The holidays season begins with concerts, events. Through October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month, Crossing The Line Festival continues to October 28th celebrating its 15th anniversary and until October 16th the New York Film Festival with over 40 different films from very different genres will be presented. Locations include the Walter Reade Theater, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center and Alice Tully Hall (all at Film at Lincoln Center). In addition, all boroughs are represented, as there are public festival screenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Staten Island.
Admission is free to one of fall’s must-see fashion exhibits.
The Museum at FIT presents a free show called Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion exploring how the rose has influenced the way we look, dress, feel, and fantasize. The rose and the savage thorns that protect it—along with the symbolism and myths it has inspired—have long affected designers of fashionable dress, textiles, and accessories. This major exhibition foregrounded innovative and experimental designs, while recognizing that wearing or holding a rose can be transformative. The show runs until November 28th.
Tis the time to actually enjoy New York with Open Streets Columbus Avenue (every Sunday) from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- October 2, 2022
- October 9, 2022
- October 16, 2022
- October 23, 2022
- October 30, 2022
10/1 -2: Curtain Up Broadway Festival See line up here.
10/4: International Tacos Day
10/ 6 -9: Comic Con. Meet your favorite childhood actors, see the writers of the comic series you love and other legends of the industry. Cosplay is a very popular at the Jacob Javits Center.
10/7 – 9: The New Yorker Festival. The biggest names in politics, literature, film, music, art, and pop culture on panels, discussions, and performances.
10/7 – 9: The New York Coffee Festival. Celebrate the amazing specialty coffee scene with all profits going to charity (Project Waterfall) and the best coffee in town.
10/10: Columbus Day and the Columbus Day Parade. The parade starts at Fifth Avenue on the corner 44th Street. It heads north up to 72nd Street (start: 11:30 AM, end: 3:00 PM).
10/13 -15: New York City Wine & Food Festival. More than 80 events over 4 days. There’s everything from tastings of America’s favorite foods to intimate dinners with world-renowned chefs, cooking classes, nutrition seminars, wine tasting, and parties. Prepared and served by America’s favorite food stars.
10/16: NYC Autumn Bazaar. Grand Bazaar hosts a seasonal version of its iconic flea market. The market takes place on Sundays on the Upper West Side yearlong but pulls out all the stops for this event. Antiques, furniture, vintage clothing, jewelry, and crafts, plus delicious local cuisine.
10/21 – 23: Open House New York Weekend Festival. This allows tourists and New Yorker’s to access the city’s main buildings for 3 days. There will be tours, lectures, performances and events around the meaning of architecture and urban design. For more click here.
10/31: The Annual Pumpkin Flotilla at Central Park. As is gets dark (6:30 pm), carved pumpkins are released into the Harlem Meer and will be float around for 30 minutes. The spectacle draws hundreds of visitors.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.