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June 25, 2019 – CEO Michelle-Marie Heinemann of Old Fashioned Mom Coffee, is both a leader and expert in the Coffee Industry. Her love for the taste lead her to incorporate Coffee into her colossal lifestyle brand appropriately titled “Old Fashioned Mom.” Old Fashioned Mom Coffee has quickly become the favorite among society’s elite all over the world.

“We have superior beans, we have a superior roast…which is an old fashioned secret recipe that gives our coffee a taste like none other” says Ms. Heinemann.

Old Fashioned Mom Coffee is currently served in 78 Countries, mostly five star Hotels. “Our wholesale division is as large as our retail division. Establishments want a remarkable product for their guests, and this is what we have. Strong, Rich, Bold, Perfect… it’s the best Coffee in the World.”

Indeed, as well as being the best Coffee in the World it could also change the World. That may seem like a broad statement, but purchasing your Coffee from a Company with sustainable practices helps protect rain forest species, allows coffee growers to earn a fair wage and improves air and water quality. Old Fashioned Mom Coffee adheres to sustainable business practices. “It’s very important for me to know that the workers who grew the Coffee were treated fairly and earned a competitive wage for sound growing practices. Our Coffee is grown respectfully and responsibly.” Says Ms. Heinemann

Drinking a cup of Old Fashioned Mom Coffee, either hot or iced is not for the light hearted. This is a very strong coffee, with hints of dark chocolate. The secret roasting recipe gives it a slight naturally sweet taste. “Every product under the Old Fashioned Mom name, is the absolute best….my intention is for the consumer to see our logo and know they will receive an extraordinary experience.”


The Old Fashioned Mom Coffee Guide will be released this Fall and highlight some of the sensational coffee drinks that can be made at home. “My favorite is Affogato. I have it regularly after dinner, it’s the perfect ending and wake-me-up if you have had wine or champagne with your meal. It consists of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream then one or two shots of espresso are poured on top. A fabulous dessert-beverage hybrid.” Says Ms. Heinemann.

Coffee trends continue for 2019. Cold brew, buttered coffee, Cascara, Nitrogen fueled, are all alive and well. “This is true, agrees Ms. Heinemann, however in the end simplicity always wins. A truly delicious cup of coffee made classically surpasses trends … always. That’s why the bean and the roasting technique are vital.

Coffee beans start out as the pit of a cherry-type fruit. Once the pits ( or beans ) are removed, they are dried before being exported. The milled pits are considered green coffee beans. Once the green coffee is exported, it’s ready to be roasted. We believe this is the most important step in coffee production. Precise roasting techniques that use an old fashioned secret recipe make our coffee the best coffee in the world.”

SOURCE: CEOWORLD MAGAZINE / Alexandra Dimitropoulou

Emme, one of the singer’s 10-year-old twins, plays a younger version of Jennifer, in the singer/ actress’s directorial debut for the clip, which is the soundtrack to her new movie Second Act.

The mother-daughter duo can be seen climbing a mountain against the elements in matching red suits before being thrown up into the air by a bevy of backing dancers.

Jennifer’s daughter also takes centre stage in a number of shots, and even breaks into some of her mum’s signature dance moves.

Proud mum Jennifer was full of praise for Emme when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week ahead of the clip’s release.

“When I tell you, she was so amazing and I was so proud. I forgot that I was directing my first video, it was all about her. It was all about her,” the 49-year-old gushed to the late night host. “And when you see the video, it’s so empowering for, just to see her doing this but, like, for women. It talks about being limitless, it talks about having second act and it’s a beautiful message as well, and great to share with her, doing that. We really bonded.”

The movie also stars her best pal Leah Remini and This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia.


Written by People Magazine

Don't miss the fabulous Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science. Photo courtesy of NYSCI

Don’t miss the fabulous Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science. Photo courtesy of NYSCI

There may be a week of Kwanzaa, eight nights of Hanukkah, and 12 days of Christmas, but as the festive displays popping up all over town attest, the holiday season really lasts from early November through New Year’s Eve. That’s almost two months jam-packed with a certain Thanksgiving parade, tree and menorah lightings, train shows, department store windows, and Nutcrackers.

Of course, not all holiday activities are created equal. That’s why we’ve rounded up the absolute best ways to get into the spirit of the season, regardless of what you celebrate. From splurge-worthy, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to annual favorites worth revisiting to a few fabulous FREE options, here are 15 super-outstanding events where you can give your kid the best gift of all: happy family memories.

If an event piques your interest, be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address, time, and pricing. And keep in mind: In NYC, really cool seasonal happenings often get booked up quickly. So buy your tickets ASAP, or, in the case of FREE events, arrive as early as possible to try to beat the crowds.

After seeing Gingerbread Lane create your own masterpiece at a gingerbread workshop at the New York Hall of Science. Photo courtesy of NYSCI

1. Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science — Corona Park, Queens
Saturday, November 10, 2018–Monday, January 21, 2019
The annual gingerbread extravaganza at the New York Hall of Science is a Guinness Book of World Records holder, and they’re going for the title again this year. Stop by to ooh and aah at Chef John Lovitch’s detailed, lovingly executed empire, and maybe jot down some design ideas to try to replicate at home.

The new FAO Schwarz in Rockefeller Center will leave kids in awe! 

2. FAO Schwarz at Rockefeller Plaza — Midtown East
Opens Friday, November 16, 2018
It’s ba-ack… and just in time for the holidays, too. The new store covers 20,000 square feet with a treasure trove of toys, stuffed animals, and the iconic dance-on piano. Brace yourself, and your wallet! Go to window shop, make wish lists, and dream. And be sure to get a photo with the life-sized toy soldiers guarding the doors.

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More than 25 model trains chug through an NYC landscape at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show. Photo courtesy of NYBG.

3. New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show— Bronx Park, the Bronx
Saturday, November 17, 2018–Monday, January 21, 2019
While there are other holiday train displays in and near NYC, none compare to the NYBG’s annual show, which celebrates its 27th anniversary this year. More than 25 model trains (yes, including Thomas the Tank Engine) go whizzing by approximately 150 NYC landmarks meticulously made out of acorns, twigs, bark, berries, and leaves. This year’s edition showcases lower Manhattan, shining a spotlight on Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and celebrating the birthplace of the city of New York. Afterward, kids can hit the Evergreen Express in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden to make train puppets, sing along to train songs, and march in musical parades. Beginning December 29, tots can see one of their favorite TV characters up close and personal in the All Aboard with Thomas & Friends stage show. Be sure to check the calendar before you go as there are special events throughout the season, including holiday movie screenings. Warning: Even though timed advance tickets are required, it gets super crowded. If at all possible, go early or late in the season on a weekday.

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Catch the Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade for an extra special holiday treat. Photo by Matthew Nighswander

4. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade & Balloon Inflation— Upper West Side to Midtown West
Balloon Inflation: Wednesday, November 21; Parade: Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day)
We definitely don’t need to sell you on this world-famous NYC tradition, which turns 92 this year! The only thing that isn’t family-friendly about this procession of pop-culture inspired floats and giant balloons is the fact that you need to arrive around 6am to stake out your spot. Unfortunately, there is no secret to snagging a good viewing location unless you’re willing to splurge on a hotel room overlooking the route. There is, however, a great trick for beating the lines at the annual balloon inflation the night before: spend the day at the American Museum of Natural History! As for the parade itself, arrive early or watch from way in the back. You’ll still see something. Or find a friend (or a friend of a friend) who lives on the route. Wherever you watch from, expect a thrilling lineup of celebrities, marching bands, colorful floats, kooky clowns, and massive balloons, from old favorites such as Hello Kitty and the Pillsbury Doughboy to new additions for 2018. FREE

5. Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum — Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Friday, November 23–Monday, December 31 (closed December 7, 14 and 21)
Want to walk through a giant snowglobe? Commune with the world’s largest snowman? Slide down a giant inflatable slide dubbed “Snowzilla”? The Brooklyn Museum’s new Winterfest promises all that and more, including a winter market, daily live performances, an enchanted tree maze, facetime with Mr. and Mrs. Santa, and a giant menorah. This is the first year for this holiday treat, but it sounds like a tradition in the making.

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Macy’s Santaland is a holiday tradition for tourists and natives alike. Photos by Mike Coppola

6. Santaland at Macy’s Herald Square— Midtown West
Friday, November 23–Monday, December 24
Yes, there are lots of places to hang with Kris Kringle in the Big Apple. But for an immersive seasonal spectacle, you can’t beat Macy’s Santaland. The famed store mounts a 13,000-square-foot North Pole Christmas village complete with live elves, an enchanted forest featuring animatronic toys, and a train display, and at the end, you get to visit with the one true Santa. Visits with the big red guy are by reservation only, so be sure to go online to choose a time slot between 30 minutes and five days in advance of your visit. FREE unless you buy a photo package

7. Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square— Upper West Side
Monday, November 26
Skip the crazy and cramped Rockefeller Center tree lighting (which you can watch much more comfortably on TV) in favor of this illumination in Dante Park, which kicks off one of the best seasonal celebrations in Manhattan. From the Time Warner Center to 68th Street, enjoy tons of free entertainment and reasonably priced ($1-$4) food tastings from the area’s many restaurants. This year, kid-centric attractions include live music from kindie rocker Mr. G; a Columbia University Lion Dance; seasonal craft stations; strolling circus performers; Big Apple Circus clown Joel Jeske in his solo show Jack Frost: The Original Freezemeister; and cool (literally!) ice sculptures by the Okamoto Studio. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. Plan your night out in advance, as it’s always mobbed. FREE

This holiday season, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival is coming to Staten Island. Photo courtesy of the NYC Winter Lantern Festival

8. NYC Winter Lantern Festival —Snug Harbor, Staten Island
Wednesday, November 28, 2018–Sunday, January 6, 2019
Seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden are lit up by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall. The lanterns are accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art, and a variety of holiday vendors, to create a magical and unique holiday season experience.

9. 21st Annual Central Park Tree Lighting — Harlem
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Sure, that midtown tree by skating rink is big…but it doesn’t float! Central Park ups the ante with a flotilla of lit trees drifting gloriously across the Harlem Meer, at an evening celebration of the season that includes the inevitable meet-and-greet with Santa, ice carving, caroling, and hot chocolate cheer. FREE

10. Chanukah on Ice — Central Park
Monday, December 3, 2018
Live music, kosher food, and a giant, hand-carved ice menorah. What’s not to love? This annual celebration on Wollman Rink is a prime example of a holiday season event you need to sign up for ASAP, as it always sells out.

11. Winter Family Fair— Murray Hill
Sunday, December 9
Enjoy an old-fashioned celebration at the Morgan’s Victorian era-style holiday fete for families in conjunction with its annual display of Charles Dickens’ original A Christmas Carol manuscript. Meet Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the famous ghosts, and the author himself as portrayed by members of the Grand Falloons troupe. The afternoon closes with a festive concert of Christmas carols. Free with museum admission.

12. Make Music New York: Winter Solstice Procession — Citywide
Friday, December 21
Celebrate the winter solstice and the first day of winter at one of many free, outdoor music-making celebrations. For the eighth consecutive season, Make Music Winter welcomes New Yorkers to sing, play, dance and march their way across the streets, plazas and parks in twelve participatory parades across all five boroughs of the city. Gather family and friends and head out to Columbus CircleAstor Place, Prospect Heights, and more. There’s even a mobile Hallelujah Chorus traveling around town! FREE

The Hip Hop Nutcracker comes to Brooklyn for one night only.  Photo courtesy of the production

13. The Hip Hop Nutcracker — Flatbush, Brooklyn
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Want to introduce the brood to The Nutcracker but worried they won’t stay awake for the big one at Lincoln Center? Well, start dancing like a Sugar Plum Fairy because we’ve got a great alternative for you. Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet is given a modern urban makeover in this high-energy show at the beautiful Kings Theater. Set on New Year’s Eve in Washington Heights, this Nutcracker features a dozen hip-hop dancers, digital scenery, a deejay, and the legendary Kurtis Blow as special MC doing an opening set of old-school classics. What Hamilton did for musicals, this Nutcracker is doing for ballet. (Brooklyn peeps also love BAM’s annual performances of the modern Nutcracker The Hard Nut, which runs December 14-23.)

14. December 25 at Eldridge Street— Lower East Side
Monday, December 25
Growing up Jewish in NYC, December 25 always meant Chinese food and a movie for my family. But these days there are other options if you don’t celebrate Christmas. While many Jewish cultural institutions are hosting family activities on the holiday, the bash at the Museum at Eldridge Street is the most jam-packed. Enjoy self-guided scavenger hunts, seasonal crafts, a menorah lighting, and a concert of Yiddish music. Afterward, be sure to hit the nearby Katz’s Delicatessen to cap off your festivities with pastrami on rye.

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the American Museum of Natural History. Photo by R. Mickens for AMNH

15. Kwanzaa 2018— Upper West Side
Saturday, December 29
Celebrate the seven guiding principles of Kwanzaa at this vibrant annual festival at the American Museum of Natural History. Family-friendly activities and live music abound, and an international marketplace is stocked with traditional gifts and holiday treats. Free with suggested museum admission.


Written by Raven Snook

A version of this article was first published in November 2015, but it has since been updated. Drew Kristofik contributed additional reporting.

Gracie Mansion is one of the city’s most classically well-appointed abodes. The official residence of New York’s Mayor, the Yorkville home dates back to 1799, and boasts some pretty impressive bones. So, as one would imagine, some cheap string lights and a sidewalk Christmas tree just aren’t going to cut it come December.

Looking to add some holiday flair to his historical halls, Mayor Bill de Blasio enlisted Rafanelli Events to bring on the merry. And bring it, they did.

Working with this year’s design theme of “togetherness,” Rafanelli Events brilliantly  played upon the significance of ribbons – a universal symbol of awareness and a material used to tie things together. Transforming an otherwise common décor piece into a beautiful tribute to the way in which New York breaks down borders, unifies families, communities, cultures and more.

Scroll through for an inside look at the colorful Christmas scene. We trust you’ll be tossing your ornaments for ribbons in no time!












Written by: Christie Grimm

From chic ski lodges and rooftop igloos to light-strung lounges and booze-filled snow globes, click through for the most festive bars of the season.



The OG holiday pop-up bar launched in 2014 has expanded across the world, and New York City. Besides the fan-favorite Miracle on 9th Street at Mace, the festivities can also be found at 12th Street, and in Brooklyn on the corner of Bedford and Grand.

Miracle, Multiple Locations

[Photo via @miraclepopup]


Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker

For a tropical take on the season, don’t miss Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker, a tiki-inspired pop-up now featuring a curated cocktail menu by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and award-winning bartender Brad Smith. Surf’s up!

Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker, 13 1st Avenue

[Photo via @igotfoodsinthecity]


Donner & Blitzen’s Reindeer Lounge at The Springs

Greenpoint’s retro, Palm Springs-inspired getaway has gotten a warm and cozy upgrade for the colder months. Sip a Frozen Peppermint Bark Latte while you cuddle up near the faux fireplace or strike a pose along the candy cane wall.

Donner & Blitzen’s Reindeer Lounge at The Springs224 Franklin St, Brooklyn

[Photo courtesy The Springs]


Haven Ski Chalet at The Sanctuary Hotel

Indulge in some après-ski festivities without having to hit the slopes. The Sanctuary Hotel’s heated, all-season rooftop lounge has been transformed into a chic ski chalet, complete with snow machines. Dive into some chocolate fondue and a shot ski (or two).

Haven Ski Chalet at The Sanctuary Hotel, 132 W 47th St.

[Photo courtesy Haven Rooftop]


FREEHOLD Winter Lodge

Williamsburg hot spot Freehold has turned its expansive outdoor space into festive winter lodge, complete with heat lamps, blankets, and colorful lights. Planning a holiday party? The two-floor courtyard can hold up to 200 people!

FREEHOLD Winter Lodge, 45 S 3rd St, Brooklyn

[Photo courtesy Freehold]


Arlo Arctica at Arlo Hotels

A swanky take on the famed 1907 Shackleton Antarctica Expedition, Arlo Arctica is a collab between Shackleton Whisky and Arlo Hotels. Warm up with specialty whisky cocktails inside heated igloos at both Arlo Soho and Arlo NoMad.

Arlo Arctica at Arlo Sohoand Arlo NoMad

[Photo courtesy Arlo Hotels]


Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia

Enter the magical world of a real-life snow globe 26 stories above NYC. Chic cocktail lounge Ophelia is dripping with crystals and sparkling snowflakes, giving revelers a glamorous holiday sipping experience.

Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia, 3 Mitchell Pl 26th floor

[Photo courtesy Ophelia]


Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple

Who can say no to some bubbly-fueled fun? Lower East Side hot spot Mr. Purple has been transformed into a rustic log cabin for the season, but the real magic is going down at the Clicquot Chalet, a dreamy snow globe on the rooftop terrace. Warm up under cozy blankets and twinkling lights while sipping on some Veuve.

Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple, 180 Orchard St.

[Photo courtesy Mr. Purple]


The Late Late’s Tacky Winter Takeover

Miss your grandmother’s piled-on Christmas decor? The Late Late’s delightfully tacky take on the season is the perfect spot to relive those childhood memories – with cocktails. Don’t skip the Oh, F…udge! with Hennessy VSOP, Green Chartreuse, hot chocolate, marshmallow meringue and peppermint candy.

The Late Late’s Tacky Winter Takeover, 159 E Houston St.


Winter Garden At The Standard East Village

Gather your crew and prepare for a fondue feast and endless stream of hot cocktails inside your own private yurt at the Standard East Village’s cult-favorite Winter Garden. It doesn’t get cozier than this.

Winter Garden At The Standard East Village, 25 Cooper Sq

[Photo via The Standard]


Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth

The iconic rooftop bar’s colorful igloo village is back, offering spectacular views of the Empire State Building. Instagram-chasers, this spot’s for you.

Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth, 230 Fifth Avenue

[Photo via @bygracelee]


SERRA ALPINA by Birreria

Can’t afford to jet off to the Italian Alps? Eataly’s winter greenhouse, SERRA ALPINA by Birreria, is the next best thing. The stunning seasonal pop-up is serving up glacier wines, craft cocktails infused with mountain herbs, and housemade Vin Brulè, the Italian version of mulled wine steeped with orange peel and spices.

SERRA ALPINA by Birreria, 200 Fifth Avenue

[Photo via Eataly]


Midwinter Night’s Dream at PHD Terrace

Inspired by the whimsical Shakespearean play, albeit with a wintertime twist, the massive PHD Terrace at the Dream Midtown is now sparkling with golden lights, rich greenery, and even features a fairy-worthy swing under a canopy of roses. Don’t forget to pucker up at the two mistletoe bars!

PHD Terrace at the Dream Midtown, 210 W 55th St.

[Photo by Keri Tan Photography]


Helliday Inn at The Skinny

Calling all Grinches and Scrooges – there’s even an anti-holiday bar for you! The Skinny’s Bah Humbug-worthy pop-up, Helliday Inn, is strewn with garish lights, disfigured Barbie dolls, reindeer heads, and Christmas trees decorated with empty beer cans. Stop in to get turnt and sit on a Bad Santa’s lap.

Helliday Inn at The Skinny, 174 Orchard St.

[Photo courtesy The Skinny]


SNOWday In Brooklyn

Cocktail connoisseurs are in for a treat at SNOWday In Brooklyn, the wintertime takeover of cozy Williamsburg favorite Sunday In Brooklyn. Renowned head bartender Brian Evans has created an extensive menu to the complement the bar room’s festive decor, with whimsical sips for the Naughty, the Nice, and even those dreaming of a Christmas in July.

SNOWday In Brooklyn, 348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

[Photo via Sunday In Brooklyn]


Written by Stephanie Maida

Spent Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping for yourself? While the biggest sale days of the year have come and gone, there’s still time to snag some goodies worth giving in time for Christmas – no shipping required. Here’s your guide to some of the coolest pop-up shops and markets New York has to offer.

[Photo via @lyss]


Le Rouge Chanel

Inspired by the festive favorite color of Gabrielle Chanel herself, Le Rouge Chanel is a three-floor beauty wonderland dressed in red, featuring interactive (and Instagrammable) moments for gift-givers looking to add an extra dose of glamour to their holiday shopping experience. The chic space at No. 5, East 57th Street, open through December 23rd, is a must-stop for fashionable fans of the house. Browse limited edition goodies, including collector’s edition makeup cases, and the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume presented in a red Baccarat crystal bottle (the latter of which will only run you about $30,000).

5 East 57th Street


Grand Bazaar NYC

Grand Bazaar NYC, also known as “the city’s largest curated indoor and outdoor holiday market” will be open every Sunday in December from 10am to 5:30pm. You’ll have no problem finding vintage fashion, jewelry, accessories and handmade holiday knickknacks for every person in your life. Plus, there’s going to be tons of yummy treats to buy (and eat!) while you shop.

100 W. 77th Street

[Photo via @grandbazaarnyc]


Best Made Co.

Believe it or not, there are some New Yorkers who like to get out of the city once in a while and get rugged. Thankfully, Best Made Co.has crafted a cute little pop-up shop in Williamsburg for the outdoorsy ones whose idea of a perfect gift can take them on an adventure.

111 N. 6th Street, Brooklyn

[Photo via @bestmadeco]


Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick Pop Up

Iconic French cosmetics house Guerlain has found the perfect holiday home at the always-glamorous Plaza Hotel this season. Shoppers can create a completely customized Rouge G lipstick, choosing from over 450 permutations, 30 shades, and 15 glittering cases. While you’re there, digitally try on different shades for yourself and snap a pic at the selfie station!

768 5th Avenue


Maisonette’s Holiday Market

Finding gifts for the nieces, nephews, and kiddies can be tough but the chicest children’s brand ever, Maisonette, has recently debuted their “out of this world” themed holiday pop-up. Shop stylish clothes and accessories and leave time for some fun activities the entire family can enjoy, including pictures with Santa!

83 Mercer Street

[Photo via @maisonetteworld]


Bank Of America Winter Village

Bank of America’s Winter Village in Bryant Park is not only known for its ice skating rink (the only free admission skating rink in New York City) and Lodge provided by Urbanspace, but its Holiday Shops are full of small businesses like Ambica New York and Andrew Clark Creations for the jewelry lovers, or Artisans of New York and Alex-Star and Kanami for art buffs. Both the rink and The Lodge are open until March 3rd of 2019, and the Holiday Shops stay open until the beginning of January.find the perfect gifts.

Bryant Park 

[Photo via @lyss]


Atelier Alchemy

Jewelry designer Dana Bronfman will be partnering with Delphine Leymarie and Goldhenn Jewelry for a pop-up shop that’ll last all December long. Not only will you get some of the most uniquely elegant pieces you could dream of, but you’ll also be helping small businesses as well as up-and-coming designers. Check it out in the mezzanine of the Michele Varian Design boutique.

27 Howard Street

[Photo via @danabronfman]


Written by Bree Sparacino



October might be the best time of the year – we’ve got Halloween, pumpkins, crisp fall weather, and BEER! Oktoberfest is taking over NYC for the rest of the week and we’ve got the best Bavarian go-tos for bratwursts, beers, live music, and more. Click through some spots that will transport you to Germany (don’t forget your lederhosen!).

[Photo via @careofchan]


Bierhaus is the place to be for a classic Oktoberfest experience. Basically NYC’s most legit Bavarian hub, it’s the only German bar in the city to be directly affiliated with the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany.  From their biggest beer belly contest, to lederhosen looks and German feasts, you’re guaranteed plenty of fun.

Bierhaus, 712 Third Ave at 45th St.

[Photo via @bierhausnyc]


Munich On The East River

East Village classic Zum Schneider is hosting this epic Oktoberfest celebration through October 7th. Enjoy live music, food, and beer all beneath a fully decorated traditional Oktoberfest tent with original furniture (Garnituren), an Oompah band stage, general & reserved seating area and an elevated VIP section.

Get tickets HERE

Zum Schneider Oktoberfest Tent24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East

[Photo via @zumschneider]


The Pennsy

A slice of Germany has landed in Midtown. The Pennsy has been celebrating Oktoberfest this year with German bites and their own tap. They’ve partnered up with Five Borough Brewing Co. and created “PennsyFest”. It’s the perfect place to sip on a cold brew and snack on a Pat LaFrieda pretzel!

The Pennsy Food Hall, 2 Pennsylvania Plaza

[Photo via @dimsumyip]


Treadwell Park

Treadwell Park is known for making Oktoberfest feel authentic and fun with their bar hopping passport creation. Sip on their customized list beers and stamp your passport at each bar for an Oktoberfest treat. Be sure to check out all of their locations and experience live music, food, and more.

Treadwell Park Upper East Side, 1125 1st Ave

[Photo via @bostonfoodjournal]


The Standard Biergarten

The Standard Biergarten is where you want to be after a long day at work. Snack on some German delights and enjoy a few beers served in steins – or a boot.

The Standard, 848 Washington St

[Photo via @careofchan]


Radegast Hall

Wanna get down in Williamsburg? “The Original Brooklyn Biergarten” is celebrating with live music every day, keg tapping, and a pig roast. You’ll have plenty to eat, drink, and post about in one day.

Radegast Hall, 113 N 3rd St

[Photo via @withthelocals]


Circa Brewing Co.

There’s nothing like a fresh, cold draft! Circa is closing out Oktoberfest with a twist…and I’m not talking about a pretzel. Grab a buddy and cheers to the weekend with a PRIME $25 all you can drink deal and live music. Their authentic German brew will have you feeling like you’ve touched down in Munich.

Circa Brewing Co., 141 Lawrence St

[Photo via @circabrewingco]



The sprawling indoor/outdoor hot spot on the cusp of Ridgewood is throwing their Nowafest” celebration through October 6th. The lush beer garden is offering German staples with year-round + specialty beers from Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing and a bevy of local sausages from The Meat Hook, which can be ordered at Nowadays’ outdoor food truck.

Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave #1, Ridgewood

[Photo via @themeathook]


Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop

Looking for a more swanky celebration? Head to Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop Bar through October 7 for some mixologist-approved twists on Oktoberfest sips. Signature cocktails like the Sir Henri’s Sour Sister and Gurkensalat incorporate Bluepoint Brewery beer and fresh ingredients for a seriously unique experience.

Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop, 37 W 24th St.


Written By: Raya O’Neal

Harry Potter, horror, and caviar facials – New York’s Insta-worthy scene has something for everyone this weekend! Click through for the coolest interactive experiences and pop-ups to explore (and, of course, photograph).


New York Magic Lab

Pick a card – any card – then get ready to pose for some snaps! The New York Magic Lab is an interactive experience inspired by the wonderful world of magic tricks. From giant playing cards and dice to a ball pit and trippy neon room, you’re sure to find the perfect backdrop.

New York Magic Lab, 344 West 14th Street

[Photo via @nybucketlist]


Nightmare Machine

All your worst fears have come to life at Dream Machine’s Halloween pop-up, Nightmare Machine. Get abducted by aliens, stage a murder scene, explore a foggy graveyard, and make sure to watch out for the cockroaches! (They’re fake, thank God.)

Nightmare Machine, 93 N 9th St, Brooklyn

[Photo via @eln_k]


Harry Potter: A History of Magic

The New York Historical Society invites us to explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter through the folklore and traditions that inspired it. Discover century-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic, 170 Central Park West

[Photo via @fomofeed]

Fairy Island Pop-Up

Gilded birdcages, glittering unicorns, and tons of confetti – the Fairy Island Pop-Up takes visitors to a magical (#OOTD-worthy) dreamland.

Fairy Island Pop-Up, 152 Lexington Avenue

[Photo via @voguishsoul]


Cartier Parfums Pop-Up

To celebrate the launch of Cartier Carat, Cartier Parfums has popped up in Soho. The free experience takes visitors on an olefactory journey, complete with fragrance fountains and the stunning Mille Facettes – A Thousand facets installation, created by the Bureau of Extraordinary Affairs.

Cartier Parfums Pop-Up, 120 Wooster Street

[Photo via @fomofeed]


La Prairie The Masterpiece Remastered

Luxury skincare brand La Prairie has popped up in the middle of The Oculus in celebration of their remastered Skin Caviar Collection. Stop by the sleek and chic hub for complimentary services including massages and facial treatments.

The Oculus, 33-69 Vesey StWorld Trade Center

[Photo via @krystal_bick]


The Museum of Street Art

Paying homage to the iconic 5 Pointz graffiti site, the Museum of Street Art at the citizenM New York Bowery hotel revives the tradition of guerrilla art, reuniting 20 artists of the 5 Pointz creates collective to completely cover the walls.

The Museum of Street Art, citizenM New York Bowery, 189 Bowery

[Photo via @liz_glamour]


Stranger Things Photo Op

Indulge in all things sweet and strange at IT’SUGAR in Soho. A corner of the shop has been transformed into a Stranger Things photo op. Pose at the doorway to the Upside Down with free cotton candy!

IT’SUGAR, 665 Broadway

[Photo via @vivsterr]


Arlo Orchard

A secret apple orchard in the heart of NYC?! Trendy downtown hotel and hang Arlo SoHo has transformed their outdoor courtyard into the ultimate autumn destination. Apples, pumpkins, and “fall chic” greenhouses galore. Indulge your fall basicness without leaving the city.

Arlo SoHo, 231 Hudson St

[Photo via @powerful_panda]


Museum of Illusions

Play, create, and defy gravity at the Museum of Illusions, where nothing is what it seems. The Museum consists of freaky interactive rooms, optical illusions and a playroom with didactic games and puzzles.

Museum of Illusions, 77 8th Ave.

[Photo via @melodymjiang]


Written By: Stephanie Maida

I apologize if this headline just gave you a mild heart attack but, bookworms, take a deep breath – they’re not closing down for good.

Now that you’ve relaxed, yes, there is still some sad news regarding our favorite indie bookstore in the heart of Soho. After 14 years on Prince Street, McNally Jackson will be forced to move in June 2019. Is nothing sacred?!

Bowery Boogie first reported that Winick leasing banners had been posted on the building, but Gothamist confirmed with Sarah McNally herself that the store will not be shuttering completely – they’re just looking for a new space in the neighborhood.

In a statement, she said:

This whole process has made me think about the soul of McNally Jackson. Something is always lost in translation, but the translator chooses what remains. What about McNally Jackson is irreducible? It’s certainly not the current space, which is in a shoddy building that was thrown up over a former chicken abattoir. The soul of McNally Jackson is the books and the booksellers… This we will keep, and translate into a new space.


But still, nothing beats a coffee and two hours’ worth of book browsing after brunch at Sant Ambroeus, so please stay close, McNally – our entire Sunday routine depends on it!

[Photo via @jak_daily]


Written By: Stephanie Maida

There are plenty of reasons to love New York in the fall, but if there’s one thing the city’s lacking, it’s an adorable apple orchard to pose in with our boyfriends while wearing matching flannel. If you haven’t got time for a weekend trip to Long Island or Westchester or New Jersey, well, you’ll just have to pick up some Red Delicious from Whole Foods and maybe stage a romantic photo in the produce aisle.

Or do you?!

Trendy downtown hotel and hang Arlo SoHo has heard our cries. This season, they’re transforming their outdoor courtyard into the ultimate autumn destination with the help of Farm to People, an organization that supports small batch producers. Apples, pumpkins, and “fall chic” greenhouses galore.

Pick your own locally-sourced apples at The Arlo Orchard, and stop by their weekly “Happle Hours” when you can take part in pumpkin carvings and sip new harvest cocktail creations like the “Orchard Thief” and the “Maple and Fig Old Fashioned” for just $10 from 4 pm to 7 pm!

Grab your plaid and your pumpkin spice – it’s time to get basic, bitches.

[Photos courtesy Arlo Soho]


Written By: Stephanie Maida