Well, it’s finally getting cold out there! But it’s not all bad, there are plenty of fun indoor activities, and some outdoor ones if you’re brave enough.
Friday, October 19th
Nightfall at Greenwood Cemetery (500 25th St @ 8 PM)
Roaming a graveyard at night never seems like a great idea, but the event set up by the Green-Wood Historic Fund sets up the perfect October landscape. With walkways lit by candles, this gothic cemetery is sure to get you in a Halloween mood. They have moving images, music and even storytellers to spin you a scary ghost story.
New Sounds Live: David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy (230 Vesey St @ 7:30 PM)
David Bowie had a long and powerful music career, with songs that anyone could enjoy. Brooksfield place in Manhattan has curated a special free event to honor three of his albums. On the 19th is a live performance of his album “Low” from 1977, performed by a collection of musicians from many popular indie rock bands.
New York Whole Bead Show (401 7th Ave, 18th Floor @ 10 AM)
Beads, gemstones, glasswork, silver, have we said enough? If you’re into jewelry of any kind, you can’t miss out on an event like this lasting a whole weekend.
Elton John Live (4 Pennsylvania Plz @ 8 PM)
Another music icon, we probably shouldn’t have to convince you to go see Elton. But if you need convincing, it’s Elton John live at the Garden. With plenty of tickets available, its all about what kind of seats you’re looking for.
Saturday, October 20th
Gowanus Open Studios (Multiple Locations @ 12 PM)
More than just an art exhibit, this open studio tour allows the public to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be an artist in the 21st century. With firsthand views of art in progress, studio tours and the chance to meet some artists, this is a rare chance to delve deep into the art world.
Giant Pumpkin Weekend (2900 Southern Blvd @ 10 AM)
It’s not October if there aren’t pumpkins, and these are the biggest! New York Botanical Garden puts on a show, inviting pumpkin growers from around the country to come and show off their monstrosities. Meet the growers and learn everything it takes to grow a huge pumpkin.
Harvest Festival (Pier 6 Lawns @ 11 AM)
Brooklyn Bridge Park is already an entertaining spot, but this weekend is a Fall festival kicked off by a brass band led parade! Very family friendly, this event does its best to include everything that makes Fall amazing.