Things to do in NYC on a rainy Sunday evening for an out-of-towner.
April 25, 2010 8:13 AM   Subscribe

Things to do in NYC on a rainy Sunday evening for an out-of-towner.

For various reasons, I'm going to be in NYC today from 3 to 8pm with nothing to do. Normally in this kind of situation I'd check out a museum or two, but they all seem to close at 5pm on Sundays. My other normal activity is to just wander around the streets, but that doesn't sound like fun on a drizzly day like today.

What fun, dry things can I check out today? I'll be starting and ending my day on the Upper West Side, but can get pretty much anywhere via the subway.
posted by Eddie Mars to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (8 answers total)
Go to a movie?
posted by dfriedman at 8:24 AM on April 25, 2010

If you're into movies, you can go to the Apple store in Soho and go to a workshop or watch a speaker. Tonight "Director Mat Whitecross and BAFTA-nominated actor Andy Serkis discuss their biopic of musician Ian Dury (of the new-wave band The Blockheads)."

You could also go to dinner at the Empire Diner in Chelsea, before it closes next month. It's a bit of an institution.
posted by inmediasres at 8:34 AM on April 25, 2010

You could go to Fat Cat in the West Village and play some games (pool, air hockey, board games) -- though this might work out better if you have a friend along. Looks like they'll have live music there starting at 6 p.m. tonight, so if you're into jazz that might be a nice way to pass a couple of hours.
posted by bethist at 8:41 AM on April 25, 2010

Call or go on-line now to get a single ticket for South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theater. Sunday matinees are at 3, and the show is about 3 hours long. Dinner after, and/or play at the UWS Apple Store, which is 2 blocks from Lincoln Center.
posted by Dave 9 at 9:28 AM on April 25, 2010

If I get some work done first, I'll be going to the Dead Meadow show tonight at the Bowery Ballroom. Lemme know if you're interested, too!
posted by Dr. Wu at 9:43 AM on April 25, 2010

Gee, wish I weren't busy or I would spearhead a tiny meetup at Fat Cat.

Galleries if you're brave about the rain. One Art World has a decent tool that lets you make a little map of all the Chelsea galleries. It's a little drizzly but they're all close together and there are often several in one building.

The Strand is really really big and you can hang there for a while then catch a movie at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 (whew).

Also check out

rainy afternoon in NYC and
subway stops that don't make you go outside
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:10 AM on April 25, 2010

A rainy Sunday evening is perfect movie going weather. The Tribeca Film Festival is now running. Check out their schedule online and see what's available.
posted by beatnik808 at 12:31 PM on April 25, 2010

Thanks for all the suggestions.
As it turned out traffic on the Turnpike was horrible, and we missed our first train, so my 5 hours turned into 3. Then I was drafted into moving some boxes around. I'll keep this post book-marked for my next visit.
posted by Eddie Mars at 9:48 AM on April 26, 2010

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