Summer vacation may be over, but that does not mean the fun has to end. Before you find yourself drowning in assignments during midterms week and the weather gets colder, check out a few fun events coming up around the city as we head into the fall season. All of the activities should pique your interest.
Hear ye all, good sirs and and fair maidens! If it be merriment you seek you, shall find it at The 2014 Medieval Festival. This annual event brings the customs of the Middle Ages to the modern masses. In its 30th year, activities include displays of magic, minstrels, court jesters, dancing even a live chess game done Harry Potter style. The festival concludes with a four-way jousting match by performed by the Knights of Avalon. Vendors will demonstrate medieval crafts and sell food. The 2014 Medieval Festival is chance for everyone to experience life in a forgotten time.
The festival will be held in Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park on Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit whidc.org/festival.
If knights and dragons aren’t your idea of fun (and shame on you if it isn’t), trade in your sword for a peek at the latest gadgets. Whether you consider yourself a tech wiz or just the average joe consumer looking for the next big thing, Tech Week may have just what you are looking for. The annual event takes place in five cities across the nation including New York and is, according to its website, “weeklong celebration of technology and innovation.” A series of events held throughout the week, include a two-day technology conference and expo brings together entrepreneurs and other experts to highlight exciting developments in the local community.
Tech Week New York 2014 will take place at 82 Mercer Street in Lower Manhattan. The event will run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 and host several guest speakers including, Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti, Director of Innovation at HP Andrew Bolwell and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. For more information including a complete list the week’s events and how to register visit techweek.com/newyork.
Who needs the latest in technology when you have super powers? Comic book fans, (which, let’s be honest, is almost everyone now) prepare yourselves. Comic Con is back in the Big Apple for it’s ninth year. The annual four day convention is one of the the largest pop culture event on the east coast. Comic Con brings together the biggest artists, writers, directors and actors from some of the biggest properties in popular media across comic books, anime, manga, movies, television and video games. The convention includes vendors, panel discussions, meet and greets with fans and free swag at every corner.
This year’s event will feature actors from some of the most popular shows and movies, including the cast of Man of Steel, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy. It will also see the debut the “Eastern Championships of Cosplay,” a costume contest that will surely entertain attendees.
New York Comic Con 2014 will take place at the Jacob Javits Center located on 655 West 34 Street in Manhattan. The event runs from Oct 9 to Oct 12. Tickets are on sale now and customers are encouraged to buy online. But be warned, the tickets go fast. For more information visit newyorkcomiccon.com
For a list of events in New York coming up in October and beyond visit events12.com/newyork