Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: October 25–27, 2019

Prep for Halloween with a lovely stroll among tombstones.

Photo by Maike Schulz/Courtesy of Green-Wood Cemetery

This weekend, you’ll actually want to walk through a graveyard.

Offbeat

Thousands of candles line the pathways of Green-Wood Cemetery during Nightfall, two unique evenings of “ethereal sights and sounds.” Wander around the historic landscape and prepare for unusual encounters with lovesick (the weekend’s theme) performers, storytellers, and musicians. Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26; 8–11:30 p.m.; 500 25th Street, Brooklyn

Photo by Maike Schulz/Courtesy of Green-Wood Cemetery
Immersive Art

This innovative pop-up will not only give you a 4-D film experience, it will also transport you to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge via 20 channels of sound, custom scents, atmospheric modifications, and an art installation pieced together by 66 million pixels of projection video. Are we in Brooklyn anymore? All proceeds go toward protecting Alaskan land from oil drilling. Thursday, October 24–Sunday, October 27; 25 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of Arctic Refuge Defense Coalition
Eating + Drinking

Fall is the best time to warm up over a roasting fire at Colonia Verde’s Sunday Asado backyard party, even more so because you’ll be in the good hands of the chef behind one of the world’s 50 best restaurants, Mexico City’s Restaurante Nicos. Sunday, October 27; 219 Dekalb Avenue, Fort Greene

Photo courtesy of Colonia Verde
Family Fun

Join artist Leanna Shapton during this seasonal art class, in which kids and parents alike can create colorful pieces of art using only pumpkins, potatoes, and paint! Saturday, October 26; 3:30–4:30 p.m.; Il Florista, 17 West 26th Street (between Sixth Avenue and Broadway), NoMad

More Family Fun!

If you prefer to carve your jack-o-’lantern (and join in on a little competition), Monarch Rooftop Bar is hosting its annual family-friendly Pumpkin Decorating Party with light bites, mocktails, apple bobbing, and fun prizes. Saturday, October 26; noon–3 p.m.; 71 West 35th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Midtown

Photo courtesy of Monarch
Museum

Hans Haacke has been creating works of kinetic, environmental, and conceptual art for more than six decades. The New Museum recognizes his incredible contribution to the arts community in “All Connected,” the artist’s first major American museum exhibition—where you’ll even see the New York premiere of his newest sculpture, Gift Horse. Opens Thursday, October 24; 235 Bowery (between Rivington and Stanton Streets), Nolita

“Hans Haacke: All Connected,” 2019. / Photo by Dario Lasagni/Courtesy of New Museum, New York

Looking for more weekend fun (in or out of a graveyard)? We can help!