Fashion, Food, Fotography and More: Your Fall Calendar

Written By Shwetha Ravishankar | September 10, 2013
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We just wrapped up our last summer weekend of 2013, *sigh*, how quick summer flew by! With summer behind us, the gorgeous colors of fall lie ahead, and so does a whole bunch of free Fall events! Get a taste of everything from festivals, fashion, food, photography, art, and more! So lets get right to it.

Feast of San Gennaro

Feast of San Gennaro, Little Italy

When: September 12th, Runs from 11 days

What:  Its time for some Italiano in NYC, with the 87th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, around the corner. Come September 12th, the 11 day long festival will take over the streets of Little Italy in Lower Manhattan. This annual festival dedicated to the Patron Saint of Naples, will feature colorful cultural parades, religious processions in honor of the Saint of Naples, lots of music, fun, and entertainment, coupled with sweet treats to eat and compete too! Yes, you can be part of the epic cannoli-eating contest which takes center stage at the festival. If that is not your cup of tea, you can still be a part of the party, and enjoy a delicious Italian feast at one of the several restaurants with their elegantly laid out street side tables.


FIT Museum Exhibit: From the Closet to the Catwalk

 Closet to Catwalk

When: September 13th to January 14th 2014

What: Being one of the world's fashion capitals, New York City is home to some of the best schools of design, and FIT is one of them. In addition to the school itself, FIT has a Museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, as one of the few fashion museums of the world. Known to have held several exhibits dedicated to genre, designers, and themes; their upcoming exhibit is called “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk”. Themed around the LGBT fashion community and stereotypes like “most men in fashion are gay”, the exhibit brings to light the role of fashion in the LGBT community both pre-and post-Stonewall. Drawing attention towards the historic presence of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and other “queer” people of this creative field, is the main focus of the exhibit. Compiled by the museum’s curators Fred Dennis and Valerie Steele, there will be close to a 100 ensembles spanning more than a century on display.


Photoville, Brooklyn

One of the Container Exhibits at Photoville, Photo Courtesy

When: September 19th to 22nd and September 26th to 29th

What: Happening this month, Photoville is a Brooklyn-based pop-up photo destination, completely built from freight containers, is a huge exhibition space. Visitors can look forward to fun photo-filled festivities including exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, and of course a delicious beer and food garden. With the entire event including the workshops being free, this is a  great opportunity to explore the world of photography, all against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Museum Day Live!

Museum Day Live, New York

When: September 28th

What: With tons of museums in New York City, and each one interesting and unique in their own way, it can definitely make your pockets feel light. Not anymore! Museum Day Live is just what you have been waiting for. One day of free entry to any museum of your choice in the city, all you have got to do is fill out a short information form, and you will receive an email, which is valid for one museum, for two people. So spread the word, get your free ticket and make this most of this awesome day!

Atlantic Antic

Atlantic Antic

When: September 29th
What: End September on a high, with the Big Daddy of all street fairs. Atlantic Antic is the perfect way to spend an Autumn day at Brooklyn, which brings together an eclectic mix of ethnicities and cultural heritage, spanning from Hicks Street all the way to Fourth Avenue, which makes Atlantic Antic, one of the largest street festival in the city. With a plethora of local and national vendors all culminating on the streets of Brooklyn, offering everything from fashion, live music, an entire block of kid friendly activities, and delectable cuisines from around the country. So, be part of this long established tradition of art, festivities, food and fashion; and have a blast!

Dumbo Arts Festival

Dumbo Arts Festival

When: September 27th to 29th

What: Brooklyn is the hub of the quirky art community. What better way to bring art and artists on one platform, than the annual Dumbo Arts Festival. Attracting over 200,000 visitors spread over 3 days, the festival welcomes over 500 artists, 100 studios, and 50 galleries across the city, this is an art reveler’s haven. With tons of outdoor and indoor art installations, digital art displays, street murals, dancers, poets, as well as street performers spread along the street sidewalks and parks; this makes for a creative weekend activity!

There you have it, a Fall 2013 free events calendar, that sure packs a punch!

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