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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Lazer Zoo

Critics' pick

If you want a wild, wild Sunday, head to Highline Ballroom, one of our favorite venues in Chelsea. A professionally designed Lazer Zoo will make you scramble about like a monkey to beat your opponents. 

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Highline Ballroom Sunday May 31 2015
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Tomorrowland

This family adventure inspired by an old Disneyland theme park ride based around ideas of what the future might be like has been shrouded in mystery since it was first announced. 

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Comedy at the Knitting Factory

Critics' pick

This wildly popular weekly show—originally created by the delightfully understated Hannibal Buress (Broad City's Lincoln)—is hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny DeForest, and features the funniest pros and up-and-comers. Past guests include Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Bridget Everett and Method Man.

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Knitting Factory Sunday May 31 2015 - Sunday December 27 2015 Free
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They Might Be Giants

Critics' pick

The quirk-rock masters come off 2013's expectedly weird but charming Nanobots to play a special series of NYC dates: one MHOW gig per month for five months.

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Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday May 31 2015
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Frida Kahlo, “Art, Garden, Life”

Critics' pick

Botanical subjects were a running theme throughout the work of Frida Kahlo. The art-historical icon maintained an ornate garden just outside her studio that inspired much of her art. That connection is explored here in this tribute to the artist, which includes a replica of her garden and a display of paintings related to it.

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The New York Botanical Garden Until Sunday November 1 2015
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Justin Vivian Bond: Love Is Crazy!

Critics' pick

Alt-cabaret superstar Justin Vivian Bond has a mama-snake mixture of nurture and menace: part trans den mother, part cultural assassin, part offhand Cassandra. The singer's latest Joe's Pub show is an evening of songs and stories about love.

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Joe's Pub at the Public Theater Monday May 25 2015
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ASSSSCAT 3000

Critics' pick

One of the city’s most popular comedy nights sees NYC’s long-form improv royalty (think folks from Saturday Night Live and some adored Upright Citizens Brigade regulars) play pickup game–style in this famous long-running show.

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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Sunday May 31 2015 - Sunday December 27 2015
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Smorgasburg

Critics' pick

The epicurean extravaganza returns to the great outdoors on Saturdays in East River State Park, and Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

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East River State Park Saturday May 30 2015 - Sunday November 22 2015 Free
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Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Critics' pick

Poets, playwrights, puppeteers, and other performers in and around the Lower East Side partake in the 20th annual gathering centered at Theater for the New City. 

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Theater for the New City Until Mon May 25 Free

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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When Marnie Was There

If this ends up being the final bit of magic from the legendary animators at Japan’s Studio Ghibli, they’re going out on a note of pure effervescence, via a tale of adolescent awakening.

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Pitch Perfect 2

Singing sass and song in equal measure, those a cappella Bellas roll on in a sequel that improves on the original

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Slow West

For those of you who can't even remember what the last decent Western was, here's a witty, dirt-caked indie to take your mind off the question

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Far From the Madding Crowd

Burning with understated passion and a fine central performance from Carey Mulligan, Thomas Hardy’s romantic classic comes to life in an adaptation that’s far from stodgy.

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Iris

Nonagenarian NYC style icon Iris Apfel glows in a winning profile that celebrates her lifelong gift for going it alone (and haggling with salesmen).

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Welcome to Me

Long a comic treasure, Kristen Wiig branches out in this complex portrait of an obsesssive-compulsive lottery winner who buys her way onto a TV show.

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Forbidden Games

What are two adorable French kids to do during a war but keep on being kids? They play, they mourn, they reveal the folly of adults.

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Felix and Meira

A lonely guy and an unhappy Jewish wife (not his) complete each other in mysterious ways in this beautifully observed romance, a quiet storm.


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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

Marc S
Marc S

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.