New York October 2021 Events

New York October 2021 Events

Spend Your Halloween Enjoying the Crisp Fall Air

Average Temperature low and high: 50°- 64°
The temperatures begin to lower in October, putting an end to those hot and humid days.  And although the summer tourists are disappearing, there are still plenty of exciting things to do this month. Whether you’re interested in history, science, or art, you’ll find more than one museum to enjoy. Or take one of the many foliage tours offered. The crisp fall air makes this the perfect time to enjoy fall events.

October Event Calendar

David Byrne's American Utopia

Described as “Exhilarating theater”, David Byrne ponders the wonders of the human brain. Part professor, part preacher, audiences sit back and absorb the jubilation transmitted by performers. David’s positivity about the human condition can be summed up in the song “Every day is a miracle”. Described as a celebration of music, dance, and song, American Utopia is performed in his typical punk/funk/new wave style.  There is no set story, just tales of optimism and faith in humanity. Get your tickets here.

The New Yorker Festival

The New Yorker Festival

Premier talents from journalism, television, the arts, and more come together for this unique festival of culture.  Returning for its 22nd year, this time both live and virtually, you can tune in to see screenings, panels, and performances by the likes of Stanley Tucci, Dave Grohl, and Amy Schumer. For information, a complete list of guests, and tickets, visit The New Yorker here.

Fright Night

Fright Night

Classic Radio Road Show presented two thriller radio plays: "On a Country Road," a hapless couple is stranded on a desolate road during a thunderstorm while an axe murderer is running amok nearby. "The Telltale Heart", Edgar Allen Poe's story of paranoia and senseless murder. Starts at 7:30 pm at Middletown Arts Center, tickets are available at the door and online.

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The Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion

Known for being one of the biggest Halloween parties in the US, This one-night party is 50,000 square feet of aerial performances, DJs, and fire displays.  There will also be a costume contest, so bring your best game, and be prepared to see some of the most horrifying and elaborate costumes you've ever experienced. 

New York's Village Halloween Parade

New York\'s Village Halloween Parade

Join over 50,000 zombies, robots, monsters, and more on Halloween night. Millions of people show up to join in, and 2 million more line up to watch. This event is said to be NYC's biggest Halloween-themed party. There are options for you to ride on a float, see the parade from a pedicab, or just enjoy this 48th annual tradition from the sidelines. Learn more here.

 

Massacre on Hudson Sensation Yacht Cruise

Massacre on Hudson Sensation Yacht Cruise

You've never experienced Halloween quite like this. Come in costume and take a picture of the Statue of Liberty from up close, or just relax on the open-air deck while enjoying VIP bottle service. This 3-hour cruise of the harbor also features three levels of music, located both inside and outdoors. Plus, if you choose the dinner package, you'll receive a complimentary champagne cocktail. Your tickets are available here.

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New York Events in October

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Fri, Oct 01 at Avant Gardner Anjunadeep New York City
Fri, Oct 01 at Marquee Matoma
Sat, Oct 02 at Marquee Borgeous
Sat, Oct 09 at Marquee ATB
Sat, Oct 16 at Lavo Vicetone
Fri, Oct 22 at Avant Gardner Nicola Cruz (DJ Set)
Sat, Oct 23 at Avant Gardner Spencer Brown
Fri, Oct 29 at Marquee R3HAB

Things to Do in New York in October

Grab Some Cider

Grab Some Cider
Cider is an alcoholic drink fermented from fruit, usually apples, and it is the perfect beverage to enjoy during the fall season. New York is known for lots of good cider spots, so adding a visit to a cider maker is a must-do while visiting the city.

Go to Duane Park

Go to Duane Park
Enjoy craft cocktails, a delicious meal, and entertaining performances at Duane Park. This upscale spot has a southern-inspired menu, and shows range from burlesque to jazz acts, and to acrobatics and magic. A stop here will make for an unforgettable evening.