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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - September 6-September 8

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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New York City takes its seasonal specials and holidays seriously. City Guide's got all the latest and greatest news on the holiday events and specials coming up in New York City this weekend. From scoping out the windows at Saks Fifth Avenue during the Christmas season to catching a round of fireworks on the Hudson on the Fourth of July, you won't want to miss a thing. If there was ever a city that knew how to celebrate the season, it's the Big Apple. Here are all the holidays and specials in New York City going on this weekend. Don't skip a beat!

Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
September 06, 2019 - New York

A stunning and lavish musical based on the popular film by Baz Luhrmann. Enter a world of glamour and spectacle. An arena where bohemian artists, aristocrats and some of the more, well, enterprising members of society gather to rub elbows, discover freedom, seek truth, and most of all, find love. Set in turn of the century Paris, in the Montmartre Quarter Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the story of the ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian, and a dazzling, entrancing, Satine, the woman he falls desperately in love with. Their lives intertwine at the popular nightspot Moulin Rouge, which is thick with many characters from all corners of society including the wealthy and entitled Duke of Monroth, who believes he can buy anything he wants, including love. With a score that features mashups of some of the most beloved popular music of the past 50 years, stunning set design and elaborate choreography, the audience is certain to have an evening to remember. Cast includes Tony winner Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah, Ricky Rojas, Robyn Hurder and Tam Mutu. John Logan wrote the book. Alex Timbers direct and choreography by Sony... (read more)

Couture Fashion Week NY - 4W43 Building
September 06, 2019 - New York

Couture Fashion Week New York. 30th Season! Three days of couture and luxury fashion shows presenting exceptional designers from around the globe, world-class entertainment, red carpet and parties. Three show times each day with different designers at each show. General Seating, Front Row and all-day Platinum VIP tickets available. Experience an unforgettable celebration of fashion and style during NY Fashion Week.

WBLS's Circle of Sisters Returns to NYC with Maxwell, The Exonerated 5, Dapper Dan, Naturi Naughton, Larenz Tate and More - Jacob Javits Center
September 07, 2019 - New York

The annual Circle of Sisters Expo returns to the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the day concludes at 10:00 p.m. The signature event is a must-attend destination featuring celebrities, musical performances, engaging seminars, empowering panels, and a curated marketplace. Produced by NYC’s leading radio stations WBLS and WLIB, Circle of Sisters is the premier expo in the Tri-State celebrating and uniting Black Women and their families. This year’s lineup includes Grammy award-winning singer Maxwell, who will hit the main stage for a one-on-one conversation, and R&B singer Brian McKnight, who will headline the performance stage. The day will also include a star-studded POWER panel featuring the hit series’ cast members Naturi Naughton and Larenz Tate to discuss the ground-breaking show and what’s next for them. Also on the main stage will be a special recognition honoring The Exonerated 5: Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise in their journey to vindication as portrayed in Ava DuVernay's Netflix series When They See Us, The Central Park 5. Circle of Sisters also feat... (read more)

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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New York Craft Brewers Festival: Long Island - Belmont Park
September 07, 2019 - Elmont

Enjoy unlimited samples from your favorite NYS craft breweries, from all over the state. The 1st annual New York Craft Brewers Festival - Long Island takes place on Saturday, September 7th, at the famous Belmont Park Racetrack in Elmont, NY. In this unique venue, attendees will enjoy unlimited samples from more than 60 New York State Breweries from every region of the state.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Weekend Walk 2019 - Chinatown Weekend Walk
September 07, 2019 - New York

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects. This is an outdoor event, rain or shine.

Chuseok Korean Moon Festival - Queens Bontanical Garden
September 07, 2019 - Flushing

The Korean American Harvest Festival Committee presents the 37th Annual Chuseok Korean Moon Festival at Queens Botanical Garden. Celebrating South Korean culture, and riding the globally popular "Korean Wave" of pop culture, this event features musical entertainment with K-pop performances, Korean products, food vendors, and more!

Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
September 07, 2019 - New York

A stunning and lavish musical based on the popular film by Baz Luhrmann. Enter a world of glamour and spectacle. An arena where bohemian artists, aristocrats and some of the more, well, enterprising members of society gather to rub elbows, discover freedom, seek truth, and most of all, find love. Set in turn of the century Paris, in the Montmartre Quarter Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the story of the ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian, and a dazzling, entrancing, Satine, the woman he falls desperately in love with. Their lives intertwine at the popular nightspot Moulin Rouge, which is thick with many characters from all corners of society including the wealthy and entitled Duke of Monroth, who believes he can buy anything he wants, including love. With a score that features mashups of some of the most beloved popular music of the past 50 years, stunning set design and elaborate choreography, the audience is certain to have an evening to remember. Cast includes Tony winner Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah, Ricky Rojas, Robyn Hurder and Tam Mutu. John Logan wrote the book. Alex Timbers direct and choreography by Sony... (read more)

The Be Kind Festival - Three Heads Brewing
September 07, 2019 - Rochester

All Ages Come join us for the second annual Be Kind Festival, brought to you by Rochester Network Supply, Inc.! Happening on September 7th, this all day benefit show brings together some of Rochester's most talented and driven organizations, and showcases their work. There will be music, food, raffles, VIP experiences, tabling from the orgs, and so much more!

New York Craft Brewers Festival - Belmont Park
September 07, 2019 - Elmont

In the Spirit of Oktoberfest, a Traditional German Celebration of Beer and Countrymen Will Be Held with over 150 Styles of Craft Beer Featuring Many NJ Breweries.

LES Chinatown Stop 'N' Swap - Chinatown Mid-Autumn Weekend Walk
September 07, 2019 - Manhattan

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects. This is an outdoor event, rain or shine.

Couture Fashion Week NY - 4W43 Building
September 07, 2019 - New York

Couture Fashion Week New York. 30th Season! Three days of couture and luxury fashion shows presenting exceptional designers from around the globe, world-class entertainment, red carpet and parties. Three show times each day with different designers at each show. General Seating, Front Row and all-day Platinum VIP tickets available. Experience an unforgettable celebration of fashion and style during NY Fashion Week.

The Sunday Matinee - Coney Island Museum
September 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world. Admission is only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 online, or at the door. 75 tickets sold per performance. Advance online purchase recommended. There are no extra fees for online purchases.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
September 08, 2019 - New York

A stunning and lavish musical based on the popular film by Baz Luhrmann. Enter a world of glamour and spectacle. An arena where bohemian artists, aristocrats and some of the more, well, enterprising members of society gather to rub elbows, discover freedom, seek truth, and most of all, find love. Set in turn of the century Paris, in the Montmartre Quarter Moulin Rouge! The Musical tells the story of the ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian, and a dazzling, entrancing, Satine, the woman he falls desperately in love with. Their lives intertwine at the popular nightspot Moulin Rouge, which is thick with many characters from all corners of society including the wealthy and entitled Duke of Monroth, who believes he can buy anything he wants, including love. With a score that features mashups of some of the most beloved popular music of the past 50 years, stunning set design and elaborate choreography, the audience is certain to have an evening to remember. Cast includes Tony winner Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah, Ricky Rojas, Robyn Hurder and Tam Mutu. John Logan wrote the book. Alex Timbers direct and choreography by Sony... (read more)

Autumn Moon Festival - Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
September 08, 2019 - Staten Island

Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, tours, storytelling, demonstrations of martial arts, food, Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival! *New this year: a lion dance from the Shaolin Kung Fu Temple of Staten Island!* The Autumn Moon Festival spotlights Snug Harbor’s New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden and celebrates the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, which dates back to at least 2000 B.C. Join us for this fabulous cultural event! New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 BUY TICKETS HERE: https://snug-harbor.org/event/autumnmoon2019/ $10 admission | $9 students/seniors | $8 Snug Harbor Members Featuring entertainment by: SI Shaolin Kung Fu Temple – Lion Dance Staten Island Chinese Society – Dance and entertainment Happy Music DJ Qipao Society – Show and traditional dances NYC Winter Lantern Festival – Lantern giveaway The Autumn Moon Festival is made possible by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative of the New York City Council, with additional funding provided by Bank of Ameri... (read more)

Made in NYC – Anniversary Celebration - Grand Bazaar NYC
September 08, 2019 - New York

Let's keep our city creative and vibrant by supporting local makers! We're dedicating our 3rd anniversary to celebrate the City's many talented independent artists, designers, craft-makers, and artisanal food entrepreneurs. Discover and meet 100+ incredibly creative and passionate local makers in one place, indoors and outdoors. Some are established artisan, and others are young aspiring designers, makers, entrepreneurs and chefs. We believe every purchase made at the Bazaar keeps the makers dreams alive and helps keep New York City creative and vibrant. All while supporting our social cause of being the funding source for four local public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children with much needed enrichment programs.

Ferragosto Festival 2019 - Bronx Little Italy - Arthur Avenue
September 08, 2019 - Bronx

The Belmont BID is set to host its annual Ferragosto, a chance for people to experience first-hand the neighborhood’s old-world charm and tradition of good taste, including fine-dining restaurants, hand-made and imported Italian products and so much more. For over 20 years, the merchants of Bronx Little Italy have banded together to keep this lively Italian tradition alive by engaging visitors in Italian culture, traditions, music, and of course, the greatest Italian food and drinks. Scheduled to perform this year are: Elio Scaccio, Natalie Pinto - International Vocalist, Ragdoll (Frank Valli & The Four Seasons tribute band), and RockSteady! Commedia Dell'Arte will also be performing comedic acts throughout the festival. For more information on the event, entertainment schedule and more, please visit www.Ferragosto.com.

Couture Fashion Week NY - 4W43 Building
September 08, 2019 - New York

Couture Fashion Week New York. 30th Season! Three days of couture and luxury fashion shows presenting exceptional designers from around the globe, world-class entertainment, red carpet and parties. Three show times each day with different designers at each show. General Seating, Front Row and all-day Platinum VIP tickets available. Experience an unforgettable celebration of fashion and style during NY Fashion Week.

FAD Market: September Issue - City Point
Through September 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

FAD Market – a curated fashion, art and design pop-up marketplace - returns for a fall season at Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point. The September Issue market will feature makers celebrating the things that make September one of the most exciting months of the year: from New York Fashion Week, to Back to School, to the start of the city’s best season. Come check out over 50 talented vendors selling a curated selection of apparel, jewelry, bath and body care, paper goods, tableware, home furnishings and more. Meet the makers behind some of the most exciting new brands and stock up on everything you need to start the fall season in style. Free admission. Open to all ages. Visit fadmarket.co for more details.

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair - Brooklyn Expo Center
Through September 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Saturday, September 7th noon-7pm Bagels and Books Preview – Saturday 10am-noon to benefit Rare Book School Scholarships Sunday September 8th – 11am-5pm The country's largest regional antiquarian book fair comes to Brooklyn each fall. The 5th edition of BABF will bring more than 100 quality antiquarian book, print, photo, autograph and ephemera dealers from all over the world.. Whether you are looking for a book for under $50 to start a collection or a rare signed first edition, you'll find those and so much more at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair - Brooklyn Expo Center
Through September 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

On September 7th and 8th, 2019, the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair will return to the Brooklyn Expo Center for the sixth straight year. Since Brooklyn is a recognized hub of underground culture, this year the Fair will focus on subculture and a number of new trends in collecting. Among the topics are magic, mysticism, witchcraft, underground fanzine culture and more. The Fair features 110 dealers displaying over 50,000 items for sale including vintage books, vernacular photography, and rare paper, prints and ephemera – all priced from under $50 to many thousands of dollars. There will be something for everyone – from the seasoned collector to the first-timer. But that’s not all. The Fair will also present two exclusive art exhibitions, ten seminars and a free-of-charge appraisal clinic. And proof that Antiquarian Book Fairs are not just for the older set, unique one-of-a-kind items such as a first edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, one of only 5,150 copies in wrappers, will be on display and on sale. More one of a kind items can be found at this preview link: https://www.brooklynbookfair.com/2019-gallery. Harry Potter books, seminars on collecting grimoires (sp... (read more)

New York Fashion Week powered by The SOCIETY - Broad Street Ballroom
Through September 08, 2019 - New York

Join us for New York Fashion Week powered by The SOCIETY, for the best touring Fashion Experience that is transforming the industry with the leading Fashion Designers, Entertainment, and Production all under one roof for an unforgettable experience! Register to receive one of fashion's most coveted invites, a night surround by Industry Professionals, Fashion Designers, Models, and more. Guests will have access to exclusive, on-site hospitality, gain unmatched insider extras, and more. The SOCIETY is a globally renowned fashion production company and one of the largest brands within PLATOON Entertainment's scope of events and productions. Their staple of events include New York, Los Angeles, London, and Dallas Fashion Weeks in addition to Miami Swim Week. Known for pushing the boundaries of what can be accomplished, as well as continually developing new innovations such as Shoppable Video, their shows have quickly become an Internationally acclaimed experience. Ticket Types: - All Access VIP - All Access General Admission - New York Fashion Week Kick Off Party - Front Row VIP - General Admission Prices: Fashion Trade Show - Floor Access: USD 0.00 All Access VIP Ticke... (read more)

The Shops at Nanuet Carnival - The Shops at Nanuet
Through September 08, 2019 - Nanuet

This family-friendly event features midway rides for all ages from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, carnival games and favorite fair food. Carnival parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on site. Online pre-sale ride wristbands are $20 each, 2 wristbands for $35, or a Family 4 Pack (2 adult and 2 child wristbands) for $60. (Pre-sale ends at 5 pm Thurs., Sept. 5.) Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30 for 20 tickets, or $60 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food. Carnival hours are 5 to 10 pm Thursday, 5 to 11 pm Friday, noon to 11 pm Saturday, and noon to 10 pm Sunday. For more information, call 866-666-3247.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Pollinator Pals - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 08, 2019 - Bronx

he garden is a-buzz with our favorite insects: pollinators! Learn all about the relationships between a flower's life cycle and bees, bugs, and butterflies. Explore an apiary and taste local honey. Each season offers a new theme to investigate through hands-on activities and take-home projects at the Edible Academy!

Theater for the New City's Dream up Festival 2019 - Theater For the New City
Through September 15, 2019 - New York

The festival is available to both performance groups and individuals. Plays, dance theater, solo works, and interdisciplinary material will all be welcome so long as they can co-exist in repertory with other productions in the festival lineup. Technical requirements and the use of production effects will need to be limited. Scenic elements are welcome but one or more of these elements will have to be used in an inventive way.

Kids Create like Burle Marx! - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 20, 2019 - Bronx

Kids channel their innate curiosity and creativity as they learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists like Burle Marx. In the Children's Adventure Garden, they can start their own indoor garden by potting up a fantastic philodendron plant, design a playful sculpture inspired by the bold colors and geometric shapes used by Burle Marx, and compare plants growing in the Bronx and Brazil to understand more about plant diversity.

Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 29, 2019 - Bronx

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–94) was a force of nature in Brazil—through his bold landscapes, vibrant art, and passionate commitment to plant conservation. His powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during our Garden-wide exhibition of lush gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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Putting down Roots: Celebrating 30 Years of Bronx Green-Up - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 29, 2019 - Bronx

NYBG's community gardening outreach program is commemorating its 30th anniversary with a photo exhibition in Ross Gallery. Bronx Green-Up supports more than 200 local greening groups, schools, and community organizations in their missions to improve their neighborhoods through greening projects. In honor of this anniversary, four teen photographers from the Bronx Documentary Center's Bronx Junior Photo League document the activity of these organizations, from planting, weeding, and composting to harvest and celebration. Their dynamic photographs celebrate the community-building and activism taking place all across our borough.

HAUS VON M POPUP Opening Event - Le Board SOHO
Through October 03, 2019 - New York

Join us for the opening night event on September 3rd of HAUS VON M- the future of sustainable luxury travel wear designed for the modern urban nomads. Made of sustainable luxury Italian wool blends, waterproof and windproof, HAUS VON M made its name by its versatile and stylish trench coats - any outfit will feel infinitely chicer. Spotted first during Milan Fashion Week, this trench coat line was voted by editors as one of the best street styles and featured on Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and ELLE. Visit us at www.hausvonm.com or @hausvonm

Edible Academy Fresh from the Garden Tastings - New York Botanical Garden
Through November 03, 2019 - Bronx

Cooking demonstrations, presented by Whole Foods Market®, encourage families to get hands-on with healthy cooking. New recipes featuring plants grown in the Edible Academy are offered each week. Edible Academy staff will demonstrate family-friendly recipes using seasonal vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Kids and adults alike will learn how garden-to-table cooking is not only nutritious, but fun, too.

Daniel Buren on the High Line - The High Line
Through March 01, 2020 - New York

High Line presents En Plein Air, a group exhibition that broadens and challenges historical ideas of outdoor painting. The exhibition is on view along the length of the park from April 2019 to March 2020. It will bring together work by eight artists, including French artist Daniel Buren, who will string his signature stripe piece The Gardland over the elevated walkway


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