September…time to enjoy the final blast of summer days with cooler mornings and evenings before the cold sweeps through the streets. So get out there and eat al fresco, enjoy the rooftop bars, run through the parks and enjoy the great outdoors during this beautiful transitional month.
US Open Tennis Championship
1 September – 10 September
Be quick, the US Open is on now at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens. Favorite players will include Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Click here to get tickets. Prices vary.
NYC Broadway Week
4 September – 17 September
Broadway buffs…act now! Get two tickets for the price of one, or get upgraded seats for select shows. Not all shows participate and tickets are subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. Use the code BWAYWK for 2-for-1 tickets or opt for upgraded seats using BWAYUP.
Fall Ballet Season
19 September – 1 October
Are you “Team White Swan” or “Team Black Swan”? To answer the eternal question, it’s time to see Swan Lake performed by the New York City Ballet. Attending the ballet at the David Koch Theatre at the Lincoln Centre will be a memorable experience, so slip into your ballet flats and treat yourself! Tickets are available here.
This year marks the 16th anniversary of this solemn occasion. There will be a commemorative Tribute in Light. From dusk through dawn, two majestic blue beams of light will be projected into the sky and will be visible up to 60 miles away. The Memorial Plaza is closed on 9/11 to the public until 3pm.
San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy
14 September – 24 September
If you ever needed an excuse to visit Little Italy, here it is. Located on Mulberry Street in the heart of Little Italy, there will be parades, religious processions, carnival rides, live music, and maybe a little pizza and gelato. Did you know more than a million people visit the San Gennaro festival over the course of this 11-day festival? If you can’t make it, order a pizza from Seamless and watch the Godfather 2 instead.
16 September – 2 October
Oktoberfest in September? Yep….because its gets cold next month….and October is for ROCKtober, in my opinion. Oktoberfest celebrations take place in all five boroughs in New York at various public spaces and beer gardens. The largest events include:
- Oktoberfest in Central Park (16 September)
- Munich on the East River (29 September – 8 October)
- Watermark’s Oktoberfest (Sept 15–17, Sept 22–24, Sept 29–Oct 2)
Dust off your lederhosen, find your old beer stein and prepare for some carb consumption.
Just a quick note about the foliage season, if you are making plans to go leaf-peeping during October. The best viewing for foliage changes in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Mass is generally during the second week of October as the colder weather starts earlier in those states. The foliage will then turn during the subsequent four weeks in New York State as winter weather approaches.
Have a wonderful September, and a final note….Offspring: Season 7 will become available on 13 September on Netflix 🙂