pencil it in: start october off right

October 4- 7: Well, Semi- Affordable 

It’s that time of year when the (semi) Affordable Art Fair comes back to NYC. Dozens of galleries come under one roof for this four day affair showcase of discounted art. All the work for sale will be under $10,000 with half costing less than half of that (a steal really). Even if this fair is still not so affordable, come anyway to check out unique pieces from artists across the globe. The Tunnel, 269 11th Ave, Fri 12- 8 PM, Sat 11 AM- 8 PM, Sun 11 AM- 6 PM, general admission $12, students & seniors $10, Friday 5- 8 PM free

October 4-8: If you can’t make it to Munich…

… Let Munich come to you. Through Monday, Penn Plaza will host its’ own rendition of Munich’s Oktoberfest celebration. The massive extravaganza will be hosted inside a 6,000 square foot tent hall and come complete with brews brought straight from Munich as well as traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest snacks. 1 Penn Plaza (33rd St. and 8th Ave), Mon- Fri 5 PM- 12 AM, Sat & Sun 12 PM- 12 AM 

October 6: Beer in Brooklyn

The Village Voice hosts it’s second annual Brooklyn Pour even this Saturday at Skylight One Hanson. The craft beer festival will bring together impecable local brews with well known national favorites. The $45 ticket gives you entry to the event including samples of the over 100 beers present as well as live music, performance and other standard festival fare. Full event info and ticket purchase information can be found here. Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 1- 4 PM & 6- 9 PM, $45

October 6-7: The Ultimate in Voyeurism 

Ever try to peak through the windows into some of NYC’s most lavish abodes? Well, this you can stop the lurking and actually venture inside. openhousenewyork opens the doors to some of New York City’s most iconic and extravagant spaces, from bedrooms and boardrooms to crypts and everything in between. Full event overview and schedule information for tours across the boroughs can be found at Various locations, various times

October 7: The Big Apple

For those who can’t get out of the city to go apple picking, you are in luck. This Sunday, the Queens County Farm Museum will host it’s annual Apple Festival including traditional activities such as hayrides and cider drinking as well as the making of the world’s largest apple cobbler. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY, 11 AM- 4 PM, free 

October 11-14: New York Food and Wine  Festival 

The iconic New York festival is back for another round. Hosted by the Food Network,  Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Paula Deen, Gabrielle Hamilton and Anthony Bourdain are a few of the celebrity chefs on board. Events include a Shabbat dinner and Korean feast among others. Visit the official festival site for a full event schedule and ticket information. Various venues, times and prices

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