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10 Fun Things You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekend In NYC: Sep 17-19

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10 Fun Things You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekend In NYC: Sep 17-19

We’ve got your weekend plans ready!

Whether you want to take a last summer getaway or spend the night in a magical castle, we’ve got you covered!

Here are our top 10 plans we know you’ll enjoy this weekend:

1. Friday will be NYC’s last 7 p.m. sunset until March 2022

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Seems we were just saying adios to 8 p.m. sunsets, and alas, now we must give a tearful goodbye to 7 p.m. sunsets as Friday, September 17th will be the last 7 p.m. sunset until March 2022. At least we can look forward to Daylights Savings in November, but until then, expect it to be getting darker a lot sooner! Learn more here.

2. 10 best all-you-can-eat restaurants in NYC

Who doesn’t love a good deal? At these 10 spots in NYC, you can eat as much as your stomach will fit! Varying from buffet-style to unlimited pasta deals to sushi and more, there’s sure to be something you’ll like. See here for the full list!

3. This castle bed & breakfast in upstate NY will transport you to a fairytale wonderland

Step into a magical storybook at this B&B only 75 miles north of NYC. Located right in the middle of the Hudson Valley, you’ll get to spend your time in a medieval castle complete with a moat swimming pool, medieval decor, and a balcony overlooking the courtyard. And if you get in a fight with whomever you’re staying with, just send them to the dungeon room…no really, there’s a dungeon room! Find out more about this enchanting stay here.

4. 10 best orchards for apple picking near New York City


Yes, it’s already that time of year! With a lovely weekend forecast, spend one of your days at the orchard picking deliciously crisp apples to kick off cozy season! All of them are located just outside of the city, perfect for a weekend trip. See the full list of orchards here.


5. This must-visit shop in the East Village is part bookstore, part wine bar

Book Club Bar / Lisa Balzofiore Photography

Does cozying into a leather chair with books engulfing you and a wine glass in hand sound like your dream night? We know just the spot for you! Check out East Village’s very own hidden gem, Book Club Bar. This under-the-radar spot is not only a local independent book store, but a wine bar as well! See more about this spot here.

6. 10 places to go pumpkin picking near NYC this fall

Pexels via James Wheeler

You’re guaranteed to find the perfect pumpkin at one of these 10 best places to go pumpkin picking near NYC—and they’re all less than two hours away! Most of them have other fall festivities like corn mazes, hayrides, and all the baked goodies of your dreams. Check here for the full list of pumpkin patches you need to check out this fall.

7. The Feast of San Gennaro returns to Little Italy for its 95th anniversary


For its 95th anniversary, the Feast of San Gennaro returns to the streets of Little Italy after a two year hiatus due to COVID-19. Prepare to stuff your face with all the pizza and cannoli’s you can fit because there are endless Italian favorites to fill up on. Join the 11 day celebration and watch one of the many religious processions, parades, and other exciting activities going on. For the full guide of this year’s festival, read here.

8. Get a first look inside the Brooklyn Museum’s dazzling Dior exhibit

Installation view, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Brooklyn Museum, September 10, 2021–February 20, 2022. (Photo: Paul Vu)

New to the Brooklyn Museum is the fabulous Dior exhibit that is an absolute fashion-lovers dream! Learn about the famous designer and the history of the House of Dior, all the while admiring over 200 haute couture garments. See incredible archives and of course, some gorgeous dresses in this very special exhibit. Discover more information here.

9. 10 charming summer getaways only a quick trip from NYC


With only five days of summer left, it’s time to make the most of NYC’s favorite season and take advantage of the last few days of good weather. Take a quick trip from NYC and explore the beautiful Catskills or the scenic beaches on Long Island. You deserve it! See here for the full list of destinations sure to solve your wanderlust.

10. Bryant Park’s iconic free movie nights are back for the summer

Angelito Jusay/Bryant Park

Everyone loves free stuff, and with summer coming to a close, you only have two more opportunities to catch a free flick at Bryant Park. Take your pick of Phantom of the Opera or Mrs. Doubtfire and grab some friends to spread out on the luxurious lawn and enjoy a film under the stars! Read more here.

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