Let's Keep the Party Going! 15 Things You Gotta Cross Off Your Fall Bucket List in Queens

With fall upon us, we desire more than just a change of seasons. 

We may want to try it all, especially if we missed out on all the fun summer shenanigans.

That's right! If one thing is for sure, New Yorkers are fill with so much life and vibrancy -- rain or shine we never slow down, EVER!

In fact, our city is still very much alive and in full effect this autumn with exciting events happening in Queens.

Want to feel energized and keep the party going? We bet you do! Bust out those bucket lists to discover amazing food, celebrate culture, attend cool exhibits, and enjoy music festivals.

Read on to add to your list and happy adventuring!


1. Sunnyside Restaurant Week (September 19th - September 25th)

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Calling all foodie lovers! It’s that time again...the 4th annual Sunnyside Restaurant Week is back and better than ever.

Get ready for an entire week to sample international cuisine from 30 restaurants. Sunnyside Restaurant Week features delectable course meals from the neighborhood’s most diverse cuisines including Paraguayan, Italian, Colombian, Thai and much more!

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Each of the participating restaurants are serving a three-course dinner menu for $25. Some will offer additional lunch specials, or a $25 dinner menu for two people.

Down to go? Then check out the participating restaurants here.


2. Citi Field (123-01 Roosevelt Avenue)

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We’ll see if whether the Yankees and Mets make it to the postseason, however you can still catch the last home game at Citi Field on September 25th.

Apart from enjoying seasonal games, you can also take a guided tour of Citi Field. Highlights of the tour include sights of the Clubhouse, Field and Dugout, Productions Area (scoreboard control room), Press Box, Suite Levels (Sterling and Porsche) and the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum.


3. Queens Beer Festival - Long Island City (October 15th & October 16th)

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Mark your calendars because it’s going down! Queens is having their first-ever beer festival in Long Island City.

LIC Flea & Food will be hosting the festivities so prepare to eat, drink and enjoy music that celebrates the cultural diversity of Queens. Attendees will be able to sample all Queens-based breweries as well as sampling beers from Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island. 

Tickets range from $29 to $68 and the 2-day event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 

Interested? Then snag your tickets here.


4. “Arcade Classics” – Museum of The Moving Image (until October 23rd)


Are you a huge gamer, super competitive or into vintage finds? If you are then you’re in for a treat!

The Museum of the Moving Image is featuring more than 30 video arcade games released between 1971 and 1993. 

Challenge your friends, family or date to some ultimate fun with games like Mortal KombatMs. Pac-ManSpace InvadersStar Wars, and much more!


5. Queens County Farm Museum

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Want a taste of the good ol' farm life without leaving the city? Then head to Queens County Farm Museum for an amazing adventure this Fall!

This historic farm is one of NYC’s many treasures and while they offer events all-year round, the fall is essentially the best time to visit. 

Some of the exciting events to enjoy with family and friends include the "Amazing Maize Maze," Annual Queens County Fair, fall festivals, pumpkin picking, a Halloween haunted house, and much more!

Check out their events calendar for full details.


6. The Meadows Music Festival (October 1st and October 2nd)

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Music festivals in NYC are always a good idea, and this year we’re pretty stoked that the creators of The Governors Ball have announced the first Meadows Music Festival in Queens!

The 2-day grand-scale festival will kick off in Citi Field with The Weeknd as the headliner and Kanye West will headline the second show at Flushing Meadows Park. 

You definitely won’t want to miss this as the rest of the bill features many other amazing artists including Chromeo, ZHU, Coast Modern, Jack Garratt and many more!!

Check out the full lineup + buy tickets here.


7. City Winery VIP Wine Garden (October 9th)

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City Winery brings their urban winery vibes to Queens with the City Winery VIP Wine Garden at Forest Hills Stadium.

Savor unlimited wine and light snacks before and during performances. A limited number of tickets to the Wine Garden will be available for each show.

This fall, City Winery VIP Wine Garden tickets are available for the Van Morrison concert.

Snag your VIP admission + wine garden access here.


8. “Connected Worlds” - New York Hall of Science

Who said you have to be a kid in order to enjoy the New York Hall of Science?

Situated at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, New York Hall of Science is one of the top science museums in the country. Have a hands-on interactive experience looking at 450 cool exhibits that explain science and technology.

“Connected Worlds” is one of the many amazing exhibits on display. This groundbreaking new exhibition is a 3,000 square foot interactive digital art installation where your actions, gestures, movements, and decisions impact how the world is kept in balance.

There are six different environments that are in exhibit at “Connected Worlds,” and each display allows visitors to connect and experience how their actions dynamically reflect and impact each of their surroundings and habitats.


9. Queens Night Market (until October 29th)

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The Queens International Night Market is a huge, open-air night market in Queens.

Over 100 vendors sell merchandise, art, and food. There are also live cultural performances, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. 

Some of the food vendors this year include Completo NYC which features Chilean street food, Caribbean Street Eats which will be serving Trinidadian sandwiches and other delicious fare!

It only goes down on Saturday nights until the end of October, so make sure to get your grub on this Fall! 


10. Queens Botanical Garden (43-50 Main Street) 

Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis that celebrates people, plants, and cultures through inspiring gardens and innovative educational programs. 

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You can always discover exciting new exhibits, festivals and workshops.


This fall, you will be able to enjoy various spectacles such as Fantasias y Carnavales, where artist Manuel Macarrulla displays hand-crafted masks and paintings inspired by carnivals and fantasies that fuse nature and animal imagery, as well as his Dominican heritage. 

Other events include Farmer’s Market Fridays, NYC Honey Week, Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch, Halloween at the Garden, plus many more!!

Check out their calendar of events for full details.


11. Visit historical houses 

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If you didn’t know, Queens is filled with some rich history, and it is home to an abundance of unique house museums. 

You can even visit historical houses in Queens from Louis Armstrong, Lewis H. Latimer, and the Kingsland Homestead. Take a tour, learn some history and check out some interesting and educational exhibits this season.


12. LIC Flea & Food (until October 30th)

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The LIC Flea and Food offers top-notch global eats, delicious beer, one-of-a-kind treasures, and live jazz.

Explore an amazing lineup of food vendors, celebrating the diversity and spirit of Queens. There will also be special events curated throughout September and October that you won’t want to miss including their first-ever beer festival!

Make sure to clear your calendars and arrive hungry because it’s going to be EPIC! 

Find out what’s going down with their list of special events this fall.


13. Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd)

Art gives people a break from reality, and what better time to enjoy some art than in the Fall?

Socrates Sculpture Park honors artistic expression and nature so you never know what interesting art installation you will find. 

Overall, this is a great place to visit and take a nice, blustery stroll. Currently, they are presenting two exhibitions, so grab a bike while the weather is still fairly decent and make the most out of your fall this season.

You can check out their current exhibits on display here.


14. Forest Hills Stadium (1 Tennis Plaza)

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Forest Hills Stadium is a historic open-air music venue. The legendary venue which was recently renovated, is now home to tennis tournaments as well.

This fall you can catch two musical events featuring Nile Rodgers, Earth, Wind & Fire, plus cutting edge contemporary acts DJ Cassidy, Alex Newell and DJ Nicky Siano of Studio 54 and many more.

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Check out their calendar of events here.


15. Gantry Plaza Park (4-09 47th Road)