What To Do in New York City This September

Maggie Klimuszko | September 3, 2019 | Lifestyle

Nine things to do to kick off fall in New York City this September.

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The New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C

9/4
Couture Council Luncheon
The Museum at FIT hosts its annual Couture Council Luncheon honoring Christian Louboutin. Co-chaired by Melissa Mafrige Mithoff and Amelia Ogunlesi, the benefit heralds the arrival of New York Fashion Week. Fashion membership from $350, David H. Koch Theater, fitnyc.edu

9/8
Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure
In Komen’s 29 years, more than 400,000 people have raced and raised $80 million to fund national research for a cure and community-based programs that provide breast cancer services for underserved women. $35, Central Park West, race.komennyc.org

9/10
Laureus USA Fashion Show
This show is unlike the typical NYFW runway, trading top models for star athletes. Proceeds from the show directly support Laureus USA’s mission to positively impact the lives of disadvantaged youth in our communities by providing them with high-quality sports programs. Tickets from $500, Mercedes-Benz Manhattan Dealership, laureususa.com

9/11
Salute to Service Gala
Hosted by The Folded Flag Foundation, the gala will honor the fallen U.S. soldiers by providing educational scholarships and grants to spouses and children who have been left behind. Tickets from $1,000, The Plaza Hotel, foldedflagfoundation.org

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Track and field star Kristi Castlin on the runway in Laureus USA’s 2018 show

9/12-22
Feast of San Gennaro
One of New York’s most popular and longest-running street fairs, the Feast of San Gennaro has everything from live music and carnival games to a plethora of food. Every year, millions of people flock to Little Italy to sample delicacies such as fried clams, cannolis and, of course, pizza. Little Italy on Mulberry Street between Houston and Canal streets, and on Grand Street between Mott and Baxter streets, nycgo.com

9/22-23
Fall Music Fest
Catch your favorite tunes and discover some new ones at the 2019 Fall Music Fest with several celebrated NYC bands including Grayhunter, The Waters Project, Above the Moon and many more. Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park, eventbrite.com

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The cast of Porgy and Bess at The Met Opera

9/23-2/1
Porgy and Bess
Returning to the stage after almost 30 years, James Robinson’s lively production will have viewers swooning with music, dancing and a plot that inspires both laughter and tears. Tickets from $51, Metropolitan Opera House, metopera.org

9/26
NYCB Fall Gala
Dance late into the night at the New York City Ballet’s biggest event. Hosted by Ruinart Champagne, the black-tie affair will begin with a cocktail hour and a one-night-only stage performance featuring two world premieres, followed by a decadent dinner and, of course, dancing. Chairman’s Circle table of 10 $150,000, David H. Koch Theater, nycballet.com

9/27-10/13
New York Film Festival
A focal point of New York culture since 1969, the New York Film Festival debuts the latest and most prestigious cinematic works from around the world. The 57th annual festival includes a lineup of special events, filmmaker talks and panel discussions that will accompany the never-before-seen films. VIP passes from $5,000, Lincoln Center, filmlinc.org



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Photography by: porgy and bess photo © Tristram Kenton/courtesy of the met opera; fashion photo by NOAM GALAI/courtesy of Laureus USA and Montblanc; nycb photo by Paul Kolnik