NYC Weekend Guide October 22-23, 2016

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There’s always something to do in New York City – and this weekend is certainly no exception! With October in full swing, the city offers much to see and do at this time of year. From exploring haunted houses to unique film festivals, there’s definitely something for everyone this weekend here in the Big Apple! Here’s a quick look at just a few of this weekend’s top events.

Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel

Located at the Voorhees Theatre in Brooklyn, this high-tech, spooky haunted house is always worth a visit to get into the Halloween spirit. Visitors trigger surprises via sensors as they journey deeper into the haunted house, offering a frightful yet fun experience!

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Are you an animal lover and fan of Halloween? Then there’s no better place to go that the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade this Saturday, October 22! In addition to being fun, it’s also for a great cause; the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City Animals, Grateful Greyhounds, Bide-A-Wee and Friends of Animal Rescue will all be there with dogs up for adoption.

Cider Week

Nothing says autumn quite like delicious apple cider. This weekend, more than 50 bars and restaurants across the city like the Craftbar and the Chelsea Wine Vault will offer free tastings, workshops and other fun events focused around apple cider. For a great way to get in the fall spirit, this is the way to go!

NYC Food Film Festival

What’s better than food and movies? Only the NYC Food Film Festival! This unique film festival, entering its 10th year, features food-themed movies and serves up the food seen on screen as well. Located at AMC Empire 25 in Midtown, this tasty film festival is a fantastic way to treat yourself!

Relax in Prospect Park

With the leaves turning, head on over to Brooklyn’s beautiful Prospect Park for some leisure time. The park, located near the heart of the borough, offers 585 lush acres of greenery to explore, not to mention cultural attractions like the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library.