Next week’s events include a German concert at Carnegie Hall, a talk about Penn Station at the New York Transit Museum and historical walking tours of Eldridge Street and Astoria/Long Island City.

Monday, October 24th

Start your week off with a German concert, featuring the award-winning KlangVerwaltung orchestra with the Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern Chorus performing Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat. The event will take place at Carnegie Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $12.50.

From October 24th to the 29th, the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) will screen creative shows, and host a variety of other scheduled events including educational panels, premieres and seminars for artists. Reserve tickets for select events here



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We’ve added a new date for our perpetually sold out tour of The Woolworth Building, one of New York City’s most famous off-limits landmarks. Join us on October 22nd for a guided walk through the early U.S. skyscraper, once the tallest in the world. (We also have two dates lined up this November!)

Since 2013, we’ve worked with Woolworth Tours, a company founded by Helen Post Curry, the great-grand daughter of the building’s architect, Cass Gilbert to curate tours of the building lobby and basement level specifically tailored for our discerning readership here at Untapped Cities. Though its Byzantine, cathedral-like interior of glass tesserae and marble is landmarked, security concerns after 9/11 rendered it closed to only those that worked in the building.



Halloween is just two weeks away and there are plenty of unique ways to celebrate in New York City. Instead of wasting your night indoors, peeking through the blinds and fending off hungry trick-or-treaters, head to an extravagant masquerade, solve a murder mystery game or participate in an immersive film experience in Brooklyn. Here’s our list of Untapped Halloween events for this year.



Next week is jammed packed with exciting events, including the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, a Sukkot party hosted by the City Reliquary and tours of New York City.

Monday, October 17th

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival kicks off on Monday and runs through the week until Oct. 23, 2016. Watch short wildlife films that will inform audiences about the importance of protecting global biodiversity. The movies will screen at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, located at 5 West 63rd Street & Central Park West. Purchase tickets and see the full line up of scheduled events here. 

Tuesday, October 18th

Albertine Books, the reading room and bookshop within the French Embassy in New York, will host a free discussion at 7:00 p.m. about the metamorphoses of the United States since 1965. Maurin Picard, a correspondent in the United States for Le Figaro, Sud Ouest, and Le Soir, will reflect on the topic while referencing from his conversations with ten key witnesses; the conversation will be held in French.

From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the New York Public Library will host a discussion with the team behind Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlasa collection of writings from linguists, artists, historians and more. The masterminds of the project —writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, essayist Garnette Cadogan, and authors Suketu Mehta and Luc Sante—will come together to talk about NYC inside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (Celeste Bartos Forum). Tickets cost $25.


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Fall is officially in full swing. As we start to embrace its chilly breeze and indulge in treats, such as cider and everything Pumpkin related, there’s another aspect of the season that’s worth visiting – the striking, bedazzling colors of fall foliage.

While the beautiful array of colors may not be as noticeable in New York City, there are still plenty of places both in and nearby the City where New Yorkers can enjoy the splendors of autumn.



“Why is everyone in costume today?” A cab driver asked us on our way to the Jacob K. Javits Center Saturday afternoon. He must be new to the city, because for the last six years, October has meant one thing to a section of people in New York City: Comic-Con. It’s an event we look forward to mostly because of cosplayers who spend all year crafting incredibly detailed costumes. Last year, we shared with you 10 Great Cosplay Moments from the 2015 convention and this year we are sharing 10 more. If you missed out on Comic-Con, here are some photos to inspire you to make next year’s convention and perhaps to make some cosplay of your own.