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Autumn in New York City

With the summer heat gone, fall is a perfect time to explore the best of New York City. Enjoy the brilliant colors of fall and crisp cool air as you check out great spots for leaf-peeping, catch seasonal events and taste some apple cider donuts at NYC’s farmers markets.

American Ballet Theatre 
The Fall Season is here at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center (October 18-29) This season features three unique mixed rep programs, including work choreographed Frederick Ashton, Gemma Bond, George Balanchine, Alonzo King, Jiří Kylián, Harald Lander, and Alexei Ratmansky.

New York Public Library Tour 
Learn the unique history of the NYPL and tour this world-renowned cultural institution while admiring one of the city’s most ornate public spaces. Admire the beautiful ceiling frescoes, impressive marble work, stunning sculptures, the treasured staircases and the blissful sanctuary of the Main Reading Room.

A visit to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will ignite your creativity and leave you inspired by the ever-evolving world of modern and contemporary art. See what Picasso created during the summer of 1921 in France in MoMa’s Picasso in Fontainebleau running through February 17, 2024. For three months in the summer of 1921, Pablo Picasso worked out of a makeshift garage studio in Fontainebleau, France, where he created both cubist and classical masterpieces. Now, for the first time since then, the works are reunited in a sprawling new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.

The Metropolitan Opera 
Attracting all opera, performing arts, and architecture enthusiasts – The Metropolitan Opera performance season is back. The Met Opera performs six days a week from September through May in the heart of New York’s Lincoln Center. Experience the world’s greatest singers on the world’s greatest stage, or take a backstage tour of the scenic stage and rehearsal rooms with the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Manet/Degas at The Met 
Through more than 150 paintings and works on paper at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manet/Degas takes a fresh look at the interactions of these two artists in the context of the family relationships, friendships, and intellectual circles that influenced their artistic and professional choices, deepening our understanding of a key moment in nineteenth-century French painting.

NYC Broadway Week
Score theater tickets for less with Broadway Week, a twice-annual half-price sale for tickets to most Broadway productions (September 4-17, 2023).

The Armory Show
One of the world’s biggest international art fairs returns at the Javits Center. If you want a comprehensive look at the latest trends in contemporary art, a visit to the Armory Show is a must. The exhibitors taking part in this year’s festivities number 240 art galleries from more than 30 countries (September 8-10, 2023).

New York Fashion Week
From designer look books featuring the latest collections to front row tickets at Spring Studios, experience the excitement and energy of the fashion runway and attend one of the many NYFW events taking place in NYC during September 7-13, 2023.

The Feast of San Gennaro
Don’t miss out on the annual Feast of San Gennaro celebration in Little Italy where you can eat some of the best Italian restaurants in the city, watch colorful parades, enjoy live entertainment and a cannoli eating contest (September 14-24, 2023).

Leaf-Peeping in Central Park
Take a stroll in the park in the crisp cool air and enjoy some of the brilliant colors of fall. Start at the Conservatory Water, near the entrance at Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street, then continue to the 38-acre Ramble in the middle of the park and then trek to the North Woods for a nice rustic landscape and end at the Great Hill for some majestic red, yellow and orange leaves.

NYC’s Farmers Markets
As fall hits, there are probably a few things you start craving – like apple cider donuts. Stock up on all things apple this fall at NYC’s open-air markets.

Beyond The Light
Ignite your imagination at ARTECHOUSE’s Beyond the Light, a new immersive art experience in Chelsea in collaboration with NASA. Through experiential storytelling, learn how human innovation has enabled us to see beyond our imaginations and into the furthest reaches of the cosmos (Running through November 5, 2023).

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. The annual pageant of giant balloons, floats, marching bands, Broadway performances and celebs return for the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 23, 2023.