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NYC Festivals Fairs Fall

September, October, November Festivals and Fairs NYC

Fall in NYC is filled with Festivals, Fairs and Parades. We have the Feast of San Gennaro, New Yorker Festival, African American Day Parade, Open House New York, New York Comedy Festival, Wine and Food Festival, Columbus Day Parade, New York Film Festival and many more!

Add your NYC Festival and Fair to the New York City Events calendar.

Annual Feast of San Gennaro

Looking to experience Little Italy, compare every slice of Pizza in NYC, or have a ‘sausage, onion and pepper’ sandwich? Then the Feast of San Gennaro is for you!

Annual Feast of San Gennaro NYC

The San Gennaro Festival
September 14-24, 2023

Although it is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro has a huge variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! Check out sangennaronyc.org for more on all the kid-friendly activities, eating, maps and entertainment.

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Annual African American Day Parade

NYC African American Day Parade

Sunday, September 17, 2023, 1:00pm
Harlem, 111th St & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd to 136th St

The African American Day Parade, the largest Black Parade In America, is a colorful and musical event with crowds packing the streets of Harlem as floats glide belting music from soca to reggae, ragga and soul.

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Annual New York Film Festival

New York Film Festival

September 29 – October 15, 2023
Lincoln Center

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent.

As always, this major annual film event—a centerpiece of New York culture since 1963—will introduce the most essential new cinematic works from around the world to U.S. audiences in its Main Slate.

In 2022, James Gray’s Armageddon Time was the screening event.

More Info: https://filmlinc.org

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New Yorker Festival

New Yorker Festival NYC

October 6-8, 2023, Tickets on Sale in September

The Annual New Yorker Festival is a weekend celebration, bringing together writers, thinkers, artists, and other luminaries.

Prior festivals included a special opening-night screening of “The Social Network,” followed by a talk with the film’s stars, Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake, and its screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin. Stay tuned for 2023 updates on The New Yorker Festival.

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New York City Wine and Food Festival

New York City Wine and Food Festival

October 12-15, 2023. Tickets on Sale in June.

With over 120 events held in the Meatpacking District, surrounding areas and DUMBO Brooklyn, this is the only festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs, all while fighting to end hunger!

Recurring guests often include David Bouley, Rachael Ray, Rocco DiSpirito, Jean-Georges and Cédric Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Jacques Torres, Mario Batali and Martha Stewart, to name just a few.

Tickets start at $18 for some great Kid’s Events and go up to several hundred for private dinners with the famous chefs.

More Info: New York City Wine & Food Festival

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Annual Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Parade NYC

Monday, October 9, 2023, 11:30am-4:00pm
Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Streets

The Columbus Day Parade celebrates the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition and the important contributions Italian-Americans have made to the United States. The parade showcases over 100 bands, floats and contingents and attracts nearly one million spectators.

In prior years, the Parade marched up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Streets and the grandstands were located on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets. There is also a special Columbus Day Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

More on the Columbus Day Parade.

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Annual ‘Open House’ New York – FREE

Open House New York City

October 20-22, 2023

Open House New York unlocks the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access to hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. From private residences and historic landmarks, to rooftop farms and sustainable skyscrapers, OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City.

Samples of previous tours include: undeveloped third section of the High Line, the Hôtel Americano, United Nations, the Little Red Lighthouse, World Trade Center 7, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, architects discussing design plans for the new World Trade Center and a Historic tour of the Apollo Theatre with Billy Mitchell. Check out OHNY Kids!, various tours, architecture and NY History, sustainable NYC and even compete in their photography contest.

Photo: Art Deco lobby of the Chrysler Building – a tour site of Open House New York.

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New York Comedy Festival

New York Comedy Festival

November 3-12, 2023 (Tickets on Sale in August)

The New York Comedy Festival brings together hundreds of the country's best comedians for over a week of stand-up. This year’s headliners include Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Nicole Byer, Jimmy Carr, Margaret Cho, Tim Dillon, Giggly Squad, Ilana Glazer, Brett Goldstein, Nate Jackson, Anthony Jeselnik, Matteo Lane, Sam Morril, Nick Mullen and Adam Friedland, Atsuko Okatsuka, Pod Meets World, Donnell Rawlings, Jeff Ross, Robyn Schall, Daniel Sloss, and Michelle Wolf. Prior appearances include: Tracy Morgan, Patton Oswalt, Chris D'Elia, Dane Cook, Bill Maher and more. Over 175 comedians perform at more than 10 venues. More Info: nycomedyfestival.com

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Big Apple Film Festival

Big Apple Film Festival

November TBD

The Big Apple Film Festival, presented by the Big Apple Film Society, takes place annually at the world famous Tribeca Cinemas in the heart of the greatest city in the world. Past notable honorary guests and award recipients have included: Cuba Gooding Jr., Jesse Eisenberg, Alan Cumming, Kevin Corrigan, Haley Joel Osment and Mario Cantone. More Info: Big Apple Film Festival

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New York City Street, Holiday and Gift Fairs

NYC Festivals Fairs Parades Fall

  • Times Square Fall Fair
  • Midtown East Food Block Party
  • Columbus Day Festival
  • Grand Central Food Festival
  • Kick off the winter shopping season at The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

Full list of street fairs: nycstreetfairs.com

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NYC Parades

NYC Parades

NYC Parades are some of the most famous and popular in the world. There is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York Halloween Parade and more than enough fun and festivities to go around in New York City. Here’s a look at our top NYC Parades, such as Lunar (Chinese) New Year Parade,  St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Pride NYC, West Indian Parade, African American Day Parade, Columbus Day, Halloween Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and more.

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Fun Things to do in New York in Fall

Fun Things to do in New York in Fall

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Welcome! I'm Melissa, a fourth generation New Yorker, who has been lucky enough to live in New York for over 30 years. I love just about everything in New York City, the very reason I started this web site, and I look forward to sharing it all with you. Please explore the New York City Insider Guide at your own pace. I hope it helps you plan your New York City Vacation, so you not only go home as a NYC Insider, but plan to visit us again soon.


  1. Forgive me. I live in Indiana and my fiance and would like to come to the film festival and see “the Irishman ” how do we buy tickets? Crystal


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