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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Week - October 28-November 4

October 28, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Week
Holiday events and specials join parades and celebrations in City Guide's New York specials activity planner. From the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to New Year's Eve to Christmas, Easter, Valentine's, and St. Patrick's Day, you'll find the best in New York holidays on City Guide's calendar listings. You'll also find amazing street fairs, festivals, and more.

Womensphere Festival Career Fair & Impact Fair - Metropolitan West
October 28, 2018 - New York

Spend a day or half a day learning more about job, internship, and returnship opportunities offered by companies, startups, government agencies, and non-profit organizations where you might like to work, and share your resume with them. Connect with, be inspired by, and learn from companies, organizations, and social enterprises that are creating positive impact in the world, and making advances in celebrating women, elevating humanity, and creating more equitable, more sustainable societies and institutions.

This Is How We Fly In Concert - National Sawdust
October 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Irish Origins: Samhain Festival at National Sawdust will be co-presented by Irish Arts Center. Throughout the weekend we will hear a wealth of talent and music from Irish and American artists and composers.

Dai De Los Muertos Celebration - Staten Island Children's Museum
October 28, 2018 - Staten Island

Join artist Tamara Geisler, create Mexican folk art and sample traditional food for our Day of the Dead celebration. Limited availability; pick up a timed ticket

Fright Fest ( Costume day Party) - Taj II
October 28, 2018 - New York

Fright Fest" Pre Halloween Costume Day Party

Obake Family Day - Japan Society
October 28, 2018 - New York

Celebrate Halloween at Japan Society and experience Japan's ghosts and goblins! In this day-long adventure, families are transported to a magical world where Japan's ghosts, goblins and mystical creatures lurk waiting to be discovered. Kids will meet spooky obake, humorous yokai and other curious creatures from Japan's fantastical body of folklore through animated films, a haunted house, festival games and more!

Drag Show & Music Festival - Hell's Kitchen Flea Market
October 28, 2018 - New York

What: Drag Show and Music Festival at the Hell's Kitchen Flea 60+ vendors -- flea market opens 9-5 --Food too! 20 + of music and drag performances - Drag show 1-5 DJ all day When: Sunday, Sept 9 and again on Sunday Oct 28 ADMISSION IS FREE!

BangOn! House of Horrors Halloween Party - BangOn! Warehouse
Through October 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

BangOn! will be celebrating its 10th anniversary by making nightmares come true this Halloween with two nights at Warehouse of Horrors in Brooklyn. The music and art festival will feature top electronic and house music talent including Gramatik, Klingande, Space Jesus, Walker + Royce, and more. One not-so spooky part of the events is that by purchasing tickets through the blockchain-powered Blockparty app, attendees can seamlessly swap tickets out or transfer tickets to friends in case Halloween plans change. Users also have the option of using cryptocurrency to purchase tickets through Blockparty. Tickets are available for purchase now.

City of Gods Halloween - House of Yes
Through October 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

A city of endless possibility. A city beyond mortality. A city of love and dust. Final Release tickets will go on sale Thursday, 10/18 at 9am EST. Welcome to the City of Gods Halloween - a grand convergence of pantheistic power, a gathering of grotesque opulence and eternal extravagance. An offering to you by House of Yes and ZERO, featuring the Burning Man camps who have given us our most empowering moments and divine memories: Disco Knights DISTRIKT GlamCocks Mayan Warrior Pink Mammoth Tierra Bomba We welcome all deities, demigods and demons, gods and goddesses, creatures of creation and those devoted to hedonism beyond the human realm. Our City is an endless maze of temples and altars, shrines and sanctuaries for your play and pleasure. Pray and prey upon. Be feared of your wrath and indulge in the rapture of dance. You are magic incarnate, the supreme ruler of all. This is your city. We are your worshippers. : : : FEATURING : : : Extravagant Grand Ballroom & decadent balconies 4 Floors of experiences and offerings 15+ International and local DJs 10 Full Bars Elixirs of Eternal Life Nourishing food, juices, and treats Delicious and Decadent... (read more)

Halloween Harvest - Luna Park
Through October 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Ahoy, me Hearties! It’s nearly time to experience all the thrills, chills and Halloween frills during Luna Park’s fifth-annual pirate-themed Halloween Harvest in Coney Island. The park will hum with festive seasonal activities to celebrate autumn on weekends from September 29th through October 28th. In addition to nonstop rides and candy, this year’s Halloween Harvest will also feature plenty of spooktacular entertainment including its newest addition, Tillie’s Tractor— riders can hop on a tractor and race throughout the park to find their treasure! Other entertainment includes: Face painting, pumpkin picking and decorating, caricatures, storytelling, pirate entertainment, Argghs & Crafts, pirate puppet show, magic shows and more.

Spooky Fest - Center for Science Teaching & Learning
Through October 28, 2018 - Rockville Centre

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) celebrates Halloween with Spooky Fest. This family friendly event will take place 7 days in October (13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28) from 6:30pm- 9:30pm at the Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre, Long Island. Sixteen acres are transformed into a family friendly, Halloween event. Wooded paths, exhibits, and festivities on the preserve will be featured, with eerie lighting, special effects, and characters along the way. Everything is perfectly spooky and a little scary. Creatures of all kinds inhabit the woods, the strange and beautiful will draw you into the eerie paths!

Lipton Wellness Stress Less Monday with Jonathan Van Ness - The Oculus
October 29, 2018 - New York

Please join Lipton Wellness teas and Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness for a “Lipton Stress Less Monday” event at the Oculus, One World Trade Center, to help escape the stress of Monday – notoriously the most stressful day of the week. Consumers can connect and cuddle up with Jonathan Van Ness over a cup of Lipton Stress Less tea, while interacting with others through some of Jonathan’s favorite ways to de-stress. Lipton will be giving away free boxes of Lipton Stress Less tea on-site.

Greetings From Nashville Pop-Up Shop - Wythe Hotel
Through October 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

Curated by The Callaway, a communications company in Nashville founded in 2015 by former fashion editor Libby Callaway, GFN features a pop-up store filled with clothing, accessories, media, apothecary, home goods, and art designed or produced by over two dozen of Nashville’s finest creative companies. The store will have one-of-a-kind items and limited-edition designs that are exclusive to the GFN project, as well as vintage collectibles and clothing that pays homage to Nashville’s historically inimitable style. The GFN space will change throughout the month, thanks to three weekends of special trunk shows from notable Nashville businesses, including Arrow & Anchor Antiques, Relic Home, Imogene + Willie, Atelier Savas, and High Class Hillbilly.

Greetings From Nashville Pop-Up Shop - Wythe Hotel
Through October 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

Curated by The Callaway, a communications company in Nashville founded in 2015 by former fashion editor Libby Callaway, GFN features a pop-up store filled with clothing, accessories, media, apothecary, home goods, and art designed or produced by over two dozen of Nashville’s finest creative companies. The store will have one-of-a-kind items and limited-edition designs that are exclusive to the GFN project, as well as vintage collectibles and clothing that pays homage to Nashville’s historically inimitable style. The GFN space will change throughout the month, thanks to three weekends of special trunk shows from notable Nashville businesses, including Arrow & Anchor Antiques, Relic Home, Imogene + Willie, Atelier Savas, and High Class Hillbilly.

NYC Halloween Parade – We are in the Parade! - Halloween Parade
October 31, 2018 - New York

Whether it’s by train, cab or broomstick, make sure you’re in the Village for this year’s NYC Halloween Parade. Quiet Events will surely be there! No offense to them but we won’t be with the general public. WE HAVE OUR OWN SECTION! This means we are not squished in with hundreds of people; we’ll have free range in the street to do just about whatever we want and we do some silly things! IMPORTANT INFORMATION: WE’LL BE MEETING BY THE ENTRANCE AT DOMINICK STREET AND VARICK STREET* STARTING AT 5:30 PM. TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE EMAILED A SPECIAL PERMIT THAT WILL GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THE AREA BEFORE THE EVENT TIME. YOU CANNOT ENTER PAST 6:15 PM, NO EXCEPTIONS. *Please note that location can move up or down a couple of blocks. Your Two Music Channels: Green Channel: Top 40 Dance Hits Blue Channel: 90’s, 2K and Hip Hop Your Experience Includes: • A Pair of Quiet Events headphones • Participate in the famous NYC Halloween Parade • Glow in the Dark gear • Party in Quiet Events’ own section of the parade! Special notes: • 18+ • Costumes recommended! • If parade is canceled due to weather, full refunds will be issued What to bring: • Valid ID • You MUST have a credit o... (read more)

Soviet 80s Halloween Party - DROM
October 31, 2018 - New York

Soviet 80s Halloween Party

The 45th Annual New York’s Village Halloween Parade - 6th Ave. at Canal Street
October 31, 2018 - New York

New York City’s anticipated 45th Annual Village Halloween Parade announced this year’s theme will be: “I AM a Robot!” For the first time ever, the Village Halloween Parade invites you to join a Special VIP Robot Section of the Parade. Advanced tickets are on sale for $25 and robot costumes are required. The Parade will travel along Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street on Wednesday, October 31st from 7PM-10:30PM. This year, the Research Foundation to Cure AIDS (RFTCA) is hosting the official Village Halloween Parade After Party. For more information, please visit https://www.halloween-nyc.com/ .

A Hudson Scare Halloween: Scavenger Hunt, Craft Cocktails, Costume Contest and Cabinets of Curiosity - Hudson Square
Through October 31, 2018 - New York

The Hudson Square Business Improvement Initiative is proud to present Hudson Scare! A series of spooky events will help New Yorkers get into the Halloween spirit. They include: • Digital Scavenger Hunt: Users will be able to unlock drink and food specials by following clues and answering trivia questions around the neighborhood • Cabinets of Curiosity: Inspired by the department store windows of 5th avenue, Hudson Square Businesses are adorning their windows with Halloween-themed regalia • Spooky Craft Cocktails: Restaurants in Hudson Square have crafted some incredible cocktails that will be available for a limited time only • Costume Contest: New Yorkers will be able compete with each other via a costume contest hosted on Hudson Square’s facebook page, winners in store for huge prizes!

A Hudson Scare Halloween: Scavenger Hunt, Craft Cocktails, Costume Contest and Cabinets of Curiosity - Hudson Square
Through October 31, 2018 - New York

The Hudson Square Business Improvement Initiative is proud to present Hudson Scare! A series of spooky events will help New Yorkers get into the Halloween spirit. They include: • Digital Scavenger Hunt: Users will be able to unlock drink and food specials by following clues and answering trivia questions around the neighborhood • Cabinets of Curiosity: Inspired by the department store windows of 5th avenue, Hudson Square Businesses are adorning their windows with Halloween-themed regalia • Spooky Craft Cocktails: Restaurants in Hudson Square have crafted some incredible cocktails that will be available for a limited time only • Costume Contest: New Yorkers will be able compete with each other via a costume contest hosted on Hudson Square’s facebook page, winners in store for huge prizes!

L'Occitane L'Occi Truck Pop-up - The Grove
Through October 31, 2018 - Los Angeles

L’Occitane en Provence, the prestige international beauty company with high-quality skincare, body care, and fragrance, is excited to take a month long residence at The Grove, offering shoppers a new way to experience the best of Provence. Shop the latest launches, test-and-play with products, relax with a luxurious hand massage, and enjoy special promotions just for The Grove. Visit us from September 29th - October 31st. Join the conversation @loccitaneusa using hashtag #loccitruck

Family Day: Diwali Lights Up Asia Society 2018 - Asia Society and Museum
November 03, 2018 - New York

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights and New Year, is a time to celebrate good fortune, family and friendships. Celebrate with performances, and arts and crafts inspired by Diwali. Family programs at Asia Society are supported by The Coca-Cola Company.

TCS NYC Marathon - The New York Foundling
November 04, 2018 - New York

Cheer on Team Foundling in the 2018 New York City Marathon! Already registered for the marathon, but want to raise money for The Foundling? Email us at Development@NYFoundling.org. More information available at tcsnycmarathon.org.

Candytopia - Penn Plaza
Through November 15, 2018 - New York

For a one of a kind, sweets filled experience Candytopia is not one to be missed. Candytopia is as close as NYC is going to get to having a real life Candyland in our reach. Enjoy chocolates and treats of all kinds while exploring their show room, featuring a marshmallow tsunami! Afterwards take a stroll through the gift shop for decadent sweets that can be take home!

Epic New York Beer Tour - Bars, Taprooms, Breweries - Empire State Building
Through December 22, 2018 - New York

The Beer Adventures app offers 150+ highly curated tours in 75 cities around the globe. Currently in 25 US cities, we take you to all of the best bars, taprooms and breweries in town giving you a day out to remember on your own terms. For this 'Epic New York Beer Tour' we invite you to join us in NYC as we hit up to 10 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn in one day. This is one of our favourite Beer Adventures and it's done best by a combination of walking, subway and whatever else mode of transport is for you! Starting by the Empire State Building you'll pass loads of famous landmarks, go over and under the East River, hit both villages (Greenwich and East) and of course visit all the very best beer bars NYC has to offer. Come thirsty, hungry and ready to make a day of it! HOW IT WORKS: Search for 'Beer Adventures' in the Apple appstore or Google Play and download for free. You can then select the city and tours you want in-app. The Beer Adventures app acts as a magical mystery tour directing beer fans around a city at the touch of a few buttons. Available on iOS and Android, we offer highly curated, built in itineraries in most major cities. STARTING O... (read more)

The Velvet Underground Experience - Velvet Underground Experience
Through December 30, 2018 - New York

Revisit New York City in the early 1960's to explore how this iconic American rock band influenced modern music, fashion, art, and popular culture in frontman Lou Reed's native city. From their go-to Lower East Side hangouts to Andy Warhol's Silver Factory, explore the band's favorite NYC haunts through Matali Crasset's original scenography.

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