Best Free Things to Do This Fall in NYC

nycgo.com staff

(Updated 10/02/2017)

Fall brings a host of free events to the five boroughs. You’ll find holiday parades, art exhibits, street festivals and tours of buildings usually off limits to the public—all of which you can enjoy without breaking the bank. We’ve gathered some of our favorites below; click on each to find out more.

Aug
13

Arts & Culture
Rose Crystal Tower at Union Square

Rose Crystal Tower is glass artist Dale Chihuly’s sculptural ode to pink rock candy in Union Square.

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Oct
13

Attractions
Open House New York

Get a glimpse of NYC’s rarely seen spaces with Open House New York’s weekend.

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Oct
31

Festivals & Parades
Village Halloween Parade

Every year, some 50,000 folks parade up Sixth Avenue—decked out in some of the City's scariest, most inventive and most hilarious costumes.

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Nov
15

Attractions
Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Terminal

The beaux-arts landmark serves as the location for the annual holiday train show, which features model trains zipping through a miniature NYC.

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Nov
22

Festivals & Parades
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

A Thanksgiving tradition for more than 90 years, this parade is one of the most famous holiday events in the world.

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