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Things to Do in New York In October

The weather in New York in October is still good enough for taking a double-decker tour: this New York sightseeing covers not only the most famous sights in Manhattan, such as the Empire State Building and World Trade Center, but will also let you see the best of Brooklyn. Central Park is especially beautiful in October: enjoy the views of some of the trees change their color and see foliage on a warm sunny day. There are special cruises in October to see the foliage in New York: enjoy a 2-hour lunch cruise. Or have a special evening in New York and head for a 3-hour dinner cruise that goes along Manhattan skyline. October is still a great month for taking a helicopter flight - see the beauty of New York from a bird's eye view.

Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade has been held in New York every year since 1929 to celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America in 1492. Tens of thousands of people gather at Fifth Avenue between 44th and 79th streets on the second Monday of October. This colorful show is one of the most exciting parades of the year.


openhouseny is an interesting annual event in the world of architecture. More than 80 buildings open their doors to everyone who is interested. Want to see interesting design solutions and learn how New Yorkers live? Check this year’s program at openhouseny website.



The city turns into a bright colorful costume show on the evening of October 31st. People everywhere are dressed in costumes of witches, pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts, and any other characters one can think of! Everyone loves Halloween in New York City, and there is even a parade in Greenwich Village. See photos of previous years and check information about the parade this year.

Art and exhibitions

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