Monarch: Parties, Pumpkin Carving & Chance to See Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

While the fall chill in the air forces most of us back into rathskellar cocoons for libations and appetizers, one lounge in midtown is heating up their spacious outdoor patio with a structure that still lets you party outside for sunsets and moon drenched nights as well as spectacular city views. This Saturday, October 24th, Monarch Rooftop Lounge is hosting a pumpkin carving contest (no fee to enter) from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. The winner of the contest will win tickets to watch The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from Monarch’s attractive perch above midtown, Macy’s and the parade route.

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and Halloween in NYC

Uptown, downtown and all around New York City, our favorite spots are featuring drink and food specials for Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Halloween. Check out our roundup and start the party.

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Decadent Pies That Will Keep You Warm All Season Long

There’s nothing like a freshly-baked pie to comfort you during the colder months—and indulging in the decadent treat is especially appropriate with Thanksgiving coming up soon. Here, we found 11 sweet and savory takes from the city’s buzziest restaurants.

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More games, less booze: The holiday office party is back

Companies are starting to party again, but not like it’s 1999 — or even 2007.

That was the last big year for holiday bashes before the financial markets nearly went bust. And for those who cater such events, it has been a bear market ever since.

But not this season, said New York hospitality director Ric Addison, whose 20 years in the business include stints with nightlife legends Ian Schrager and Rande Gerber.

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