See you in September at one or more of these events to put on your calendar, including $20 tickets for Off-Broadway shows, the biggest FREE concert of the year in Central Park, and the San Gennaro Festival of food and fun, parade and more, including voting in the NYState Primary, probably the most important FREE thing you can do – vote.
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NYC Parking Calendar for September 2018 – Know when to move your car, or not, and avoid a ticket.
NYState Primary – Thursday (not Tuesday) Sept 13 is the day to vote for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and a bunch of State Senate seats.
Broadway Week. The annual two weeks in September when you can get two-for-one tickets to top Broadway shows.
Jerome Robbins and New York – This FREE exhibit at the NYPL branch in Lincoln Center explores the relationship the famous dancer and choreographer had with New York, and his influence on Broadway and Hollywood, including West Side Story. Opens Sept 26th, through March 2019.
9/11 Remembrances. This year, the anniversary of 9/11 coincides with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and there will be an special interfaith service of release and remembrance organized by Lab/Shul and Judson Memorial Church. This communal moment of “letting go” and “taking back up” adapts the traditional Jewish new year ritual of Tashlich, during which participants release the the hurt and pain of the past year past into a body of living water, adding new songs, stories, and forward-looking intentions from all traditions.
- Participants for this interfaith 9/11 service we will gather at Judson Memorial Church at 5pm and walk to the Hudson River at the Christopher St. Pier for a sunset ceremony. It’s FREE to attend, but registration is encouraged to ensure space.
200 Years of American Style – FREE fashion exhibit about the influence of Brooks Brothers on US culture and style. Through Sept. 5th in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal.
Get Healthy. The Brooklyn edition of the Healthy NYC Expo is coming to the Brooklyn Sports Club, 1540 Van Siclen Avenue in East New York, on Saturday, September 8, with FREE medical screenings, a special section for seniors, cooking demonstrations and more.
Global Citizen Festival –Get FREE tickets to NYC’s biggest annual outdoor concert, with a blockbuster line-up including Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Janelle Monae, special guest John Legend, and Hugh Jackman returns as host for the fifth year.
Global Citizen Festival 2018 is Saturday, Sept.29, in Central Park. The annual event blends great music with positive social activism. As in past years, in order to get your FREE tickets, you have to earn them by completing easy and educational actions
- In addition to the concert, there’s also a week of Global Citizen events, some FREE, others ticketed.
Smithsonian Museum Day – Get FREE admission to 1,500 museums nationwide, including more than a dozen in NYC, on Saturday, Sept 22nd. Download FREE tickets now for FREE admission to the museum of your choice.
Kids Fest: Stages in the Square, the FREE family-friendly festival in Madison Square Park is Saturday, Sept 15. It’s an all-day event with a diverse lineup of performing arts programming for kids to age 12 and the grownups who love them. It will feature a variety of performances including music, dance, theater, puppetry, magic, and storytelling across four stages throughout the park.
Madison Square Eats returns on Sept. 8, daily through Friday, October 5th, in the plaza space closest to 23rd St. Open daily 11am to 9pm. Vendor line-up includes two NYCOTC favorites – Burger & Lobster and Pat la Frida’s Frida’s Favorites.
San Gennaro Festival – The annual ten-day street fair in Little Italy celebrates the patron saint of Naples with music, carnival games and food. Lots and lots of food. Here’s what we wrote about the festival last year, and things won’t change much in 2018, except for the Grand Marshall and the dates. It starts on Wed., Sept. 19.
Taste of Iceland – Four days of FREE films, concerts and exhibitions Sept. 27-30, plus ticketed dining and drinking events. Here’s the 2017 schedule, and will be similar for 2018.