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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Week - October 7-October 14

October 7, 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.

Hester Street Fair's Casual Art Fair - Hester Street Fair
October 07, 2018 - New York

With the Casual Art Fair, The Hester Street Fair & LikeMindedObjects aim to play with the context of the contemporary art fair, to create an affordable inclusive space for galleries, project spaces, collectives, and experimental retail projects to gather outdoors in a truly public space and share their most current excitements, artists, and projects. LikeMindedObjects produces furniture, social spaces, community markets, & art events that aim to question our expectations of daily life.

Pierfest 4th Annual Fall Festival - Pier Village
October 07, 2018 - Long Branch

Pierfest 4th Annual Fall Festival (Sunday, October 7) is the Jersey Shore’s premier fall festival in Pier Village’s miles of beachfront, featuring… •Family fun activities (face painting, inflatable obstacle courses, photo booths, a Fun Bus featuring kids fitness challenges & more) •Local vendors, artists, crafters & exhibitors •Live music from local performers: Jake Jacobsen, Justin & Alina, Rock’n Music Academy and more… •Fall food & drink specials at Pier Village restaurants, including Luke’s Lobster, Coney Island Waffle, FIN Oyster & Cocktail Bar, The Drink Shack by Dough Mama, The Wine Loft & more. •Fall sample sales at Pier Village shops, including Lulu Lemon, Haviana’s, Molly & Zoey, WISH, Faustini Wines, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory & more. Come early and spend the weekend to take advantage of Pier Village FRESH Farmer’s Market (farm fresh produce, organic bath & body products, fresh flowers, food demos, etc) and the Pier Village shops Sidewalk Sale. Rates at Bungalow hotel nearby start at $250/ night.

25th Annual Bus Festival - Brooklyn Bridge Park
October 07, 2018 - New York

Join us on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 for our 25th annual Bus Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park! See and step aboard buses from our vintage fleet, representing more than 80 years of New York City surface transit history. Enjoy special activities and photo ops, meet some of the bus drivers who help keep our city moving, and take in the view of the Manhattan skyline from our new location in Bridge Plaza underneath the Brooklyn Bridge at 11 Water Street!

Free Kids Carnival - Learn to Swim Grand Opening Celebration - Hillcrest Jewish Center
October 07, 2018 - Queens

Free Admission; Free Food; Free Games, prizes and events; Free Face Painting, Bounce House, Magician and more! Gateway Sports and Pools Inc. is a not for profit organization that is celebrating our Learn to Swim extended hours at the Hillcrest Jewish Center.

Elsie Fest - Central Park, NYC
October 07, 2018 - New York

ELSIE FEST is NYC's first music festival featuring stars and songs of the stage and screen. Enjoy a glass of wine, and singalong with your favorite performers. Whether it be a pop star singing their favorite showtune, or a Broadway star singing their favorite pop tune, Elsie celebrates all those who love musicals.

OktoberFest NYC 2018 at Watermark - Watermark
Through October 07, 2018 - NY

We are excited to bring four weekends of Oktoberfest to New York! Authentic German beer will be flowing, complimented by traditional Oktoberfest food and fun for the entire family. There are lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest… the lederhosen, the beer, the pretzels, the stein holding contests… If you're not traveling to Munich this year, experience Oktoberfest in New York! Over 4 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great – authentic German beer, brats and giant pretzels, Oktoberfest decorations and fun games for the entire family. And be sure to start your workout now for our epic stein holding contests. Enjoy the festivities at our 3,500 square foot venue which features amazing views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline. There are lots of beer festivals, but there's only been one Oktoberfest... until now. This year, Oktoberfest will be presented by the following German Beer Brands:

Columbus Day - The New York Foundling
October 08, 2018 - New York

The New York Foundling will be closed October 8, 2018 in observance of Columbus Day.

Native American Heritage Celebration - Museum of the City of New York
October 08, 2018 - New York

Join us in celebrating the history of Native American groups of the Northeast region, including the Lenape. Bring your family to hear folk stories and create a cornhusk doll.

Oktoberfest - Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall
October 13, 2018 - Wantagh

Mulcahy's first ever Oktoberfest ! Featuring The Polka Brothers.

Bronx Coquito Masters 2018: Season Opener - Bronx Music Heritage Center
October 13, 2018 - Bronx

Know how to make a great coquito? Sign up for the Bronx Coquito Masters Qualifier! Contestants prepare one gallon of this delicious Puerto Rican drink to compete in a blind taste test. The winner is the entry with the most votes and wins the title of Bronx Coquito Master and is eligible to compete in the New York State Coquito Masters. Don't know how to make coquito? No worries. Come out and be a taster! The evening includes a hilarious set by comedian Bill Santiago, plus a sneak peek of a documentary in progress by Beni Matias, titled ¡Coquito! FREE and open to the public. To register as a contestant, please contact Debbie Quinones at coquitomasters@gmail.com.

Oktoberfest NYC at Watermark Bar - Watermark Bar
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

Oktoberfest NYC is back and better than ever! There's lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest... the steins of beer, the tents, the lederhosen, the pretzels. If you’re not traveling to Munich this year, you could have missed out on three of the best weeks of your life – until now. This year will be different for you! This year will be the year we bring the Oktoberfest atmosphere from Munich to New York! Start the works outs now to carry a stein in each hand. But Oktoberfest is about more than authentic German beer! Over 3 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great. We'll have live music, full Oktoberfest decoration and fun games for the entire family. Along with steins, you'll get some of the best Oktoberfest food that New York has to offer. Here is the info - We are excited to bring four weekends of the Oktoberfest atmosphere over from Munich to New York! The event is free. Reserve your ticket today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-nyc-2018-at-watermark-tickets-41671227764?ig_ix=true&aff=ebdiiginstagram This year introducing our special Dunkel Package! Skip that long line and get right to the party! Includes 5 Food/Beer ... (read more)

Oktoberfest NYC - Watermark Bar
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

Oktoberfest NYC is back and better than ever! There's lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest… the steins of beer, the tents, the lederhosen, the pretzels. If you're not traveling to Munich this year, you could have missed out on three of the best weeks of your life – until now. This year will be different for you! This year will be the year we bring the Oktoberfest atmosphere from Munich to New York! Start the works outs now to carry a stein in each hand. But Oktoberfest is about more than authentic German beer! Over 3 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great. We'll have live music, full Oktoberfest decoration and fun games for the entire family. Along with steins, you'll get some of the best Oktoberfest food that New York has to offer.

OktoberFest NYC 2018 at Watermark - Watermark
Through October 14, 2018 - NY

We are excited to bring four weekends of Oktoberfest to New York! Authentic German beer will be flowing, complimented by traditional Oktoberfest food and fun for the entire family. There are lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest… the lederhosen, the beer, the pretzels, the stein holding contests… If you're not traveling to Munich this year, experience Oktoberfest in New York! Over 4 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great – authentic German beer, brats and giant pretzels, Oktoberfest decorations and fun games for the entire family. And be sure to start your workout now for our epic stein holding contests. Enjoy the festivities at our 3,500 square foot venue which features amazing views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline. There are lots of beer festivals, but there's only been one Oktoberfest... until now. This year, Oktoberfest will be presented by the following German Beer Brands:

David Yurman Friends & Family Sale - The Altman Building
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

David Yurman Altman Sale You are invited to the Family & Friends Sale Shop Specially priced Jewelry and timepieces for women and men. *10% of the day’s proceeds will be donated to BCRF. Thursday, October 11th 3:00pm – 8:00pm* Friday, October 12th 10:00am – 7:00pm Saturday, October 13th 10:00am – 7:00pm Sunday, October 14th 11:00am – 5:00pm The Altman Building 135 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011

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!

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.

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)

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