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The 15 things you absolutely have to do this October in NYC

Published On 09/30/2014 Published On 09/30/2014
Andrew Zimmer

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Oct 2 Thu

Japanese Pop-Up Restaurant Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you can dine at the New York Botanical Garden at this pop-up launched in collaboration with their “Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden” exhibit, with dishes including the likes of dumplings, noodles, and sushi.

New York Botanical Garden

Japanese Pop-Up Restaurant New York Botanical Garden Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you can dine at the New York Botanical Garden at this pop-up launched in collaboration with their “Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden” exhibit, with dishes including the likes of dumplings, noodles, and sushi.

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Oct 5 Sun

Oktoberfest Look, we love Oktoberfest -- that’s why we keep telling you about it. The 5th is "the last official day" (read those as air quotes), but you know, it’s October for a while longer, so check out where you can celebrate in our rundown here.

Awesome restaurants and beer halls across the city

Oktoberfest Awesome restaurants and beer halls across the city Look, we love Oktoberfest -- that’s why we keep telling you about it. The 5th is "the last official day" (read those as air quotes), but you know, it’s October for a while longer, so check out where you can celebrate in our rundown here.

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Oct 5 Sun

Pig & Khao 2nd Anniversary Carnival The Lower East Side Filipino spot is celebrating its birthday with all-you-can-eat bites, all-you-can-drink Yuengling and specialty cocktails, the Hip Hop Magician, a clown, and DJs.

Pig & Khao

Pig & Khao 2nd Anniversary Carnival Pig & Khao The Lower East Side Filipino spot is celebrating its birthday with all-you-can-eat bites, all-you-can-drink Yuengling and specialty cocktails, the Hip Hop Magician, a clown, and DJs.

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Oct 5 Sun

Brooklyn Local Beer Fest An excellent array of local beers will be on hand as well as food vendors like Carpe Donut and Hops & Hocks at this first-ever Brooklyn beer event.

420 Carroll St

Brooklyn Local Beer Fest 420 Carroll St An excellent array of local beers will be on hand as well as food vendors like Carpe Donut and Hops & Hocks at this first-ever Brooklyn beer event.

Forty North - Oyster Farms

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Oct 7 Tue

Cellar Series: Oysters and Cocktails Franny’s in Brooklyn holds occasional dinners and tastings in its wine cellar, and this one is themed around oysters from Forty North Oyster Farm and cocktails from the book Brooklyn Spirits.

Franny’s

Cellar Series: Oysters and Cocktails Franny’s Franny’s in Brooklyn holds occasional dinners and tastings in its wine cellar, and this one is themed around oysters from Forty North Oyster Farm and cocktails from the book Brooklyn Spirits.

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Oct 9 Thu

Wine tasting trolley tour Taste six wines from around the world aboard "Ollie the Trolley" as you are driven around NYC to scope out some of our "popular vistas".

Aboard a trolley, all over the city

Wine tasting trolley tour Aboard a trolley, all over the city Taste six wines from around the world aboard "Ollie the Trolley" as you are driven around NYC to scope out some of our "popular vistas".

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Oct 11 Sat

OktoberfeAst There’s going to be a series of events at the Fulton Stall Markets, and to kick it all off they're throwing this "sausage fest", featuring tons of beer, music, BBQ pork tacos, and 10 bratwurst stations. Also keep your eyes peeled for CiderfeAst on the 25th. Double also: 10 BRATWURST STATIONS.

200 Front St at Fulton St

OktoberfeAst 200 Front St at Fulton St There’s going to be a series of events at the Fulton Stall Markets, and to kick it all off they're throwing this "sausage fest", featuring tons of beer, music, BBQ pork tacos, and 10 bratwurst stations. Also keep your eyes peeled for CiderfeAst on the 25th. Double also: 10 BRATWURST STATIONS.

NYC Zombie Crawl

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Oct 11 Sat

NYC Zombie Crawl Dress like a zombie, drink, crawl, and... bowl?... at the after-party. Eating brains is optional, but recommended.

Times Square

NYC Zombie Crawl Times Square Dress like a zombie, drink, crawl, and... bowl?... at the after-party. Eating brains is optional, but recommended.

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Oct 20 Mon

Dinner at Empellón Al Pastor The next spot from Alex Stupak of Empellón and Empellón Cocina is a more casual spot for tacos (al pastor in particular, duh) and drinks, including a killer selection of micheladas.

132 St Marks Pl

Dinner at Empellón Al Pastor 132 St Marks Pl The next spot from Alex Stupak of Empellón and Empellón Cocina is a more casual spot for tacos (al pastor in particular, duh) and drinks, including a killer selection of micheladas.

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Oct 29 Wed

Dungeons of Amsterdam From "9pm - until you can’t take any more", this kinky, leather-bound party is taking over Goldbar. Consider this advanced-level partying.

Goldbar

Dungeons of Amsterdam Goldbar From "9pm - until you can’t take any more", this kinky, leather-bound party is taking over Goldbar. Consider this advanced-level partying.

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Oct 30 Thu

Hallowmeme Costume Party Do you enjoy Internet culture? Good. Whip out your Scumbag Steve fur-lined jumpsuit and head to this party in Gowanus.

The Bell House

Hallowmeme Costume Party The Bell House Do you enjoy Internet culture? Good. Whip out your Scumbag Steve fur-lined jumpsuit and head to this party in Gowanus.

Blood Manor

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Oct 31 Fri

Go to a haunted house Take your pick, or go to them all -- they actually run all month for the most part. Blood Manor, Nightmare New York, and Blackout, are all decent/terrifying choices. 

Multiple venues

Go to a haunted house Multiple venues Take your pick, or go to them all -- they actually run all month for the most part. Blood Manor, Nightmare New York, and Blackout, are all decent/terrifying choices. 

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Oct 31 Fri

Phantasmagorey This Halloween Ball from Dances of Vice is going all out -- inspired by the Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris, they're doing it up in a four-story Victorian mansion that promises fencing ghosts, tap dancing demons, and erotic blood baths.

60 Pine St

Phantasmagorey 60 Pine St This Halloween Ball from Dances of Vice is going all out -- inspired by the Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris, they're doing it up in a four-story Victorian mansion that promises fencing ghosts, tap dancing demons, and erotic blood baths.

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Oct 31 Fri

Warehouse of Horrors III With most of the details for this party from Bang On! NYC still under wraps, it’s probably best if you take a look at this pretty insane teaser trailer... or just trust us and grab a ticket.

TBA

Warehouse of Horrors III TBA With most of the details for this party from Bang On! NYC still under wraps, it’s probably best if you take a look at this pretty insane teaser trailer... or just trust us and grab a ticket.