Just saying, this weekend could not have come any faster.
The days are getting shorter and shorter and it's getting to the point where we leave the office when it's dark out. UGH.
By now, you've hopefully remembered the formula for peak fall layering, so you can hit the streets without fears of melting on the subway or freezing while you wait for an Uber.
We all know it's prime weather for beer and meandering through Brooklyn streets, but New York City also has some pretty great parties lined up for you that will be totally worth the Monday morning hangover.
Grab yo' squad and go:
Thursday, October 13th
Hosted by DJNYArt, This collaboration between some amazing NYC artists and DJ's is gonna be seriously lit.
The lineup includes music by DJ-JS1, Eitan Noyze, Nina Acuzar, Eddie Swift, Esen James, Boston Chery, and DJ Joe Bodega. The featured artists include CES, BG183, Moody Alski, Bianca Romero, NYCBlackBooks, Merk Trk, LaurensJDrawings, LadyKFever, PlasmaSlug, Gabe, and 161 River.
Head down to The Kymberle Project, a multi-disciplinary artistic space, in Brooklyn at 1332 Atlantic Avenue. The Kymberle Project's goal is to bring innovative, avant-garde, and provocative pieces to the stage.
It's a $10 donation at the door, the show begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 12 a.m.
Friday, October 14th
Sure dorkiness is totally on trend in 2016, but if you're having trouble finding love, or you're just looking for some like-minded good company, meet up with other self-proclaimed nerds at Littlefield in Brooklyn.
There will be "hetero speed dating" (dunno why they gotta be exclusive, but okay whatever) and TED talks inspired presentations like "The Curious and Quirky Lives of Philosophers" and "Dating Do's and Definite Do Nots."
Grab a ticket beforehand– there are options for just the speed dating, just the presentations, and both– check it out here.
Really, how much do you need to know about this epic event? It's four days long with more than 100 different events you can attend.
You'll have access to more than 500 world-renowned chefs, culinary personalities, entertainers, wine and spirit producers and all of your favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel stars.
It's in its 9th year, and if last year's festival is any indication of what to expect, well, you might want to come dressed in your sweatpants. You're going to be full. And drunk.
But, let's not forget that it's for a good cause. 100% of the net proceeds benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign and the Food Bank for New York City. Get your tickets here!
Saturday, October 15th
If you've never been to a House of Yes party, you've never been to a REAL party. Time to break out your sexiest medieval garb (uh... lace or corsets will do) for this decadent rager. Don't miss the juggling, aerial spectacles, magic, and urban jousting.
House of Yes is at 2 Wyckoff Avenue in Brooklyn. The festivities start at 10 p.m. and runs all night long until 4 a.m. It's FREE until 11 p.m. so RSVP here.
Whether the only way to get you movin' is the promise of cupcakes, or if you can't fulfill your sweet tooth's desires without also burning off those calories, this is the 5K for you.
The run starts at 11 a.m. at Astoria Park. Admission includes an NYC Cupcake Run T-Shirt, 3 cupcakes during the race, a cupcake goodie bag, lunch and a drink after the run, and the top finishers will get prizes. Register here.
Halloween Harvest Dog Parade & Costume Contest
This was supposed to be last weekend but it was rained out– so don't miss your second chance to surround yourself by costumed puppies.
Is there anything cuter than a puppy parade? Besides a costumed puppy parade, of course. Head to Luna Park at Coney Island from 12 p.m. (if you’re spectating, the puppies start strutting their stuff on the Monster Mash stage starting at 2 p.m.) until 5 p.m. for your fill of the cuteness.
If you think your dog has the star power, register them here. You might win a subscription to BarkBox!
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? Of course you are, get your tickets here.
Sunday, October 16th
Combine everything that's holy about weekends at this boozy brunch rager that runs waaay past normal brunch hours until 11 p.m.
First, feast on chicken and UNLIMITED waffles, mac & cheese, shrimp & grits, and salad– wash that down with a few mimosas, then kick it to the beats of the 4 DJs that will be spinning Urban, Hip Hop, Afrobeats, and Caribbean. There will also be flavored hookah available.
The party's hosted at Space Ibiza New York. Tickets come with one hour of open bar from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. and laaadies, your admission is reduced. Get those here.
Get a jump start on holiday gifts for your weird friend (unless you are the weird friend) and explore this flea market filled with taxidermy, artful bones, unusual antiques, obscure books, and assorted oddities and curiosities.
The flea is hosted by The Morbid Anatomy Museum, which is a whole other trip you should consider, and will be at The Bell House on 7th Street.[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]