“Just being in NYC in the fall is an experience in itself—for a few brief months, we all channel Meg Ryan in You’ve Got Mail and breathe in the crisp air filled with the smell of leaves and pretend we’re in the middle of a love story for the ages (maybe we are). It’s true that NYC is one of the most sought out places to experience the best that fall offers, from delightfully spooky Halloween events and festivals to gorgeous leaf-peeping opportunities and some of the best festivals.”
Autumn in NYC is tough to match!”
- Be a shutterbug at Photoville
- Gawk at the Dior exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum
- Get lit at the Illumination Light Art Festival
- See incredible art at the Armory Show
- Attend the Feast of San Gennaro
- Return to Refinery29’s 29Rooms
- Laugh it up at the New York Comedy Festival
- Go to Brooklyn Made’s opening
- Celebrate Halloween
- Ascend Summit One Vanderbilt
- Marvel at this realistic Sistine Chapel exhibit
- Get a glow up at Lightscape
- Geek out at New York Comic Con
- Head to these great spots for leaf-peeping
- Watch the Tony Awards
- Bump and grind with the New York Burlesque Festival
- Dig into apple cider donuts from NYC’s farmers market
- Roam the grounds at the New York Botanical Garden
- Go apple picking just outside the city
- Get lit at Flame, a pyrotechnic pop-up restaurant
- Go kayaking (for free) until October
- Check out these brand-new restaurants
- See this year’s Costume Institute show
- Watch a film at 2021’s New York Film Festival
- Take in an immersive Bill Cunningham exhibit
- Go see Sun & Sea at BAM
- Get rustic at the Queens County Farm Museum
- Hit up a museum for free on Museum Day
- See a Disney-themed art exhibition
- See the NYC Marathon in person once again!
“At a holiday market, NYC offers the best decorations, food and winter activities to get you in the merriest of moods. Shaye Weaver / TONY
The best holiday markets are right here in NYC—full of both the holiday spirit and the most unique gifts out there. While fancy Christmas window displays may entice you, NYC’s holiday markets often include ice skating, tree and menorah lightings, great food vendors, and fun holiday activities. Shopping for the perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful, make it fun at these holiday markets.”
This is the BEST
The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park and all its holiday spirit is back with free ice-skating but also its Urbanspace holiday market bringing over 170 shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries for your shopping and eating pleasure through January 2, 2022. It’ll also bring back its Small Business Spotlight that gives four New York City-based minority-owned small businesses, with annual revenues of $1 million or less, an opportunity to showcase their products in a free booth at the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. You’ll also be able to cozy up at The Lodge by Prime Video, a covered, outdoor après-themed area where visitors can grab a festive cocktail, enjoy delicious food, watch the ice skaters or admire the tree.
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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.
How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:
If you are looking for some of the best info on food and drink, restaurants and eating in New York City, then you want to head to New York magazine’s Grub Street.
Right now you want to check out: The Return of Restaurants
“Make up for lost meals. No takeout, no pasta kits, just 66 of the best new (or newly relevant) places to eat.” Edited by Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, Photographs by Dina Litovsky.
Here are 3 more of my faves:
Experience Arthur Avenue Alfresco
Zero Otto Nove / 2357 Arthur Ave., Belmont
Zero Otto Nove has been a mainstay of the Bronx’s Little Italy since it opened in 2008. But Open Streets’ weekend transformation of Arthur Avenue into the car-free Piazza di Belmont has brought a fresh and breezy feel to this first-rate southern Italian trattoria. Previously, restaurants along the strip rarely set up for outdoor dining, confining the festivities to the often-curtained dining rooms. Now and hopefully forever, the celebratory and communal open-air atmosphere brings the action (and all the neighborhood characters) outdoors, where diners partake in lively people-watching while enjoying dishes like citrusy seafood salad, butternut-squash pizza, and mafalde cooked in tinfoil.—Terri Ciccone
Rediscover the Joy of Big Round Tables
Hwa Yuan / 42 East Broadway
There are many good reasons to revisit Manhattan’s Chinatown these days. But if you’re in the mood for a quick Peking-duck banquet or a taste of Shorty Tang’s famous dry-sautéed crispy beef in a crowded, near-celebratory post-pandemic atmosphere, this East Broadway destination is the place to be. When we dropped in on a Friday evening not long ago, the streets outside were still eerily empty, and so were the dining booths set up on the sidewalk. But inside the brightly lit two-floor restaurant, parties of revelers from uptown, across the river, and around the neighborhood filled the round tables. For those acclimated to dining in the great indoors, we guarantee a bite of Peking duck (or crispy beef) never tasted so good.—A.P.41
Nosh Bagels and Lox Off Madison Square
Mark’s Off Madison / 41 Madison Ave.
At Mark’s, which opened in November, the Queens-born chef Mark Strausman (Freds at Barneys, Coco Pazzo, Campagna) delves into the Jewish and Italian dishes that have come to define his 30-year career: lush eggplant parm, rich pappardelle with brisket ragù, and a killer chicken soup named after his grandmother Estelle. In nice weather, the outdoor terrace, with its view of Madison Square Park, gets fairly packed with a tony mix of locals and Strausman groupies from his Freds days. On weekends, starting at 9 a.m., the place doubles as a Jewish bakery whose bagels and bialys and black-and-white cookies put most of the competition to shame. —R.C.S.
Also see Eater New York’s interactive map that highlights
all 66 restaurants that deserve your attention.