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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La Magnifique

  • Free

A late-July screening of the French B-movie spy classic La Magnifique is the perfect marriage of obscure and outdoors. 

  1. Brooklyn
  2. Fri Jul 25
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Kayak on the Hudson

  • Free

Nothing says "nature" like wading into water and trying your hand at some outdoorsy paddling.

  1. Riverside Park, Pier I W 70th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sat Jul 26 - Sun Sep 28
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Danh Vo, We the People

  • Critics choice

In this remarkable project, Vo—a Danish artist living in Berlin whose family fled his native Vietnam for Denmark after the fall of Saigon—has created a full-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty, in 250 unassembled pieces. 

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Until Fri Dec 5
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Karaoke on the Boardwalk

  • Critics choice
  • Free

No matter how seasoned a New Yorker you may be, there’s no denying the magic of Coney Island’s iconic Wonder Wheel.

  1. Coney Island Boardwalk Boardwalk, at 10th St
  2. Fri Aug 29
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Funland: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground

This kooky installation by London-based artistic duo Bompas & Parr proves sex and carnivals aren't as different as you might have thought.

  1. Museum of Sex (MoSex) 233 Fifth Ave, at 27th St
  2. Thu Jul 24 - Wed Dec 31
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Kayak on the Hudson

  • Free

Nothing says "Dad" like wading into water and trying your hand at some outdoorsy sports, so bring Dad along to kayak on the Hudson. You'll get to go out on the water for 20 minute sessions, and furthermore you'll have a lifetime of memories of him (probably) grumbling after you (definitely) splash him in the face with some Hudson water. You know. On accident. 

  1. Riverside Park, Pier I W 70th St, at the Hudson River
  2. Sat Jul 26 - Sun Sep 28
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La Magnifique

  • Free

A late-July screening of the French B-movie spy classic La Magnifique is the perfect marriage of obscure and outdoors. Watch as secret agent Bob Sinclar outwits the Albanian secret service. Or does it all take place in the imagination of pulp writer François Merlin? Aha! You don’t know, do you? You’ll have to go and find out for yourself. It might not carry the same cultural cachet as, say, Back to the Future, but La Magnifique is just weird enough to warrant a (totally free) showing in one of Brooklyn’s best outdoor parks, right along the waterfront of the East River. Bring a blanket. Bring some food. Bring your damn dog if you want to. An obscure but great French spy movie at sunset sounds just about perfect to us. And there’s a very good reason that New York doesn’t do outdoor screenings any other time of year, so hop to it. What, did you think we’d want to freeze our asses off to catch a February viewing of Garden State? Fuck no.

  1. Brooklyn
  2. Fri Jul 25
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