It’s the freakin’ weekend, baby, I’m about to have me some fun.
This weekend kicks off the festivities for NYC Cider Week, and you don’t want to miss the events. While many of the activities are free, such as the Cider Week Kickoff Party on October 21 and the Lower East Cider Fest on October 23, others will cost you for your cider fun.
Porktoberfest is taking place on October 22 with an all-inclusive ticket for food, cider, craft beer, and music. With a name like that, everyone will get their swine on.
Grand Bazaar NYC is the city’s largest curated weekly market, and on October 23, the focus is on sweet treats galore. Entrance is FREE as you get to experience 25 of the most talented “sweet” makers in New York City.
Come to shop and scarf down the best artisanal macaroons, experimental donuts, pumpkin pies and the most mouthwatering truffles. As if this is not enough, you can also explore the over 100 vendors of Grand Bazaar NYC’s weekly market.
Come out to the most diverse borough and sample foods from all around the world at the second to last weekend of the Queens Night Market. Taking place at the New York Hall of Science, this market will engulf your taste buds with foods you never knew existed, and keep you wanting more.
Entrance is free and all dishes cost less than $10.
Running from October 20-22, the 12th annual Garment District Arts Festival is a celebration of the art and artists of The Garment District. Many opportunities remain to experience art around the Garment District, including a craft exhibition, public installations, performances, and open studios with the artists.
This event is free to the public.
Bushwick is home this year to the 3rd Annual Blocktoberfest on October 22. Putting a spin on the traditional Oktoberfest, the New York Brewers Guild is bringing over 15+ NYC Breweries to the backyard of the famed craft beer spot, The Well.
Tickets range from $10-$30, depending on how much you’d like to drink, if at all. A backyard taco truck will also be open throughout the event because duh, it’s Brooklyn.
Who doesn’t love seeing a pooch dressed to the nines? The “largest dog costume Halloween parade in the world” is taking place on October 22 at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, and the pup-ensembles are not to be missed. See them flaunt it on the runway while you wish you could only be so fabulous. Doggie selfies are mandatory.