Amazing Things To Do In Fall For Autumn Lovers In NYC


We have the ultimate list of things to do in the fall—NYC's Halloween events and autumn activities can't be beat

Witches, assemble! There are some amazing Halloween-themed things to do in the fall. NYC has plenty of events from killer Halloween festivals to places to go leaf peeping. But there’s more to autumn than pumpkins and dressing up in costumes. Aside from all the spooktacular activities, check out one of the biggest NYC street fairs, incredible culture and food festivals, fall concertsand so much more. There is nothing we love more than fall in NYC! 

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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze guide

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the best things to do in the fall in New York, during which you’ll witness an army of more than 7,000 glowing pumpkins. This is the tristate area’s most spirited Halloween happening, with the most impressive and intricately carved pumpkins shining along the riverside near Van Cortlandt Manor. It's also one of the best and easiest day trips from NYC!

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The New York Coffee Festival

New York is one happily caffeinated city—its love of java is well documented, from cold brews at your neighborhood café to spiked Irish coffees at the best bars in NYC. We even have an entire festival wholly dedicated to coffee—you can spend a perked-up weekend in awe over live latte art, sipping espresso-laced, non-classic martinis and sidling up to a steampunk brew bar.

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When 29 doors close, another 29 open! At least that’s how the phrase works according to Refinery29. The major media brand’s totally interactive art exhibition is back for its fourth run for two sure-to-be-sold-out weekends. Ticket holders can wander through 29 rooms designed by retail brands, artists and other creatives inside a large Boerum Hill space under a new theme, “Expand Your Reality.” The premise is meant to inspire guests to open themselves up to a world of endless possibilities while ditching self-limiting beliefs.

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Open House New York

The Metropolitan Opera House is one of the spots you can tour during Open House New York, the weekend-long festival where more than 250 fascinating sites across New York open their doors to the public. The incredibly popular two-day event offers glimpses into spaces that are usually off limits to the public, from sky-high rooftop gardens to palatial apartments.

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Strap on those lederhosen—really, people will be wearing them—and raise a mammoth, beer-filled stein to Oktoberfest NYC. The Bavarian celebration is one of the best NYC events in September, featuring some of the best beers in NYC as well as traditional favorites and delicious food. Take in the beautiful fall foliage while guzzling brews at some of the best beer gardens and beer halls in New York, not to mention more celebrations taking places at NYC parks, like Central Park. Prost!

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The New York Comedy Festival

The New York Comedy Festival—2018’s biggest laugh-fest—is a bonanza of comedy shows, drawing national headline acts and the cream of the local scene. It’s also one of the best NYC events in November. Use our guide as your go-to for everything you need to know about the hilarious spectacle, hitting somes of our favorite NYC comedy clubs.

Tobey Pino