea Market, Questlove

Sept. 30,  Saturday


SOCRATES FARMERS MARKET, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens), 8am – 4pm

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with local fruits and vegetables from Nolasco Farm and Williams Fruit Farm. Free.

HATTIE CARTHAN COMMUNITY SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET, Hattie Carthan Garden (Brooklyn), 9am – 2pm.

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers Market is opening for its ninth season of healthy food, activities, education and food justice programming. Free.

Butt and Gut, Soldiers’ and Sailors’Monument (Riverside Park), 10:30am – 11:15am

Join this class to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes. Throw in cardio exercises that will maximize your fat-burning potential.

SHAPE UP NYC, Poe Park Visitor Center (Bronx), 10am – 11am.

Why not try a zumba class?

ODDITIES FLEA MARKET, Brooklyn Bazaar, 11am – 6pm

You’ll find an assemblage of vendors selling all sorts of peculiar items such as medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, jewelry and one of a kind art. $3 at the door.

NYC PAGAN PRIDE DAY, Battery Park, 11am – 5pm

Activities include a tribal belly dance and a traditional Indian dance. With intermissions for drum circle sessions. Free.

RIDGEWOOD FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL, The Footlight (Queens), 12pm – 6pm

Vendors include Sabba’s Spicery, Sweet Dreams by Jen, Ceja Designs and ELuv Cheesecakes. There will also be a jazz band playing during the event. Free.

Crossing the Line Festival: Corbeaux (Crows), Brooklyn Museum, 12 pm and 4pm, Sun. 3pm.

Witness the New York premiere of Corbeaux (Crows), a new dance performance by Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen. Free with museum admission.

Bronx Brewery Oktoberfest, The Bronx Brewery, 12pm – 8pm

Tickets start at $5.

RED HOOK REGATTA, Valentino Pier, 1pm – 5pm.

Pioneer Works presents the third annual Red Hook Regatta, where homemade boats navigate the rough seas of New York City’s shipping harbor. To kick off this year’s race is the launch of Hope Floats, a robotic raft that calls your Congressperson on your behalf around the clock.

Strictly Tango, Greenbelt Recreation Center (Staten Island), 1pm – 3pm

Spend a special afternoon with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy a dance class for and open dance for all. Strictly Tango NYC Dance School, brings you the “authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Free.

Capoiera for Beginners, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens), 1pm – 2pm

This six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira.


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2, Monsignor McGolrick Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm

IN THE PARLOR: THE FINAL GOODBYE (WITH Q+A), Merchant’s House Museum, 6:30pm

COMING TO AMERICA, Brower Park (Brooklyn), 6:45pm.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977), Basketball courts in Dry Dock Playground, 7pm.

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, ARROW Community Center (Queens), 7pm

I KNOW THE SUNSET, 845 West End Avenue, 7pm. $10.

WONDER WOMAN (2017), Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, 7:30pm

SING, Grant Park (Bronx), 7:30pm



Zachery Allan Starkey, ELSZ, CULTTASTIC, Space Meow Doll, 99 Sense, Pianos (LES), 7PM. $10.

DAWSON RUTLEDGE, Garden Bar, 7pm. Free.


SALT CATHEDRAL, FUFANU, MAMMUT, Knitting Factory (Brooklyn), 8pm. Free.

MUSIC FOR THE MASSES: A NEW WAVE PARTY, Saint Vitus Bar (Brooklyn), 11pm. Free until midnight. RSVP.

THE SUN PARADE, GOODFIGHT, Mercury Lounge (LES), 7pm, $10.

BROOKLY WHITE, QUEEN TUT, JADE, Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm. $8 – $20.





Oct. 1, Sunday


33RD ANNUAL MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Oct. 1 (Sun), 11:30am – 6pm

Fort Tryon Park gets transformed into a medieval market town. Mingle with jesters and watch jousts between knights on horseback. Free.

KICKOFF TO FALL AT QUEENS COUNTY FARM, Queens County Farm Museum, Oct. 1 (Sun), 11am – 4:30pm

Celebrate the autumn season on a farm. Buy apples, fresh cider and pies from Hudson Valley merchants. Country western music by Savannah Sky. Happening every weekend in October. Free.

DISCOVERY DAY AT FRESHKILLS PARK, Freshkills Park (Staten Island), 11am – 4pm

Explore parts of Freshkills Park that are normally closed. Join guided tours and get free bike rentals. Free shuttles to and from the event at Staten Island Ferry Terminal and 350 Wild Avenue. Free.


Learn about nearly 400 years of Muslim history in New York City From turn-of-the-century Bengali sailors to celebrations of a Senegalese saint. Tour starts at the Adam Clayton Powell Statue at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. Free. RSVP.

EYE TO EYE, 1 Bowling Green (Lower Manhattan), 1pm – 5:30pm

Sit down and make eye contact with a stranger. This is part of The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2017: Global Event coordinated by The Liberators International in cities all over the world.

A LA CALLE BLOCK PARTY, Ballet Hispanico (UWS), 2pm – 6pm

Activities include dance performances by the Ballet Hispánico Company, live music by Los Hacheros and dance classes for adults and children. Free.

NYC PLANT SWAP AND CHAT, Lululemon Fifth Avenue, 2:30 – 5:30pm

Bring a pest-free plant, or two or three for trade. Ticket sales will benefit the Espiritu Tierra Community Garden in Williamsburg. Free. RSVP.


BLIND PROPHET, CRAZY BALDHEAD, ZION TRAIN, The Kymberle Project (Brooklyn), 2pm. Free before 5pm, $10 after.


SELECTOR DUB NARCOTIC, 75 DOLLAR BILL, GONG GONG GONG, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm. $10.


BRING YA MAMMA: CLEAN STAND UP COMEDY SHOW, Village Lantern Comedy Club, 2pm, $10.


TOO SOON? COMEDY SHOW, 135 Eldridge Street (LES), 8pm. Free.