This Week in the City: Queens County Farm, NYFF 54, Oktoberfest and Psycho Barn

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Welcome to fall: a magical place of 65-degree days, flannels, and pumpkin flavored everything. While on the lookout for inauguratory fall activities, consider what is going on This Week in the City.  

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Trek out to the Queens County Farm Museum

Pick up some much-needed veggies at the Queens Farm seasonal farmstand, sip some cider, and hedge through the Amazing Maize Maze (a pun no one can resist). The maze includes puzzles and clues!

Hours

Farmstand (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wed thru Fri and 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sat and Sun)

Amazing Maize Maze (thru Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat and Sun)

Travel time (from TKC)

~1.5 hours via the 4/5 and QM5 bus

Cost

$10 for maze

LINK: http://www.queensfarm.org/


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Kick back, relax and watch a film (like a hipster) at NYFF 54 

The New York Film Festival kicks off this week at Lincoln Center! Features include films from around the world and a series of film shorts. A large variety of films will be playing on Oct. 1.

Hours

Showtimes vary

Travel time (from TKC)

~30 minutes via the 1

Cost

~$10-15 (student discount available with I.D.)

LINK: http://www.filmlinc.org/


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A family-friendly (aka student-under-21-friendly) Oktoberfest at South Street Seaport

Doubtful that anyone will be heading to Munich on a college budget but why not enjoy games, live music, authentic eats, and lederhosen anyhow? Come for the food. Stay for the lederhosen.

Hours

Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Travel time (from TKC)

~10 minute walk

Cost

Ticketed but free (Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-2016-nyc-tickets-22261281091?aff=erelexpmlt)

LINK: http://www.nycgo.com/events/oktoberfest-at-south-street-seaport


 

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Check out some creepy transitional art at the Met's rooftop garden

Transitional Object (Psycho Barn) by Cordelia Parker was recently installed in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. A transitional work is when an artist takes old ideas or themes and makes a new work. Parker is known for her dark and pensive works. She drew inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho. Go see some art, Norman Bates style.

Hours

Thru Oct. 31, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Travel time (from TKC)

~30 minutes via the 4/5

Cost

Exhibition free with admission (a.k.a. throw a dime on the counter and recover from the judgement later)

LINK: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/cornelia-parker

CityKeyah Harvey