9 Things to Do in NYC This September
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9 Things to Do in NYC This September

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9 Things to Do in NYC This September

The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping, and you’ve started opting for hot coffee over iced – the tell-tale signs of fall are definitely here. However, while it may be sad to watch summer days fade away, there’s absolutely no reason for the fun to fade with them.

September in New York is teeming with opportunities for a good time. From concerts to festivals, this upcoming month is full-to-the-brim with amazing events to add to your calendar. Here are nine things you just have to do in September.


Narcissus Garden


July 1—September 3

The Narcissus Garden is set to hit Fort Tilden as a large collection of floating, reflective orbs that will be placed strategically throughout the former military base as an art installation by Yayoi Kusama.


Electric Zoo

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Photo Credit: Electric Zoo

August 31—September 2

Back for its 10th year, Electric Zoo brings the top names in electronic music to New York. Randall’s Island features headliners like Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and Tiesto.


West Indian Day Parade

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September 3

The annual Labor Day parade, one of the largest in New York City, celebrates Caribbean culture following a route on Eastern Parkway with music, performances, ornate costumes, and more at 10 am.



New York Fashion Week

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September 6—14

Hosted by IMG, watch as this semi-annual fashion celebration unfolds with a week’s worth of runway shows at Skylight Clarkson Square, along with the city’s most stylish prowling the streets.


Pig Island

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Photo Credit: Pig Island

September 8

Head to Red Hook, Brooklyn from 11:30am – 4pm to sample innovative dishes featuring locally sourced pork created by over 25 chefs, complimented with local craft wine, beer, and spirits.


Visit the 9/11 Memorial

Ground Zero

September 11

While this time of year is always sobering, please remember the fallen and pay your respects at Ground Zero.


OktoberFest NYC

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Photo Credit: OktoberFest NYC

September 21—23, 27—30

Celebrate the famous German tradition with not one, but four weekends of full beer steins, live music, games, and food for purchase at scenic Pier 15. Attendance is free, and dates continue into October, of course.


Flatbush Frolic

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Photo Credit: Flatbush Development Corporation via Instagram

September 23

Join over 20,000 residents who flock to enjoy dancing, live music, a pizza eating contest, beer garden, kids activities, a craft fair, and food from over 150 Brooklyn vendors.


Atlantic Antic Festival

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Photo Credit: Atlantic Ave

September 23

An absolute must is visiting the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn, filled with shopping, food, music, and art. The 44th annual fest is also kid-friendly.



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As an avid NPR listener and self-described Snapchat addict, Jessica Hamrick is excited to showcase her love for all things media as an Editor with UrbanMatter. Her short-yet-illustrious academic career was dedicated to finding the intersections between writing and marketing and she’s definitely found it here. In her free time, Jessica can be found hanging out with her dog Indie, watching the Food Network or commiserating with fellow, unfortunate White Sox fans.


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