Believe it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner – meaning that it’s time to get out and enjoy the Big Apple before the annual tourism rush! Fortunately, there’s plenty to see and do as always this weekend, from holiday train shows to beer festivals to getting an early start on the holiday shopping season and even more! Here’s a quick look at just a few of the fun events and activities to do this weekend in New York City.
This is the perfect weekend for beer enthusiasts in New York City. The 9th annual Beerathon takes place in various establishments across the city, offering the chance to sample some of the best brews in the Big Apple. More information can be found at www.nycbeerathon.com.
El Museo del Barrio along Museum Mile will be free this weekend. Explore its rich variety of exhibits, live music, educational classes and more!
Part scavenger hunt, part bike race, Cranksgiving is a fun event that sees participants riding to stores all over the city to get food to deliver to the Bowery Mission to help end hunger. Cranksgiving starts in Hell’s Kitchen’s Hudson Park, while a fun afterparty will take place Patagonia SoHo. More information can be found at www.cranksgiving.org.
Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection
Located at the New-York Historical Society, this fun and popular event offers a look at more than 300 antique toys and model trains. The perfect way to get in the holiday spirit!
Holiday Train Show
Head on over to the New York Botanical Garden for one of the best train shows in the country. The collection features a half-mile track winding around miniature models of some of NYC’s most famous landmarks like the Empire State Building and Radio City Music Hall.
The holiday shopping season is right around the corner, but beat the crowds by getting out this weekend! Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, SoHo, Rockefeller Center, Herald Square and Times Square all offer excellent shopping opportunities. Beat the rush by going this weekend!