Boo! Did we scare you? Or is this election more terrifying than any ghost, goblin or ghoul that could cross your path in this season of the witch? In any case, we recommend switching off CNN and venturing out for all the wonderful things happening in the New York-Metro Area this October and November. Here are some highlights:
Cider Week – Oct. 21-30
How do you like dem apples? If the answer is “a lot,” then this is your favorite time of year. For ten applicious days, you can guzzle bushels of fermented cider at more than 50 bars and restaurants in NYC and indulge in free tastings, events and workshops. Click here for participating locations and more info.
Neighborhood Halloween Parties for Kids – Oct. 28
Calling all kids! Our sister companies, Manhattan Mini Storage and WorkSpace Offices, are throwing free neighborhood Halloween parties for any children 12 and under and their families, from 3:30-5:30PM. Kids can enjoy face-painting, games, prizes and trick-or-treating in a warm, safe environment. Here are the two locations:
Upper East Side/East Harlem
Manhattan Mini Storage
401 East 110th Street
Parking: Click here
Manhattan Mini Storage
Parking: Click here
Note: Only children 12 and under accompanied by an adult will be admitted.
Village Halloween Parade – Oct. 31
Greenwich Village has its share of interesting characters on any day. But the freaks really come out on Halloween night at the country’s most outrageous, daring, spooktacular Halloween processional.
The costumed revelers parade up 6th Ave., from Spring Street to 16th Street. Costumes are mandatory for those taking part, with people lining up at 6th and Canal between 7 and 9PM. North and west entrances to 6th will be blocked off by 6:30, so join the line from East Broome, Sullivan and Canal streets east of 6th.
If you just want to watch, get to 6th Ave. early and claim your spot before parade rolls out at 7pm. Or watch it at home on NY1!
And if you’re driving, we recommend parking in SoHo.
Election Day – Nov. 8
Vote today like your future depends on it. Because it does. And remember – no matter who wins the White House, we’ll support her.
Not sure where to vote? Click here to find your local polling place.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Nov. 24
Originally called “The Macy’s Christmas Parade,” this fantabulous float-fest is now in its 90th year. It kicks off at 77th Street and Central Park West and travels to its ultimate destination at Macy’s Herald Square. Look for appearances from Hello Kitty, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Pikachu, and Scrat from Ice Age, among many other colorful characters. To find out who else is marching, click here.
You can watch from anywhere along the 2.5-mile parade route, but if you don’t feel up to braving the crowds or the cold, catch the parade from the comfort of your own turkey-scented apartment on NBC-4, from 9AM to noon, with hosts Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s Today Show.
If you are heading into Manhattan for parade fun, Park at Secaucus Junction and take NJ Transit for easy access in and out of the city.
Music, Comedy and More, Now Playing at a Theater Near You!
Steve Martin. Mary J. Blige. Mozart. What do these people have in common? You can enjoy all of them live in our area this October and November. (Well, not Mozart – he’s dead. But his music lives forever!) Check out these amazing events, and click on any of the names to order tickets:
- Amy Schumer – Oct. 18, Madison Square Garden
- Louis C.K. – Oct. 18, NJPAC
- Carrie Underwood – Oct. 25, Madison Square Garden
- Billy Joel – Oct. 28, Madison Square Garden
- Steve Martin & Martin Short – Oct. 30, NJPAC
- Pentatonix – Nov. 10, Prudential Center
- Get on Up: A James Brown Celebration – 18, NJPAC
- Maxwell & Mary J. Blige – Nov. 19, Madison Square Garden
- Thanksgiving Feast With Mozart & Schumann – Nov. 26, NJPAC
Make sure to reserve the best Madison Square Garden Parking by clicking here.
Click here for the best NJPAC Parking.
For MetLife Stadium Parking, park at Secaucus Junction and take an NJ Transit train to the stadium.
And for the best Prudential Center Parking, click here.
Wishing all of you a happy, safe Halloween and a bountiful Thanksgiving!