What's happening in September in Brooklyn? Well, here's here's a quick overview of the month's major events in Brooklyn.
**Please note: THIS SEPTEMBER CALENDAR IS A LISTING OF ANNUAL EVENTS that happen every September in Brooklyn. It's organized alphabetically, not by date. For more details on these annual events, please click on the links below. Also see our current monthly calendar.
And, for travelers:
Labor Day is observed in Brooklyn in many ways. Labor Day's a national holiday, so banks are closed and tons of New Yorkers take a long holiday. It's the last hurrah of summer, so enjoy it with a Labor Day barbeque or a trip to the beach! Enjoy the city, and get ready for school. Best known among Brooklyn's Labor Day events is the enormously popular West Indian American Day Parade, a spectacular five day event that brings carnivale to the Big Apple.
September 11 is not an official federal holiday. Still, because so many Brooklyn residents lost loved ones, or were counted among the 3,000 killed that day, 9/11 is always commemorated, in ways large and small, in Brooklyn.
- See 9/11 Memorials: A Visual Tour Through Brooklyn
- 2011 Tenth Anniversary of September 11: Calendar of Events
- How to Talk to Kids about September 11: Book Tips for Parents of Young& Children
This historic house is New York City's oldest home. There's an annual fest for the kids with cider pressing, crafts, music, games, and delicious fall treats cooked at a fire pit.
- Where: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road
- Contact and Website: (718) 629-5400. http://www.wyckoffassociation.org
4. Autumn Reading Series Begins: Old Stone House (Park Slope)
Join in the literary fun as the Brooklyn Reading Works, begun in 2005, kicks of with a curated reading; suggested donation. Drinks and snacks available.
6. Back-to-School Shopping, Planning & Logistics
7. BEACHES NOW CLOSED
Public beaches close at the end of Labor Day.
8. BOCCE Tournament (City wide)Since the city-wide bocce tournament began in 1995, New Yorkers come from all over the city and suburbs, too, tr to participate in Parks’ annual Citywide Bocce Tournament. In 2011, according to the NYC Parks Department website, " 85 teams of four competed to represent their borough in the finals and for the chance to be crowned best bocce team in the city, making this one of the largest bocce tournaments in the country."
Known as Brooklyn's edgy art performance event of the year, don't miss the BAM Next Wave series, which runs from September through December.
- For up-to-date listings, see our weekly calendar for more details of what's happening where.