Autumn is one of the best times to visit (or live in) New York. For starters, the weather is perfect at this time of year with temperatures of: September: 60-76oF (16-24oC); October: 50-65oF (9-18oC); November: 41-54oF (5-12oC).
Plus it’s a time when everything is in a state of renewal. New art exhibits, new broadway shows, new jazz line-ups, new opera season, etc. I’ve put together below just a few of the things you can enjoy in New York City at this time of year.
Parks. Walk the Highline, or go to one of the other many parks in NYC. Channel 13 recently spotlighted five of our most treasured parks, and you can read about them or watch their historical narrative online. [link to video no longer available]
Walking Tours. One of the best ways to see NYC is through one of its many walking tours. And I would love to have you join me for my signature tour, From Brooklyn to Wall Street. Or I could put together a custom tour for you of the areas of the City that you most want to see.
Festivals/Fairs. It seems there are always Festivals or Fairs going on in NY (for example, there are two film festivals in Brooklyn next weekend in Williamsburg and Greenpoint). One of the favorites with New Yorkers, however, is the Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, which is now offered on both Saturdays (Williamsburg) and Sundays (Dumbo) through the third weekend of November.
Museums. There are so many museums in New York, that no one really has a comprehensive list. While this website was referred to as a complete listing, what about the Skyscraper Museum, or one of my favorites, the Tenement Museum, where you can learn about the lives of the early immigrants of New York. Also, earlier this year I had reported on some of the more well-known museums along the Museum Mile. Take your pick. And if you’re on a tight budget, this list from one of my fellow tweeters offers a Quick Guide to some of the days/times when you can enjoy some of these great institutions for FREE.
Theater. Fall is the time when many new shows open up both on and off Broadway. This recent NYTimes’ article gives a good summary of what’s in store this season.
Jazz/Opera. NYC offers many opportunities to hear some of the best jazz going. You can book a ticket for Jazz at Lincoln Center….or you can check out the Village Vanguard, or one of the other small jazz venues in Greenwich Village. For opera, the new season schedule for the Metropolitan Opera, one of the best opera companies in the world, is now available. And before you go, you can read about my growing love affair with opera and get my tips for first-time opera goers.
If I haven’t enticed you with one of the few things to do above, then check out this list, put together by TimeOutNY, of the 101 things to do in NYC this Fall.
So get on the subway, the train, the bus, the plane, and Come Explore New York with me!