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Clay Aiken – The First Touch Of Autumn

The falling leaves drift by my window
The falling leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all, my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

Fall…Its here…The first touch of Autumn. Yes, today is the Autumnal Equinox, meaning that the sun will be directly on the Equator of the Earth and the hours of day and night will be equal.

I love it when you see the leaves start to drop, a bit of gold here and a little scarlet there. Early autumn harvests of pumpkins, apples, and grapes tantalize our senses. The fall season gifts us with an array of color, texture, and taste…jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie, apple cider and pie, fresh grapes, and wine…I say bring it on!

I assume that Clay Aiken will be spending much of the fall season in New York City.  There are so many thing to do in New York, I am sure he will have lots of choices for fall fun!

I checked out the website – TimeOut.  They have a huge list of exciting things to do in New York City in the fall.

  • Oktoberfest In Central Park : The official dates for this Bavarian festival are Saturday, September 16, 2017 through Monday, October 2, 2017.  This traditional and autumnal festival is celebrated all over the United States by drinking copious amounts of beer, sporting lederhosen, munching on pretzels, and doing some polka dancing and merrymaking.
  • Atlantic Antic: NYC’s largest street festival takes over Downtown Brooklyn for its 43rd year, with 10 blocks of food, performers, art and more.
  • The Rink at Rockefeller Center: This famous Ice Skating Rink opens on October 7th.  Only 150 people are allowed on the ice at a time, so you might have to stand in line!
  • Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade:  In this annual dog parade, the getups are very elaborate and there is thousands of dollars worth in prizes  for  Best in Show.
  • Fall Forest Week-ends: Experience the colors of the season in the New York Botanical Garden’s Thain Family 50-acre Forest.  During this annual series, gratis guided tours will point out seasonal foliage and birds, as well as offer free canoe trips, courtesy of the Bronx River Alliance.
  • Columbus Day Parade: 35,000 marchers and nearly 1 million spectators are expected along Fifth Avenue to mark the day when Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas and to celebrate the heritage of the Italian-American community.

Be sure and checkout the article at TimeOut:  There are so many events in NYC in the fall!   TIMEOUT

Are you ready to pack your bag and spend a few days enjoying “Autumn In New York!”

I know this is a stretch, but the following video of Clay singing Falling is the best I could do!! Enjoy!

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