By: Stefanie DiMartino

As always, there are lots of new and exciting things going on in NYC! Here are my top picks of the best trending events, museum exhibitions, and entertainment to check out for October 21 – 27.



October 27 & 30 | 7p- 9p | $55

Lower Manhattan and Dumbo (Brooklyn Bridge)

Join me for a limited-time-only tour this Halloween season. We will travel together with candle-lit lanterns in hand through some of New York’s spookiest locations. During this tour, we will visit several haunted places; a graveyard known to have a headless ghost, a mass-grave for revolutionary war soldiers, and the spirit of city’s most corrupt politician who died locked in a dirty jail cell. Next, we will cross the Brooklyn Bridge and I’ll share why it is nicknamed the “Bridge of Death”. Plus I’ll talk about why it is the site of the best documented case of alien abduction ever. The tour ends on a beach overlooking the Manhattan skyline that was once controlled by murderous river pirates and today is a site of a ghost ship. This tour is two-hours long and 1.5 miles of walking on mostly flat land.

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NEW YORK TASTE                                                                

 October 21 | 7-9pm | $130 + tax

The Waterfront, 269 11th Avenue, NY, NY 10011

“New York Taste is New York magazine’s signature culinary tasting event that features more than 40 celebrated chefs, mixologists and rising stars on the New York City restaurant scene. New York and Grub Street’s editors and critics curate a list of the city’s top restaurants and bars. Drawing from the popular editorial columns the Absolute Best, Where to Eat, and The Thousand Best, New York Taste helps provide guests with an authentic and diverse taste of the city.” – New York Taste

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October 24 | 6-8pm | $30 | Age 21+

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

Get into the Halloween spirit by carving some pumpkins! “Join us for a Halloween-themed Cocktail & Craft to learn techniques on how to carve your own pumpkin. Sip on an autumnal cocktail and local pumpkin ales while you carve! All materials are included.” – QBG

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October 24 | 7-11pm | $85 | Age 21+

111 West 32nd Street, NY, NY 10001

Kick off Halloween week by visiting the Rosé Mansion for a special event. “Embrace your inner-goddess with an evening dedicated to the Queen of the Nile. We’re throwing a costume party in honor of Cleopatra with ancient characters, Egyptian Burlesque dancers, regal wine cocktails, and lots of the Pharaoh's favorite Rosé. Performances begin after 7:00 PM and continue all weekend! We’re also having a Cleopatra Costume Contest, where one winner will be crowned as the ruler of RoséLand and receive 10 complimentary Rosé Mansion tickets, plus a Cabana Party Package.” – Rosé Mansion

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October 25 | 8-11pm | $125 | Age 21+

 The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, NY, NY 10003

“Celebrating the remarkable and rebellious legacy of whiskey & the people that keep it alive today. This all inclusive ticket grants you access to over 75 types of premium Whiskey, Bourbon, Rye, Scotch and more from Hudson, Finger Lakes, Tennessee, Kentucky, Scotland and other regions... including 15-year and older premiums. Savory tastings and light bites from local culinary favorites. Chance to WIN a Regional Whiskey Cocktail Kit plus a photo booth to capture all the whiskey-fueled fun! Oysters shucked on site presented by Billion Oyster Project, fresh local oysters from Fishers Island and Atlantic Capes oyster farms. The Leroy House serving Smoked Beef Brisket Sausage and Spicy Andouille Sausage served with pickled mustard seeds and house pickles. Les Trois Petits Cochons serving two types of Saucisson and pâté on toast. The Cocktail Parlor satisfying your sweet tooth with Cocktail cupcakes and cookies. Live Music by The Whiskey Treaty and an outdoor terrace cigar lounge with live Cigar Roller from La Rosa Cubana Cigars.” – Whiskey Washback

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October 26 | 7-10pm | $65+ | Age 21+

Harborside Atrium, 153 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ 07311

Check out the Jersey City Craft Distillery fest and take in amazing views of the NYC skyline while enjoying over 100 styles of spirits. “Meet the distillers, master blenders, and other experts who will be in attendance. This is your chance to taste craft-distilled spirits from moonshine to mezcal.  High end rum, cognac, whiskey, vodka, gin, tequila and more at the Harborside Atrium.” – Jersey City Craft Distillery Fest

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Now – November 8 | $38

1 York Street, NY, NY 10013 | Entrance on the corner of 6th Ave & Laight St

“Pixinity is a cool, immersive pop-up art installation in NYC. A digital playground of 10 pixel perfect instagrammable rooms with themes inspired by gaming, pop culture and animation in total 5000 Square Feet Exhibition Space. It’s one of the hot, new things to do in Soho, New York this fall 2019. Travel through a captivating universe for an unforgettable, immersive experience. Navigate your way through a futuristic wonderland full of fun, colorful spaces that feature more than 100 individual pieces of sculptures, pixel art, emoji-like characters, digital and gaming icons, and computer-inspired imagery.” – Pixinity  

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Now – January 5, 2020 | $16

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, NY, NY 10028

“The Last Knight: The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I examines the profound significance of European armor at the dawn of the Renaissance, through the lens of Emperor Maximilian I's (1459–1519) remarkable life. On view only at The Met, The Last Knight coincides with the five-hundredth anniversary of Maximilian's death, and is the most ambitious North American loan exhibition of European arms and armor in decades. Including 180 objects selected from some thirty public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, The Last Knight will explore how Maximilian's unparalleled passion for the trappings and ideals of knighthood served his boundless worldly ambitions, imaginative stratagems, and resolute efforts to forge a lasting personal and family legacy. This exhibition features many works of art on view outside Europe for the first time, including Maximilian's own sumptuous armors that highlight his patronage of the greatest European armorers of his age, as well as related manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, glass, tapestry, and toys, all of which emphasize the emperor's dynastic ambitions and the centrality of chivalry at the imperial court and beyond.” – The Met

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Now – January 5, 2020 | $18

New Museum, 235 Bowery, NY, NY 10002 

“Los Angeles–based artist Carmen Argote (b. 1981, Guadalajara, Mexico) traces, layers, and transforms diverse materials sourced from her surroundings. At the heart of her interdisciplinary practice is a continuous conversation between her own physical form and the location in which she is working—often responding to the various cultural, economic, personal, and historical narratives within a particular site. Informed by this dialogue, many of her works bare vestiges of her body’s interactions with its environment. Working with materials seeped in symbolic significance—such as coffee, pine needles, avocado, and cochineal dye—Argote’s work sheds light on the constantly shifting surface of urban landscapes and her own experience as a Mexican immigrant in the United States. The exhibition’s title, “As Above, So Below,” comes from an aphorism associated with sacred geometry and tarot that construes the terrestrial world as a reflection of the celestial one. The title speaks to the transformative quality of Argote’s work, in which native plants, natural pigments, architecture, and the artist’s body interact with one another alchemically, giving rise to something else entirely.” – The New Museum

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Now – January 19, 2020 | $79+

The Hudson Theatre, 141 West 44th Street, NY, NY 10036

“Following a sold-out world tour, the acclaimed theatrical concert comes to Broadway’s intimate Hudson Theatre for 16 weeks only. David Byrne’s American Utopia delivers “an experience unlike anything else” (Billboard) and marks a major cultural milestone in the worlds of music and theater. Innovative pop/rock icon David Byrne (Talking Heads, Here Lies Love) shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of 11 musical artists from around the globe. With staging and choreography by Annie-B Parson, and with Alex Timbers serving as production consultant (his collaborators on Here Lies Love), David Byrne and ensemble deliver “a marvel of staging and motion” (Chicago Tribune) that’s as surprisingly poignant as it is supremely funky. Don’t miss this “thought-provoking example of the power of live music” (Forbes).” – American Utopia 

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Now - November 30 | $90+

Beaumont Theatre, 150 West 65th Street, NY, NY 10023

“Capturing Johnson’s passionate and aggressive attempts to build a just society for all, The Great Society follows his epic triumph in a landslide election to the agonizing decision not to run for re-election just three years later. It was an era that would define history forever: the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the escalation of the Vietnam War, and the creation of some of the greatest social programs America has ever known—and one man was at the center of it all: LBJ.” – Lincoln Center Theater 

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