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.
John Mayer has proven his worth as a singer and guitarist since "No Such Thing" hit the charts in 2022. He's continued to build a loyal fan base with a series of albums and is a reliable arena headliner capable of performing multiple dates in large markets. He's stripping things down for his current tour: just John with his voice and a guitar. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with the singer telling stories between songs. He's also known for regularly changing up the setlist, combining hits with deep-cut fan favorites and covers from night to night.
Premier talents from journalism, television, the arts, and more come together for The New Yorker Festival - a unique festival of culture & entertainment. Returning for its 24th year, attendees can enjoy screenings, panels, and musical performances. Be sure to check back for a complete list of guests. General admission, early entry, student & educator and 3-day premier passes are available to purchase.
Trevor Noah is sorely missed as host of the Daily Show, but the South African comedian remains a force in entertainment, drawing thousands of fans to stand-up shows at large theaters and even arenas. Much of his material draws on the latest headlines as well as his early life, growing up under apartheid, which influenced his bestselling memoir, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood."
Bringing in 150,000+ people a year, the Oyster Festival is the East Coast's largest waterfront event. Individuals have been attending the Oyster Festival for 40 years to enjoy live entertainment, pirate shows, ships, midway rides, vendors and even an oyster eating and shucking competition. This year promises to deliver much of the same. Seafood fans will also have the chance to head to the Food Court, where they can try innovative ways to eat oysters, clams, and other seafood concoctions. The Oyster Festival is a fun and traditional way to experience a small taste of Long Island.
The Gateways Music Festival features a week packed with live performances, including two full orchestra concerts, six chamber music performances, and two piano recitals. There will also be two film screenings, two lectures, a panel discussion, and even a jam session for attendees. Additional information and the full schedule and tickets for events are available online.
New York's Annual Village Halloween Parade is turning 50 this year and is once again bringing you the spookiest jubilee in town. Ride a float like a seasoned performer, dive into the parade and show off your spooky creativity or just hang back and enjoy watching the best costumes of the season. Eager to dodge the line? VIP tickets start at $100 and even allow you to join the parade on 6th Avenue with your favorite group or band. If you're still up for more thrills and chills, join the afterparty at Webster Hall post-parade.
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
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.