There are several events gracing the streets of New York City this October, and four of the best are centered around food. There is something going on for every type of person out there, especially for those of us who enjoy great food.
From Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14, the Javits Center (pictured) will be hosting the 2012 New York City Comic-Con. The event will feature comic books along with graphic novels, video games, toys, trinkets, mementos and more. Screening rooms will be available where attendees will be able to get sneak previews of television shows and movies months before they are released to the general public. Creators, artists and writers will be available to meet with attendees in the four-day event, and they will be signing autographs. Celebrities this year include Guillermo Del Toro, cast of Walking Dead and writers and staff from Robot Chicken. Elmo and Gordon from Sesame Street will also be making an appearance. Over 105,000 people attended the event last year, which was the second-best attended comic festival in the country. It is also one of the largest events that Gotham City has to offer, so make sure to check out this monumental event. Tickets for the event start at $35.00 and go up to $100.00 for premium tickets.
Also on the same four days, the New York City Wine and Food Festival kicks off to help fight hunger. Some of the city’s best restaurants and chefs will be participating in the event held at various locations around the city. The event is sponsored by Food and Wine magazine, and helps to fund the Food Bank for New York City and Share Our Strength. Every dollar raised by the event goes to help those charitable relief organizations. Celebrity chefs for this fundraiser include Rachael Ray and Alton Brown. People attending the event will get to eat food produced by top chefs and drink wine from some of the world’s finest vineyards, all while supporting a great cause.
If those two events don’t have you busy on Sunday the 14th, head on down to the Church Avenue Festival, where vendors, music, performers and more await you out on the street. It is a free event, and will feature ethnic foods, rides and lots of fun for all ages.
If the paranormal is more to your taste, you should have known of the psychic fair and dinner that will be held at the Circles Cafe on Bay Ridge Avenue in Brooklyn on the evening of Monday, October 8th. The event will feature psychic demonstrations, mediums, healers, angel cards, mini palm readings and more. The purchase of a dinner valued at $15 or more is required to attend the activities.
No matter what your taste is in fairs and events, this October is a great time to be in New York City.