What’s On in New York, September 2019

September means back to school, back to work and back to life as we know it in New York. But that doesn’t mean your social life needs to come to a grinding halt. In fact September, with its just-right days and balmy nights, is the perfect time to explore the city 24/7.

Here’s what’s on in New York in September:

AWNY is hosting and supporting the following events – come along and join us:

Friday Sep 13: Summer Drinks at The MET
Join AWNY on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for cocktails and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park. If you are new to the city, or keen to meet more like-minded Australian and Kiwi women living in NYC, this is the perfect opportunity to connect. RSVP via the AWNY Facebook event page.

Fri 4 Oct and Tues 22 Oct: The Emotional Transition of Moving to New York
When you moved to New York did you feel a roller coaster of emotions? If so, you’ll love this hands-on workshop run by Susie Lang, a New York-based licensed Mental Health Counsellor, herself an Aussie. There will be a morning session on Fri Oct 4 and an evening session on Tues Oct 22. Tickets available soon via the AAA website – $15 for members/$20 for non-members. This has been one of the most popular and sell-out AWNY Events – find out why.

Wed 9 Oct: AWNY Book Club
The popular AWNY Book Club meets again! This time to discuss Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Details will be posted shortly on the AWNY Facebook page.

Save the Date:
AWNY is hosting the following events, and we predict they will sell-out like meat pies! Tickets will be available via the AAA website. Find all upcoming events on the AWNY website:

  • Nov 6: Working in the USA
    Back by popular demand! Belinda Jackson of Working in the USA has run this workshop for the AWNY community for several years. Find out why it’s been so popular.
  • Nov 16: Fall Winery Tour
    A bus tour of 3 wineries in Long Island, departing from New York.

Special Offers for AWNY and AAA Members
The American Australian Association recently launched its new individual membership program with exciting discounts from our friends at Qantas, Humming Puppy, Bluestone Lane, R.M. Williams, Dinosaur Designs. Apply for membership – it’s 100 % tax deductable.

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The following events are happening around NYC throughout September and beyond:

Sun, Sep 1: Father’s Day in Australia
Surprise your Pop in Australia with a call.

Mon, Sep 2: Labor Day
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, typically celebrated with barbecues and last dash trips to the beaches before they close for the season.

  • Most of the city’s attractions are open so why not check off your bucket list. Members of the New York, Brooklyn or Queens Public Library, can access Culture Pass, which offers free passes to dozens of cultural institutions including the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the New York Botanical Garden, the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum.
  • Other Labor Day events include free opera under the stars at the Lincoln Center, catching the NY Yankees v Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium, a free fitness boot camp at Hudson Yards or a more tranquil free Tai Chi class on the Hudson.

Sep 3 – 16: NYC Broadway Week
Interested in a Broadway show for less? Get two tickets for the price of one, or get upgraded seats for select shows for $30 extra. Find the shows, tickets and codes here.

Sep 6 – 14: New York Fashion Week
A collective of events, NYFW, is where the best of art, design and culture converge. Schedule and tickets are available to the public here. Be inspired!

Sun, Sep 8: Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn
Find your true north at the Wanderlust yoga experience in Prospect Park. Activities include yoga, meditation, 5K run and guest speakers. There’s a free yoga/meditation class and for the full day tickets are $49.

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Wed, Sep 11: 9-11 Anniversary Events
Several commemorative events will take place in NYC this year, including:

  • Memorial Ceremony at World Trade Center Site
    Not open to the public, but this event will be televised from 8:30am and includes six moments of silence and a reading of the names
  • St Pauls Chapel Commemoration
    Standing directly across from the World Trade Center site, this “little chapel that stood” will ring the Bell of Hope at 8:46 am, followed by commemorative activities throughout the day.
  • Tribute in Light
    An inspired tribute to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. From dusk through dawn, two majestic, massive beams of light are projected into the sky and can be seen from as far as 60 miles away. The Memorial Plaza is closed on 9/11 to the public until 3 pm when you can pay your respects.

Sep 26 – Sep 29: New York Affordable Art Fair
Ever wanted to own original contemporary art? Browse thousands of original contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints from over 300 artists ranging between $100 to $10,000. The fair takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, W 18th Street and tickets are just $18 for general admission advanced purchase.

Sep 11 – Sep 15: Festiballs NYC
There’s a massive ball pit party coming to Brooklyn as part of Festivals NYC, with 250,000 LED illuminated, glow-in-the-dark balls placed into an adult playground bar. It’s been a worldwide smash. Tickets are $20.

Sat, Sep 28: Global Citizen Festival
Hosted by Australians Deborra Lee-Furness and Hugh Jackman, The Global Citizen Festival at Central Park Great Lawn brings together top artists with world leaders to make commitments toward ending extreme poverty. Tickets are free for Global Citizens who take a series of actions to create change around the world and you can download the app to start taking action. This year’s artists include Carole King, Queen and Alicia Keys.

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Mon, Sep 30: Aldous Harding
New Zealand singer-songwriter, Aldous Harding returns to New York, playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg, on the wave of her uber-acclaimed release of 2019, Designer.

All month: Clovelly Coffee
Pop down to the newest Aussie coffee shop to open in New York, in the bustling Hudson Yards nabe. While you’re there, pickup up something from their selection of baked goodies, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Author: Angela Tohl

Born in Adelaide but calls Brisbane her home, Angela came to New York City in 2007 in search of an adventure. Her free time is spent eating poppy seed bagels, learning guitar and chasing her 2 little kids around NYC.

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