September is one of the best times to visit New York and you can check it out below with this list of 10 things to do in September in New York.

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Brazilian Day

Brazilian Day

Brazilian Day – Source

A multitudinous, vibrant and exceptional party. Brazilian Day celebrates Brazil’s Independence, the festival is held on Sixth Avenue between 42nd and 46th streets. This festival is very exciting, thousands of musicians participate in the festival, plus there are dance contests and several food stalls.

The first Brazilian Day in New York was celebrated in 1984, it was created by Joao Matos, leader of the Brazilian community in the United States, with the years the festival has gained popularity and has become a great party in New York.

Labor Day

One of the most important days in all of America! Labor Day dates to 1882. The first Knights of Labor parade was held in 1882, when hundreds of women protested sweatshops and child labor.

Labor Day is a great day to go shopping, this day several stores in New York make discounts of up to 50% on their products, so it is very likely that this day you will find crowds in shopping malls, and how not, if it is a great opportunity to buy in New York.  Labor Day in 2019 will be held on September 2.

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Broadway Week

Broadway Week is an exceptional opportunity to see Broadway musicals at half price, something fantastic and unique you can find in September in New York. For an entire week you will find 2X1 tickets to the best Broadway musicals.

Broadway Week

Broadway Week – Source

Due to Broadway Week’s popularity, tickets usually run out quickly, so we recommend you check the official website to find out when Broadway Week tickets are on sale. There are two annual editions of Broadway Week, one held in January and another in September.

New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is one of the most important events in New York in September, this week, which was created in 1943 and was the first fashion week to be held in the world, is one of the events you cannot miss in New York.

New York Fashion Week – Source

Every year the fashion designers, models. Celebrities, fashion bloggers, photographers meet in New York to mark the start of a new season and present fashion news. An event not to be missed by fashion lovers. New York Fashion Week starts on September 5th and ends on September 12th.

Tribute in Light/11S

In honor of the victims of the Twin Towers bombing, all New York flags fly at half-staff, and in 2019 it is the 18th anniversary of the fateful September 11. On this date there are ceremonies in different churches in New York, as well as in the monuments commemorating the victims of 9/11.

Tribute in Light:11S

Tribute in Light:11S – Source

The Tribute in Light takes place at night in a nearby place where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were, there two lights illuminate the sky in honor of the victims and thousands of people light candles to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2011.  In New York’s Ground Zero, the names of the victims who died on 9/11 are read.

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Feast of San Gennaro

In September you can enjoy one of New York’s most popular and charming festivals, the great Feast of San Gennaro, a celebration where you will connect with the best of Italian culture.

Feast of San Gennaro

Feast of San Gennaro – Source

From 12 to 22 September Italy is taken New York with the Feast of San Gennaro, you will taste the best of Italian food, there will be concerts throughout Little Italy as well as games and competitions, this party is undoubtedly a celebration of Italian culture in all its splendor.

11 days of festivities, parades and food, all this in honor of the patron saint of Naples, St. Gennaro. This year the Feast of San Gennaro celebrates its 93rd edition in New York and is undoubtedly one of the Big Apple’s most important festivals.

New York Film Festival

New York Film Festival is the great opportunity to see films from different corners of the world in New York City. This festival, which is already 57 years old, will be held this year from 27 September and ends on 13 October, as is common in different theatres in the Big Apple, two of them are the Walter Reade Theater and the Howard Gilman Theater.

New York Film Festival

New York Film Festival – Source

During the New York Film Festival there will be different events such as conversations with the directors and actors of the different films that will be presented throughout the festival. The New York Film Festival is also a great opportunity to see new films by world-renowned directors.

Go to a baseball game

In September the U.S. baseball league is at its best of the season, so a great plan to make in New York during September is to go to a baseball game. In the Big Apple you get a chance to see the Yankees or the Mets, two of the most iconic teams in MLB.

Besides being a pretty exciting plan, it’s perfect for a typical day in New York, you’ll eat hot dogs and drink beer while supporting the Yankees or the Mets.

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

This festival is one of the funniest September events in New York. The Medieval Festival brings the spirit of the Middle Ages to the Big Apple with medieval wrestling exhibits, contests, authentic dresses, music, crafts and medieval dances.

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park – Source

This festival is really amazing, it will take place at Fort Tryon Park on September 29th. The festival is held near the famous The Cloisters Museum, one of the places you can’t miss if you’re touring New York.


Photoville is one of the most vibrant festivals you can live in New York, from September 12 to 22, you will have the opportunity to attend this festival that will take place in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of the most beautiful places in the Big Apple and from where you can take spectacular pictures of the city.

A highly recommended festival, there you will be immersed in a great photographic exhibition, undoubtedly one of the best plans to make in New York in September. If you want to know more about the festival here, we share their official website