Many think that September is one of the best months to visit New York. The weather has just cooled off from summer, but is still enjoyable enough to spend time outside. With that said, that city may be a bit more crowded, but not with children since summer break will have ended. Broadway shows will officially resume September 14 for the first time since the pandemic, so expect lots of options for great performances.
See your favorite athletes compete against each other for a title at the United States Open Tennis Championships this year, the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world. Get your tickets here.
Get your blood and adrenaline pumping over Labor Day weekend at New York's iconic Electric Zoo Festival! It is one of New York's largest annual music fests and will feature a 3-day lineup stacked with the some of the industry's top and hottest artists.
Enjoy live performances from top national music acts at the XPoNential Music Festival. Overlooking the Delaware River, food, drinks, and other entertainment from local vendors will be available, but the biggest draw is the talent on stage. Past artists have included Ani di Franco, Los Lobos, and the talented Jade Bird.
Pearl Jam headlines this year’s Sea.Hear.Now on Asbury Park’s storied waterfront. Also prominently featured is surfing. Pro-surfers will be on hand to demonstrate and answer your surfing questions, host workshops, and help novice surfers learn the basics.
Want to go to the zoo? How about with great drinks, too? Head over to the Bronx Zoo for beer and wine tastings; food trucks and cafes galore; games; music; trivia; animal sightseeing; and more. Bring the whole family for some fun this September at Brew at the Zoo.
There is no better way to experience the flavor and culture of Little Italy than at the annual Feast of San Gennaro, also known as "the feast of all feasts"! The event will feature vendors serving delicious foods as well as pizza, cannoli, and meatball eating contests.
Built in 1931 by the Rockefeller family, this complex consists of 22 acres of 19 commercial buildings between 48th Street and 51st Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Fourteen of the 19 are original buildings are of beautiful Art Deco design. Being so enormous, there's lots to do! Get a bite at the Rockefeller Cafe, take an NBC studio tour, go shopping at one of the many shops, or see the city's skyline at one of the three observation decks, that all have 360-degree views and are open until midnight for a look after dark.
Flea Market Shopping in Brooklyn
Brooklyn is one of the hippest areas in New York, with an even hipper flea market! Check out Brooklyn Flea, where locals and tourist flock to socialize and shop for vintage clothes, hand-made jewelry and crafts, and antique furniture. With the market pretty spread out across vacant lots, you have the opportunity to grab lunch from food stalls and hear live music as well.