September is Packed With Things To Do
With Fashion Week, the US Open, music, art and festivals galore, I hope you got some much needed rest during the summer. You’re going to need it.
9/1: Brazilian Day is a lively festival celebrating Brazil’s independence with music, dance, and food in 25 blocks of Little Brazil near West 46th Street. Free.
9/1: New York International Salsa Congress has workshops, performances, live concerts, and competitions at New York Marriott Marquis Times Square.
9/1: The Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition begins with a tug parade at 11:15 a.m. and ends with contests and awards at Pier 84. Schedule flyer. Free to watch from Pier 84, or you can buy tickets to board the spectator boat on Pier 83.
9/1: Watch hundreds of unicycles roll around the city Thursday and Friday, or try it yourself at New York City Unicycle Festival, with unicycle sports, exhibitions, and races at Governors Island (Sat. & Sun., 12 to 5 p.m.). Free.
9/1: Electric Zoo is an electronic dance-music festival that brings top acts and 100,000 fans to Randall’s Island Park each Labor Day weekend for age
9/1 – 2: Watch popular Metropolitan Opera shows onscreen in Lincoln Center Plaza at Summer HD Festival. Free.
9/1 – 2 (begins Aug. 31): Richmond County Fair features kids’ crafts, historical demonstrations, amusement rides, eating contests, classic cars, farm animals, music, and entertainment Labor Day weekend in Staten Island.
9/1 – 2 & 7 – 8: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit features 100 artists on the sidewalks of University Place.
9/1 – 8: Watch the world’s best players compete under the open sky at the U.S. Open Tennis Championship at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows.
9/1 – 10/6 (weekends): Travel one hour north to 16th century England to see knights joust, mingle with costumed minstrels, shop in an artisan market, play games, and watch shows at New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo Park.
9/3 – 16: Get two tickets for the price of one, or get upgraded seats for select theater shows during NYC Broadway Week.
9/3 – 10/1: Free Summer Movies are shown evenings at parks in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
9/4 – 24: Enjoy outstanding music, comedy, theater, dance, lectures, and films during SummerStage in city parks. The (mostly) free concerts are popular, so arrive early.
9/6 – 8: RuPaul’s DragCon NYC features celebrity drag queens, lip sync contests, panel discussions, Q & A sessions, and 200 vendors at Jacob Javits Convention Center for all ages.
9/6 – 11: Top models, photographers, and designers attend invitation-only events during New York Fashion Week, which unveil spring collections.
9/7 (10 a.m.): Celebrate workers with the AFL-CIO at New York City Labor Day Parade on 5th Ave from 44th Street to 67th Street.
9/8 (1 to 6 p.m.): Enjoy carnival rides & games, live bands, a sideshow, aerialists, and food vendors at West Side County Fair at Riverside Park South & W. 70th Street. Rain date is Sept. 15. Free.
9/8 (1 to 5 p.m.): Washington Square Park Folk Festival features folk, bluegrass, banjo, and Spanish guitar music plus a square dance. Free.
9/8: NYC Century Bike Tour offers rides ranging from 15 to 100 miles, and you can start either at Central Park or Prospect Park. (The 15-mile option starts only at Prospect Park, has a police escort, and fills early.) The Finish Festival is at the north end of Central Park.
9/11 (dusk to dawn): Tribute in Light is two brilliant beams (308,000 watts each) that shine upward all night from atop Battery Parking Garage near the World Trade Center site. Free.
9/12 – 22: The Feast of San Gennaro is famous for its religious processions and eating contests (cannoli, meatballs), and includes live music and ethnic foods in Little Italy, mostly on on Mulberry Street (from Canal to Houston). Free.
9/15 (1 to 6 p.m.): The African American Day Parade goes north from Central Park to Harlem on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (from 111th Street to 136th Street). Pre-parade performances begin at noon. Free.
9/17 – 29: NYC locations,Oyster Week is a series of adventurous dining events and activities that benefit sustainable aquaculture.
9/16: Broadway Blessing at 7pm at St. Malachy’s Church, The Actors’ Chapel 239 W. 49th Street. Free.
9/18 – 22: Urbanworld Film Festival features films and panel discussions that support and develop “multi-cultural storytellers and visionaries” at AMC Empire.
9/19 (7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.): Local chefs prepare signature dishes accompanied by microbrews, wine, and music at Harvest in the Square in the North Plaza at Union Square Park.
9/21: Get a free ticket that allows two people to visit one of the many museums participating in Museum Day Live.
9/ 21 (12 to 2 p.m.): See German-American marching bands, floats, dance groups, and walkers in traditional costumes in the Steuben Parade on Fifth Avenue (from 65th Street to 86th Street). Free or buy grandstand seats.
9/21 (1:30 to 7:15 p.m.): Enjoy German beer and food with live music at the German-American Oktoberfest at Rumsey Playfield.
9/21: Taste hundreds of wines from around the world with with live entertainment, interactive games, and food for sale during New York City Wine Fest at The Tunnel for age 21+.
9/21: Escape New York has scenic rides ranging from 25 to 100 miles. Begin in Sakura Park, cross the George Washington Bridge, and return to a finish-line festival.
9/21 (12:30 to 5 p.m.): Food-cart and food-truck vendors prepare their best dishes for you and the judges at the Vendy Awards, which includes live music, beer, wine, beverages, performances, and awards on Governors Island.
9/26 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.): Sip for the Sea is a $200 benefit for the aquarium featuring pairings of sustainable wines with seafood and hors d’oeuvres, and including live music at Central Park Zoo for age 21+.
9/26 – 29: New York Burlesque Festival is four nights of bump and grind by 100 performers in feathers and lace, including a glittery razzle-dazzle spectacular on Saturday.
9/26 – 29 (preview Sept. 25): Browse contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from 70 galleries at the Affordable Art Fair, which includes workshops and activities at Metropolitan Pavilion. Repeats in March.
9/27 – 10/13: See classics, documentaries, and full-length feature films by the world’s great filmmakers at the New York Film Festival (NYFF) at Lincoln Center.
9/28: Learn about the oceans from marine scientists, tour a boat, visit the kid zone, fish, and kayak at Submerge on Pier 84 at Hudson River Park. The date changes to Sunday if it rains. Free.
9/28: Buy food, beer, wine, and spirits (all vegan) from 100 vendors during New York Vegandale at Randall’s Island Park. Free admission for children age 12 and younger.
9/29 (11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.): The Medieval Festival transforms Fort Tryon Park into a medieval town with bright banners, processional flags, and performers in period dress. Enjoy medieval music, magic, dancing, juggling, food and craft vendors, and knights jousting on horseback. Free.
9/29: Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk honors and provides financial support to our first responders and military, departing from the parking lot of IKEA in Red Hook.
Events in June
Gay Pride, Bryant Park Picnic Performances, Movie Nights, Lincoln Center Summer for the City (Midsummer Night Swing), Juneteenth, New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Tribeca Film Festival, Free Outdoor Concerts, Museum Mile Festival, the Puerto Rican Day Parade and that’s just the beginning!
Until September 29 every summer in Times Square, NYC, TSQ LIVE showcases hundreds of artists, performers and cultural producers and this summer 80 free events hosting over a dozen incredible New York-based institutions and collectives, including Pioneer Works, NEW INC, Children’s Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Extension, New York Live Arts, OTA Entertainment, Soul Summit, Rash Bar, and Elsewhere.
6/1: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park New York City Opera: La Bohème
6/2: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jazzmobile: The Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra
6/2: Billy Joel @ MSG
6/3-4: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit atUniversity Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.
6/7 until September: Little Island Tony and Grammy Award winners in The Glade, late night djs, drag bingo, and dance parties in The Play Ground, weekly artmaking activities for all ages and Teen Night every Friday.
6/7 – 18: Tribeca Film Festival will take place movie theatres, rooftops and various venues throughout NYC, such as the new Pier 57, Beacon Theatre, the Angelika. The premiere of Let the Canary Sing with a performance by Cyndi Lauper or The Closing Gala: A Bronx Tale, followed by a conversation with director and star Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and writer and co-star Chazz Palminteri.
6/8 – 8/6: Shakespeare in the Park – Hamlet
6/8: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Robin Dunn, The Lite
6/9: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Dance Heginbotham, Jennifer Muller/The Works
6/9 – 11: @ Citi Field Governors Ball Music Festival – The contemporary music festival for music lovers by music lovers. With 60+ artists of all genres across 4 stages, there is something for everyone, including delicious restaurants, food trucks and menus.
6/9 – 18: River to River Festival The festival takes place in a variety of public venues that canvas all of Downtown New York – from Chambers Street down to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island from river to river.
6/11: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Fifth Avenue, 44th to 79th Street
6/12: Bryant Park Movie Nights Almost Famous (2000)
6:13: Museum Mile Festival on Fifth Avenue from 84th Street to 109th Street: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and The Africa Center.
6/14 – August: Dancing Under the Stars (formerly Midsummer Night Swing), free outdoor movies, dancing, singing, readings, celebrations, flamingos, disco ball, poetry, Mozart, concerts, crafts, Juneteenth and much more!
6/15: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Terk Lewis + Kayla Farrish
6/16: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Soles of Duende + Josh Johnson
6/17-25: Gay Pride The Rally, The March & Pride Island. The 2023 theme is “Strength in Solidarity” and Christina Aguilera is headlining NYC Pride Island on Sunday, June 25th at Brooklyn Army Terminal. The festivities begin with Family Night and the Rally and culminate with PrideFest & The March. Other events include Pride Island and the annual Dance on the Pier, following the parade wrapping up Pride Week in a grand fireworks display.
6/16 – 18: Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, which declared the ending of slavery in the USA. The three day Juneteenth in NYC festival kicks off Friday with a virtual summit, Friday night is the Celebration of Black Kings, Saturday is Festival Community Day and the festival culminates Sunday with a Parade, Fashion Show, Food trucks Field Day and more. Monday, June 19th, is a national holiday, with government, banks and post offices closed. More Info: Junteenth NY
There are dozens more Juneteenth celebrations throughout all 5 Boroughs, including BBQs, the NYC Parks Department, Seneca Village, Broadway, Lincoln Center, concerts, shows, theater and more.
6/17: The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade where 3,000+ participants dress in hand-made costumes.
6/ 19: Bryant Park Movie Nights Amistad (1997)
6/23: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Psymon Spine, THUS LOVE, Katy Kirby
6/24: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Ky Vöss, Seramic, Miss Grit, Dead Tooth
6/26: Bryant Park Movie Nights Mean Girls (2004)
6/30: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jalopy Theatre: Michael Daves Quartet ft. Tony Trishka, Yacouba Sissoko, Terrell King
6/30: Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Taylor Swift Exhibition Opens in NYC
Taylor Swift’s career-spanning costume exhibition just opened at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). On May 18, MAD Director Tim Rodgersand Board Chair Michele Cohen (with husband Marty) welcomed members and patrons for a preview of the exhibition before it opened to the public on the 20th. Guests included Susan and Larry Ach, Loreen Arbus, Christiana Baroni, Marian Burke, Patti and Michael Dweck, Alexander Hankin, Marsy Mittlemann, Netta Rosin, as well as MAD curators Elissa Auther, Barbara Paris Gifford, and Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. Television cameras whirled in a music filled electric gallery.
ETTE Taking Back Her Life From Rape and Abuse With Performance Art
Last Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. “Whistle Blower” was co-produced by Derek Warburton.
Now you can go inside the performance that exposed who raped ETTE and the action she took to take her life back.
Sexual Violence Affects Millions of Americans
Younger People Are at the Highest Risk of Sexual Violence
- Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.3
- Those age 65 and older are 92% less likely than 12-24 year olds to be a victim of rape or sexual assault, and 83% less likely than 25-49 year olds.4
ETTE and Derek Warburton on Rape and Abuse
On Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. My guest Elisabeta, writer ElizaBeth Taylor and I, all felt privileged to be apart of an act so brave and true. Abuse victims should NEVER feel the way they are made to feel.
Before the main event we talked with ETTE about her abuse and how prevalent abuse is in our society.
Her co-host Derek Warburton also shared his story and why he co-produced this amazing night.
Did you know?
Before that happened T2C had a chance to see her art show entitled “Whistle Blower”.
Tomorrow the performance.
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