Fall in Love with NYC’s September Events

Just because summer’s almost over doesn’t mean the fun has to end. New York City offers an array of unique fall festivities that’s guar- anteed to make each day special. From nail-biting tennis matches to top-of-the-line fashion shows, the aptly named City That Never Sleeps provides everything you need to keep those end-of-summer blues at bay.

Tennis fans will have the opportunity to watch some of the world’s greatest tennis professionals in action. Come watch these experts battle it out on the courts at the 2013 US Open Finals at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center located in Queens from August 26-September 9. This perfect combination of entertainment and ath- leticismissuretobeanAceexperience. Takethe 7 train from Grand Central to Mets-Willets Point Station or hail a taxi for a short, 15 minute drive out of Manhattan.

But if you’d rather trade your racquets in for runways, the Big Apple’s annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is certain to bring the fashionista out in everyone. Running September 5-12, come join the world’s top-notch designers as they show- case their Spring 2014 collections at one of the most prestigious events of the year. Bring your camera, as celebrity sightings are not only possible — they’re guaranteed!

For a taste of culture and a bite of history, NYC’s Feast of San Gennaro provides activities that are not only fun, but absolutely free! Known as the most famous religious festival of all time, San Gennaro takes place in the heart of Little Italy and celebrates the Patron Saint of Naples with a vari- ety of games, food, cooking demonstrations, and live musical entertainment. Festivities run from September 12-22. When it comes to cultural events, you can’t get much better than this!

If the art scene is more your style, Brooklyn’s annual DUMBO Arts Festival should be right up your alley. Presenting the best in local, national, and international art, this three-day event returns September 27-29, spanning the DUMBO neighbor- hood between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridg- es. Art buffs can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, as well as the chance to mingle with numerous artists and performers. This is a must-do for any September NYC visit.