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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.


SERRA by Birreria Rooftop

With bright fall décor lining the space of Eataly Flatiron’s rooftop SERRA by Birreria, the seasonal redesign will take you on a journey through an autumnal Italian countryside while offering you a unique dining experience featuring rustic dishes, vibrant handcrafted cocktails and more.

Central Park Pumpkin Flotilla

Experience one of the most iconic Halloween events in New York City this year. Visit Central Park on October 28, 2022 to participate in the annual Pumpkin Flotilla where people bring their very own carved pumpkin and float it in the Harlem Meer.

Surrealism at Rockefeller Center

Discover Artist Arghavan Khosravi’s works currently on display throughout Rockefeller Center.. The Iranian-born artist is known for her female-driven, surrealist paintings that explore the themes of scale, history and contradiction.

60th New York Film Festival

Calling all film lovers. Plan your experience at the 60th New York Film Festival that begins on September 30 and ends on October 16, 2022 at Lincoln Center. The festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

Pumpkin Arch at Pier 17

Fall is here and the pumpkin arch will reappear for a limited time through November 7, 2022. Stroll down Fulton Street to Pier 17 to discover a seasonal idyllic backdrop to elevate your Halloween photos.

Hall des Lumières

Experience “Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion”at Hall des Lumières, the newest digital immersive art experience full of art, light, color and music located in the Beaux-Arts landmarked building across from the beautiful greenspace of City Hall Park.

NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter’s 2022 NY Art Book Fair returns to the historic location of the very first fair in Chelsea. It’s the leading international event for the distribution of artists’ books. Exhibitors include a broad range of artists, collectives, publishers, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors.

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.


The tricks and treats of fall come to life this year with plentiful pumpkins, gourds and ghouls, and fun-filled activities to celebrate this season of frights and foliage. There is something for everyone during the day or at night. Join NYBG for special weekends of pumpkin parades and pumpkin carving face-offs, as well as the return of their beer sampling weekend.

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.

The New York Comedy Festival

Laugh it up at The New York Comedy Festival where the best of the best comedians of NYC gather each year. Don’t miss John Mulaney, Mo Amer, Tracy Morgan, JB Smoove, Wanda Sykes just to name a few (November 3-7, 2022!

Cheer on the New York City Marathon

Cheer on the runners at the annual New York City Marathon as they run through the five boroughs of NYC. It takes place on the first Sunday of November every year (Sunday, November 6, 2022).

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.

Art on Paper at Pier 36 

Check out the highly anticipated art fair, Art on Paper, at Pier 36 that features 95 galleries showcasing top modern and contemporary paper-based art (September 8-11, 2022).

Blue Man Group

The iconic Blue Man Group returns to its original home at Astor Place Theatre. Come experience this must-see show and you will discover music, laughter, and surprises at every turn.

Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures

A lock of Edgar Allan Poe’s hair, Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence: the NYPL holds a lot more than books. For the first time ever, you can explore a selection of the 56 million items in the collection as well as manuscripts, art, letters, still and moving images, and recordings.

The Lion King

Based on Disney’s 1994 animated classic, this Broadway adaptation adds new songs by Elton John to the familiar story, along with sweeping vistas of the African savanna where the story is set. Now come to discover the one-of-a-kind musical that is The Lion King.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Ascend to new heights at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, a 1,401-foot-tall newly built skyscraper located in Midtown, Manhattan. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be able to look over NYC from at least 1,000 feet with only glass between you and the view.

Heart of the Park

Join Central Park Conservancy as they provide insider knowledge on the historical and architectural elements that make this urban landscape a national treasure. Tour some of Central Park’s most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields. Prepare to fall in love with New York all over again!

Little Island at Pier55

Explore Manhattan’s newest 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. To ensure the safety of Little Island’s visitors, artists, and staff, they are limiting the number of park visitors through timed entry. Please book reserve your time through their website.

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.

Central Park Zoo

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.

Arcadia Earth

Immerse yourself in underwater worlds, fantasy lands and inspirational art installations at Arcadia Earth. Step into this awesome experience inspired by planet earth.

The Met Cloisters

The Cloisters, also known as the Met Cloisters located in Fort Tryon Park, is the perfect day escape this summer. Roam the halls with fascinating exhibits from the European medieval art and architecture period, with a focus on the Romanesque and Gothic periods.

Broadway Comedy Club

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!

Statue of Liberty

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.

The Armory Show

One of the world’s biggest international art fairs returns from September 9-11, 2022 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.

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 9-14, 2022.

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 15-25, 2022).