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Around Town - Day of the Dead, Halloween Parties, Brunch & More...
October 29, 2021, 12:34.22 am ET



Rockefeller Center is celebrating Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with larger-than-life statues in the courtyard, along with tequila tastings from 11am to 6pm through Nov 2nd.


Flatiron Mexican restaurant Tacos Güey is also celebrating Dia de Muertos from October 29th through Tuesday November 2nd with a special menu and drinks. Among them is Cempasúchil ($16), named after the Aztec Marigold known for its vibrant orange color. Made from papaya, carrot juice, turmeric, mezcal, cachaça, and horchata, the whipped beverage is served over crushed ice and topped with flowers.

Photo: Tacos Guey

Essex Market and The Market Line are getting into the Halloween Spirit. The Grand Delancy is holding an adult Halloween party on Oct 30th. There will also be a family Halloween party at The Market Line October 31st (2pm-4pm) with fun activities and a parade for the kids along with cold beers for the adults.

More Halloween events and parties can be found here, here and here.

Photo: Nowadays

Fall is upon us and Nowadays is winterizing its cultural hub on the Bushwick-Ridgewood border. The fire pits are running, heated yurts are up, and Diner by Izakaya is unveiling its new winter ramen menu.

Photo: Festival

Speaking of new fall menus, Festival, NYC’s Farm-to-Bar Cocktail Lounge is launching its fall/winter menus. Drinks include the Notorious F.I.G. (Sazerac Rye, Fig Cordial, Creme de Mure, Lemon, served Bramble Style). The food menu includes things like Roasted Delicata Squash, Short Rib Egg Yolk Gnocchi and Curried Pumpkin & Coconut Soup.

Photo: Sereneco/Briana Balducci

Sereneco, in Greenpoint’s historic Pencil Factory, is doing brunch. Executive Chef Dennis Hong (a vet of Lincoln Ristorante & Le Bernardin) is serving up a Breakfast Burrito with sacrambled eggs, pickled pepper, avocado salsa, monterey jack, sour cream, choice of bacon or house-made pork sausage. Also look for a Smoked Salmon Croissant and Buttermilk Pancakes fruit compote. Wash it down with a Pencil Pusher - Gin, ginger-mint kombucha, lemon, honey, and lavender.

Photo: Black Tap

In honor of Thanksgiving, Black Tap is rolling out its “Let’s Give Em’ Something to Pumpkin’ Bout: The Pumpkin Cheesecake CrazyShake®.” Yes, this decadent Pumpkin spice shake is loaded up with a vanilla frosted rim with mini marshmallows topped with a pumpkin cheesecake slice, whipped cream & pumpkin spice (Offered from: November 1 - 30). There’s also a Thanksgiving Burger.


And speaking of cheesecake, Junior’s sprawling Times Square location (W 49th & Broadway) has reopened. Yay! With the city coming back to life, we could all use a slice of cheesecake!

Until next time, we’ll be seeing you around town!