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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Bastille Day

Critics' pick

Indulge your inner Francophile during this celebration of French national pride. Held on three avenue blocks closed to traffic, the fest boasts tasty treats like crêpes and cheeses, Macaron Café macarons ($2) and baked goods from patisserie Financier, as well as sets by accordion players and other musicians, cultural dances like the cancan, and kiddie-friendly activities such as face painting. E 60th St between Fifth and Lexington Aves (bastilledayny.com).

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Manhattan Sunday July 12 2015 Free
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Mister Sunday

Hometown heroes Mister Saturday Night (Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin) have released a mix CD, founded a label, played Beats in Space and toured the world. Their summer series is back for more Sunday Funday daytime jams, spinning their array of underground house, disco and techno rhythms for your dancing pleasure.

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Industry City Sunday July 12 2015 - Sunday August 23 2015
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Kayak on the Hudson

Nothing strengthens a friendship like wading into water and having to count on your bud to keep a skinny canoe afloat, so bring your comrade along to kayak on the Hudson. You'll get to go out on the water for 20-minute sessions, after a brief lesson, of course—just enough time to bond before your arms get tired.

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Pier 26 Until Monday October 12 2015 Free
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“KAWS: ALONG THE WAY"

Critics' pick

The former street artist, who's taken his game up a notch, designing a ballon for the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade, and also creating the set for last year's MTV Music Awards at the Barclays Center, fills the Brooklyn Museum's lobby with an 18-foot-tall wooden sculpture depicting his signature character, Companion—a sort of skull-headed Mickey Mouse with Xs for eyes—as a pair of of identical figures, with one consoling the other.

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Brooklyn Museum Wednesday July 8 2015 - Sunday December 6 2015
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Vision Festival 20

Critics' pick

The crucial local free-jazz fest presents its 20th annual installment, featuring Vision mainstays such as Roscoe Mitchell (July 7), the Sun Ra Arkestra (July 8), Milford Graves (July 9), William Parker (July 10), Joelle Leandre (July 11) and Matthew Shipp (July 12). For the full schedule, visit artsforart.org.

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Judson Memorial Church Until Sunday July 12 2015
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Romeo Santos

Critics' pick

The Dominican community will be out in force for Bronx bachata overlord Anthony "Romeo" Santos, the former lead singer of Aventura. Despite having sold millions of records—and having rubbed elbows with Drake, Kevin Hart, Carlos Santana and Nicki Minaj, all featured on his latest, Fórmula, Vol. 2—the King of Bachata is still little known outside the Latin community. Come see what the fuss is about.

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Barclays Center Friday July 10 2015 - Sunday July 12 2015
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The New York Musical Theatre Festival 2015

Critics' pick

NYMFomaniacs, rejoice! This impressive feast of new musicals (and a host of related events) takes over various theater spaces near Times Square for its 12th annual edition. Buried treasure could lie anywhere, so check nymf.org for a complete schedule.

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Various locations Until Monday July 27 2015
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East to Edinburgh 2015

Critics' pick

This annual festival celebrates those vigorous American salmon preparing to swim into the shoals of the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Selections include Douglas Taurel’s The American Soldier, Jessica Sherr’s Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies and David Carl’s Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet. Visit 59e59.org for a complete schedule.

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59E59 Theaters Until Sunday July 26 2015
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Ice Factory Festival 2015

Critics' pick

In the helter-skelter of summer theater festivals, the cool curatorial heads of the Ice Factory always provide a welcome breeze. This year’s lineup of plays and multimedia performance includes work by the Assembly, Glass Bandits and Morgan Gould & Friends. For details about individual shows, visit the Ice Factory's site.

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New Ohio Theatre Wednesday July 8 2015 - Saturday August 8 2015
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Magic Mike XXL

It's been three years since Mike Lane's (Channing Tatum) retirement from stripping, but the former dancer misses the excitement and feeling of being on stage. 

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Fresh Dressed

Behind hip-hop’s beats and rhymes was an equally important impulse to carve out a unique fashion identity. Sacha Jenkins’s thoughtful, thorough documentary charts the rise of rap style.

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Dope

Rick Famuyiwa’s comedy follows three high-school nerds who call Los Angeles’ frightening Inglewood home. It’s a euphorically funny indie that flips the script on Boyz n the Hood

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Infinitely Polar Bear

Line up now for Mark Ruffalo’s most complex and likable performance to date, as a mentally unstable parent who, despite frequent mood swings, must care for two rambunctious girls.

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The Third Man

Carol Reed’s 1949 comedy-thriller feels unlike any movie of its era. Now, thanks to an immaculate restoration, it looks like it was filmed only yesterday.

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Eden

The ’90s French house-music scene (the very one that produced Daft Punk) is lovingly evoked in Mia Hansen-Løve’s bittersweet drama about losing yourself in the moment

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Inside Out

Critics' pick

A new Pixar movie is always cause for celebration, this one more than most: By comically exploring a young girl’s internal psychology, the studio approaches near-experimental highs. 

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Now Showing

Love & Mercy

Beach Boys fans, catch a wave to this heartbreakingly good biopic of Brian Wilson, portrayed by two dynamite actors: Paul Dano as the young genius and John Cusack as the fragile, overmedicated adult.

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Now Showing

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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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

4 comments
mafeloreto
mafeloreto

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

MS
MS

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.