Say see ya to summer and welcome to fall. Today is officially the last day of summer and this Saturday, it's the unofficial launch of Oktoberfest in New York. That's right, dozens of hot spots over NYC are offering twists on their own Oktoberfest style celebrations. Also this weekend take in a Mad Men inspired play at The Peoples Improve Theater in Gramercy and foodies will have the chance to taste their hearts out on Sunday in the West Village. Autumn's looking good to us. Here's our first weekend of fall can't miss round-up!
Oktoberfest Hits New York
230 Fifth is bringing Oktoberfest to New York and to a whole new level. From Sept. 22 until Oct. 7th, five German beers and two Germanic gastronomic classics will be added to the menu at the well-known, haute rooftop lounge. Brews will sell for $6/bottle, $8/half liter and $16/liter alongside German eats such as giant pretzels and bratwurst for a mere $9.230 Fifth is located at 230 FIFTH AVE (corner 27th street on 5th Ave) www.230-fifth.com 212-725-4300.
Mark Giordano’s MAD MAN Returns to THE PIT (The People's Improve Theater) on September 22 & 29 at 9:30PM.
Taste the West Village
This Sunday, September 23rd from 12 noon - 4 p.m., village lovers and foodies alike will have the chance to nosh on bites from over 25 restaurants throughout the always eclectic, bustling West Village. In partnership with American Express, the delectable event will be hosting a day of food and fun to help raise money for West Village's Ps. 41. Held in the Yard at Ps. 41, guests will enjoy delicious cuisine from notable chefs like Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Marc Murphy of Ditch Plains and Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop as well as culinary samplings from hip, village newcomers like Swine and Rosemary's.
To purchase tickets, please visit: www.tastethewestvillage.com . Individual: $45, Children under 12: $20, Alcohol Wristbands: $25