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The best things to do in NYC, including popular events, festivals, attractions and tours, free activities and entertainment. See upcoming events and what’s on in New York today.

The 101 best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists
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The 101 best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists

Experience the absolute best things to do in NYC with this epic guide.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 2019 guide
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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 2019 guide

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 season!

20 amazing things to do outside in New York
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20 amazing things to do outside in New York

When the weather plays nice, it's time to get outside. 

The best things to do in the fall in NYC
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The best things to do in the fall in NYC

Fall in NYC is everything you could hope for in a season

The best museum exhibitions in NYC right now
Museums

The best museum exhibitions in NYC right now

NYC’s vast array of museums cover every field of culture and knowledge.

The best things to do in New York

The best cheap things to do in NYC
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The best cheap things to do in NYC

These amazing cheap things to do in NYC will make you say, “Hell yeah!”

The best museums in NYC
Museums

The best museums in NYC

Including exhibitions at the Whitney, the American Museum of Natural History and more

The best free things to do in NYC
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The best free things to do in NYC

Check out these events and explore the city’s top attractions for the price of nada

The best New York attractions
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The best New York attractions

We've compiled our favorite sights in and around Gotham

Things to do in New York this week

Events and festivals

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Before America gets turnt on turkey and settles in to watch some football, all eyes turn to Manhattan during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019.

New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival

A bonanza of comedy shows, draws national headline acts and the cream of the local scene all around NYC.

Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

Fall for fall at the most lit Halloween celebration

First Saturdays

First Saturdays

Free art and partying at this cultural center each month

Deals & Giveaways

Time Out 'Table for Two': The Manhattan Neighborhood Box

Time Out 'Table for Two': The Manhattan Neighborhood Box

Save 50% off food at eight need-to-know restaurants across Manhattan

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Get tickets to the TONY award winner for Best Musical

Get tickets to the TONY award winner for Best Musical

Theater review by Adam Feldman  Here’s my advice: Go to hell. And by hell, of course, I mean Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell’s fizzy, moody, thrilling new Broadway musical. Ostensibly, at least, the show is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy goes to the land of the dead in hopes of retrieving girl, boy loses girl again. “It’s an old song,” sings our narrator, the messenger god Hermes (André De Shields, a master of arch razzle-dazzle). “And we’re gonna sing it again.” But it’s the newness of Mitchell’s musical account—and Rachel Chavkin’s gracefully dynamic staging—that bring this old story to quivering life. In a New Orleans–style bar, hardened waif Eurydice (Eva Noblezada) falls for Orpheus (Reeve Carney), a busboy with an otherworldly high-tenor voice who is working, like Roger in Rent, toward writing one perfect song. But dreams don’t pay the bills, so the desperate Eurydice—taunted by the Fates in three-part jazz harmony—opts to sell her soul to the underworld overlord Hades (Patrick Page, intoning jaded come-ons in his unique sub-sepulchral growl, like a malevolent Leonard Cohen). Soon she is forced, by contract, into the ranks of the leather-clad grunts of Hades’s filthy factory city; if not actually dead, she is “dead to the world anyway.” This Hades is a drawling capitalist patriarch who keeps his minions loyal by giving them the minimum they need to survive. (“The enemy is poverty,” he sings to them i

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

If theater is your religion and the Broadway musical your sect, you've been woefully faith-challenged of late. 

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The world of Harry Potter has arrived on Broadway

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Win the ultimate Friendsgiving prize pack at Time Out Market
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Win the ultimate Friendsgiving prize pack at Time Out Market

What’s the best part about Friendsgiving? Besides getting together with friends, it’s letting someone else handle the cooking. Though if it’s your turn to host, showing up to the party with a bottle of wine—your signature Friendsgiving move—won’t cut it. And cook? That’s not a holiday miracle you can foresee happening.  Fortunately, that’s where Time Out Market comes in. The dining-and-cultural destination with locations in Miami, New York and Boston, is giving away the ultimate Friendsgiving prize pack to one lucky person in each city. The winner receives a $600 Time Out Market card to use toward the purchase of food and drinks, a private holiday table to feast with up to five friends and $150 worth of swag for everyone in your group.  Entering is simple: just submit your name and email address in the form below, and that’s it. The contest ends November 20 at 6pm EST, and be sure to share the entry form with friends. The more people you know who sign up, the greater your chances are of escaping Friendsgiving kitchen duties once again.    ENTER NOW        

Private Picassos Leaf Exploration
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Private Picassos Leaf Exploration

Young’uns can explore autumn’s changing leaves with this fun artistic endeavor. Private Picasso hosts programs that help kids and adults explore their creativity. This leaf exploration will let kids explore the changing seasons with leaf tracing, watercolor experiments and a gorgeous faux “stained glass” creation that’ll brighten up your apartment even when the sun sets early. Kids will have a blast, and parents will take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art that’s perfect for the season!

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DJs at Time Out Market
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DJs at Time Out Market

When you visit Time Out Market New York, we’re bringing the party not only to your tummy (yeah, we went there) but to the Time Out Stage where we’ll spotlight the greatest local disc jockeys twice a week. They’ll be spinning the good tunes to make every bite and sip you take even groovier. Catch a free-of-charge DJ set every Friday night and Sunday afternoon at our rooftop stage. Here’s what’s on the docket: DJ Mawkus (Nov 22, 8–11pm) and DJ NY Giant (Nov 29, 8–11pm).

New York attractions

The High Line
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The High Line

There are few places more pleasant than the High Line on a sunny afternoon

Coney Island and Luna Park
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Coney Island and Luna Park

From the turn of the century to the Second World War, Coney Island was NYC’s playground

Times Square
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Times Square

As city districts go, Times Square is a global legend, and rightfully so

Empire State Building
Museums

Empire State Building

Trying to imagine NYC’s skyline without the Empire State Building is pretty tough.

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New York museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The American Museum of Natural History
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The American Museum of Natural History

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Whitney
Museums

The Whitney

 

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New York by borough

Manhattan
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Manhattan

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Queens
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Queens

Bronx
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Bronx

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The 26 best things to do in Philadelphia
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The 26 best things to do in Philadelphia

Expect new urban development projects, restaurant and bar openings and more

The 25 best things to do in Maui
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The 25 best things to do in Maui

Awesome beaches, hikes, road trips, snorkeling expeditions, sailing adventures and more.

The 20 best things to do in Nashville
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The 20 best things to do in Nashville

We’re talking about the music scene, the hot chicken and, of course, the top bars in the area. 

The 20 best things to do in Fort Lauderdale
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The 20 best things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Expansion and change are on the way, and by the time you finish experiencing all of the following things to do here, we’ll likely be working on the next list.

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