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.

Oct
20

Broadway
Wicked

Broadway megahit Wicked shows us how two unlikely friends grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch—long before Dorothy dropped into the land of Oz.

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Oct
20

Broadway
The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous creation, based on a popular French novel, is the longest-running musical on Broadway. A deformed musical genius, the Phantom, gives voice lessons to a struggling singer, falls in love and attempts to force her to return his feelings.

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Oct
20

Broadway
Chicago

This quintessential Broadway experience features showstopping tunes and slinky dancing to tell its story of murder, betrayal and all that jazz. The Tony winner spawned a hit movie.

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Oct
20

Broadway
The Lion King

Based on Disney's 1994 animated classic, this Broadway adaptation adds new songs by Elton John to the familiar story, along with jaw-dropping costumes.

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Oct
20

Museums & Galleries
Activist New York

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Oct
20

Broadway
Aladdin

Disney's Broadway adaptation of the movie brings the fantastical world of streetwise hero Aladdin, his love Princess Jasmine, his nemesis Jafar and his magical sidekick Genie to the Great White Way.

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Oct
20

Tours
Sex and the City Tavern Tour

Missing Carrie & Co? Now that the long-awaited film has debuted, put on those Manolo Blahniks and come with a thirst for Cosmopolitans and nostalgia for the show. Trace their footsteps on a tour of sites associated with the program, with stops at several of their frequented bars. $15 For times, dates and reservations: 212-465-3331

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Oct
20

Music
BAMcafé Live

BAMcafé Live features a diverse mix of free live music and performance in BAM's Lepercq Space, a lounge and bar space in the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Recent series include the on-going residency with Black Rock Coalition (BRC). This year you can find some of the best artists from Brooklyn and beyond performing on the BAMcafé Live stage every Friday and Saturday night from October through June. The bar is open for drinks and light menu items beginning at 8pm. There is no cover charge and no drink minimum.

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Oct
20

Sports
NYC Marathon

The New York City Marathon takes place virtually in 2020, so people all over the world can participate.

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Oct
20

Outdoors & Recreation
Visit Prospect Park

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Oct
20

Arts & Culture
Story Museum

Join this special story and activity time at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island's living history museum. Toddlers and kids up to age 5 are invited to the hour-long Story Museum, which takes place every Thursday morning. Please call 718-351-1611 ext. 280 to reserve a spot. For more information, visit http://historicrichmondtown.org/visit/events/event-info

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Oct
20

Museums & Galleries
On the Line: Intrepid & the Vietnam War

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