New York City’s maple trees might soon be bare but the city’s cultural calendar is bursting to the brim this fall. From Manhattan to the boroughs, the “Big Apple” plays host to family-friendly events, beer fests and Halloween celebrations. Here are five of the best.
Fall for Dance Festival
Where: New York City Center, Manhattan
Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful
Where: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Halloween comes early at the New York Botanical Garden with a bounty of unusually-shaped pumpkins in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. The event, which is priced $8 for kids and $20 for adults, runs every day through October except Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other must-see attractions include interactive live demonstrations with bats and reptiles, making this the perfect pre-Ween party for children.
NYC Craft Beer FestivalWhen: Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16
Where: Lexington Avenue Armory, Manhattan
NYC Wine and Food Festival
When: Thursday, October 13th to Sunday, October 16th
Partnering with charities No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City, this event will host multiple events around the City. From dinners hosted by some of NYC’s top chefs to a Rooftop soirees this event has something to offer every food loving attendee. Event tickets range from $85 – $800. For more information and to purchase tickets visit nycwff.org.
Halloween Harvest Festival
When: Saturday, October 29th
Where: Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
Forget apple bobbing, the circus rolls into to Queens in late October. The big top-themed Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park boasts juggling, stilt walking and creepy clowns, and hosts its annual canine costume contest, which awards the best-dressed pooch. Other sideshows include improv theater, live music and food stalls. The event runs from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.