Top 10 Activities of September 2018

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Just because summer is winding down does not mean that New York is- New York never slows down, remember? Take a look at the hottest events happening this month.

1.  Oktoberfest in Central Park

September 15th at Rumsey Playfield knows all about the perfect Oktoberfest spread!

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Always wanted to visit Germany but haven’t got the chance? Today you will be able to participate in the closest a New Yorker could get to Oktoberfest here in the city! Enjoy German beer, food, and live music at the Steuben Parade Oktoberfest 2018. Prost!

2.  Sip For the Sea

Date & Time TBD

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This 21 and over festival takes place every year in Central Park Zoo. You must purchase tickets to attend, where you will taste sustainable wines and top-of the line seafood and other high-end foods. Proceeds go towards the New York Aquarium. More information regarding the event can be found on the official website

3. Brooklyn Comedy Festival

September 17 – 23, 2018

Join the both established and up-and-coming performers doing sketch, standup, and improvisation comedy at select venues throughout Brooklyn. You can see what people are saying about it here, but I’m sure that you won’t leave with dry eyes. After all, laughter is the best medicine.

4. Tribute in Light

September 11, 2018
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Be sure to look for the commemorative public art installation that shines every year in remembrance of those who were victims of the 9/11 attack. The Memorial Plaza is open to the public from 3 p.m. to midnight for the viewing of Tribute in Light, but the installation can also be viewed from a 60-mile radius around lower Manhattan. We recommend paying a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum when visiting New York City.

5. Affordable Art Fair

September 26 – 30, 2018

Are you an art junkie? Head to The Metropolitan Pavilion to discover contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from 50 galleries ready to be brought home from $100-$10,000. The Fair also hosts several workshops, so keep an eye on your interests on the main website.

6. New York Film Festival

September 28 – Oct. 14, 2018

This annual, 17 day festival has been featuring both top films and new talent from around the world since 1963. newly restored classics, special events, filmmaker talks, panel discussions, an Avant-Garde showcase, and much more.

7. The Big Chocolate Show

September 29 – 30, 2018

Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, Friends! #nationalchocolateicecreamday

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A chocolate lovers dream comes true during the last weekend of September. Once you purchase tickets for this event, you will be granted with the opportunity to meet some of the greatest chocolatiers, artisans, chefs and pastry chefs from Europe, North & South America and attend live demonstrations, classes and chocolate pairings. For more finger-licking good information, check out the official website

8. Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint

Sunday, September 16, 2018 1-5pm at East River State Park

When the view is as good as the food 🙌🏼 📸@briancantstopeating

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 Experience the 8th annual outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor, where you will be able to sample over 40 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries. Enjoy the cuisine with friends and family among live music performances and much more. Check it out!

9. New York Fashion Week

September 6 – 14, 2018
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It’s all lights, camera, action during Fashion Week here in NYC. Although you may not be in the elite few who are able to get tickets to these runway events, you can certainly keep an eye out for shows open to the public.

10.  The Medieval Festival

September 30, 2018 at Fort Tyron Park

Travel back in time at this free, family-friendly event, where you suddenly fall into a Medieval market town with bright banners, processional flags, authentic medieval music, dancing, magic, minstrels, jugglers and jesters. Everyone is dressed in medieval attire, and you will even get to witness a joust between four knights on horseback. Food, drinks and arts and crafts will be available as well.


If you are interested in finding more to do in New York City, search through our complete range of tours, attractions and activities. We can also tailor-make programs specifically to match your desires and budgets. Harlem Spirituals is the ideal one-stop-shop to simplify your planning! Find more information on or contact us at