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Top 10 Things to Do in the Fall

The transition between summer and fall always brings an invigorating shift in energy, which inspires us to honker down and get to it. As summer winds down and fall picks up, lethargy turns into energy. To help you get into the groove of the fall, Go Visit NYC put together an exclusive list of Top 10 Things to Do in the Fall in NYC throughout the season.

10. Oktoberfest at Bierhaus NYC
Bierhaus NYC, located right on Grand Central, is a beer powerhouse. Every year, Bierhaus brings Oktoberfest to New Yorkers, starting off with the presentation of its annual German-American Steuben parade. The festivities, however, do not stop just at the parade. At the Bierhaus, visitors can indulge in live music, ceremonial keg tapping, and a traditional German pig roast.
Fall into the season with this month-long venture into one of the most coveted fall trends: craft beer.
Date: Various times and days from Sept. 17 to Oct. 31
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9. Halloween Harvest
Luna Park is just as thrilling in the fall as it is in the summer! The theme park is once again hosting its Halloween Harvest, an exciting annual fall celebration that takes place on weekends throughout September and October.
Visitors can partake in various free activities, such as pumpkin painting, trick or treating, and scavenger hunts. Halloween Harvest is also famous for its annual pumpkin weigh-in competition, during which visitors can guess the weight of the largest pumpkins to win prizes!
Date: Every weekend from Sept. 16 to Oct. 29
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8. High Line Tours: From Freight to Flowers
Immerse yourself in the history of one of New York City’s most famous gardens by taking a public tour! The High Line is a great place to explore during sunny days, blooming with beautiful flowers and plants in the summer and colorful foliage in the fall. Visit the High Line during the fall to witness the fall foliage and pay homage to the site’s landscape and design.
These tours are open to the public and take place twice a week in 75 minute intervals.
Date: Every Tuesday at 6:30pm and every Saturday at 10am from May 2 to Oct. 31
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7. Farmer’s Market
Head to Queens for a fall treat! Every Friday throughout the fall, Flushing hosts a Farmer’s Market that bursts with fall flavors and other unique tastes! Shoppers can purchase fresh produce at the market or wander through the streets under the fall weather.
Date: Every Friday from 8:30am to 4pm until Nov. 17
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6. San Gennaro
San Gennaro is one of the biggest street fairs dedicated to the history and culture of Italian cuisine. Popular and well-known restaurants, such as Da Nico, La Nonna, Paesano, Umberto’s, Caffe Palermo, Pellegrino’s, and Capri, set up their own food booths. Aside from eating delicious food, participants and attendees hear live music streaming through the streets.
Though the flavors are not native to the fall season, this festival brings extra comfort and excitement to the season.
Date: Sept. 14 to Sept. 24
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5. Chile Pepper Festival
Pumpkin-spiced foods and drinks are definitely a fall favorite, but try a different kind of spice this fall at the Chile Pepper Festival. This is a day dedicated to trying and exhibiting unique chile-flavored foods against a gorgeous autumn backdrop at the famed Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Additionally, the one-day festival features various outdoor performances by world music acts and also the opportunity to purchase and sample various spiced delicacies in a market setting.
Date: Oct. 1 from 11am to 6pm.
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4. Kickoff to Fall
There’s no better time to visit the Queens County Farm Museum than in the middle of the fall! The farm hosts a medley of events throughout the fall, the most exciting of which is its Kickoff to Fall event. Visit the farm for Kickoff to Fall and participate in sheep shearing demonstrations and drink fresh cider. Show up early to take part!
Date: Oct. 1 from 11am to 4:30pm.
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3. Giant Pumpkin Weekend
The New York Botanical Garden is featuring a huge fall favorite event:  the Giant Pumpkin Weekend. Visitors can head to this event to drink spiked apple cider and check out some of the largest pumpkins in the country, weighing as much as 1,800 pounds!
Date: Oct. 22
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2. Haunted Lantern Tours at Fort Totten Park
Fall is the perfect time to stand up to any ghouls or spirits and get your thrill in. Join the Urban Park Rangers at Fort Totten Park for an eerie haunted lantern tour! Visitors use lanterns to explore the Water Battery Gate and stake out ghosts. Tour guides help visitors learn more about the historical significance behind the area and share chilling stories about the haunted grounds.
Date: Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at 8pm
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1. NYC Village Halloween Parade
Sport an awesome costume and march in the annual Halloween Parade in the Village! Join hundreds of musicians, bands, dancers, and artists as they strum through the parade in costume. Those in costume who want to march alongside the performers must line up at 6:30 along Canal Street.
Date: Oct. 31 at 7pm
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Top 10 Things to Do in the Fall


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