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)

spoilednyc the biggest boat party in nyc to end summer '16? ✔️✔️🙌 💦 click on the link in bio & snag tickets for our open bar sunset sail -- sponsored by @belvederevodka @budlight and @thehiddenseawine -- aboard the @worldyacht !! 🚢🌆 🏙 #linkinbio #spoilednyc #600people #imonaboat #backatitagain #goodbyesummer #saygoodbye #seeya #summer16 #sunsetsail #threehourboozecruise #boozecruise #yachtlife #pier81 #pier81nyc #pier81worldyacht #worldyacht #belvederevodka #belvedere #budlight #thehiddenseawine #openbar #yaaas 🍻🗽🍾 (@tinybitesbigworld)

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)

wineriot Doors are open & the #frosé is flowing. Let the Summer Smackdown World Championship begin! 🍷✨ #WineRiot

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)

glblctzn #showup. Sept. 24. Take action now.

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)

animnightsny The ANNY Best of Fest is a two day festival (Sept 29-30, 2016) featuring animation screenings, professional panels, art installation, VR animation experiences and industry events at 180 Maiden Lane and locations around the South Street Seaport area of NYC. http://www.annybestoffest.nyc We are offering 2 ticket packages. The ticket prices include events for both days of the festival! The $30 Industry Package includes pre-registration for our VR experiences, access to the ANNY Wrap Party, Art Installations, and first seating for our Main Screenings and all Panel Events. Our $15 (suggested donation) Enthusiast Package includes access to our Main Screenings, Art Installations and all Panel Events. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-anny-best-of-fest-sept-29-30-tickets-26623014152

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)

theroots @rootspicnic NYC Day 1 is sold out.....Limited tickets remain for Day 2

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)

newyorkcomiccon Cosplay, Drink & Be Merry. 🍻😁 #DefendBeer #NYCC

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)

nycwff This week’s #chefsofnycwff series stars @RyanlHardy, chef/partner of NYC’s @CharlieBirdnyc_ and @PasqualeJones and four-times James Beard Award nominee. Don’t miss the chance to taste his delicious cuisine for yourself at a special dinner celebrating the life and legacy of @blackberryfarm proprietor Sam Beall along with his chef friends @Cassidee, @chefmichy and @HughAcheson, part of the @bankofamerica Dinner Series curated by @chefsclubny. Attendees will be treated to elegant twists on rustic dishes like crispy eggplant arancini with salsa verde, cider-roasted pork shoulder and grilled pork belly, all using Blackberry Farm fresh produce, cheese and other local ingredients. Buy your tickets at nycwff.org. 📸by @charliebirdnyc_

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)

007 Ten enormous hand made skeleton puppets and floats led the Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, adding a certain creepiness to the carnival atmosphere. The tallest of these puppets was 11 metres high. This puppet has been covered as a rain cloud passes. #SPECTRE #BTS

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)

ericandretour Got have a full belly of pho to churn out some spicy vom for y'all #ericandretour #adultswim

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)

newyorksocialdiary Thanksgiving Day dinner with friends and their families brings out the best in many; plus The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade upholds the tradition and brings out the crowds in an otherwise quiet city on the big day. #todayonnysd #thanksgiving #macysthanksgivingdayparade #snoopy @macys #nyc

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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