Autumn in New York 2016 — We’re outdoors

There is no better season than fall in New York City. Pleasant temperatures, the golden light that bathes us every afternoon, the changing foliage in our parks, and the palpable energy of New Yorkers. We’re back from summer vacation and engaged in the challenges of a new school year or projects at work. We’re catching up on plays we’ve missed, now available at discount on TDF, TKTS, and Theatermania, and anticipating the new season of dance at the Fall for Dance Festival.

And if you’re planning a trip to New York, the new hot ticket on Broadway may be for a revival of The Front Page, with Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, and more. Previews begin September 20th.

This is a perfect time of year to take the Metro North train to Beacon, to explore this charming town, visit the DIA museum, and enjoy the new river front park named in honor of folk singer and champion of a clean Hudson River Pete Seeger.

Are you in New York for a few months, working, or just enjoying the latest stop in your global adventure? Improve your English or Spanish at El Centro, with a low-cost class or free weekly Intercambio conversation and social evening get-together.

Weekends are for festivals, street fairs, and flea markets. For example, the weekend of September 24-25 there’s the Dumpling Festival AND the Lower East Side Pickle Day!


Our weekly Upper West Side Sunday flea market has a new look, new vendors, and a new name: The Grand Bazaar. In the schoolyard at 77th Street and Columbus Avenue, every Sunday, across from the Museum of Natural History and the Greenmarket.




Here’s a round-up of free events in New York in October. One of my favorites is the Chili Pepper Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens on Saturday October 1st. Food vendors, performances by local musicians, and of course the beautiful Gardens themselves.

The High Line gets better and better, and if you’re planning a trip in …. 2018! …. you’ll finish your stroll at Hudson Yards and the amazing new “stairway” known as The Vessel. This promises to be one of New York’s most exciting outdoor architectural projects.


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