October is finally here! Even if the fall weather is taking its sweet time arriving, I’m happy to usher in all the fall activities. My calendar is already full of shows, events, and fun Halloween parties. So, I thought I’d share some of the things I’m most excited to do this month. Want to see a show? I got you. Pumpkins more your thing? That’s covered, too. So lets dive in and find something to occupy your fall fantasies this month!
Coffee Music Project
October 8-10 @ Pianos, Final: October 17th @ Rockwood Music Hall – $10
Independent artists from across the country have submitted to The Coffee Music Project. Now it’s time to check out the finalists. See the full line-up here and mark a date to come cheer them on. You can read more about the project here. Bonus, it’s for a good cause and you get to support hard working musicians.
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Sept. 29-30, Oct. 1, 5-9, 12-31, Nov. 2-5, 9-12, 17-18, 24-25 – $20
If you like pumpkins and the cool shit people do with them. This is for you. You have to go a bit outside of the city for this, but from what I hear, it’s worth it. I for one, will be grabby a cup of coffee and meandering through with a group of friends. Enjoying a beautiful (hopefully) fall night outside of the city. Want to take part? You can grab your tickets here.
New York Coffee Festival
October 13-15 – $25 Advanced + More day of and for perks
I’ve already told you how excited I am for this one. But, it’s only gotten bigger and better since my first mention. Even more local barista’s and coffee makers are joining the fold. A ticket grants you a lot, but unlimited coffee tastings and barista workshops are two of the most exciting. Prepare yourself for a caffeine overdose and grab your tickets today.
NYC Cider Week
October 18-24 – $$ Varies depending on event
What says fall more than cider? Pretty much only pumpkin spice, but that’s not the point. Cider week is the one time a year that New York let’s your love of fall apples and alcohol come full circle. Cider Week connects cider makers from New York State—and select pioneering “guest cideries” outside the state–to buyers from top restaurants, bars, and retail shops across New York City. Through growing awareness of craft cider, Cider Week helps to bring profitability to local orchards while reviving heirloom apple varieties. For a full list of events, click here.
Distilled NY’s Prohibition Party
October 28 – $10
Want to get into the spirit of Halloween but stay classy? Distilled NY has you covered. One of my favorite restaurants in New York is offering one of the best themed parties you’ll find. And bonus, it won’t break the bank. For only $10 you get access to the restaurant plus a 1 hours vodka open bar. After that hour? There are some quality cocktails to check out. Grab your tickets and join the fun.
NYC Village Halloween Parade
What better way to celebrate Halloween than to watch everyone else get dressed up? The iconic Village Halloween Parade provides all the frights and sights. Join hundreds of puppets, 53 bands, dancers and artists, and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation in for the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world! This is a free event, but you can read more about it here.