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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
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Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade

Steel drums, acrobats, martial artists, dancers, ornate floats and, obviously, the iconic dancing lions and dragons snake through Chinatown’s crowded streets for the 17th annual Chinese New Year Parade. The mouth-watering smells from the neighboring restaurants and the sounds of the traditional music meld to create a joyous, immersive experience. Begins at Mott and Hester Sts.

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Chinese New Year Parade Sunday February 14 2016
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Endless Night: New York Vampire Ball

This lavish annual affair brings out the creatures of the night for their annual "anti-Valentine's" soiree in the erstwhile Bank. An array of DJs provide the ebon aurals; while fanged performers dazzle onstage, absinthe and vodka will pour liberally. As you might expect, the evening boasts something of a dress code—we'd recommend rushing your velvet cape to the dry cleaner now.

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Slake , Midtown West Sunday February 14 2016 - Monday February 15 2016
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Romance Under the Stars

Eschew the dinner date on Valentine's Day and snap up tickets to this swanky soiree at the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space. The night begins among the asteroids (have a "heavenly bodies" quip ready) with an open bar of cocktails and champagne, passed hors d’oeuvres and chocolate, while a jazz quartet sets the mood with standards. An hour later, cozy up in the Hayden Planetarium while an astronomer tells lovey-dovey stories based on the mythology of the cosmos.

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Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space , Upper West Side Sunday February 14 2016
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Valentine's Day Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert and Dance

Single? Attached? Kinda unsure? Music Hall of Williamsburg's V-Day celebration does not discriminate. Grab your dancing shoes, because soul 45 guru Jonathan Toubin and others (Julianna Barwick, Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves, Parquet Courts' Austin Brown and the guys in Crocodiles) are providing the sweaty tunes. If you're flying solo, try the ’Burgified spin on The Dating Game, and if you're a single lady, ask for someone's hand during the Sadie Hawkins dance.

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Music Hall of Williamsburg , Williamsburg Sunday February 14 2016

Lamb

Well-wrought if nerve-shredding, Ross Partridge’s second indie, about an unusual friendship between a broken-down adult and a sad preteen girl isn’t the kind of drama that screams out to be made

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Anomalisa

The hand-wringing neurotics of writer Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich) take on a touching fragility via stop-motion animation in his latest dark night of the soul

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Son of Saul

The subject of Auschwitz does not suffer fools, and Hungarian director László Nemes is not one. He uses his feature debut to create an immersive hellscape of unspeakable power

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A film that straddles nostalgia (expertly wrought) with a modern sense of humor, J.J. Abrams’s sequel is more than anyone could have expected. Prepare to bliss out

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45 Years

Into a lifetime of marriage an ocean of love (and pain) is poured, the waves of which can be scanned in Charlotte Rampling’s magnificent, tremulous turn as half of a couple that’s about to mark its anniversary

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Now Showing

The Hateful Eight

Quentin Tarantino is back and doing what he does best: talk, talk, talk. His latest, a wintry Western, is actually a nail-biting conversation piece

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Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore, still the baseball-hatted icon of lefty discontent (if looking schlumpier 26 years after Roger & Me), delivers his latest documentary provocation, which refreshingly turns out to be one of his more hopeful and celebratory efforts. Of course, he’s celebrating everyone but Americans: After setting up his slightly wacky premise—a fictional meeting with military generals who, exhausted from their war-mongering, send him out to plant the U.S. flag on foreign soil and steal their resources—Moore heads abroad to examine how foreigners live, work, play and punish. The people and policies he comes to know will shock all viewers, not just the Moore faithful, who have come to settle for less: Sexy Italians enjoy their six weeks of paid vacation and five-month maternity leaves, yet still boast higher national productivity. French public-school kids are taught to treat lunchtime like a class, tucking into cheese courses, lamb skewers and tomato salads. (Moore tries to push a Coke on a little girl who wrinkles her nose.) The documentary gets increasingly serious as we meet intelligent Finns with no homework, Slovenians with no college debt, Germans with no illusions about their national shame, and humane Portuguese cops with no war on drugs (they’re not illegal there). Of course the director is picking and choosing here—defaulting Greece is conspicuously absent—but only the stubborn will find fault in these compassionate social programs, many of which originated in the U.S

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Joy

David O. Russell’s wacky screwball spin on the rags-to-riches biopic opens with the title: "Inspired by stories of brave women." He could just as easily have borrowed the opening line from his last film, American Hustle: "Some of this actually happened." Joy is loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), the Long Island single mom who in the early 1990s invented the self-wringing Miracle Mop and became a shopping channel superstar. Cinema is full of American dreams: stories of men battling to build empires. This is a film about three generations of women. It has some of the macho stuff—the nostalgic voiceover, Scorsese-style, by Joy’s grandma (Diane Ladd); Cream’s "I Feel Free" blasting out; and it ends with Joy sitting behind a giant I’ve-made-it desk like Don Corleone. But Russell also mixes in elements of kitsch soap opera, allowing the dialogue to tip over in bigger-than-life melodrama. Only he could pull off a film with one foot in daytime TV and the other in Goodfellas. Written by Russell and based on a story by Annie Mumolo (who co-wrote Bridesmaids with Kristen Wiig), Joy is brilliantly feminist. We first see Joy as a little girl, making a fairytale forest kingdom out of paper. All that’s missing is a prince, says her sister. "I don’t need a prince," she replies. Later, Joy meets Bradley Cooper’s TV exec, the boss of the QVC Channel that will make her a star. Both their hearts skip a beat—but this woman doesn't have time for that. Joy is too busy

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Carol

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara lay out a feast of finely shaded acting in director Todd Haynes’s tender, exquisitely wrought romance

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Macbeth

Critics' pick

Many great directors have tackled Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy, but they didn’t come armed with actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, a perfect power couple.

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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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By: Dan Q. Dao

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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!


11:30AM

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!

http://www.ketangafitness.com/sunday-funday

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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

50 local food makers and farms

mafeloreto
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

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.