Ah, sweet September – a breath of fresh air after our long, hot summer. Why not take advantage of the wonderful weather to see all the sights and do all the doings available to you in the New York-Metro Area? Here are some highlights:
The U.S. Open – Aug. 29-Sept. 11
Tennis anyone? New York’s most-attended sporting event brings summer 2016 to a celebrity-studded close at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens. Aside from courtside action from the world’s greatest tennis players, enjoy local food trucks and live musicians performing on the grounds. And tell Venus and Serena we said “Hi.” Here’s everything you need to know.
Travel Tip: Park in Midtown Manhattan and then take the No. 7 train to the Willets Point-Shea Stadium Station.
Riverfront Boat Tour – Through Sept. 11
Tired of city life? Get on the river and change your perspective. Boats leave from Newark Riverfront Park and follow the Passaic River to the tip of Newark Bay. They then go back up river, reaching Newark’s edge along the Passaic at the Belleville border. Tours focus on Newark’s historical development, industry and redevelopment of the Riverfront. Boat Tours are twice a day 11AM and 1PM. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-341-8311 to reserve your spot.
Electric Zoo 2016 – Sept. 2-4
Club kids, time to charge up your glow sticks. The Electric Zoo 2016 Festival is set to take over Labor Day weekend, bringing hoards of EDM fans to Randall’s Island for the event’s eighth season. Always wild, it features a wide range of artists, both mainstream and underground. Click here for tickets and info.
West Indian Day Parade – Sept. 5
This seven-hour carnival features steel-pan and calypso bands in elaborate costumes, marching down Eastern Parkway in a show of West Indian Pride. Feast on homestyle island grub along the route in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The fun starts at 11AM. For details about the parade other exciting events leading up to it, click here.
Labor Day Parade – Sept. 10
Not to be confused with the party-filled Labor Day Weekend (which takes place earlier in September), this event actually commemorates the Labor Movement and all it has achieved for ordinary Americans. Organized by the New York City Central Labor Council, the march goes down 5th Avenue, from 44th St to 67th Street, and kicks off at 10AM. Want to take part? Click here for all the info.
Oktoberfest – Sept. 17-Oct. 3
Craving a cold one? Oktoberfest is a beer-lover’s Bavarian bonanza! Enjoy two weeks of drinking some of the best beer, eating the best German food and taking in the best fall foliage at beer gardens and beer halls around New York City. The festivities happen at various locations, but click here for info about one the main events, down at South Street Seaport.
For information on Labor Day events in North Jersey, click here.
Funky Music & Funny People – All Month Long
From Kanye to Adele and Amy Schumer to Louis C.K., September brings superstars from the worlds of music and comedy – not mention circus freaks – to major venues in our area. Check out these amazing events:
- Kanye West – Sept. 5-6, Madison Square Garden
- Beyonce – 7, MetLife Stadium
- Louis C.K. – Sept. 8-15, Madison Square Garden
- Cirque du Soleil Toruk – Sept. 15-18, Prudential Center
- Adele – Sept. 19-26, Madison Square Garden
- Styx – Sept 22, NJPAC
- Salsapalooza – Sept. 26, NJPAC
- Amy Schumer – Sept. 28, Prudential Center
- Billy Joel – Sept. 30, Madison Square Garden
Make sure to reserve the best Madison Square Garden Parking by clicking here.
Click here for the best NJPAC Parking.
For MetLife Stadium Parking, park at Secaucus Junction and take ann NJ Transit train to the stadium.
And for the best Prudential Center Parking, click here.