Festivals in Rockville Centre

$99 for Entry to Oktoberfest sponsored by The Village Voice, presented by Jägermeister, and hosted by Andrew Zimmern on Sunday, October 19

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

The Garden at Studio Square NYC

$130 $99

James Beard Award-winning TV personality Andrew Zimmern hosts a Groupon-exclusive Oktoberfest bash with beer, brats, and a live oompah band

The Sweet Spot NYC at Santos Party House on November 15–16 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot NYC

Santos Party House

$22.09 $11

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to "pop erotica"

Admission for Two to The Affordable Art Fair on September 26–29 (Up to 67% Off). Two Options Available.

The Affordable Art Fair

The Tunnel

$30 $10

Explore 50 local, national, and international galleries with work as low as $100 each, plus free tours and talks, at a newbie-friendly fair

$50 for Entry to Mixology Masters Hosted by Justin Warner on Sunday, October 19 ($100 Value)

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

Bagatelle

$100 $50

Guests drink cocktails and dance the night away at the closing event of the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

Drinking-Game Show for Two or Four from A Drinking Game NYC (Up to 51% Off)

A Drinking Game NYC

New York

$40 $20

The best '80s movies are brought to life on stage and combined with an audience-participation drinking game for extra fun

Admission for Two or Four to New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (Half Off)

New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

Upper East Side

$40 $20

More than 70 exhibitors showcase antiques & art at four-day exposition

$89 for Entry to Stacked: A Sandwich Showdown Hosted by Robert Irvine on Saturday, October 18 ($130 Value)

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented by FOOD & WINE

Hudson New York Hotel

$130 $89

Guests vote for their favorite sandwiches from around the city at this lunchtime tasting hosted by Restaurant: Impossible's Robert Irvine

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Barbecue ribs with a smoky rauchbier. A melon salad with a dark doppelbock. The folks behind Get Real Presents specialize in pairings like these, sharing the joys of craft beer and delicious, locally-sourced foods. In this spirit, its team of foodies and beer aficionados hosts festivals featuring more than 80 brews, as well as restaurant events that pair craft beer with regional foods. As unique as it sounds, they admit this isn't exactly a new idea—they take a page from other countries, such as Belgium, who actually anchor much of their cuisine around the effervescent beverage. Following this "cuisine a la biere" model, they aim to highlight all of the great things a freshly crafted brew can do to enhance an evening out on the town, such as highlighting the flavors of a complementary dish, spicing up a local chef's stew, or softening your dad to the idea of paying off all of your student loans.

135 W 18th St
New York,
NY
US

Hampton Luxury Liner transports its passengers around in a lavish motorcoach that boasts five flat-screen TVs, complimentary WiFi, and an on-bus library. The luxury buses travel to destinations ranging from the Hamptons to Atlantic City, with specific stops at wineries, resorts, and casinos. Reclining leather seats with space for laptops and maximum leg extension typify the cushy interior, and each road cruiser also comes equipped with a library and refrigerator, useful for storing steaks to distract the thousands of chasing dogs such a luxurious bus usually attracts.

233-17 Hillside Avenue
Queens Village,
NY
US

The inaugural Gold Coast International Film Festival bursts onto the celluloid-slinging scene with screenings of 45 feature-length films and 20 short films, including debut movies never before seen by ocular orbits. The festival's roster of films populates a broadsheet with comedies, dramas, documentaries, and Andy Warhol’s Burger King training videos. Bolster ab muscles with laugh-a-minutes including The Best and the Brightest, which follows a yuppie couple, played by Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris, as they tread lightly through the human-infested waters of private-kindergarten enrollment. Festival-goers learn something new without purchasing an abacus or getting abducted by college professors thanks to immersing documentaries such as Fambul Tok, which chronicles the lives of Sierra Leone residents as they emerge from a brutal civil war. Short films, shown both independently and in groupings, boil life down to its most essential elements in installments that are easily consumed and long ruminated upon.

3324 Hillside Avenue
Garden City Park,
NY
US

Long Island Fear Fest elicits screams with spooky rides and thrills orchestrated by Mr. Slim Chance II and his demented associates. Flashing lights and booming sounds re-create an old-fashioned carnival atmosphere as visitors explore the Chamber of Horrors Haunted House⎯a reworked haunted house that immerses horror lovers in a tortuous cavern of frights filled with Slim and his family of freaks' prized possessions and collection of vintage parking tickets. After a frightful house visit, fest-fiends can hop on the Montauk Monster Haunted Hayride and travel into Long Island’s checkered history, wheeling past terrifying tableaus and paparazzi disguised as hay bales.

1303 Round Swamp Rd
Old Bethpage,
NY
US

iAdventure sends urbanites on a variety of excursions in and around the Big Apple, inspiring them to branch out and try new experiences in the do, see, eat, and drink categories. The organizers draw from a variety of interests and a large pool of connections, allowing them to orchestrate outings ranging from walking tours of millionaires' homes to mixology boot camps. Many of iAdventure's events focus on helping out charitable causes or celebrating lesser-known holidays, such as Bastille Day.

533 Beach 126th St
Rockaway Park,
NY
US

The guides at Great Food Tours have teeth so sweet it's amazing they don't dissolve in coffee. Maybe that's why they display such an affinity for dessert-themed city tours. The dark-chocolate underbellies of New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., New Orleans, London, and Paris expose themselves in cocoa-themed tours across the globe. A few of these renowned culinary cities also offer ambulatory tastings of a different sort. Visitors in New York can go on a voyage into Italian food, and a food tour of London dispels undeserved stereotypes with a lineup of English cheeses, hearty pub fare, and a classic platter of fish and chips. Through Great Food Tours, taste buds get in on the vacation spirit, and maybe get upgraded to taste best friends.

302a West 12th Street #252
New York,
NY
US