Fall in love with NYC again
September 30, 2020
Bring on the layering, hot beverages, and all the warm hues. Fall is officially here! Take a walk along the cobbles, see the fall foliage, try seasonal dishes, or soak in some culture. After a tough year, fall in love (pun intended) with the city all over again with these seasonal activities in Meatpacking that will make you remember why you love NYC.
Take part in Digital Art
October 1st is the launch of digital art month. Discover over 70 artworks exhibited in public spaces around NYC by artists creating Augmented Reality (AR) Art through social media filters and Video Art. See the 8 artists featured in Meatpacking here.
Back to Hot Coffee
Although our neighborhood may be small in size, the district is filled with world class coffee shops on almost every block. What better excuse to indulge in your favorite morning (and afternoon) beverage.
- Starbucks Roastery Reserve – Sip on a flight of Espresso martinis in the afternoon to get your caffeine + happy hour fix.
- Kobrick – If you’re craving pumpkin spice, get the seasonal latte at this neighborhood favorite spot and enjoy the crisp fall air on the expansive patio.
- Terremoto – Catch some jazz every Sunday while you sip on a delicious cup of joe watching the world go by.
See the Leaves Change
Take a walk on the High Line later in October or early November to see the leaves change to glorious autumn hues. Friendly reminder to book your ticket in advance at highline.org!
Pix on the Plaza: Halloween Edition
This October The Standard is screaming and streaming the best frightful flicks outside at The Standard Grill every Monday and Tuesday at 8pm. Enjoy a full menu of booze and bites, plus complimentary popcorn. See the full lineup and make a reservation here.
Cozy Up to Culture
It was a long few months without museums and cultural institutions open in NYC. Now that they’re back, take in all the art + culture that makes our city thrive. Here’s some to catch in the neighborhood:
- Whitney Museum – Bring the entire family to the Whitney this fall, where visitors 18 and under always get in free. Discover works by your favorite American artists in the Museum’s spacious galleries, take in expansive views from the outdoor terraces, and enjoy an exciting lineup of special exhibitions. Don’t miss Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945
- White Columns – NYC’s oldest alternative art space is now back open to the public. Two new exhibitions on view are Maya Stovall Lux and Diane Kotila now until December 12. New public hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm
- Artechouse – Experience Intangible Forms, an audio-visual journey into both the known and unknown by Japanese multi-media artist Shohei Fujimoto. The kinetic laser performance will stimulate and surprise you, on view until October 14.
Bike to the District
With over 247 Citi Bike docks in the neighborhood, take the scenic route on two wheels. Read our guide on how best to get here no matter which borough you’re coming from.
Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
Whether you’re a fan of Pumpkin spice or not, there’s plenty of other fall flavors to get excited about.
- Doughnuttery’s Pumpkin Pie Brûlée Doughnuts are back along with their apple cider sugar doughnuts and warm apple cider.
- You can’t go wrong with a cardamom bun from Swedish bakery Fabrique on 14th Street.