September is here and that means fall is literally right around the corner! But just because the temperatures will be decreasing, that doesn’t mean your social life has to! NYC is hot with things to do year round and this September is no different. This month brings us everything from music festivals to food festivals. The fun doesn’t stop there though, between New York Fashion Week and Oktoberfest, there are tons of options. If you fancy getting out of the busy city for Labor Day weekend, we have a suggestion for that! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for all things fun this September.
Labor Day Getaway: Sept 1st – Sept 3rd
If sometimes the hustle and bustle of NYC can become too much for you, trust us, we understand. This Labor Day grab your friends and a car because it’s time for a weekend getaway. New York City is just a quick hop, skip, and jump away from Long Island, New Jersey and even some parts of Upstate New York. Spend your weekend on the Jersey Shore soaking up the sun and watching the Fireworks with safety measures according to redtruckfire.com.fire-sprinkler-repair-near-me-san-diego/”style=”text-decoration: none; color: #66707a !important;”>redtruckfire.com. Head down to The Hamptons for the antique fair (September 2nd) and stay a while on one of the many beautiful beaches Long Island has to offer. If you’re not only over the City but also of simply laying in the sun, make your way up to the Adirondacks and Lake George for some old fashion BBQ fun. For a complete list of information on these great getaways, and to explore even more weekend options, click here!
West Indian Parade: September 4th
While drawing over two million people a year, it’s no wonder the West Indian Parade is one of the best events to end this summer. Surround yourself entirely in Caribbean culture this Labor Day weekend while either watching the march or by chowing down on the authentic Caribbean food that will be available from the many vendors along the route through Crown Heights. The parade begins at 11 am at the Brooklyn Museum. For a full list of activities happening throughout the day, click here!
Oktoberfest: September 16th – October 2nd
Along with the beautiful foliage, accessibility to pumpkin spice lattes whenever you wish and colder weather, Autumn also brings us the highly anticipated Oktoberfest. What is Oktoberfest? Oktoberfest originated in Germany but is generally celebrated all over the united states. People participate by consuming copious amounts of beer, eating pretzels and even sometimes doing some polka dancing. Along with the great selection of brews and food this festival can offer, it also gives you a chance to experience some of NYC’s best beer gardens and parks! The official start date for this festival is September 16th through October 2nd. For a list of some of the best Oktoberfest events in NYC click here!
The Meadows: September 15th – 17th
Calling all music buffs, this one is for you. 55+ of the trendiest artists are coming together to bring you a three day festival experience unlike any other. Across four stages, artists like Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run the Jewels, Future, Migos, and Weezer will captivate you. Along with a killer line up, The Meadows also offers a ton of delicious food vendors including Dough, Ramen Burger and The Nugget Spot. There is also various beer gardens and cocktail bars throughout the festival field. For a complete list of artists, food vendors, and tickets, click here.
New York Fashion Week: September 7th – 13th
New Yorkers are a lot of things, but one thing they are predominantly known for is their style. New York Fashion Week kicks off a week long celebration and appreciation for some of the best names in Fashion right now. Beginning September 7th, NYC will be crawling with some of the most well known fashion designers around, gorgeous models, and a ton of new designs. These shows aren’t just for the elite or socialites though! There are a lot of shows that the public can also attend. Whether you’re an aspiring designer, a hopeful model, or you want to brag to all your friends how you were front row at a #NYFW show, this may just be your week. For more information, ticket prices and a list of shows, please click here.
Still hungry for more?
If all of these events still leave you wanting more, we’ve got you covered. If there is one thing that can really bring New Yorkers together, its food. September features two of the best food festivals, straight from a foodies dream. First up is smorgasboard, a food festival that draws a staggering 20,000 to 30,000 visitors per week. With 75-100 food vendors it’s easy to see why. Located on Williamsburg’s East River on Saturdays and Prospects Parks Breeze Hill on Sundays, Smorgasboard operates from 11am to 6pm until November when it actual joins with Brooklyn Flea and moves inside. If food trucks are more of your thing, head over to the Governors Island on September 16th for the Vendy Awards. Featuring the best of the best food truck vendors, the Vendy Awards gives you an opportunity to experience some of NYC’s best food trucks all in one convenient location. For tickets and more information regarding the Vendy Awards, click here. For directions and additional information regarding smorgasbord, click here!
September is the month of new beginnings, so get out there and make the most of this month! Try a new cuisine, take a drive and purposely get lost, or go see that band you have been dying to see but can never seem to find the time. Autumn is about starting fresh, letting all the leaves fall where they may while taking every day in stride. Make this month count, you got this!