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New York City Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
New York City Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
Collectie van Eventbrite
The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in New York City today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of NYC's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From awesome concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.
New York City Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

Renegade San Francisco / Renegade Craft Fair / San Francisco, CA

  • Tired of waiting for a seat at that buzzworthy Manhattan speakeasy? Get ready for the VIP experience instead. Skip the lines, sip exclusive cocktails, and explore Midtown's mysterious Prohibition-era history on this evening bar tour.
  • Take a deep breath and enter a bio-luminescent undersea world where you can swim with whales, dance with jellyfish, and take gorgeous photos while learning about oceanic conservation efforts.
  • Celebrate Black Girl Magic with a free screening of this sparkling documentary, plus a DJ, live tribute band, and a Grace Jones–inspired fashion show
  • Looking to brighten up date night? Bring your partner or friend to this clothing-optional body painting class, where you'll adorn each other with neon paint as you glow under the UV lights.
  • Does America still need the electoral college? Hone in on your opinion after you hear from experts and authors on both sides of the debate at this free panel, moderated by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell.
  • Escape into deep space vibes with instrumental electronic funk band, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9), whose end-of-summer tour celebrates the 1969 moon landing. DJs Cut Chemist and Mark Farina spin tracks between sets.
  • Immerse yourself in the modern world of intimacy with product demonstrations, workshops, presentations, and shopping. Free admission includes a goodie bag and a subscription to Sexual Health magazine.
  • Whether you're prepared to ride 25 miles or 100 miles, commuters and distance cyclists alike are invited to join in for a day of group-led bike trips to make new friends and see cool sights.
  • Savor the flavors of fall at this six-course, semi-private autumnal dessert tasting by professional pastry chef, Camari Mick. With each course served aside a carefully-selected beverage, you're guaranteed to have a sweet night.
  • Three SVA alumni who worked as artists on this marvel of a film will answer questions after a free screening with popcorn, snacks, and free virtual reality experiences before the movie starts.
  • This family-friendly event puts science in the palm of your hand. Try flight simulators, experience virtual reality, check out live experiments, listen to talks from famous astrophysicists, and participate in educational activities to spark your love of science and engineering.
  • Immerse yourself in the act of creation with a free indoor-outdoor art party at House of Yes, with interactive installations, live art, local artisans, a huge dance party, and tons of glitter.
  • Celebrate the hard-working honeybee at Queens Botanical Garden's pollinator-themed harvest festival. Taste local honey, beer, and cider, then try themed crafts, meet a beekeper, or make a beehive hat — all backed by live rockabilly music.
  • Come to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden any time in the afternoon and stay until 8 PM for artisanal cocktails and sweet blooms in the sunset. At 6 PM, meet at Magnolia Plaza for a free guided garden tour.
  • Join local running legend, Brandon Wei, for a short, after work–paced run through Manhattan, with lockers and changing rooms available for use at the store.
  • Ready to upgrade your decor from IKEA posters to real art? This favorite local expo features over 400 emerging and established artists selling paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints for as low as $100.
  • Take a tour of the Queens Botanic Garden's beautiful rose garden, then learn how to replicate the colorful blooms on fabric at this beginner-friendly class. You'll leave with a stitching sampler, a frameable embroidered rose, and the skills to continue your new hobby at home.
  • Slip on your heels or suit jacket and get luxuriously lit at the Playboy Club. The official concert afterparty for Russian rap sensation, MOT, will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served by the iconic Playboy Bunnies, alongside live DJs and great vibes.
  • Discover new spices, easy recipes, and plant-based cooking tips at this hands-on cooking class. Learn the history and preparation methods behind four pan-African vegan dishes.
  • Learn how to make your own free kite, decorate it with colors and symbols representing peace and freedom, then watch it soar over Roosevelt Island in recognition of International Peace Day.
  • Pour yourself a crisp glass of cider and get ready to learn a bit of kitchen magic. You'll combine wildflowers, food scraps, and natural dye plants to create rainbow-colored silk scarves at this workshop from North Brooklyn Farms, a beautiful urban farm overlooking Manhattan.
  • See mid-60's NYC through a modern lens with this immersive musical revival that's been re-imagined for the modern world by the Harlem Repertory Theatre.
  • Regular paint-and-sip classes not your thing? Head to Cult Party for a BYOB paint night — boost your art skills and learn to paint creatures like three-eyed cats, mermaid unicorns, and more.
  • Forty members of this non-profit artisan collective will showcase and sell their work at this week's special edition of Grand Bazaar NYC, a curated indoor/outdoor weekend market.
  • This 5K charity race follows the heroic path of Stephen Siller, an FDNY firefighter who ran from Red Hook through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on the morning of 9/11 to help save people at the Twin Towers.
  • Get 15 date nights on the house during this annual season-long cocktail festival. With your "Cocktail Passbook" in hand, you'll hop between 15 of NYC's best bars for a complimentary hand-crafted cocktail at each spot.
  • Cheers to all-night $5 Oktoberfest beers at this Williamsburg celebration of the favorite beer holiday. Your ticket gets you dinner and a free pour. Stick around for live polka music, games, contents, and a huge raffle.
  • Head to Clove Lakes Park for live music, unlimited beer and champagne, a full buffet, and a stunning variety or raw, grilled, and fried oysters — all in support of breast cancer awareness.
  • Put on your best tie-dye and trip back in time to the 1960s at this immersive psychedelic experience, featuring live retro visuals, music by Ellis Ashbrook, and incredible performances that will leave you feeling higher than high.
  • Escape the heat and eat some sweets at the Gowanus offices of the French baking company Michel et Augustin, featuring cookie tastings, baking classes, and more surprises.
  • The Schomburg Center celebrates the golden age of hip hop and R&B with a '90s-themed edition of their monthly extended-hours party. Check out their current exhibitions, "A Ballad For Harlem" and "Femmetography: The Gaze Shifted," as you enjoy live DJs and dance all night.
  • Grab your souvenir mug and savor unlimited tastings beneath the Long Island City skyline at the fourth annual Queens Beer Festival. Enjoy live DJs, vendors and food on site, and over 50 beers from all over the five boroughs and beyond.
  • Check out the quickly-rising Brooklyn synth rock group, Nation of Language, before they make it even bigger, and pick up a copy of their new 7" single on vinyl while you're there.
  • Spend your holiday weeekend honoring the Indigenous Peoples of our country at this free weekend event on Randall's Island, featuring indigenous performers and speakers, food and drink, and much more.
  • Beautiful things happened when visual artist, Aaron Martin, and The Weeks' guitarist, Johny Fisher, joined forces to combine classic Motown and psychedelic vibes. Get down at The Sultan Room to their dreamy storytelling jams.
  • Get up close and personal with stunning burlesque, drag, cabaret, and pole acts on this intimate night of sultry tunes and signature cocktails. Bring cash to tip the dancers and get ready for a subversive evening.
  • Music magazine, Pitchfork, and beer website, October, are hosting their third annual OctFest. The event will feature bands like Parquet Courts, Mogwai, and Screaming Females, plus beers from more than 50 breweries across six continents and eats from around the world.
  • Check out NYC's 28th Annual Fine Art Print Fair, featuring apartment-ready prints from 70 galleries and publishers from ten countries to jumpstart your art collection.
  • By day, Gemma Smith manages a kitten nursery and advocates for rescue animals. By night, she hosts this monthly themed variety show, featuring acts from comedy and magic to music and burlesque.
  • Sake from the Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan gets its smooth, full-bodied flavor from both mineral-filled and soft water in the region. Discover the nuances of this region's magnificent sake varieties and receive 20% off any bottle you purchase.
  • Tired of waiting for a seat at that buzzworthy Manhattan speakeasy? Get ready for the VIP experience instead. Skip the lines, sip exclusive cocktails, and explore Midtown's mysterious Prohibition-era history on this evening bar tour.
  • Take a deep breath and enter a bio-luminescent undersea world where you can swim with whales, dance with jellyfish, and take gorgeous photos while learning about oceanic conservation efforts.
  • Celebrate Black Girl Magic with a free screening of this sparkling documentary, plus a DJ, live tribute band, and a Grace Jones–inspired fashion show
  • Looking to brighten up date night? Bring your partner or friend to this clothing-optional body painting class, where you'll adorn each other with neon paint as you glow under the UV lights.
  • Does America still need the electoral college? Hone in on your opinion after you hear from experts and authors on both sides of the debate at this free panel, moderated by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell.
  • Escape into deep space vibes with instrumental electronic funk band, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9), whose end-of-summer tour celebrates the 1969 moon landing. DJs Cut Chemist and Mark Farina spin tracks between sets.
  • Immerse yourself in the modern world of intimacy with product demonstrations, workshops, presentations, and shopping. Free admission includes a goodie bag and a subscription to Sexual Health magazine.
  • Whether you're prepared to ride 25 miles or 100 miles, commuters and distance cyclists alike are invited to join in for a day of group-led bike trips to make new friends and see cool sights.
  • Savor the flavors of fall at this six-course, semi-private autumnal dessert tasting by professional pastry chef, Camari Mick. With each course served aside a carefully-selected beverage, you're guaranteed to have a sweet night.
  • Three SVA alumni who worked as artists on this marvel of a film will answer questions after a free screening with popcorn, snacks, and free virtual reality experiences before the movie starts.
  • This family-friendly event puts science in the palm of your hand. Try flight simulators, experience virtual reality, check out live experiments, listen to talks from famous astrophysicists, and participate in educational activities to spark your love of science and engineering.
  • Immerse yourself in the act of creation with a free indoor-outdoor art party at House of Yes, with interactive installations, live art, local artisans, a huge dance party, and tons of glitter.
  • Celebrate the hard-working honeybee at Queens Botanical Garden's pollinator-themed harvest festival. Taste local honey, beer, and cider, then try themed crafts, meet a beekeper, or make a beehive hat — all backed by live rockabilly music.
  • Come to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden any time in the afternoon and stay until 8 PM for artisanal cocktails and sweet blooms in the sunset. At 6 PM, meet at Magnolia Plaza for a free guided garden tour.
  • Join local running legend, Brandon Wei, for a short, after work–paced run through Manhattan, with lockers and changing rooms available for use at the store.
  • Ready to upgrade your decor from IKEA posters to real art? This favorite local expo features over 400 emerging and established artists selling paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints for as low as $100.
  • Take a tour of the Queens Botanic Garden's beautiful rose garden, then learn how to replicate the colorful blooms on fabric at this beginner-friendly class. You'll leave with a stitching sampler, a frameable embroidered rose, and the skills to continue your new hobby at home.
  • Slip on your heels or suit jacket and get luxuriously lit at the Playboy Club. The official concert afterparty for Russian rap sensation, MOT, will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served by the iconic Playboy Bunnies, alongside live DJs and great vibes.
  • Discover new spices, easy recipes, and plant-based cooking tips at this hands-on cooking class. Learn the history and preparation methods behind four pan-African vegan dishes.
  • Learn how to make your own free kite, decorate it with colors and symbols representing peace and freedom, then watch it soar over Roosevelt Island in recognition of International Peace Day.
  • Pour yourself a crisp glass of cider and get ready to learn a bit of kitchen magic. You'll combine wildflowers, food scraps, and natural dye plants to create rainbow-colored silk scarves at this workshop from North Brooklyn Farms, a beautiful urban farm overlooking Manhattan.
  • See mid-60's NYC through a modern lens with this immersive musical revival that's been re-imagined for the modern world by the Harlem Repertory Theatre.
  • Regular paint-and-sip classes not your thing? Head to Cult Party for a BYOB paint night — boost your art skills and learn to paint creatures like three-eyed cats, mermaid unicorns, and more.
  • Forty members of this non-profit artisan collective will showcase and sell their work at this week's special edition of Grand Bazaar NYC, a curated indoor/outdoor weekend market.
  • This 5K charity race follows the heroic path of Stephen Siller, an FDNY firefighter who ran from Red Hook through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on the morning of 9/11 to help save people at the Twin Towers.
  • Get 15 date nights on the house during this annual season-long cocktail festival. With your "Cocktail Passbook" in hand, you'll hop between 15 of NYC's best bars for a complimentary hand-crafted cocktail at each spot.
  • Cheers to all-night $5 Oktoberfest beers at this Williamsburg celebration of the favorite beer holiday. Your ticket gets you dinner and a free pour. Stick around for live polka music, games, contents, and a huge raffle.
  • Head to Clove Lakes Park for live music, unlimited beer and champagne, a full buffet, and a stunning variety or raw, grilled, and fried oysters — all in support of breast cancer awareness.
  • Put on your best tie-dye and trip back in time to the 1960s at this immersive psychedelic experience, featuring live retro visuals, music by Ellis Ashbrook, and incredible performances that will leave you feeling higher than high.
  • Escape the heat and eat some sweets at the Gowanus offices of the French baking company Michel et Augustin, featuring cookie tastings, baking classes, and more surprises.
  • The Schomburg Center celebrates the golden age of hip hop and R&B with a '90s-themed edition of their monthly extended-hours party. Check out their current exhibitions, "A Ballad For Harlem" and "Femmetography: The Gaze Shifted," as you enjoy live DJs and dance all night.
  • Grab your souvenir mug and savor unlimited tastings beneath the Long Island City skyline at the fourth annual Queens Beer Festival. Enjoy live DJs, vendors and food on site, and over 50 beers from all over the five boroughs and beyond.
  • Check out the quickly-rising Brooklyn synth rock group, Nation of Language, before they make it even bigger, and pick up a copy of their new 7" single on vinyl while you're there.
  • Spend your holiday weeekend honoring the Indigenous Peoples of our country at this free weekend event on Randall's Island, featuring indigenous performers and speakers, food and drink, and much more.
  • Beautiful things happened when visual artist, Aaron Martin, and The Weeks' guitarist, Johny Fisher, joined forces to combine classic Motown and psychedelic vibes. Get down at The Sultan Room to their dreamy storytelling jams.
  • Get up close and personal with stunning burlesque, drag, cabaret, and pole acts on this intimate night of sultry tunes and signature cocktails. Bring cash to tip the dancers and get ready for a subversive evening.
  • Music magazine, Pitchfork, and beer website, October, are hosting their third annual OctFest. The event will feature bands like Parquet Courts, Mogwai, and Screaming Females, plus beers from more than 50 breweries across six continents and eats from around the world.
  • Check out NYC's 28th Annual Fine Art Print Fair, featuring apartment-ready prints from 70 galleries and publishers from ten countries to jumpstart your art collection.
  • By day, Gemma Smith manages a kitten nursery and advocates for rescue animals. By night, she hosts this monthly themed variety show, featuring acts from comedy and magic to music and burlesque.
  • Sake from the Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan gets its smooth, full-bodied flavor from both mineral-filled and soft water in the region. Discover the nuances of this region's magnificent sake varieties and receive 20% off any bottle you purchase.
New York City Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

Renegade San Francisco / Renegade Craft Fair / San Francisco, CA

New York City Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
New York City Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
Collectie van Eventbrite
The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in New York City today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of NYC's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From awesome concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.
The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in New York City today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of NYC's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From awesome concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.
  • Tired of waiting for a seat at that buzzworthy Manhattan speakeasy? Get ready for the VIP experience instead. Skip the lines, sip exclusive cocktails, and explore Midtown's mysterious Prohibition-era history on this evening bar tour.
  • Take a deep breath and enter a bio-luminescent undersea world where you can swim with whales, dance with jellyfish, and take gorgeous photos while learning about oceanic conservation efforts.
  • Celebrate Black Girl Magic with a free screening of this sparkling documentary, plus a DJ, live tribute band, and a Grace Jones–inspired fashion show
  • Looking to brighten up date night? Bring your partner or friend to this clothing-optional body painting class, where you'll adorn each other with neon paint as you glow under the UV lights.
  • Does America still need the electoral college? Hone in on your opinion after you hear from experts and authors on both sides of the debate at this free panel, moderated by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell.
  • Escape into deep space vibes with instrumental electronic funk band, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9), whose end-of-summer tour celebrates the 1969 moon landing. DJs Cut Chemist and Mark Farina spin tracks between sets.
  • Immerse yourself in the modern world of intimacy with product demonstrations, workshops, presentations, and shopping. Free admission includes a goodie bag and a subscription to Sexual Health magazine.
  • Whether you're prepared to ride 25 miles or 100 miles, commuters and distance cyclists alike are invited to join in for a day of group-led bike trips to make new friends and see cool sights.
  • Savor the flavors of fall at this six-course, semi-private autumnal dessert tasting by professional pastry chef, Camari Mick. With each course served aside a carefully-selected beverage, you're guaranteed to have a sweet night.
  • Three SVA alumni who worked as artists on this marvel of a film will answer questions after a free screening with popcorn, snacks, and free virtual reality experiences before the movie starts.
  • This family-friendly event puts science in the palm of your hand. Try flight simulators, experience virtual reality, check out live experiments, listen to talks from famous astrophysicists, and participate in educational activities to spark your love of science and engineering.
  • Immerse yourself in the act of creation with a free indoor-outdoor art party at House of Yes, with interactive installations, live art, local artisans, a huge dance party, and tons of glitter.
  • Celebrate the hard-working honeybee at Queens Botanical Garden's pollinator-themed harvest festival. Taste local honey, beer, and cider, then try themed crafts, meet a beekeper, or make a beehive hat — all backed by live rockabilly music.
  • Come to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden any time in the afternoon and stay until 8 PM for artisanal cocktails and sweet blooms in the sunset. At 6 PM, meet at Magnolia Plaza for a free guided garden tour.
  • Join local running legend, Brandon Wei, for a short, after work–paced run through Manhattan, with lockers and changing rooms available for use at the store.
  • Ready to upgrade your decor from IKEA posters to real art? This favorite local expo features over 400 emerging and established artists selling paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints for as low as $100.
  • Take a tour of the Queens Botanic Garden's beautiful rose garden, then learn how to replicate the colorful blooms on fabric at this beginner-friendly class. You'll leave with a stitching sampler, a frameable embroidered rose, and the skills to continue your new hobby at home.
  • Slip on your heels or suit jacket and get luxuriously lit at the Playboy Club. The official concert afterparty for Russian rap sensation, MOT, will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served by the iconic Playboy Bunnies, alongside live DJs and great vibes.
  • Discover new spices, easy recipes, and plant-based cooking tips at this hands-on cooking class. Learn the history and preparation methods behind four pan-African vegan dishes.
  • Learn how to make your own free kite, decorate it with colors and symbols representing peace and freedom, then watch it soar over Roosevelt Island in recognition of International Peace Day.
  • Pour yourself a crisp glass of cider and get ready to learn a bit of kitchen magic. You'll combine wildflowers, food scraps, and natural dye plants to create rainbow-colored silk scarves at this workshop from North Brooklyn Farms, a beautiful urban farm overlooking Manhattan.
  • See mid-60's NYC through a modern lens with this immersive musical revival that's been re-imagined for the modern world by the Harlem Repertory Theatre.
  • Regular paint-and-sip classes not your thing? Head to Cult Party for a BYOB paint night — boost your art skills and learn to paint creatures like three-eyed cats, mermaid unicorns, and more.
  • Forty members of this non-profit artisan collective will showcase and sell their work at this week's special edition of Grand Bazaar NYC, a curated indoor/outdoor weekend market.
  • This 5K charity race follows the heroic path of Stephen Siller, an FDNY firefighter who ran from Red Hook through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on the morning of 9/11 to help save people at the Twin Towers.
  • Get 15 date nights on the house during this annual season-long cocktail festival. With your "Cocktail Passbook" in hand, you'll hop between 15 of NYC's best bars for a complimentary hand-crafted cocktail at each spot.
  • Cheers to all-night $5 Oktoberfest beers at this Williamsburg celebration of the favorite beer holiday. Your ticket gets you dinner and a free pour. Stick around for live polka music, games, contents, and a huge raffle.
  • Head to Clove Lakes Park for live music, unlimited beer and champagne, a full buffet, and a stunning variety or raw, grilled, and fried oysters — all in support of breast cancer awareness.
  • Put on your best tie-dye and trip back in time to the 1960s at this immersive psychedelic experience, featuring live retro visuals, music by Ellis Ashbrook, and incredible performances that will leave you feeling higher than high.
  • Escape the heat and eat some sweets at the Gowanus offices of the French baking company Michel et Augustin, featuring cookie tastings, baking classes, and more surprises.
  • The Schomburg Center celebrates the golden age of hip hop and R&B with a '90s-themed edition of their monthly extended-hours party. Check out their current exhibitions, "A Ballad For Harlem" and "Femmetography: The Gaze Shifted," as you enjoy live DJs and dance all night.
  • Grab your souvenir mug and savor unlimited tastings beneath the Long Island City skyline at the fourth annual Queens Beer Festival. Enjoy live DJs, vendors and food on site, and over 50 beers from all over the five boroughs and beyond.
  • Check out the quickly-rising Brooklyn synth rock group, Nation of Language, before they make it even bigger, and pick up a copy of their new 7" single on vinyl while you're there.
  • Spend your holiday weeekend honoring the Indigenous Peoples of our country at this free weekend event on Randall's Island, featuring indigenous performers and speakers, food and drink, and much more.
  • Beautiful things happened when visual artist, Aaron Martin, and The Weeks' guitarist, Johny Fisher, joined forces to combine classic Motown and psychedelic vibes. Get down at The Sultan Room to their dreamy storytelling jams.
  • Get up close and personal with stunning burlesque, drag, cabaret, and pole acts on this intimate night of sultry tunes and signature cocktails. Bring cash to tip the dancers and get ready for a subversive evening.
  • Music magazine, Pitchfork, and beer website, October, are hosting their third annual OctFest. The event will feature bands like Parquet Courts, Mogwai, and Screaming Females, plus beers from more than 50 breweries across six continents and eats from around the world.
  • Check out NYC's 28th Annual Fine Art Print Fair, featuring apartment-ready prints from 70 galleries and publishers from ten countries to jumpstart your art collection.
  • By day, Gemma Smith manages a kitten nursery and advocates for rescue animals. By night, she hosts this monthly themed variety show, featuring acts from comedy and magic to music and burlesque.
  • Sake from the Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan gets its smooth, full-bodied flavor from both mineral-filled and soft water in the region. Discover the nuances of this region's magnificent sake varieties and receive 20% off any bottle you purchase.
  • Tired of waiting for a seat at that buzzworthy Manhattan speakeasy? Get ready for the VIP experience instead. Skip the lines, sip exclusive cocktails, and explore Midtown's mysterious Prohibition-era history on this evening bar tour.
  • Take a deep breath and enter a bio-luminescent undersea world where you can swim with whales, dance with jellyfish, and take gorgeous photos while learning about oceanic conservation efforts.
  • Celebrate Black Girl Magic with a free screening of this sparkling documentary, plus a DJ, live tribute band, and a Grace Jones–inspired fashion show
  • Looking to brighten up date night? Bring your partner or friend to this clothing-optional body painting class, where you'll adorn each other with neon paint as you glow under the UV lights.
  • Does America still need the electoral college? Hone in on your opinion after you hear from experts and authors on both sides of the debate at this free panel, moderated by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell.
  • Escape into deep space vibes with instrumental electronic funk band, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9), whose end-of-summer tour celebrates the 1969 moon landing. DJs Cut Chemist and Mark Farina spin tracks between sets.
  • Immerse yourself in the modern world of intimacy with product demonstrations, workshops, presentations, and shopping. Free admission includes a goodie bag and a subscription to Sexual Health magazine.
  • Whether you're prepared to ride 25 miles or 100 miles, commuters and distance cyclists alike are invited to join in for a day of group-led bike trips to make new friends and see cool sights.
  • Savor the flavors of fall at this six-course, semi-private autumnal dessert tasting by professional pastry chef, Camari Mick. With each course served aside a carefully-selected beverage, you're guaranteed to have a sweet night.
  • Three SVA alumni who worked as artists on this marvel of a film will answer questions after a free screening with popcorn, snacks, and free virtual reality experiences before the movie starts.
  • This family-friendly event puts science in the palm of your hand. Try flight simulators, experience virtual reality, check out live experiments, listen to talks from famous astrophysicists, and participate in educational activities to spark your love of science and engineering.
  • Immerse yourself in the act of creation with a free indoor-outdoor art party at House of Yes, with interactive installations, live art, local artisans, a huge dance party, and tons of glitter.
  • Celebrate the hard-working honeybee at Queens Botanical Garden's pollinator-themed harvest festival. Taste local honey, beer, and cider, then try themed crafts, meet a beekeper, or make a beehive hat — all backed by live rockabilly music.
  • Come to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden any time in the afternoon and stay until 8 PM for artisanal cocktails and sweet blooms in the sunset. At 6 PM, meet at Magnolia Plaza for a free guided garden tour.
  • Join local running legend, Brandon Wei, for a short, after work–paced run through Manhattan, with lockers and changing rooms available for use at the store.
  • Ready to upgrade your decor from IKEA posters to real art? This favorite local expo features over 400 emerging and established artists selling paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints for as low as $100.
  • Take a tour of the Queens Botanic Garden's beautiful rose garden, then learn how to replicate the colorful blooms on fabric at this beginner-friendly class. You'll leave with a stitching sampler, a frameable embroidered rose, and the skills to continue your new hobby at home.
  • Slip on your heels or suit jacket and get luxuriously lit at the Playboy Club. The official concert afterparty for Russian rap sensation, MOT, will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served by the iconic Playboy Bunnies, alongside live DJs and great vibes.
  • Discover new spices, easy recipes, and plant-based cooking tips at this hands-on cooking class. Learn the history and preparation methods behind four pan-African vegan dishes.
  • Learn how to make your own free kite, decorate it with colors and symbols representing peace and freedom, then watch it soar over Roosevelt Island in recognition of International Peace Day.
  • Pour yourself a crisp glass of cider and get ready to learn a bit of kitchen magic. You'll combine wildflowers, food scraps, and natural dye plants to create rainbow-colored silk scarves at this workshop from North Brooklyn Farms, a beautiful urban farm overlooking Manhattan.
  • See mid-60's NYC through a modern lens with this immersive musical revival that's been re-imagined for the modern world by the Harlem Repertory Theatre.
  • Regular paint-and-sip classes not your thing? Head to Cult Party for a BYOB paint night — boost your art skills and learn to paint creatures like three-eyed cats, mermaid unicorns, and more.
  • Forty members of this non-profit artisan collective will showcase and sell their work at this week's special edition of Grand Bazaar NYC, a curated indoor/outdoor weekend market.
  • This 5K charity race follows the heroic path of Stephen Siller, an FDNY firefighter who ran from Red Hook through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on the morning of 9/11 to help save people at the Twin Towers.
  • Get 15 date nights on the house during this annual season-long cocktail festival. With your "Cocktail Passbook" in hand, you'll hop between 15 of NYC's best bars for a complimentary hand-crafted cocktail at each spot.
  • Cheers to all-night $5 Oktoberfest beers at this Williamsburg celebration of the favorite beer holiday. Your ticket gets you dinner and a free pour. Stick around for live polka music, games, contents, and a huge raffle.
  • Head to Clove Lakes Park for live music, unlimited beer and champagne, a full buffet, and a stunning variety or raw, grilled, and fried oysters — all in support of breast cancer awareness.
  • Put on your best tie-dye and trip back in time to the 1960s at this immersive psychedelic experience, featuring live retro visuals, music by Ellis Ashbrook, and incredible performances that will leave you feeling higher than high.
  • Escape the heat and eat some sweets at the Gowanus offices of the French baking company Michel et Augustin, featuring cookie tastings, baking classes, and more surprises.
  • The Schomburg Center celebrates the golden age of hip hop and R&B with a '90s-themed edition of their monthly extended-hours party. Check out their current exhibitions, "A Ballad For Harlem" and "Femmetography: The Gaze Shifted," as you enjoy live DJs and dance all night.
  • Grab your souvenir mug and savor unlimited tastings beneath the Long Island City skyline at the fourth annual Queens Beer Festival. Enjoy live DJs, vendors and food on site, and over 50 beers from all over the five boroughs and beyond.
  • Check out the quickly-rising Brooklyn synth rock group, Nation of Language, before they make it even bigger, and pick up a copy of their new 7" single on vinyl while you're there.
  • Spend your holiday weeekend honoring the Indigenous Peoples of our country at this free weekend event on Randall's Island, featuring indigenous performers and speakers, food and drink, and much more.
  • Beautiful things happened when visual artist, Aaron Martin, and The Weeks' guitarist, Johny Fisher, joined forces to combine classic Motown and psychedelic vibes. Get down at The Sultan Room to their dreamy storytelling jams.
  • Get up close and personal with stunning burlesque, drag, cabaret, and pole acts on this intimate night of sultry tunes and signature cocktails. Bring cash to tip the dancers and get ready for a subversive evening.
  • Music magazine, Pitchfork, and beer website, October, are hosting their third annual OctFest. The event will feature bands like Parquet Courts, Mogwai, and Screaming Females, plus beers from more than 50 breweries across six continents and eats from around the world.
  • Check out NYC's 28th Annual Fine Art Print Fair, featuring apartment-ready prints from 70 galleries and publishers from ten countries to jumpstart your art collection.
  • By day, Gemma Smith manages a kitten nursery and advocates for rescue animals. By night, she hosts this monthly themed variety show, featuring acts from comedy and magic to music and burlesque.
  • Sake from the Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan gets its smooth, full-bodied flavor from both mineral-filled and soft water in the region. Discover the nuances of this region's magnificent sake varieties and receive 20% off any bottle you purchase.