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
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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Rink

Critics' pick

Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink is free and open late. Don’t get too excited—the admission may be gratis, but you’ll have to shell out $19 to rent skates (or BYO). Still, it’s a veritable winter wonderland: After your time on the ice, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius. If you want to practice your lutzes and axels with ample spinning room, try visiting during off-peak hours. 

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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Sunday March 1 2015 Free
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CineKink NYC

See the steamier side of New York at the 12th annual CineKink festival, celebrating sexuality and kink in television and film. The gala kicks off at Taj Lounge with raffles and prizes, followed by naughty movie screenings throughout the week, including a special film tribute to Club 90, the first porn-star support group. Be sure to attend the last day held at Bowery Bliss, which includes a DIY porn workshop, a free toast to the filmmakers and a late-night sexy rave. Go to cinekink.com for more information.

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Taj Sunday March 1 2015
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First Sundays at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Critics' pick

Every Sunday, Brooklyn Botanic Garden is packed with fun, eco-friendly events for you and your friends to enjoy, with the peace of mind that you're doing something nice for Mother Earth. This Sunday, learn traditional hula and Tahitian ori with Polynesian cultural ambassador Kaina Quenga from 3:30 to 4:30pm, become one with nature on a Tropical Plant Stroll in Steinhardt Conservatory at 11am or 2pm and browse sustainable Swedish items at Gudrun Sjödén Pop-up Shop throughout the day.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Until Sunday December 6 2015
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50 Shades! The Musical—The Original Parody

Al Samuels and Rob Lindley of Chicago's Baby Wants Candy—an improv troupe best known for its hour-long impromptu musicals—go on-book as directors of a spoof that slaps and tickles E.L. James's monstrously successful bit of mommy porn, Fifty Shades of Grey. 

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Elektra Theatre Tuesday March 3 2015 - Saturday September 5 2015
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If You Build It

Critics' pick

For years, Girl Code writer and Broad City contributor Kara Klenk has been showcasing her favorite stand-ups in this popular weekly show.

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UCBEast Sunday March 8 2015 - Sunday December 27 2015
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Merlin James, "Genre Paintings"

Critics' pick

Welsh painter Merlin James' latest show fields modestly scaled compositions packing the punch of grand ambitions. Each is a cocktail of figure, landscape, still life and abstraction, spiked with a measure of melancholy or wistful remembrance. James also takes a reflexive look at the glass: Some of the canvases are shaped, and some are made of stretched transparent mesh, revealing occasionally painted wooden supports. Other works edge their subjects with bands of color or sport tiny architectural models. 

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Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Tuesday March 3 2015 - Saturday March 7 2015 Free
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The Orchid Show

Critics' pick

The New York Botanical Garden explodes into a tropical floral extravaganza for the 11th annual Orchid Show. Take in the thousands of blooms on display, and don't forget to make a pit stop by the Shop in the Garden for your very own orchid to take home. This year the design, by staffer Francisca Coelho, thoughtfully incorporates trees felled by Hurricane Sandy.

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New York Botanical Garden Tuesday March 3 2015 - Sunday April 19 2015
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"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic"

Critics' pick

Wiley has made his name as a painter by limning portraits of African-Americans (some recruited by the artists from off the streets) in a grandiloquent style worthy of the Old Masters. While his approach is ostensibly meant to undermine the artistic biases of Eurocentric culture and white privilege, this 14-year survey of his career demonstrates that the real pleasures of his baroque style lie in his evident technical skills and in his frequent use of richly patterned backgrounds meant to recall opulent wallpaper or tapestries.

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Brooklyn Museum Until Sunday May 24 2015
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NYC Beer Week 2015

Bottoms up with the Brooklyn Brewery, Eataly Birreria and other brew maestros at this seventh annual celebration of all things beer. 

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Various locations Until Mon Mar 2

Kes

Taking in school and home life in an area where nature meets the mining industry on the Yorkshire skyline, Ken Loach’s most enduring movie is the story of Billy Casper, a smart but wayward boy who, despite a quick mind and tongue, has a reputation as a rogue.

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Wild Canaries

A contemporary Cobble Hill riff on Manhattan Murder Mystery, Lawrence Michael Levine’s Wild Canaries may fly along a familiar path, but it’s sexier, smarter and a hell of a lot more fun.

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The Hunting Ground

In this harrowing, high-impact follow-up to The Invisible War (on the rape epidemic within the U.S. military), writer-director Kirby Dick again teams with producer Amy Ziering, to take on reputable colleges that systematically ignore the issue of campus rape, thereby enabling serial predators. 

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Queen and Country

A direct sequel to 1987’s Hope and Glory—and the best thing that John Boorman has made since—Queen and Country begins where that film leaves off, continuing the director’s autobiographical account of his relationship with war and the collateral effect it has on the people at its periphery.

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Wild Tales

Comedy seldom travels well from one culture to another, but to judge from the first episode of this engaging if uneven satire highlighting humanity's more basic instincts, it's clear that young Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has a knack for latching on to ideas with a humorous dimension that's pretty universal.

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Mommy

Prodigy Xavier Dolan, the pride of Montreal, delivers his best film yet, a wrenching and intense look at the limits of motherly love.

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Timbuktu

Abderrahmane Sissako is today's leading director from Africa. His latest, a small-town terrorism thriller, impressed Oscar insiders so mightily they've short-listed it for this year's Best Foreign Language Film.

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Girlhood

Empowerment, a wardrobe rethink and a working knowledge of Rihanna come in handy when a lonely French 16-year-old drops out of high school to join a rambunctious girl gang.

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Every stoner's favorite sea creature gets the big-screen treatment in this delightfully surreal feature, in which SpongeBob and his friends wash ashore and confront an evil pirate played by Antonio Banderas

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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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Comments

2 comments
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.