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.

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Respect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery

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We know that you saw Paris Is Burning before it hit Netflix, but here’s a good chance to introduce an uninitiated pal to NYC’s competitive-voguing subculture. Spend your Sunday celebrating the ballroom scene at Respect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery. Established houses (or teams) such as Mizrahi, Ninja and Xtravaganza send fierce, costumed “masters” to walk in ten categories, including Butch Queen Sex Siren, Female Figure Best Dressed and Fem Queen Face. A panel of ballroom royalty will break down the styles, critiquing the creativity and execution of each before crowning a winner.

  1. MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, at 46th Ave
  2. Sun Apr 20
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ASSSSCAT 3000

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NYC’s long-form improv royalty (including UCBT and SNL folk) play pickup-game style in this famous long-running show.

  1. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 307 W 26th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Sun Apr 20 - Sun Dec 28
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Secret Speakeasy: Doomsday

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Indulge your morbid fascination with technology-related global catastrophes when the Museum of Interesting Things, a roving curio collection, revisits the Cold War. Watch a collection of films, ranging from original footage of D-Day and the Bikini Atoll atomic-bomb experiments to “Our Friend the Atom,” Walt Disney’s 1957 propaganda piece for nuclear energy, and the 1972 film version of The Lorax, Dr. Seuss’s fable about the threat of corporate greed to the environment. If you’d rather stay on the lighter side, try on an original NASA jumpsuit or toy with a 1950s nuclear-energy kit. 177 Prince St between Sullivan and Thompson Sts. Subway: N, R to Prince St; 1 to Houston St.

  1. Manhattan
  2. Sun Apr 20
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New York's Alright 2014

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The folks behind crucial hardcore blog I Could Die Tomorrow curate a four-day multivenue blowout, featuring fast and furious punk from all over the U.S., as well as bands from Sweden, Japan and Canada. No starry names here—just pure underground goodness. For the full rundown, including info on late-night after-show gigs at Bushwick spot the Acheron, visit facebook.com/events/1406831389561342.

  1. The Wick 260 Meserole St, between Bushwick Pl and Waterbury St, 11206
  2. Thu Apr 17 - Sun Apr 20
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"The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary"

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Treat your eyes to some much-needed color therapy at the New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid explosion. This year’s Floridian theme combines thousands of tropical blooms with modernist architecture; the display was inspired by an award-winning garden that landscape architect Raymond Jungles designed in 2005 for Judge Richard K. Eaton and MCNY president Susan Henshaw Jones. There’s even a re-creation of the couple’s backyard oasis for us humble apartment dwellers to envy—and admire.

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Thu Apr 17 - Mon Apr 21
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Brooklyn Folk Festival 2014

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The fifth annual Brooklyn Folk Fest takes place at the Bell House this year, offering an array of globe-straddling talent—emphasis on the globe-straddling: This isn't just an Americana fest, though there'll be plenty of that; you'll also hear traditional Balkan, Andean and Indonesian. Plus, there are instrumental workshops and even a square dance. Find out the full scoop at brooklynfolkfest.com.

  1. The Bell House 149 7th St, between Second and Third Aves, 11215
  2. Fri Apr 18 - Sun Apr 20
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If You Build It

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  1. UCBEast 155 E 3rd St, between Aves A and B, 10009
  2. Sun Apr 20 - Sun Dec 28
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Arias and Ratzke

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Demimonde demigod Joey Arias has entertained and scandalized the club world for decades with his fetish-drag getups, extravagant charisma formidable vocals. Now he joins Dutch-German pop cabaret star Sven Ratzke to take Joe's Pub by Sturm.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Sun Apr 20 - Sun Apr 27
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KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

Suzanne Dottino curates this weekly literary series for a local horde.

  1. KGB Bar 85 E 4th St , between Bowery and Second Ave, 10003
  2. Sun Apr 20 - Sun Apr 27
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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

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Sunday best gets new meaning during this annual procession, wherein participants show off elaborately constructed hats—we’re talking noggin-toppers shaped like the NYC skyline or the Coney Island Cyclone, not just a boring old fedora. The tradition started in the mid-1800s, when high-society ladies would promenade in their Easter finery after church, and has since evolved into a showcase for chapeau artistry. Fifth Ave from 49th to 57th Sts.

  1. Manhattan
  2. Sun Apr 20
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Godzilla

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Fading Gigolo

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Manakamana

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The Young Girls of Rochefort

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Only Lovers Left Alive

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Under the Skin

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II

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