Autumn is a glorious time in NYC, and you owe it to yourself and your friends to plan some fun stuff to take advantage of all that your city has to offer you. Here are a few fun ideas of stuff happening around the city this month to have some good Fall fun. And if you need another reason, here’s a GG quote to inspire you.
“Sometimes you need to step outside, clear your head and remind yourself of who you are. And where you wanna be. And sometimes you have to venture outside your world in order to find yourself. As for me, I’m happy right where I am. I only wanna be with you. xoxo . . . Gossip Girl”
CIDER WEEK NYC
There are many types of apples with adorbs names like Honeycrisp, Macintosh, Granny Smith, but the best variation of our favorite autumnal fruit is clearly the fermented kind–cider. And for seven glorious days, you can guzzle barrels of the good stuff at more than 50 bars and restaurants in NYC and indulge in free tastings, events and workshops at popular drinking dens like a couple of my faves Chelsea Wine Vault and Craftbar.
When: October 20th – 29th
Where: Various locations around NYC. You can find a list of all the participating restaurants at http://ciderweeknyc.com/locations/
More info: http://ciderweeknyc.com
THE VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE
With Halloween being on a Tuesday, I’m going to guess you’re going to be Halloweekend partied out, but you should def experience NYC’s spookiest parade on actual Halloween day. In case you didn’t know, it’s been a tradition since 1973, and The Village Halloween Parade is also the freakin’ biggest Halloween celebration IN. THE. WORLD. So take your mother’s advice to be part of something bigger than yourself, and get dressed up to parade down Sixth Avenue with 50,000 other New Yorkers. You’re guaranteed to see the scariest, hilarious, and most innovative costumes.
When: October 31, 2017 from 7–10:30pm
Where: The Halloween Parade runs up Sixth Ave from Spring St to 16th St in Manhattan.
More info: http://halloween-nyc.com
WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
We’re all about supporting our global sisterhood club, and this Brooklyn based film festival is devoted to showcasing the work of women storytellers from around the world. Bringing filmmakers and the community together for an awesome day of showing some incredible talent. The two-day event in November will feature screenings, Q&As, opening night mixer co-hosted by Cinematcher, and a closing award ceremony. Not to mention, the Wythe Hotel is worth visiting for it’s rooftop bar on its own.
When: Sat, Nov 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 10:00 PM
Where: Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-imagine-this-womens-international-film-festival-tickets-37590127082
FREE YOGA IN CENTRAL PARK
We’re only in it for the shavasana, too, but ya gotta do the work to get there. So, if you and your vina want to do your day right and get in touch with your zen-side, head over and do some yoga in Central Park! It’s a free stress-reducing and health-inducing gift from your city, and it’d just be rude to turn it down, right?!
When: Sun, November 5, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Where: Sheep Meadow, 1802 65th Street Transverse
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-yoga-in-central-park-tickets-38511990400
RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
Do you like to make, buy, or be near crafts?? Great. Let’s make like a crafternoon and head to the Renegade Craft Fair! This is the not to be missed mother lode of markets—Renegade Craft Fair—as it rolls into NYC. Gotham transforms into a shopping bonanza where you can find great flea markets and holiday markets chock-full of unique goods and delicious grub. Check out loot from over 150 vendors as well as live entertainment from DJs, DIY opportunities and perhaps some delicious fall drinks at this free and highly-anticipated event. If ya wanna be an overachiever, it’s a good time to kick off your holiday shopping.
When: November 18th-19th, 11 AM – 6 PM
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th St) in Manhattan, NY
More info: http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/new-york-holiday