Fall in NYC
Check out what’s happening in New York City today and this Fall, with our curated list just for you. From sightseeing to performances we’ve got you covered on your trip to the city that never sleeps!
Spice up your fall at Governors Island waterfront pumpkin patch.
Get your costume ready and head over to Greenwich Village for the 49th annual Village Halloween Parade and experience all its spooky glory.
There’s no better way to celebrate the spooky season than visiting one of the scariest haunted houses in Tribeca. The 10,000 square feet space of spookiness is enough to scare any New Yorker!
Visit Top of the Rock’s world-famous observation deck to view Central Park’s autumn leaves.
From authentic German beers to giant pretzels, enjoy Oktoberfest on the Pier at Watermark Bar with views of the Brooklyn skyline.
The best of fall is on display at the New York Botanical Garden where you’ll see friendly scarecrows and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
Get your Halloween candy ready, it is almost that time of the year. The Village Halloween Parade is one of the best Halloween events in NYC. Each year, more than 50,000 zombies, ghouls, witches, monsters, robots and more take to the streets for a night of costumed revelry.
Bronx Zoo: Boo at the Zoo, is great for every age with spooky hayrides to pumpkin carvings, and costume parades.
Kick off the Fall season at the Bronx Zoo on September 17, while enjoying Beer, wine, and cider and sample from numerous food trucks or enjoy classic bites at one of the zoo cafes, there will also be a wide array of treats available for purchase. Grizzly bears, lemurs, sea lions and more will be on exhibit from 5-6:30pm. Throughout the night we’ll have a retro arcade, live band, DJ, animal trivia, and more.
One of the biggest pop culture events in North America is back this year from October 6-9, 2022 at the Javits Center. New York Comic Con is a celebration of all things comic book related and inspired and it offers a rare chance for fans to mingle with writers, publishers, performers and illustrators through panels, workshops, screenings and merchandise booths.
Cheer on the New York City Marathon
Cheer on the runners anywhere along the course as they run 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of NYC on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Here is your chance to experience an all-outdoors immersive themed adventure game based on the iconic Lewis Carroll’s children’s novel, Alice in Wonderland. Ticket holders will follow Alice down the rabbit hole, solving clues and challenges along the way to uncover secrets and save Alice. This experience will take place across different locations and days this fall: in Tribeca on September 17, in Central Park on October 8, in Greenwich Village on October 29 and on the Upper West Side on November 19.
With this fall’s newest experience at NYC’s Spyscape Museum, Batmax x Spyscape, your adventure plays out in the physical world, enhanced by a mobile app that helps you gather intel as you interact with some of Gotham’s finest.
NYC is the best during early fall and one of the best ways to explore the city is on a bike. If you don’t own one, you can easily rent from one of the 900+ citi bike stations in the city. Looking for the best biking trails? Try the southern loop, full loop and lower loop of Central Park.
Check out Swingers Crazy Golf, NYC’s newest take on adult mini golf, where you can play a classic game of mini golf while enjoying cocktails, gourmet street food and DJs.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the NYC skyline as you take to the waters of New York harbor and fall in love all over again with New York City with Classic Harbor Line. From sightseeing cruises to city light cruises and sunset sails, make your day on the water unforgettable with Classic Harbor Line.
The iconic park sits pretty in the middle of Manhattan. The grounds are a great place for a picnic or taking in the fall foliage.
Catacombs of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
Go behind the scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Get access to the off-limits and hidden areas of the Basilica grounds, and step into the only active catacombs in NYC.
American Natural History Museum
Come face to face with dinosaurs – one of the most fun things to do in NYC. See real Night at the Museum exhibits and size up to an enormous blue whale.
Explore all of the Broadway theaters and learn the true difference between a Broadway theater and an Off-Broadway theater and revel in the secrets hidden in plain sight in some of Broadway’s most famous theaters. Plus hear how a show is created from the first rehearsal to opening night and all of the craziness in between.
Explore NYC’s oldest, largest, and most diverse curated weekly shopping market every Sunday. You’ll find all kinds of creative makers and passionate dealers, vending one-of-a-kind, rare, and unique goods.
Stroll along The High Line to the Public Square & Gardens, checking out the art installations along the way designed by national and international artists.
An interactive family adventure, Cosmic Camp is the ultimate digital play zone, complete with interactive games, physical challenges, and crazy cosmic-themed experiences.
Housed in a distinctive Romanesque Revival building (a former public school), PS1 mounts cutting-edge shows and hosts an acclaimed international studio program.
Whitney Museum of American Art
As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists.
The Morgan Library
Celebrate creativity and imagination through literature, music, history, and art. The Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Bookbindings showcases the important role women had as book owners and collectors.
Witness a Sunday service at the iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Right on 5th avenue and next to Sak’s Fifth Avenue, step inside the largest church in NYC. Or walk around the magnificent building taking pictures of the architecture that was erected in 1879.
Tour the historic Ellis Island Immigration Museum and research your families exciting history. View genealogy records of your ancestry and explore this landmark island. You can explore Ellis Island before or after the Statue of Liberty as both islands are right next to each other or you may explore it on its own.
Explore Manhattan’s new park – Little Island at Pier55 floating above the Hudson River. Discover lively performances, self-guided audio tours of the park’s landscape and free art activities in The Glade with the family. And don’t forget to stop by the Play Ground to enjoy some delicious food and drink offerings.
Take a day trip to Coney Island for some exhilarating coasters and other exciting rides for all ages. Experience the iconic Luna Park or Deno’s WonderWheel Amusement Park.
A rotating crew of New York City’s best comedians in the city hone their acts at this compact club’s stage. Get ready to laugh!
Artechouse: Geometric Properties
Experience an immersive audio visual journey through fractal dimensions. Embark upon a cinematic journey where the sheer beauty of mathematics, nature and architecture coincide to inspire introspection and awe.
Immerse yourself in underwater worlds, fantasy lands and inspirational art installations at Arcadia Earth. Step into this awesome experience inspired by planet earth.
Be transported to an ice cream wonderland when visiting the Museum of Ice Cream that transforms concepts and dreams into spaces that provoke imagination and creativity. MOIC is designed to be a culturally inclusive environment and community, inspiring human connection and through the universal power of ice cream.
Explore The New York Aquarium, located at Coney Island and home to over 350 species of marine wildlife and to 18 different kinds of sharks and ray species. Take in the exciting exhibits, while learning about marine wildlife.
Another great zoo to explore in the city. A little bit smaller than the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo is located right in the park with exciting animal exhibitions and a playground for the little ones.
Take a bike ride over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge to the trendy neighborhood of Dumbo. Shop, explore and dine in this urban oasis. Or take your bikes and plan a picnic at Brooklyn Bridge Park and end the day taking in the NYC skyline and sunset.
Explore Museum Mile located on the Upper East Side along 5th Avenue. Discover priceless exhibitions and over 1,000 of paintings, prints, photographs and artifacts. From the Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim to the Museum of the City of New York, you will not get bored.
Travel to the top of The Edge, NYC’s highest outdoor sky deck allowing visitors to take in 360-degree views of the city. Get ready for those insta-worthy shots!
Experience the United States tallest building, One World Trade Center also known as the Freedom Tower and climb all the way to the top of the Observatory Deck to take in draw dropping views of lower Manhattan’s skyline.
Explore the grounds of the iconic Statue of Liberty located on Liberty Island for the day. Ride the ferry over and marvel at this historic landmark.
Get ready to explore a variety of displays, activities and demos from the military, including the U.S Marine Corps and U.S Coast Guard. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage and explore interactive exhibits.
Empire State Building: Sunrise Experience
Watch as the sunrises over New York City from the 86th floor observation deck at the iconic Empire State Building. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity from the best vantage point in the city and surly one not to be missed.
A great spot to relax and catch your breath after exploring Midtown. This park is situated right next to the New York Public Library and close to Grand Central Station. Let your kids ride the famous Carousel and after enjoy a nice walk around the park.
Visit the world’s largest Harry Potter store located in the Flatiron District. Across the store, there will be 15 different themed areas as well as a number of photo opps inside and of course Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merch to take home.
Check out the wildlife and exotic animals at the Bronx Zoo. With so much outdoor space and exhibitions, you can spend hours exploring.
Located in Central Park, explore this hidden gem tucked away with a spiral staircase to live out your fairy tale fantasies. Kids will love it, plus enjoy breathtaking Central Park and city views from the multiple levels of the castle.
Brighten up your day with a visit the the Color Factory! View exciting exhibitions and immersive experiences in this over the top colorful sensation.
“Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine” explores how photography, graphic design, and popular magazines converged to transform American visual culture from 1930 to 1960.
Gagosian is pleased to present Gerhard Richter’s “Cage” paintings. The series was a highlight of the artist’s recent retrospective, “Gerhard Richter: Painting After All,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Throughout his career, Richter has navigated between naturalism and abstraction, painting and photography, exploring the conceptual, historical, and material implications of various mediums without ideological restraint.
Experience a mystical underwater experience while riding the SeaGlass Carousel. Sit within iridescent fish that glide through the sights and sounds of a 360° aquatic adventure, located in Battery Park.
Since 1961, the American Folk Art Museum has been the leading institution shaping the understanding of art by the self-taught through its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. Its collection includes more than eight thousand works of art from four centuries and nearly every continent—from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living artists in a variety of mediums.
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
The Museum of Arts and Design, collects, displays, and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design.