Things to Do in September on the UWS

August 31 2018 | The Upper West Side

September marks the official end of summer, the beginning of fall, and the start of colorful foliage in Central Park. Seize the day and the enjoy the comfortable weather before it turns to winter! Here are some upcoming events on the Upper West Side this September.

Summer HD Festival at the Metropolitan Opera

For a casual night at the opera, take advantage of free opera screenings at the Metropolitan Opera during the last days of summer. Running through Sept. 3, opera favorites will be projected outside with seats for 2,800. Un Ballo in Maschera is set for Saturday, Sept. 1; Der Rosenkavalier for Sept. 2, and Madama Butterfly will screen Monday, Sept. 3. Read more.

Oktoberfest in Central Park

It isn’t September without Oktoberfest. Enjoy the seasonal change and fall foliage over a German beer in the best of venues, Central Park. Wash down your favorite German foodfare with a hefty beer at this annual event, complete with live music from Heimat Klänge and The Polka Brothers, among others. General admission is $35 – purchase your tickets ahead of time and check out the 61st Annual German-American Steuben Parade, which starts on Fifth Avenue. Sept. 15 from 1:30 to 7:30 pm.

2018 Global Citizen Festival

Be part of a global movement. This year’s free, annual outdoor concert will host the likes of Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Cardi B, John Legend and more on Sept. 29 in Central Park. The Global Citizen Festival began in 2012 by the Global Poverty Project as a means to put an end to extreme poverty. Last year’s festival welcomed nearly 60,000 visitors. Tickets are monetarily free, but they must be earned! Do your part by downloading the app to see what positive act you can do to help your community.

Artisanal Food Pop-Up

Celebrate all artisanal edibles at this special, seasonal pop-up! Browse countless food options, from vegan cheese to baked goods on Sept. 16 from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Arrive hungry and sample an array of flavors. Held at the Grand Bazaar NYC. See details here.

Check out New Acts at The Beacon Theatre

Located right next door to Hotel Beacon, The Beacon Theatre invites legendary acts to the stage this September. Plan your night out on the Upper West Side ahead of time with a show at this timeless theatre. September will welcome the Godfather of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper, set to perform on Sept. 6; superb theatre acoustics will be put to full use by Jethro Tull, set for Sept. 11; American folkie Joan Baez will perform two shows at the theatre Sept. 21 and 22. Check here for the full calendar.


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