Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Happy Fall !

The city is abuzz as New Yorkers are emerging from summer, ready to check out the events and activities popping up all over town.  As weekends away become weekends at home, here are just a few ideas of how to spend your September in the city.

Weekend Plans

Governor's Island

This month marks your last chance to board the free ferry and sail over to Governor’s Island before it closes on September 28th for the year.  Pack a picnic and spend the day exploring the former U.S. Army military base and U.S. Coast Guard station.  Whatever you end up doing, make sure to kick your feet up in the newly installed hammock grove before heading back to the city.

Railroad Landscapes at The New York Transit Museum

Here’s an exhibit any New Yorker can appreciate.  Photographer John Sanderson captured the Metro North and Long Island Railroad tracks over the changing seasons, illustrating the beauty present in the everyday.  Open now through February 1st, this exhibit may change the way you think about your commute.

Madison Square Eats

Come all and come hungry!  This semi-annual pop-up market, presented by UrbanSpace and the Madison Square Park Conservancy, serves up dishes from some of the city’s most popular restaurants.  Choose from an intimidatingly large selection of delicacies featuring New Orleans-style Gumbo,  wood-fired pizza, frozen sangria, and so much more. 

In Festival News...

88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro (Sept 11 - 21)

Once a year, the already-lively neighborhood of Little Italy is transformed into the site of a celebration, with Italian treats, free musical entertainment, and even a cannoli eating contest.  Revelers fill the streets, keeping alive the spirit of the early Italian immigrants.

Dumbo Arts Festival (Sept 26 - 28)

For three days beginning September 26th, incredible art installations will take over the Dumbo, Brooklyn waterfront.  Kids and adults alike can enjoy street murals, poets, oversized sculptures, live music and dance, and some hands-on crafting.  This artist-heavy neighborhood won’t disappoint.

12th Annual NY Burlesque Festival (Sept 25 - 28)

Leave the kids at home before checking this one out.  At this four day event, over 100 burlesque performers from around the world put on quite the show at venues around Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Feeling adventurous?  Get out your glitter and participate in one of the workshops hosted by The New York School of Burlesque.

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