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Treats & Eats
1. It's October, which means it's prime oyster season! If you're an ostreophile, then you must attend Oyster Bay's 32nd Annual Oyster Festival: "The Oyster Festival has live entertainment, tall ships, pirate shows, midway rides, art, oyster eating and shucking contests, and a seafood court in Oyster Bay on Long Island." As the east coast's largest waterfront oyster festival, it's a must-attend event. Also, it's free! Take an easy ride on the LIRR, or enjoy a drive, admiring the fall foliage along the way.
2. This weekend is the NYC Wine and Food Festival, with events, seminars, classes, and tastings Thursday-Sunday all around the city. "After seven successful years, the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (NYCWFF) is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! NYCWFF is a charity event. 100% of the net proceeds benefit Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America and in the five boroughs." Events range in price so check out the schedule and attend an event for a great cause right here in NYC!
Sights & Sounds
1. There's so much fun stuff happening this weekend that I had a hard time selecting 2 options. In the end, I went with Back to the Future in Concert, 30th Anniversary with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday 10/15 and Friday 10/16. The iconic film will be presented on the big screen with David Newman conducting the NJSO, who will be performing Alan Silvestri’s score live, in sync with the original picture! Plus, enjoy 20 minutes of new music that Silvestri added for this live concert production.
2. Then, there's the annual Open House New York Weekend, where hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit - with tours, talks, performances, and other special events happening on both the 17th and 18th. Check out the guide of all of the locations to plan your weekend. Most of the tours can be attended/sites visited during the dates and hours listed, free of charge, with no reservations required, as shown listed in the guide. However, a few sites do require advance reservations and a have $5 fee per visitor.
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