Archtober is Architecture and Design Month in New York City, held every fall from October 1st to 31st. Organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with several dozens of partners and sponsors, the festival features many activities for professional and architecture enthusiasts. It includes 100 tours, films and celebrations, lectures by leading designers, architecture-themed competitions and, of course, parties. Don't miss the Pumpkitecture competition, in which architects compete in carving pumpkins into famous architectural works. The Museum of Modern Art, Cooper Hewitt, the Guggenheim, the AIANY and its Center for Architecture, Central Park Conservancy and the National September 11th Memorial & Museum are participating in Archtober.
All five boroughs of New York City become part of the month-long festival, with daily walking tours and a "Building of the Day" series which covers such structures as Sea Glass Carousel, Freshkills Park, and the George Washington Bridge Bus Station.
The National September 11th Memorial & Museum and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will hold special events. Classic Harbor Line, in partnership with AIA New York, organize daily architecture boat tours.