There is no better time to plan your visit to New York City than in October. From the cooling temperatures and changing colors to the various fall festivals and activities, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do during your stay in the city.

Explore the best that New York and the Upper West Side have to offer this October when you book your stay at The Lucerne Hotel. Browse through some of our favorite fall attractions below:

Columbia Homecoming Week

Students and guests of Columbia University can enjoy the fun and excitement of the school’s 2017 Homecoming Week. The week’s festivities culminate at the football game against the University of Pennsylvania. Before heading to the game, make your way over to the Homecoming Carnival, which will feature an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and family-friendly games. If you are a friend or relative of a Columbia student, don’t miss out on the fun – our hotel offers an ideal location for easy access to the university. Call The Lucerne directly to request our special Columbia rate.

Saturday, October 14; 11:00am – 3:00pm; Baker Athletics Complex 533 W 218th Street

Halloween in Central Park

Enjoy Halloween in one of New York’s most beautiful landmarks: Central Park. Every year, Central Park hosts a Halloween parade and the iconic Pumpkin Flotilla. This unique Halloween tradition features homemade jack-o’-lanterns that are cast off into the Harlem Meer on small rafts just after twilight. You’ll want to bring the whole family out to experience this classic New York event.

Sunday, October 29; 4:00pm – 7:00pm; Harlem Meer (East Side from 106th – 110th Street)


Finding a spot for your kids to go trick-or-treating in the city can often times be a challenge. This year, look no further than the Lucerne Hotel. Guests of our Upper West Side hotel can bring their kids down for trick-or-treating and fun in our lobby on Halloween.

Tuesday, October 31; The Lucerne Hotel 201 W 79th Street

New York City Wine & Food Festival

This October experience the best culinary event in New York. The New York City Wine & Food Festival features cuisine prepared by some of the best chefs in the city. The festival consists of events all around Manhattan and Brooklyn, but the main Culinary Campus is located at Piers 92 and 94 on the west side of Manhattan. Treat your taste buds to this one-of-a-kind experience.

October 12 – 15; Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River

Fine Art Print Fair

Art lovers visiting New York this October can delight in the 2017 Fine Art Print Fair. Dedicated to presenting printmaking as an expressive medium, this fair will showcase talent from all around the world. Get your tickets for this unique New York experience.

October 26 – 29; River Pavilion Javits Center