NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Fall is in full swing in the Tri-State area, meaning there’s plenty of autumn festival, pumpkin patches and haunted houses to explore.
While we love a good fall activity, that doesn’t have to be the only thing you do this weekend.
From New York City’s annual “Cupcake Run” to a festival celebrating all things coffee, here’s our top picks for things to do this weekend.
If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit – what better way than to go ghost hunting in the heart of New York City? This walking tour will take you through some of the most notable locations in the city that are speculated to be haunted by a number of ghosts – you may even see Mark Twain himself.
When: Friday Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Washington Square Arch (Manhattan, N.Y.)
Rap star Post Malone is bringing his “Runaway Tour” to New Jersey this weekend in Atlantic City. Get your tickets now and head down to hear all the hits from his latest album, including “Circles” and “Saint Tropez.”
When: Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m.
Where: Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City, N.J.)
The New York City Coffee Festival is back and better than ever with over 25 “roast masters.” Stop by the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend to sample the best roasts from all vendors, see how to create your own latte art, boost your coffee knowledge at workshops and so much more.
When: Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13
Where: Metropolitan Pavillion (Manhattan, N.Y.)
Price: $30 to $110
Halloween is fast approaching and there’s no better way to celebrate than challenging yourself to make it through New York City’s scariest haunted house. The 10,000-square foot house of horrors is designed to be the “most intense, creep and scream inducing” haunted house in all five boroughs. Do you have what it takes to get through it all?
When: Runs through Saturday, Nov. 9
Where: Blood Manor (Manhattan, N.Y.)
Price: Starting at $35
In celebration of the NFL’s 100th season, the Paley Center for Media is hosting a unique exhibition celebrating all things football. If you are a self-proclaimed football fanatic, stop by this weekend and get an exclusive look at all 53 Super Bowl rings, special NFL photo moments and you can even join a tailgating and NFL watch party.
When: Runs through Sunday, Oct. 27
Where: Paley Center for Media (Manhattan, N.Y.)
If you’re looking for a fall festival, head over to Long Beach this weekend for a day full of hay rides, live music, pumpkin picking and more. Come dressed in costume and join the parade that kicks off at noon.
When: Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.
Where: Kennedy Plaza (Long Beach, N.Y.)
Price: Free, fees are charged for some attractions
Challenge yourself this weekend by taking part in the sweetest 5K run in all of New York City. Run through scenic Astoria Park to raise money for New York Cares while enjoy three cupcakes from local vendors throughout the city.
When: Saturday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m.
Where: Astoria Park (Queens, N.Y.)
Price: $45 to $60
Do you know a couple preparing to tie the knot? If so, bring them to Madison Avenue this weekend for all things wedding planning. Get the chance to meet over 20 world-renowned bridal designers, witness exclusive experiences for over 30 luxury retailers and take part in a treasure hunt for a chance to win unique prizes!
When: Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct 13
Where: Madison Avenue (Manhattan, N.Y.)
“Brave” signer Sara Bareilles is on tour with Emily King to promote her new album, “Amidst the Chaos.” The show stops by Madison Square Garden this weekend so get your tickets now for a night you’re sure to remember.
When: Sunday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.
Where: Madison Square Garden
Price: Starting at $55
The biggest block party in New York City will take place in Downtown Brooklyn this weekend in celebration of public schools in the five boroughs. Future Festival will feature a variety of activities that celebrates the 1.1 million public school students across NYC, and the tireless efforts of the teachers, principals, and parents that make public schools what they are.
When: Sunday, Oct. 13 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Where: Borough Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
If you’re looking to celebrate all things Italian before Columbus Day, head to Connecticut for a festival of Italian culture and traditions that includes live entertainment, activities and a variety of the most authentic Italian foods.
When: Sunday, Oct. 13 (11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Where: Columbus Park (Stamford, Conn.)