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Things to do in New York this Friday

It's time to punch out, wind down and start your weekend. Here's our pick of the best places to sate that Friday feeling.

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Green Festival

Critics' pick

New York may be one of the greenest cities in America—we have the highest percentage of workers who commute by public transportation, bike or foot–but there’s still more individuals could do. 

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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday April 24 2015 - Sunday April 26 2015
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Crookers

Critics' pick

When you have a chance to listen to Crookers, you take it. Now the solo act of DJ Phra, Crookers was once the duo of Phra and Bot, and teamed with Kid Cudi to create the hip-hop hit "Day ‘n’ Nite," which reached No. 2 on the U.K. singles chart.

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Pacha Friday April 24 2015
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Input: Pearson Sound

Critics' pick

Pearson Sound, one of the U.K.'s most talented producers of mind-numbing bass music, graces Output with his presence for a rare evening of full-frontal assault in an open-to-close set of his own. 

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Output Thursday April 23 2015 - Friday April 24 2015
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Adult Beginners

A self-absorbed, failed entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) moves in with his estranged sister (Rose Byrne) and brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale) and becomes his 3-year-old nephew's nanny.

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Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam

Shakespeare lovers gather for the fifth annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam, hosted by nonprofit artist support organization Fractured Atlas, in which 154 readers recite the Bard’s prose at the Bandshell in Central Park. 

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Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park Friday April 24 2015 Free
6

Mets vs. Yankees

Critics' pick

The Yankees are on their lowest full-season win since 1992 and the Mets on a fifth straight losing season. Both have lots to prove—who will break the cycle with a victory?

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Yankee Stadium Friday April 24 2015 - Sunday April 26 2015
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Tribeca Film Festival

Critics' pick

Robert De Niro’s downtown fest draws roughly 400,000 movie fans each year to view 97 movies, from high-profile premieres to breakout indies. 

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Tribeca Cinemas Until Sunday April 26 2015
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Speakeasy Dollhouse: Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic

The new edition of Cynthia von Buhler's immersive, interactive mystery has a 1930s showbiz theme and is staged site-specifically at the old Liberty Theater, a vintage venue hidden behind storefronts in Times Square. 

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Liberty Theater Thursday April 23 2015 - Saturday May 9 2015
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Cherry Blossom Season at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Critics' pick

You don’t have to take a 15-hour flight to Japan to experience the wonder of cherry-blossom trees in bloom; hop the train to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to stroll through the most majestic springtime beauty New York City has to offer.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Until Sunday April 26 2015
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"Santu Mofokeng: A Metaphorical Biography"

Critics' pick

Since 2011, the New York outpost of Germany’s Walther Collection has been an important showcase for modern and contemporary African photography. 

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The Walther Collection Wednesday April 22 2015 - Saturday May 23 2015 Free
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Salad Days

Washington, D.C., the 1980s: Kids come together to make the brainiest hardcore punk the world has ever heard. This is their story—and one of the coolest music-scene docs in a while.

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While We're Young

Never count out NYC gem Noah Baumbach who, with his latest comedy, leavens generational anxieties with some choice millennial smackdowns.

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It Follows

It’s a great time to be a horror fan, as David Robert Mitchell’s dreamy indie proves: The camera chases down a group of kids relentlessly.


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Felix and Meira

A lonely guy and an unhappy Jewish wife (not his) complete each other in mysterious ways in this beautifully observed romance, a quiet storm.

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White God

A Hungarian girl's loyal mutt is taken from her and transformed into a ferocious dogfighting champion

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Eating out?

The 50 best brunch places in NYC

A weekend in New York just isn’t complete without brunch. See our picks for a late breakfast on the weekend.

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By: Tazi Phillips

Grab a drink

The 50 best New York bars

Whether you favor craft brews or serious cocktails; a beer-and-shot special or a transporting glass of wine, NYC has a game-changing bar to slake your thirst

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William F
William F

You say kayak on the Hudson on Friday, but it says it's ONLY available on SATURDAYS in August!!!!!!  Please fix!!!!