Show Up & Be You : October 2018 Events

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All photos courtesy of Kelly M. Coffey, vedhead Photography. Prints for sale.

Hockey season is here! So are holiday markets, Halloween parades, corn mazes, ghost tours, and haunted houses, DIY workshops, calls for submissions, dance parties (there’s always time for a dance break), and opening receptions for exhibits! Let’s get to it!

Everything Halloween (if you’re like me, it’s the best and most favoritest holiday ever ever ever gimme dat candy!): Goldstar put together a list of spooky movies, performances, and events like pumpkin picking, ghost stories, haunted & historical hayrides and costume parties! Pumpkin Picking & Corn Mazes in Long Island!

Ween, Halloween 2011

Long Island:
Patchogue Art Council works so hard to bring you, the community, the very best of everything! Please save the date for their annual fundraiser and help promote a wonderful group of people who collaborate, connect, and keep art relevant for families and artists everywhere. Save your space now at their Raku Party at the end of October!

Stargazing at Northport Harbor Park. Check out their events for their haunted hayride and witches & warlocks celebration!

Nova Constellatio Gallery is worth checking out.

The Land of Moses exhibit might be coming to an end this month, but be on the lookout for the next best collection at the Long Island Museum.

Only one way to check out what’s incoming at Chase Edwards Contemporary and that’s by visiting their gallery.

I’m always a huge fan of photography galleries since that’s my passion and trade. Thanks to the Alex Ferrone Gallery for materializing so many fine artists’ dreams.

The Southampton History Museum celebrates Harvest Fair 2018.

Parrish Art Museum always has something special for viewings!

Vine to Wine tour at the Sannino Vineyard sounds like a wonderful outing!

Brew Crew Cyclists are cruising to scope out Maine’s Shipyard Brewery Tap Takeovers here in Long Island! If cycling isn’t your thing, maybe you’ll enjoy the Warrior Dash or Suffolk County Marathon 2018!

Art is Everywhere, Madison Square Park. NYC

NYC:
House of Hallucinations at the House of YES!

Dance Break with Daybreaker or Carnival Saturdays at Jouvay Night Club or  NYC Hip Hop vs. Reggae Katra Lounge Remix Fridays!

Straight from the source: “Grand Bazaar NYC is the biggest curated weekly market in New York City, located on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.” Check out their events page for fun happenings like Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar.

Like so many other art collectives we’ve heard about, check out The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), an organization of creatives started back in 1978 who continue to produce and preserve community art.

Harlem Harvest Festival for all! There’s a bakeoff and presentations and kiddie corners to make it easy for everyone to spend the day out of the house and around creatives.

Let’s Go NY!

Museum of Pizza really a thing? Don’t pretend you’re not intrigued.

NYC Autumn Wine Fest! NY Wine Events has a wonderful list of holiday celebrations! Also in the food & drink category: 2018 Food Tank Summits, New York Taste 2018 hosted by New York Magazine, and this list of beer, cider, wine, and culinary events compiled by AMNY.

NYC Blocktoberfest at The Well, Brooklyn, NY. Both of my beer-fam-faves are pouring that day! Say hello to Big aLICE Brewing and Finback!

Prospect Park Alliance has amazing resources, activities, and events pretty much always. Bookmark them if you haven’t already. Get your tickets now for their Halloween Parade or the Behind the Scenes at the Lefferts Historic House.

Queens Council of the Arts bringing events calendar straight to yours.

The SoHo Photo Gallery is a new place on my radar, hopefully yours, too.

Sweetwater Dance & Yoga

See LIB Magazine’s Art Contributor (cool, that’s me!) in the J. Mane Gallery currently exhibiting In Full Bloom (International Online Juried Art Exhibition) for Oct! I didn’t win this month (but did make Honorable Mention last month!)

Westbeth Home to the Arts has their open studios coming up soon!

Westchester:
Our friends and neighbors in Westchester aren’t that far from Long Island or NYC (Queens, for me). Arts Westchester brings you a list of the community art councils and collectives who collaborate to support, empower, and provide creative spaces open and available.A car ride or LIRR/Metro North train ride is always a fun way to getaway for the weekends.

Our friends at the Blue Door Art Center just launched a new exhibit for Barbara Delany, Sculptural Journeys. It’ll come down late Oct, but in the meantime go check out Delany’s creative vision. PLEASE Support the BDAC with a small donation to help keep their arts programs, gallery hops, and gallery running!

Stop on in at the Images Art Gallery, Hudson River Museum, Bronxville Public Library, and the Riverfront Art Gallery at the Yonkers Public Library!

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Kelly M. Coffey

Kelly's life trek started out in New York City. With a handful of luck, she's been mini globe-trotting, explored new landscapes, met extraordinary people, and has joyously lived in scenic spots like Puerto Rico and Salt Lake City. Her time is spent learning as much as possible about craft beer production, all things food, wine, coffee & tea, writing about personal experiences in fitness, music & travel, photographing some of NYC's infinite street art and interesting spaces, and celebrating life daily. To reach Kelly directly, drop her a line at vedhead@gmail.com!

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