Hey G’s! I often get asked how I find out about cool events and the best “instagrammable” spots so I put together a list of 25 cool things happening in NYC this fall! There’s a range in pricing from free to splurge so there’s something for everyone. Enjoy!
Bronx Night Market: Enjoy food & other goodies from over 35 vendors right at the Fordham Plaza in the Boogie Down, the last Saturday of the month. Oct. 27th. Prices Vary.
Open House at the Banana Farm: Enjoy free cookie baking & tasting at the Banana Farm in Brooklyn, every first Thursday of the Month! Oct. 4th. Free.
Adidas Art & Yoga at the Brooklyn Museum: Get your downward dog on at the Brooklyn Museum certain nights of the month! Yoga mats are provided, and tickets include admission to the museum so you can explore after. Oct. 13th . $10
NYC Blocktoberfest 2018: Try brews form over 25 breweries from across the 5 boroughs right in Brooklyn. There’ll also be food vendors for when you need to soak up some of those suds. October 6th. Tickets $14- $35.
Target First Saturday’s at the Brooklyn Museum: Enjoy various activities and programs completely free every first Saturday of the month at the Brooklyn Museum. This month celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Poetry, tunes curated by Maya Monès and a Salsa party! Oct. 6th. Free
Coney Island Brewery: Try Brooklyn’s very own Coney Island Brewery’s new cereal flavored brews with names like Count Flocula and Freaktoberfest. The brewery hosts free tours everyday with the purchase of a brew. Prices Vary.
EEEEEATSCON: Two words. FOOD. FESTIVAL! The food obsessed geniuses behind The Infatuation bring you a food festival where you can try foods from 20+ restaurants from across the country, yes country, right in the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens. October 6th. $30.
Long Island City Flea & Food Market: Shop cool vintage finds, handmade designs and artisan food vendors at this flea market every weekend in Queens. Wash down handmade bites with locally crafted brews at their beer garden. Oct. 6-7, Oct. 20-21st. Prices Vary.
Bike Riding at Governor’s Island: Ride bikes and enjoy the beautiful view at Governor’s Island before it gets too cold! There are various bike sizes for the whole family to enjoy, and it’s just a ferry ride away. Mon-Fri. Free!
Kick Off to Fall at Queens Farm: You don’t have to go far for the perfect fall experience. Explore Queens Farm’s massive corn maze while sipping apple cider and eating fresh apple pie. I mean does it get more fall festive than that? October 6th. Free Admission.
Oktoberfest Tent NYC: Munich on the East River: Zum Shneider brings a taste of Germany right to the big apple. Find all your Oktobertfest necessities from German hard cider to bratwurst and giant pretzels while enjoying live music. The experience is made authentic with staff dressed in traditional clothing, and fluent in both English and German! Oct. 5th-7th. $28
Colorfactory Exhibit: Get your Instagram poppin’ at this interactive exhibit in soho that’s full of… you guessed it, COLOR! The 16 multi-sensory interactions include a signature ball room, colorful treats, and a luminous dance floor. Daily. $38.
Sex & the City Tavern Tour: So you’ve finished all the seasons of SATC but you just can’t get enough of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte? Well now you can tour the spots they frequented most on the show & really feel sexy in the city! Ongoing. $15. For times & reservations call (212) 465- 3331
L.I.C Flea Queens Beer Festival: NYC’s most diverse borough takes diversity to a new level with over 50+ breweries gathering for unlimited tastings! Listen to tunes spun by various Dj’s while deciding on the best of the brews. Oct. 13-14th. $19-$79.
The New York Coffee Festival: Coffee lovers rejoice & taste your way through as much coffee as you can drink while meeting some of the best artisans and baristas in the coffee industry. Plus, enjoy food, cocktails, live music and art too! OCt. 12-14th. $29
Tour Brooklyn Brewery: Get a free tour of the Brooklyn Brewery, then grab a snack at one of their many rotating vendors and finish off the evening with a stroll along the waterfront with a beautiful view of Manhattan. Does date night get any better than that? Saturday & Sunday. Free.
Pickle Day Festival: Pickle lover’s unite at the world’s largest pickle festival held annually in the Lower East Side. Try pickles & other goodies form over 20+ picklers and 30+ food vendors. They’ll even have pickle ice cream! Oct. 14th. Free entry, vendor prices vary.
Candytopia: Your childhood fantasies come true at this interactive museum centered around… you guessed it, candy! Get your Instagram on, and satisfy that aesthetic sweet tooth. Everyday. $28-$34.
VR World NYC: If candytopia doesn’t bring out your inner child, VR World definitely will. Experience some of your favorite video games, and other virtual worlds in 4D using virtual reality glasses. Also, there’s a daily happy hour. Everyday. $25- $59.
Milk Bar Store Classes: Learn how to make Milk Bar’s most infamously delicious treats with bae this fall. It’s a splurge but cmon, it’s Milk Bar. Various dates. $95- $125.
The Museum of Pizza: Interactive museums are clearly the wave currently, and what better city than the pizza capital of the world (don’t argue me on this) to have an entire museum dedicated to pizza? Daily. $35.
Pumpkin Point at Governor’s Island: Pick pumpkins at NYC’s best getaway Governor’s Island. Enjoy the beer garden, apple cider, mini pumpkin pies and paint those pumpkins while listening to fall music. Oct. 20-28th. Free entry, food prices vary.
Halloween Pumpkin festival & “Flotilla”: Bring the entire fam to carve pumpkins, listen to spooky stories and join a halloween costume parade before the annual “Flotilla” where hundreds of pumpkins are set afloat alone Central Park’s Harlem Meer at Twilight. October 28th. Free.
I hope you G’s have an awesome fall and try some of these dope events out! Remember it’s not how much you spend, but what you make of it.