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The three best things to do in New York today

Written by
Jillian Anthony

Celebrate the start of fall at Nowafest
Mister Sunday's Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin have made a romantic outdoor hangout in a post-industrial corner of land in Ridgewood, and they're hosting their own chilled-out version of Oktoberfest. Sit under the stars and enjoy special Finnish beers and delicious new takes on Bavarian classics like bratwurst while the house masters put you in the mood with a signature playlist.
Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave, Queens, through Oct 4

Hear Cintra Wilson talk about her new book
Former New York Times fashion columnist Wilson's newest tome, Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style, takes readers on a sartorial trip through the states, far away from the elite of New York City. Hear some of her commentary on how clothing both rules and makes each of us—from Salt Lake City to the farms of Iowa—at the powerHouse Arena, and remember: "Your fate hangs in your closet. Dress wisely!"
37 Main St, Brooklyn, 7–9pm, free, RSVP at

Play a theatrical drinking game
At TinyRhino, watch six brand new 10-minute plays, each with five dramatic elements that could come up at any time. When you hear or see them, drink up! This month's show is a Teen Movie edition, so you'll see mini-plays with names like I Was a Teenage Cyborg Assassin. High school is so hard!
Littlefield, 622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, 8pm, $10

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