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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Holiday Train Show
Dec
12

Attractions
Holiday Train Show

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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23 Days of Flatiron Cheer
Dec
12

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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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Dec
12

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
Dec
12

Arts & Culture
The Socrates Annual

Fifteen public art pieces debut at the Socrates Sculpture Park.

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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton
Dec
12

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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The Body: Fashion and Physique
Dec
12

Museums & Galleries
The Body: Fashion and Physique

The exhibit explores the relationship between garments and the human body over a 250-year period.

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Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of NYC
Dec
12

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
Dec
12

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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