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Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Weekend - October 12-October 14

October 8, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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There's no denying that Manhattan is the sparkle in New York City's eye, but that doesn't mean you have to dump out your wallet to hang out there. City Guide's compiled all the best free things to do in Manhattan this weekend, and for those wanting to explore the city's most famous borough on the cheap, this is your go-to guide.

23andMe 'Meet Your Genes' Free Pop-Up - EZ Studios
Through October 13, 2018 - New York

This experiential pop-up event created by 23andMe that invites people to learn about their genes by exploring interactive rooms. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through individually curated rooms bringing to life how your genes may impact day-to-day health and wellness, such as caffeine consumption and sleep movement - all based on information found in 23andMe's Health + Ancestry Service. The pop-up will be free to the public and visitors can expect interactive vignettes and more surprises along the way! 23andMe is the only at-home genetic testing kit available directly to consumers that provides a comprehensive understanding of their own genetic ancestry and health and offers two services: The Ancestry Service provides a breakdown of global ancestry composition by percentages, report on Neanderthal ancestry, and the option of finding and connecting with genetic relatives through the DNA Relatives tool. The Health + Ancestry Service offers an even more comprehensive understanding of your genetic makeup, with over 90 reports that provide information on how your genetics may impact your overall health (such as risks for disease) and contribute to your overall w... (read more)

New York City Stem College and Career Fair - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
October 14, 2018 - New York

Free and open to the public, STEM College and Career Fairs provide a forum for colleges and universities to share STEM-related educational opportunities with prospective students and their parents; and, allows representatives from industry, professional associations/societies and non-profit organizations to educate students and parents on STEM-related career opportunities.

OktoberFest NYC 2018 at Watermark - Watermark
Through October 14, 2018 - NY

We are excited to bring four weekends of Oktoberfest to New York! Authentic German beer will be flowing, complimented by traditional Oktoberfest food and fun for the entire family. There are lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest… the lederhosen, the beer, the pretzels, the stein holding contests… If you're not traveling to Munich this year, experience Oktoberfest in New York! Over 4 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great – authentic German beer, brats and giant pretzels, Oktoberfest decorations and fun games for the entire family. And be sure to start your workout now for our epic stein holding contests. Enjoy the festivities at our 3,500 square foot venue which features amazing views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline. There are lots of beer festivals, but there's only been one Oktoberfest... until now. This year, Oktoberfest will be presented by the following German Beer Brands:

Oktoberfest NYC - Watermark Bar
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

Oktoberfest NYC is back and better than ever! There's lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest… the steins of beer, the tents, the lederhosen, the pretzels. If you're not traveling to Munich this year, you could have missed out on three of the best weeks of your life – until now. This year will be different for you! This year will be the year we bring the Oktoberfest atmosphere from Munich to New York! Start the works outs now to carry a stein in each hand. But Oktoberfest is about more than authentic German beer! Over 3 weekends, you can experience everything that makes Oktoberfest great. We'll have live music, full Oktoberfest decoration and fun games for the entire family. Along with steins, you'll get some of the best Oktoberfest food that New York has to offer.

Healthy on the Hudson — Tai Chi - Pier 84
Through November 05, 2018 - New York

Take your workout to our waterfront with Healthy on the Hudson! This FREE exercise series returns for our 20th Anniversary season, giving you opportunities to get fit in your Park every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all summer long. Every Monday in June and July from 6:30 – 7:30 PM, join us for Tai Chi at Pier 84 in partnership with T'ai Chi Chuan! All are welcome to participate in this ancient Chinese system of movement for health and vitality.

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