Events to Kick Off Fall in the City
In September, the city fills up. Everyone comes back from their summer vacations, indoor venues come to life, and people are ready to dine out again. This means one thing, and one thing only: make sure your ready for a packed fall calendar!
September 1st - October 2nd, Jazz at Lincoln Center:
Legendary jazz masters and emerging artists meet in the 7th annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola from September 1st to October 2nd. This dynamic festival includes three special series: Lessons from our Masters, featuring jazz legends; Big Band Mondays, showcasing exciting contemporary big bands; and Flip Side Sessions, which pairs two distinct line-ups led by emerging artists.
©Jazz at Lincoln Center
September 8th, Museum of the City of New York:
Join New York legend and Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, Bob Mankoff for an evening of laughter and creativity at Museum of the City of New York, September 8th. Purchase your tickets here.
©Museum of the City of New York
September 8th, Brooklyn Museum:
DapperQ presents iD: a queer New York Fashion
Week show with independent designers exploring gender diversity and fashion as
a means of resistance. Happy hour hosted by BKM Café and the historic Henrietta Hudson. Expect refreshing mint-infused vodka with basil lemonade and more!
September 9th - January 8th, Asia Society:
Asia Society opens its new exhibit No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, which will be on display until January 8th. The exhibit demonstrates “the encounter between Asian aesthetics and international art movements that came to define postwar abstract painting” (Asia Society). It is the first museum showcase of his work in the United States, so make sure not to miss it! Garden Court Café will be offering Chinese Five Spice Chocolate Pot De Creme as a special dessert created for the event. The bento boxes in the cafe will also be inspired by the Chinese and European influences that characterize Zao Wou-Ki's work, such as a Duck Confit Spring Roll with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce.
©Asia Society, Zao Wou-Ki
September 9th, Brooklyn Academy of Music:
BAMcafé Live reopens for the season! Celebrate with free music, drinks specials and a new small bites menu.
September 10th, Four Freedoms Park:
Enjoy the first hint of fall’s crisp weather outdoors at Four Freedoms Park Conservancy with a free tour of architect Louis Kahn’s optical illusions; see the park from an array of different perspectives and finish your afternoon with lunch from Katchkie Truck!
©Four Freedoms Park
September 25th, Four Freedoms Park:
Later in the month, visit the park again for Kite Flight for Peace Day. Visitors can make and fly their own kites as well as watch American kiteflier and educator Archie Stewart give a kite-flying demonstration. This event is free! More details can be found here.
©Four Freedoms Park
September 14th, The Strand:
Discuss the future of print in today's digital age with a panel of experts at The Strand. The panel includes Michael Bierut, partner at Pentagram, Dan Simon, founder, President and Publisher of Seven Stories Press, Sharon Helgason Gallagher, founder, President and Executive Director of D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, and Paula Cooper, owner and founder of the influential Paula Cooper Gallery as well as co-founder and operator of 192 Books. Purchase your tickets for the panel here.
September 16th, Brooklyn Academy of Music
BAM greets fall with open arms as it reopens its doors! Join us before Holy Body Tattoo’s Monumental to mingle with fellow dance buffs before the performance and enjoy an open beer and wine bar and fresh seasonal snacks. If you haven’t yet, buy your Monumental tickets here.
September 22nd-24th, Jazz at Lincoln Center:
Celebrate live music with the JALC's Season Opening Weekend Performance, Handful of Keys: A Century of Jazz Piano. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is joined by some of today's top pianists to perform the music of piano geniuses including Jelly Roll Morton, Bill Evans, and Dave Brubeck. Special guests range in age from 13-year-old Joey Alexander to 89-year-old Dick Hyman, met in the middle by Myra Melford, Dan Nimmer, Helen Sung, Isaiah J. Thompson, and Larry Willis.
©Jazz at Lincoln Center
September 24th, Wave Hill:
On September 24th, Wave Hill is celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl with a Roald Dahl weekend! This is a perfect opportunity to spend the weekend with the family whether you choose to participate in the nature programs or the family art projects. View the full list of weekend events here. While at the garden, enjoy lunch at Wave Hill Cafe, offering fresh, seasonal dishes.