Celebrate Fall in the City!
Autumn brings a fresh energy to New York City.
Entertainment, the arts, museums, sports, shopping, festivals, foodie tours--whatever your interest, you’ll find the best of everything here!
Catch an exciting new season of great events throughout the five boroughs, from classic Broadway shows to penguin performances at Coney Island’s New York Aquarium. Take in a cool concert at the Bowery Ballroom or spend an uplifting evening at the Metropolitan Opera. Explore iconic Manhattan landmarks, from Lincoln Center to the Statue of Liberty.
Discover hidden treasures like the magical Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, celebrating the world’s most famous jazz musician. You can also see the world’s best tennis players in Queens—at the US Open Tennis Championship from August 27 to September 9.
Stroll through the colorful fall foliage of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden or the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Families have a frightfully good time on October weekends at the Bronx Zoo’s annual “Boo at the Zoo.” This favorite autumn tradition mingles magic shows, spooky stories, costume parades and musical hayrides with exhibits of spine-tingling creatures like bats, toads and ghost owls. Whooo would want to miss it?
Another fall favorite, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade (October 31) is one of America's biggest Halloween celebrations. And the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a beloved tradition for 87 years, kicks off the holiday season with an extravaganza of giant balloons, floats, clowns and marching bands. It’s always held on Thanksgiving Day.
The autumn scenery is stunning in Central Park. Central Park Tours offer hourly bike rentals with the latest in hybrid and mountain cycles as well as helmets, locks, and user-friendly maps. Enjoy a water view from the Staten Island Ferry, which will take you to Staten Island’s historic Richmond Town and St. George Theatre.
Along with palatial museums like The Met and the American Museum of Natural History, New York City has hundreds of art galleries in neighborhoods from Chelsea to Williamsburg. Shopping options range from designer flagships like Barneys on Madison Avenue to the Brooklyn Flea, an outdoor marketplace where hundreds of vendors sell everything from fresh-picked apples and artisan cheeses to vintage jewelry.
Don’t miss the City’s great food! From famous restaurants to food trucks, to fresh NYC Greenmarkets, the autumn harvest inspires a peak season for dining.
While you’re in the area, plan to visit Long Island, the Hudson Valley or The Catskills, all within a short drive or train trip from New York City.
For more fall ideas and information visit: www.iloveny.com/fall
For more information visit: New York City Regional Tourism Office