September NYC Arts Calendar


September 2-4: Summer’s End Music Festival (including Guerilla Toss, Tall Juan, Kississippi, Honduras, & Beth Israel) – Hosted by Invertebrate Music, an NYU-run music label. Passes are $10 each day, or $30 for the whole weekend.

Location – Aviv, 496 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn

September 3: Human People, Dirty Dishes, Haybaby & Soft Fangs – All-girl punk band from NYC with a heavy, groovy sound, playing with some other much-loved locals. Tickets are $10.


Location – Sunnyvale Brooklyn, 1031 Grand St, Brooklyn

September 29: Thirdstory & LOLO — Thirdstory back at it with fellow local blues-rock songstress LOLO. Tickets are $18.

Location – Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, Manhattan



NYC Parks Free Summer Movies –

      September 8: “Girlhood” – Céline Sciamma’s 2014 French drama about a young girl’s coming of age. Playing at Low Memorial Library at Columbia University.

      September 15: “Ghost” – Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore’s 1990 film about love, ghosts, murder and psychics. Playing at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter’s Point South Park), Queens.

      September 30: “Dave Chapelle’s Block Party” – Dave Chapelle’s 2005 documentary about his life and throwing a block party in Brooklyn. Playing at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.

September 29–October 2: Bushwick Film Festival – A four-day festival of classes, workshops, and viewings celebrating international, national, and local independent film and media. Held at several venues throughout the city.


Entertainment: Exhibit Openings

September 16 – Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight: A three-part exhibit of Cuban-American abstract painter Carmen Herrera’s work, much of which has not been shown in a museum before now. On display at Whitney Museum of American Art. Tickets are $17 for students.

September 18 – Kai Althoff: and then leave me to the common swifts (und dann überlasst mich den Mauerseglern): A chronological exhibit of a selection of German painter Kai Althoff’s work. On display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Tickets are free for students.

September 23 – Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito: Angola-born and based Nastio Mosquito uses sound and imagery of varying sorts to put together his exhibition. This exhibit explores themes of anger and bitterness. On display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Tickets are free for students.

September 26 – Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven: This exhibit will explore the effect that the famed Holy City had on art made at the time. On display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tickets are pay-as-you-will, with a suggested donation of $12.



September 13 – “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy:”  a reading and meet and greet with author and Beach Boys member Mike Love. Held at Barnes and Noble on Union Square, free with purchase of book.

September 22 – “Date-Onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game:” a reading with author John Birger. Held at the NYU Bookstore. This event is free (check out WSN’s interview with the author on our website!).

September 21 – Poetry Reading with Tim Tomlinson and Barry Wallenstein: Held at the NYU Bookstore. This event is absolutely free.



Because there are so many different plays and shows going on in New York at any given time, we’ve simply provided some helpful resources that NYU offers its students to get affordable tickets to great shows.

Ticket Central – A great place to discover deals in the city and purchase discounted tickets for everything from movies to Broadway shows. Physical locations are at 566 LaGuardia Place and in Midtown on 416 W 42nd Street.

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts – NYU’s Skirball Center is a constant staple for arts in the city, holding a range of events in music, film, theater, dance, and comedy with discounts for NYU students.The physical office can be found at 566 LaGuardia Place.

A version of this article appeared in the Sunday, August 28 print edition. Email Gilchrist Green at [email protected]



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