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October 2017 Fun in New York City

Check Out These Top Picks for Fun Events This Month

October brings a plethora of fun events to New York City for visitors and locals alike. Check out the full calendar here and be sure to check out the top picks below for any trip to the Big Apple.

Next Wave Festival - Brooklyn Academy of Music

Celebrating thirty-five years, Brooklyn Academy of Music's annual Next Wave Festival features four packed months of breathtaking performances, artist talks, master classes, and visual art. The festival is in full swing during the month of October, offering an eclectic range of performances in dance, theater, and music, as well as film screenings, talks, and classes, most notably a new production of Shakespeare's Richard III.

Harlem Food Tasting Tour - Welcome to Harlem

Every Saturday at 3:30 PM, stroll through Central Harlem and the Mount Morris Park Historic District on Welcome to Harlem's Food Tasting Tour. Explore the history, culture, architecture, and local entertainment offerings that make this neighborhood so exciting and unique. Taste delicious specialties from classic and family-owned restaurants in Harlem as well as new up-and-coming establishments. 

Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum

Check out Brooklyn Museum's new exhibit, Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt, on view from September 29, 2017, to January 21, 2018. Explore an unusual aspect of ancient Egyptian culture and religion--the mummification of animals--which has largely remained a mystery. This exhibit examines the religious purpose of these mummies, how they were made, and why there are so many, featuring the museum's world-renowned collection of mummified birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals.

Central Park 5K Fun Run - Fit Tours

October's cool and crisp weather makes for perfect running. Fit Tour's organizes Central Park 5K Fun Runs every morning during the month. This casual 5K run follows along the winding paths and rolling hills of Central Park and introduces visitors to many of Central Park's most iconic sites. Tours meet at the Jose Martin Statue.

-- By Ettractions Digital Content Editor EMILY JARMOLOWICZ



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