Feel that chill in the air? It means you no longer have to hide in your apartment with your shirt raised in front of the air conditioner. This is fall. The city's very best season. So pull down your shirt, throw on a scarf and do one of these things.
Brooklyn Book Festival
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn; (718) 802-3852
When: Friday-Sunday, various times
The Brooklyn Book Festival invites bibliophiles of all ages to a weekend filled with literary events, film screenings, author appearances, and more. While all events are free, some require tickets which can be acquired at the plaza one hour in advance of the program. Here is a weird video explaining why you should go to this.
Where: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn; (718) 384-3980
When: Starts Friday-September 22, 2011
Price: $11 for film admission, food and drinks vary
This weekend, get your fix of Ryan Gosling, cocktails, and gourmet food at Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema. The theater boasts a full-service restaurant and cafe, but most importantly, movie-goers can enjoy their films with table-side food and service.
Daphne Guinness Exhibit
Where: Museum at FIT
When: Starts Friday-January 7, 2012
The Museum at FIT showcases the fashionable looks of British model, Daphne Guinness, who Tom Ford once called "one of the--if not the--most stylish women living." The exhibit puts the spotlight on roughly 100 of Guinness's pieces, including designs by the late Alexander McQueen.
Willem de Kooning Retrospective
Where: MoMa, 11 W. 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues; (212) 708-9400
When: Starts Sunday-January 9, 2012
Price: Adults general admission $22.50, children free
This Sunday, the Museum of Modern Art launches their first major museum exhibition dedicated to a highly anticipated de Kooning retrospective. The exhibition, which is six years in the making, will takeover the entire sixth floor of the museum and will include de Kooning's Pink Angels and Excavation.
NYC Craft Beer Week
When: Starts Friday-September 25, 2011
Friday kicks off the fourth annual NYC Craft Beer Week with beer crawls and tastings happening all around the city. Check out the event's iPhone and Android apps to make sure your imbibing fun has access to the event's directories, listings, and coveted badges to compete for.
High Line Open Air Films: Trains
Where: High Line, enter at Tenth Avenue and 14th Street; (212) 500-6035
When: Friday, 7:30PM
The High Line celebrates its history with a three night, open-air film series that focuses on both classic and modern day films featuring trains. The first of the three films, All Aboard, is a 28-minute compilation of over 100 films. The last screening of the night is scheduled for 9:30PM.
BMW Guggenheim Lab: Bronx Grub Takes Manhattan
Where: Houston Street and Second Avenue
This Saturday, The BLK ProjeK makes a stop at the BMW Guggenheim Lab to share the tastes of Bronx chefs with local food and engaging discussions on food's social and economic systems. Participants will enjoy food prepared from community gardens and urban farms.
San Gennaro Festival
Where: Mulberry Street between Houston and Canal Streets
When: All weekend-September 25, 2011
Little Italy brings back neighborhood favorite, The Feast of San Gennaro, to Mulberry Street with the festival's classic zeppoles, live music, sausage and peppers, and more. If you live near this festival, you're not a fan. But if you're just passing through, go for it!
Under Pressure Queen and David Bowie Sing-a-long
Where: Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn; (718) 638-4400
When: Sunday, 8PM-11PM
Park Slope's Union Hall opens its doors to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury fans to join together for a night of singing and celebration this Sunday. The raucous event welcomes attendees to costumes, themed drinks, and sing-a-longs to classic songs including Bohemian Rhapsody and Rebel, Rebel.
Hold Steady Show
Where: Beekman Beer Garden
When: Saturday, 6PM-11PM
What better way to finish out the summer than South Street Seaport's Beekman Beer Garden who will play host to indie favorites, The Hold Steady, for a free show this Saturday. The event is hosted by Brooklyn Vegan and Eventbrite.