Check out performances, readings and lectures from some of the top minds in everything from the arts to science to politics at this annual event. Events are held at venues all over the city.
Art in Odd Places Festival
October 11-20/14th Street
Walk down 14th Street in Manhattan during this relatively new street festival to see a wide variety of public visual and performance art pieces. Unusual and inventive artwork is expected at this avant-garde event.
Open House New York
October 12-13/All over NYC
Step inside some of New York City’s most beautiful and historic homes and buildings during this annual NYC event. Enjoy free access to and tours of dozens of gorgeous sites that are often closed to the public.
Columbus Day Parade
October 14/Fifth Avenue
Over one million spectators will head to Fifth Avenue to enjoy the spectacle of this massive annual parade, which features over 35,000 marchers. Local organizations, musical bands and colorful floats will travel down the street during this televised event.
New York Comic Con
October 10-13/Javits Center
Dress up as your favorite comic book hero or cartoon character for this annual festival. Enjoy great discussions, panels and meet-and-greets with celebrities from geek culture, including directors, writers and actors.
CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival
October 15-19/All over NYC
This annual festival of film and music doesn’t just occur during the day. In fact, this marathon lasts for five full days nonstop. Visit various NYC venues to see cutting-edge films, participate in seminars and Q&A’s or join one of the many festival parties.
Village Halloween Parade
October 31/West Village
See amazing and elaborate costumes at this annual NYC Halloween event. As it winds through the West Village, the parade will feature various costumed marchers along with puppets, dancers and artists.
Via our NYC Events calendar, you can see all major events in New York City.