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#MustDo in NYC: Let the City Surprise You (Sept 24-30)


New York City is full of surprises – just as soon as you think you’ve got it figured out, the city throws you a curveball.

For this week’s #MustDo in NYC, we’re taking you to some of the most surprising spots you may not know about right here in the city. We’ve focused on curating our list around spots to visit before the weather gets too cold.

Tour an urban farm

That’s right, a farm in New York City. Brooklyn Grange is a rooftop soil farm that produces more than 50,000 pounds of organic produce a year. They also host educational events, provide urban farming consultations and installations worldwide and work to help uplift the surrounding local community. Check out the magnificent greenery yourself on one of their farm tours and learn more about innovative urban sustainability.

LIC location: Saturday, September 29 at 11 and 12:30 pm

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Wednesday, September 26 at 10 and 11:30 am

Celebrate Oktoberfest (in September) with local brews

The first Oktoberfest was held in October 1810 in Munich. The annual celebrations were later moved up in the calendar year to allow for better weather conditions – a trait that means that Oktoberfest actually kicks off in late September.

In honor of Oktoberfest, we’re curating our monthly NYC Social Club series in collaboration with Miguel Rivas, The BeerTrekker. Join us for good company and local brews as we bring our NYC Urban Adventures community together under one roof. Both locals and travelers alike are welcome.

Wednesday, September 26 from 6-8 pm at Beer Street in East Williamsburg

RSVP here

Watch a movie in the middle of a vineyard

Rooftop Reds is the world’s first commercially viable urban rooftop vineyard, located right in our own backyard. This week, they’re hosting a pop-up movie screening and dining experience complete with wine pairing. The lavish five-course meal will be set in the vineyards with a stunning backdrop of Manhattan’s skyline, and we can pretty much guarantee it will be a magical night.

Friday, September 28th from 6 to 8 pm

Find more information and the full menu here.

Get on a boat in Brooklyn   

Navigate through classic Brooklyn warehouses and the increasing club scene to find yourself at Brooklyn Barge, a restaurant and bar floating on the East River. This dive is an open secret among locals, but there are some surprising aspects of the spot you may not know about… In addition to serving up delicious eats (take a look at their menu), Brooklyn Barge also holds as an experiential learning space to study the East River’s ecological system. The team also collaborates with the Billion Oyster Project, a program aimed at restoring and cleaning our harbor.

Open every day, various hours – find full info here

Looking for more inspiration on local digs and events? Be sure to follow us on Instagram @nycurbanadventures.

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