So there’s this annual thing that happens where it starts to get colder and you start to wear some really handsome jackets and attend whiskey festivals. Okay, so maybe that last one’s new this year. Whatever the case, fall and winter are coming, and here’s what you can’t miss...
Your Fall and Winter, Planned
All the Jack-o’-Lanterns Are Here
If one carved pumpkin is entertaining, just imagine how great 5,000 will be. Then just imagine how great it’ll be when you create an entire bridge out of them, and then add acrobats and cake. Oh, hey, look, you’re imagining this thing you can do during the fall.
A Whole Festival Devoted to Whiskey
Nothing keeps you warm during the fall like a good jacket. Or a strong fire. Or a whiskey expo featuring 300 of your favorite brown spirits for sampling. Maybe leave a few for next year.
26.2 Miles of Suffering and Glory
Running through every borough on a single chilly November day: grueling. Watching people do it: inspirational. The New York City Marathon is happening, and it’s your first great opportunity of the fall to fill a thermos with “hot chocolate” and cheer on a couple thousand crazy people... we mean, athletes.
Outdoor Holiday Shopping Happens Here
Question: where do Momofuku Milk Bar, crepes, grass-fed beef jerky and all the holiday gifts you need for everyone in your life actually come from? Answer: it doesn’t matter, because they’re all at the Union Square Holiday Market this year.
The Most Famous Tree in the World
30,000 LED lights. About 100 feet tall. 550 pounds of Swarovski crystals topping it. That’s right, it’s your Christmas tree this year. Kidding—it’s obviously Rockefeller Center’s shrub, which gets lit for the first time of the year on December 3. Must be a heck of a plug.