Get in On the NYC Oktoberfest Celebrations–Time is Running Out!

By Jordan • September 27th, 2017

It’s the riddle of the Sphinx why the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is actually in September, but we’re happy to say that here in New York, many of the festivities actually extend into the month that the name suggests. Still, you’ll want to button up your lederhosen or lace up your dirndl because this magical season of beer drinking and song singing won’t last all month. Here are some fests to enjoy, starting this weekend.

Munich on the East River, presented by LES favorite Zum Schneider, runs from September 29–October 8. Saturday, September 30th is already sold out, so get your tickets now!

Watermark Oktoberfest bills itself as a “Supercraft Beer Festival” that spans 3 weeks, from September 15th to October 2nd at South Street Seaport. Tickets are free.

Manhattan Bridge Oktoberfest celebrates with beer, pretzels, and polka under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO on Friday, October 6 from 5-10pm and Saturday, October 7 from 1-10pm.

Loreley, the LES’s outdoor heated beer garden, celebrates Oktoberfest for a full month and a half, through October.

Circle Line Oktoberfest Cruise offers an onboard Oktoberfest on its Bear Mountain Cruise line into the second weekend of November. While you can enjoy beer, brats, and oom-pah music on the boat, note that this cruise no longer drops you off at the Bear Mountain Oktoberfest, which was moved to Anthony Wayne Park.

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest, for those who are game for taking a trip into nature, runs Fridays through Sundays from September 23-October 29 at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area.


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