Fall 2016: Best things to do in NYC

Fall is here! Everyone is back to school already, and we still have time before the holiday season arrives, so… what to do in NYC this fall?

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There are a lot of events going on, here we present a guide for the best things to do this Fall:

Oktoberfest in Central Park

This traditional and autumnal festival, which originated in Germany, is celebrated all over the United States by drinking copious amounts of beer, sporting lederhosen, munching on pretzels, and doing some polka dancing and merrymaking.

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When? The official dates for this Bavarian festival are Saturday, September 17, 2016 through Monday, October 3, 2016.

Why is Oktoberfest in September? The first Oktoberfest was held on October 12–17 in 1810 to honor the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Supposedly, the celebration date was changed to the third week in September in the U.S. due to cold-weather concerns.

Where is Oktoberfest? Oktoberfest celebrations take place in all five boroughs in New York at various public spaces and beer gardens. The largest events include Oktoberfest in Central Park (Sept 17), Munich on the East River (Sept 23) and Watermark’s Oktoberfest (Sept 17).

New York Comic Con

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When? New York Comic Con is October 6 through October 9, 2016.

Where? New York Comic Con 2016 is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Eleventh Ave in Hell’s Kitchen. Take the A, C, E, 1, 2 or 3 subway lines to 34th St–Penn Station.

How do I get New York Comic Con tickets? You can purchase New Yock Comic Con tickets on the NYCC website or StubHub website.

What should I wear? Costumes are not mandatory, but if you’re in the cosplay spirit, you can check out some of our favorite Comic Con style from last year’s fest.

Ice Skating in NYC

Beginning in October, everyone can skate in New York again. The hot spots for skating in New York are Rockefeller Center and Central Park, but there are more rinks. A true New York winter would not be complete without skating on one of the rinks around the city. Many New Yorkers look forward each year to putting on their skates. Tourists are also able to easily enjoy skating in the Big Apple. Where should you go ice skating?

When is the Ice Skating Season? It will be open from Saturday October 8 2016 to Saturday April 1 2017.

Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center is an amazing ice rink, especially during the festive months of November through January. It’s not the cheapest rink, but it’s certainly allows you to skate in style. To get there walk to Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Street, through the Channel Gardens and down the stairs. You can’t miss it!

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It is amazing because they only aloud 150 people to be skating in the ice, so it is not crowded as walking down the streets of Manhattan .

How much is it? $25 dlls. Seniors and children under 11 is $15. And the skate rental is $12

Bryant Park

Just steps away from Times Square, Bryant Park is located on 42nd Street between Fifth Avenue and 6th Avenue. The rink, located right in the park, is even bigger than the Rockefeller skating rink. If you would like more room for skating, then this is definitely a good option. This is the hottest rink in town as it is free for everyone!

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  • Season: October 29, 2016 through March 5, 2017
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 until 22:00
  • General Admission: free
  • Skate rentals: $20 per person

Central Park

Skating in Central Park is found at the Wollman Rink. This rink is definitely one of the finest in the world. The Wollman Rink is located at 62nd Street on the Fifth Avenue side (east side) of Central Park.

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  • Season: October 22, 2016 through early April, 2017
  • Opening hours: 
    • Monday/Tuesday:          10:00 – 14:30
    • Wednesday/Thursday:   10:00 – 22:00
    • Friday/Saturday:            10:00 – 23:00
    • Sunday:                         10:00 – 21:00
  • General Admission: £13.50 on Monday through Thursday and £18.30 on Friday through Sunday

A little further north in Central Park, near 107th Street on the Fifth Avenue side of the park, is the Lasker Rink. The dates for 2016-2017 are yet unknown for this rink. Admission is $7,50 for adults and $4 for children. Skate rentals are $6.50.

Rooftop Cinema Clubs

If you are into watching movies, enjoying the sunset and a couple of drinks. This is the event you will love. Rooftop Cinema Clubs are showing several movies every afternoon for you to enjoy.

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Doors open at 6pm each night. You have drinks, wait until the sun sets (generally around 8pm) and then settle into the movie with your own personal set of wireless headphones to adjust the volume as you prefer. This year, a new package rate of $30 (plus a $3 booking fee) gets you admission to the film, a bag of buttered popcorn and Bubbles—everything a human being could possibly want!-TimeOut

Check out the Calendar here.


…And of course the best to come in October: Halloween! Indeed, NYC has so many events, Haunted Houses, and more! take a look to the best ones here:

New York Haunted Hayride

The haunted attraction made waves in New York last year, and it’s back again with more vicious and disturbing scenes to make you scream! Ten Thirty One Productions (of Shark Tank fame) created this gripping haunted attraction located at Randalls Island Park. For the first time, hayriders will embark on three new experiences: House of Shadows, Purgatory Haunted Village and Theater Macabre. Not for the faint of heart, the New York Haunted Hayride is all set to terrorize those who dare to enter.

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How much is it? $37 dlls

What is the Event Official website? http://newyorkhauntedhayride.com

When is it? It will be open from Thursday October 13 2016 – Monday October 31 2016

Merchant’s House Museum

New York City’s only preserved 19th-century family home is an elegant, late Federal-Greek Revival house stocked with the same furnishings and decorations that filled its rooms when it was inhabited by hardware tycoon Seabury Treadwell and his descendants from 1835 to 1933.

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How much is it? $10 dlls. Seniors and students $5

When are they open? Mon, Thu–Sun noon–5pm

Where are they located? 29 E 4th St, New York

 

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