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The Rapture, Rescheduled: Your End-Of-The-World NYC Plans

After crestfallen followers of a California preacher who predicted the world's end last May strained to find meaning in their lives, Harold Camping revised his apocalyptic prophecy. He said he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21. We can't tell you whether or not he's right, but it's nice to be prepared. We'll spare you the now-overdone REM references. If you've got no plans for The Rapture: Part II, we've got some ideas on what to do. Might as well go out with a bang.

The CMJ Music Festival

2010 CMJ Music Marathon Festival
CMJ Music Marathon Festival 2010 (credit: Cory Schwartz/Getty Images)

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Over 900 bands will perform throughout the city at music venues, hotels, and stores for the festival, which ends Saturday. Additionally, numerous films will be shown at various theaters throughout New York. Check out some of our favorite New York-based bands: The Springs Standards and Lights Resolve.

Hit The Rooftop Bars

Upstairs Rooftop Bar

Hey, the world's ending, you might as well have a drink. What better place to watch the apocalypse than from a New York City rooftop?

See: NYC's 10 Best Rooftop Bars

Watch The Movie Version

Deep Impact
In Deep Impact, parts of a comet crash into the Atlantic Ocean creating a megatsunami which of course slams into New York City. (credit: Paramount Pictures/IMDB)

We don't know what it is about New York City, but Hollywood seems to love blowing it up. If you want to throw your own party or maybe try to work out a survival plan -- just in case -- then you might as well watch these flicks to see what's in store.

See: The 8 Best End-Of-The-World Movies Featuring NYC

Hit The Arcade

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You can play out all sorts of virtual apocalypses - so long as you have enough quarters. And basement arcades kind of resemble bomb shelters, don't they?

See: NYC's 5 Best Arcades

Eat Your Heart Out

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If there was ever a time when calories, bank balances or health concerns didn't matter - it's now. Have that second (or third, or fourth) slice of cake, and blow that last paycheck on the food and wine pairings at Le Bernardin. It could be your last meal.

See: Best NYC Desserts | NYC's 4 Most Expensive Restaurants | Top Places To Pig Out In NYC

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