New York City in the Fall
The start of fall brings museum exhibitions, festivals and season openings—including those of the New York Philharmonic, Met Opera and New York City Ballet. The Jewish Museum displays rarely seen works of Italian-Jewish artist Amedeo Modigliani, and the Met shows off sculptor Auguste Rodin. Other September picks include the BAM Next Wave Festival, Fashion Week and the New York Film Festival.
US Open Tennis Championships
Aug 28 – Sep 10
The US Open, by far the nation’s biggest tennis tournament, returns to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center August 28 through September 10. The Grand Slam event brings together the world’s best players along with great food, kids’ activities and musical performances, and draws fans from around the globe. Tickets are on sale now. In addition to the tennis, there’s a full slate of free “Fan Week” events, including the US Open Experience in Lower Manhattan. For details on all these festivities and more, visit usopen.org.
Rodin at The Met
Sep 16 – Jan 15, 2018
In honor of the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death, the Met celebrates its historic connections with the sculptor and his work. Among the nearly 60 pieces on display in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Gallery are The Thinker, The Hand of God and The Tempest. Paintings from some of Rodin’s contemporaries and friends, including Claude Monet, will complement the sculptures and some of Rodin’s drawings, prints and letters will be on display in Rodin on Paper, running concurrently.
Spring/Summer Fashion Week
Sep 7 – Sep 13
Fashion Week returns to New York City in September, showcasing looks for the upcoming spring/summer season. Hundreds of thousands of industry insiders will descend upon the City for seven days of shows and presentations by some of the world’s most sought-after designers. Score an invite, and you’ll be able to see the latest runway looks from the likes of Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Rag & Bone and Ralph Lauren. Meanwhile, emerging designers show downtown at MADE Fashion Week.
Labor Day Parade
New York hosted the country’s first major Labor Day parade over a century ago, and it’s a tradition that continues today. This year, the parade will be held on the Saturday after Labor Day, September 9. Festivities begin at 10am at the parade’s old stomping grounds at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street; the procession marches up to 64th Street.
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
Sep 15 – Sep 19
This popular festival, the brainchild of delightfully odd comedian Eugene Mirman and TV producer Julie Smith Clem, returns to Brooklyn for its 10th year. Shows include “These Comedians Would Rather Buy a New Air Conditioner Than Repair Their Old One” and “A Festival That Was Just Supposed to Be a One Year Joke,” plus a special edition of StarTalk Live hosted by physicist-not-comedian Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Kings Theatre.
Brooklyn Book Festival
Sep 11 – Sep 17
Authors and bibliophiles from all over the world congregate for panel discussions and themed readings at one of the City’s largest free literary events. The festival also includes a “Literary Marketplace” showcasing wares from publishers, independent bookstores and nonprofit organizations. A special children’s day takes place during the week, as well.
New York Film Festival
Sep 28 – Oct 15
Since 1963, the New York Film Festival has showcased the latest work from the world’s most esteemed filmmakers—the likes of Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodóvar and Alain Resnais, to name just a few—and has introduced some of the most innovative new voices in cinema to New York City audiences. Organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival presents classics, a full slate of documentaries and full-length features, and other special events.
Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival
Sep 1 – Oct 1
The 2017 lineup of this festival, meant to pass jazz to younger performers and audiences, includes performances by Grassella Oliphant, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bruce Williams, Yasushi Nakamura and the Mambo Legends Orchestra. Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and John Coltrane are among the legends who will be celebrated in song.