Never Stop Sweating: 11 Best Ways to Celebrate the Last Week of Summer in NYC

First official day of Fall is… when?! Holy sh*t, that’s next Thursday?! WHERE DID THE TIME GO?!

It doesn’t matter. We don’t care where the time went, we care about what we do with the time that we have.

Yes, Winter is coming. Yes, soon it will be cold AF, and we’ll never want to leave our apartments ever again.

But there’s still one more week of summer. 

That demands using your time wisely. That means no more fomo. That means no more, “Aww, shit, I should have done thiswhatthehellwasIdoingwithmytime!?”

But seriously. Relax. It's going to be okay. It's almost over. 


And we're saying goodbye in the most epic way possible: one last booze cruise on The Hudson

If you missed our booze cruises on Cinco de Mayo and 4th of July Weekend, well, you missed out. 

But there's hope for you yet! Get your tickets right here

Whether you’re trying go sun’s out, guns out and blazing, or simply welcoming Fall earlier than what the calendar tells you, here are the best ways to say goodbye to the sweat filled summer of ‘16.

September 15th

Diner en Blanc


The super-secret picnic (also one of the best excuses to wear white after Labor Day) safeguards against picnic-crashers by announcing its location to the general public only minutes before the event.


Obviously events like these are like Hamilton. Tickets go super-fast, so registering now means just hoping you’ll get bumped from the waitlist, receive your super-secret code, and most importantly, bring all your picnic equipment.

Yeah, it’s BYOP. Check out the deets here

September 16th

Coney Island Film Festival

Celebrate the power of independent film; take a break from this summer's blockbusters with a few truly unique, eclectic range of films.

If you can make it to opening night, their celebrations are infamous and will feature live performances by sideshow and burlesque stars, in true Coney Island fashion. Grab tix to the opening night party here.

Their venue, the Sideshows by the Seashore theater, is home to America's last authentic 10-in-1 circus sideshow and only a block away from the boardwalk and beach. Perf date night!

NY Harbor Regatta & Regatta Bash


Kick off your weekend and say goodbye to the summer with class at the 6th annual New York Harbor Regatta at Governors Island.

You'll spectate the races from the spectator boat at 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. then head to Governors Island Beach club for Dark 'n Stormys, an oyster bar, live reggae, and delicious specialties from NYC's top restaurants. The bash lasts from 5:00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m.

Purchase your ticket over here, the proceeds will be directly funding schools and communities working together to restore New York Harbor, and creating and supporting a diverse network of environmentally literate students.

September 17th

Say Goodbye to Summer Sunset Cruise


On Saturday, September 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., we’re getting lit just like we did for Cinco de Mayo and 4th of July Weekend, and saying goodbye to summer once and for all (or until next year, at least).

We’re hitting up World Yacht’s absolute beaut, Duchess, for three hours of boozin’, cruisin’, dancin’, and incredible views.

We’re talkin’ a gorgeous three-level yacht, live DJs all night long, passed hors d’oeuvres, and, of course, an open bar courtesy of Belvedere Vodka, Bud Light, and The Hidden Sea wines.

Hors d’oeuvres. Loads of Bud Light. Dancing. Views. Yachts. Booze. Cruise. Damn straight, skippy, we’re doin’ it again! The question is, Are you in? Then get your tickets right here

September 18th

Brew Hop 5K & Craft Beer Festival


Is there anything better than craft beer in the fall? Well, it might not be fall juuust yet but craft beer is definitely already IN.

The 5K will kick off the day– you can run or walk, don't worry– but race at whatever pace you see fit to the festival, which will open at 12:30 for unlimited beer samples from the dozen participating breweries. Take advantage of the photobooth, lawn games, FOOD TRUCKS, and take in the live music.

Pick up tix here, 10% of their profits will be supporting City Harvest, rescuing food for New York's Hungry. You can also bring nonperishable food items to donate.

Brooklyn Book Festival 

You have no excuse not to attend the largest FREE literary event in New York City.

Hang out with dozens of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, and of course, thousands of other book lovers. 

Check out their full week of literary events, you're bound (leather, maybe) to find something that suits your fancy.

September 19th

Sunnyside Restaurant Week

Head over to Sunnyside this week for some delicious dining specials from thirty mouthwatering and diverse loval restaurants.

You'll get a 3-course dinner menu for $25 and some restaurants even created a special lunch menu. Check out the full list here.

An opening night reception is being held on Monday at Los Verdes, on the corner of 47th street at 46-26 Greenpoint Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Grab some complimentary hors d'ouevres, take in some music, and help them kick off the week at this free event.

September 20th

Feast of San Gennaro 


Hopefully, you’ve had the opportunity to hit up the Little Italy for the Feast of San Gennaro in year’s past.

If not, you have been missing out on some amaaaazing Italian food and should feel ashamed of yourself. Okay, that might be going too far, sorry, but you have until the 25th to experience this cultural fest– go while the weather's supposed to be nice.

The feast will rage along Mulberry Street, between Canal and Houston Streets, on Grand Street between Mott and Baxter Streets, and on Hester Street between Mott and Baxter Streets. Go for the food, the live music, the food, the street vendors, and maybe try some food.

Two-Movie Tuesday at Our Wicked Lady


Only thing better than a free movie is TWO free movies.

Entry requirements are 21, and if you pass, you're set to head over to Our Wicked Lady's rooftop lawn– head over at 5 p.m. for happy hour that ends at 8 p.m. when the movies will begin. Early birds will get the best spots and maybe one of their limited number of blankets.

Their featured flix this week are "Amelie" and "City of Lost Children" which are both amazing, unique films you should definitely see– and why not for free... on a rooftop... did we mention free?

September 21st

End of Summer Party at The Playstation Theater


Dance away the rest of the summer to the sick beats of The Chainsmokers, Galantis, Nina Sky, Era Istrefi, and Tinie Tempah. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the party starts at 8 p.m.

Score your tickets here.

Jazz Aboard the Clipper City


Grab bae and board the Clipper City, this history filled scchooner for a romantic night of jazz standards while you two cruise around NYC. Your entertainment, a swinging quintet, is led by acclaimed jazz guitarist, Joe Cohn, and accomplished saxaphonist Ian Hendrickson- Smith.

The boat will depart at 9:45 and sail for two hours– we're running out of summer nights and this is definitely one of the ways you should spend one of the last.

Purchase your tickets here.

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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