Things To Do This October in NYC

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While the Indian Summer we’ve been experiencing this autumn in New York City has been great, there’ss no doubt that shorter days and cooler weather is lurking just around the corner. As you pack away your shorts and sundresses and replace them with sweaters and ski hats, take a minute to get your October calendar out and pencil in the below activities! They’re the ones we’re most looking forward to this fall, and no matter which Glenwood building you reside in, you can be sure they’re happening in your neighborhood!

A group of ice skaters at Rockefeller Center's ice skating rink at night.
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Rockefeller Center Ice Skating in NYC: October 7th – The Season

Here’s a little NYC secret for you locals: while ice skating typically falls under the “things to do in December” list on most NYC blogs, we’re going to help you skip the lines (and the headache!) and tell you to enjoy a few twirls around The Rink at Rockefeller Center in the autumn! Not only is the weather going to be decidedly more pleasant than if you wait until winter, but since the winter tourism rush doesn’t start until mid-November (thank you, Macy’s Day parade!), you’ll be able to skip the long queue and hoards of holiday shoppers and spectators and get straight onto the ice, pumpkin spice latte in hand! The rink is soft opening to the public on Saturday, October 7th, and the Grand Opening Ceremony will be happening on Wednesday, October 11th. To further speed up your entry, go ahead and purchase tickets ahead of time online.

The Rink is an ideal fall activity for Glenwood residents who live in Midtown East, as it’s so easy to walk to!

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Experience Relaxation at The Bristol

Take a step back from your busy lifestyle and relax at The Bristol. Tour available units today.

Spa Week: October 16th-22nd

Everyone needs a little pampering now and then. Spa Week is a great time to indulge yourself, and get a special deal! The event takes place across the country, and of course NYC is well represented. Book your appointments as soon as possible… they most popular services get taken quickly. Just go to the Spa Week website for more information.

While we can’t list all of the participating locations here, premier spas such as Red Door (near several Midtown East Glenwood buildings) and Faina European Day Spa (near the Glenwood West Side buildings located around Lincoln Center) are participants.

A group of women sitting at a table as actors at a comedy show in New York City.
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The 24 Hour Plays: October 30th

Being in the audience of an edgy Broadway production is definitely something which gives any New Yorker bragging rights (just think of those who were front row center when Hamilton was nothing but an Off-Off-Broadway production all the way downtown!) Make sure you grab your tickets early to the 17th Annual 24 Hour Plays, a Broadway production that includes 6 playwrights, 6 directors, 34 actors and one musical guest. Together, they will create 6 brand new short plays over the course of one day! Past cast members have included popular stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Seth Green, Ashton Kutcher, and Scarlett Johansson, to name a few! Tickets start at $175.

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Manhattan’s West Side vs. East Side

Believe it or not, there are quite a few differences between the West and East Sides of Manhattan! From family-style mom and pop shops to vibrant nightlife, which neighborhood best suits your lifestyle?

Being held in the theater district, this show is total easy access for any Glenwood residents living on the West Side. Make sure to check back with our blog soon, as we’ll be rounding up the best free events happening in NYC this month, too!

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