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Vacation travel to New York City should be filled with activities, and visits to NYC attractions. Our activity planner will help you plan for your New York vacation, or help you schedule a getaway. Scroll down for ongoing events.

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Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through 1/04/2015

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through 1/06/2016

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through 10/08/2017

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through 3/11/2015

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through 1/04/2015

Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through 5/21/2015

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through 12/31/2014

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through 12/31/2014

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through 4/01/2015

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through 1/04/2015

The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
Through 12/09/2014

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through 12/07/2014

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through 11/15/2014

Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement - Brooklyn Museum
Through 5/03/2015

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 11/02/2014

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through 2/28/2015

Boutique R&B Artist Chaz Langley - Shrine
Through 2/20/3014

Fridays at EVR: NYC's Newest Friday Hotspot - EVR
Through 2/22/2104

On This Island, Episode #8 - “Siren Song” - Ars Nova
Through 2/25/2015

Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through 2/24/2015

Through 11/02/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and... MORE

Through 11/02/2014
10am-5pm weekdays, 10am-5:30pm weekends
Included in Total Experience Ticket: $33.95; $28.95 seniors; $23.95 kids ages 3-12. Parking is $15 per car
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Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd. | 718-367-1010 | bronxzoo.com
Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 4... MORE

Through 11/02/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham with Gunther Vogt Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. | 212-535-7710 | www.metmuseum.org
American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden-t... MORE

Through 11/02/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Spiders Alive! American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | www.amnh.org
Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more. In Spiders Alive!, visitors ca... MORE

Through 11/02/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W. 53rd St. | 212-708-9400 | moma.org
Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness, a major survey of one of the most influential artists working in the photographic medium, confirms Christopher Williams... MORE

Through 11/07/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

'To The Inhabitants of Great Britain': The Robert R. Livingston Letters New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West | 212-873-3400 | www.nyhistory.org
In the late spring of 1775, New York jurist Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813) drafted a letter titled "The Twelve United Colonies, by Their Delegates in Congress, to the Inhabi... MORE

Through 11/01/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Blood Manor 163 Varick Street
163 Varick Street | 212-290-2825 | www.bloodmanor.com
BLOOD MANOR IS A FIRST CLASS HAUNTED HOUSE ATTRACTION comprised of approximately 5,000 square feet of themed rooms, corridors, and a labrinth of passageways designed to to max... MORE

Through 11/02/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

The Turn of the Screw Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
65 Jumel Terrace | 212-923-8008 | www.morrisjumel.org
Figures pass through the shadows and stare into windows, watching the children, waiting to take them away. Their young governess stands ready to protect them – but do they wan... MORE

Through 11/06/2014
8 am - 5 pm
Free
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Times Square Greenmarket: Farm to TSq Times Square
Broadway and 42nd Street | 212-768-1560 |
You’ve always come to Times Square for the lights, entertainment, and energy – but now you can come for fresh, local New York State products too! This fall, Times Square Allia... MORE

Through 11/02/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Kontakthof Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. | 718-636-4100 | www.bam.org
Marking the 30th anniversary of its New York debut at BAM, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns to Brooklyn with one of its beloved founder's seminal dance-theater works. MORE

Through 11/02/2014 Ages: Add to Itinerary

See It Big! Horror Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave. | 718-777-6888 | www.movingimage.us
At the Museum of the Moving Image, as part of the ongoing series programmed with the online film magazine Reverse Shot, See It Big! Horror will feature six timeless big-screen... MORE

Through 11/02/2014
Various
$22
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Gotham City Ghost Tour NYC Discovery Walking Tours
Manhattan | 212-465-3331 |
Come on this walking tour of the historic, infamous, eerie and macabre of Greenwich Village history. You'll see the spooky cemetery at St Marks; the hanging elm, a 19th centur... MORE

Through 11/01/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Gisele Vienne New York Live Arts Theater
219 W. 19th St. | 212-924-0077 |
Making her New York Live Arts debut, Gisele Vienne, in collaboration with Dennis Cooper and KTL - Stephen O'Malley & Peter Rehberg, takes audience members on an emotionally st... MORE

Through 11/01/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Food Film Fest
| | thefoodfilmfestival.com
TASTE WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN! http://www.thefoodfilmfestival.com/ Presented in association with the James Beard Foundation, the Festival is a multi-sensory experience wher... MORE

Through 11/01/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Copland, Rouse, and 'Bolero' New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza | 212-875-5656 | www.nyphil.org
Flutist Robert Langevin joins the NY Philharmonic for works by Copland, Ravel, and Christopher Sprouse. MORE

Through 11/01/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Ian Bostridge: Curlew River (U.S. premiere) Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave | 212-875-5000 | www.whitelightfestival.org
In this highly acclaimed production of Britten's Noh-inspired church parable, tenor Ian Bostridge delivers a devastating portrayal of a Madwoman tortured by the loss of her ch... MORE

Through 11/02/2014
1pm-6pm
free
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Lorem ipsum Schema Projects
92 St. Nicholas Ave | 917-855-9544 |
Lorem ipsum Curated by Kara Brooks October 30 - November 2, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 30th - 6-9 pm Schema Projects, in collaboration with Brooklyn C... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
11pm-4am
$15-$25
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Halloween at 55 Gans and The Raven 55 Gans
55 Gansevoort St | 800-936-3126 |
Halloween at 55 Gans and The Raven. Purchase the combo package or both rooms. This event is 21+ with proper ID Get your tickets here: https://nightout.com/events/hallow... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
9pm
20-30
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Halloween at Haus Haus
285 W Broadway | 800-936-3126 |
Still figuring out where to go for Halloween? Look no further than one of Tribeca's exclusive hotspot HAUS. Put on those sexy costumes and enjoy a night filled with sin, lust,... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
11pm-2am
75
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Shipwrecked Halloween Zephyr at South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport Pier 16 | 8009363126 |
Climb aboard ZEPHYR, a one-of-a-kind luxury yacht, for an opportunity to view New York City from the comfort of multiple climate-controlled decks. Surrounded by spectacular si... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
20-75
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Riff Raff's Halloween Riff Raff's
360 Park Ave S | 800-936-3126 |
No matter how cold the weather, you can always find a tropical Tiki party blazing beneath the urban streets at Riff Raffs. Join us on the island of treats at Riff Raffs this H... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
11pm-4am
20
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Proper West Halloween Proper West
54 W 39th St | 800-936-3126 |
Halloween at the new Proper West This event is 21+ with proper ID Get your tickets here: https://nightout.com/events/proper-west-halloween-nyc-new-york-october31st-2014/... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
11pm-4am
$25
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The Raven Halloween The Raven
55 Gansevoort St | 800-936-3126 | https://nightout.com/events/the-raven-halloween-new-york-nyc-october31st-2014/tickets#.VDhI2CldWyM
Step downstairs into The Raven, a jewel in the meatpacking where you are surrounded by darkness. Named for the famous poem by Edgar Allen Poe -The Raven is known as the subter... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
$20-30
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Halloween at Hilo Hilo
26 Ninth Avenue | 800-936-3126 |
Halloween at Hilo Meatpacking District HILO Bar is a secret hideaway with great music, stiff drinks, and good company without the velvet rope. Whether you want to enjoy you... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
9pm-4am
$20
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Gansevoort Park Rooftop Halloween 2014 Gansevoort Park Rooftop
39 E 58th Street | 917-300-8976 |
Gansevoort Park Rooftop Halloween 2014 E&R Group (Eric Virgil & Rob Diesel) presents Friday, October 31st, 2014 Gansevoort Park Rooftop Halloween 2014 at Gansevoor... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
9pm-4am
20-30
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Halloween at Hilo Hilo
26 Ninth Ave. | 800-936-3126 |
HILO Bar is a secret hideaway with great music, stiff drinks, and good company without the velvet rope. Whether you want to enjoy your favorite cocktail before dinner or dance... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
$20-30
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Halloween at Haus Haus
285 W Broadway | 1-800-936-3126 |
Still figuring out where to go for Halloween? Look no further than one of Tribeca's exclusive hotspot HAUS. Put on those sexy costumes and enjoy a night filled with sin, lust,... MORE

Through 11/01/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

NYC Craft Beer Festival Lexington Armory
68 Lexington Avenue | 201-434-8700 | www.NYCCraftBeerFest.com
NYC Craft Beer Festival - AUTUMN HARVEST returns to Lexington Armory, Fri. October 31st and Sat. Nov. 1st, 2014 NYCCraftBeerFest.com Mission To give our guests the opportuni... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
Boards, 9:30pm. Sails, 9:45pm-midnight
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Halloween on the Hudson New York Water Taxi
89 South Street, Pier 16 | 212-742-1969 | www.nywatertaxi.com
The majestic ZEPHYR transforms into a haunted house on the high seas! Celebrate Halloween in a new way – while taking in spectacular views of Manhattan that can only be seen f... MORE

Through 11/01/2014
7:30pm & 10pm
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NYAACF Presents: Ha-Ha-Halloween Headliners of Arab Comedy Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Description: The 11th annual New York Arab American Comedy Festival presents the Ha-Ha- Halloween Headliners of Arab Comedy: This show is scary funny and will feature the best... MORE

11/01/2014
10am-noon
Ages: YE,TW,All Add to Itinerary

First Saturdays for Families - Recreating Nature New Museum
235 Bowery | 212-219-1222 | www.newmuseum.org
New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years and include... MORE

11/01/2014
5pm
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Target First Saturday Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway | 718-638-5000 | brooklynmuseum.org
Target First Saturday celebrates the thriving art community of Brooklyn and the exhibition Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond through artist projects, ... MORE

11/01/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave. | 212-247-7800 | www.carnegiehall.org
Traditional-instrument maker and master Dizu Plaatjies and his group Ibuyambo perform stunningly beautiful music of the Xhosa people and of other Southern African traditions. ... MORE

11/01/2014 Ages: TE,AD,All Add to Itinerary

The Death of Klinghoffer Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org/metopera
In what many John Adams admirers consider his greatest operatic composition, this new production takes place almost 30 years after the events chronicled in his meditative opus... MORE

11/01/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Cyrus Chestnut Trio Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway | 212-854-1633 | millertheatre.com
Dynamic pianist Cyrus Chestnut's trio brings together old-school jazz, blues, and gospel with the heartfelt passion that has made him a longstanding favorite at Miller. From a... MORE

11/01/2014 - 11/09/2014
various
tickets are $10, $13, $18 or $25 for Members and $15, $19, $28 or $38 at full price, based on seat locations.
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The Magic Flute New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street | 6462233010 | newvictory.org
From the townships of South Africa, Isango Ensemble bursts onto the stage in an inspired reimagining of Mozart's masterpiece opera THE MAGIC FLUTE: Impempe yomlingo. Sung in E... MORE

11/01/2014
10am-5pm weekdays, 10am-5:30pm weekends
Included in Total Experience Ticket: $33.95; $28.95 seniors; $23.95 kids ages 3-12. Parking is $15 per car
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd. | 718-367-1010 | bronxzoo.com
Dinos are back at the Zoo, bigger and badder! The attraction includes a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 4... MORE

11/01/2014
8pm
$36-$60
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Bobby McFerrin: Bobby Meets Africa in New York Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Road | 7189514500 | www.brooklyncenter.com
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will open its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin on Saturday, November ... MORE

11/01/2014
10pm
$25 - $2500
Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

The Adversary - Sex On Fifth Avenue! Museum of Sex
233 5th Avenue | 212-689-6337 | www.museumofsex.com
KAYVON ZAND & BAD MEOW MEOW IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE MUSEUM OF SEX PRESENT SEX ON FIFTH AVENUE (HALLOWEEN WEEKEND) A WEEKLY SATURDAY MUSEXUAL AFFAIR 8 EXHIBITS 4 ... MORE

11/01/2014 - 11/23/2014
11am-5pm
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Out to See South Street Seaport
Fulton & Water St | 440-623-2107 |
Out to See is a pop up celebration at the South Street Seaport featuring artists and makers from all across New York City. Out to See features the best in holiday shopping, ar... MORE

11/01/2014 - 11/02/2014
12pm
$22
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Park Slope and Prospect Park in Autumn NYC Discovery Walking Tours
New York | 212-465-3331 |
A tour of Prospect Park during its most beautiful season with stops at Long Meadow, Vale of Cashmere, and the Ravine along with a stroll through Park Slope with stops at the M... MORE

11/01/2014
7:30pm & 10pm
Ages: Add to Itinerary

Artie Lange Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway | 212-757-4100 | www.carolines.com
From stand-up to sketch comedy to movies, TV and the biggest radio show in the world, Artie Lange has done it all in the comedy world. His decidedly non-PC material often cons... MORE

11/01/2014 - 5/25/2015 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West | 212-769-5100 | amnh.org
The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural H... MORE

11/01/2014
11:30am-3pm
$59.90
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise Spirit Cruises
Chelsea Piers, 23rd St. & the Hudson River | 212-727-7768 | www.spiritcruises.com
All aboard the Spirit of New York for a cruise north up the Hudson River, past the George Washington Bridge. Experience the spectacular beauty of the fall foliage surrounding ... MORE

11/01/2014 Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Carmen Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. | 212-362-6000 | www.metoperafamily.org
Richard Eyre's stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. A... MORE

11/01/2014
8pm
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Patrick Bruel Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway | 212-465-6225 | www.beacontheatre.com
Multi-talented artist Patrick Bruel will return to New York City's Beacon Theatre on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm. With his seventh album, Lequel de nous, due to be ... MORE

11/01/2014 - 11/02/2014
11am-4pm
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Fall Forest Weekends New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard | 718-817-8700 | www.nybg.org
Explore the Thain Family Forest, the largest remaining tract of old-growth forest in New York City, and immerse yourself in the magnificent colors of fall foliage. See the For... MORE

11/01/2014 Ages: AD Add to Itinerary

Gotham All Stars Gotham Comedy Club
208 W. 23rd St. | 212-367-9000 | gothamcomedyclub.com
Description: A professional Showcase featuring comics from "Late Show with David Letterman", "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", Conan on TBS, ... MORE

11/02/2014
2pm
$9
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Hot Peas 'N Butter Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Campus Rd. | 718-951-4500 | www.brooklyncenteronline.org
Even if your kids don't like vegetables, they won't be able to resist Hot Peas 'N Butter! Best known for their appearances on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr., these four-time Parents' ... MORE

11/02/2014
11am
Ages: All Add to Itinerary

Cantus Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St. | 212-601-1000 | www.LCGreatPerformers.org
Performing Sibelius's Finlandia Hymn, Wagner's Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhauser, and works by Dvorak, Eric Whitacre, and Veljo Tormis. MORE

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