pencil it in: the end of september

September 28: A Grand Opening in Brooklyn

Jay-Z will be rocking the stage at the inaugural performance of Brooklyn’s much-anticipated Atlantic Avenue arena. For more information on this and future events visit the Barclay’s Center official site. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 8 PM

September 28-30: Travel Around the World…

… by going to the Upper East Side. The Travel and Leisure Global Bazaar is back at the Lexington Armory for the second year in a row. An expertly curated selection of world experiences will be under one roof for this spectacular three day event. Indulge in the flavors of Barbados while shopping for authentic Chilean wares, all to the backdrop of Rapa Nui musical performances. Full event info and tickets can be found here. The Lexington Armory, 68 Lexington Ave, Fri 8- 11 PM (sold out), Sat 1- 5 PM & 8- 11 PM ($75, $125), Sun 11 AM- 3 PM ($75)

September 28-30: DUMBO Arts Festival 

Head to Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood this weekend to enjoy performances, installations and open artist studios that remember the transformation from industrial enclave to upscale neighborhood. For information on specific festival events click here. Waterfront area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, 718 488 8588,, Fri 6- 9 PM, Sat 12-8 PM, Sun 12-6 PM

September 29: A Concert For a Cause

The Global Festival is finally here! Knaan, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, the Foo Fighters and the Black Keys will take the stage in Central Park’s Great Lawn for an evening of rock and roll to help end extreme poverty. Tickets are free and through a charity based lottery but those who want to guarantee their admission can buy a limited amount of VIP tickets here. Central Park Great Lawn, 5 PM, free- $1,689.50

September 29- 30: Fall in France

Wish you were in Paris? Well, now Paris has come to you. The Taste of France’s celebration of French cuisine and lifestyle will be at Pier 54 for a weekend of Parisian fun. The Le Show event is the first ever, two day exhibit to showcase French life in New York. Cuisine by renowned food personalities, a French flea market, and French Bulldog show are just a few of the shows highlights. Saturday night, La Soiree is the ultimate all-inclusive indulgence in French fare. Pier 54, West Street and 13th Street, Sat & Sun 11 AM- 6 PM, $30- 80, La Soiree Sat 6:30- 11 PM, $149- 249

September 30: Going Out With An Oink

To commemorate the end of the Dekalb Market, organizers will be hosting a full out outdoor roast. Smells from the crackling pig will fill the air alongside a lively assemblage of live tunes. Head on over to Brooklyn bazaar to celebrate the end of an era in style. Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, 3- 9 PM, entrance free, food for purchase

September 30: Antic Atlantic

Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue is hosting its’ 38th annual street fair this Sunday. Head over the the popular borough for a day filled with shopping, food and entertainment available from over 500 vendors. The mile-long, all encompassing event is sure to give visitors a true taste of the Brooklyn neighborhood. Full event and vendor information can be found by clicking here. Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Street, 12- 6 PM

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