With the leaves just beginning to change and Halloween just around the corner, the city is packed with both spooky and autumn-themed festivities. There’s even more going on this weekend as well, including one of the world’s premier public architectural festivals. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s something for everyone this weekend! Here are just a few top activities and events in NYC to check out.
Open House New York
Open House New York is back! This weekend, more than 240 top landmarks and architectural destinations will open their doors for the public to explore, most of which are generally off limits throughout the year. It’s an architecture buff’s dream come true! Most sites are free or cost as little as $5.00 to enter. More information can be found at www.ohny.org!
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
Want to get in the Halloween spirit this weekend? There’s no better place to go than the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, taking place at various locations throughout the borough this weakened! Takes place this Thursday through Sunday. Additional information can be found over at www.brooklynhorrorfest.com!
New York City’s premier haunted house experience, Blood Manor offers 5,000 square feet of terrifying fun to explore. Located at 163 Varick Street in Tribeca, this is a great way to get in the Halloween spirit and give yourself a good scare! Visit www.bloodmanor.com for more information.
NYC Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar
What better way to celebrate Halloween a little early than with some tasty treats? Head over to the Grand Bazaar at 100 West 77th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan for some of the city’s best chocolates, donuts, cupcakes, macarons and other treats from more than 100 acclaimed vendors! Starts this Sunday at 10AM.
Stephen Wilkes: “Day to Night”
Photography fans will definitely want to go to the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery at 505 West 24th Street in Manhattan to check out this popular new gallery show from photographer Stephen Wilkes. Wilkes’ superb photos capture a number of iconic landmarks shot over time, creating a unique day-to-night effect. Don’t miss out!
Explore the City’s Public Parks
With the leaves just beginning to change color, now’s a great time to explore the city’s beautiful public parks. The iconic Central Park is always a must, but don’t forget about Bryant Park, Riverside Park and Battery Park in Manhattan as well as the scenic Prospect Park in Brooklyn. There’s no better way to celebrate fall than a stroll in the park!