As New Yorkers return to the city after Labor Day, it may be hard to choose from all the great events launching in the city. Here are some highlights and bonuses for this week.
Monday, September 7th
It’s Labor Day, but it doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do. Head over to Plaza33, the new pedestrian plaza at Penn Station on 33rd Street to take in the first day of live broadcasting of the US Open from 10am to 10pm. The broadcast will continue every day this week until the end of the tournament.
Tuesday, September 8th
At the Museum of the City of New York, author and model Beverly Johnson and Andre Leon Talley will talk about face, race, and power in New York’s fashion industry.
Wednesday, September 9th
Thursday, September 10th
It’s the opening event of Vertical Urban Factory at Industry City Gallery, an exhibition looking at looking at the spaces of production in cities and new paradigms for urban manufacturing.
It’s the first day of New York Fashion Week. Head to the tents at Lincoln Center to scope out the styles heading in and out, or check out the broadcast of runway shows at Plaza 33.
The BEAT Festival (Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theatre) will begin for the fourth consecutive year with events at the Brooklyn Museum, Sunset Park, Downtown Brooklyn and Williamsburg. For our readers, we recommend the events at the Weeksville Heritage Center on the 11th and 12th, and Manufacture New York in Sunset Park on the 18th and 19th.
It’s the last installation of Films on the Green (from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy) this year, with a screening of The Rabbi’s Cat at the lawn in front of Lowe Library at Columbia University.
Friday, September 11th
It’s the anniversary of 9/11. Take our self-guided tour to these 10 World Trade Center artifacts and memorials around New York City. Also look for this year’s Tribute in Light, beaming from just below the World Trade Center site.
Saturday, September 12th
Join the Transit Museum on a walking tour of Gowanus at 6pm.Tiny and little known by comparison with its fellow landmark bridges, the Carroll Street Bridge and its surrounding Gowanus neighborhood is packed with fascinating history – and an unusual city ordinance and resulting penalty still posted on the bridge to this day!
Sunday, September 13th
The 7 line will officially extend to Hudson Yards today, be one of the first to see the new station, and then check out the New York Transit Museum event, Ghosts of the Elevated, a walking tour of stations long gone.