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the skint is taking monday off, so here are all of your labor day events today… have a great holiday!

around town today

get your grill on at official designated barbecuing locations in all 5 boroughs. >>

11am-6pm: the 47th annual west indian-american day carnival takes over brooklyn’s eastern parkway with caribbean floats, costumes, food, music, dancing, and a million folks. >>

11am-6pm (ends today): staten island’s historic richmond town throws their annual county fair, featuring amusement rides, traditional fair food, classic cars, hot dog + pie eating contests, vendors, live music, and more. $16 general, $11 seniors. >>

11am-11pm (thru 9/8): can’t make it to the us open? watch the action on a big screen at brooklyn bridge park’s pier 1 for free. bonus: the first 500 folks 8/30-9/1 and 9/6-7 get complimentary picnic baskets curated by chefs tom colicchio, thomas keller, and daniel boulud. >>

12-2pm: snap dog will be giving away free hotdogs and sausages at its chelsea location on 20th st. + 10th ave. >>

12-6pm (+ 9/6-7): the 85th annual washington square outdoor art exhibit features work from 200+ artists. free. >>

12pm-4am: videology’s all-day summer movie marathon is free, and sixpoint brews and narragansett shandies are half off. >>

3pm-?: freddy’s bar offers free bbq and $4 tap beer all day. >>

3-11pm: get a free bbq plate with each beverage purchase (while supplies last) at the annual beats + bbq labor day wind down at williamsburg’s lp ‘n harmony. 683 grand st. >>

6:30pm door, 7pm show: british dream pop duo smoke fairies play a free in-store set at rough trade. >>

7pm (thru 9/7): moma screens sidney lanfield’s pre-code romantic comedy, hat check girl (1932), starring sally eilers, ben lyon, ginger rogers, and monroe owsley. $12 (free during uniqlo free friday nights 4-8pm). >>

7:30pm doors, 8pm show: peter aguero hosts the moth storyslam story telling competition at the bell house. $8. >>

7:45pm (ends today): the free met opera annual summer hd festivalreturns to lincoln center plaza with screenings of ten productions from the emmy award-winning live in hd series, including four new productions from the 2013-14 season. today: tchaikovsky’s eugene onegin>>

8pm: nat towsen’s monthly downtown variety hour features performers, music, a downtown history segment, trivia and giveaways. tonight’s guests include tom shillue (fallon, ‘funny story’ host), julia wiedeman (naked people, ‘happy hour story hour’ host) and brandon scott wolf (snl’s ‘weekend update’ writer), plus select audience members can share their own 4-5 minute nyc story. ucbeast, $5. >>

8pm: real-life couple omar shaukat and anna suzuki welcome comedians and someone important in their lives for couples therapy at people’s republic of brooklyn. bonus: free cake from milk bar at 7:30pm. >>

8:30pm doors: christines, vaniish, interval, and winkie play glasslands. $10. >>

8:30pm doors, 9pm show: the weekly broken comedy show at greenpoint’s bar matchless features stand-up by mark normand (conan), byron bowers (eric andre show), chris lamberth, neko white, and host nimesh patel. free. >>

9pm (mondays): huckleberry bar’s free monday night movie screenings pay tribute to the harry potter series this month. tonight: harry potter and the order of the phoenix (2007). >>

9:30pm: someone will go on three real dates on stage at the okcupid show. ucb, $5. >>

ends today: the film society of lincoln center’s ‘james brown: the hardest working man in showbusiness’ series features concert clips and movies (the blues brothers, soul power, when we were kings, more) in which the godfather of soul’s music carries the films forward. $10. >>

ends today: last chance for free outdoor pools and public beaches.

thru 9/4: ghostbusters 30th anniversary screenings hit select nyc theaters. various prices. >>

thru 9/4: a new restoration of bernardo bertolucci’s influential 1970 classic, the conformist, screens at film forum. $13. >>

check our website for ongoing events.

coming up

9/2 6:30pm: rooftop exploration meetup organizer leslie adatto gives an illustrated lecture on her new book, 101 nyc rooftops, the only comprehensive guide to nyc rooftop destinations including hotel rooftop bars and restaurants, museums, theaters, green roofs and elevated farms. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

9/2 6:30pm doors, 9pm show: purchase a copy of blonde redhead’s new album starting at 11am today to receive two wristbands to the alt rock band’s in-store performance at rough trade. >>

9/2 7pm doors, 8pm show (+ 9/3): get your dose of schadenfreude at‘mortified’, a tribute to teen angst artifacts shared by their original authors. littlefield, $10 adv, $15 dos. >>

9/2 7:30pm: the wynton marsalis-directed juilliard jazz ensemblepresents ‘the uptown sound: the jazz of harlem’, featuring the music of duke ellington, billy strayhorn, edgar sampson, and more. the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center, free. >>

9/2 7:30pm doors, 8:30pm: members of the roots host the ‘old new york live’ variety show featuring special celebrity guests and emerging talents. union hall, $10. >>

9/2-6: take free classes in ballet, creative movement, hip hop, jazz, and more during dancewave’s  open house. rsvp required. >>

9/2-10: bamcinématik presents a 17-film retrospective on cultural documentarian les blank, including werner herzog eats his shoe, gap-toothed women, the blues accordin’ to lightnin’ hopkins, and more. $14. >>

sales, deals, freebies

buy one jamba juice, get one free (printable coupon). >>

ends today: the liddabit sweets homemade candy company celebrates one year in chelsea market with a free caramel with any purchase (sat), 10% off purchases that include a snack’r bar (sun), and 10% off everything plus a free caramel with any purchase (mon). >>

racked rounds up 40 labor day weekend sales>>

ticket deals

thru 9/14: score 2-for-1 broadway week tickets to 21 shows, includingaladdin, cabaret, once, wicked, you can’t take it with you, more. >>

admission for two for $11 (reg. $24) or individual membership for $31 (reg. $75) to the museum of the moving image>>

go on a fall foliage cruise up the hudson river with a stop at cold spring 9/20-11/16 for $28-45.50 (+ ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

take a cruise up the hudson to bear mountain to visit oktoberfest 9/27-10/26 for $28-45.50 (plus ticket fees, reg $40-65). >>

get free tickets to see a jazz-age interpretation of macbeth at the players theatre in the village 9/5-10/4 (plus ticket fees, reg. $25-60).>>

get tickets to see michael cera, kieran culkin and tavi gevinson in this is our youth at the cort theatre thru 11/23 for $45-89 (plus ticket fees, reg. $79-135). >>

get tickets to trapped in a room with a zombie in midtown thru 12/31 for $18 (plus ticket fees, reg. $28). >>

get free tickets to the affordable art fair at the tunnel 9/26-29 (plus ticket fees, reg. $15). >>

take a 90-minute nighttime city lights cruise (drink included) aboard a 1920s-style yacht thru october for $26 (plus ticket fees, reg $52). >>

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