By Stacey Leigh DiPillo - For Weekender

Heading to New York City? Here are 10 things to check out

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These fall events will make you forget all about summer. Proving we don’t need summer to have fun, this weekend is packed with such awesome events to choose from, you might have some trouble packing it all in. Fashion week and ’90s throwbacks, mindful triathlons and silent dance parties, there’s almost too much fun to be had.

’90s Fest: Remember the ’90s? Blind Melon, Lisa Loeb, Naughty by Nature, Coolio, Salt N Peppa and more are performing live for this awesome throwback extravaganza. From 1 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 there is nowhere else to be.

Photoville: Photoville returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park Sept. 10. This photography event uses re-purposed shipping containers as exhibition spaces for artists from all over the world.

BEAT Festival 2015: Dedicated to showcasing talent within the borough of Brooklyn, the BEAT festival features contemporary work in various venues all across the borough. See comedy, dance, opera, spoken word, theatre and more. For tickets and more info

Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn: Branding themselves the “world’s kindest triathlon,” this event packs a full day of running, yoga and meditation. There will be live music, lawn activities, food and craft vendors to keep you busy all day. Sunday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Vendy Awards: This cook-off between sidewalk chefs of NYC streets is going down Saturday Sept. 12 starting at 12:30pm on Governor’s Island. All proceeds for this annual event go to The Street Vendor Project. Don’t miss this delicious event.

Underground Party- Subway Tour: You may have heard about “quiet clubbing” where partygoers wear headphones and jam silently alongside their fellow quiet clubbers. This underground party is taking it to the next level, mixing a flash mob, dance party and city tour all into one event. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 starting at The Campbell Terrace Outdoor Lounge at Grand Central amazingness will ensue.

New York Fashion Week: Couture fashion week is here only twice a year in NYC so if you are going to be in town, you’re in luck. See designers from all over the world presenting their latest couture clothing and accessories. There will parties, entertainment and the best of the best in fashion around all week. To get in on the fun, go to

NIE Presents Captain We’re Sinking, Petal, Original Sharks, Dizzy Bats, Portuguese Bend, Growing Stone @ Black Bear Bar: The lineup seems long, but it’s worth it. For something new and on the rise, head to Black Bear to see these breakthrough bands perform at the intimate showcase at Black Bear Bar. Doors at 7 p.m., tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at door

Broadway Week 2 –for-1: From September 1-14th you can buy one; get one free for popular Broadway shows. If you’ve wanted to see hits like An American in Paris, Amazing Grace, Chicago, A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, and more, now is the time.

US Open Tennis Championships: Tennis fans, it’s not over yet! The final tournament of the year is going down August 31-September 13th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens. For all the info you need, visit

Stacey Leigh is a creative and an educator living in Brookly, New York. You can email her at

By Stacey Leigh DiPillo

For Weekender

Stacey Leigh is a creative and an educator living in Brookly, New York. You can email her at