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Fall Festivals in NYC

Fall in New York is beautiful: Great weather, breathtaking foliage and the city's got events the whole family can love.

Mark these these festivals on your calendar and don't let them pass you by!

CMJ Music Marathon

Check out more than 1,000 artists including up-and-comers
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Check out more than 1,000 artists including up-and-comers like Tobias Jesso Jr. and in venues all over the city. Oct. 13-17, cmj.com/marathon.

Honey Weekend

If you like honey, Wave Hill in the
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If you like honey, Wave Hill in the Bronx is the place to "bee." During Honey Weekend, guests partake in honey tastings, a candle-making workshop and a honey extraction demonstration. Oct. 17-18, 10:00 a.m., $8, Wave Hill (West 249th St and Independence Ave). wave hill.org.

NYC Food Film Festival

Dinner and a movie is a classic tradition
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Dinner and a movie is a classic tradition that's combined at the ninth annual NYC Food Film Festival. You can watch films about food while eating whatever food items are featured on screen. Who needs popcorn when you can sample gourmet cuisine? Oct. 22-25, Tickets from $32, AMC Empire 25 (234 W. 42nd St). thefoodfilmfestival.com.

Harvest Festival

Celebrate the best parts of the fall season
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Celebrate the best parts of the fall season at the fifth annual Harvest Festival. Enjoy storytelling, musical performances, arts and crafts, and a pumpkin patch. Plus, it's free! Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. brooklynbridgepark.org.

Big Apple Crunch/fdd

Honor Food Day this year by participating in
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Honor Food Day this year by participating in the Big Apple Crunch and join in with other New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs in the free event called the "crunch heard 'round the world!" Oct. 24, 12 p.m., Union Square. bigapplecrunch.squarespace.com.

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Let your pup join this French Bulldog Ballerina
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Let your pup join this French Bulldog Ballerina at the 25th annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade. Get creative and show off your dog in his or her costume for a chance to win Best In Show in the runway competition. Oct. 24, 12-3 p.m., Suggested $5 donation, Tompkins Square Park. tompkinssquaredogrun.com.

TAPPED: The Ultimate Craft Beer Festival

It's time to find your new favorite craft
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It's time to find your new favorite craft beer or cider. Attend one of the two three-hour sessions to try some of more than 100 different beers, wines and ciders at TAPPED. Oct. 25, 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., $39, Barclays Center. barclayscenter.com.

Central Park Conservancy's signature pumpkin flotilla

Each year at the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin
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Each year at the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla in Central Park, pumpkins carved and decorated by participants set sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight. Enjoy live music, scary stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations and the Pumpkin Flotilla launch. Oct. 25, 3:30 - 7 p.m., Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (110th St. Between Fifth Ave. and Lenox Ave.) centralparknyc.org.

Cider Week

Celebrate refreshing craft ciders primarily made in New
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Celebrate refreshing craft ciders primarily made in New York State during Cider Week. It's a chance for cider makers to connect with restaurants and bars throughout the city. There will be opportunities for cider-centric tastings, dinners and classes. Nov. 6-15, Various restaurants and bars throughout the city. ciderweeknyc.com.

New York Comedy Festival

Laugh out loud at the 12th annual New
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Laugh out loud at the 12th annual New York Comedy Festival. The five-day festival features more than 200 comedians at over 60 shows. The lineup includes both established and up and coming comedians such as Judd Apatow and Friends, Billy Crystal and David Steinberg, Bill Burr, Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin, Norm Macdonald, Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman (pictured) and Gabriel Iglesias. Nov. 10-15, Tickets from $12, various venues throughout the city. nycomedyfestival.com.

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