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What to Do in NYC This Fall

What to do in NYC this fall by Ari KellenFall in New York can feel nothing short of magical.  The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing color and the cultural scene is gearing up.  There are all sorts of fun activities you can do, and here are just a few of them, based off an article that I found on Timeout New York:

Oktoberfest: There are Oktoberfests going down all over the city in late September and early October; Central Park, East River, not to mention all of the bars and restaurants hosting their own celebrations.  They’re jam-packed with generous pitchers of beer, cheerful German tunes and live music.  A lot of the events require you to purchase tickets, and some of the events have already happened, so act fast!

Go out to Queens: While the classic tropes of fall (corn mazes, pumpkin patches, stacks of hay) aren’t typically found in New York, the Queens County Farm Museum hosts all of this and more on the weekend of September 24th.  Live music, cider, corn mazes, livestock competitions, pie-eating contests, pig races, corn husking contests are just some of the events going on.

Cider Week: From October 21 to Halloween, various locations around the city pay homage to hard cider.  More than 50 bars and restaurants host free tastings, events and workshops at popular venues.

Ghost tours: Around Halloween, Urban Park Rangers hosts lantern tours that explore the Water Battery Gate at Fort Totten Park, with guides sharing stories about the haunted grounds.  

Giant Pumpkin Weekend: In the second to last weekend of October, the New York Botanical Garden hosts a pumpkin  garden, displaying gigantic pumpkins (weighing up to 1,800 pounds).

Photoville: In late September, United Photo Industries takes over the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza to create a pop-up village based around photo taking.  The Smorgasburg Beer Garden will be returning as well, with more than 100 vendors selling all sorts of food and drinks.

Atlantic Antic: On September 25th, more than 500 food and craft vendors and 15 stages will close down 10 blocks in Brooklyn.  Billed as New York’s largest street fair, it’s got plenty to offer, from live music to clothes to food.  

What To Do In NYC This Fall

Fall is nearly upon New York City and with it comes a whole new world. Once the streets cool off from the sweltering summer heat, people around town can turn into much more friendly, relaxed citizens. Along with better moods, come different activities. Below you will find a list of things that are fall specific in the greatest city in the world. Enjoy!

Bushwig

Over the last 3 years drag queens have flocked to this mini-festival that warms up at Lovegun on Friday the 11th. After the primary show, you can follow the party to Onderdonk House for the remainder of the weekend where over 150 performers will be featured!

Vendy AwardsUnknown-2

The hottest trend in food “on the go” street vendor food trucks. Luckily for anyone with some cash and an appetite, the Vendys is where NYC’s top 25 food truck pull up to duke it out for the top spot in town. Head over to Governors Island to get unlimited tastings and cast your vote for your favorite treat!

New York Film Festival

At the Lincoln Center Film Society is the 53rd installment of this film festival for the common man. This type of event is usually reserved for high-brow film critics but this festival only costs $20-$25. Head over to get an advanced screening of Oscar hopefuls like carol and The Walk.

Atlantic Antic

This huge street fair in Brooklyn brings over 500 street vendors together along with 16 stages with live music. This year, you will be graced by the youth group Brooklyn Ballet along with Mark Morris Dance Group, and Wicked. Head over to BK on September 27 from noon-6.

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

For the history buffs or Game of Thrones enthusiasts, head over to Washington Heights for a day in the park and entertainments from the best middle-ages DIYers the city has to offer. There will be time period food available such as potato pancakes, bratwurst and pork shank, along with knight sword action!


To read the full list and original article, click here.