Goin' Down Like Leaves: 10 Things You Gotta Cross Off Your Manhattan Bucket List This Fall

We know you'll really miss all those hot, sweaty summer days and nights. 

Just kidding. Nobody's going to miss that sh*t. 

Fortunately, we've lined up a few events for you to check out in celebration of this reasonably temperate weather. 

Here are ten solid events for you to cross off your Manhattan Fall Bucket List. 

As for the rest of New York City, check out what's going down this season.

1. Goodbye Summer Sunset Sail (September 17th)


On Saturday, September 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., we’re getting lit just like we did for Cinco de Mayo and 4th of July Weekend, and saying goodbye to summer once and for all (or until next year, at least).

We’re hitting up World Yacht’s absolute beaut, Duchess, for three hours of boozin’, cruisin’, dancin’, and incredible views.


We’re talkin’ a gorgeous three-level yacht, live DJs all night long, passed hors d’oeuvres, and, of course, an open bar courtesy of Belvedere Vodka, Bud Light, and The Hidden Sea wines.

Hors d’oeuvres. Loads of Bud Light. Dancing. Views. Yachts. Booze. Cruise. Damn straight, skippy, we’re doin’ it again! The question is, are you in?

Then get your tickets right here.

2. Wine Riot (September 23rd-24th)


Wine Riot is a ridiculously fun wine event that's reimagining wine tastings as something actually worth going to.

But wine tastings are stuffy. They're sometimes hella fancy, definitely pretentious, sometimes worth it, but generally, not the best way to experience wine. And it's certainly not the only way to experience wine.

September 23rd & 24th are going to be jam-packed with tastings of over 250 different wines from around the world, experts without a pretentious bone in their body to give you the lowdown, four hours of booty bumping on a dance floor with thousands of wine-loving drink tasters, and, possibly the low-key best part: temporary tattoos!

Head down to the 69th Regiment Armory for Opening Night, on September 23rd from 7-11 p.m., or September 24th from 1-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. Get your tickets right here!

3. Global Citizen Festival (September 24th)


One of September’s biggest concerts, GCF will have Metallica as well as Major Lazer, Demi Lovato, and Kendrick Lamar.

Oh, and some performer named Rihanna? Maybe you’ve heard of her. Maybe.

Before you jump up and down while you squeal with glee, buy your tickets here.

4. 2016 Best of ANNY Festival (September 29th & 30th)


This two-day festival presents the best the world of animation has to offer, including screenings, VR experiences, industry events and some bangin’ installations.

We’re huge fans of it for all the awesome animated short films that debut there, and if you haven’t been before, now’s the time.

Better grab those tickets chop-chop, because they’re going quick!

5. The Roots NYC Picnic Festival (October 1st & 2nd)

It’s a well-known fact that The Roots are one of the finest groups out here in NYC, on late-night or otherwise.

They’ve assembled a stupendous weekend featuring tons of talented musicians, and it’s going down October 1st and 2nd in Bryant Park.

You’ve missed out on grabbing tickets for Saturday, and that’s no excuse for missing out on getting them for Sunday.

6. New York Comic Con (October 6th-9th)


There’s no throwdown like New York Comic Con. The cosplay game is on fleek, the cameo appearances are countless, and the swag bags are dope.

Seriously, why are you still reading this? Get your tickets here.

Also, we'll be there providing media coverage, so stay tuned for that. 

7. NYC Wine & Food Festival (October 13th-16th)


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!

8. Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball (October 31st)


Better call Q, ‘cause you’ll need to some serious state-of-the-art costume for this shindig.

We’ll refrain from making too many Bond-themed puns and references, we promise.

There’s a complimentary vodka open bar, live music, a best of Bond highlights reel, a costume contest, and a view to kill for.

Get your tickets here, and have your Bond-inspired quips at the ready.

9. New York Comedy Festival (November 1st-6th)


Get your giggle fix in the first week of November with some top-notch comedy. 


Tracy Morgan, Patton Oswalt, and Eric Andre are among the acts you can catch. Get yer tix here.

10. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (November 24th)


Sure, you could watch this on your tv like a normal person, but that wouldn’t be nearly as much fun as seeing this annual balloon-based hullaballoo in person.

You can expect a slew of new character balloons this year, including Mario, Batman, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and Joy (yeah, you know. From Inside Out.). 

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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