October Events NYC
Take a walk through Central Park in October and it's easy to see why so many New Yorkers say October is the best month to plan a visit to NYC. There's something magical about the brilliant colors of the changing leaves on the trees and the temperate weather that make people fall in love with New York City in the fall. With endless events in NYC in October, from the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival to the Columbus Day Parade down Fifth Avenue, autumn is the perfect time to take a vacation to NYC.
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New York Comic Con
Embrace your inner-superhero at the NY Comic Con
Embrace your inner-superhero at NY Comic Con comic book and pop culture convention. Last year, 96,000 die-hard comic book fans attended NYCC, making it the second largest event in NYC. This colorful convention features panels and autograph sessions with the biggest names in comic books, screenings of up-and-coming movies and television shows, and a chance to meet thousands of other comic book devotees.
Village Halloween Parade
Celebrate Halloween in NYC this year and be a part of the nation's largest public Halloween event at the 38th Annual New York Village Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village. This wildly popular free event in NY features live music, dancers, marching bands, jugglers, street performers, and thousands of revelers dressed in their most creative Halloween costumes parading through the streets of Greenwich Village.
Open House New York
Discover New York City's diverse architecture and design at the 2011 Open House New York event. OHNY is a great way to discover NYC and its five boroughs through tours of historical and contemporary buildings not usually open to the public, performances, lectures, and workshops. America's largest architecture and design event, Open House New York Weekend is one of our favorite free events in NYC.
Columbus Day Parade
Parades in NYC are some of the most extravagant in the world, and New York City's Columbus Day Parade is no exception. Now in it's 67th year, New York's Columbus Celebration draws almost a million spectators to Fifth Avenue in NYC to cheer on the magnificent parade of marchers, bands, floats, and performers.
CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival
CMJ Music marathon
The music industry and thousands of its most passionate fans take over New York City every year for the longest-running and largest music industry festival of its kind. The CMJ Music Festival 2011 promises not to disappoint with music showcases at over 80 venues in NYC, panel discussions, seminars, film screenings, and some of the best parties in NYC.
Art in Odd Places
This free event in NYC challenges definitions and expectations by exploring art in everyday life throughout New York City. Art in Odd Places features scavenger hunts in NYC, panels, performances, installations, street art, and other creative activities that make this public arts festival a truly unique New York experience.
New Yorker Festival
Enjoy live music at the New Yorker Festival
Legendary NY literary staple, The New Yorker Magazine, hosts their annual three-day New Yorker Festival that includes lives music performances, film screenings, literary discussions, political panels, book signings, and poetry readings. Fans of the NYC magazine won't want to miss this highly acclaimed event.
New York Knicks Season
Madison Square Garden in NYC is home to New York City's very own NY Knicks who start their basketball season in October. Knicks fans and non-fans alike are sure to enjoy themselves at an action-packed NY Knicks game in the heart of NYC.
New York United Film Festival
Now in it's fifth year in New York City, the NY United Film Festival features a week of eclectic full-length features, shorts, and documentaries by some of the most promising up-and-coming filmmakers. Tickets to the NYC United Film Festival are affordable and in high demand--the NY United Film Festival is quickly becoming a favorite NYC event!
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