Pass the cider – fall’s here, y’all!
Not sure about you, but today I waved the white flag, and opted for not only tall rain boots but also a thick, fluffy sweater. The weather outside in NYC leaves much to be desired, but there are still some great things in store this weekend in NYC, if you don’t mind braving Joaquin to get there!
Since we’re at the start of October, this weekend of course means it’s time for Target’s First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum. Free entrance to a museum might be just what the doctor ordered this Saturday. If you haven’t been yet to the new Whitney Museum, this weekend might also be a good one to check out their current Frank Stella exhibit, which looks to be amazing. Weather is looking more promising for Sunday, just in time for the annual L.E.S. Pickle Day. The event kicks off at noon and runs through 5pm. For something completely different, there’s also the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park. Turkey leg, anyone?
I attended an event recently at Facebook where they told us that 30% of people complete their holiday shopping by Halloween. Scary. If you’re looking (like me) to get started on yours, don’t miss out on Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family sale, which runs through the weekend. There’s also a 40% off sale running this weekend at Banana Republic on all regularly priced sweaters in case, like me, all you can think about right now is layering up. There’s also a Power of Pink shop open currently on Rue La La, with a portion of sales going towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Brides-to-be take note, there are a number of upcoming trunk shows at the fabulous Gabriella Bridal. You can book appointments here. Bliss by Monique Lhuillier will be October 16-18, Sara Gabriel (my bridal accessory fave) will be there October 21-22. Liz Martinez will be there October 23-25. Marchesa will be there as well from October 30-November 1.
It’s just past the weekend window, but on Tuesday you can catch Sara Bareilles in conversation with Ben Folds at BAM. What a power combo. Bareilles will be discussing the release of her new book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (so far) in Song.
Many places have been doing this since early September (but I have this on the brain since it’s on my agenda for the weekend) but don’t forget ’tis the season for apple picking! If you’re still looking to squeeze in a visit, here are some great places in the NYC metro area. I’d suggest connecting with wherever you’re thinking of visiting just to be extra sure they still have apples before you visit. Most will require a car to get there, but well worth the trip for some fresh air for the day.
- Masker Orchards – Warwick, NY
- Wright’s Farm – Gardiner, NY
- Applewood Orchards & Winery – Warwick, NY
- Outhouse Orchards – New Salem, NY
- Harbes Farm & Orchard – Riverhead, NY
- Barton Orchards – Poughquag, NY
- Stuart’s Farm – Granite Springs, NY
- Love Apple Farm – Ghent, NY
- Stone Ridge Orchard – Stone Ridge, NY
If you’re like me, October weekends are filling up quickly. If you’re looking to add some more into the mix, Rodale’s Farm2Fork Festival running October 24-25 boasts quite the line-up. The event is taking place at 50 N 3rd Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There’s Bites of Brooklyn on Saturday 11am–3pm, a Slow Down Dinner on Saturday 7pm–10pm, and finally Farm Feast Brunch on Sunday 11am–2pm. For a limited time, you can get 30% off your tickets using code TONY for 30% off.
Hope it’s a good one, and see you on the flip-side!