New York City Events October 2018

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NYC Insider Guide 2018 October Events Calendar

New York City Events October 2018 include New York Comic Con, Giants and Jets football, Nets and Knicks basketball, Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, Wine & Food Festival, Halloween, Columbus Day Parade and New York Television Festival. October concerts include the Elton John Farewell Tour, Florence + The Machine, Billy Joel, Maroon 5, The Eagles, Game of Thrones and more.

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Take a Fall Foliage Cruise or Trip

With dozens of discount tickets available, you can't miss with a trip in or out of the city to see the fall leaves in their glorious autumn colors. Take to the river and join Classic Harbor on one of their classic sailboats and head north up the Hudson River to take in the beautiful fall foliage.

Fall Foliage New York

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Get Your October New York City Discount Pass

All the New York City Sightseeing Passes Compared! Which is the BEST – New York City Explorer Pass, NYC Go Select Card, New York Pass or New York CityPASS? Get discount codes and find the best New York City Pass for your NYC vacation.

Save with a New York City Attractions Pass

Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Discount Pass for your NYC vacation. Unbiased reviews of the New York City Sightseeing Passes. Which is the BEST – NY Sightseeing Pass, New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York CityPASS?

NY Sightseeing Pass
NYC Sightseeing Pass

  • Choose from 100 sights
  • Choose 1-10 days or # of Attractions
  • Unlimited Hop On Hop Off Bus
  • NY Sightseeing Pass

The New York Pass
New York City Pass Discounts

  • Includes 100 tours and attractions
  • Choose 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Days
  • Digital or Physical Pass
  • New York Pass

NY Explorer Pass
New York City Explorer Pass

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Where to Stay during Fall in New York City

Fall is the perfect time to check into one of our hotels with an awesome roofdeck, free bicycles and/or right next to Central Park. Few activities in NYC are better than riding your free bike a few blocks into Central Park to see the fall foliage and having a snack at Tavern on the Green or the Boathouse.

NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles

If had to pick my FAVORITE way to explore NYC, it would be on bicycle! Don't miss out on your choice of NYC hotels with free bicycles, allowing you to explore hidden nooks of NYC you can't see any other way. Some of our top value picks include:

NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles

See the Insider Guide for dozens more NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles.

Central Park NY Hotels

These are NYC Insider hand picked hotels that are not just “near” Central Park, as most NYC hotels claim to be…but on the Park itself, either Central Park South, Central Park West or Fifth Ave. Many other hotels are nearby, or within a few blocks, but these are the closest, and all offer Park views from select rooms.

Central Park NY Hotels

Some of our top value picks near Central Park include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

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Things To Do in New York in October

The best Things To Do in New York in October range from catching the tail end of our most popular outdoor activities and excursions to escaping the city for fall foliage cruises and apple picking. Some of our top October picks include:

Things To Do in New York in October

  • Fall Foliage Cruises – Take to the river and join Classic Harbor for the last leaves of fall. Jump aboard one of their classic sailboats and head north up the Hudson River to take in the beautiful fall foliage. 
  • Haunted Broadway Theaters Walking Tour – Visit legendary theaters where the ghosts of famous Vaudeville and Broadway stars still take to the stage long after the performances have closed

See All: Things To Do in New York in October

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NYC October Sports

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! To many New Yorkers, Fall Equals the Holy Grail of Sports and this is why it is their favorite of the four seasons. It is possible to watch NINE NY Sports team live in October!!!!

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New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con

October 4-7, 2018
Jacob Javits Center
11th Avenue at 35th Street

The East Coast’s largest and most exciting popular culture convention, letting you see and be seen with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime toys, movies and television.

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Hotels Near NYC Javits Center

Coming to town for the Boat Show, Comic Con, Motorcycle Show, NYT Travel Show, BroadwayCon, International Toy Fair, Restaurant and Food, The Auto Show, Chocolate Show or any one of dozens of fashion, technology or other industry shows? If your goal is to work hard, play harder, you'll definitely want to stay as close to the Javits Center as possible. Here are our top picks for Hotels Near NYC Javits Center.

Hotels Near NYC Javits Center

  • Ink48 Hotel - about 10 blocks from Javits Center, right next to the Intrepid Museum and my ALL time favorite rooftop! (photo)
  • Midtown Convention Center Hotel - the closest hotel to the JC, less than a block away. Small, clean rooms, geared towards convention exhibitors and attendees.
  • Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel - new "digitally enhanced" hotel in Garment District, 15 min walk to JC, modern, though modest.

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The Ride in Masquerade – NYC #1 Bus Tour

The Ride in Masquerade NYC Bus Tour

The Ride in Masquerade – The Ride, one of NYC’s most popular bus tours, has more TV screens (40) and LED lights than any other tour bus, as well as a booming club-quality sound system, stadium seating and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Ride takes a twisted turn during the fall season! Experience the enchantment of the city all month long – complete with vibrant fall foliage, crispness in the air and a dose of “boo!”

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Skip the Line and Do NYC VIP Style

Do you know how many attractions and tours let you skip (most) of the lines and be treated like a VIP? Save HOURS on your NYC Vacation.

Empire State Building: Express Entry (86th Fl)

NYC Insider Pick
Price starting at US$60
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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

Bestseller
Price starting at US$34
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9/11 Memorial & Museum: Skip The Line

Bestseller
Price starting at US$26
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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 & 102 for Fee)

Likely to sell out
Price starting at US$34
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Empire State Building: Day and Night Entry

Price starting at US$86
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VIP: EmptyMet Tour Metropolitan Museum of Art

Price starting at US$
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Priority Entrance

Price starting at US$
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Skip the Line: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Flexible Date

Bestseller
Price starting at US$
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Skip The Line: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Likely to sell out
Price starting at US$
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October New York City Concerts and Shows

October New York City Shows and Concerts

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Save Big on Things to do in New York City

New York City Coupons and Discounts are available for almost everything one can do in NYC: concerts, shows, Broadway, sports, events, tours, attractions, beauty and spa and much more! See All: Insider Guide to ALL our NYC Coupons

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Fun Things to do in New York in Fall

There is no shortage of fun things to do in Autumn in NYC. Whether it’s biking, sailing, boating, walking, horseback riding or cheering on one of our awesome New York sports teams, you can do it all with the glorious and vibrant colored leaves as your backdrop.

Things to do in New York in Fall

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October Broadway Show Picks

Check out our newest Broadway Shows and top NYC Insider Picks for October!

Harry Potter on Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - 2018 TONY Award Winner Best Play

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father to three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. Previews March 16, Opens April 22, 2018. (Ages 10+).

Frozen Broadway Musical

Frozen on Broadway Tickets

With twice as many songs as the movie, Frozen on Broadway, is the timeless tale sisters, Elsa and Anna, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it. (Ages 8+).

Head Over Heels Broadway Musical

Head Over Heels Broadway Musical

Head Over Heels is the bold and fierce new musical comedy celebration of love in all its infinite varieties, told through the story of a royal family that must embark on an extravagant journey to save their beloved kingdom. Set to the iconic music of the 1980's all-female rock band The Go-Go's, it includes the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” “Heaven is a Place on Earth,” and many more! Closed January 6, 2019

Pretty Woman Broadway Musical

Pretty Woman Broadway Musical

Pretty Woman, the smash-hit 1990 film comedy, comes to the Broadway stage as a new musical. Edward Lewis, a successful businessman asks Vivian Ward, a prostitute with the proverbial heart of gold, to pose as his girlfriend. Things gets complicated and hilarious when this business arrangement turns into a love affair. Closing August 18, 2019.

Donna Summer Broadway Musical

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era. Summer features a score with more than 20 of Summer's classic hits including “Love to Love You, Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff.” Closing December 30, 2018

Full List of Broadway Shows and Discount Broadway Tickets

Celebrities on Broadway

Plaza Suite Comedy Play

See More: Celebrities on Broadway and List of NYC Broadway Shows

 


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Lincoln Center - Opera, Ballet, NY Philharmonic, Jazz, Broadway

You really haven't been to NYC until you experience THE beating heart of our Arts & Culture scene, Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, NYC Ballet, Julliard School, Broadway and so much more. See what NYC's (always amazing) classic cultural scene has to offer while you are here.

Lincoln Center NYC

More: Lincoln Center Venue Guide

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Jazz Performance Audrey Silver Sings Jazz Standards

Jazz Performance Audrey Silver Sings Jazz Standards

Audrey Silver, award winning jazz singer and songwriter, will be accompanied by a remarkable group of musicians as she sings original works, jazz standards, a French song, and a contemporary piece at the The Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City.  She will be featuring works from her previous and upcoming albums. 

More Info: Jazz Performance Audrey Silver Sings Jazz Standards

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Halloween in New York City

Halloween in NYC
Central Park Halloween
© NYCLovesNYC

The best things to do on Halloween in New York City, for both adults AND kids! The New York Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village is one of the largest and most famous in the world. There are tons of Halloween parties in NYC and all the best attractions, like Top of the Rock and Central Park, celebrate Halloween in New York City style.

See Halloween in New York City for the spookiest things to do in October.

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Spa Week – The best NYC Spa Services for $50

Spa Week NYC - Great Jones Spa

October 15-21, 2018; Reservations open Sept 17th

Hundreds of top spas around the city offer treatments for $50. Facials, massages, laser hair removal and more. My favorite spa is Great Jones (at left), because of their amazing water lounge, steam and sauna, however, they no longer have the best spa week deals. Another great spa that partakes in Spa Week is Elizabeth Arden. See Spa Week for details.

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NYC Festivals, Fairs and Parades Fall

NYC Festivals Fairs Parades Fall

Fall is chock full of Festivals, Fairs and Parades in NYC, so many, that we’ve created a whole guide just for NYC Festivals, Fairs and Parades in New York City.

Some of the awesome events include:

  • New Yorker Festival
  • Annual Columbus Day Parade
  • New York Television Festival
  • Annual ‘Open House’
  • New York Comedy Festival

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Ice Skating in New York City

Ice Skating New York City | Rockefeller Center

For tourists and locals alike, ice skating at Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park is a classic New York winter experience.

We also have several other Ice Skating Rinks around the city and outer boroughs.

Here are the details for Ice Skating in New York City, including rates and dates plus NYC Insider Tips for discounts and coupons.

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Times Talks – New York Times Live Interviews

Times Talks New York Times Live Celebrity Interviews

TimesCenter
242 West 41st Street (7th/ 8th Aves)
Tickets usually $30
www.timestalks.com

Now, this is NYC! Times Talks are a diverse series of interviews, in a fairly intimate setting, with world-famous authors, actors, politicians and celebrities (I mean SUPER A-LIST), each facilitated by a New York Times reporter (Master of Ceremonies).

Top picks for October? See October Times Talks in NYC

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Ongoing New York City Events October 2018

October Half Price Tickets NYC

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Things to Do in NYC by Month

Our Event Calendars show you exactly which events occur by day, but our Things to Do monthly guides highlight seasonal tours, bike rides, best time for boat cruises, when to buy tickets, the biggest sales and all the optimal times to do activities by month.

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