Best NYC Events September 2018: Fashion Week, Food and Film Festivals, and Expos

Looking for events in NYC September 2018? New York is bustling with activity. From the food and film festivals to New York Fashion Week and several expos and fairs, there’s a lot to explore on any budget and some events are free. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events.

The Big Chocolate Show

If you’re a chocolate fan, you’re in for a sweet treat! For a tasting experience you’ll never forget, attend The Big Chocolate Show.

Located at the New Yorker Hotel in Chelsea, the Big Chocolate Show takes place September 29th – 30th. With over 70 different vendors, it’s a chance to meet leading chefs, artisans, and chocolatiers who will have live demonstrations, book signings, and classes. And with all that chocolate, save some room for dessert (oops!). Tickets: Various Prices.

The New York Film Festival

Where would the world be without entertaining films, documentaries, short stories, and reclining, bucket-seats? For the best international films and contemporary content, attend the New York Film Festival.

Located on West 65th Street at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival (NYFF) in its 56th edition occurs September 28th – October 14th. Showcased will be avant-garde projections, short films (narratives, genre stories, and documentaries), and interactive virtual reality storytelling. Tickets for purchase.

New York Vegan Festival

Vegans of the world unite! For the tastiest, meat- and dairy-free delicacies, don’t miss the New York Vegandale Festival.

Located on Randall’s Island, the New York Vegandale Festival is a food and drink festival that takes place from September 29th – 30th from 11am – 7pm at Randall’s Island Park. You can buy all kinds of craft beer, purchase different vegan food dishes, and buy wine from vendors from all over the world, some local. It’s a great way to introduce your palette to new vegan ice creams, zesty vegan pizzas, and finger-licken, southern-fried vegan dishes (yum!). Mark your calendars so you don’t veg-et about it! Attendance: Free.

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New York Fashion Week

For a fashion event that’s “out of this world”, check out the futuristic looks and earth-shattering innovations at this year’s New York Fashion Week.

Located at various NYC locations, New York Fashion Week takes place September 6th – 14th. It’s a time to see all the sights, models, celebrities, and designers as the spring collections are unveiled. Expect a lot in wearable technology and for virtual reality to be showcased in several of the fashion shows. With invitation-only events, there are various showings that will be open to the public. Strike a pose! Tickets for purchase.

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LGBT Expo – NYC September

To show your pride, and for a chance to support local and out-of-state LGBTQ vendors, head to the Original LGBT Expo.

Located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the event will showcase all kinds of products and services for the LGBTQ community. Vendors and/or sponsors include #HireLGBT, NYC Pride, Gay City News, IGLTA, and more. The expo takes place in a 100,000 square-foot venue and will include seminars, live entertainment, and celebrity guest appearances. Attendance: Free.

New York Art Fair

Whether you’re an art buff or a talented artist with acrylics, watercolors, jewelry, photography, or other arts and crafts, a must-see event is the New York Art Fair.

Located on the sidewalks surrounding University Place and Washington Square Park, the event will showcase fine arts, photography, sculptures, and crafts, and takes place from September 1st – 3d and then from September 8th – 9th. With more than 100 featured artists showcasing their work, it’s a great way to meet the artists and enjoy an outdoor event over Labor Day Weekend in New York. Attendance: Free.

With so many exciting events taking place this September in New York, try them all. For the best things to do in New York next month, use Gosur travel maps for convenient smartphone access and maps of The Big Apple.

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