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Fall Events In Manhattan

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Like any metropolis worth its salt, there is plenty going on in New York City during the Fall. With temperatures still reasonably warm ('Hotumn,' as the New York Times colorfully describes it,) There's no better time of year than now to get out of those apartments in Manhattan and explore the island for some fun things to do. But, which events to target? Manhattan is a big place, and there's a lot going on at all times of the year. Fall, the time of festivals, holidays, and the like, will offer even more to do than usual, so where to focus your energies? While we can't tell you exactly what to do, we can turn you on to a few prominent options. Perhaps one of these will strike your fancy?

Going Out In The Midst Of 'Hotumn

Part of the Fall has already passed us. Those September and early-October events now a memory. One thing that you can do any time during the Autumn, though, is just marvel at the city. Not haphazardly, of course, but in an orderly and quite well-scheduled fashion. The Rooftop Lounge Experience offers the chance to do just that, taking place on select days throughout later-October and through November as well. As described by the tour page:

"Get ready for a night of fun at many of NYC’s finest rooftop bars and lounges. What could be better than enjoying the beautiful Manhattan skyline while sipping a tasty cocktail among friends? NYC nightlife can be a crowded adventure, but has your special entry to the Rooftop Lounge Experience, where you can relax and enjoy an array of rooftop bars and lounges on this evening tour."

You'll be able to relax upon the rooftop bars with your cohort, sipping the finest drinks while staring out upon the city that has inspired countless works of art, literature, and other creative endeavors. Led by your Rooftop Guru, you'll tour areas like the Sky Room in Times Square, which will give you a 360-degree view of the city (with the beautiful Hudson River in the background). Make sure to follow the dress code, then jet about the city's highest vantage points for a wonderful evening.

With Halloween right upon us, you might want to get in on some of the fright-night action, no? The locus for Halloween festivity might well be the 44th Annual Village Halloween Parade (presented by NY1):

"The annual Halloween Parade kicks off at 7pm at Spring and Sixth Avenue, headed all the way up to 16th Street. Beyond extraordinary costumes, expect to see larger-than-life puppets, a group dancing to Thriller, and plenty of spooky, scary, and strange viewers crowding around you to see all the action."

Just be sure you know what you're getting in for. Only those in costume are welcome to join, so you'll need to make sure your Halloween threads are exemplary before hitting the streets. You'll get your fill of excitement, then after the parade is through, it will be time to continue the reveling at the Official After Party.

Taking place at Slake, and well after the kids have been put to bed, the action moves to Midtown for what is described by some as "the wildest party in the city." The club has multiple levels, and each floor will be transformed into a celebration of thrills and terror. Here are the perks:

  • $2500 Costume Contest
  • Witness The Virgin’s Revenge
  • 4 Haunted Dance Floors
  • 6 Ghoulish DJ’s
  • 10,000 Sq Ft of Terror

Death Defying Acrobatics and Shocking Fire Displays!

There's no contest, the Village Halloween Party is the place for the ultimate in Halloween celebration, and the place to be if you want to get your share of Fall kicks in.

For an event that will cost you nothing, you can set up by the New York City Marathon and cheer on the runners as they undertake this grueling test of physical skill:

"Stake out a spot on the 26.3 mile route spanning all five boroughs, make an inspirational poster, and bring a thermos of hot chocolate to make the most of New York’s most famous race."

It's been a storied and celebrated tradition for more than forty years, ever since that first marathon held back in 1970. Last year's marathon had a record number of finishers, 51,394, in increase from 2014's 50,530 finishers. This year's marathon might have even more, if they've got the encouragement from fine citizens like you giving them the will to complete the race.

If you'd like to sample a bit of refinement this Fall, you'd be hard-pressed to find something classier than the New York Whisky Fest. Held on November 16th at the Marriott Marquis, this event will feature more than 400 whiskies from around the world, representing styles like the single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, and craft-distilled whiskies as well. There will be other high-end spirits like rum and cognac on the menu as well, but the whisky is assuredly the main draw for this event.

It's not just about the tasting, either. The Whisky Fest will provide an opportunity to learn about the blends, straight from the masters themselves. Distillers and their representatives will be in copious supply, manning their booths and explaining how the best whisky is made. There will be seminars, running throughout the evening where you can here from the paragons of the whisky community, and glean some of their secrets—for free.

Fall is also the time to prepare for the Christmas season, so if you want to get a head start on some shopping, be sure to check out the Union Square Holiday Market, which opens up on November 16th:

"The Union Square Holiday Market is an internationally renowned Holiday Market located at the heart of New York City, in Union Square Park. Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists."

You're sure to find something for your special someones here, so bring some cash and keep a keen eye out for the perfect gift.

All Available To You From Apartments In Manhattan

One particular apartment building, Renoir House, will provide the perfect respite for after the Fall fun is done. This gorgeous structure is located strategically in The Upper East Side, near much of the finer things the area has to offer. The residences represent the pinnacle of Manhattan living, and the contemporary features will have you wondering why you didn't make the move to such a pristine rental community sooner.