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the skint

photography In New York Unseen, opening October 3 at ClampArt, photographer Marc Yankus gives us an arresting look at a New York we've never quite seen: a built world without the distraction of people and cars.

movie A documentary four years in the making, Anthropocene, from Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky, is about the ways in which humans have reengineered the planet.

book We were fans of Michael Frank's memoir The Mighty Franks from 2017 and are happy to learn that he's got a new novel out October 8 titled What is Missing. Publisher's Weekly writes, "This is an intricate and dynamic examination of familial ties: both what strengthens them and what can tear them apart."

music The Sherlocks is an indie band from Sheffield in the U.K. with a new album, Under Your Sky, out October 4. NYC (Sing it Loud) is unsurprisingly our choice cut.

dance Works & Process Rotunda Project: Dance Theatre of Harlem at 50 celebrates DTH's quinquagenary at the Guggenheim with Balanchine pieces and more.

nature Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of forest bathing, comes to Wave Hill on Sunday, November 3, 10-1, $30: just you, the forest in autumn, a certified forest therapist, and your fellow tree-lovers.

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri 4-9pm: two thousand mini toy elephants will fall from the sky at the great dumbo drop, part of dumbo's annual block party. washington street at water street (dumbo).

fri 5-10pm: enjoy a slice of the country in midtown at the annual bryant park square dance, complete with live music, mechanical bull rides, trick roping lessons, and more. bonus: free cowboy hats for the first 1,000 folks. bryant park (midtown west), free admission.

fri thru 10/13: the 57th annual new york film festival features more than two weeks filled with premieres, restorations, special events, filmmaker + talent appearances, and free talks. film at lincoln center (uws), $10-30 general, $10-25 students.

sat 11am-7pm: the cooler weather may be creeping in, but it'll be hot at the brooklyn botanic garden's 27th annual chile pepper festival. this year's event features tastings from dozens of vendors, plus talks, demos, and an evening concert by new orleans musicians. due to the popularity of this event, advance ticket purchase is recommended. brooklyn botanic garden (prospect heights/crown heights), $30 general, $25 seniors/students.

sat + sun 11am-4pm: take a short ride back in history on a selection of vintage subway cars pulled from the mta's fleet through the weekend. the round-trip ride boards at brighton beach station and goes to ocean parkway and kings highway for the price of a metrocard swipe.

sat thru 1/26/2020: the art of the brick exhibition, the world's largest display of lego art, opens at the new york hall of science (flushing meadows) with more than 100 works created by artist nathan sawaya from over a million lego bricks. $7 for the exhibition, $16 for the museum.

sun 11:30am-6pm: fort tryon park and the area surrounding the cloisters turns into a market town filled with costumed jesters, jousters, jugglers, and more for the 35th annual medieval festival. free admission.

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