Things To Do in NYC This Weekend, Oct. 18th (Some Are FREE!)

October 18, 2019
Dog in Halloween costume

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NEW YORK -- You made it through another week of adulting and had no time to make plans. Now's your chance to relax with the best food, drinks, shows, and music the area has to offer. Skip surfing the internet because WCBS-FM has your weekend plans here:

Harvest Homecoming at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

An old school fall foliage festival right in the heart of Brooklyn for any age! Enjoy some hayrides, carnival games and farmer's market featuring heritage apples from local orchards. Local brewers will have cider and kombucha for you to sip on while the kiddos debut their Halloween costumes at the drum parade.

Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cost: Adults $30, children under 12 are free, Members enter free with ticket

Who else is excited that fall is here? To celebrate, we're giving away tickets to Harvest Homecoming, the new fall foliage festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Sunday, October 20. --️⠀ ⠀ Brooklyn Botanic Garden and @BrooklynCiderHouse invite you and your friends to sample hard ciders and kombucha from New York State brewers. Stay for a horse-drawn hayride through the Garden and old-school carnival games! See more at ⠀ ⠀ Ten lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to the festival. To enter follow these three easy steps: -- Comment your favorite fall activity -- Tag a friend you want to bring to Harvest Homecoming -- Follow Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Cider House ⠀ ⠀ Giveaway closes Sunday, October 13 at midnight. Winners will be contacted via DM.⠀ ⠀ #brooklynbotanicgarden #brooklynciderhouse #harvesthomecoming #giveaway #fallfoliage #hardcider

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NYC Autumn Wine Festival

A Chelsea landmark transforms into an indoor vineyard where you will be able to taste wine selections from NY State Farm wineries and from around the world. Enjoy your wine with some cheese, crackers or pasta while you learn about the winemaking process first hand. Guests can also select a bottle to take home.

Where: The Altman Building - 135 W 18th St.

When: Saturday, October 19, 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $72.25 – $165 

Hoboken Harvest Festival 

The free event for families will feature pony rides, inflatables, and a hay maze. Frontier Airlines is even getting in on the action and they will be giving out free pumpkins and animal face painting. Did we mention the event is free?

Where: Pier A Park, Sinatra Drive 

When: Saturday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Long Island Fall Beer Festival 2019

The Long Island Fall Beer Festival is an indoor and outdoor event held at the Academy Sports Complex in Farmingdale that will be held rain or shine! A beer festival ticket gets you unlimited beer samples and a $5 food truck voucher. You can indulge in a variety of delicacies and then head over the Smash Ping Pong Lounge to play an assortment of large lawn games.

Where: US Academy of Soccer - 875 Conklin St, Farmingdale, NY

When: Saturday, October 19, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $5 - $55

AppleFest NYC 2019 at Pier A

A farmer's market with fall-themed vendors is the perfect place to head to this weekend. Enjoy some live music and lawn games and sip some apple inspired cocktails and specialty styles of hard ciders. Kids are also welcomed and can spend some time in the children's tent, where they can get some face painting done.

Where: Pier A Harbor House - 22 Battery Pl

When: Saturday, October 19, 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Original Misfits at MSG

The Original Misfits take to the stage this Saturday at the garden. See this legendary punk rock band live on stage. The show begins at 730.

Where: Madison Square Garden

When: Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Varies

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Jersey City Night Market

The Jersey City night market has arrived. From artisan vendors to international food offerings all set to the soundtrack of the areas up and coming djs, join the last festivities of the season at the Journal Square Path Plaza. 

Where: Journal Square Path Plaza

When: Saturday, October 19, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

1010 WINS Midday Anchor Susan Richard emcees the 29th Annual Tompkin Square Halloween Dog Parade. Join the fun as hundreds of dogs in costume compete for best in show -- and -- thousands of dollars in prizes courtesy of Petco. No preregistration necessary to join the parade and competition but you must have a dog to participate and it's best to get there early. No dog? Spectators welcome, with plenty of seating at this outdoor arena. Parade is presented by The Heart Of Chelsea Veterinary group and benefits the Tompkin Square Park Dog Run.

Where: East River Park Amphitheater

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Cost: Free

Dog in Halloween costume
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Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns

One of the most iconic fall events returns! This year, over 1,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O' Lanterns will be creatively displayed along a scenic walking path that's sure to bring out the fall spirit in visitors of all ages! Advanced tickets are required and must be purchased on-line.

Where: Yorktown Grange Fair Grounds, Westchester, NY

When: Friday, Oct 11, 6:15 p.m. – Sunday , October 20, 9:30 p.m.

Cost: Adult $20, Children $18

Who’s looking forward to seeing some amazing pumpkins this year?

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OktoberFest 2019 at Watermark

No need to travel to Munich when you can experience Oktoberfest in New York! Authentic German beer will be flowing, complimented by traditional Oktoberfest food and fun for the entire family. Enjoy the festivities at our 3,500 square foot venue which features amazing views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline. The best part is that admission is free!

Where: Watermark Bar 78 South St Pier 15

When: Oct. 19 - 20 (Saturday 11 a.m - 12 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

Cost: Free

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