Events in New York September 2018

Events in New York – September 2019 Edition

September is probably the best time to visit New York! Not only because the extreme summer heat is fading (itโ€™s still warm though!), but also because of the many free events New York offers in September 2019.

Because of Labor Day (September 2nd), an annual national holiday in honors of the US labor movement, the city celebrates the diversity of the USA with a colorful month-long carnival! From Brazilian festivals, to Caribbean carnivals, the traditional Labor Day Parade, Italian Feasts and the Oktoberfest. The best part: Almost all events in New York in September 2019 are for free!

Obviously, September is also dedicated to the remembrance of the 9/11 tragedy. On September 11th, the Tribute in Light art installation will be illuminated at the Memorial Plaza. The gigantic light columns represent the location of the Twin Towers before 9/11.

Top events in New York in September 2019


US Open 2018


What? US Open 2019

When? August 26 – September 8, 2019

Where? Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Map)

Free? No


Description: Be part of the most famous tennis tournament of the world and watch tennis superstars like Serena Williams and Roger Federer compete for the most prestige trophy and prize money ($57 MILLION in 2019!).


Brazilian Day New York 2018


What? Brazilian Day New York 2019

When? September 1, 2019

Where? West 46th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue

Free? Yes


Description: Labor Day arrives loud and colorful with the annual Brazilian Day in Midtown Manhattan. Enjoy various Brazilian music acts, parades and food markets offering the nation’s best specialties.




Caribbean Carnival Parade New York 2018


What? Caribbean Carnival Parade New York 2019

When? September 2, 2019

Where? 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn (Map)

Free? Yes


Description: The actual Labor Day on September 2 will be celebrated with a gigantic Caribbean Carnival Parade. See exotic dancers with the most glamorous costumes and get lost in the rhythm of traditional Caribbean music.


New York Fashion Week 09:2018


What? New York Fashion Week (Fall 2019)

When? September 7 – September 13, 2019

Where? Various locations throughout NYC

Free? No


Description: Fashionistas attention. The New York Fashion Week in Fall is probably one of the hottest events in New York in September 2019. Pack your flyest outfit and mingle with the trendiest fashion blogger and newcomer designer!


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NYC Labor Day Parade 2018


What? NYC Labor Day Parade 2019

When? September 7, 2019

Where? 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 67th Street

Free? Yes


Description: The official Labor Day Parade 2019 is a must-see while you are in New York City! Various teams are marching with drums and trumpets through Midtown Manhattan and cover the city center with lots of balloons and confetti in celebration of Labor Day. This eye-catching event is also perfect for kids! The parade starts at 10 AM.


Tribute in Light 2018


What? Tribute in Light 2019

When? September 11, 2019

Where? Memorial Plaza (Map)

Free? Yes


Description: While September is generally a loud month of celebration in New York, the city takes a break from all the parties on September 11 in order to remember the 9/11 attack and its victims. Join the Tribute in Light art installation at the Memorial Plaza and show your compassion with the victims and their families.


Feast of San Gennaro 2018


What? Feast of San Gennaro 2019

When? September 12 – September 22, 2019

Where? Little Italy (Map)

Free? Yes


Description: The cultural diversity carnival month September wouldnโ€™t be the same without an Italian festival. The annual Fest of San Gennaro takes place in Little Italy and offers everything from religious processions to food markets with the best pizzas and pasta dishes you can find in New York, as well as a cannoli-eating contest. #carbsarelife


Steuben Parade 2018


What? Steuben Parade 2019

When? September 21, 2019

Where? 5th Avenue from 65th Street to 86th Street

Free? Yes (Grandstand Tickets: $15)


Description: Eating Bratwurst and drinking Beer while listening to trumpet sounds is one of your favorite activities? If you answered with yes, then this event in New York in September 2019 is truly made for you. During the traditional German Steuben Parade, Manhattan turns into a โ€œLittle Germanyโ€ with a parade featuring marching bands, dance groups in Dirndl and more. Oโ€™Zapft is at 12 PM!


Museum Day Live 2018


What? Museum Day Live 2019

When? September 21, 2019

Where? Museums throughout NYC

Free? Yes


Description: Once a year, multiple museums are participating in the annual Museum Day Live event. One ticket provides free admission for two people to any registered museum. Tickets are available to download on the website starting August 15, 2019.


New York Film Festival 2018


What? New York Film Festival (NYFF) 2019

When? September 27 – October 13, 2019

Where? Locations throughout NYC

Free? No


Description: As we are approaching fall, the events in New York in September 2019 are getting a little bit more cozier. During the 57th New York Film Festival youโ€™ll get to see the greatest art house movies, indie projects and documentaries in various theaters in NYC. Tickets and passes are available from $10.

Now you are fully prepared! We hope you enjoyed our collection of events in New York in September 2019! Whatโ€™s your favorite event? Let us know in the comment section!

Happy Labor Day!

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