Now that it’s September, the free outdoor summer movies and concerts are over, but there are still plenty of free and cheap things to look forward to in September, including the annual San Gennaro Festival. Here’s a partial list, and NYC on the Cheap will have additional details as the events get closer:
Fesat of San Gennaro: Now in its 88th year, what’s also known as the Saint Gennaro Festival takes over the streets of Little Italy from September 11 through September 21 with a cannoli-eating contest, carnival games, and dozens of vendors cooking up zeppoles and sausage and pepper heroes and more.
Great Irish Fair: Coney Island, Sept 13/14, with traditional Irish dancing and music all day both days
Brooklyn Book Festival: The annual celebration of real books with real pages you can turn, and local authors you can talk to. Rain or shine, Sunday, September 21, following a full week of literary events at libraries and bookstores
NYC film festivals: Attend film premieres or see old favorites at a collection of film festivals. The New York Film Festival, eptember 26 through October 12, this year includes the world premiere of David Fincher’s “Gone Girl.” There’s also the Harlem International Film Festival, the Coney Island Film Festival, and the Urbanworld Film Festival.
Craft fairs: The Renegade Craft Fair on September 13/14 offers jewelry to home goods to furniture, plus music and food.rocession for the Saint, as well as blessings by a priest of area stores, but there is also a cannoli-eating contest, typical carnival games, and plenty of opportunities to gorge on zeppoles and sausage and pepper heroes during the week long festival.
Kayaking on the Hudson: Weather permitting, you can still paddle a kayak, FREE, through October, at Pier 26, Pier 96, and Riverside Park (on West 72 Street and the Hudson), thanks to the kind folks of Downtown Boathouse.
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