NYC weekend things to do…

NYC weekend things to do, October 12th, 13th and 14th, 2019, suggested activities…

Autumn’s first three-day weekend brings a host of activities for all ages and interests. Try coffee mania, wine and food for charity, cloudspotting, pumpkins and blessing the animals at an historic church. Here’s what we found to keep you busy this weekend.

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Enjoy a weekend with friends and family…

Things to do in New York October 12th, 13th & 14th

#1 The New York Coffee Festival

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The New York Coffee Festival actually starts Friday. Caffeine can’t wait.

“Get extraordinarily buzzed at the fifth-annual New York Coffee Festival“. — The Gothamist

Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St., Manhattan Get tickets. $30 buys all the coffee you can drink plus the festivities.

#2 New York City Wine and Food Festival

Food porn: Greek Salad

NYCWFF is here. It ain’t cheap, but… “100% of the net proceeds benefit Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America and the five boroughs of New York City.”

Worth it at various locations, through Sunday. Click here to check out all the events.

#3 Breathing with Strangers, Snug Harbor, Staten Island

From 2:00 until 5:30 Saturday, try something really different.

Melissa Riker/Kinesis Project dance theatre’s newest large-scale, outdoor performance, Breathing with Strangers, is a ragged, sweeping and surprising love-song to New York City. Dancers appear and disappear as the choreography twists around and within the levels, buildings, and hillsides of Snug Harbor’s Shinbone Alley.

This project invites the audience to witness, interact, and follow the performance — and consider how generous moments between strangers can occur.

WHEN: 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM performances

Getting there easy by mass transit: Take the free Staten Island Ferry, then catch an S40 bus at Gate D to travel too 1000 Richmond Terrace, less than a 10-minute ride. (Let the bus driver know that you want to get off at Snug Harbor.)


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#4 Cloudspotting, Saturday, at the Grand Central Library

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, takes you on an illustrated tour of the sky. 

In this enlightening and entertaining talk, he shows how to recognize many of the varied and beautiful cloud formations, from the fair-weather cotton tufts of Cumulus to the UFO shapes of lenticularis clouds and the surreal undulations of fluctus clouds.

It’s free, but they’d like you to register.

From 2:00 to 4:00 at the Grand Central Library,

Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street, Manhattan…

#5 Pumpkin Patch, Saturday & Monday, Queens Botanical Garden

“QBG’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch is back to bring you the quintessential fall family experience Saturday, October 12 and Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day)!

Patch activities include harvest-themed photo opportunities, pumpkin decorating, crafts, mini-maze, and botanical demonstrations.

QBG charges $10 admission. Face painting for an additional fee.

The Queens Botanical Garden is at 43-50 Main Street, Flushing.

Mass Transit: Take the no. 7 subway or Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing. Then, take the Q44SBS or Q20A/B bus, or walk eight blocks south to QBG along Main Street.

That’s it for this weekend. We hope it keeps everyone busy and passionately active.


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