September 24 – September 25, 2016 NYC Weekend Guide

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This weekend marks the first official weekend of fall. Although the weather may finally be cooling down a bit, New York City is still red hot with things to see and do! From exploring acclaimed museums to trekking through the outer boroughs and sampling Italian-American culture, there’s certainly no shortage of great events this weekend in the Big Apple. Here’s a quick look at just a few of them worth considering.

Museum Day Live!

Want to explore the city’s top museums? Now’s the perfect chance! Be sure to download a voucher from the famed Smithsonian Institution for two free tickets to more than 20 of the city’s acclaimed museums and cultural institutions. Participating museums include the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Museum, the Morgan Library & Museum and many others!

Feast of San Gennaro

This celebrated Italian-American cultural festival is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Stop by in Little Italy for great food, games, music and much more!


Situated in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, this exhibition is a must for photography fans in New York City. Check out a slew of photography exhibits in Photoville’s pop-up galleries as you take in the skyline views.

Breukelen County Fair

Located at the historic Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, this fun festival offers visitors a chance to wander around a pop-up farmers’ market, enjoy a puppet show and compete in agricultural and crafting events. Music and historic house tours are also available, offering plenty of fun for the whole family!

Flatbush Frolic

This popular street fair offers fun activities, crafts and music. Stop by this Sunday for a great time!

Explore the Outer Boroughs

With the UN General Assembly in town over the weekend, it’s probably a good idea to avoid Midtown. Take the opportunity to rediscover what the outer boroughs have to offer instead. What better time to explore Coney Island, the Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park, the New York Botanical Garden or Brooklyn Bridge Park?