5 ‘End of the Summer’ Events Happening in New York City

End of Summer events happening in the NYC area

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From food and wine events to health screenings and musical performances by soul singing sisters, Mary Mary, if you live in the New York city area, the opportunity to enjoy the last days of summer are endless for family, singles, and couples. Eventbrite, the go-to site for events happening in over 100 countries around the world, has compiled a perfect list of great events happening in New York.

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Photoville 2015
DUMBO
September 18, 4 p.m. – September 20, 8:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5

As one of NYC’s biggest photography events of the year, Photoville 2015 will be offering more than 70 photo exhibitions from curatorial partners that include Instagram, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, and plenty of others. Although the photo fest kicked off on September 10, this is where the main highlights are going down; like Saturday’s visual storytelling party hosted by National Geographic at Photoville’s Beer Garden. Click the link below for the full list of events, and remember—all of them are FREE!

Oktoberfest New York
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT
September 18, 12 p.m. – October 5, 12 a.m.
Watermark Bar

In the event you can’t make it to Germany for Oktoberfest this year, it’s all good, because Germany is coming to you for three weeks at Watermark Bar for twelve hours a day. The East River hot spot will host food vendors offering German goodies and with enough Radeberger, Weinhenstephan, and Hofbräuhaus München for all. Get those stein-holding biceps ready.

2015 NYC Pizza Run
EAST VILLAGE
September 19, 11 a.m.
Tompkins Square Park

Throw on your running shoes and bring along your empty stomach to this race like no other, where you’ll run two miles AND down three slices of pizza.

The Apollo Presents: Harlem Healthy Soul Festival
HARLEM
September 19, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater’s third annual block party, focusing on active lifestyles, is going down at the venue and all along 126th street. Expect a performance from Mary Mary singer Erica Campbell, Zumba classes, food demonstrations, health screenings, face painting, music, and so much more. The party goes all day long, so pick a time that works for you and enjoy all the freebies!

Brooklyn Book Festival
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN
September 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
MetroTech Commons

New York City’s biggest free literary event is back, once again, in downtown Brooklyn. Best-selling authors like Augusten Burroughs, Nick Flynn, and the brightest up-and-comers in the publishing biz, will make appearances and do signings throughout the day. All events are free and there will be no shortage of goodies at the fest’s literary marketplace for book-lovers to buy.

Yoga in Bryant Park
BRYANT PARK
September 24, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Bryant Park

Join hundreds of yogis of all levels in the center of Bryant Park for the final group yoga session of the summer. Bring along your mat and get ready to do your best ‘downward dog’ right smack in the middle of New York City.