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5 Things to Do in Brooklyn this October

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October in New York is a sight to behold. The weather cools off, the leaves start to change, and the city is alive with events. Looking for ideas for how to spend your time this October? We’ve got you covered with this list of 5 things to do in Brooklyn this October (and a bonus idea at the end!)


Pizza Wine Movie Nights at Rooftop Reds 

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Take in the views and a show at Rooftop Reds winery. The ever popular Pizza Wine Movie Nights are back! Each week Thursday-Friday, enjoy a different movie at the rooftop bar, wine glass in hand with the beautiful skyline in the distance. October flicks include; Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, Addams Family Values, Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre & The Conjuring. Get your tickets here.


In the spring of 2016, Rooftop Reds launched the world’s first commercially-viable urban rooftop vineyard in Brooklyn. Their mission is ambitious, going well beyond merely bringing viticulture to the urban agriculture industry.  Rooftop Reds is spearheading innovation in the New York State wine market and planting the seeds for a new generation of viticulture enthusiasts.


Zum Schneider Oktoberfest

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On September 30th through October 9th be transported to Muinch in Brooklyn at the Zum Schneider Oktoberfest! After a 3 year hiatus they will open the doors to the Oktoberfest tent, which boasts the most authentic setting, atmosphere, music, fair and beer, unmatched anywhere in NYC or even the U.S! 

Just like at Oktoberfest in Munich, exclusively imported beer will be served in 1 liter steins. This year marks the first year at the new location in Bushwick at 260 Meserole St. Be sure to reserve tickets early here.


Bushwick Film Festival (October 19 – 23, 2022)

This 5-day Indie Film Festival is finally back in person! 2022 marks the 15th Anniversary for the festival. The festival highlights new talent in the filmmaking industry and has showcased the works of over 700 local and international filmmakers from more than 60 countries, providing a platform for diverse stories. Brooklyn makers especially get a chance to find their footing in the film industry through this multi-day event.

This event is especially popular with New Yorkers. Take advantage of a visit to get to know Bushwick better. It’s worth it!


BRIC JazzFest (October 20 – 22, 2022)

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The BRIC JazzFest 2022 will be held for the 8th time. From October 20-22, you can experience legends of the jazz world and rising stars at BRIC House in Downtown Brooklyn. The artists will bring in their very own style of music fusing together different genres and creating unique sounds! 

BRIC House is known as Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough. 


Harvest Festival at Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge park (October 22, 2022)

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s annual Harvest Festival celebrates the change from summer to fall. You can expect live music, a small procession, lawn games, arts and crafts, storytelling and more—including their signature pumpkin patch! Enjoy the sweeping vistas and beautiful backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is a 501c3 that has worked for over 35 years to bring Brooklyn Bridge Park to life. It started out as grassroots advocates, bringing together residents, government, and local supporters to transform Brooklyn’s abandoned waterfront into the beautiful park we all know and love today.




If you’re looking for something to keep you busy between these amazing events why not learn a little more about the history and culture of this amazing borough with a food & walking tour! We have 2 spectacular tours that are sure to give you a deeper look into the neighborhoods that make up this amazing area.

Learn the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO on our Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Food Tour on Saturdays from 11am-2pm. Sample world famous pizza, out of this world ice cream, top notch tacos and more!

Round out your knowledge of Brooklyn with a visit to Williamsburg for our Williamsburg Bites: Brooklyn Foodie Adventure! Try authentic BBQ, next level chocolate, and of course a classic slice of NY Pizza among others! 


For 20% off one of our Brooklyn Tours use code NYCEATS20 at check-out.


October is sure to be full of fun adventures around Brooklyn with our top 5 things to do in Brooklyn this October guide. Whether you’re looking for a big event, or small there is something for you this October. Spend some time exploring culture, history, and of course FOOD!