Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: October 4-6

New York Comic Con
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Weekends are meant to be jammed back with activities and there’s plenty of reasons to get out of the house this time around.

From the east coast’s largest pop culture event to a street festival celebrating pickles – there’s something for everyone on our list.

We did the work, so you don’t have to: Here’s the best things to do in the Tri-State area this weekend.

New York Comic Con

Stop by the Jacob Javits Convention Center between Thursday and Sunday to take place in the east coast’s largest pop culture event. Indulge in all things comics, TV shows, video games, anime and more. Even if you don’t get a chance to get to the convention, people watching might just be as fun as conventiongoers flock to the center in costumes.

When: Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 6

Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

Yankees ALDS Home Games

Playoff baseball returns to the Bronx this weekend. The Yankees will host the Twins on Friday night in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Get your tickets now to cheer on the Yankees on their home turf.

When: Friday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 5 

Where: Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

The Rise of the Jack-O'-Lanterns

The Old Westbury Gardens is bringing back its popular Halloween event this weekend featuring thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack-o-lanterns. All pumpkins will be creatively arranged along a scenic walking path set to spooky music to get you into the Halloween spirit!

When: Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 7 (6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)

Where: Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury, N.Y.)

Price: $22 to $26

jack o lanterns

New York Film Festival

The 17-day New York Film Festival is in its 57th year and continues to highlight the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers around the globe while also welcoming new talent. Stop by this weekend and see one of the hundreds of films being celebrated in the festival.

When: Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6

Where: Film at Lincoln Center (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Varies, some are free

New York Pizza Festival

It’s not a weekend in New York without a slice of pizza – and this year’s 2nd annual New York Pizza Festival in the Bronx is expected to be a star-studded event showcasing the talents of the most renowned pizza makers, chefs and culinary personalities from around the world.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6

Where: Crescent Avenue (Bronx, N.Y.)

Price: $25 to $100

Pizza Festival

Queens Beer Festival

Wash down all your pizza from the Bronx festival when you head over the Long Island City for the annual Queens Beer Festival. This year, the event will showcase 50 beers from about 25 local craft breweries, and of course there will plenty of food and shopping there too!

When: Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6

Where: LIC Flea & Food (Queens, N.Y.)

Price: Starting at $19

Madonna in Brooklyn

The one and only Madonna is brining her “Madame X” tour to Brooklyn this weekend. Catch the pop diva in a rare, intimate setting at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House for a night you’re sure to remember.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6

Where: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: Varies


Collingswood Book Festival

Collingswood’s Public Library is hosting its 17th annual book festival this weekend. Stop by to meet authors and speakers for adults and children, take part in a poetry readings, workshops, kid-friendly activities and entertainment for all ages.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Where: Collingswood Public Library (Collingswood, N.J.)

Price: Free

Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show

Hugh Jackman is taking his musical theater talents on the road, with a stop on Long Island this weekend. Get your tickets now to see the actor and singer perform with a live orchestra hit songs from “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Misérables” and “The Boy From Oz.”

When: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, N.Y.)

Price: Starting at $38

Hugh Jackman

Arts In The Plaza

Long Island artists will converge in Long Beach this Sunday for the weekly Arts in the Plaza event. Residents and visitors are encouraged to explore the festival and meet local artists, hear the stories behind their creations and try their hand in something creative.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5

Where: West Chester Street (Long Beach, N.Y.)

Price: Free

Lower East Side Pickle Day

This event is kind of a big dill and you’re not going to want to miss it. In the heart of the old Pickle District, this fair features samples of the unique delicacy from all over the world, and of course, the famous kosher dills from the Lower East Side itself.

When: Sunday, Oct. 6 (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Where: Orchard Street (Manhattan, N.Y.

Price: Free


Chazz Palminteri’s “The Bronx Tale”

“A Bronx Tale” actor and writer Chazz Palminteri also brings his one man show to Long Island this weekend. Based on his childhood memories of working men and gangsters in the Italian-American neighborhood where he grew up, Palminteri originally wrote the script for the stage and performed it in Los Angeles and now takes it on the road.

When: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Where: The Paramount (Huntington, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

Astronomy Tonight

Discover a universe of wonder and excitement when you journey to the planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College and learn all about the universe and galaxy that we call home.

When: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Where: Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College

Price: $10