HeliNY’s Top 5 NYC Autumn Cultural Attractions

There’s a reason dozens of movies and TV shows are filmed in New York during the Fall / Autumn season: pure magic. The air is crisp, the leaves are colorful, the scarves are light, the cashmere is comforting; all in all it’s arguably the most beautiful time of the year in the city. We’ve narrowed down some of the city’s most incredible cultural attractions you absolutely cannot miss:
New York City Ballet
The former stomping ground of Mikhail Baryshnikov, the New York City Ballet is one of the most illustrious dance companies in the world, founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein in 1948. The company has a reputation for its contemporary style, but ballet purists should seek out the annual performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker starting after Thanksgiving. This fall, highlights include productions showcasing the choreography of Justin Peck and others. See More
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St. Ann’s Warehouse
Cutting-edge arts venue St. Ann’s Warehouse opened in its newly refurbished space, the Tobacco Warehouse, in November 2015, following two years of turning the remaining shell of a historic building into a performance venue with two theaters. Though St. Ann’s has been around for 35 years, this is its first permanent home, and the space’s second season features an exciting lineup, kicking off with Taylor Mac’s History of Popular Music. See More

Queens County Farm Museum
If you want a taste of farm life without leaving the city, head to the Queens County Farm Museum for a lot of family-friendly fun in the fall, including a three-acre corn maze (open weekends, September 24–October 30). Also of note: the Annual Queens County Fair (September 24 and 25), the pumpkin patch (open October 1–30), a Halloween haunted house (October 29 and 30), and more. Check out the events calendar for full details. See More

Open House New York Weekend
Every October, the Open House New York Weekend (October 15 and 16) takes people behind locked doors to get a look at some of the city’s most important buildings. OHNY Weekend offers unparalleled access to hundreds of sites across the five boroughs, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place throughout the weekend. The list of participating sites and programs won’t be available until early October. See More
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BAM | 2016 Next Wave Festival
If avant-garde performance attracts you, don’t miss the 2016 Next Wave Festival (September 7–December 16) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. An annual event, the festival features cutting-edge music, theater, and dance from around the world. See More

New York City in the Autumn season is absolutely spectacular. Whether you’re going to the Ballet, simply taking a stroll down 5th Avenue, or catching one of our New York City Helicopter Tours, a visit to this wonderful city in the most magical season is a treat for everyone.