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Live Music

September is continuing this summer’s trend of constant excellent live concerts! Madison Square Garden will be hosting John Mayer on 9/6, Tyler The Creator on 9/12 and Billy Joel on 9/27. The PlayStation Theater in Times Square will be hosting Tom Delonges Angels & Airwaves project on 9/17 and Terminal 5 will be featuring Canadian Punk Rock up and comers, Pup on 9/11. Chris Brown will be performing at the Barclays Center on September 4th and Lil Wayne will be joining Blink 182 at the Barclays Center as well on September 20th. For Additional Inquiries and Tickets please see your Concierge.

NYC Fashion Week

The beginning of September marks a big series of events in NYC: The legendary Fashion Week where some of the most revered and elite designers and clothing companies unveil their newest lines and designs for the coming season. While Fashion Week runs from September 6th to the 14th- the shows themselves are scattered between various venues with a detailed scheduled available here. For additional details please see the Concierge.

Vendy Awards

A celebration of food trucks and all of the delicious and cheap eats offered throughout NYC taking place yet again at Governor’s Island on September 21st from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The best mobile food across the boroughs including past contenders such as Bengali specialties, Indonesian coconut cakes, Halal and countless others will duke it out for the prestigious Vendy Cup, as well as wins in categories like Best Dessert, Best Rookie, and Best Breakfast. For additional details please see your Concierge or visit the Vendy Website.

West Indian Day Parade

The West Indian Day Parade and carnival, the culmination of New York Caribbean Carnival Week, is consistently one of the best things to do over the summer. Spend Saturday and Sunday milking what's left of summer at one of New York's beaches, then use Monday to fully immerse yourself in rich Caribbean culture and heritage. The seven-hour New York carnival, steel-pan and calypso bands in elaborate costumes march down Eastern Parkway, and vendors sell homestyle island grub along the route in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The parade starts at Schenectady Avenue and ends at Grand Army Plaza. Please see your Concierge for Additional Information.

Local Lower East Side

The Hester Street Fair will be holding it’s Vintage Day on September 14th to add to the Lower East Side flea that hosts one of Manhattan’s best collections of vendors, with more upstarts joining the fray every week. Standouts from recent years that have gotten their start at the fair include Macaron Parlour, Petee’s Pie Company, Melt Bakery, La New Yorkina, Arancini Bros and Cheeky Sandwich. One of the best local fairs for a smorgasbord of local eateries! On September 7th, The Burglary on Clinton Street will be hosting the Lower East Side Prohibition Pub Crawl in which you can learn the history of Bootlegging in the 1920s while partaking in the party as well! On September 19th the SHIN Gallery will be holding it’s Night of the Galleries which takes place after they have closed to the public, featuring works from Perrotin, Shin Gallery and ABXY. For any additional information, please see your Concierge.

Oktoberfest

The traditional and autumnal festival is celebrated all over the United States by drinking copious amounts of beer, sporting lederhosen, munching on pretzels, and doing some polka dancing and merrymaking and the festivities will be centered at 78 South St this year on September 13th through the 15th and again on September 28th and 29th! You can visit the website for information or see your Concierge for further information.

Graff Tours

We’ve partnered with graffiti tour company Graff Tours to bring you a unique new way to experience the Lower East Side neighborhood and its vibrant street art scene. Sign up at our concierge desk for a tour, a graffiti lesson with a local artist, or both!

The 90 minute tour starts with a visit to Jean-Michel Basquiat's old studio and the old home of The CBGB Rock Venue, then winds through the Centre-fuge Art Project that is using the New York City Subway as its canvas and finishes where Keith Haring once stood underneath Manhattan's largest street art mural.

If you opt for the lesson, you’ll learn tips and techniques of aerosol art from an authentic NYC graffiti artist. This unique hands-on lesson allows you to create your own art project to take home at the end of the experience. Paint, canvas, and gloves are all provided.

Tour ( $150 for up to 5 people), Daily at 1pm*
Meeting Location: Meet at Think Coffee 1 Bleecker St. in Manhattan Northwest Corner of Bleecker St. and The Bowery . The tour ends where it begins.
Lesson ($150 for up to 5 people), Daily at 3pm
Meeting Location: First Street Green Park located on first street between First and Second Avenue.
Tour & Lesson ($250 for up to 5 people)

*The Tour start time can also be tailored upon request.

FOR EVEN MORE DETAILS, CONTACT THE CONCIERGE AT #2935 OR (NYC@IHG.COM)