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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - October 12-October 14

October 8, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend Photo: Shannon McGee/Flickr 


New York City takes its seasonal specials and holidays seriously. City Guide's got all the latest and greatest news on the holiday events and specials coming up in New York City this weekend. From scoping out the windows on Saks Fifth Avenue during the Christmas season to catching a round of fireworks on the Hudson on the Fourth of July, you won't miss a thing.

Oktoberfest - Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall
October 13, 2018 - Wantagh

Mulcahy's first ever Oktoberfest ! Featuring The Polka Brothers.

Bronx Coquito Masters 2018: Season Opener - Bronx Music Heritage Center
October 13, 2018 - Bronx

Know how to make a great coquito? Sign up for the Bronx Coquito Masters Qualifier! Contestants prepare one gallon of this delicious Puerto Rican drink to compete in a blind taste test. The winner is the entry with the most votes and wins the title of Bronx Coquito Master and is eligible to compete in the New York State Coquito Masters. Don't know how to make coquito? No worries. Come out and be a taster! The evening includes a hilarious set by comedian Bill Santiago, plus a sneak peek of a documentary in progress by Beni Matias, titled ¡Coquito! FREE and open to the public. To register as a contestant, please contact Debbie Quinones at coquitomasters@gmail.com.

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:

David Yurman Friends & Family Sale - The Altman Building
Through October 14, 2018 - New York

David Yurman Altman Sale You are invited to the Family & Friends Sale Shop Specially priced Jewelry and timepieces for women and men. *10% of the day’s proceeds will be donated to BCRF. Thursday, October 11th 3:00pm – 8:00pm* Friday, October 12th 10:00am – 7:00pm Saturday, October 13th 10:00am – 7:00pm Sunday, October 14th 11:00am – 5:00pm The Altman Building 135 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011

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.

Oktoberfest NYC at Watermark Bar - 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. Here is the info - We are excited to bring four weekends of the Oktoberfest atmosphere over from Munich to New York! The event is free. Reserve your ticket today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-nyc-2018-at-watermark-tickets-41671227764?ig_ix=true&aff=ebdiiginstagram This year introducing our special Dunkel Package! Skip that long line and get right to the party! Includes 5 Food/Beer ... (read more)

Spooky Fest - Center for Science Teaching & Learning
Through October 28, 2018 - Rockville Centre

The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) celebrates Halloween with Spooky Fest. This family friendly event will take place 7 days in October (13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28) from 6:30pm- 9:30pm at the Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre, Long Island. Sixteen acres are transformed into a family friendly, Halloween event. Wooded paths, exhibits, and festivities on the preserve will be featured, with eerie lighting, special effects, and characters along the way. Everything is perfectly spooky and a little scary. Creatures of all kinds inhabit the woods, the strange and beautiful will draw you into the eerie paths!

Halloween Harvest - Luna Park
Through October 28, 2018 - Brooklyn

Ahoy, me Hearties! It’s nearly time to experience all the thrills, chills and Halloween frills during Luna Park’s fifth-annual pirate-themed Halloween Harvest in Coney Island. The park will hum with festive seasonal activities to celebrate autumn on weekends from September 29th through October 28th. In addition to nonstop rides and candy, this year’s Halloween Harvest will also feature plenty of spooktacular entertainment including its newest addition, Tillie’s Tractor— riders can hop on a tractor and race throughout the park to find their treasure! Other entertainment includes: Face painting, pumpkin picking and decorating, caricatures, storytelling, pirate entertainment, Argghs & Crafts, pirate puppet show, magic shows and more.

Greetings From Nashville Pop-Up Shop - Wythe Hotel
Through October 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

Curated by The Callaway, a communications company in Nashville founded in 2015 by former fashion editor Libby Callaway, GFN features a pop-up store filled with clothing, accessories, media, apothecary, home goods, and art designed or produced by over two dozen of Nashville’s finest creative companies. The store will have one-of-a-kind items and limited-edition designs that are exclusive to the GFN project, as well as vintage collectibles and clothing that pays homage to Nashville’s historically inimitable style. The GFN space will change throughout the month, thanks to three weekends of special trunk shows from notable Nashville businesses, including Arrow & Anchor Antiques, Relic Home, Imogene + Willie, Atelier Savas, and High Class Hillbilly.

Candytopia - Penn Plaza
Through November 15, 2018 - New York

For a one of a kind, sweets filled experience Candytopia is not one to be missed. Candytopia is as close as NYC is going to get to having a real life Candyland in our reach. Enjoy chocolates and treats of all kinds while exploring their show room, featuring a marshmallow tsunami! Afterwards take a stroll through the gift shop for decadent sweets that can be take home!

Epic New York Beer Tour - Bars, Taprooms, Breweries - Empire State Building
Through December 22, 2018 - New York

The Beer Adventures app offers 150+ highly curated tours in 75 cities around the globe. Currently in 25 US cities, we take you to all of the best bars, taprooms and breweries in town giving you a day out to remember on your own terms. For this 'Epic New York Beer Tour' we invite you to join us in NYC as we hit up to 10 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn in one day. This is one of our favourite Beer Adventures and it's done best by a combination of walking, subway and whatever else mode of transport is for you! Starting by the Empire State Building you'll pass loads of famous landmarks, go over and under the East River, hit both villages (Greenwich and East) and of course visit all the very best beer bars NYC has to offer. Come thirsty, hungry and ready to make a day of it! HOW IT WORKS: Search for 'Beer Adventures' in the Apple appstore or Google Play and download for free. You can then select the city and tours you want in-app. The Beer Adventures app acts as a magical mystery tour directing beer fans around a city at the touch of a few buttons. Available on iOS and Android, we offer highly curated, built in itineraries in most major cities. STARTING O... (read more)

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