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I love September.. especially when we're in it

If you hate when things end before you have a chance to experience them, this post is for you!

1. Brooklyn Grange has hosted many “Butcher Paper Dinner” nights at their LIC farm, with a group of rotating NY chefs; however, they typically sell out overnight. The next one with available tickets is a crab boil with Fig and Pig’s Holly Sheppard on Sept 27th, from 3-6:30p. These Butcher Paper Dinners are family-style meals promoting no waste. Get “Serenaded by soulful tunes from our favorite dj’s and sip on local NYS brews and wines.. you’ll quickly settle into a serene, relaxing Sunday afternoon above the city streets.”

2. Brooklyn’s beloved Flea & Smorgasburg are moving indoors this winter. All locations, spread throughout the borough, will be merging in Industry City to fill a space with 100 Flea vendors & 40 Smorgasburg vendors (TBA). The current locations will be closing at different dates, listed below. If you were meaning to visit one of the current locations – do so soon! Moving dates are fast approaching…[2015 Closing Dates: Williamsburg Sunday Flea - September 27th; Williamsburg Saturday Smorgasburg - November 21st; Prospect Park Smorgasburg - October 11th; Queens Smorgasburg - October 31st]. Looking to stay in Manhattan this weekend? Smorgasburg is coming to Summer Stage this Saturday!

Sights & Sounds

1. For some truly unique entertainment this Friday head to Prospect Park for Improv Everywhere's Mp3 Experiment Twelve. This year in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and as part of the BEAT Festival. At exactly 7pm, thousands will press "play" on their listening devices and hilarity will ensue as participants carry out coordinated instructions delivered to their headphones, and everyone else tries to figure out what it going on. Go here for more info, including the required list of props and download information. If you still need convincing, check out some of the past year's antics here.

2. If you want to feel like you want to get away without leaving the city, 4heads presents The 8th Annual Governor's Island Art Fair, running every weekend in September. You can explore 100 singular rooms of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and sound art and outside on the grass there will be live music, large-scale sculpture, food, drink and more. Also on view the International Center of Photography presents Picture This: New Orleans, featuring the work of renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015). Check the ferry schedule for times from Manhattan and Brooklyn. Earlier ferries are free or its $2 for the later times (free with NYID).

As always, if you'd like our helping planning your weekend, or need help booking a table or tickets, let us help!