Celebrate the beginning of the autumn season at the Queens County Farm Museum with their Kickoff to Fall event. Attendees can enjoy live music by Savannah Sky, purchase a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, and cider, and explore the grounds. While you’re there, be sure to check our their Amazing Maize Maze and Pumpkin Patch. The even takes place on October 1. Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, 718-347-3276
Cider-lovers rejoice! At the end of October, New York City will be hosting a week-long cider event featuring markets at union square, a cider showcase at Astor Center, and the grand opening of Bad Seed Brooklyn Tap Room. Participating restaurants include Austins Ale House, Taproom307, and The Green Table, amongst many others. The event takes place from October 20-29. Multiple Locations
Giant Pumpkin Weekend at The New York Botanical Garden is a must-see for fall. Enormous pumpkins from around the country will be on display in the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Attendees will get the chance to meet the growers during Q&A sessions and take photos with the presentations. This event takes places on October 21 and 22. New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., 718-817-8700
Head to Pier 15 to enjoy a taste of Germany at Watermark’s OktoberFest weekend. Featuring traditional Oktoberfest food, such as brats and pretzels, steins of beer, and live music, this event is fun for the whole family. Watermark Bar, Pier 15, 78 South St., 212-742-8200
With over 50 vendors brewing their best cup of Joe, this event is a coffee-lovers paradise. There will be live latte art presentations, cutting-edge brewing techniques, live music from The Coffee Music Project, and more. And for those looking to up the ante on their regular brew, there will be a coffee cocktail bar serving up espresso martinis and other caffeinated libations. This event takes place from October 13-15. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St.