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Things to Do in September on the UWS

August 30 2019

September marks the official end of summer, the beginning of fall, and the start of colorful foliage in Central Park. Seize the day and enjoy the sights. Here are some upcoming events on the Upper West Side this September.

Summer HD Festival at the Metropolitan Opera

Sept. 2
For a casual night at the opera, take advantage of free screenings at the Metropolitan Opera during the last days of summer. Running through Sept. 2, opera favorites will be projected outside with seats for 3,000. Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea will be in full transmission in the Josie Robertson Plaza on Sept. 2 at 8pm. See details.

Made in NYC - Grand Bazaar Third Anniversary Celebration

Sept. 8
Discover and meet over 100 passionate local artisans, designers, entrepreneurs and chefs at the Grand Bazaar’s third anniversary celebration on Sept. 8 beginning at 10am. Arrive hungry! Held at the Grand Bazaar NYC. See details here.

Oktoberfest in Central Park

Sept. 21
It isn’t September without Oktoberfest. Enjoy the seasonal change and fall foliage over a German beer in the best of venues, Central Park, on Sept. 21. Wash down your favorite German foodfare with a hefty beer at this annual event, complete with live music. General admission is $35 – purchase your tickets ahead of time and check out the 62nd Annual German-American Steuben Parade, which starts on Fifth Avenue at noon.

Meditation Retreat on the UWS

Sept. 21
Need a break? Connect with yourself with this nearby meditation retreat. From 9am to midnight, participants will practice yoga, meditation, chanting and mindfulness at the New York Chogye Temple on the Upper West Side, located at 42 W. 96th St. Donations accepted. Readmore.

The Global Citizen Festival

Sept. 28
Be part of a global movement. This year’s free, annual outdoor concert will host the likes of Pharrell Williams, Carole King, Alicia Keys and more on Sept. 28 at the Great Lawn 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.


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