Best Free Things to Do This Fall in NYC

nycgo.com staff
Updated 10/02/2017
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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. 

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Oct
19

Arts & Culture
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

The Public Art Fund presents Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's citywide installation of fences in unusual places.

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The Socrates Annual
Oct
19

Arts & Culture
The Socrates Annual

Fifteen public art pieces debut at the Socrates Sculpture Park.

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Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of NYC
Oct
19

Things to Do
Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of NYC

See a collection of colorful, cartoony maps at the NYPL.

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Rose Crystal Tower at Union Square
Oct
19

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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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton
Oct
27

Fashion
Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton

The exhibition retraces the adventure of the House of Louis Vuitton from 1854 to the present.

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Village Halloween Parade
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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Holiday Train Show
Nov
16

Attractions
Holiday Train Show

The New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central Terminal is back with its annual Holiday Train Show.

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Macy's Parade
Nov
23

Festivals & Parades
Macy's 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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23 Days of Flatiron Cheer
Dec
1

Festivals & Parades
23 Days of Flatiron Cheer

This annual neighborhood festival, 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer, brings holiday-time cheer to the area around the Flatiron Building.

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The Body: Fashion and Physique
Dec
5

Museums & Galleries
The Body: Fashion and Physique

The exhibit explores garments’ relationship to the body.

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