Everything That You Will Need For Fall 2019

Tony Bowles
Sep 19, 2019 · 19 min read

Fall is an amazing time of year, the temperatures cool down and you can slowly bring out your sweaters and seasonal menu options return to your favorite restaurants. Also, it’s a good opportunity to add some flair to your home now that you are settled from all of that summer vacationing! Fall in NYC is everything you could hope for in a season. We are going to help your Fall be a memorable one with this guide. We are breaking down the best Fall activities, where to eat, and fresh Fall items for your home.

Fun Activities

Apple Harvest Festival

September 27 — September 29: The 37th annual three-day fall festival in the Finger Lakes celebrates New York’s Apple Growers and Cider Makers. Enjoy cider tasting & food pairing events, a farmer showcase featuring Upstate New York 4-H, the First Peoples Festival celebrating our indigenous people of New York State, and cider & pomology master talks.

Oktoberfest Weekends at Hunter Mountain

September 28 — October 20: Oktoberfest is four weekends long, capturing the beauty of the northern Catskills in Autumn. Experience live entertainment and great food surrounded by lush fall foliage. The modern celebration of the harvest features numerous vendors, free crafts for the kids, and much more.

Oktoberfest at Clinton Hall

All Clinton Hall locations will be hosting Oktoberfest-themed activities on Saturday, September 21st through Sunday, October 6th. Participants have the chance to win raffle tickets they can submit towards the grand prize of a party at Clinton Hall for You and 10 of Your Closest Friends.

Throughout these two weeks, every guest that orders a Stein or a 0.5 liter beer (including Benidiktener Oktoberfest, Andechs Oktoberfest, and Bitburger) will receive 1–2 raffle tickets as well. The festivities will end with an Oktoberfest party featuring live music, games and a chance to snag some free German hats as well as Clinton Hall t-shirts and cups.

The Bacon and Beer Classic

The nationally touring Bacon and Beer Classic is coming to Jersey City for the first time ever this fall on Thursday, October 3rd taking over Harborside (210 Hudson St) from 6pm — 10pm. The Bacon and Beer Classic offers attendees a uniquely all-inclusive experience, all while coinciding with Oktoberfest. The truly epic tasting event will feature over 65 craft beers and 30 bacon dishes. Play giant Jenga, bob for bacon and pose with friends at the event, all while indulging in unlimited suds and grub. From savory, to spicy, to sweet, ticket holders will experience bacon like never before.

Urbanspace Garment Market

Urbanspace Garment Market is one of the only pop-up markets to hit New York City this fall. Located on Broadway between 39th and 40st Street, Garment District returns for its 6th year on Monday, September 23rd. This year’s food bazaar is a true melting pot, with a team of nine vendors bringing together an eclectic mix of international cuisines.

Find NYC favorites like Empanada Papa, Enfes, Jicama, and German Sausages returning to the market, as well as new faces including Monk’s Vegan Smokehouse, Balkan Bites, The Flo Specialty Treats, and Blintz making their Urbanspace debuts. With something for everyone, this year’s diverse lineup will have guests coming back hungry for more.

To celebrate the fall market, and pay homage to the fashion roots of the neighborhood, Urbanspace Garment District will hold a “Sample Sale” on Monday, September 23rd. Guests who stop by the market on opening day between 5:00pm and 7:00pm will get an exclusive free first taste of the vendors. Market-goers should also stay tuned for happy hour offerings and other exciting events at Garment District throughout the fall.

Salon du Chocolat NY

This November, Salon du Chocolat NY, the world’s most prestigious chocolate festival, is coming to New York City. The show will serve as a platform for over 100 brands, tastemakers, pastry chefs and master chocolate makers to showcase their newest recipes and offerings, educating consumers and industry leaders alike on chocolate and pastry trends from different countries and cultures. If you’re planning on traveling to New York or if you’re simply a major chocolate lover, this should definitely be on your list of must-visit events this fall!

Jasper Dark Sky Festival

The Jasper Dark Sky Festival runs Oct 18–27. October is the first full month when it becomes possible to view the Northern Light sand Aurora Borealis in Jasper National Park, the world’s largest accessible Dark Sky Preserve, and the host of the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival.

Festival highlights:

  • Get 1 km closer to the stars during a Jasper SkyTram Star Session. Learn about planets, galaxies and constellations, and enjoy access to powerful telescopes from the Skytram Upper Station.
  • Symphony Under the Stars (Oct 18–20) brings the magic of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Strings outdoors under the stars

New York City Wine & Food Festival

The 12th annual New York City Wine & Food Festival is back this year with new events, chefs and talent taking over the four-day long weekend (October 10–13, 2019). Fans can expect the return of favorite signature events like Burger Bash, Drag Brunch, Grand Tasting, as well as a new line-up of tastings, classes and intimate dinners hosted by some of the world’s most renowned chefs.

Halloween Dog Costume Parade

The High Line Hotel welcomes guests and locals alike to its much-loved annual fall event, the Halloween Dog Costume Parade. A festive family event, the parade draws a great crowd each year. Featuring face painting, pumpkin decorating, refreshments, and treats, head to the hotel’s “urban pumpkin patch” courtyard to watch decked-out pups vie for the coveted “Golden Sneaker Award.” This year’s parade will be held on Sunday, October 27.


Now in its 33rd year, AFI FEST presented by Audi is a world-class event, showcasing the best films from across the globe to captivated audiences in Los Angeles. With a diverse and innovative slate of programming, the eight-day festival presents screenings, panels and conversations, featuring both master filmmakers and new voices.

World premieres, Galas and other special events take place at iconic LA locations, such as the historic TCL Chinese Theatre and the glamorous Hollywood Roosevelt. This year’s edition takes place November 14–21, 2019. Additional information about AFI FEST is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI FEST at facebook.com/AFIFEST, twitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFI. We have announced that we are opening with the World Premiere of QUEEN & SLIM.

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

Located at the heart of Rapid City in beautiful Main Street Square, the 11th annual Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival will feature activities for all ages, including a pumpkin catapult, giant pumpkin weigh-off, a pub crawl and more.

Buffalo Roundup

The main event each autumn, Custer State Park’s Buffalo Roundup attracts more than 21,000 visitors from across the country to watch experienced cowboys and cowgirls wrangle the parks herd of 1,300 bison. The ground rumbles and the dust flies as the bison are led to corralls to be sorted and vaccinated, as spectators watch from below. Attendees can take part in the Arts Festival, featuring 150 local vendors, and enjoy some of the most beautiful foliage views and exciting animal spotting on the Wildlife Loop Scenic Byway, featuring the world’s largest publicly owned buffalo herds.

Tailgate with Outdoorsy

Now that summer has come to an end and football season has officially kicked off, it’s time to get excited for tailgate season.

We’ve discovered the ultimate item to enhance your football fun — thanks to Outdoorsy, the leading RV, air-stream and camper-van rental platform, you can now rent an RV to tailgate with friends.

Shrimp and Grits Festival

This September travelers looking to explore the culinary delights of low-country can book a flight to Georgia’s Golden Isles and experience Jekyll Island’s Shrimp and Grits Festival, September 20–22, 2019. The coastal favorite, combines the classic southern dish with entertainment, artists market, live music, a craft brew fest and more. The under-developed island of Jekyll Island comes alive during this fun-filled weekend. Held in the Historic District of Jekyll Island, Jekyll Island Club Resort is the best place to stay during the festival as the property is just a 2 minute walk from the area.

Pumpkin Carving with Wüsthof

You’ve picked the best pumpkin in the patch — now, the only thing left to do is to carve it into the spookiest jack-o-lantern on the block! The secrets to carving a great pumpkin come down to two things: creativity and having the right tools. This year, forget about the flimsy, dull carving saws that never seem to get the job done and invest in a great tool that you will use on future Halloween pumpkins and in your kitchen for years to come! We recommend that you use the Wüsthof Classic Ikon Utility and Classic Ikon Paring knives for any pumpkin carving activities you may get into this Fall.

New York Pizza Festival

Taking place on Crescent Avenue in the Little Italy of the Bronx, the New York Pizza Festival is returning for its second year. Bringing together 25 of the country’s best pizzaioli as well as a special consortium from Naples, Italy, festival goers will get to taste signature pies from the likes of Di Fara Pizza, Good Pie in Las Vegas, Marco’s Coal Fired in Denver, Mission Pizza in Winston-Salem, and Sorbillo in Naples, Italy. Beer and wine will also be available. While entry to the festival is free, tickets for slices and drinks can be purchased online at www.nycpizzafestival.com or on site.

Where and What to Eat


Located atop Pier 17 in NYC’s revitalized Seaport District, R17’s rooftop terrace is a must-visit during Fall. Serving elevated, tapas style, New American cuisine, R17 is the ideal destination for a light lunch, dinner and cocktails pre or post-show with an ambiance perfect for documenting insider activities throughout the Fall. The luxurious blue onyx bar, and 360 views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan are the perfect backdrop for capturing your best Fall moments in NYC.

Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs

Situated in the iconic pink townhouse on Broadway welcomes guests to a comfortable dining room with warm-hearted hospitality. Serving Modern American cuisine with Southern and French influences, Tiny’s is the ideal destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. A popular spot for notable names, the Tribeca restaurant is a must-visit during the Fall.


Approachably elegant, Yves takes French dining on a new adventure through carefully crafted renditions of classic ’50s brasserie dishes. Located close to Skylight Clarkson Square and clocks from Spring Studios, the bistro is a hotspot for fashion icons. With culinary lead from Executive Chef Colleen Dalton, Yves offers an outdoor patio in addition to indoor seating for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Simple yet refined décor provides the ideal ambience for an elevated yet casual experience.

Holy Ground

A restaurant and speakeasy in the heart of Tribeca, Holy Ground reimagines a classic New York steakhouse, driven by its meat smoker and cocktail bar. A destination perfect for Fall dining, subterranean speakeasy delivers natural wood-smoked dishes made with premium meats and complemented by light sides, while the bar offers inventive cocktails. With many rooms for large parties, Holy Ground transports guests into an immersive dining and drinking experience.

Pig & Khao

Set to open next month in October — the power couple behind Lower East Side’s Filipino-Thai spot Pig & Khao, Executive Chef Leah Cohen and Restaurateur/Designer Benjamin Byruch will be launching their newest restaurant concept in North Chelsea, Piggyback NYC.

Piggyback NYC will highlight familiar cuisine with nuances of Asian flavors, influences and techniques. Cohen’s curated menu of snacks, appetizers and entrees is designed to bring a melting pot of regions throughout Asia to the hustle and bustle of West 30th Street, complimenting Byruch’s overall vision.

The Deco Food + Drink

Opening this October, The Deco Food + Drink brings a lineup of culturally diverse vendors to Midtown West (a neighborhood previously lacking in authentic culinary experiences). Top vendor highlights include French delicacies from Mademoiselle (the new daughter concept by Maman) and Hawaiian cuisine — ranging from traditional rotisserie chicken to furikake French fries with kewpie mayo– from HuliHuli, along with a central cocktail bar, which will offer a pairing menu highlighting cuisine from each of the vendors.


A staple for upscale Chinese cuisine since 1979 and dubbed a “Precious Jewel Box” by Givenchy, the iconic MR CHOW renowned for its MR CHOW Noodles and Beijing Duck is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.


Offering a high-touch, lavish dining experience in NYC’s hottest new neighborhood, queensyard features seasonal contemporary cuisine with menu items like buratta with carpaccio of concord grapes and warm beets with French onion soup flavor paired with prime views of Thomas Heatherwick’s stunning Vessel.

Bagatelle NYC

Famous for an unabashed celebration of joie de vivre, the French Mediterranean restaurant Bagatelle NYC is promoting rosé season past the summer months with a new Whispering Angel menu, featuring rosé selections paired with signature Bagatelle specialties like decadent truffle pizza.

The Leroy House

The Leroy House is a uniquely American neighborhood restaurant and bar that resides on the ground floor of a beautiful townhome in New York City’s historic West Village. With it’s classic, cozy charm it is the perfect spot for fall. While you dine indoors the wall-to-wall windows allow for the perfect view of the outdoor fall foliage. The menu brings the best of today’s New American cuisine to the West Village where time-honored techniques, regional, sustainable & source-verified ingredients and warm hospitality come together to create a nostalgic dining experience.

The Signature Room

Those looking to skip the cooking this Thanksgiving can head to The Signature Room for a gourmet feast on Thursday, November 28th from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of the Signature Room’s sparkling wine, followed by a buffet of chilled seafood, housemade salads, charcuterie and a chef-attended prime rib carving station.

Diners can then select an entrée from a seasonal menu that includes roasted turkey, pan seared snapper and lamb chops served with classic side dishes, and finish the meal with a lavish dessert buffet. Prices are $80 for adults and $35 for children — 4–12 years old (no charge for children under the age of three). Reservations are extremely limited and can be made by calling 312.787.9596.


An all-day Tuscan dining destination, FELICE 56 will serve breakfast, lunch, aperitivo and dinner when it opens later this month. While bringing Italian sensibility to New York City through authentic cuisine and design, guests can enjoy a taste of century-old recipes made with the finest, artisanal Italian products and fresh, locally-sourced produce. A

n traditional coffee bar can be found at the entrance offering freshly baked Italian pastries, espresso and cappuccino, along with an assortment of house made panini tartufati and an assortment of Tuscan schiacciate ripiene. A wine and cocktail lounge is situated towards the back of the first floor for diners to enjoy after-work drinks and aperitivo of small bites, and the main dining room situated on the lower level will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Michel et Augustin Cookies

Michel et Augustin has released a new flavor to add to it’s lineup of other delicious cookie flavors, Triple Chocolate. The new flavor is a crispy cookie made with French butter and Dutch cocoa, filled with decadent dark chocolate ganache and sprinkled with crunchy cocoa nibs.

Triple Chocolate joins a lineup of delicious recipes including Dark Chocolate with a Pinch of Sea Salt, Milk Chocolate with Melty Caramel, and Chocolate with Toasted Hazelnuts. Every Michel et Augustin cookie is made with real chocolate, French butter and flour, and “amour,” and contains NO preservatives, no artificial sweeteners, and no artificial flavors or dyes.

Loacker Hazelnut Quadratini

Made with 100% Italian hazelnuts from the Italian Alps, the Hazelnut Quadratini features delicious hazelnut flavor in a delectable cube-shaped snack. Contains four layers of the smoothest cream filling, held by five light, crispy wafers. The fine Napolitaner cream with selected Italian hazelnuts will guarantee delicious hazelnut pleasure!

The name Napolitaner comes from the fact that only nut varieties grown around Naples were originally used. Even today, Loacker exclusively uses Italian hazelnuts which are freshly roasted on-site at Loacker. It is this gentle Loacker roasting process that gives the hazelnuts and therefore the products their unique and distinctive flavor.

Overall, the Loacker Hazelnut Quadratinis are the ultimate fall snack with real hazelnut flavor!

Welch’s Fruit Snacks Apple Orchard Medley

The Apple Orchard Medley variety is a delicious, unique combination of orchard inspired flavors like Granny Smith Apple, Pear, Golden Delicious Apple, Red Delicious Apple and Apricot. Welch’s® Fruit Snacks feature Fruit as the First Ingredient and are made with REAL fruit, contain no preservatives and are fat free. Available at major retailers including Target, Walmart, Boxed.com, Amazon and more.

Gaea Olive Snack Packs

These Olive Snack Packs are a savory, low-calorie and healthy snack to throw in your tote or take on-the-go. 100% natural, containing zero additives or preservatives and very low salinity, the olives are packed in a handy re-sealable package, without liquid, allowing the convenience of snacking now and later.

Additionally, each 65g snack pack is only 67 or 150 calories– perfect for low-calorie healthy snacking! Three varieties are available: Pitted Green Olives Marinated with Chili and Black Pepper, Pitted Green Olives Marinated with Lemon and Oregano, and Pitted Kalamata Olives, 100% Natural and Sun Ripened.

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

The brand is transforming seasonal, fan-favorite flavors, Pumpkin Spice and Apple Pie á la Mode, into a milky, melty experience for the taste buds that only My/Mo can deliver.

Just in time for the changing of the seasons, the newest varieties of everyone’s favorite poppable and portable snack will be hitting shelves in early September to blow your mouth’s mind and give you all the fall feels. No need to wait for the pumpkin patches and apple orchards to open up, just head to your nearest freezer aisle, grab a box of My/Mo and stock up on the season’s must-have snack. The limited-edition offerings include:

· Pumpkin Spice: The autumn staple is reimagined with creamy, decadent pumpkin spice ice cream infused with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove spices all wrapped in a pillowy mochi dough exterior.

· Apple Pie á la Mode: My/Mo’s tri-textural innovation gets a seasonal twist by wrapping a doughy snacking sensation around a scoop of premium vanilla ice cream hugging a cinnamon apple center.

Coolhaus Ice Cream

This tasty ice cream has just launched their new flavor, Pumpkin Pie Spice Cheesecake, just in time for the changing of the seasons! We’re talking pumpkin and cream cheese ice cream with a graham cracker crust swirl! Pumpkin spice fanatics can purchase the mouth watering pint at Whole Foods Markets nationwide.

Freshen Up Your Home for Fall

Bedroom Statements

Talalay Latex Pillow

Constructed with superior natural materials, the Talalay Latex pillow delivers superior reactivity, contouring support and enhanced breathability. Sustainably sourced Talalay latex is produced using eco-friendly materials, making it hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin.

Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid

Pairs sustainably sourced materials with targeted pressure point relief of individually encased coils. Naturally cultivated comfort with Talalay Latex, Joma Wool™ and organic cotton. The Bloom Hybrid is a greener sleep option with breathability, motion isolation and support.

100% Organic Cotton Sheets

Woven from long-staple cotton and are GOTS certified, ensuring a natural and sustainable sleep experience. The naturally cultivated cotton material creates superior breathability, moisture wicking, durability and a hypoallergenic sleep environment.

All Season Comfort Control Fan & Tower Heater-in-One (FH500)

Lasko’s All Season Comfort Control Tower Fan & Heater in One brings you year-round comfort with its high-reaching tower fan design for maximum air delivery. With the included digital remote control, you can heat the room you’re in with Automatic Electronic Thermostat technology, allowing you to maintain comfort while using less energy.

Additional product features include (4) quiet fan speeds, 3-speed ceramic tower heater with gentle warmth and versatile settings, widespread oscillation, easy-to-clean filter for increased heater unit efficiency and simple “no tool” assembly.

Coddle Pillow

Crafted from a single piece of Italian Coconut Infused Memory foam, the Pillow is naturally cooling. By being temperature and pressure neutral, it retains consistent support and comfort in every climate.

Relaxation Weighted Blanket

Relax this holiday season thanks to Sleep Number and the calming effects of deep pressure stimulation for reduced stress and anxiety. This blanket’s no-shift diamond box construction holds fill in place for even weight distribution, and is available in three weights (15, 20 or 25 pounds) and three colors.

Organic Bamboo Sheet Set

This sheet set from Rora by Rove Concepts is a sustainable alternative to traditional cotton sheets. These sheets benefit from bamboo’s natural antibacterial and moisture removing properties, and the refined sateen weave and 300 thread count provide a smooth and exceptionally soft feel for a comfortable sleep. The set is available in queen or king size in white or charcoal, and comes with one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases.

Kitchen Statements

Drip Coffee Maker

This SMEG drip coffee maker combines iconic midcentury style with convenient features like auto start and aroma control, so you can brew a cup tailored to your taste and schedule.

All-White Stand Mixer

This stand mixer combines iconic mid century style with modern features and an updated shape. Includes new wire whisk with five crimped steel wires, new flat beater and dough hook with a nonstick coating and plastic bowl cover.

Hexa Power High Speed Blender

Easy one-touch auto pre-programed courses and manual range. Fast Rinsing! Just hold down the “pulse” switch to rinse in 20 seconds. Hexa-Blending Technology, the 6 blades features a hexa-blend formation that create a mini-tornado.

H101 Easy Clean Slow Juicer

Enjoy optimized taste and nutrition without the hassle of complicated cleaning. The juicer rotates at a speed of just 43 revolutions per minute. This patented Slow Squeeze Technology ensures your juice stays fresh and in its most natural state.

Citrus Juicer

Perfect for your simpler juicing needs. The 1-size-fits-all, finned juicing cone will help you single-handedly squeeze any citrus fruit and yield the maximum amount of juice, leaving the rind completely empty.

7PC HexClad Set W/ Lids & Wok

Launched in 2017, HexClad is the only true hybrid cookware available today. Crafted with a complex patented laser-etched hexagon design, combining the best of stainless steel with a nonstick surface, HexClad is designed to last a lifetime. HexClad is PFOA-free, dishwasher safe, oven safe, induction-ready, scratch-resistant and features stay-cool handles and works on gas and electric stoves + newer induction cooktops. The premium cookware is available nationwide at HexClad.com, Amazon and Costco.

Living Room Statements

Coddle Couch & NEW Couch Topper

Supple leather, elegant microfiber and made with 4 layers of memory foam, the Couch can transform into more than 16 different configurations and has 4 built-in USB ports. The Couch Topper is a reversible 3” foam mattress that marries perfectly the 4 levels of foam in the couch, transforming the couch into an incredibly comfortable bed.

Coddle Chair & Ottoman

With 3 adjustable positions, and 2 built-in USB ports, you can recline in comfort with the Gjemeni Chair. Couple with the Gjemeni Ottoman to kick you feet up!

Faux Fur Throw

Wrap yourself in the plush, textured warmth of this super soft faux fur throw from Sleep Number. Certified OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 keeps you and your family safe from harmful substances. Available in one size (50” x 60”) and three colors.

Flag Halyard Chair

Perfectly balanced and built with a solid stainless steel frame and 240 meters of textured flag line, this modern industrial beauty from Rove Concepts upholds the iconic style of the original Danish design. As Hans Wegner conceived the idea for this chair while at the beach, the wide-set and low frame is naturally perfect for an afternoon rest, especially when matched with the cozy comfort of a sheepskin throw and down feather filled headrest.

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