What to do
in New York
In October, autumn in New York is in full swing and offers a multitude of things to do to enjoy it to the full. There is a film festival, the comic book convention, the most important sports leagues are underway and, of course, Halloween.The city that never sleeps always has plenty on offer for its visitors and October is no exception.
We are in the middle of autumn in New York and October is a cool month, with an average temperature of about 14º C. Although some days temperatures can be near to or above 20º C or even approaching 30ºC, minimum temperatures are low, about 10º C on average. The amount of rainfall is similar to that of the previous month, with about 9 days of rain on average, but this is normal in New York at any time of the year.
All of the above is to give you an idea of what the weather in New York is usually like in the average month of October. However, what could be better than finding out and seeing for yourself? Come with us for a week and check it out.
If you think autumn might be too cool for you, maybe the weather in New York in summer 2022 would suit you better or you could consider visiting New York in spring 2022. If on the other hand you prefer winter weather, not just something a bit chillier but really cold, try exploring New York in winter 2021-2022.
As we are in mid autumn the weather is still pleasant but starting to cool down. However as it is very changeable, there can be both hot and cold days in the same week so you'll need to take suitable clothing for both eventualities.
Here's what we packed in October:
Thermal or warm underwear. You never know when you might need it!
Short and long sleeved vests or T- shirts, jumpers.
Warm trousers.Corduroys are always a safe bet but if you prefer jeans, you'll be glad of your thermal underwear.
A good coat or jacket, preferably waterproof and if you feel the cold, make sure it's windproof too.
Enclosed waterproof shoes. We advise taking two pairs, one of them warm and waterproof for when it's cold and/or wet and something lighter for brighter weather, a good pair of trainers for example.
Thin and thick socks.
The best way to dress for early autumn is in layers. If you take a backpack you can put in or take out clothes as you need them, not forgetting that in any closed or indoor places like the metro or a museum there may or may not be heating or air conditioning so you will need to adapt accordingly.
We are confident in our recommendations and suggestions for you because our guides travel with all the groups giving them first-hand experience of what you need during the month of October in New York.
The American Baseball League (MBL) is underway from April through to October in New York so these are the most favourable months to watch a baseball game.
The New York Yankees and New York Mets are the local teams of the MBL. Whereas baseball isn't a major sport in the UK, the opposite is true in the States. Stadiums are almost always full, even though several matches are played in the same week.So if you are a sports fan, the opportunity to watch a live match and live the atmosphere of the stadium is an opportunity not to be missed. Ticket prices range from $10 in the terraces to $500 in one of the VIP areas.
October is the month the American Ice Hockey League (NHL) begins, which runs until April. The local teams that play in the city of skyscrapers are the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders. In addition to the NHL being considered the best ice hockey league in the world, it is one of the four major sports leagues in the United States, the other three being the NBA, the NFL and the MLB.
The Rangers play at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, as do the basketball Knicks. In turn, the Islanders compete at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, just as the Nets do in the NBA. However, the Islanders are building a new pavilion, the UBS Arena, in the Queens district.
Admission tickets are more expensive to see the Rangers as they are a longer standing team, and range from $100 to $200. Islanders tickets can be obtained from $60 to $100.
In New York in October, the NFL (National Football League) is taking shape. The season started last month and the teams are already sure to be in good shape. Although New York has two teams in the league, the New York Giants and the New York Jets, matches are played in neighbouring East Rutherford, New Jersey at the MetLife Stadium. But don't worry, it's only 40 minutes away from Times Square by public transport.
Enjoy all the excitement of an NFL game at an American stadium!
Would you like to come to New York in October to watch an NFL game? Our guide will give you all the information and details to make the most of this opportunity.
Who hasn't imagined themselves ice skating in downtown Manhattan? Well, if you're one of those people, don't hesitate and come with us to New York next October 2022. This month the rink is a lot less crowded and tickets are cheaper than in busier times.The admission fee last year was $25 and $13 for skate rental compared to holiday season prices of $28 and $33 at high season.
In the United States, there are Halloween celebrations for much longer than just the one day, October 31st. In fact, a whole trip could be arranged around Halloween in New York.
This year, October 31st falls on a Saturday. On that same day or starting a few days before we could go on a tour to see the decorations throughout the city, especially in residential neighbourhoods like Manhattan's West Village and Upper West Side. A large part of Brooklyn such as the Chelsea Market or the Rockefeller Center are also usually decorated.
As a high point of the festivities we can highlight the Village Halloween Parade, the best-known Halloween celebration in New York. It is similar to Carnival, with tens of thousands of people parading in front of more than 2 million spectators. If you dress up you can participate in the parade, but you have to be there in plenty of time to get a good place and give you time to join in.
You can also do something more daring and visit a haunted house. We offer you 3 possibilities without leaving Manhattan:
This year we don't have any planned trips that coincide with Halloween, but if you form a group of 4 or more people we can organise a guided trip to New York that does. We can also plan a themed trip around Halloween, in this link make your suggestions!
Any plan is good for scheduling a visit to the district of Brooklyn in New York in October and this is much more than a good plan. We're talking about the longest and oldest street festival in all of Brooklyn. Atlantic Avenue hosts a miriad of street events with art stands, food stalls and musical performances. It is an occasion that celebrates the multiculturalism that this neighbourhood has always shown. At the moment we don't have dates for the Atlantic Antic 2022.
This public holiday is celebrated every second Monday of October and this year it happens to be the exact date that Columbus arrived in America, October 12th. In New York City, Columbus Day Parade is held annually, in which the mainly Italian-American community participatesand this year they are celebrating its 76th anniversary.
More than 30,000 people take part in the parade, divided into more than 130 marching groups.These groups stand out for their floats, troupes and bands. The route runs along Fifth Avenue, from 44th Street to 72nd Street, starting at about 11:30 and ending at approximately 15:00.
During the 2022 Open House New York celebration, more than 250 buildings throughout the city open their doors to the public over a weekend. Visits are organised to these places as are chats with professionals architects, designers or historians and there are also other performing acts.
We can see and contemplate from the latest buildings at the forefront of design, to historic farms built at the dawn of New York, to art deco theatres from the time of the jazz boom.
Last year the dates were from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October but next year's ones aren't fixed yet. In any case you can still come with us to find out about New York's architectural history.
Circumstances permitting, the New York comic convention will be held by the Hudson River in early October 2022. Enthusiasts and other people with the same interests will find all kinds of material dedicated to the culture of comics as well as graphic novels, manga, anime, video games, cinema and television.
In previous editions they have welcomed illustrious guests such as George RR Martin, Stan Lee and Frank Miller. It will be held at the Javits Convention Center in Hell's Kitchen neighbourhood, as it has been since its first edition in 2006
Would it be a dream come true for you to go to the New York Comic Con? We'll take you, our guide will accompany you so that you don't have any problems and also to make your trip to New York with a guide unique and out of the ordinary. All you need to do is get a group of 4 people together and tell us when you want to travel.
From the end of September to the beginning of October 2022 we will be able to enjoy the 60th edition of the New York Film Festival (NYFF). As always, there will be the official section, where in 2020 25 films from 18 countries participated. In addition, NYFF has 8 more sections that offer, among other topics, documentaries, short films, retrospective and restored films. The Spanish film director Luis Buñuel's film The Exterminator Angel was the first to be screened at the inaugural edition of the festival.
Are you part of a group of cinema enthusiasts? If there are 4 or more of you, we'll take you to see the best NYFF 2022 films. Tell us your preferred dates here and what your ideal hotel option would bel.
We don't think you'll want to miss seeing and visiting any of the following when you come with us to New York so they are included in all our trips, in addition to our experienced guides. The price of admission tickets is not included in your trip but some of them are free of charge.
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