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Things to do in NYC in October

Published: September 28th, 2017

As the tree colors start to turn in NYC there are many events to explore. Check out what the Librarians suggest in October!

New York Comic Con

October 6th to 9th, 2017

Bringing in more than 150,000 visitors, making it the second largest event in the city of the year, Comic-Con is a “glorious geek assembly”. Check out the pop culture it-spot bringing all superheroes to life. Comic-Con is set at the Javits Center (655 W 34th St.), just a short 5 min train ride from the Library Hotel.

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Columbus Day Parade

October 9th, 2017
Taking place on 5th Avenue between 72nd and 44th street, with 35,000 marchers and a million spectators is a celebration of the day that Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas. It is also the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture and community. If you wish to see red carpet performances join the parade between 67th and 69th street, otherwise enjoy fun-filled activities throughout the whole parade.

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

Kick off the winter season with ice skating on the iconic ice rink at Rockefeller Center, one of the city’s most celebrated traditions. It is an intimate experience in the crowded city as only 150 skaters are allowed on the rink at a time. It is truly a magical and classic New York experience. The Rink at Rockefeller Center reopens on October 11, 2017.

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Open house New York

October 14-15, 2017
An annual weekend-long event that allows guests to visit more than 200 historical buildings, architectural masterpieces, and landmarks that are usually closed to the public. During the weekend you are welcome to take walking tours and browse around these locations, explore and connect with off-limit places in the city. Some locations included are Brooklyn Army Terminal, the Little Red Lighthouse in Washington Heights and Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, other locations will be released on October 4th, 2017.

Please note some tours/locations do need reservations.

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Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain

Take a 2.5-hour cruise up the Hudson with Circle Line every weekend through November 12th.  Enjoy the autumnal sights and the Onboard Oktoberfest, with German food, beer specials and music up to Bear Mountain State Park. Once off the boat, spend three hours enjoying all that the park has to offer.  Reservations are recommended and can be made with our concierge.

Halloween in NYC

NYC is the place to get your spooky on with haunted houses, scary parties, and the famous NYC Halloween parade.  Attend the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, the most spirited Halloween event with 7000 glowing pumpkins. You can also visit several haunted houses around the city all month long.  The Village Halloween parade takes place on 6th Ave. (between 16th St. and Spring St.) and Canal St.  Dressed in their best costumes, New Yorkers and tourists alike make their way down the best Halloween parade in the city.

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