Can you believe it’s already September? This summer flew by in the blink of an eye. The one upside of the summer coming to a close is that there are SO many things to do in September in the city. Check out the below list of events (many of which I’m headed to myself) and fill up those fall calendars to get over the cool-weather blues.
Electric Zoo, September 2-4
This music festival is a big draw each any every year. This year, head to Randall’s Island to see a huge lineup like Tiesto, Bassnectar and the Chainsmokers.
Taste of Greenwich Village, September 14
Held each year in Washington Square Park, this festival gives New Yorkers the opportunity to snag offerings from over 30 local food and wine vendors. Head down to the Village after work to enjoy some vino and light bites – plus, all proceeds go to the Washington Square Park Conservancy efforts to keep the park clean and safe.
Le Diner en Blanc, September 15
If you secure tickets to this annual event, you’ll be given the location last minute and a dazzling dinner will await. This “chic picnic” requires all who attend to wear white and it’s a pretty upscale affair, channelling old-school Parisian society parties. It’s swank, but don’t let that deter you. Photos from previous years look pretty awesome.
Oyster Week, September 16-October 1
Held every fall, this event basically honors everything and anything related to oysters in New York City. Many events are held throughout the festival including an oyster brunch, a “shellebration” and culminating in Oyster Fest on Stone Street.
Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint, September 18
If you ever needed a reason to venture to Brooklyn, this is it. 2016 is the 7th for this block-party style event, featuring food, drinks and booze from over 40 local eateries, breweries and shops. Head to Wythe Avenue to enjoy some live music and nom on some delectable bites while soaking in that lovable Brooklyn grunge.
The Great Big Bacon Picnic, September 24-25
This event is known as “The bacon event of the year,” so I’m not sure why you wouldn’t want to go. A general admission ticket gets you unlimited servings of bacon delicacies, beer and a grand ‘ole time.
Lower East Side Pickle Day, September 25
I’ve been to this before, and it’s a ton of fun. With pickle vendors, friend pickles and even unusual offerings like pickle popcorn, the LES is the place to be on September 25. Orchard Street is shut down as pickle fans flock to taste samples and enjoy pickle backs at some of the local watering holes. Stay low key or get as rowdy as you’d like – Pickle Day is a judgement free zone.