Things to do this weekend in NYC, Oct. 13-15, 2023

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Don’t just sit at home! There are plenty of great things to do around New York City this weekend.

Here’s a look at some of the best events happening around town between Oct. 13-15.

Friday, Oct. 13: Twin City EP Cyberpop Release Party

Twin City EP Record Release Party at Penthouse: Twin City is bringing their cyberpop world to New York City for one night only. Party with Twin City in a penthouse loft in Chelsea, where they’ll debut their new EP, “Ignition,” and drop two brand new songs in an event-filled night with a full open bar, DJ, dance floor, signings, giveaways, and a very special live performance by the act. 164 West 25th Street Floor 12, Manhattan. 7 — 10 p.m. $15

Cityside Pumpkin Patch: Welcome to Cityside Pumpkin Patch, the ultimate destination for fall fun. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of a fully operational pumpkin patch adorned with locally harvested pumpkins from upstate New York. The Summer Club, 8-08 Queens Plaza S., Queens. 1 p.m. — 12 a.m. $18-$33

Halloween House NYC: Brace yourself for an unparalleled Halloween adventure as Halloween House unveils its highly anticipated grand opening in NYC inside the stunning Oculus. This innovative attraction promises to elevate the Halloween experience, immersing visitors in a world of magic, wonder, and excitement. The Oculus, 50 Church St., Manhattan. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. $39.99; $34.99 ages 10 and younger

Saturday, Oct. 14: Adopt a pet in Queens!

Pet Adoption Day: Looking for a new furry friend? Douglaston Development and Throw Me a Bone will be hosting a pet adoption event in partnership with Bideawee, which will have cats and dogs available to the public for adoption onsite. 3Eleven, 311 11th Ave., Queens. 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. Free to attend

Bear Mountain Cruise: Take a fifty-mile cruise up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain State Park while enjoying autumnal sights and Oktoberfest-themed experience, including German food specials, Oktoberfest beers (available for purchase) and live music. Their huge, outdoor decks are perfect for getting some fall sun, fresh air and 360-degree views. Meet at Pier 83, Manhattan. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $79-$139

Sunday, Oct. 15: Halloween at the Bronx Zoo!

NYC Makers Market: Shop directly from over 150 local makers, including 40 members of the NY Handmade Collective (former NY Etsy Street Team). Get first dibs on the new fall merchandise from fashion and accessory designers, jewelry makers, craft-makers, and artists. Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St., Manhattan. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free

Boo at the Zoo: Dress in your Halloween best and enjoy the Bronx Zoo’s annual family-friendly daytime fall festival. Included with Bronx Zoo Admission, enjoy magic and mind-reading, pumpkin carving demonstrations, costume parades, crafts, and puppet shows. New this year, experience Traveling Skeletons! Discover the fascinating features of skeletons from a collection of animal species you might see at the zoo. Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx. 10 am – 5:30 pm. $28.75

Find more amazing Things to Do in New York City (or list your own event) at events.amNY.com. For dozens more events around our area, check our sister sites… QNS.com, BrooklynPaper.com, BxTimes.com and LongIslandPress.com.