NYC Weekend Guide for September 30 – October 1, 2017

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As September winds down, fall is finally getting into full swing. With everything from art exhibits to comedy festivals to street fairs in store this weekend, there’s really something for everyone! Here’s a quick look at just a few of the top events and activities in NYC for the weekend of September 30 – October 1, 2017!


The critically-acclaimed Dale Chihuly multimedia exhibit is still going strong at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. A must for contemporary art fans and anyone looking for something fun and unique to see!

Stephen Wilkes: “Day to Night”

Photographer Steve Wilkes shows off his impressive collection of unique day-to-night montage photographs, including iconic landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, the Vatican and the Paris cityscape. Now showing this Friday starting at 10AM at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery at 505 West 24th Street in Manhattan. Photography fans definitely won’t want to miss this!

Hester Street Fair

The popular Hester Street Fair is back again on Hester Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan! This fun flea market offers plenty of great shopping opportunities and some of the best food vendors in the city. Starts this Saturday at 11AM on Hester Street in Manhattan.

Chile Pepper Festival

Fans of hot and spicy foods will definitely want to head on over to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden starting at 11AM on Sunday to sample hot sauces, salsa and more from more than 40 acclaimed vendors. Live music will be on hand too, so don’t miss out!

Legion Fest

Head over to the Legion bar at 790 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn for this free, weekly comedy festival featuring some of the best comedians in the city. Starts this Sunday ay 6PM!

Kickoff to Fall

The Queens County Farm Museum at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Queens features this fun, free event that offers everything from food and drinks to live music to a vast corn maze. Starts at 11AM on Sunday!

Explore Governors Island

The historic Governors Island is now open through October! A quick boat ride over from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn offers everything from historic forts like Castle Williams and Fort Jay to art shows to stunning views of the city’s skyline. Don’t miss your last chance to visit this year!