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Things To Do In New York City this October

It’s finally Fall, and with that comes a great deal of new things to try out in the city. Now that the semester is in full swing, especially, we all have to remember to take the time to enjoy ourselves as well. Here is a list of events happening in NYC this October that I do not think anyone will want to miss.

  • Reproductive Rights March – 10/2

Girls, gays, and theys, get ready to protest! Across the country, people will be marching on October 2nd against the attacks on safe and legal abortions for all who seek it. In NYC, the protest will take place from Foley Square to Washington Square Park, starting at 2PM.

  • Broadway Flea Market – 10/3

Do you love Broadway musicals and plays? If so, you will not want to miss this event. Every year, Broadway Cares puts on an annual flea market to raise money for the nonprofit organizations Equity Fights AIDS. At the market, you have the opportunity to buy current, vintage, and rare merchandise and meet cast members from your favorite shows! The event runs from 10AM to 6PM in Shubert Alley.

On the Lower East Side, starting at 145 E Houston St, enjoy the world’s largest pickle festival. Follow along Orchard Street to see dozens of vendors offering any and everything pickle! You can buy a single pickle, fried pickles, pickle ice cream, and so much more. The festival starts at 4PM on the 9th and goes until 1AM on the 10th. Don’t forget to meet and hug the pickle man!

Did you know anyone can join the NYC Halloween parade? Show up in your best costume, and have the choice of watching from the side of the street or dancing your way down the block at 7PM!

This art installation features sculptures, films, drawings, photographs, and performances curated during the pandemic to create a sense of exchange and collaboration between European and NYC artists. Admission is free, seven days a week, 10AM-6PM, located at the Austrian Cultural Forum at 11 E 52nd Street.

  • Fall Foliage Peak – Anytime!

The best time to see the trees change colors for autumn is in late October. Put on your favorite sweater and boots combo, head to Central Park, and enjoy the views!

These are just a few things going on around the city this month, and there are many more unlisted. Keep an open mind and continue to explore this amazing place we call home.

Madison Turunen is a student at Pace University. She is double majoring in History and Peace & Justice Studies with a minor in Women & Gender Studies. Someday she hopes to go into human rights advocacy. She is a huge activist and environmentalist.
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