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Vacation travel to New York City should be filled with activities, and visits to NYC attractions. Our activity planner will help you plan for your New York vacation, or help you schedule a getaway.

Through 10/01/2016
7pm-9pm
$19.99

LADY BUNNY in TRANS-JESTER The Stonewall Inn
53 Christopher St. | 603-203-3166 |
Performances are from Wednesday to Saturday at 7PM. Please note: no shows on Thursday September 8th and September 9th. In the last five years, Bunny's performed two sold... MORE

Through 10/01/2016
4:30-6:30pm
$320

Landscape I Classes at PhotoManhattan PhotoManhattan
51W 14th Street, Suite 3R | 212-929-3302 |
Photography Classes NYC - We provide solid training in digital and film photography, Free seminars, evening and weekend classes, street photo workshops, private classes, as ... MORE

Through 10/01/2016
7:30pm
$20

Outside/Inside by Jenny Seidelman Ivy Theatre Company
150 W. 30th St., 14th Fl. | | http://www.ivytheatre.com/current-project/
Outside/Inside by Jenny Seidelman Directed by Audrey Alford Tickets $20 at http://www.ivytheatre.com/current-project/ Should people adopt children outside of their race... MORE

Through 10/02/2016

The Master: Philip Seymour Hoffman Film Retrospective Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. | 718-777-6888 | www.movingimage.us
Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent, an actor and director whose performances were always immersive and electrifying. He was beloved in the film and theater world, an... MORE

Through 10/08/2016
7:30pm-9:30pm
$25

COMMENCING: A Night of Jane Shepard Shorts Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond St. | 917-561-0171 |
Ethikos Productions Presents: "COMMENCING: A Night of Jane Shepard Shorts" is an all-female cast and crew production of 3 short plays by award-winning playwright Jane Shepard.... MORE

Through 10/02/2016

The Affordable Art Fair The Metropolitan Pavilion
25 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues) | 212-255-2003 | affordableatfair.com/newyork
The Affordable Art Fair NYC will once again gather a dynamic group of galleries to delight your art-curious mind with emerging and established artworks. From September 28 – Oc... MORE

Through 10/02/2016
$30 advance, $35 day of show

New York Burlesque Festival B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W. 42nd St. | 212-997-4144 | www.bbkingblues.com
Celebrating over a Decade, of Glitter and Glamour in Gotham with over 100 performers from around the Globe! The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most ... MORE

Through 10/02/2016
1 hr 15 min
$20

Wild Child In The City Theaterlab
357 W 36th St., 3rd Floor | 212-929-2545 |
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER, TSD 46th - 46th Week of Slovenian Drama Theaterlab opens its 2016 Fall in Love with Solo season with Tjasa Ferme's one-woman show Wild Child In T... MORE

10/01/2016

Anna Bolena Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metopera.org
Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky embarks on her quest to vocally conquer all three of Donizetti's historic Tudor queen operas in the same season, here as a young royal grasping at p... MORE

10/01/2016
11AM-5PM
free to enter

Hester Street Fair Hosts Grub Street Food Festival Hester Street Fair
Hester Street at Essex Street, Lower East Side | | http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/
This Saturday, Oct. 1, the Hester Street Fair will host the Grub Street Food Festival, where dozens of the city’s best restaurants and chefs will come together for an eating ... MORE

10/01/2016
10am-6pm
$20 adults, $15 seniors, kids 12 and under, free

Chile Pepper Festival 2016 Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Ave. | 718-623-7200 | www.bbg.org
The annual event will feature dozens of fiery food artisans, 52 acres of glorious gardens, 22 years of spicy cultures, seven hours of chocolate debauchery, six bands, two fire... MORE

10/01/2016 - 10/02/2016
From $230 GA

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue | | https://themeadows.frontgatetickets.com/
Kanye West, the Weekend, Chance the Rapper and Kygo are set to headline the first-ever Meadows Music & Arts Festival to be held at Citi Field in Queens, New York, Oct. 1-2. ... MORE

10/01/2016
8pm

Elvis Costello & Larkin Poe The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St. | 212-997-1003 | www.the-townhall-nyc.org
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10/01/2016
3 hours
$30-$35

Vieux Farka Touré w/ D.j. Henri (Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St. | 212-545-7536 | http://bit.ly/VieuxTix
World Music Institute Presents: Vieux Farka Touré with D.j. Henri Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré is the son of Malian Desert Blues lege... MORE

10/01/2016
6 hours
$15-$50

The 2016 New York Colon Cancer Challenge Randall's Island
| 914-305-6674 |
2016 marks the 13th year of our signature event - the Colon Cancer Challenge. Across the United States, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporati... MORE

10/01/2016 - 12/31/2016
Free

Ben Arnon 'RIO' Exhibit Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave. | 212-402-3481 |
From October 1 - December 31, Ben Arnon, a New York City-based visual journalist, will be bringing his most recent work, entitled “RIO,” to New York’s Chelsea Market. Arnon, w... MORE

10/01/2016 - 10/02/2016
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$11 - $30 Free (Kids 12 and under) $11 (Children ages 13-17) $20 (18 and up) $30 (two day pass for 18 and up)

IAMART*NYC Industry City
220 36th St., Brooklyn | 888-896-1118 |
IAMART*NYC, presented by Microsoft will host its inaugural two-day event at Brooklyn’s hottest indoor/outdoor venue, Industry City located on the waterfront in Sunset Park. Th... MORE

10/01/2016
3pm
$10-$20

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET and The Schimmel Center present Once Upon A Ballet Schimmel Center at Pace University
3 Spruce St. | 212-346-1715 | www.schimmelcenter.org/
NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET and The Schimmel Center present Once Upon A Ballet October 1, 2016 at Schimmel Center New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents the Once Upon a B... MORE

10/01/2016 - 5/06/2017
12-4pm
Free for Members or with Museum Admission

AMNH Presents: Celebrate Pacific Northwest Cultures American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-5100 |
First Saturdays, October 1, 2016 – May 6, 2017 Noon – 4 pm Free for Members or with Museum admission Visitors are invited to experience the cultures represented in the i... MORE

10/01/2016
12:00pm
$24.50 (plus $10 cash for food)

Watson Adventures’ Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt Washington Square Park
1 Washington Square Park East | 877-946-4868 |
Discover the gourmet delights of Greenwich Village while collecting treats and answers along the way. Starring some of the best pizza, kebab, cheese, cannoli, paratha, gelato ... MORE

10/01/2016
3 hours
$10

Big Blss Cake Shop
152 Ludlow St. | 212-253-0036 |
Brooklyn-based post-punk band Big Bliss, plays Cake Shop on Saturday, October 1st. The band released their debut EP, Keep Near, via Exit Stencil Recordings on August 18th. Pun... MORE

10/01/2016
10:30am
$30.50-$42.50 (includes museum admission)

Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 877-946-4868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids! A killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The k... MORE

10/01/2016
6:30pm to 9pm
$10

Following the Pathway to Love Talk for Catholics/Christians The Church of the Holy Innocents - Lower Church
128 W. 37th St. | 718-726-7214 |
The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites you to join us for a special talk by our guest speaker Bryan Mercier on “Following the Pathway to Love” on Saturday October 1, 2016 star... MORE

10/01/2016
11-3
Free

My Dog Loves Central Park Fair Naumburg Bandshell
Central Park | 212-207-3778 |
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park Come, sit, stay, and celebrate Central Park and its dog community! Tails will be wagging as t... MORE

10/01/2016
2pm-6pm
Free

Blue Moon Mexican Café Welcomes the Community to the Norwood Neighborhood Patio Party FREE EVENT Blue Moon Mexican Café
595 Broadway Ave., Norwood, NJ | 201-503-1333 |
(Englewood, NJ – September 15, 2016) Blue Moon Mexican Café restaurant located at 595 Broadway Avenue in Norwood, New Jersey is excited to invite Norwood residents and those f... MORE

10/01/2016
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Free

Dear Data | Giorgia Lupi and Debbie Millman New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner Room
455 Fifth Ave. | 212-995-9620 x232 |
Giorgia Lupi gives a visual presentation on a yearlong collaborative exchange with Stefanie Posavec, that is featured in the new book Dear Data. Following the presentation, Gi... MORE

10/01/2016 - 10/02/2016
10:00 AM
$20 - $45

World Maker Faire NY - 7th Annual The New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th S.t Queens | 727-278-2888 | www.makerfaire.com/
World Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It... MORE

10/01/2016
10:30 AM
$20

Minecraft Adventure by Super League Gaming in New York City Center 15: Cinema de Lux
19 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains | 415-955-8500 | superleague.com
Calling all gamers! What if there was an event or league for kids that loved competitive games, just like there are for kids that love sports? There is! Enter Minecraft Advent... MORE

10/01/2016
Noon-4pm

Grand Central Oyster Frenzy Grand Central Oyster Bar
89 E. 42nd St. | 212-490-6650 | www.oysterbarny.com
The 14th Annual "Grand Central Oyster Frenzy"is set for Saturday, October 1, at the Grand Central Oyster Bar (lower level, Grand Central Terminal) in New York City. It will ... MORE

10/02/2016
8:00am

Memorial Sloan Kettering's Fred's Team Presents Grete's Great Gallop Central Park
| 855-569-6977 |
Join Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fred’s Team for Grete’s Great Gallop (named for legendary marathoner Grete Waitz, a close friend of New York City Marathon co-f... MORE

10/02/2016
1:00pm
$42-$49 (includes museum admission)

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 877-946-4868 |
Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or something, has been bumping off museum staffers involved... MORE

10/02/2016
830PM
$5

No Name Special Comedy / Variety Show QED Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave., Queens | 347-451-3873 | qedastoria.com
No Name Comedy Variety brings their multicultural mix of music, comedy and fun back to Q.E.D. Astoria on Sunday, October 2nd Scheduled to begin at 8:30pm. NN producer / ... MORE

10/02/2016
8:00pm
$7

First Set, Hosted by Giulia Rozzi Union Hall
702 Union St., Brooklyn | 603-203-3166 | www.unionhallny.com/event/1312445-first-set-hosted-by-giulia-brooklyn/
Comedians are interviewed as they share rare and embarrassing footage of one of their first sets. Don't worry, they'll perform current material, too. Featuring Jena Friedman, ... MORE

10/03/2016
6:00-9:00pm
$95

Running a Successful Restaurant & Korean Feast Paired with Shoju
10 West 32nd Street | 212-868-1368 |
Find out what does it take to run a successful restaurant. Our panel of professionals will share their passions and entrepreneurial visions. Included is a multi-course Korean ... MORE

10/05/2016
2 hours
$35

Wild Women of Planet Wongo Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. | 646-481-6583 |
New York: The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful wa... MORE

10/05/2016
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Spain's 23rd Annual Great Match Frank Gehry-inspired IAC HQ Building
555 West 18th Street & 11th Avenue | 714-625-9963 |
Wines from Spain is pleased to host the 23rd Annual Spain’s Great Match event filled with wine, tapas and more! Join us to experience over 300 world-class Spanish wines from o... MORE

10/05/2016
12pm-1pm
Free

Music Performance Program presents MID DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA FEATURING YONG MURRAY, piano Garden Room 2 at Faculty House
64 Morningside Dr. | 212-851-1827 |
Wednesday, October 5 12p.m.-1p.m. Music Performance Program presents MID DAY MUSIC @ COLUMBIA FEATURING YONG MURRAY, piano. Come join us in Garden Room 2 at Faculty House on ... MORE

10/05/2016
7 PM
Free with cash bar

AMNH Presents | SciCafe: Secrets of the Crocodile Mummies American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-5100 |
Doors open at 6:30 pm Program begins at 7 pm Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis Free with cash bar 21+ with ID Enter at 81st Street Evo... MORE

10/05/2016
$1

$1 Pizza Party St Anthony's Church
155 Sullivan St. | 908-337-7702 |
Slice Out Hunger assembles 50+ of NYC's top pizzerias for a night of $1 slices. This is our 8th annual event and we'll have over 1,300 pies donated and served by the city's to... MORE

10/05/2016
7PM
$25

Katie Goodman’s Broad Comedy The Triad
158 W. 72nd St. | 212-597-9200 | www.BroadComedy.com
Ever wonder what would happen if “Inside Amy Schumer” & “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” had a child and hired Bo Burnham as the manny? We have the answer! Bringing you politi... MORE

10/05/2016 - 10/06/2016
9 PM
$10

NYCC Crossplay Cosplay Contest & Celebration Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St. | 347-875-0879 | www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/Sessions/32163/FanBros-Second-Annual-Crossplay-Cosplay-Contest-Celebration
Get ready for the second annual Crossplay Cosplay Contest & Celebration, an official New York Comic Con event during, NYCC Presents! FanBrosShow is once again expanding the bo... MORE

10/05/2016
6:30pm
FREE

CRIME + MUSIC Author Signing The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren St. | | https://www.facebook.com/events/346245685716736/
Three Rooms Press and Mysterious Bookshop present– THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF CRIME + MUSIC: A night of mystery, music, and more at the Tribeca staple, Mysterious Bookshop! ... MORE

10/06/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$30 /$25 Japan Society members, seniors and students

Mind of the Mangaka: Yusei Matsui, Creator of Assassination Classroom Japan Society
333 E. 47th St. | 212-715-1291 |
Yusei Matsui is the mangaka on everybody’s mind. Author of the wildly popular Assassination Classroom, Matsui has created one of the best-loved, and bestselling, manga in both... MORE

10/06/2016
8-10pm
Free

Opera Dolce Presents Andrew Costello in Concert Christ and St. Stephens Church
122 W. 69th St. | 646-328-0717 |
Opera Dolce presents Andrew Costello, International Operatic Baritone, in two free concert performances, featuring the music of Wagner, Verdi and more. He will be accompanied... MORE

10/06/2016 - 3/27/2017

Sour, Sweet, Bitter & Spicy Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St. | 212-619-4785 | www.mocanyc.org
Join us for conversations around a dinner table with 30 Chinese and Asian-American chefs. Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy will weave together a grand, complex story of Chinese food... MORE

10/06/2016
6:30 - 9:30 pm
$100

Design on a Dime Brooklyn Outpost - Opening Night Industry City
233 37th St. | 718-408-6500 x 6571 | https://doadbko2016.splashthat.com/
Housing Works’ widely popular interior design benefit event, Design on a Dime, will expand to a third location this fall taking place in Brooklyn’s Industry City. Design on a ... MORE

10/06/2016 - 4/29/2017
Varies per performance
Tickets start at $15

New York Theatre Ballet 2016/17 Season St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 E. 10th St. | 212-679-0401 |
New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2016-17 season, which will include repertory performances throughout the year. This season, New York Theatre Ballet continues to provi... MORE

10/06/2016
7:00pm
$10

Janita Bowery Electric
327 Bowery | 212-228-0228 |
Fresh off a co-headlining tour with Blake Morgan, Brooklyn-based alternative artist, Janita returns to NYC to play the Bowery Electric on Thursday, October 6th at 9:30 pm. Vil... MORE

10/06/2016
7pm - 9pm
Free

Book Launch: I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell in conversation with Ashley Ford POWERHOUSE
28 Adams St. | 718-666-3049 |
Caldwell presents a series of disarmingly frank essays on sexuality, celebrity, T.J. Maxx, acne, off-brand chocolate, almost-little-sisters, Craigslist, wanting to write, and ... MORE

10/06/2016
6:30PM
$15 ($13.50 seniors, students)

AMNH Presents | What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street | 212-769-5100 |
Enter at 77th Street Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the wate... MORE

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