Things to do in NYC this weekend: Sept. 19-22 (some are free!)

Kimberly Dole
September 19, 2019 - 2:30 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  The temperature has cooled down but your weekend can still be hot! Here's how you can make some plans to relax with the best food, drinks, shows and music the area has to offer. Skip surfing the internet because 1010 WINS has your weekend plans here:


Photoville returns to Brooklyn for its eight year this weekend. Its' New York City’s free premier photo destination that's built from repurposed shipping containers.

It features more than 90 indoor and outdoor exhibitions, as well as over 30 panels, workshops, night time projections .

Located in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, it’s directly underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO and not only has beautiful exhibitions, but exquisite views.

Where: Brooklyn Bride Plaza

When: Sept. 19 -20 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sept. 21 - 22 12p.m. - 8 pm.

Cost: Free


Feast of San Gennaro

Out-of-towners and locals alike flood the streets of Little Italy for the annual Feast of San Gennaro 2019. Every year, guests can eat delicious food, watch colorful parades and see the statue of San Gennaro. Although the Feast of San Gennaro is a celebration to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, the festival is known for the festive atmosphere, music and a cannoli eating contest.

Where: Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets, Manhattan 

When: September 12 -22 

Cost: Free

Feast of San Gennaro

OktoberFest NYC

There are lots of reasons to love Oktoberfest: the lederhosen, the beer, the pretzels, the stein holding contests. No need to travel to Munich this year, experience Oktoberfest in New York!

Authentic German beer will be flowing, complimented by traditional Oktoberfest food and fun for the entire family. Enjoy the festivities at our 3,500 square foot venue which features amazing views of the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges and Brooklyn skyline. Free with RSVP!

Where: Watermark - Pier 15, 78 South Street

When: Saturday, Sept. 21-22, 11a.m. - 12a.m.

Cost: Free with RSVP

Oktober-fest NYC

Brooklyn Book Festival

Bookworms of all ages, this one's for you. The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. You can find an array of national and international literary stars as well as emerging authors.

The Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages.

Where: Varies

When: Saturday Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, 10a.m. – 6p.m. 

Cost: Free  

Brooklyn Book Festival


Fill your belly at the largest weekly open-air food market in America. Choose from 100 local vendors—Saturdays on the Williamsburg waterfront and Sundays in beautiful Prospect Park. These small vendors from all over will satisfy any foodie with items like the ramen burger, mozzarella sticks and many, many more. 

Where: Westfield World Trade Center - Oculus Plaza, East River State Park - 90 Kent Ave. (at N. 7 St.) Brooklyn, Prospect Park - East Drive at Lincoln Rd. Brooklyn

When: WTC - Friday, Sept. 20, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Williamsburg - Saturday, Sept. 21, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Prospect Park, Sunday, Sept. 22, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Cost: Free  


92Y Presents Street Fest 2019

The 92nd Street Y brings its famous programs out onto Lexington Avenue for New Yorkers of all ages to enjoy. Now in its 26th year, the free outdoor event offers free dance and fitness classes, health screenings, performances and a wide range of family-friendly activities.

Enjoy performances at the main stage (at 90th Street and Lexington Avenue) from the casts of Broadway productions like "Beetlejuice," "Chicago," "Mean Girls," "Tootsie," and "Waitress." Kids can enjoy free activities throughout the day like a Ninja Warrior obstacle course and the New York Knicks’ 7th Ave Squad will be present with a team prize wheel, giveaways and offering basketball pointers at the pop-a-shot machine.

Where: Lexington Ave. between 79th and 94th Streets

When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

92y Street Fest Twitter


Lizzo has been making a big splash in the music scene lately. Her "Cuz I Love You Too Tour" comes to Radio City music Hall and it's guaranteed to be a high energy and so much fun. Bring a friend and sing along to her catchy tunes like her hit single, "Truth Hurts". 

Where: Radio City Music Hall 

When: Sun Sept 22

Cost: Tickets start at $65

House of YES Block Party

An outdoor-indoor Art Party in celebration of creation in all its forms! Join us on Sunday September 22 for a Block Party on Jefferson Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues. Explore installations, performances, experiences and live art - outside and inside of House of Yes!

Where: House of YES

When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Cost: Free

House of Yes Facebook

JAPANFes Konamon Street Food Festival and Competition 

JAPANFes will host a Konamon Competition on September 21st & 22nd. 9 of the top Japanese "flour food" chefs — half from Japan, half from NY — will face off in a blaze of sesame oil! Festival goers will crown konamon shops with the best of the best Japanese foods. If you are Osaka street food literate, you are probably familiar with konamon — or Japanese flour food — which includes the foodie cult favorite okonomiyaki ("Japanese pizza") and takoyaki (bite-size balls filled with octopus). Die-hard street food aficionados can save themselves a round-trip ticket to Osaka and experience the best in authentic Konamon. Cooking competition junkies will not want to miss the flour food equivalent of Iron Chef: New York versus Japan.

Where: Between 8th Ave & 15-16 St

When: Sept. 21 - 22, 10a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

JapanFes Facebook

 Hair: Presented by Academy at Metrograph

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of United Artists  and the 40th anniversary of the film "Hair", the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding a special screening of the movie. The Golden Globe-nominated musical celebrates the hippie culture of 1970s New York and is scored to classic tunes like “Aquarius,” “Let the Sunshine In,” and the anthemic, rave-up title song.

Where: No 7 Ludlow Street

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 5 p..m.

Cost: $15

Academy At Metrograph

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