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Check Out These Upcoming Fall Events in NYC

Ice skaters having fun in New York Central Park in fall - Image

Personally speaking, fall is best time to visit New York City. Tourism dips ever so slightly, leaving more room for residents like me to power walk across the streets of concrete jungle. As the city kisses humidity and aggressive heat goodbye, New Yorkers relish in sweater weather and the gradual color changes in nature as leaves turn from green to shades of yellow, orange, and deep red. It’s not just the change in weather and tourism that gets us excited, though. Fall in New York provides some of the city’s biggest events of the year, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, food and wine festivals, and more.

Here are a couple of events you should look out for if you’re in the Big Apple between now and December.

MoMA reopens October 21

The Museum of Modern Art in midtown closed its doors earlier this year to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation in order to upgrade its physical and conceptual outlook of modern art. Members can now preview the newly designed museum, or you can wait until the big reopening day (October 21) to see the museum’s transformation.

Food, wine, and comedy festivals are happening all over the place

This list goes on and on and on. But I’ll name my top five. There’s the NYC Autumn Wine and Food Festival coming up this weekend. If you’re a sweet tooth, you have to attend the Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar at the Grand Bazaar in the Upper West Side on October 20. In November, there’s the NYC Craft Beer Festival and Brooklyn Crush Wine and Food Festival. Want a laugh? New York Comedy Festival‘s 2019 season starts on November 4 and ends November 10.

Winter pop up villages in Bryant Park, Union Square, and more

Winter villages in New York City are great for potential date ideas. With an abundant of handcrafted gift shops, and food vendors spread across the area, there’s plenty for you and your date to see, do, and eat. Bryant Park’s winter village also includes an ice skating rink (the entrance is free, but they charge skate rentals). Also, why not do double duty and do your Christmas shopping there at the same time?

Over-the-top parades will take over the Big Apple

New York City‘s 46th annual Halloween Parade is on October 31st at 7pm. Whether you just want watch or actually participate in the parade, it’s worth seeing the colorful spectacle. Another extravaganza to not miss is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is watched by over 50 million Americans every year! If you’re a float enthusiast, mark this event in your calendar.

What are you most hyped about for fall in New York City? Let us know in the comment section below!

Vivian Wang

Vivian is a travel enthusiast and food connoisseur living in New York City. Her curiosity and passion for languages and culture has taken her across eight countries over the past year. When not working, you can find her meandering in art museums or sampling food at the street markets.

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