Fall Fun

WSWD’s Fall Guide 2017

Fall has arrived! Celebrate the pumpkin-spiced, sweater-wearing, color-changing season with our favorite NYC autumn activities.

Say goodbye to rooftop parties and hours of poolside lounging, pack away your favorite bathing suits and floppy hats, and have yourself one final BBQ on the patio or picnic in Central Park. Then dry those end-of-summer tears right up, because fall is around the corner and ready to give those fun-in-the-sun days a run for their money. The temperature may be cooling down, but NYC is heating up with the very best in arts, culture, and entertainment. We’ve got insider guides to it all, including a preview of the next off-Broadway hits, where to find the top art shows and galleries in the city, and family-friendly fall day trips.

Fall Must-Sees

The Boss on Broadway
Cinder Block Comedy Festival
WSWD Fall Theater Preview

The Boss on Broadway

Performing without the E Street Band may not be the norm for Bruce Springsteen, so this acoustic-style, limited run on Broadway is especially a treat for devoted fans of the Boss.

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4 Perfect Day Trips

While we’re huge advocates for leisurely strolls around Prospect and Central Parks during peak foliage season, sometimes we’re aching to escape the city for an up-close-and-personal perspective of autumn’s offerings. When our staff has had had their fill of farmers’ market cider doughnuts and football viewing parties, we throw on our flannels and flee upstate.

More than 7,000 intricately carved pumpkins set the spooky scene at Van Cortlandt Manor’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.

An Autumnal Tour de Force

“I love the fall season [at ABT] because there’s an extreme variety of things we get to do, from neoclassical Balanchine to extremely contemporary works,” says James Whiteside, a principal dancer with the company, which is widely regarded as one of the finest in the world. “As someone who appreciates many different styles of dance, I really identify with it. It’s very unusual, and often a mix of some of the ‘greatest hits.’ It’s a great introduction for younger people, young professionals, students—really, anyone who is flirting with ballet but has yet to take the plunge.”

Fall Foodie Fun

Sweater Weather Eats

Sweater Weather Eats

With bathing-suit season behind us, we can really indulge our inner foodies at these appetizing events.

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