Things to Do in New York City This September

While January may be the official start to the year, September brings the feeling of a fresh start to a new season, too! With students of all ages kicking off a brand new school year and the New York City air turning crisp, it’s a great time to set new goals for the upcoming season. If one of those goals includes exploring the city you live in and love, just follow our below tips for the best things to do in September!

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West Side County Fair: September 10th

If you live in one of Glenwood’s West Side residential buildings, you’ll be glad to know you’re literally steps away from this fun fall event. The West Side County Fair is happening on Sunday, September 10th from 1pm to 6pm (with a rain date held on September 17th.) The fun and magic of a rural county fair will be brought to Manhattan, and you can expect carnival rides, games, live bands and musical performances, sideshows, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, and more! Mariti Garrett and Bette Smith will be two of the live music highlights, and Ambrose Martos will be acting as the county fair’s host for the day.

Along with entertainment for the whole family, the fair keeps to real tradition in that it is acting as a Stop & Swap for the day! You are encouraged to bring clean, reusable, and portable items (clothes, housewares, games, books, and children’s toys) that you no longer need, and swap them for something new-to-you for absolutely free! If you’re a resident of nearby Hawthorn Park, this is a great way to clear clutter and kick September off on a clean foot!

The county fair will be held at Pier I in Riverside Park South, located at West 70th Street.

An interior view of an art museum in New York City.
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Museum Day Live: September 23rd

Museum Day Live is a much anticipated free annual event! Here’s how it works: log onto the website and find a participating museum, download your ticket, and show up! A pro-tip is to register for a museum that typically isn’t free or cheap, that way you get the most bang for your (free) buck.

While there are participating museums all over the country, there are well over 20 museums right here in NYC that are taking part this year – many of which are a stone’s throw away from your Downtown Glenwood apartment building! Consider connecting with other residents on your floor and plan a fun cultural outing to one of the participating museums as a group!

A display of fresh seafood appetizers at the Sip for the Sea Event in New York City.
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Sip for the Sea: September 28th

While aquariums and zoos are typically looked at as places to take children during summer breaks and weekend afternoons, you can get excited for an adults-only event that will be taking place on September 28th at the Central Park Zoo: Sip for the Sea.

This benefit, held from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Thursday the 28th, will be in support of the aquarium, and features pairings of delicious local sustainable wines with seafood and hors d’oevres. Combined with live music from the Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, this event is one to enjoy under the stars of NYC before the seasons fully change. Tickets start at $200 and may be purchased online.

The benefit will be held at the Central Park Zoo, located at 5th Avenue at 64th Street.

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