Photo courtesy of West Indian-American Day Carnival Association
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50+ Free Family Events This September in NYC

Ready for fall, but still savoring summer? September packs plenty of summer fun, with Labor Day weekend events plus the final few concerts and outdoor movies of the summer. This month also marks the kickoff of fall festivals around NYC, with faves like the Atlantic Antic, the Breukelen County Fair, and the sweet NYC Honey Fest. The FREE family fun doesn't stop there: September brings rope courses, arts workshops, and unicycling fun for New York City kids. 

Read on for over 50 FREE things to do this September in New York City, including events in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Find more top events in our September GoList, or our always-packed daily NYC event calendar.

Since NYC schools kick off this month, get a jump on fall planning with our NYC Day Trips Guide or Family Travel Guide.


Governors Island
New York, NY

St. John's Place
St. John's Place and Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn , NY

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

Socrates Sculpture Park
Hallet's Cove Beach
Queens, NY

Central Park
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center and Harlem Meer 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
New York, NY

Pier 84
West 44th Street and the Hudson River
New York, NY

Eastern Parkway & Schenectady Ave. to Flatbush Ave. Ext.
Brooklyn, NY

Prospect Park
Audubon Center, Carousel
Brooklyn, NY

Douglass and Degraw Pool
Douglass Street and Nevins Street
Brooklyn, NY

The Plaza at Ashland
300 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY

Washington Square Park
Playground
New York, NY 10011

Gantry Plaza State Park
Rainbow Park Playground 4-09 47th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101

pier 62
143 11th Avenue Hudson River Park
New York , NY 10011

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 1
Brooklyn, NY

Randall's Island
Harlem River Pathway
New York, NY 10035

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106

Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse
Pier 2 floating dock
Brooklyn, NY

Lefferts Historic House
Intersection Ocean & Flatbush Aves. and Empire Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY

Urban Farm
20 Randall's Island Park
New York , NY 10035

Governors Island’s Nolan Park
Building 11 and 14
New York, NY

Riverside Park South
Riverside Drive bet. 68 St. and 70 St.
New York, NY

Randall's Island
New York, NY 10035

Alley Pond Park
76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard
Queens, NY 11364

Morningside Park
116th St and Morningside Ave Workshops at the Miller Theater
New York, NY

South Street Seaport Pier 17
89 South Street Rooftop
New York, NY 10038

Broadway Boulevard
on Broadway between 34th and 35th Streets
New York, NY

Skirball Center for The Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Little Italy
Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets, plus Grand and Hester Streets between Mott and Baxter Streets
New York, NY

Madison Square Park
Madison Ave. and 23rd St.
New York, NY

Madison Square Park
Madison Ave. and 23rd St.
New York, NY

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
Beach 106th Street
Rockaway, NY 11693

Albee Square
Corner of Fulton Street & Bond Street on Fulton Mall
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Rockefeller Plaza
600 5th Avenue Between 49th and 50th Streets
New York, NY 10020

Cathedral of St .John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue At West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5
Where Joralemon Street ends
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Governors Island
Colonel's Row
New York, NY

Montague Street
Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY

Brower Park
St. Mark's Ave., Park Pl. bet. Brooklyn Ave. and Kingston
Brooklyn, NY 11213

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

Various Museums in New York City
Citywide
New York City , NY

Dr. Ronald McNair Park
Eastern Parkway & Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Roosevelt Island
Four Freedoms Park
New York, NY

John Ericsson Middle School 126
424 Leonard Street Greenpoint/Williamburg,
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77
141 Flushing Avenue at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

MetroTech Commons
One Metro Tech Roadway
Brooklyn, NY

Cortelyou Road
Cortelyou Road between Ocean and Coney Island Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11226

Carnegie Hall
881 7th Ave Resnick Education Wing
New York, NY 10019

Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St
New York, NY 11201

Madison Square Park
Madison Ave. and 23rd St.
New York, NY

National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010

Starts at
76th Street and Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
5816 Clarendon Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Hudson River Park
Pier 84, at W. 44th St
New York, NY

Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic Avenue between Fourth Avenue and Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY

Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene)
686 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217