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Fall Events and Activities on the Upper West Side

As the temperature cools and leaves slowly begin to dwindle, many New York City residents retreat back to their homes in anticipation of winter. Not ready for hibernation? You’re in luck.

While there are plenty of things to do inside at One Riverside Park, which even has a rock climbing wall, sometimes it’s nice to get out of your new waterfront home. The neighborhood is home to many world-renowned attractions that are hosting some of the best fall events and exhibits.

How about a night full of laughter at Beacon Theatre, which will be hosting several top comedians in the country throughout November for the annual New York Comedy Festival including Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes and more.

Visit the Children’s Museum of Manhattan where you can enjoy a new interactive experience, The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop, inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! You’ll get to see all your favorites from the movie, including Mean One” himself, Cindy-Lou Who, and the lovable dog Max. The exhibit is now open through December 31st.

Finally, meet up with friends and family in Central Park at Wollman Skating Rink on 59th St and 6th Avenue for ice skating, pond hockey and figure skating. Never been skating before? Take advantage of Wollman Skating Rink’s 2013 – 2014 season individual and group lesson programs. You can find skating school registration here.

Whatever your pleasure, make sure you are out and about this fall enjoying everything that the Upper West Side has to offer.