Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: October 4–6, 2019

Food! Fashion! Fall! Find it all right here.

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Grab your PSL (just give into it already!) and head to one of the many harvest and food festivals planned for this weekend.

Eating + Drinking

Unconventional location aside, North Brooklyn Farms knows how to throw a proper autumnal harvest festival. Hard cider and pumpkins galore are expected, as well as a hoedown throw-down made for straw hats and dusty cowboy boots. (If you don’t have either, you’re in the perfect neighborhood to thrift Southern vintage threads at the last minute.) Saturday, October 5; 5–9 p.m.; 320 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

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Dance

The days, weeks, and years can pass us by in the blink of an eye—a concept Monica Bill Barnes & Company points out as the troupe encourages viewers to pay attention to the “otherwise lost moments that add up” through its new site-specific dance performance, Days Go By. Thursday, October 3–Sunday, October 6; 7–8 p.m.; Brookfield Place New York, 230 Vesey Street, Financial District

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Shopping

Update your style for the new season at Rent the Runway‘s sample sale, where budget-conscious shoppers can score gently used designer wear and accessories for unheard-of discounts (especially in NYC). Think: Carrie Bradshaw, without the major hit to your (brand-new, supercute) wallet. Through Sunday, October 6; 260 Fifth Avenue (between West 28th and 29th Streets), NoMad

Theater

In Is This a Room, director Tina Satter has taken the transcript from the 2017 interrogation of intelligence leaker Reality Winner and staged it. Winner, then a 25-year-old Air Force linguist, leaked data about Russian interference in the 2016 election. She may be in prison until 2021 for telling the truth. Through Sunday, November 10; Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street (between Fourth Avenue and Irving Place), Gramercy

Festival

The park. The talks. The nights. The city’s foodie event of the year is upon us, and it’s one that never disappoints. Get an up-close look at how your favorite food journalists create new recipes on the NYT Cooking Stage; learn how Osteria Francescana chef and owner Massimo Bottura is feeding the world; and when the sun goes down, get yourself a rezzie at one of the festival’s special multicourse dinners. Saturday October 5 and Sunday, October 6; times and locations vary

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