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Things to do in New York this Sunday

Don't let your weekend slip away. Find the best things to do on Sundays in New York City.

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Morbid Anatomy Flea Market

Collect rare books and antiques, eerily cute taxidermy and repurposed skulls at this bustling fair full of morbid curiosities. The Morbid Anatomy Museum has culled together some of its favorite artists to bring you jewelry and decor from beyond the grave. Just make sure it's dead before you wear it.

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The Bell House , Gowanus Sunday May 29 2016

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

This city tradition feels fresh every spring when artists following in the footsteps of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning set up shop in the park. Hundreds of exhibitors, from NYU students to artists who remember the Village as a creative enclave, display their paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry and woodcraft.

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Washington Square Park , Greenwich Village Saturday May 28 2016 - Sunday June 5 2016

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival 2016

The annual La MaMa Moves! festival runs riot with dance: Programs include Ballez's Sleeping Beauty & the Beast (Apr 29–May 8), a queer spin on fairy tales; Tiffany Mills Company's After the Feast (May 12–15), set in an urban dystopia; and Cardell Dance Theater's Supper, People on the Move (May 14–15), a piece about immigration. Performances are in multiple venues within the La MaMa complex.

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Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa E.T.C. , East Village Until Sunday May 29 2016

Horse Meat Disco

The disco daddies of HMD come to us all the way from London for a bit of long-weekend revelry. Join hundreds of handsome men from all five boroughs and get ready to sweat. Joining the bill for this Memorial Day shindig is New York's legendary DJ Spun.

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Cielo , Meatpacking District Sunday May 29 2016 - Monday May 30 2016

Dear Evan Hansen

“I wish that everything was different,” writes Evan Hansen (Ben Platt). “I wish that I was a part of…something. I wish that anything I said…mattered, to anyone.” It’s a letter to himself, because he has no one else to write to; cripplingly shy, he is all but invisible at high school. But his wish comes true via a tragic twist: A troubled, rageful misfit named Connor (Mike Faist)—the brother of Evan’s crush, Zoe (Laura Dreyfuss, delicately sad)—kills himself after stealing the letter; his grieving parents (Jennifer Laura Thompson and John Dossett) mistake it for a letter that Connor had written to Evan. 

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Second Stage Theatre , Hell's Kitchen Until Sunday May 29 2016

Mister Sunday

The sun is finally out and teasing you to get out and have some fun! Justin Carter, an avant-garde DJ-composer, and Eamon Harkin, with a flare for Detroit techno, know how to get a party started. This year, the weekly Mister Sunday summer series moves from its previous Industry City location to the outdoor bar-meets-restaurant venue, Nowadays, located on the edge of Bushwick. There’ll be plenty to eat from with Country Boys Taqueria and Nowadays’ vegan and veggie-friendly kitchen, some fresh, locally brewed beer and sangria, sodas from Brooklyn Soda Works and no restrictions on dogs or kids!

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Nowadays , Ridgewood Sunday May 29 2016 - Sunday June 19 2016

Bushwick Flea

Tired of the tourists snatching the best retro threads at well-known fleas before you even have a chance to dig? Bushwick Flea joined the area’s market scene last year, and a few vendors from the original Brooklyn Flea sell their goods, so sift through their prime loot and avoid the masses. Other sellers run the gamut from Alpha & Omega jewelry to Zingara Vintage. Bonus: live music every Sunday!

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Bushwick Flea , Bushwick Saturday May 28 2016 - Wednesday November 30 2016

“Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty”

Incredibly, this show is MoMA’s first-ever monographic exhibition of this Impressionist giant who became one of the most enduring and popular figures of 19th-century art. The exhibit spotlights a little-know aspect of the artist’s work: His experimentation with monotypes, a technique invented in 17th-century Italy. 

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) , Midtown West Until Sunday July 24 2016

The Woodsman

Even before writer, codirector, set- and puppet-designer star James Ortiz asks the audience to “imagine” in a brief prologue, we’ve already been thrust into a dark corner of Oz, where gnarled branches loom and unsettling noises signal danger. Strangemen & Co.’s immersive and practically wordless adaptation of the writings of L. Frank Baum uses low-tech stagecraft like evocative Bunraku puppets (the wicked witch is chilling), haunting vocal sound effects and a lone violinist (composer Edward W. Hardy) to tell the backstory of Dorothy’s cherished Tin Man (Ortiz), once a mortal axman who sacrificed an arm and a leg and a whole lot more in the name of love. Emotions are communicated through simple gestures, grunts and glances, not one wasted.

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New World Stages , Hell's Kitchen Until Sunday May 29 2016

Deep Space

Does clubbing in the ’hood sound like a nightmare? We hear ya. But don’t write off dance-music deity François K’s weekly Deep Space shindig at Cielo, which started more than a decade ago as a dub night and now covers all genres of underground dance music. The only thing it skips is a strict dress code. (Cielo’s, by the way is “an open mind.” Cute.) Bonus: While it’s a staple for househeads, the futuristic, fun vibes won’t intimidate less-frequent clubbers who just want to have a solid Sunday night out.

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Cielo , Meatpacking District Sunday May 29 2016 - Monday December 19 2016

The Nice Guys

Legendary screenwriter Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) is back with an ultraviolent, ultra-funny private-eye comedy set in the 1970s, starring Russell Crowe and a riotous Ryan Gosling.

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Now Showing


Sexting ex-politician Anthony Weiner won’t be remembered for his discretion, but you have to wonder what inspired him to let a documentary crew queasily capture his comeback—even as more allegations arise.

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Sunset Song

British filmmaker Terence Davies is back with a gorgeous turn-of-the-20th-century romance about a young farm girl, her abusive father and the glorious second chance she gets after he’s gone.

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Now Showing

Love & Friendship

The cattier, comic side of Jane Austen comes to life in a return to form for director Whit Stillman, here reuniting his dynamic duo from The Last Days of Disco, Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny.

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Now Showing

Captain America: Civil War

It’s Chris Evans’s Cap’n versus Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man—a showdown of sincerity against sarcasm—in the latest Marvel megachapter, one with unexpected gravitas and emotion.

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Now Showing

The Family Fang

The estranged clan at the heart of Jason Bateman’s prickly, intelligent domestic comedy isn’t as royal as the Tenenbaums: The family members are all intense artists who have a lot to learn about being nice to each other.

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The Meddler

Susan Sarandon brings the bagels, the Joisey accent and a boatload of mothering to this warm comedy about a recently widowed mom who needs an outlet for her relentless caregiving.

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Sworn Virgin

The arrestingly serene Alba Rohrwacher (I Am Love) takes on her most ambitious role to date: an Albanian “sworn virgin,” one of that culture’s unmarried women who pledges to bind her breasts and live out her life as a man. The real-life setup is a knockout, both ancient and timely, and even though Rohrwacher never quite passes—she looks too much like Barbra Streisand’s Yentl—the movie is on to a larger point, namely about the fluidity of sexual identity and our universal penchant for self-reinvention.

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Sing Street

Dublin teens growing up in the gritty 1980s turn to Duran Duran, MTV and plenty of hairspray in the euphoric latest from Once’s John Carney. It’s a film about making your craziest dreams come true.

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Now Showing

Green Room

A down-on-its-luck punk band finds itself challenged when an audience of racist skinheads goes nuts, in Jeremy Saulnier’s violent, impressively creative thriller.

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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: Christina Izzo

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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By: Dan Q. Dao


Noche R
Noche R

Revolution Books 437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Avenue @ 132nd Street, Holiday Party and Weekend, Dec 12-13
Saturday11 AM Children's Reading Javaka Steptoe, illustrator: Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix
Afternoon: Readings, Conversations, Surprises, and LOTS OF BOOKS & GIFTS!
Evening: HOLIDAY PARTY Music and more
SundayAfternoon: ART SALE The first of a series of Revolution Books Art Auctions: Artwork donated by artists and collectors to support Revolution Books: Posters, Prints, historic African Masks & Sculptures

Stacy S
Stacy S

Sunday Funday: Fitness + Football!


TS Fitness - 321 East 61st Street

To celebrate one of the big NY events of the year - Jets vs. Giants - Ketanga Fitness is teaming up with TS Fitness to host a Fitness & Football Sunday Funday! Join Coach Robert Ramsey for a challenging - and fun - workout using dynamic stretching, high intensity interval training, heart-pumping circuits, and a restorative stretch.

After the workout, we'll head down the block where we have a table reserved at The Jeffrey in view of TVs for prime football watching. Whether or not you watch the game, you'll kick back with your new #fitfriends and you'll enjoy your first round of drinks and shared appetizers on us!


William E
William E

There will be a THANKSGIVING BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS service at the Unitarian Church of All Souls this Sunday November 22, at 3:00 PM. All pet lovers invited to bring their companion animals to be blessed. There will music, readings and a short homily. The Unitarian Church is located at 1157 Lexington Avenue (at 80th Street). Animal Assisted Therapy teams will be honored. The service is free and a freewill offering will be received and donated to the Animal Assisted Therapy programs of the ASPCA and Angel on a Leash.

Garry M
Garry M

Umm... TASTE OF GRAMERCY (NYC's best restaurants, free samples, yes please!)

Sat, September 26, 2015

Gramercy Park (Irving & E17 st)

11am - 6pm


50 local food makers and farms

mafeloreto tastemaker

boo this looks like any other weekend, no MDW events? Parties in Rockaway? Mr Sunday? come TONY you can do better than this


The Seed : MARKET - Pop-up Market 100% all plant-based

- Lots of artisan food, drink and beauty vendors!

- Cooking demos, morning yoga class, special film screening with Q&A

Sunday, May 17th from 11am - 6pm 

At The Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St. (6 & 7 Ave.)

Details: http://theseedexperience.com/market/

Eric R
Eric R

why is pheromone hotbox listed as a sunday highlight when the details indicate the gallery will be closed?

Jamie P
Jamie P

What have you done with this feature? It used to be a readable roundup. Now it's just an assortment of links that I have to open in a million different tabs. As someone who refers to these weekend roundups quite a bit, I respectfully request that you bring back the old format.