NYC September Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events September 2018 include the US Tennis Open, San Gennaro Festival, Giants, Jets, Broadway Week, Fashion Week. The new Broadway season kicks off with Back to Broadway month, and we check the critic’s reviews in anticipation of the hottest new shows. The Opera, Philharmonic and Ballet all start their new seasons and concerts include Paul McCartney, Game of Thrones LIVE, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Billy Joel and dozens more. This year marks the 17 Year Anniversary of 9/11/01, always a somber day in New York City.

Top NYC September Events

  • US Tennis Open
  • Broadway Week
  • Feast of San Gennaro
  • Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran in concert
  • New York Yankees & Mets
  • Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival
  • Met Museum Martini Rooftop
  • Off-Broadway Week
  • 20 at 20 Off-Broadway Shows
  • Back to Broadway Month
  • NY Giants & Jets
  • Labor Day Weekend

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U.S. Tennis Open 2018

US Tennis Open

August 27 to September 9, 2018
Tickets on Sale in June

The US Tennis Open is one of my all time favorite sports events. The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is spectacular, and the crowd is always amazing. Make sure to catch the FREE Qualifying Rounds to see the world’s greatest tennis players practice and compete free the week prior to the Open and head to Arthur Ashe Kids Day that Saturday.

Read the complete NYC Insider Guides to the US Tennis Open with discount tickets, hotel packages, schedule, seating chart and more!

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US Tennis Open Hotels

The Best US Tennis Open hotels include our cheap, budget and lesser known discount hotels along with Hotels near Grand Central, Penn Station and the NTC in Queens.

US Tennis Open Hotels

  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Queens Hotel with free US Open shuttle
  • Stewart Hotel – right next to Penn Station
  • Fairfield Inn New York LaGuardia – Free parking, free shuttle to US Open, free shuttle to 7 train

Part of the fun of traveling to the US Open is to see NYC, right? In that case, you’ll want to stay in hotels closest to the NYC public transportation that takes you there quickly. If you have a car to park, then a Queens hotel with a shuttle to the NTC might be best for you. Read the full guide: Best US Tennis Open hotels.

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September NYC Concerts and Events

September New York City Shows and Concerts

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Visiting the 9-11 Memorial and Museum

New York City Events September

September is one of the most popular times of year to visit both the 9-11 Memorial and Museum. The 9-11 Memorial “attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life.

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Sports New York City Events September

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! For football fans, what could be better than watching the Giants and Jets in warm weather? Head to Yankee Stadium to grab a hot dog and cheer on the Yankees or NYCFC or head to baseball’s nicest stadium, Citi Field, to cheer on the Mets.

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Take a Fall Foliage Cruise or Trip

With dozens of discount tickets available, you can't miss with a trip in or out of the city to see the fall leaves in their glorious autumn colors. Take to the river and join Classic Harbor on one of their classic sailboats and head north up the Hudson River to take in the beautiful fall foliage.

Fall Foliage New York

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Things To Do in New York in September

The best Things To Do in New York in September include seeing a museum free, indulging in NYC’s fair and festival scene, enjoying Labor Day Weekend, following the Vendy awards, catching the New York City Unicycle Festival and much more. Some of our top September picks include:

Things To Do in New York in September

  • One World Observatory – Drink in The View – Take the high-speed SkyPod elevators to the 102nd floor in 60 seconds, and enjoy the skyline view with your admission ticket, along with 2 drinks (choice of beer, wine, or prosecco).
  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum: Skip The Line – the only tickets that don’t require you book a timeslot. Show up when you want and you can walk right in!

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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

NYC Printable Guides - Available for Immediate Download

NYC Printable Map Guide Book
NYC Printable Map Guide Book

NYC Map Guide Printable Bonus
BONUS NYC Maps

New York City Travel Guide
NYC Travel Guide

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Save with a New York City Attractions Pass

Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Discount Pass for your NYC vacation. Unbiased reviews of the New York City Sightseeing Passes. Which is the BEST – NY Sightseeing Pass, New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York CityPASS?

NY Sightseeing Pass
NYC Sightseeing Pass

  • Choose from 100 sights
  • Choose 1-10 days or # of Attractions
  • Unlimited Hop On Hop Off Bus
  • NY Sightseeing Pass

The New York Pass
New York City Pass Discounts

  • Includes 100 tours and attractions
  • Choose 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Days
  • Digital or Physical Pass
  • New York Pass

NY Explorer Pass
New York City Explorer Pass

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September Broadway Show Picks

Broadway has a TON of new shows and legends on stage, and of course, it’s Broadway Week. Some of our top September picks include:

Pretty Woman Broadway Musical

Pretty Woman Broadway Musical

Pretty Woman, the smash-hit 1990 film comedy, comes to the Broadway stage as a new musical. Edward Lewis, a successful businessman asks Vivian Ward, a prostitute with the proverbial heart of gold, to pose as his girlfriend. Things gets complicated and hilarious when this business arrangement turns into a love affair. Closing August 18, 2019.

The Band's Visit Broadway Musical

The Band's Visit Broadway Musical - 2018 TONY Award Winner

Huge Off-Broadway Hit. After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the desert of Israel instead of their original destination. When the locals take them in for the night, their lives intertwine in the most unexpected ways. Closing April 7, 2019

Harry Potter on Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - 2018 TONY Award Winner Best Play

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father to three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. Previews March 16, Opens April 22, 2018. (Ages 10+).

Full List of Broadway Shows and Discount Broadway Tickets

Celebrities on Broadway

Plaza Suite Comedy Play

See More: Celebrities on Broadway and List of NYC Broadway Shows

 

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New York City Broadway Week 2018

New York City Broadway Week

September 3-16, 2018. Tickets on Sale August 15th.

Get two-for-one tickets to some of the City’s hottest Broadway shows

2017 shows included: A Bronx Tale, Aladdin, Anastasia, Bandstand, Beautiful, Cats, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Chicago, Groundhog Day, Hello, Dolly!, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, School of Rock, Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Terms of My Surrender (Michael Moore), Waitress, Warpaint and Wicked.

Check out New York City Broadway Week and get your FREE tickets using code BWAYWK.

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NYC Off-Broadway Week

NYC Off-Broadway Week

September 24 – October 7, 2018
Tickets on Sale September 10th

Off Broadway Week is another great time to save big on some of the city’s best shows! You can read more about all the hot Off Broadway Shows this season or check out the discount codes at Off Broadway Week offering 2 for 1 tickets.

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See Over 20 Off-Broadway Shows for Only $20 Each

20 at 20 Off Broadway Tickets NYC

September 4 – 23, 2018

20at20 is your chance to see the Best of Off-Broadway for only $20! A 3 course meal (when it coincides with Restaurant Week) and a show for $55 per person??? Can’t beat that! Catch up on all the hot Off Broadway Shows this season and more info at 20 at 20 Off-Broadway Shows for $20.

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Most Popular New York City Tours and Activities

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: 4-Hour Guided Tour (StatueTour)

Likely to sell out
Price starting at US$51
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Compare New York Pass Options and Save

Price starting at US$20
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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 + 102 for Fee)

Likely to sell out
Price starting at US$34
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THE RIDE Bus Tour

NYC Insider Pick
Price starting at US$60
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All Access: 911 Memorial Tour, Museum & Observatory

Bestseller
Price starting at US$100
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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

Likely to sell out
Price starting at US$34
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FREE New York City Walking Tours

FREE New York City Walking Tours

Lance, a New Yorker and stand up comedian, spent several years going on tours and learning the ins and outs of New York City. He realized he could combine his two passions--New York stories and history, and making people laugh--so he launched a walking tour company, and hasn't looked back since.

Choose from several 2 hour walking tours: Diner Tour, From Pushcarts to Gourmet Pickles: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour and Historic Greenwich Village Tour, all of which will leave your head full of new knowledge, trivia, and cool stories, and your belly full of laughs!

Learn More: Pretty Good Tours - FREE NYC Walking Tours

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Fun Things to do in New York in Fall

There is no shortage of fun things to do in Autumn in NYC. Whether it’s biking, sailing, boating, walking, horseback riding or cheering on one of our awesome New York sports teams, you can do it all with the glorious and vibrant colored leaves as your backdrop.

Things to do in New York in Fall

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92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro

Annual Feast of San Gennaro NYC

The San Gennaro Festival
September 13-23, 2018

Looking to experience Little Italy, compare every slice of Pizza in NYC, or have a sausage, onion and pepper’ sandwich? Then the Feast of San Gennaro is for you!

Although it is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro has a huge variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! Check out their site for more on all the kid-friendly activities, eating, maps and entertainment.

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Lincoln Center - Opera, Ballet, NY Philharmonic, Jazz, Broadway

You really haven't been to NYC until you experience THE beating heart of our Arts & Culture scene, Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, NYC Ballet, Julliard School, Broadway and so much more. See what NYC's (always amazing) classic cultural scene has to offer while you are here.

Lincoln Center NYC

More: Lincoln Center Venue Guide

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Ongoing New York City Events September

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NYC Festivals, Fairs and Parades Fall

NYC Festivals Fairs Parades Fall

Fall is chock full of Festivals, Fairs and Parades in NYC, so many, that we’ve created a whole guide just for Festivals, Fairs and Parades in New York City. Some of the awesome events include:

  • Annual Feast of San Gennaro
  • African American Day Parade
  • New York Film Festival
  • New York City Wine and Food Festival
  • New York Television Festival
  • New Yorker Festival
  • CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival

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Fashion Week in NYC

Fashion Week in NYC by Mercedes-Benz

Spring/Summer: September 6-14, 2018

Fashion Week provides the world’s top designers an international platform to showcase their collections to more than 100,000 industry insiders from around the world. Dozens of fashion shows and related events are held around the city during New York Fashion Week.

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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit NYC

2018 Fall Show: Labor Day Weekend Sept. 1, 2, 3, and Sept. 8 and 9

Walk around Greenwich Village browsing tons of artwork displayed by original artists. Paintings, sculpture, eco-friendly art and lots of other unique pieces to see or purchase, at far less than gallery prices.

Location: near NYU, University Place from E 10th Street, South along Washington Square Park to W 3rd Street. The South end of the show, Schwartz Plaza, is also known as Bobkin Lane.

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Harvest in the Square, Union Square

Harvest in the Square

Thursday, September 20, 2018 (Tickets on sale July)

Food, Fun and Fundraising. Join Union Square for the 23rd Annual Harvest in the Square, a festive celebration of community and cuisine, and New York’s premier food and wine tasting event featuring over 50 restaurants and 20 wineries. Tickets: harvestinthesquare.nyc

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Things to Do in NYC by Month

Our Event Calendars show you exactly which events occur by day, but our Things to Do monthly guides highlight seasonal tours, bike rides, best time for boat cruises, when to buy tickets, the biggest sales and all the optimal times to do activities by month.

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