What’s On September 2015

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You can spot the first blushes of fall in the trees if you look hard enough, but New York City is still very much in summer mode. The sticky salty humid air will be hanging around until Labor Day, greeting the families who are starting to venture back in time for the new school year. AWNY has a number of great social events on this month that we hope you can get along to, plus we’ve hand-picked some fab goings-on to inspire, entertain, and enrich your September days. Enjoy!

Curated by Joanna Hishon and the AWNY Communications Team.

9/11 Tribute in Light will see the twin blue beams shining from dusk on September 11th to dawn on the 12th. The beams have become a world renowned icon of remembrance and can be seen within a 60 mile radius on a clear night. Free.

AWNY member Lisa Buxton leads the Lap 4 Life charity walk around Manahattan on September 12th. Keep watch on our facebook page and twitter feed for vantage points where you can go and show your support to the 40+ walkers raising money for the Villa Maria Organization. Donations gratefully accepted.

The NYC Honey Fest returns for a fifth year to the Rockaway Boardwalk on September 12th. This free event celebrates the pollinators of NYC’s 5 boroughs, with food, art, films, kids activities, and a bee-product marketplace.

West Australian not for profit, Black Dog Ride commences its ride across America on Sunday September 13th. Get down to the Crown Plaza at JFK Airport to support the riders as they begin their 20 day journey to raise money for mental health. Free, but donations to the cause are gratefully accepted.

Join AWNY friends for a private tour of the Affordable Art Fair on September 13th. Tickets cost $30 and include entry, an arrival drink, and the private tour. The tour will meet at 10.45AM at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street.

The AAA September Soiree is being held at Salon Ruggeri on September 14th. Mingle and enjoy refreshments along with Australian wine and beer in the beautifully designed townhouse. Tickets $20 AAA members/$25 non-members.

AWNY event ‘Emotional Transition of Moving to New York’ will be held on September 17th at 220 Saint Nicholas Ave. Spots are very limited to get in quick! Register via the Facebook page. There is a small $5 cost to cover The NY Cake Stylist treats and coffee.

The US Open runs through until September 13th. Australia has 21 players this year, including Sam Stosur and Lleyton Hewitt. Tickets are still available and can be purchased through this link. Some additional information about the US Open can be found here.

Broadway Week runs from September 7th – 20th offering 2 for 1 tickets on a number of great shows. Tickets are on sale now so get in quick and have a great night out!

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Next Wave festival commences On September 16th, showcasing the best in contemporary performance. Information and tickets are can be purchased through bam.org.

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be heaven on earth for book lovers on September 20th. The largest free literary event in New York City, the festival is held from 10AM-6PM at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza. For little ones, the Brooklyn Book Festival Children’s Day is on September 19th at MetroTech Commons, Downtown Brooklyn (ages 2-11).

The Queens County Farm Museum hosts its annual fair on September 19th and 20th with livestock competitions, produce markets, arts and crafts. Watch pie eating and corn husking competitions, pig races, hop on a hayride, and get lost in the giant corn maze. Tickets $9.00/$5.00

New York Coffee Festival, September 25th – 27th will hit NYC for the first time to celebrate the ever growing specialty coffee scene in the city. AWNY friends Bluestone Lane will be there, alongside over 70 other coffee and food suppliers. Tickets from $20.

Australian Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel hits New York state for 2 gigs on September 25th (Tarrytown) and 26th (Albany). Tickets from $39.50 and are available from TommyEmmanuel.com.

Photo credit: Joanna Hishon