Things To Do in NYC This Weekend, Oct. 25th (Some Are FREE!)

October 24, 2019
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You made it through another week of adulting and had no time to make plans. With Halloween just around the corner, we have some spooktacular plans for you this weekend. Whether you're looking to party it up or relax, we've got you covered 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:

1. The Toast of Brooklyn Wine & Food Festival 2019

Enjoy hundreds of wines from around the world with delicious food tastings, while taking in stunning views of New York City at the beautiful Brooklyn Navy Yard. This year, a silent auction will be hosted throughout the day to help raise funds that will support hurricane relief to the Bahamas. Come raise a glass and celebrate.

Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard - 141 Flushing Avenue 15th Floor

When: Saturday, October 26, 12:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 – $75

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2. Pumpkin Point at Governors Island

For the third year, Governors Island’s Nolan Park will be transformed into a family-friendly patch of over 5,000 pumpkins. Take a stroll through the pumpkin patch and enjoy festive fare from Governors Island’s own Little Eva’s and Threes Brewing. Pumpkins are available for purchase, and members enjoy a free pumpkin when they show their member card! Any pumpkins left over from Pumpkin Point will be baked into pumpkin pies and donated to The Bowery Mission or composted on Governors Island.

Where: Governors Island - Nolan Park

When: Saturday, October 26,  10:00am-6:00pm., Sunday October 27,  10:00am-6:00pm.

Cost: Free

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3. Jersey City Craft Distillery Fest

Enjoy over 100 Styles of craft spirits, amazing food vendors, and live music at the biggest spirits festival in Jersey. No better way to spend a Saturday evening than  . to enjoy some sampling on the water with gorgeous views of the Manhattan Skyline!

Where: Harborside Atrium - 153 Exchange Place

When: Sat, October 26, 7:00 p.m.  – 10:00 p.m. 

Cost:  $15 – $70

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4. The Great Jack-o'-Lantern Spectacular Sail

The seventh annual Great Jack-O’-Lantern Sail will take place at Belmont Lake State Park. The first 50 carved pumpkins received are placed on flotation devices with candles inserted inside and sailed around the lake behind kayaks. There will also be tons of children’s activities including crafts, games, inflatables, funny photos and trick-or-treat stations. 

Where: Belmont Lake State Park

When: Sat Oct 26, 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

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5. Brooklyn Reserve: Oktoberfest

Celebrate the annual tradition of Oktoberfest at Brooklyn's Industry City. This festive outdoor soiree features live Polka music, German beers, lawn games, delicious food, raffles prizes, and more. Entry is free but you can upgrade to a VIP ticket that includes access to reserved seating, one exclusive beer stein, two drink tickets, one commemorative t-shirt and five raffle tickets.

Where: Industry City - 220 36th Street Suite #2-A

When: Sat, October 26, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Cost: $0 – $30

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6. Nightmare Before Halloween Tim Burton Themed Party

Relive your childhood and dress up as your favorite characters from Tim Burton’s movies. Dance the night away with Alice in Wonderland, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissor hands, Sweeney Todd, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Just $15 will get you in the door where starting at 9 p.m., there will be free cheeseburger sliders and fries while supplies last. 

Where: The Bryant Park Lounge, 3rd Floor Residence Inn by Marriott Times Square

When: Saturday, Oct 26, 8:00 p.m. –Sunday, October 27, 3:00 a.m.

Cost: $15 – $250

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7. Halloween Harvest 2019

Halloween Harvest returns at Luna Park in Coney Island. Get on the rides and enjoy the magic shows, stilt walkers, trick-or-treating and more! All activities are included in any day Luna Pass. You can also visit their pumpkin patch and pick and decorate your own pumpkin.

Where: Luna Park in Coney Island

When: Saturday, October 26, Sunday October 27 11 a.m. – 7 p.m

Cost: Free Entrance

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8. Blood Manor 2019

Have a frightfully good time at Blood Manor. The place where your nightmares to life. It features a different scary character that lurks around each corner. Watch all the horror unravel tonight right before your eyes. 

Where: Blood Manor - 359 Broadway

When: Friday, Saturday, October 25, 26 7:00 p.m - 1:00 a.m., Sunday 6:00 pm. - 10:00 p.m.

Cost: General admission: $40.00, RIP ticket: $60.00

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9. Pixinity - Immersive Pop-up Exhibit

Looking to spice up your Instagram account? Pixinity is the place to do it. A cool, immersive pop-up art installation in NYC, it's a digital playground of 10 pixel perfect Instagrammable rooms with themes inspired by gaming, pop culture and animation. Navigate your way through a futuristic wonderland full of fun, colorful spaces that feature more than 100 individual pieces of sculptures, pixel art, emoji-like characters, digital and gaming icons, and computer-inspired imagery.

Where: Pixinity NYC - 1 York Street, #Unit A

When: Friday, October 25, Saturday, October 26, 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Sunday October 27, 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $19 – $38

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10. Giant Pumpkin Weekend

Get up close and personal with some of the world’s largest pumpkins and even take a pic atop a 2,000 pound one. Meet the growers or wander through a spooky pumpkin garden as a master carver transforms pumpkins of all shapes and sizes into spooky works of art. You can even cast your vote to select the winner of the pumpkin carving face-off.

Where: NY Botanical Garden - 2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY

When: Saturday, October 26, Sunday October 27 10 a.m. – 6 p.m

Cost: $25, $20 for members

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