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It would be terrible if we skipped from September to November, wouldn't it?

(photo Courtesy of Alstede Farms and Jennifer Larsen)

October's here, along with the autumn chill. Luckily, we have a long weekend ahead to enjoy an extra day of sleeping in with the windows open... When you do manage to roll out of bed, here are some goodies for Columbus Day weekend:

Treats & Eats

1. Nothing screams October like pumpkin picking and hayrides. So, head down to Alstede Farms on Friday or Saturday night to enjoy the Harvest Moon Hayride, where you can "come out for an evening under the moon and the stars with a hayride around [the] farm, walk through [the] corn maze (bring your flashlights) and then settle in at [the] campfire with unlimited hot and cold cider and a down-home country music DJ." They also have s'mores kits to purchase if you want to make it extra special! Don't have a car? Take NJ Transit to Gladstone and find the perfect pumpkin to carve in preparation of Halloween!

2. Looking for something to warm you up instead? Check out The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking at the Soho Playhouse: "Playing at the Huron Club, an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, 'The Imbible' sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails (a Shandy, Ginger Old Fashioned, and a classic G&T) and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters acapella group". If you're out of town enjoying the last long weekend of the year like I am, shows are weekly - Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights - so you can catch it later this month. Cheers!

Sights & Sounds

1. This Saturday TreesCount! 2015 is trying to set a Guinness World Record for most trees counted in one day. WHAT is she talking about? (you're probably thinking). TreesCount! 2015 is NYC Parks’ effort to map and catalogue every street tree on every block in New York City. I've been volunteering and I can't tell you how satisfying it is to be walking along and actually recognize the trees in NYC. Just go to their website (where you can also see maps of everywhere that has been mapped so far), create an account and do the online training before Saturday. The census will only be open to voluntreers (haha!) till the end of the month, so get involved!

2. The 35th annual CMJ Music Festival begins next Tue 13th and continues through Sat 17th. CMJ is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. For one week every October, CMJ features live performances in New York City's storied venues as well as exclusive parties and cutting edge conference events. I'll be honest, I haven't heard of anyone, but Timeout New York has a pretty good guide to the best acts to see here. They will also be hosting a number of incredible conversations, presentations, networking sessions and workshops all week.

As always, if you'd like our help planning your weekend, or booking tickets, let us help!