Thursday, September 26 - Sunday, September 29
City life is stressful and you deserve a little fun. Experience all things risqué at the four-day New York Burlesque Festival, featuring 120 performances by variety entertainers, circus performers, burlesque and boylesque dancers, and live musicians and DJs. After you’ve seen how it’s done, check out the shopping boutique and find your own burlesque accessories so you can bring the party home with you.
Cost: Events range from free to $65
Thursday, October 3
When it comes to NYC fundraisers, Slice Out Hunger takes the pie: For the 11th year running, they're rallying some of the city's best pizzerias to help fight hunger in the community. This year, the Dollar Pizza Party will donate 100% of proceeds to Citymeals on Wheels, and you can help by, well, showing up to St. Anthony's Church and buying $1 slices of pizza. Not a bad deal, right?
Cost: Tickets cost $1 and can be exchanged for pizza, drinks, desserts, or raffles. Plan what you want to eat in advance -- you'll buy your tickets at the door before entering and you'll need exact change.
Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 27
Who said the spooky season’s only for humans? Treat your canine companion to The Dodo’s Best Dog Day Ever, a Halloween-themed pop-up experience with plenty of photo ops. Indulge your pooch in a makeover and dog-friendly nibbles, visit the puppy pumpkin patch, and pass through a haunted house filled with rescue dogs -- it’s the Halloween adventure your best friend will surely enjoy.
Cost: Tickets range from $15-$79; basic admission for one adult + one dog is $35