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10 Things to do in Williamsburg this Fall

billburg / Oct 29, 2010 09:28pm

By blogger Ivory Chafin

Don't let the end of summer get you down. Gear up for the festive holiday season by sampling the fun Williamsburg has to offer this Fall.


Show off your sewing skills
Make your best homemade costume and come to The Flying Squirrel for the Williamsburg Witches' Walk Halloween Parade on October 31st.

The Williamsburg Witches' Walk Halloween Parade
(N. Sixth Street between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue), Sunday - Oct. 31 from 2 - 4:30 pm.

Dinner & a movie in your own hood
From Frankenstein to Night of the Living Dead, IndieScreen is serving up horror classics in October and holiday films you actually want to see, like Rare Exports, A Christmas Tale. Combine access to any film screening with a 3 course dinner for $30 per person (+ tax and gratuity.)

If you're in the mood to scare yourself senseless, check out the horror marathon at The Spectacle Theater.

IndieScreen (285 Kent Avenue at S 2nd Street, indiescreen.us)
Spectacle Theater (124 S. 3rd St.at Bedford Ave, spectacletheater.com)

Sample your favorite Fall foods - before the holidays
It's just like Grandma's house, only better. From mulled apple cider and gingerbread to cornbread dressing, Williamsburg restaurants deliver the Fall comfort foods you crave!

Radish (158 Bedford Avenue, radishnyc.com) Check their facebook page for daily specials.
Dressler (149 Broadway, dresslernyc.com ) Offering a prix-fixe Thanksgiving feast for $90 at 9 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
Egg (135 North 5th Street, pigandegg.com) Check their site or twitter for daily specials.

Beer, Meat, Music, and Trivia
Put your foodie brain to work as The Brooklyn Brewery hosts Edible Pursuit II: For the Musically Inclined.

The Brooklyn Brewery (#1 Brewers Row, 79 North 11th Street, brooklynbrewery.com) December 9th from 7-9pm.

Tickets are available at ediblebrooklyn.com. Note: a $20 ticket gets you (2) Brooklyn Beers, a tasty meat treat from The Meat Hook, and 3 rounds of music inspired food trivia.

Sweets at Mast Brothers Chocolate
Mast Brothers Chocolate is hosting live music events this Fall (and even handing out free cookies!) Check out Hootenanny featuring Fletcher C. Johnson (The Weight) - The Dust Busters - The Goddamn Rattlesnake -The Woes and more... October 30, 31, and November 1st.

Mast Brothers Chocolate (105A N. 3rd Street)
Check out the blog for details mastbrothers.blogspot.com or their facebook page.

Shop Fall's fresh produce at McCarren Park
Get the best of what's in season from your local McCarren Park Farmers' Market. Hurry, the market only runs through the end of October!

McCarren Park Farmers' Market - (McCarren Park, near the entrance to the park on Lorimer and Driggs Streets) Saturdays through October, 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m.

Enjoy the outdoors at the Green Dome Garden
With only a few mild days left this fall, time is running out to enjoy the Green Dome Garden at McCarren Park. This community garden changes dramatically every season and is a wonderful place to relax and take in the view.

Green Dome Garden
(North 12th Street between Driggs and Union Aves) Open from 9am until dusk.

Give back to your Borough
Williamsburg abounds with many opportunities for locals looking to make a difference. Whether you want to help people, plants, or pets, here are a few options to get you started:

The Greenpoint Reformed Church is the one of the few soup kitchens in the area, and they have 3 programs set up to feed people in need. There are no requirements to participate: no registration, referrals, or scheduling is required.

Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton Street near West Street, greenpointchurch.org)
Check the site for details here: greenpointchurch.org/ministries/emergency-needs

The Green Dome Garden at McCarren Park is a Volunteers Garden. Use your expertise to help prepare this beautiful flower garden for the winter.

Green Dome Garden (North 12th Street between Driggs and Union Aves)
greendomegarden@yahoo.com or call Avigail Thompson 718-782-1763.

Barc Shelter makes it super simple to help your favorite 4-legged friends. Just stop by during the volunteer hour shifts and you can go to work petting the cats, dog walking, grooming, and more.

Barc Shelter (253 Wythe Ave, between 1st St & 3rd St, barcshelter.org)
Check their volunteer page for detailed info: http://www.barcshelter.org/givetobarc/volunteer.

Gallery Hop
So many great exhibits, so little time! This is a list of a few must-see exhibits this Fall:

Tri-Fold: New Perspectives on Book Arts at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center.

WAH Center (135 Broadway, corner of Bedford, next to the Williamsburg Bridge, wahcenter.net) Gallery Hours: Wed. - Fri. 1-5 pm, Sat. and Sun. 12-6 pm.

Alicia Ross at the Black + White Gallery.

Black and White Gallery
(483 Driggs Avenue, blackandwhiteartgallery.com) Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - noon to 6pm.

Daniel Zeller and Ati Maier at Pierogi.

Pierogi (177 North 9th Street, between Bedford & Driggs, pierogi2000.com) Gallery Hours: Noon to 6pm, Tuesday through Sunday.


The Local Theater Scene
You can always count on the Brick Theater for a one-of-a kind performance experience, and this fall is no exception. See the cowboy-dance drama, Git Along Lil Doggies, or the acclaimed comedy Plan 9 from Outer Space, both through the end of October.

Brick Theater (575 Metropolitan Avenue, between Union & Lorimer, bricktheater.com)


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