Thursday, October 13, 2011

Weekend Happenings // Things to do in NYC Oct.14th-16th

Not sure how you guys get around the city on the weekends but this one will be a busy one so get your metro cards out, your walking shoes on or your gas tanks filled. This weekend we are having a sleepover with our friends the D'Annas. We discovered a few weekends back that my girl Rachel has yet to ever see the movie Labyrinth. You know, the Jim Henson 80's classic with the fabulous Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie  that tells a story about how Sarah (Jennifer C.) wishes her baby brother Toby away to the Goblin King (David B.) only to regret it. She ends up searching through a labyrinth of foul smelling, ugly yet funny looking and lovable creatures to save the baby before he turns into a goblin. My sis and I would have this movie played repeatedly growing up and I look forward to chilling in my Pj's and singing "Dance magic dance, Dance baby dance" with Tristan, Emily and CJ. What do you have in store for the weekend? I really had a hard time narrowing down my choices to share with you for this weekend because there were just too many!

{E} for everyone {D} for a date {C} for the Chicas {K} for the kiddies
{F} for the Fellas {P} for the pets

 Weekends in October  ~ Boo at the Zoo @ the Bronx Zoo ~

(Events go on throughout the day) {E}
Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! October weekends are packed with activities, including hay mazes and hayrides, costume parades, musical theater, magic shows, and live music. Embark on a Haunted Safari to explore their B.O.O. Labs where Dr. D. Zaster is putting the final touches on Expedition Earth–his top secret experiment. Best of all, come visit with their bats, cats, and creepiest critters.
And don't forget, kids in costume get in free!*
Location:  Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road, Bronx, NY
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Friday Oct. 14th - Oct. 31st ~ The Haunted Pumpkin Garden ~
(Various Times) {E} Adults: $20 Students/Seniors: $18 Children 2–12: $8 Children under 2: Free
Members: Free

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Youngsters play inside a ''gourd-geous'' Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, have a ''hoot'' finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log. Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear scary costumes for daily parades through the Adventure Garden
Location: The New York Botanical Gardens 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY 10458
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Friday Oct. 14th -Sunday Oct. 16th ~ Chocolate Weekend ~
(Various Times) {E}
New Yorkers are passionate about their chocolate. For three days chocolate lovers and foodies will get free access to the exclusive world of chocolatiers. Get inside tours of chocolate stores and watch how chocolate is made. Learn fascinating history and techniques from the pros, attend tastings and pairings. Create a Chocolate Passport to map your route... and receive special weekend-only discounts!
Location: Various Locations
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Friday Oct. 14th - Sunday Oct. 16th ~ Spa Week ~
(suggested to make an appointment ) {C} {F}
This weekend is your Last chance to indulge in this relaxing treat or give as a gift.  Over 100 spa's within the city are offering select treatments at just $50. Check site for guy friendly treatments.
Location: throughout the city
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Friday Oct.14th-Sunday Oct.16th ~ NYC Food Film Festival ~
(Various times) {D} {C} {F}
The NYC Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival in which through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival showcases the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite foods. Along with a heaping helping of mouth-watering films, Motz (director), Hawk (co-creator) and company serve up the food that guests are watching on the screen for a multi-sensory, full-bodied experience. For the 3rd year in a row, the NYC Food Film Festival announced its partnership with the Food Bank For New York City, which will receive top tier integration throughout the Festival to remind guests that every New Yorker deserves to be fed. Additionally, a portion of Festival proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank to assist in its important work.
Location: Tribecca Cinemas at 54 Varick St at Laight St.
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Friday Oct.14th - Sunday Oct.16th ~ NYC COMIC CON ~
(Various Times) As of 12am Friday Oct. 14th only friday single day tickets available, all others sold out!
New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. The show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Their  panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators.Screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens.
Location:  Jacob K. Javits Convention center 655 W 34th street at Eleventh Avenue
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Friday Oct.14th - Sunday Oct.16th ~ 2011 Fashion District Arts Festival ~
(Various Times) {E}
 The 7th annual Fashion District Arts Festival is a district-wide celebration of the artists, crafters, galleries, and theatres that contribute to the creative energy that fuels America’s fashion capital. Make a behind-the-scenes visit to artists’ studios, view a unique installation, enjoy an outdoor concert or tour their many galleries.  All events are open to the public, almost all are free.
Location: Throughout Fashion District, check site
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Friday Oct.14th - Sunday Oct. 16th ~ Brides White Hot Style Shop ~
(Various Times) {C} Credit Card Only, shop to benefit Operation Smile and Dress for Success
Attend the BRIDES White Hot Style Shop to find style inspiration while shopping for a cause (you don't have to be engaged to attend). From beauty and fashion to reception, home and more, this interactive experience will help you make the most of your big day—and beyond. Plus, meet Randy Fenoli, star of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress and Fashion Director at Kleinfeld NY, and other special guests. Check for a schedule of events, and donate to receive a VIP Style Pass for special access and giveaways.
Location: 447 Broome Street at Wooster Street.
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Friday Oct. 14th - Sunday Oct.16th ~ Treasured Story by Eric Carle ~
(various show times) {K} $15-$25

Adored around the world, the storybooks of Eric Carle boast some of the most recognizable and beloved titles in children's literature. Arriving at the Skirball Center for the production’s world premiere - and kicking off this year's Big Red Chair Family Series, Treasured Stories by Eric Carle brings together characters from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? and Papa Please Get the Moon For Me. Performed by the Mermaid theater of Nova Scotia. Check out the site's video clip of the Very Hungry Caterpillar it shows how adorable these stories are when brought to life. I'm wondering if CJ is too old for this even though I'd be thrilled to see it.
Location: 566 Laguardia Place at Washington Square South
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Saturday Oct. 15th ~ Crafts in Chelsea ~
(10am-5pm) {E} Free / Food & merchandise will be for sale
Come out to Chelsea to enjoy goods form this artisan and designer market which will be on the same block as PS. 11'S fall festival. There will be over 100 craft and food vendors. Proceeds from the market will help to raise money for the Arts program at PS 11. Rain or sine!
Location: West 21st Betw. 8th and 9th
For more event information: BKCRAFTCENTRAL.COM

Saturday Oct. 15th ~ Time Out Kids Fall Festival ~
(11am-2pm) {K} FREE
My fave magazine for keeping up with kid friendly events is hosting it's 4th annual festival. Definitely hoping we can check this out. Celebrate Halloween by coming dressed in costume and partaking in 2 parades led by a clown from the Big Apple Circus . Enjoy picking pumpkins, face painting and decorating a trick or treat bag. Nosh on treats like pretzels, cotton candy, Pirate Booty and something yummy from the Treats Truck. Trade in your child's gently used costume for a new one at the shopping tent. There will be story time, music, stage performances and activities to celebrate the upcoming movie release of the Muppets!
Location: Madison Square park between Fifth and Madison Aves from 23rd St to 26th St.
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Saturday Oct. 15th ~ Galumpha ~
(11:00am) {E} Adults $25, Members $21 Kids $15, Members $13
Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha dazzles audiences with the endless creative possibilities that can be created with just three performers and the human body.
Location: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre @ Symphony Space 2537 Broadway, NY
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Saturday Oct. 15th & Sunday Oct. 16th ~ 9th Annual Open House New York (OHNY) ~
(Various Times) {E} FREE
To celebrate the city’s architecture and design, the 9th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend will once again unlock the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. From private residences and historic landmarks, to rooftop farms and sustainable skyscrapers, OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City, while introducing you to the people who make the city a vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play. Experience places such as Eagle Street Rooftop Farm , MINE Metal Art (blacksmith demonstration), CFDA Fashion Incubator, Dattner Architects (sustainable office newly created in midtown), Little Red Lighthouse and several more! Make sure to check website, many locations have already met capacity. Many sites require reservation!
Locations: Several sites
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Saturday Oct 15th & Sunday Oct. 16th ~ The Little Prince ~(12pm and 5pm) {K/ 6 and up} $14-38
The little prince has traveled from planet to planet, trying to understand the mysteries of grown-ups and the stars, searching for what is most important in life. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's story becomes a captivating theatrical event with interplanetary projections and unique Bunraku puppetry.
Location: New Victory Theater 209 W. 42nd street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

Sunday Oct. 16th ~ Pediatric IBD Day ~
(10am- 2pm) {K} FREE
As a Crohns patient since my late teens I can only imagine how difficult it is to be a young child who has to cope with the ups and downs of this invisible disease. This event is great chance for kids who have IBD to meet peers who have similar issues, and for them and their families to have questions answered and shared support. Enjoy Complimentary Breakfast and Game Tokens! Siblings and Friends are Welcome.Children Activities to Include: games, art and much much more! Topics include: Dr.Keith Benkov, MD: Alternative Therapies in IBD, Dr. Keith Breglio, MD: Advances in IBD treatments, Dr. Laura Reigada, Ph.D : Stress and the blues: Helping your children adjust to IBD. Registration required.
Location:  Dave & Busters 234 West.42nd Street 3rd Floor
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If you are just visiting for the weekend or you are an everyday New Yorker, whatever you decide to do just enjoy the moment and Revel in all that is *NYC*

Bunches of Xoxo's,

~ Dellah's Jubilation is only suggesting events that are thought to be fun and interesting based on opinion. Dellah's Jubilation is not responsible for cancelled events or any other event changes (time, location etc.) due to mother nature or those running the event. Please double check all links to event for updates and changes. Dellahs Jubilation is not affiliated with Time out New York or Time Out Kids New York or any other magazine. I just love their magazine and site when on the hunt for things to do. Dellah's Jubilation always intends to give proper attribution if a credit was foreseen, it was purely accidental and credit will be given where it's due.  Most importantly hit the streets and have fun!


  1. I apologize for the microscopic print of the "Little Prince" entry. My preview button keeps reporting an error, but won't tell me what's wron gor how to fix. Any of my computer savvy readers know how to fix?

  2. ok i was able to fix the error. out of curiuosity does that mean my followers received two emails? thanks for the info as I continue to learn how this all works. I appreciate the positive feedback I have received thus far!



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