NYC in Fall - Global Storybook

Fall in New York is probably the most beautiful season, with the best weather that there can be in the city. In addition, it has the highest number of events and activities as well as fun things to do during all three months.

Fall in New YorkAverage temperatures: 

  • September: 60-75°F, or 16-24°C
  • October: 50-64°F, or 10-18°C
  • November: 41-54°F, or 5-12°C


  • Labor Day: first Monday in September
  • Columbus Day: second Monday in October
  • Thanksgiving Day: last Thursday in November

Fun Things to Do:

  • Celebrate Oktoberfest. This fun event runs across a number of different venues in all five boroughs, from mid-September until the end of October. One of the best places to celebrate it is: a beer garden (you’ll find a number of them in New York).
  • Go apple picking. 🍏🍎
  • Wander around the beautiful and colorful foliage at one of the local parks. 🍁

Weekend Getaways:

  • Go on a day cruise to the Bear Mountain (Upstate New York).
  • Go hiking at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge.

Central Park, NYC - Global StorybookFestivals, Events and Shows:



  • Attend the New York Comic Con – a popular and fun cultural convention. You will find expositions with comics, manga, anime, video games and graphic novels, and you will also have a chance to interact with their creators.
  • Enjoy the New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF) – an awesome 4-day event where you not only get to taste some amazing food (and wine), but also meet a lot of celebrity chefs (like Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Mario Batali, Anne Burrell, and many-many more).
  • Taste some delicious Apple Cider. The Apple Cider week runs at over 50 participating bars and restaurants for 7 days straight.
  • Go to the literary New Yorker Festival for engaging talks, interviews and discussions with some well-known authors, journalists and other intellectuals.
  • Celebrate Latin culture with music and dance, and meet some famous celebrities at the Festival People en Español.


Fall in New York - Global StorybookWalks and Races:

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New York FallParades:


  • Labor Day Parade – held annually on the Labor Day weekend (runs on 5th Avenue, between 44th and 67th streets).
  • The African-American Day Parade – celebrating Black American culture annually in Harlem (runs on 111th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard up to 136th street).
  • West Indian Day Parade – a fun carnival event celebrating Caribbean culture, held annually on Labor Day weekend (runs in Crown Heights, Brooklyn).
  • German-American Steuben Parade – an annual parade celebrating German American culture (runs on 5th Avenue, between 64th and 86th streets).


  • Korean Day Parade – a fun event celebrating Korean culture, held on the first Saturday in October (runs on Broadway, between 23rd and 42nd streets).
  • Pulaski Day Parade – an event celebrating Polish American culture, also held on the first Saturday in October (runs on 5th Avenue, between 39th and 56th streets).
  • Columbus Day Parade – a beautiful parade held annually on the Columbus Day (runs on 5th Avenue, between 68th and 86th streets).
  • The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade – one of the most popular parades in NYC, held annually on a Halloween’s day (runs on 6th Avenue, between Spring Street and 16th street).


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