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It’s officially spooky season and few places offer a more authentically autumnal experience than NYC. Opting for a Long Island City apartment—and especially a Gotham Point luxury rental—will have you perfectly placed to enjoy all the perks of every season in the city, and fall is certainly our favorite. From waterfront workouts that’ll warm you up to harvest festivals and Halloween activities, here are our top picks for October: 

Waterfront Workouts at Hunters Point South Park
Yoga: October 10, 6:30pm–7:30pm
Zumba: October 11, 6pm–7pm

Don’t miss the last two waterfront workouts of the year! Hosted by Hunter’s Point Parks Conservancy, enjoy a free yoga class with instructor Joy Chen and then come back the next day for a free Zumba class with instructor Bobby Albanez. Registration is suggested but not required.

Court Square 4th Annual Family Wellness Day
October 15, 10am–1pm

Fit for the whole family, this free event will include a raffle for gift certificates to The Cliffs Rock Climbing Gym, a pop-up cardboard playground, face painting, the mobile Queens Public Library, and music by Anna Banana. There will be free exercise classes from LIC Ballet (for kids ages 3–8) and Barre3 LIC (for adults), plus healthy snacks and coffee provided by Market Pantry. 

Queens World Film Festival Trailer Party
October 22, 7:30pm

Get a taste of what’s to come in the 12th Annual Queens World Film Festival at their Trailer Party. Catch 50 of this year’s festival film trailers while enjoying chocolate, popcorn, signature mocktails, and cocktails. Hosted at The Local NY, this event is completely free. 

Culture Lab LIC Fall Fest
October 27, 6:30pm–9:30pm

This evening of performances, food, and drinks featuring local artists will benefit Culture Lab LIC, a 501(c)(3) organization formed to bring accessible, high-quality art of all genres to the LIC community. Cocktails, wine & beer, and dessert are included in the ticket price, and festive attire is encouraged. Early bird tickets are on sale until 0ctober 13. 

LIC Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park
October 29, 12pm–5pm
(Rain date: October 30)

Celebrate the autumn season in Socrates Sculpture Park with pumpkin art workshops, creative costume making, harvest-themed dance performances, international food vendors, face painting, a pumpkin carving contest, and the epic launch of the pumpkin catapult! Also enjoy the cutest and spookiest dog costume contest around, hosted by Chateau Le Woof and Friends with Four Paws.

Halloween Night Costume Party at Doha Bar & Lounge
October 31, doors open at 9pm

Spend Halloween at one of the city’s most exclusive Halloween parties, hosted at one of Queen’s favorite hangouts. There’ll be hip-hop, R&B, and Top 40 all night, drink specials from 10pm to 12am, plus candy, more candy, and of course, more candy. Costumes are highly recommended and you could win a cash prize if yours is the best one! 

Gotham Point Pop-up Events
Dates throughout October 

This month, we’re hosting a variety of special classes and events, available exclusively to residents of our Long Island City luxury rentals. On October 5th, enjoy Oktoberfest pretzels and beers and learn about the different internet options available to you at Gotham Point, courtesy of Starry Internet. Meet us in the 1st Floor Lounge on October 10th for a guided meditation to help tame anxiety, and then join us for a day of volunteer gardening with Hunters Point Parks Conservancy at Gantry Plaza State Park on the 15th. If you’re in need of a seasonal clean, the info session on October 27th from Suits and Skirts, our in-building offering for professional dry cleaning, laundry, and apartment cleaning services, is not to be missed. End your month with the start of a killer Halloween weekend at our Murder Mystery Party on October 28th, hosted by Broadway Murder Mysteries. We look forward to welcoming you to experience Gotham Living at these exclusive events!

Stay in the know about upcoming events taking place in Long Island City by keeping an eye on our blog for updates. To learn more about events and concierge services at Gotham Properties, visit GothamProperties.com.