By Staff Recruiter
New York City is slowly coming out of the grips of the COVID 19 pandemic. Things haven’t returned to complete normality just yet, but with a few safety measures and a little planning, there’s still a lot you can tick off your New York City fall bucket list.
Broadway is back! Eighteen months after the global pandemic shuttered live theater, Broadway finally opened into its full glorious capacity in September with new safety protocols. Ticket holders are expected to prove they are fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized vaccine, and masks must be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking in designated areas. While most Broadway shows opened in September, others will have a staggered opening over the next few months. Below is a list of some Broadway shows that have opened or will open in the next couple of months.
What’s currently playing on Broadway:
The Lion King
The Lehman Trilogy
Thoughts of a Colored Man
To Kill a Mockingbird.
The Phantom of the Opera – October 22
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – November 12
The Book of Mormon – November 5
Diana – November 2
For a full list, visit www.broadway.com
Village Halloween Parade
Have no fear: East Village’s spookiest jamboree is happening this year! A time-honored Halloween tradition that attracts millions of people is back and ready for New York City to embrace the spirit of the holiday. The 48th annual procession is dedicated to the children of New York City who were unable to celebrate Halloween last year due to the pandemic. Want to participate? Be sure to don your mask with your ghastliest costume!
More proof that New York is returning to normal: Concerts are back! Outdoor concerts have always been part of the city’s bountiful fall offerings. This year the fabulous line-up features a mix of some of the biggest names in the industry and the hottest newcomers on the block. Check out this list of not-to-miss concerts in New York City.
NYC’s Spookiest Halloween Decorations
The city’s brownstones, houses, and apartment buildings have already gotten into the holiday “spirit” with copious amounts of skeletons, gigantic spiders, cobwebs, kooky jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and all other frightful things. Take a scary stroll this fall across all five boroughs (especially on the block from Park Slope to the Upper West Side) and gander at the spookiest and most creative Halloween decorations. If this leaves you wanting for more, check out the best-haunted houses NYC has to creep you out.
Art and Museums
The coziest season brings with it not only some fun outdoor activities like apple picking and leaf peeping, but New Yorkers can also look forward to an exciting roster of new museum exhibits to explore. From museum exhibits honoring history makers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Obamas, to interactive exhibits at children’s museums, and two huge fashion installations, there’s something for everyone, from toddlers to adults. Visitors are required to comply with the Key to NYC; vaccines, masks and timed-entry tickets are required.
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg– New York Historical Society
The Obama Portraits Tour – Brooklyn Museum
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams– Brooklyn Museum