NYC Life: Oktoberfest, Designer Sales, Cocktail Parties and Tours
Billy Holiday’s “Autumn in New York” is playing in our head as we think about all the great things to do in NYC in fall. Here are a few of our suggestions this week.
Sept. 17-Oct. 3. Oktoberfest NYC
Don’t ask us why Oktoberfest starts in September, but you’ll find all kinds of fun events around the city celebrating this Bavarian festival. It kicks off this Sunday at Central Park with the annual Steuben Parade. Buy tickets and enjoy German brews, great entertainment featuring “Spitze!”, the Polka Brothers and many other bands. This is just one of the events happening in all 5 boroughs. Get the full scoop at TimeOut.
Sept. 19-24. Gabrielle Carlson’s September Sale Event
You know how much we love NYC designer Gabrielle Carlson’s fabulous clothes. Flowing designs, beautiful fabrics, rich colors, that look beautiful on all women, of every age, shape, and size. Tell her you’re a tomato and you’ll get an extra 10% off. Gabrielle Carlson. 145 E. 47th Street, NYC. Monday-Saturday 10am – 7 PM.
Oct. 8. You’re Invited “The Lost Generation” Cocktail Party.
Tomatoes Sharon Marantz Walsh and Anne Akers invite you to a special pre-production cocktail party to meet playwright Alexis Chevalier and Producer Mercedes Ellington of “The Lost Generation”. Theo’s, 1048 Third Avenue @62nd Street. Champagne & Hor D’Oeuvres. $35. RSVP. 646-541-4452.
Tour the Woolworth Lobby
From its grand marble staircase and its glass mosaic ceiling to its striking murals, the Woolworth Building is a structural work of art. The lobby of this historic landmark was closed to the public for 12 years, but it’s recently reopened for tours. Choose from a 30-, 60- or 90-minute guided tour led by an expert of the building’s gothic structure and history. You’ll learn about the building’s role in helping form Manhattan’s skyline, and about Frank Woolworth, who commissioned the building, and Cass Gilbert, its architect. Get discount tickets via Goldstar.