Spoiled NYC's monthly guide for October is full of duality. There are enough themed holiday events for the spook lovers and enough classic food and culture fun for the rest of you! Check out what's happening this month across the 5 boroughs and plan your next outing.
Heart for Art: Mental Health in Fashion 47-11 Austell Place, Queens
The finale of a passionate and revealing season for Heart For Art's Mental Health in Fashion series has arrived. It is going out with a bang and those involved in the fashion industry or mental health advocacy are encouraged to attend. The panel will include writer Simran Randhawa, psychotherapist and mental health advocate Liz Beecroft, All Woman Project founder Clementine Desseaux and Harpers Bazaar's Chrissy Rutherford.
Walk of Fear 224 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
The Springs is getting spooky, transforming their 5,000 square foot patio into an immersive Instagram-able experience. Expect ominous lighting, horrifying music, creepy vignettes and entertainment that will leave you thirsty for The Springs' new fall cocktails. Cost of entry is one drink minimum per person. The menu features:
1. Zombie Blood, (Spring 44 Gin, Blue Curacao, Passion Fruit Cordial, Blue Sugar Rim)
2. Blood & Sands Slushie, (Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Cherry Liquor, Antica Sweet Vermouth, Orange Juice)
3. Pumpkin Crush Slushie, (High West Bourbon, Pumpkin Spice)
Little Red Lighthouse Festival Fort Washington Park, Manhattan
This festival is all about the Little Red Lighthouse, the last standing in Manhattan! Come out with friends or family to enjoy the schedule of entertainment. The scheduled events range from fishing clinics to live musical presentations.
Harlem Harvest Festival 117th Street Saint Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan
Celebrate the seasonal harvest with the Harlem Harvest Festival 2019. There will be live music sets, a locals bake-off event and vendors selling ripe foods. The family-friendly event encourages everyone to come by to eat, shop and play!
Parade of Boats Pier 62, Manhattan
This is a can't miss for lovers of the nautical. At the Parade of Boats, the waters fill with different vessels. Onlookers can watch yachts, fireboats, kayaks, ferries, rowing gigs and more as they glide down the waterways.
The New York City Pancakes & Booze Art Show 52 Walker Street, Manhattan
It's a pop-up art show but it's also a combination of two other great things! Pancakes meet beer meets art meets music at the Pancakes & Booze Art Show. The flapjacks are free and visitors will get to devour them while viewing the work of sick upcoming artists. How much more convincing do we need?
20th Annual New Yorker Festival Many Participating Venues
This one is for the literature lovers and culture obsessed! One of the most legendary publications in the city is jumping off the page. Experience the New Yorker Festival in person and enjoy panels from influential writers, journalists, screenwriters, and cultural icons. Find your local participating venue and secure your tickets asap!
Indigenous Peoples Day Randall's Island, Manhattan
Attend the Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 event on Randall's Island this October. The highlights are live performances from traditional musicians, discussions with indigenous artists and representatives and authentic food vendors. Everyone is welcomed to attend the event to learn and exchange positive energy.
Garment District Festival 7th Avenue and West 38th Street, Manhattan
In the vicinity of just a few blocks, the Garment District Festival delivers a huge artistic experience. Visitors can expect to interact with art exhibitions, listen to live panels, visit open studios, live performances and more. The free event is focused on creating a space for none other than creation.
Art in Odd Places (AIOP) 14th Street Avenue C, Manhattan
This experimental art gallery oozes out of the typical expectation held and onto city streets. The Art In Odd Places event stretches across 14th street. The curated visual and performance art will all be connected by the theme "invisibility" this month.
Candlelight Ghost Tours 29 East 4th Street, Manhattan