With the leaves starting to change and the weather finally cooling off a bit, autumn is finally here in the Big Apple! This weekend promises plenty of fall fun in store, including haunted houses and cider festivals as well as some great cultural events too. Here’s a quick look at just a few top events and activities in NYC for the weekend of October 21 – 22, 2017.
What better way to kick off the fall season than with cider? Cider Week festivities are taking place at various locations throughout NYC this week, offering the perfect way to quench your thirst and get in the season spirit. Check out www.ciderweekny.com for more information!
Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel
This student-created haunted house always offers a frightful yet fun experience to get you in the Halloween spirit! The haunted hotel can be found at the Vorhees Theatre at 186 Jay Street in Brooklyn. Don’t miss this!
Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
Environmentally-minded film fans will definitely want to check out the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, an acclaimed collection of more than 100 environment and animal-centric documentaries from filmmakers who hail from over 40 nations across the world. In addition to film screenings, the event also features panel discussions, Q&A sessions and lectures from scientists and environmental activists. Takes place at Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street in Manhattan this Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 12pm.
NYC Food Film Festival
Food and movies are about the two things everyone can agree are great these days! This annual film festival will offer more than 20 food-minded movies while also serving up tasty food at the same time. Takes place at the AMC Empire 25 movie theater at 234 West 42nd Street. Come hungry for food and flicks alike!
Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is always a blast, but the canine version is even better! Head on over to Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan starting this Saturday at 12pm to see the city’s only Halloween-themed dog parade. There’s no better way for you (and your dog!) to get in the Halloween spirit!
Take a Stroll Through Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village is picturesque any time of the year, but fall is always especially spectacular. Stroll along the winding, narrow streets for a leisurely autumn walk or take in the scenery at the historic Washington Square Park!