Best Things to Do in NYC this Weekend (Oct 7-9)

Is everyone ready to celebrate with the local coffee scene's roasters, baristas, and pioneers? This weekend marks the return of the much-heralded New York Coffee Festival.

The New York Coffee Festival

David Geffen Hall will reopen on October 8 following a $550 million renovation. New York's classical music scene is more accessible and modern.

David Geffen Hall's inaugural weekend

From 44th to 72nd Street, a parade up Fifth Avenue will feature floats, bands, and more than 100 marching groups. This NYC institution's 78th annual celebration is on Oct. 10.

Columbus Day Parade

The Shops at Hudson Yards will turn lilies, carnations, orchids, and more types of roses than you can imagine into larger-than-life floral sculptures honouring remarkable women throughout history.


This Saturday, Fort Washington Park will host readings from a children's book inspired by Manhattan's last remaining lighthouse, live music, food, art vendors, and Urban Park Rangers lectures.

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

Artmageddon returns on October 9 with 125 artists and 50 musicians in 50 venues. During this Brooklyn festival, visitors can tour "Victorian Flatbush" for free.


Time Out Market hosts an Oktoberfest every Saturday with live music, freebies, and stein-holding contests. You can enjoy beers from Brooklyn Brewery, Evil Twin Brewing, Five Points Brewing Co., and Sixpoint Brewery.

Brooklyn Oktoberfest

The inaugural Seaport Pumpkin Fest is now taking place. In November, the Pumpkin Arch and Pumpkin Patch will still be available for pictures, decorations, and seasonal deals.

Seaport Pumpkin Fest

Clinton Hill's Myrtle Avenue Artists Market sells handmade crafts. Over 25 local artists and artisans will sell jewellery, paintings, clothes, and accessories on the 8th and 15th.

Myrtle Avenue Artists Market

New York Comic Con 2022 is North America's premier pop culture convention. This year's live event is October 6-9 and contains seminars, celebrity guests, and more cosplay than you can think.

New York Comic Con 2022