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The best things to do in New York this fall

Find the best things to do in New York City each autumn, including the biggest seasonal events, autumn-only activities and more

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The weather may be cooling down, but New York City’s cultural scene is just heating up. This guide will help you find the best things to do in New York this fall, including the hottest Broadway shows, new movies to see, best comedy shows and fall concerts that you need to know about. Plus, find out how to buy tickets to some of these must-see performances.

Things to do in New York this fall

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The 20 best fall events in NYC

Check out the festivals, live acts and holiday throwdowns you definitely don’t want to miss this season

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The best fall festivals in NYC

Get your fill of amazing food, culture, music, film and multicultural events at these fall festivals this season

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Restaurants

The best food and drink festivals in NYC this fall

From oyster shuckathons to a whisky-fueled bacchanal, get those bellies ready for the top fall feeding frenzies

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Art

The top 20 art shows in NYC this fall

Check out our handy guide to the absolute best shows this season

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Music

The best fall concerts in NYC

Get over your post-summer woes and get ready for a busy fall season, with shows from arena heavy hitters to indie gems

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Nightlife

The top DJs to see in NYC this fall

Fight your FOMO by checking out our top DJs playing NYC in the coming months

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Movies

The 30 best upcoming movies to see this fall

From a new James Bond thriller to the big return of Bryan Cranston, we’ve got you covered as cool season hits

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Dance

The best dance shows this fall in NYC

A glut of wonderful shows forces us to make tough choices for this fall season’s best dance picks in New York

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Comedy

The 10 best comedy shows to see this fall

This fall offers no shortage of amazing comedy shows, but what are the can't miss performances? Check out our list.

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Theater

20 Broadway and Off Broadway shows to catch this fall

From Brooklyn to Broadway, there are tons of great new plays and musicals to see in New York this autumn

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Where to see fall foliage

See spectacular fall foliage in parks and gardens across the five boroughs and beyond

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Bars

Oktoberfest in NYC

Make plans with our guide to the best parties, beer gardens and the tastiest German quaffs to fill your stein

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Things to do in New York by month

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October

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November

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Complete events calendar

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Bars

15 outdoor drinking spots for fall

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Top 10 books to read this fall

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Museums

10 new museum exhibits and events this fall

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NYC’s five best food events

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Keith R
Keith R

The best thing to do this fall is Oktoberfest at Reichenbach Hall. Prost!