Things to Do This October On The Upper West Side

September 27 2018 | The Upper West Side

October is just around the corner! If you're planning a fall visit, make time to drop by these five October events held on the Upper West Side, all just a short walk or train ride away from Hotel Beacon.

Visit the Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History's annual butterfly conservatory is back on October 6th! Frolic among thousands of butterflies of varying shapes, sizes, and colors as experts discuss their evolution, anatomy, and origin. Butterflies from three families, including Pieridae, commonly known as whites and sulphurs, Papilionidae, or swallowtails, and Nymphalidae, which includes morphos, and longwings.

Celebrate Bee & Honey Day at 77th Street Green Market

The 77th Street Green Market is holding a live honeybee and honey extraction showcase on October 14th at 11am. Greenmarket Beekeeper, David Graves, will host a hive full of busy bees and have fresh honey on hand to take back home for fall recipes! Be sure to check out the rest of the  market for even more fresh food, artisanal goods, and hot cider.

Catch a Live Performance of Frankenstein

Ghouls and goblins commence! A live performance of Frankenstein will be held at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on October 30th and 31st. This two-hour spook-tacular play is a great way to pregame for Halloween.

Attend an Outdoor Yoga Class in Sheep Meadow

Make your way to the Sheep Meadow in Central Park for an invigorating outdoor yoga class, suitable for all levels of practitioners. Class is held every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of October, and focuses on asana alignment, breathing techniques, and mindfulness. Namaste!

Marvel at Fall Foliage

Don’t forget about the best part of fall — the foliage! Just because you’re in the city doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the leaves changing color. Check out our favorite spots for viewing here.



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