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Celebrate the last week of summer at these excellent events

Written by
David Goldberg

You may have noticed the early signs: you're no longer dripping sweat while waiting for the subway, kids in your neighborhood don't throw firecrackers at you (or is that just me?) and you've suddenly lost the urge to text exes who have A/C. That's right: Fall is coming. If you're not ready to say goodbye to sunshine, then soak up these sick outdoor concerts, parties and events for the final week of the summer. 

September 16
Years and Years + Tei Shi Terminal 5; 8pm; $22, at the door $25
Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander will likely be sporting a tanktop while belting out hits from June’s Communion, so why shouldn’t you? If you’ve been jamming to the British band’s slick dance pop all summer, now’s your chance to get wild with your favorite tracks on the floor.

September 17
DJ Harvey Output, Brooklyn; 10pm; $25­–$30, at the door $40
Before your nightlife starts to involve slipping on ice and overheated cab rides, throw on some breezy duds and get sweaty over endless hours of phantasmagoric, genre-bending beats as the legendary DJ plays Output from open to close.

September 18
Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco Lakeside at Prospect Park; 7:30pm; $18
Rollerskate below the celestial roof of the LeFrak Center to tunes from Grease and other nostalgic ’50s standards. And with a cool waterfront breeze rolling in, you won’t have to worry about the summer humidity deflating your bouffant.

September 19
Verboten Stage One 50 Kent, Brooklyn; 1­–10pm; $70
Revel in sweat, sunshine and superb House sets from resident DJs Carl Craig, Matthew Dear and more at this all-day manic dance party. During a drink break, take in 50 Kent’s mesmerizing view of the Manhattan skyline.

September 20
Queens County Fair Queens County Farm Museum; 11am; $8, children 12 and under $5
Funnel cakes! Pie-eating contests! Tilt-A-Whirls! Embrace the joy of a summertime carnival funfair without even leaving city limits. 

September 21
Industry Mondays at Jacob Riis Beach Bazaar Rockaways; noon; free
It’s one of your final chances to lie supine in the sand with a cold beer in one hand and a watermelon wedge in the other. If you decide to try standing up, you can hit the bar for happy hour specials or join some friends for beach volleyball. 

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