While there are plenty of ways to have fun spontaneously in the city, some of the best things to do in NYC require planning and booking tickets in advance. From the best Broadway shows in NYC to the best concerts in NYC, Time Out New York is here to help make sure you have access to all the tickets you could possibly want this month. See below for our list of the best tickets we’ve got for September and book your plans today.
Best tickets for September
As an old soul trapped in the feverishly creative and restless mind of a young artist, Angel Olsen has a lot to say, and it often comes out in a torrent of hot-blooded emotion. The glitzy music videos for the new singles "Intern" and "Shut Up Kiss Me" ooze newfound confidence in a glam rockstar persona, promising the upcoming rough-and-tumble album, My Woman, to be an even more fiery gem than her previous efforts.
Bear Mountain Full Day Cruise from NYC
Escape the city and board this Hudson River cruise to the historic Bear Mountain. During the two-and-a-half hour ride, take part in an onboard Oktoberfest with German beer and food, live music and more. As the leaves begin to change colors, you’ll be able to snap Instagram-worthy photos of the beautiful red-and-yellow foliage. Once at the mountain, enjoy three hours of free time for sightseeing, hikes and even a picnic.
Broadway’s latest boomer jukebox musical never achieves the comic zip or dramatic force of Jersey Boys, but it is an appealing and skillfully built vehicle for Carole King’s hit ditties and soulful ballads. It's a lovable love letter to a fine songwriter and natural woman.
Noise-rap provocateurs Death Grips have led a confoundingly defiant career the past few years: getting dropped from their major-label contract in 2012 after leaking No Love Deep Web, projecting a suicide note in place of performing their 2013 Lollapalooza date, canceling a whole tour without informing promoters, disbanding entirely and then promptly returning to release a double disc, The Powers that B. No one was sure what 2016 would hold for the infamousy volatile crew, but the answer turned out to be a 5th studio album, Bottomless Pit. Hear the trio's new songs at this increasingly rare live show, before they actually split up for good.
Revelatory direction, eloquent visuals and that sublime klezmer-inflected score by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock—what more do you need? A great Tevye, and Danny Burstein is nothing short of a miracle, finding the modern mensch as well as the hard-nosed, belief-bound peasant in Bartlett Sher’s magnificent, life-affirming revival.
Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's extraordinary show, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, poignantly contrasts a woman's coming-out and coming-of-age stories with the memory of her closeted small-town father. Superbly staged by Sam Gold, with a wonderful ensemble cast, this is a Broadway musical of rare intelligence and sensitivity.
Sure, you could spend a day getting lost in the permanent exhibits, which showcase all manner of priceless pieces from renowned artists. But just as essential are this museum’s other elements, including an attached cinema that combines art-house fare and more accessible offerings, a sculpture garden with works by Picasso and Rodin, and the Modern, a high-end restaurant and bar run by Danny Meyer. Free Fridays, an alluring prospect considering the sizable entry fee ($25 for adults), are best left to the tourists and penny-scraping students; visit the museum when you can hunker down for a while.
NYC Evening Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise
This all-access tour will get you fantastic up-close views of loads of major NYC attractions both by sea and by air. The 15-minute helicopter flights depart from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6 and takes guests around the World Financial Center, Empire State and Central Park. After the flight, you’ll board a water taxi for a one-hour evening cruise passing by the Statue of Liberty. Toast to a memorable night with a complimentary glass of champagne.
This funny, splashy extravaganza offers anything-for-a-laugh gags wrapped in a solid structure, with a dash of sweet, emotional ballast. Rob McClure is delightfully desperate as an Elizabethan playwright trying to construct the world’s first musical. 'Tis indeed Broadway funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.