6 Things You Have to Do in New York in October

Winter is coming, but New York in October still gives you plenty of activities and events to enjoy during the chilling month. Let’s have a look at some of these.

Autumn Festival

October is synonymous with autumn, and autumn is synonymous with freshly-harvested pumpkins, crunchy leaves, and of course, pumpkin spice latte. Queen’s annual Autumn Festival provides you with an excellent opportunity to experience the essence of this lovely season. You get drink apple cider, listen to western and country music, eat homemade pumpkin pie, buy fresh apples and lose yourself in a field of corn. If you’re in the city with your family, you should definitely make a stop here!

NYC Comic Con

The biggest comic book event of the year! At the New York Comic Con, you get to meet the people behind your favorite comic book adaptations, as well as comic book legends, and up-and-comers in the industry. You also get to cosplay with hundreds of other people as your favorite characters! This haven for geeks is no place to miss out. The three day event occurs from October 4th to the 7th this year.


The quintessential October event – Halloween is celebrated with much gusto in New York City. Trick or treating is fun, sure, but the real event in New York is the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. A huge event that attracts more than two million spectators, this parade has been an NYC tradition since 1973! You’ll find around 80,000 participants in costumes, as well as bands and innumerable large puppets. The only Halloween parade of its kind, it makes for some unforgettable memories.

New York City Wine and Food Festival

Taking place from October 11th to the 14th, this is the big event for foodies. With more than a hundred events over the course of three days, you’re likely to come out of this in a glorious food coma. The Festival has everything: food tastings, intimate dinners prepared by world class chefs, nutrition seminars, cooking classes, parties and wine tasting.  It’s likely to be the big highlight of your trip, whether you’re going with family or friends!

The Ice Rinks Open

On October 8th, the ice rinks officially open for the season! The Rink at Rockefeller Center, the Trump Rink in Central Park and Bank of America’s Winter Village at Bryant Park are just three of the locations you can hit with your blades on.

Central Park in the Fall

Central Park is a New York favorite for a good reason: it’s beautiful no matter what the season. It’s a must-visit retreat in Manhattan no matter what the time of the year, with something cool happening at every corner of the park. In the autumn, you get to see the fall trees in all of their orange splendor. Whether you’re simply strolling around the place, riding your bike, or taking one of the many excellent guided tours, you’re bound to have a great time.