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The Best Things to do in NYC This September

Summer is ending but the fun doesn’t have to stop in NYC. ☀️💃🗽

by New York Bucket List


Sure, summer is nearly over, but the perfect activity lineup isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

The best NYC events this September include everything from pool parties and extraordinary festivals (oh, how we’ve missed you!), to early fall celebrations (apple picking, anyone?). Read on for our favorite events in September to help you beat the heat and soak in all the summertime fun events before the cold weather rolls back in.

Attend PINKNIC (with an exclusive offer)

If sipping frosé on a flamingo floatie while surrounded by world-class DJs, a larger-than-life food garden, and a completely transformed Governor’s Island sounds like your dream weekend—Pinknic can’t be missed. Bucket List readers also get an exclusive summer offer: $20 off single day tickets—available for a limited time! 

Where: Governors Island
When: September 4-5 (Sat and Sunday). Doors open at 12 PM, last performance ends at 10 PM
Tickets: $99 per person (originally $119)

Purchase PINKNIC single-day tickets with $20 OFF. 

The Alice: Immersive Cocktail Experience

You definitely don't want to be late to this epic Alice In Wonderland themed cocktail adventure! Come along on a 90 minute topsy-turvy, theatrical AR experience that will take you down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass! Across 90 minutes you will: create two bespoke wonderland cocktails, solve riddles, devour “Eat Me” cake  and much, much more!

Tickets: $50 per person
When:  Wednesdays - Sundays, Times Vary
Where: Pekarna, 594 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

For more information on The Alice. 

Dinner & Sailing Series

Outdoor dining is one thing. Outdoor dining on a 70-foot yacht with close up views of the Statue of Liberty is another. This summer, treat yourself to an exclusive 6-course, chef’s tasting dinner and sail across the Hudson River, aboard the 101-year old Ventura. 

Tickets: $325 per guest inclusive of food, beverage and gratuity, *min purchase of 2 tickets
When: Dates Vary, times are 6 - 8:30 PM or 6:30 - 9 PM
Where: North Cove Marina, New York, NY

For more information on Bucket Listers Dinner & Sailing Series. 

FRIENDS The Musical Parody

If it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year– this one's for you! Friends! The Musical Parody' is playing in NYC, in a song-filled, satirical take on the iconic 90s sitcom.

Bucket Listers is excited to partner with the musical to bring you exclusive ticket pricing:
Tickets: $38 per ticket for Orchestra, and $28 per ticket for Last Row Orchestra

When: Through September 19
Where: Jerry Orbach Theater, 210 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

For my information on Friends! The Musical Parody. 

Live Jazz Cruises

Transport back to the roaring 20s aboard the yacht Manhattan, and witness the city sights and elegance to the tune of festive live jazz! A resident Trio will serenade you with jazz standards and covers throughout the cruise, plus new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves and hits from today. 

PS: If Jazz is not your forte, find 11 more boating experiences to try this summer in NYC!

Tickets: Varies, $78-$104 per person.
Where: Chelsea Piers , NYC
When: 1.5 Hours on Saturday nights for City Lights viewing, 2 hours for Sunset departures

For more information on Classic Harbor Line Jazz Cruises. 

Live Jazz & Comedy at Canary Club

With a menu and playlist inspired by the vibrant New Orleans, Canary Club infuses you with Big Easy vibes when you step in the door. Downstairs you’ll find a luxe club space hosting a renowned comedy lineup each Tuesday. (Word to the wise: try to avoid spit-takes laughing while enjoying their creol cocktails and snacks.) On Wednesdays and Thursdays, you can enjoy their live music nights.

Bucket Listers' is excited to provide an exclusive cocktail/ticket package for each night:

Cocktails and Comedy: $30 for 2 (each person gets 1 drink); $60 for 4 (each person gets 1 drink)
When: Every Tuesday, two shows at 7:00pm and 8:45pm

Cocktails and Live Music: $45 for 2 people (each person gets 1 drink & includes gratuity)
When: Wednesdays and Thursdays, two shows at 7pm and 9:30pm

Where: 303 Broome Street, NY 10002

For more information on Canary Club Live Jazz & Comedy Nights.

Yoga & Brunch at Baby Brasa

Get your tranquility on at Baby Brasa—a vibrant group of “restobars” in NYC. Here you’ll find Peruvian brunch dishes, live music, seasonal cocktails, and a yoga class guided by their in-house instructor. Each event will have a special guest to add to the experience, and on September 12th, there will be a special Rock N Flow class

Bucket Listers is excited to offer an exclusive Brunch & Yoga Package:

Tickets: $49 per person, includes yoga class, 1 brunch item, 1 drink; or $69 per person, includes yoga class, 1 brunch item, 1 drink, and merch (hat & shoulder pouch)
When: Classes start at 9:30 AM, each Sunday in Aug-October 24th (with a Rock N Flow Class 9/12)
Where: 173 7th Ave. South, West Village, New York, NY. 10014

For more information on Baby Brasa Yoga & Brunch. 

Apple Picking Day Trip

For a day out of the concrete jungle, head to Pennings Orchard to their plentiful orchard. Find your favorite apple and stock up – or grab a medley! Each guest is welcome to pick 10 pounds of apples (roughly 30 apples) to take home—hello apple pie heaven. These trips include round trip transportation from NYC, plus a pour of cider at their on-site Cidery.  Also be on the lookout for their pizza truck out front, or you can wander over to the Farmers Market and the attached Beer Garden. 

Tickets: Starting from $125 per person
Where: Pick Up From Lower East Side or Hell's Kitchen

For more information on Apple Picking Day Trips. 

Night LED Kayaking Tour

Experience a guided kayak tour and see the Hudson like never before: in the dark of night, illuminated by LED lights.

Bucketlisters is excited to provide an exclusive discount:
Tickets: Starting at $50 per person

Where: Liberty Harbor Marina, 11 Marin Blvd., NJ 07302
When: Dates & Times Vary

For more information on Urban Paddle LED Night Tours

Live Comedy Shows in Midtown

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Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of top headliners, the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more! The spot hosts three beautiful showrooms and a quaint cafe located in their bi-level entertainment complex.

Bucket Listers is excited to offer an exclusive ticket package: 
Tickets: $19 per package, includes 2 tickets + 2 drinks + a *2 drink purchase minimum at the show

Where: 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
When: Shows at 9 PM and 11 PM 

For more information on Broadway Comedy Club.

Govenor’s Ball, September 24-26

New York’s epic three day music festival is back for their 10th anniversary—with a lineup to back up their legacy. With headliners Post Malone, Billie Eilish and A$AP Rocky, a new venue at City Field, and an equally impressive food, drink and after dark lineup, it's a hell of a way to finish your summer. 

When: September 24-26
Where: City Field NYC

For more information on Governors Ball.

Governors Ball After Dark Party at SuperReal | Bucket Listers Exclusive

After Governors Ball, join Bucket Listers at the iconic 25 Broadway for a dream-like, immersive DJ experience at the SuperReal location! Fusing cutting-edge art and projection technology, visitors will journey through a multidimensional realm (while encouraged to lounge or play with balloons) all while experiencing some of NYC's top DJ's. Half of the 12,000 sq ft space has mirrored flooring, which reflects the 30 foot vaulted ceiling and creates an even more engrossing illusionary world.

Bucket Listers is excited to partner with SuperReal to bring you an exclusive ticket price list:
: $45 per Person | VIP: $55 per person, includes: 1 drink and express entry.

When: Saturday, September 25th; 11 PM - 1 AM
Where: Cipriani 25 Broadway, 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

For more information on Governors Ball After Dark Party at Superreal. 

Kickoff Football Season Right

The New York Giants and New York Jets are back in action. Grab stadium tickets, or make reservations at your favorite restaurant or bar to catch the action.

Spend a day at the PROFUNDO Pool

Explore an aquatic rooftop sanctuary in the heart of Long Island City. Featuring custom cocktails, premium poolside food (we recommend their elaborate sushi boats), floating mirror globes, and tropical DJs to set the mood.

Tickets: Day passes start at $65
When: Monday – Sunday | 12PM - 7PM
Where: Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101

For more information on PROFUNDO Pool.