Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NYC Fall Guide 2014

Yesterday it officially became Fall around the country and most importantly in NYC. Obsessed would be an understatement when it comes talking about all Fall related things and activities. Heck, even The Onion got in on the fun especially when it comes to searching for the perfect mate - I'm looking at you. I'm beyond excited for layering clothing, donning my favorite hat and scarves, drinking/eating anything pumpkin flavored and of course having some adventures all around the city this season. Check out my top 10 things to do all over NYC this Fall. Who's in?

1. "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe", Sept 10th - Feb 15th
Head on over to the Brooklyn Museum and feast your eyes on the latest exhibit featuring fetish footwear from the 16th century to present day. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, these shoes will sure to attract attention from both women and men alike.

2. This Is Our Youth, Sept 11th - Jan 4th
There is a lot of really good theater hitting the great white way this season that you don't want to miss out on. If you were going to select only one show to see, head on over to the Court Theater and get tickets to This Is Our Youth. This star studded cast features Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson at their finest. I saw it on Monday and absolutely LOVED it.

3. 52nd Annual New York Film Festival, Sept 26th - Oct 12th
This Friday the most anticipated film of the Fall debuts at the NYFF, Gone Girl. David Fincher brings Gillian Flynn's phenomenally successful best selling book to life. This film is anticipated to be a great work of popular art by one of our best filmmakers. If you miss Gone Girl, there a handful of other films making their debut over the next couple of weeks. I want to snag tickets to Birdman, what about you?

4. Chile Pepper Festival, Sept 27th
Head on over to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and check out one of the longest-running festivals on the East Cost. BBG's Chile Pepper Festival features a full day of fiery live music live music and dance performances from international musicians; unique culinary creations showcasing chile peppers, spicy chocolates and more. Feeling hot, hot hot...

5. Blood Manor, Oct 3rd - Nov 8th
I am a sucker for Halloween and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than checking out NYC's premiere haunted house at Blood Manor. Sitting on your couch in the dark watching The Shinning can only get you so far, go exercise your lungs with a good scream at this spectacular spooky place.

6. Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking Weekends, Oct 4th - Oct 26th
Escape the city on Saturday and venture out to Long Island to grab a pumpkin from Decker Farmer.
For just $5, enjoy a fun filled day at this historic 1800 farm, take a tour, join a hayride, stalk the corn maze, get your face painted and of course take home a pumpkin. After that, I plan on having some peeps over to crave pumpkins this year.

7. Stargazing on the Highline, Every Tuesday Till Oct 28th
There is nothing more beautiful then looking up at the night sky and feasting your eyes on the stars. You don't have to leave NYC to see the stars, beginning at dusk, head on over to the Highline between West 13th and 14th Streets, and gaze at the stars, planets and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association. You can even chat with the experts about the sights you see.
8. Cider Week NYC, Oct 22nd - Nov 4th
Over 200 bars, restaurants and markets all over the city will turn their attention to the season's best spiked apple spirits. Enjoy cider-pairing classes and tap takeovers spotlighting local cideries, including Bellwether, Bad See, and Harvest Moon. For more info, look here.

9. Canstruction, Nov 6th - Nov 20th
Each year, teams of architects (some of my best guy friends), engineers and designers build large-scale sculptures out of canned food for this competition food drive. A total of 26 entries will be displayed and judged in categories including Best Use of Labels, Most Cans and People's choice; my favorite from last year was the infamous pasta scene from Lady & The Tramp, made entirely out of cans. For more info check here.

10. Radio City Stage Tour, Till Dec 26th
Take a magical look inside the Art Deco theater including a look at the Roxy Suite. Who wouldn't want a meet-and-greet with a Rockette, or glimpse at the VIP-signed guest book or even pose digitally re-created version of the vaunted Rockette kick line? I mean I know I would. Tours leave every half hour... a five, six, seven, eight.

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