AWNY Picks: What’s On in October in NYC

We’re heading into cooler days, holiday craze, and the brilliant colors of Autumn. So far we’ve not needed to pull out the sweaters, but this weekend will see us layering up and keeping out of the chill. Hopefully you’ll have the chance to get along to one or two of the great events happening in New York over October, here’s AWNY’s pick of the bunch.

Curated by the AWNY Communications Team

We all experience the emotional highs and lows that come with moving from one side of the world to another. The very popular Emotional Transition of Moving to New York event is being run again in October to help us share our experiences, feel connected, and overcome some of the challenges associated with such a big life change. Two sessions are being run – one during the day on October 14th and one in the evening on October 18th. Further information and to book, visit the AWNY blog post on the event here.

The Dwelling Place, an NYC based charity that provides transitional residence to homeless women in New York, and AWNY’s chosen charity to support in 2016, is hosting it’s annual Fall gala on October 20th. Join the AWNY table for this event by RSVPing here.

Today only! A rainy weekend is a great excuse to browse the Affordable Art Fair and thanks to Van Rensburg galleries, AWNY members can get $10 off the entry price. Not much time left for this event so get in quick. Tickets available here.

If you’re walking around NYC while reading this, looking for a brunch spot, then go and watch the NRL Grand Final replay at The Australian at 12 midday. Great Aussie food and atmosphere and a perfect brunch spot.  Details available here.

The New York Food and Wine Festival starts on October 13th and there is so many events on during the three days you’re sure to find something that appeals. The big-star events aren’t cheap, but there are plenty of fun classes, demonstrations, and walk-around tastings that are budget friendly. Hop on the website and check out the full list here.

Another great festival to experience in New York City is NY54 – the New York Film Festival, now in its 54th year. It is running until October 16th, with showings in or around the Lincoln Centre. Tickets are very reasonably priced and there’s an incredible mix of screenings to choose from. Tickets and info from the website.

From Freight to Flowers – tour The Highline! While it’s unlikely you haven’t yet enjoyed the magic that is The Highline, in October you can join a free tour and learn about the story and history of New York’s park in the sky. Tuesdays at 6.30PM and Saturdays at 10.00AM, running until October 29th. No need to register but it is recommended you arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour to guarantee a spot. More information available here.

Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is a fun, over the top event that you should see at least once in New York. It runs up 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th from 7pm onwards.  The organisers recommend you get there early to secure a good spot. Exact route and more details can be found here.

Photo credit: Joanna Hishon