Things to do in New York City this weekend

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New York Film Festival: The 54th annual New York Film Festival runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 16. This year highlights the documentary. Several venues will screen films ranging from shorts to retrospectives. The festival includes talks from directors such as Paul Verhoeven and Maren Ade. Tickets starts at $15. All-Access Passes are $99 and include one ticket to every film. You can save by purchasing tickets to three or more films. Packages start at $21. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit

Autumn Crafts Festival: Lincoln Center hosts the Autumn Crafts Festival over two weekends: Oct. 1-2 and 8-9. Saturday runs from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The festival includes 280 juried craft displays from all over the country. The day offers craft demonstrations and entertainment. Admission is free. Visit to learn more.

Chile Pepper Festival: The Brooklyn Botanical Garden hosts a Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day highlights the spicy chile pepper, offering tastings from 62 food vendors. Gardner Gregory Seaton will take attendees through growing and using chile peppers. Kids can pop pepper plants to take home in the Discovery Garden Pavilion. Taste hot sauces from around the country, shop for spices and enjoy spicy chocolates. Tickets are $20. To purchase, visit

Lit Crawl NYC: Book lovers will love this brainy crawl which throws events including Literary Pictionary and Nerd Jeopardy. Events that include readings and writing workshops will draw readers, writers and drinkers. Everything takes place at 6 p.m. Oct. 1. Visit to see a full list of events.

World Maker Faire: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 1 and 2, the New York Hall of Science will be home to the World Maker Faire, a family-friendly celebration of the Maker Movement. Attendees come to show what they have made and what they have learned. The gathering will include educators, foodies, engineers, authors, artists and tech enthusiasts. There are six stages where talks and demos will take place all weekend. Tickets start at $25. Visit for the full schedule of events and to purchase tickets.