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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

The School for Scandal

The Red Bull Theater takes a break from its usual Jacobean fare to produce Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1777 farce The School for Scandal, a massive hit of the time and still a sturdy example of the form. Some of the comedy's rhythms have, to be sure, staled over the centuries, but the core recipe proves durable: Sheridan condemns society gossips, which, coincidentally, lets him put the naughtiest of them front and center. 

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Lucille Lortel Theatre , West Village Tuesday May 3 2016 - Sunday May 8 2016

“Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France”

The Old Master period in Western Art History was, let’s face it, a sausage fest with women pretty much relegated to the role of artist’s model or mistress. There were, however, a few women artists, one of whom is the subject of this Met showcase. Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) was primarily a portrait artist, but her style and technique rivaled those of her contemporary, Jacques-Louis David. 

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art , Central Park Until Sunday May 15 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 8 2016 - Monday December 19 2016


One’s sorely tempted to praise the delightful new musical Waitress using lots of bakery metaphors. After all, its hero is a pastry genius with relationship woes named Jenna (Jessie Mueller). She’s a perky Southern gal who can confect a mouthwatering Mermaid Marshmallow Pie but can’t measure the right ingredients for happiness. 

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Brooks Atkinson Theatre , Midtown West Tuesday May 3 2016 - Friday December 30 2016

LIC Flea & Food

This open-air bazaar is Queens’ answer to the Brooklyn Flea, as both markets offer a wide array of retro wares and antiques, finger-licking–delicious eats and gorgeous skyline views that could bring a tear to the eye of the most jaded New Yorker. But it certainly pays to take a train or ferry to enjoy the Flea’s all-Queens Beer and Wine Garden, serving eight beers from spots like SingleCut Beersmiths and Queens Brewery; the suds will come in handy when you need to wash down Butcher Bar’s wood-smoked BBQ and red velvet funnel cake from A Lil’ Bit of Fun. More like a Lil’ Bit of yum, right?

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LIC Flea & Food , Long Island City Saturday May 7 2016 - Sunday October 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

Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

At the climax of his latest Off-Broadway show, Mike Birbiglia delivers a tirade of four-letter expletives with an apologetic smile. For the stand-up comedian who gained a large following through personal tales of social awkwardness and unusual medical conditions on NPR’s This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, the riff is a departure from his normal vocabulary, but not his signature method of winding, honest storytelling.

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Lynn Redgrave Theater , Downtown Wednesday May 4 2016 - Sunday May 29 2016

Kiki & Herb: Seeking Asylum!

Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman make downtown dreams come true as they reunite to play the demented septuagenarian lounge-punk duo Kiki and Herb. The two mix the tattered flair of showbiz barely-survivors with biting, nothing-to-lose social comment, waving wildly as they teeter on the edge of apocalypse; there's no one like them. (Tickets sold out instantly, but ten free tickets per night are distributed through a live lottery in the lobby of the Public Theater. Entries are accepted starting at 5:30pm for each 6pm drawing.)

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Joe's Pub at the Public Theater , Downtown Thursday May 5 2016 - Sunday May 22 2016

Crafts on Columbus

For three weekends, shop 100 different artist and designer wares. Check out ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculptures and more.

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Crafts on Columbus , Lenox Hill Saturday May 7 2016 - Sunday May 15 2016

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: Voces de Andalucia

Now more than 30 years old, the company continues to promote flamenco dance and music in its return to BAM. The program includes three new works (inspired by Pablo Picasso and Federico García Lorca), as well as Angeles II, choreographed and performed by Ángel Muñoz.

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BAM Fisher , Fort Greene Tuesday May 3 2016 - Sunday May 8 2016

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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Now Showing

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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Now Showing

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s classic stories get a vivid treatment via a live-action Mowgli and impressive animal animation. There’s even room for Bill Murray’s Baloo to hum a little “Bare Necessities.”

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Hardcore Henry

From beginning to end, this vigorous action film puts you in the head of a punching, jumping, fearless cyborg hero. It’s a video game come to life and also the first movie of its kind.

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Now Showing

Everybody Wants Some!!

A hilarious, deeply relaxed comedy about male bonding, Richard Linklater’s baseball-minded latest ranks right up there with his masterpieces Dazed and Confused and Boyhood.

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The Dark Horse

After suffering a nervous breakdown, chess player Genesis Potini (Cliff Curtis) volunteers to teach a group of disadvantaged children how to play the game.

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Midnight Special

Indie writer-director Jeff Nichols channels his inner Spielberg for a gripping thriller about a child with strange powers—and the adults who want to stop him. Transitions to Hollywood are rarely this sharp.

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City of Gold

Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold eats (and chats) his way across the town he rules with a sharp pen in Laura Gabbert’s endearingly off-kilter profile.

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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.