The Bucket List • September 2017 • NYC Edition
The sun is setting on the dog days of summer as fall is quickly approaching in New York City. Binge-watchers rejoice as Paleyfest and the very first Tribeca TV Festival unveil some of the hottest television shows to hit the small screen this fall. Huge musical artists including Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney, Depeche Mode and the Jay-Z fronted Meadows Music and Arts Festival hit the city this month. If you are looking to fill your appetite, feast on samplings from the country’s best new eateries at Bon Appetite’s A Night with America’s Best New Restaurants. Whatever you’re looking for, The Bucket List has you covered.
Electric Zoo at Randall’s Island | Sept. 1 – Sept. 3
Kick off Labor Day weekend with some great music and an electric after party. The lineup of performers includes DJ Snake, Galantis, Seven Lions (Sept. 1), Excision, Above & Beyond, Zedd (Sept. 2), Deadmau5 & Eric Pyrdz, Armin van Buuren and Dixon (Sept. 3). Be sure to check the schedule for the full lineup and venue information.
Warm Up Festival at MoMA PS1 | Sept. 2
Now are the final weekends to enjoy the Museum of Modern Art’s outdoor summer music series. Listen to an array of live music from a lineup of contemporary artists every Saturday from noon to nine. This month’s lineup includes Little Dragon, DJ Tunez, DJ Lag, LSDXOXO, Odwalla1221 and Debit. MoMA members get a special discount.
A Clockwork Orange at Stage 4 New World Stages | Sept. 2 – Jan. 6
Based on Anthony Burgess’ unapologetically cruel book that served as the inspiration for Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking 1971 film of the same name, “A Clockwork Orange” hits the off-Broadway stage. Jonno Davies takes the lead as Alex, who helms a gang of mischievous and violent men.
NYC Broadway Week | Sept. 4 – Sept. 17
If you ever wanted to catch one of the critically acclaimed shows on Broadway, but never wanted to shell out the full amount of cash to get your hands on some tickets, now is your chance. Broadway’s hottest musicals are offering two for one tickets during NYC Broadway Week. Grab them fast as shows are selling out quickly.
Bon Appetite’s A Night With America’s Best New Restaurants at Spring Studios | Sept. 6
Chow down on the options from the top ten best new restaurants in America all in one place. This year’s selections hail from coast to coast, giving tasters the best food from Philadelphia to Chicago to San Francisco. Foodies will not want to miss it.
New York Fashion Week | Sept. 6 – Sept. 14
New York Fashion Week is the home to a wide range of established and emerging designers. View the newest trends in runway and apparel. You can also live stream some of the shows right from the comfort of your own home.
PaleyFest Fall TV Previews at Paley Center for Media | Sept. 6 – Sept. 16
Get an exclusive first look at the hottest new shows the fall season has to offer. Network screenings include ABC, CBS (Sept. 9), FOX, The CW, NBC, BET (Sept. 10), Showtime, Hulu, EPIX, Netflix, Univision and OWN (Sept. 17). Binge-watchers must attend.
Taste Talks Brooklyn | Sept. 8 – Sept. 10
Taste Talks is a collective event that celebrates the best of cuisine through awards, panels, dinner and parties. Talented food masters, Wylie Dufresne, Dan Barber, Wilson Tang, and many more will be in attendance. The three-day event offers one-of-a-kind experiences that all food enthusiasts will want to join.
Depeche Mode at Madison Square Garden Arena | Sept. 9 + Sept. 11
In the midst of their Global Spirit Tour, the “Never Let Me Down” band makes a stop at Madison Square Garden Arena for a special two-night event. The bestselling, five-time Grammy nominated rock band, Depeche Mode, hits the stage with special guest Warpaint.
The Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field | Sept. 15 – Sept. 17
Experience three days of music, food, drinks and fun at the biggest party Queens has to offer. Performers include Jay-Z, Run the Jewels, 21 Savage, Tegan and Sara (Sept. 15), Gorillaz, Future, LL Cool J (Sept. 16), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nas, Bassnectar, Weezer, Foster the People (Sept. 17), and many more.
Oktoberfest at Watermark Bar | Sept. 15 – Sept. 17 + Sept. 22 – Sept. 24 + Sept. 29 – Oct. 2
Can’t make it to Germany for Oktoberfest? No problem. Watermark Bar is the home to one of NYC’s greatest Oktoberfest celebrations. Enjoy bands, beer, and food while you overlook the Brooklyn skyline in the ultimate NYC Oktoberfest celebration.
Great Irish Fair at Coney Island Boardwalk at Ford Amphitheater | Sept. 16
Presented by the Irish American Building Society (IABS), The Great Irish Fair celebrates Irish-American heritage and culture. The fair includes traditional and contemporary Irish music. While you listen, you can enjoy some great delicacies and spirits.
The Vendy Awards on Governors Island | Sept. 16
The 13th annual street food competition series is set to crown the best street food vendors in New York City. A panel of celebrity judges, television personalities, and city officials decides the winner. Sample food from all the finalists and judge for yourself.
Rodin at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Sept. 16 – Jan. 15
The Met has collected the work of Auguste Rodin, a century after the death of the late artist. The exhibition will feature nearly 50 marble, bronze, plasters, and terracottas, including the iconic sculptures “The Thinker,” “The Hand of God,” and “The Tempest.”
Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint at East River State Park | Sept. 17
As the summer heat dies down, now is the perfect time to enjoy an outdoor celebration of North Brooklyn’s local flavor. Now in its eighth year, the block party features sample tastings from over 40 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, and breweries. Enjoy some local music while you munch.
Paul McCartney at Barclays Center | Sept. 19 + 21
The legendary English singer-songwriter comes to the Barclays Center for a special one on one performance. Due to overwhelming demand, the former Beatle added a second show on Sept. 21. Grab your tickets fast – you’re not going to want to miss the show from the 18-time Grammy Award winning artist.
Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand Performance at Beacon Theatre | Sept. 22
Extended by popular demand, the legendary New Yorker will bring the laughs to the Beacon Theatre at his once a month residency. After decades on the scene, Seinfeld is still one of the top comics in the game. You can also catch the comedian on his web-show, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and on his upcoming Netflix special, due out later this month.
LUCKYRICE New York Feast at Mandarin Oriental | Sept. 22
The much-anticipated annual feast returns for an eighth year. The event will once again showcase the best of Asian cuisine. The tasting menu ranges from Western China and avant-garde dishes to samples from New York’s fine-dining restaurants and family run local eateries.
Tribeca TV Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea | Sept. 22 – Sept. 24
The first-ever Tribeca TV Festival celebrates the best episodic storytelling on any screen. The event merges streaming and television for an immersive three-day event that includes virtual reality, panels, and exclusive sneak-peaks at some of TV’s hottest upcoming shows. Welcome to the golden age of television.
Global Citizen Festival at Central Park Great Lawn | Sept. 23
Come together to enjoy top music with world leaders that have a real message to make. In today’s landscape, music has the ability to spread messages of peace and shed light on social issues. The lineup of musical performers includes Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers, and many more.
Museum Day Live! | Sept. 23
Hosted by the Smithsonian magazine, participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone carrying a golden (Museum Day Live) ticket. This is the perfect opportunity to museum hop, and explore some of the city’s hottest exhibits.
Atlantic Antic Festival | Sept. 24
Back for a 43rd year, the Atlantic Antic Festival is the oldest and largest street festival to hit the streets in Brooklyn. Enjoy music, food, drinks, and shop from dozens of vendors. This year’s theme is ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ which supports the local community. It’s the perfect outdoor fair to ring in the autumn season.
New York Film Festival | Sept. 28 – Oct. 15
On the heels of the award season slate, the NYFF offers the hottest independent films hitting the market. Special screenings include “The Florida Project,” “Last Flag Flying,” “Wonderstruck” and many more. The event also includes panels and conversations with your favorite filmmakers, including a conversation with actress Kate Winslet.
Ed Sheeran at Barclays Center | Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
James Blunt joins Grammy Award-winning performer, Ed Sheeran, on his Divide tour. Sheeran’s third studio album produced hits including, “Shape of You” and “Castle on The Hill.” The chart-topping artist also recently made an appearance on the HBO hit, “Game of Thrones.”