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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - October 18-October 20

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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New York City takes its seasonal specials and holidays seriously. City Guide's got all the latest and greatest news on the holiday events and specials coming up in New York City this weekend. From scoping out the windows at Saks Fifth Avenue during the Christmas season to catching a round of fireworks on the Hudson on the Fourth of July, you won't want to miss a thing. If there was ever a city that knew how to celebrate the season, it's the Big Apple. Here are all the holidays and specials in New York City going on this weekend. Don't skip a beat!

Spirit of Ireland Gala - Cipriani 42nd Street
October 18, 2019 - New York

Honoring Elvis Costello and Richard J. Daly, with special guests Please join us for the 20th Annual Spirit of Ireland Gala.

Park After Dark's 1st Annual Spooky Faire - Village of Amityville
October 18, 2019 - Amityville

Enjoy Crafts, Pumpkins, Food, Music, Free Face Painting, Gelato, Drinks, Art, Tarot & Favorite Amityville Shops & so much more.

START Treatment and Recovery Centers Celebrates 50 Years With Fall Networking Motown Fundraiser - The Houndstooth Pub
October 18, 2019 - New York

NEW YORK CITY – START Treatment and Recovery Centers Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a fall networking fundraiser to Motown sounds of DJ Candy, Friday, October 18th, 2019, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, The Houndstooth Pub, 520 8th Avenue in in Manhattan. Tickets, which include food and one drink ticket per person, are $50 for the general public and $25 for students. To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/331Of16. Proceeds will benefit START, a non-profit and the largest independent drug treatment agency in New York, which has treated over 40,000 New Yorkers since it was founded 50 years ago in 1969. Come learn about the important work START is doing in communities to help people overcome substance abuse and raise awareness of mental health issues. About START: START Drug Treatment and Recovery Centers, a non-profit and the largest independent drug treatment agency in New York, has treated over 40,000 New Yorkers throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx since it was founded in 1969. Its goal is to provide the highest quality of compassionate, comprehensive, evidence-based healthcare and social services; education of the public concerning maintenance of healthy lifestyl... (read more)

ZAZ10TS Events at Garment District Arts Festival Oct. 17-19 - ZAZ10TS
October 18, 2019 - New York

A 3-day, district-wide celebration of the artists, crafters, galleries, and theaters that contribute to the creative energy that fuels this historic NYC neighborhood. ZAZ10TS, an ongoing cultural initiative that integrates art into two office buildings at 10 Times Square (1441 Broadway) and 1410 Broadway, is partnering with the Garment District Alliance to host the Garment District Arts Festival’s kick-off reception, and present a series of art and photography exhibitions and tours as well as music and theatrical performances. For more information visit zaz10ts.com/garment-art-festival19 ZAZ10TS events and exhibits at 10 Times Square (1441 Broadway) include the Festival Kick-Off Reception on Oct.17th, 6-8pm; The 10 Times Square: New York Fashion Rediscovered fashion photography exhibition featuring long-lost runway images from the 80s and 90s from Oct. 17-19, 8am-10pm; and a New York Fashion Rediscovered Curator Talk with Ya’ara Keydar on Oct. 19th, 10:30am- 11am (in Hebrew), 11:30am-12pm (in English). ZAZ10TS events and exhibits at 1410 Broadway include:“My Magic Wall” Installation by Basmat Levin Oct. 17-19, 8am-10pm; Basmat Levin Art X Israeli Artists Project The “Magic E... (read more)

Mondo 2019 Showcase - The Delancey
Through October 18, 2019 - New York

Hutch Down Shawnee Wake The Sun Wanderers Mondo.NYC is the first music festival and global business conference focusing on the intersection of emerging music discovery, blockchain and other frontier technologies, and how these new applications and economies will significantly impact both music and tech industries. Emerging artists, innovators and industry insiders will connect and collaborate with fans in a mission to advance human creativity in an ever-changing world.

NYS Sheep & Wool Family Festival - Single Day Pass - Dutchess County Fair
October 19, 2019 - Rhinebeck

Children 11 and under are Free.

Nyc Autumn Wine Festival - The Altman Building
October 19, 2019 - New York

oin us as Chelsea's landmark Altman Building transforms into an indoor vineyard, where you will taste world-class wine, feast on artisanal food, and luxuriate in a singular wine event. Participating wineries will show selections from the world's leading wine regions --- France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, California, New Zealand, Australia, Portugal, Slovenia and more.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Lá na Gaeilge, Irish Language Class - Glucksman Ireland House
October 19, 2019 - New York

Discover the beauty of the Irish language in a free public program designed for learners of all levels, led by Paul Ferris, Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Pádraig Ó Cearúill, and other distinguished NYU Irish Language lecturers.

Key to the City
October 19, 2019 - Corona

Key to the City is a family resource fair hosted by the New York Immigration Coalition. It provides valuable resources to our immigrant communities such as free legal immigration screenings, free flu vaccines provided by Walgreens--no insurance required, SNAP enrollment, and other social services. Our event flyer is available for download on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Spread the word! Legal Clinic Appointments Fill out our form in either English (bit.ly/OctKTTC) or Spanish (bit.ly/OctKTTCEsp) Key to the City is sponsored by the New York City Council and is brought to you in partnership with the Mexican Consulate and the New York Legal Assistance Group.

NYC Autumn Wine & Food Festival - The Altman Building
October 19, 2019 - New York

In its 7th year, NYC Autumn Wine & Food Festival is the premier cru classé of affordable elegance. Join us as Chelsea's landmark Altman Building transforms into an indoor vineyard, where you will taste world-class wine, feast on artisanal food, and luxuriate in a singular wine event. Participating wineries will show selections from the world's leading wine regions --- France, Italy, South Africa, California, Chile, Brazil, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, New Zealand and more. A selection of New York State wines will be showcased at the event, with several NY State Farm wineries selling selections by the bottle for guests to take out and enjoy at home. You'll meet these talented winemakers and hear first-hand about their winemaking process.

Reel Magic Hour by Chelsea Film Festival - Hôtel New Yorker
October 19, 2019 - NEW YORK

Reel Magic Hour® is a day long program that provides one hour panels designed for our Chelsea Film Festival filmmakers to meet and network. This is the Fifth edition of the Reel Magic Hour. This program is supported by the Sundance Institute and listed in the Women at Sundance and Women in Film LA Resource Map. Access to this event requires a Reel Magic Hour® Day Pass, Festival Pass, Filmmaker’s Pass or VIP Pass. Click here to purchase. The Reel Magic Hour® Pass includes access to the breakfast and cocktail.

Brew U at the CIA - Culinary Institute of America
October 19, 2019 - Hyde Park

The fourth annual “Brew U” is on tap for Saturday, October 19, 2019, at The Egg in the Student Commons at the CIA’s Hyde Park, NY campus. Brew U is an exciting beer festival that will combine sampling from top breweries—including The Brewery at the CIA—with delicious food from the CIA and fun, educational seminars for beer and culinary enthusiasts. Come tour the brewery, learn about the college’s Art & Science of Brewing course, and meet CIA Head Brewer Hutch Kugeman and other New York State brewers and beer experts, all while sampling beers and ciders. You’ll also enjoy delicious dishes perfectly paired with beer and prepared by CIA chefs.

Rolling River Annual Fall Festival - Rolling River Day Camp
October 19, 2019 - East Rockaway

Break out your best Halloween costume and bring your family to the 23rd Annual Rolling River Day Camp Fall Festival. The perfect fall activity for kids! This fun-filled event celebrates fall with carnival rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, craft projects, sponsor giveaways, food and refreshments, farm animals, face painting, music, balloon twisting, children's demos and more.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Greenwich Village Daytime Lunch Stroll For Foodies - Hidden NYC Food & History Tours
October 19, 2019 - New York

When you think of Greenwich Village, what probably comes to mind is its more recent history as the home of jazz and a bohemian counter culture. But "The Village" has played a major role in the history of New York City's growth, repeatedly inventing and reinventing itself.

Blaque Brunch Party - Blue Midtown
October 19, 2019 - New York

Blaque Brunch Party

The Annual All Black Brunch & Day Party - Blue Midtown
October 19, 2019 - New York

We Are Back for the Annual All Black Event. Come and Enjoy a Great Brunch Menu with Beautiful People & a Beautiful Venue Right in Times Square.

Blaque: All Black Libra Brunch - Blue Midtown
October 19, 2019 - New York

The Annual All Black Brunch!!! Full of the Tri States Most Beautiful People Right in Times Square.

Nyc Autumn Wine and Food Festival - The Altman Building
October 19, 2019 - New York

NYC AUTUMN WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

ZAZ10TS Events at Garment District Arts Festival Oct. 17-19 - ZAZ10TS
October 19, 2019 - New York

A 3-day, district-wide celebration of the artists, crafters, galleries, and theaters that contribute to the creative energy that fuels this historic NYC neighborhood. ZAZ10TS, an ongoing cultural initiative that integrates art into two office buildings at 10 Times Square (1441 Broadway) and 1410 Broadway, is partnering with the Garment District Alliance to host the Garment District Arts Festival’s kick-off reception, and present a series of art and photography exhibitions and tours as well as music and theatrical performances. For more information visit zaz10ts.com/garment-art-festival19 ZAZ10TS events and exhibits at 10 Times Square (1441 Broadway) include the Festival Kick-Off Reception on Oct.17th, 6-8pm; The 10 Times Square: New York Fashion Rediscovered fashion photography exhibition featuring long-lost runway images from the 80s and 90s from Oct. 17-19, 8am-10pm; and a New York Fashion Rediscovered Curator Talk with Ya’ara Keydar on Oct. 19th, 10:30am- 11am (in Hebrew), 11:30am-12pm (in English). ZAZ10TS events and exhibits at 1410 Broadway include:“My Magic Wall” Installation by Basmat Levin Oct. 17-19, 8am-10pm; Basmat Levin Art X Israeli Artists Project The “Magic E... (read more)

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Diwali Motorcade 2019 - Arya Spiritual Center Grounds
October 19, 2019 - Jamaica

On behalf of The Divya Jyoti Association, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to The Grand Diwali Motorcade 2019, Havan and Cultural Show, in Richmond Hill, Queens NY on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Celebrate the 10th Annual Taste of the Seaport on 10/19 - Pier 16 and 17
October 19, 2019 - New York

An eclectic mix of the best food, beverage retailers and brands will come together at The 10th Annual Taste of the Seaport on Saturday, October 19th from 12pm - 3pm at Pier 16 & 17 at the South Street Seaport to highlight one of the city's fastest growing and developing areas and its vibrant and thriving restaurant scene. Food lovers are invited to explore a variety of culinary options that the Seaport and Financial District has to offer with delicious dishes available to purchase from The Fulton, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Hole in the Wall, Barbalu, and Suteishi to name a few. There will also be a Pier Bar with beer, wine and soda options available for purchase. Live music and performances will take place throughout the day and family-friendly activities abound at the festival's KidsZone. The annual event raises much needed funds for the arts and enrichment programs at Public School 397 (The Spruce Street School) and Public School 343 (The Peck Slip School) and is sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation, the leading real-estate developer working to revitalize the Seaport District after Hurricane Sandy, the South Street Seaport Museum, New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, ... (read more)

Cool Out Afterwork Fridays - Negril Village
Through October 19, 2019 - New York

Its time to cool off after a long workweek with like professionals in the NYC area, Wine - Specialty Drinks to set the mood of the evening. Meet and Greet or TURN UP.

The Not So Spooky Halloween Spook Tacular - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
October 20, 2019 - Bay Shore

Witchie is throwing a Halloween party in her haunted castle and has invited her four spooky friends, Harry the invisible man, Mamma the mummy, Wolfie the werewolf, and Count Spookular the vampire. Everything is going according to plan, until two magical monster catchers come in and ruin the day. What will happen to the five spooky friends? What will happen to the Monster Halloween Party? Find out in our new magical musical Trick or Treat Party, Live on Stage.

The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks - Book Release Party - Brooklyn Kura
October 20, 2019 - Sunset Park

Brooklyn Kura – NYC's first and only sake brewery – will be hosting a book launch party for acclaimed Japanese beverage expert Stephen Lyman, author of the newly-released "The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks" Guests will have the opportunity to sample Brooklyn Kura's sake and enjoy a brief presentation and Q&A with Lyman, followed by a book signing. Tickets ($30) include a copy of the book and a glass of sake.

FREE: Henry Street Settlement Halloween Parade & Party - Basketball City
October 20, 2019 - New York

Join Henry Street Settlement for the 2nd Annual Kids Halloween Parade & Party on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We'll have games and prizes, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, snacks, music, dancing, and a special appearance by the NYPD marching band! Children's books will be distributed by Elroy Gay, founder of LES Tha 6 Boro. Co-sponsored by the NYPD 7th Precinct & Basketball City. Email [email protected] for more information. Costumes are optional. The parade is totally free and open to kids up to 12 years old; all kids must be accompanied by an adult. PARADE Starts at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) Line-up at 11 a.m. PARTY Basketball City Parking Lot (299 South Street-Pier 36) 12-3 p.m.

Mythical Beings Weekend - Rose Mansion
Through October 20, 2019 - New York

Calling all mermaids, unicorns, and other magical spirits: Join us for a mystical creatures costume party in our wine wonderland, complete with magical characters, enchanting dancers and face painters.

Chelsea Film Festival - AMC Loews 34th Street 14
Through October 20, 2019 - New York

OUR VISION: “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE” OUR MISSION: The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world. Festival Overview: The Chelsea Film Festival is an event consisting of four days of screenings of independent shorts, feature-lengths and documentaries from emerging directors. In between sessions, we will be hosting Q&A sessions, and related events such as an industry mixer for professionals.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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OktoberFest NYC - Watermark Bar at Pier 15
Through October 20, 2019 - New York City

New York City’s largest outdoor Oktoberfest festival, Oktoberfest NYC 2019 kicks off on Friday, September 13th, one week in advance of the official start of the famous German festival, at Watermark Bar at Pier 15. From Merchants Hospitality, OktoberFest New York will span six weekends, turning downtown’s Pier 15 into a lively celebration of authentic German beers, traditional German foods, OktoberFest decorations and fun games for the entire family. The open-air, family-friendly festival will run from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, from September 13th to October 20th with up to 150,000 guests expected over the six weekends. With general admission tickets, guests will have access to a variety of activities including Volley Pong, Corn in the Hole and Ping Pong, as well as a Masskrugstemmen (stein-holding) contests for guests over 21 years of age. To commence the official start of OktoberFest NYC 2019, on Saturday, September 21st at 5 p.m., Anne Becerra will be hosting a ceremonial keg tapping, following the well-known OktoberFest tradition that dates back to the 1950s in Munich. General admission to OktoberFest NYC 2019 is complimentary and patrons must R... (read more)

Rockefeller Center Autumn Greenmarket - Rockefeller Center
Through October 25, 2019 - New York

Rockefeller Center presents the inaugural autumn edition of its open-air farmers market with a wide variety of specialty fall products from dozens of regional farms spanning New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The market will be open Wednesday, October 2 through Friday, October 25, Wednesday-Friday of each week from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Rockefeller Plaza, located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan. Shoppers will find fresh seasonal produce, ciders, honeys and syrups, baked goods, meat, eggs, cheeses, wine, spirits, and more. The market is organized by GrowNYC and is free and open to the public. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit rockefellercenter.com and follow @RockCenterNYC on Twitter, @RockefellerCenter on Instagram and Like Rockefeller Center on Facebook. Join the conversation by using #RockCenter

Halloween Harvest Returns to Luna Park in Coney Island - Luna Park in Coney Island
Through October 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

Come get the Halloween fun going at Luna Park in Coney Island’s annual Halloween Harvest. This year, New York City’s largest amusement park will be transformed into “Treasure Island” for a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience filled with costumed characters, magic shows, pumpkin picking, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, trick-or-treating and much more! Families can celebrate the spooky spirts of Halloween every weekend from September 28th through October 27th from 11AM to 6PM.

Oktoberfest - Houston Hall
Through October 31, 2019 - New York

Admission includes: 2 mugs of beer, a pretzel necklace, beads, and a live DJ. Plus drinking songs and seasonal beers including Oktoberfest Lager and Pumpkin Ale.

Oktoberfest Happy Hour Menu - Flatiron Hall
Through October 31, 2019 - New York

Our Chef has created a tasty Oktoberfest themed Happy Hour Menu available Monday-Friday 4-7pm at Houston Hall & Flatiron Hall. Try delicious treats like German Meatballs with Bavarian Cheese Dip, Oktoberfest Mac n' Cheese Balls, Bratwurst & Pretzels and more, make sure to get them before they are gone. Houston Hall - 222 W. Houston St. www.houstonhallny.com : Flatiron Hall - 38 W. 26th St. www.flatironhall.com.

Bayville Scream Park - Bayville Scream Park
Through November 02, 2019 - Bayville

Buckle Up, Long Island! This October, Bayville Scream Park unleashes 6 Absolutely Spectacular Haunted Houses. Named one of the Top Haunted Houses in the Country by HauntWorld's Top 13. It's time to SCREAM! Tickets On Sale Now: https://bayvillescreampark.com

Edible Academy Fresh from the Garden Tastings - New York Botanical Garden
Through November 03, 2019 - Bronx

Cooking demonstrations, presented by Whole Foods Market®, encourage families to get hands-on with healthy cooking. New recipes featuring plants grown in the Edible Academy are offered each week. Edible Academy staff will demonstrate family-friendly recipes using seasonal vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Kids and adults alike will learn how garden-to-table cooking is not only nutritious, but fun, too.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Henry Rose x Perfumarie Pop-Up - Perfumarie
Through December 31, 2019 - New York

Just in time for the holidays, Henry Rose, a line of genderless fine fragrances founded by Michelle Pfeiffer, will be popping up for a limited time at Perfumarie in New York City! Beginning October 15 through December, Henry Rose will be available for in-person sampling, testing and buying for the ultimate holiday shopping experience. During the pop-up, the brand will also be introducing its newest product offering: rollerballs, available as singles, sets of two and sets of all five of the brand’s distinct, intoxicating scents! In a striking departure from industry norms established over many decades, Henry Rose made waves in April 2019 for disclosing 100% of its ingredients, thereby setting a precedent for transparency in fine fragrance and personal care. The 8mL Henry Rose rollerballs will be available on www.henryrose.com and at Perfumarie during regular store hours in New York City from October through December. Pricing will start at $50 for a single vial, $80 for a set of two, and $140 for a set of all five.

Daniel Buren on the High Line - The High Line
Through March 01, 2020 - New York

High Line presents En Plein Air, a group exhibition that broadens and challenges historical ideas of outdoor painting. The exhibition is on view along the length of the park from April 2019 to March 2020. It will bring together work by eight artists, including French artist Daniel Buren, who will string his signature stripe piece The Gardland over the elevated walkway


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