Oktoberfest for the entire family – Sunnyside Gardens Park is hosting it’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest with wine, beer and bratwurst for the grownups, and lots of arts & crafts, a huge pumpkin patch, ponies to ride, and more for the kids. Event website.
Long Island City Flea – Japanese Food and Culture weekend, with the opportunity to learn how to write Japanese calligraphy from calligraphy master Masako Inkyo, turn paper into art at an Origami station, or participate in Kabuki face painting, featuring faces from a traditional Japanese play, and more. Event website.
New Amsterdam Market – Stroll among more than 60 local artisanal food vendors at this historic building in the South Street Seaport, including Hot Bread Kitchen, Flying Fox, Summers End Orchard and Pie Corps, Bronx Baking Co. with soft pretzels and Heather Ridge Farm with grass-fed meats and frozen chili. The market on Sunday includes the Historic Districts Council, which will be collecting signatures to urge the Landmarks Commission protect and to landmark the New Market Building and save it from being razed and turned into a high-priced apartment building. Event website
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