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.

Brooklyn Bowl


This family adventure inspired by an old Disneyland theme park ride based around ideas of what the future might be like has been shrouded in mystery since it was first announced. 

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Justin Bartha and Elizabeth Reaser play spouses who hope to make their marriage feel brand spanking new by adhering to the strictures of Christian Domestic Discipline in a dark comedy by Robert Askins (whose Hand to God is now shaking up Broadway).

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Lucille Lortel Theatre Tuesday May 26 2015 - Sunday June 14 2015

"Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971"

Critics' pick

Before Yoko Ono became inextricably linked with John Lennon—and disparaged as the woman who "broke up" The Beatles—she was an artist, with a career stretching back to the early 1960s. 

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Until Monday September 7 2015

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Critics' pick

Poets, playwrights, puppeteers, and other performers in and around the Lower East Side partake in the 20th annual gathering centered at Theater for the New City. 

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Theater for the New City Until Mon May 25 Free

Jeppe Hein, "Please Touch the Art"

Brooklyn Bridge Park just added 18 brand-new sculptures by Danish artist Jeppe Hein to its massive playground and waterfront gardens.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Until Friday January 1 2016 Free

Frida Kahlo, “Art, Garden, Life”

Critics' pick

Botanical subjects were a running theme throughout the work of Frida Kahlo. The art-historical icon maintained an ornate garden just outside her studio that inspired much of her art. 

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The New York Botanical Garden Until Sunday November 1 2015

Live from Outer Space

Critics' pick

The endearingly histrionic John F. O'Donnell joins understated absurdists Ben Kronberg and Erik Bergstrom to host this weekly night of stand-up.

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The Cobra Club Friday May 29 2015 - Friday December 25 2015 Free

Mad Max: Fury Road

Post-apocalyptic visionary George Miller returns to the series that made his name, and the results are spectacular: jaw-droppingly violent, surreal and worth the 30-year wait

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When Marnie Was There

If this ends up being the final bit of magic from the legendary animators at Japan’s Studio Ghibli, they’re going out on a note of pure effervescence, via a tale of adolescent awakening.

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Pitch Perfect 2

Singing sass and song in equal measure, those a cappella Bellas roll on in a sequel that improves on the original

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Slow West

For those of you who can't even remember what the last decent Western was, here's a witty, dirt-caked indie to take your mind off the question

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Far From the Madding Crowd

Burning with understated passion and a fine central performance from Carey Mulligan, Thomas Hardy’s romantic classic comes to life in an adaptation that’s far from stodgy.

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Nonagenarian NYC style icon Iris Apfel glows in a winning profile that celebrates her lifelong gift for going it alone (and haggling with salesmen).

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Welcome to Me

Long a comic treasure, Kristen Wiig branches out in this complex portrait of an obsesssive-compulsive lottery winner who buys her way onto a TV show.

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Forbidden Games

What are two adorable French kids to do during a war but keep on being kids? They play, they mourn, they reveal the folly of adults.

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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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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!!!!