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Global Citizen Festival, Central Park, September 24

Bike New York, September 25


Name of Event: Aki Sasamoto: Delicate Cycle
Delicate Cycle, Sasamoto's first solo show in a US museum, highlights the artist's work where performance and sculpture meet. The primary theme, from which the show draws its name, is neuroses around cleanliness and filth. Citing the example of a dung beetle's resourceful use of one mobile unit as its home and food, Sasamoto makes use of washing machines and dryers as part of her site-specific sculptures for this show.  
Date: September 19 – January 2
Location:  Sculpture Center 44-19 Purves St. Queens, NY 11101

 Name of Event: Wonders of the Arctic
The Arctic is a world more diverse than many imagine, but there is one constant throughout the entirety of the territory: ice. Scientists and Inuit leaders come together on film to tell the stories of this world populated by polar bears, huskies and narwhals. For more information, visit
Date September 2, 2016– March 2 2017
Location: American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., Manhattan, NY 10024

 Name of Event: Mauro Fiorese: Treasure Rooms
In most cases, the masterpieces that live within musuem archives remain hidden and unknown to the general public. Treasure Rooms, Mauro Fiorese's first exhibit in the US, lifts the veil with a glimpse inside the archives of the Uffizi Gallery, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna and other Italian museums. Rather than as stuffed attices, Fiorese's photos present these "treasure rooms" as the curated spaces they are.
Courtesy, Mauro Fiorese and Robert Mann Gallery
Date: September – October 22

Name of Event: 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial

Date: September 19 – December 7
Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
Name of Event: Things to do in Harlem
Date: Month of September

Location: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St., Manhattan, NY 10027


Name of  Event:  Hotter Than That: 90 Years of Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
Ninety years ago, Louis Armstrong got his name on a record label for the first time ever. The groundbreaking recording “Heebie Jeebies” by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five, released in 1926, set the tone for the jazz legend’s storied career.
Date:  September – October 16

Location:  Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., Queens, NY 11368
Contact:  Tel: 718-478-8274
Name of Event:  In Conversation: The Photographs of Alice Austen and Christine Osinski
Alice Austen and Christine Osinksi are each known for their candid photography of life on Staten Island. Through this exhibition, visitors can see their works side by side, which were created nearly one hundred years apart but have incredible similarities. Each of these women took a camera and documented life in the streets and domestic environments of Staten Island in order to tell the story of life in the borough at that time—which seems to have gone unchanged over almost an entire century. 
Date: Sept 18 – December 23Location: Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305
Contact:   Tel: 718-816-4506
Name of Event:  Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900–1918
Through a dozen paintings, 40 drawings, pieces of decorative art and vintage photos, this exhibit explores the artist's portaits of women in Vienna. A prime focus will be on two works—Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912)—displayed side by side for the first time in 10 years. Also shown will be a handful of Klimt’s most important society portraits: Portrait of Szerena Lederer (1899), the subject of which accucmulated the most important Klimt collection of her era; Portrait of Elisabeth Lederer (1914-16), daughter of Szerena Lederer; and the unfinished Portrait of Ria Munk III (1917).
Date:  September 22 – January 16 2017
Location:  Neue Gallerie New York, 1048 Fifth Ave. Manhattan, NY 10028

Name of Event:  Cerámica de los Ancestros
Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Latino Center, this major bilingual exhibition displays pieces from one of the world's largest and rarely seen collections of more than 10,000 ancient ceramic objects from the Americas. The selected items showcase Central America's first peoples and the societies they developed through seven regions (Ulúa River, Maya, Lempa River, Greater Nicoya, Central Caribbean, Greater Chiriquí and Greater Coclé) that today make up parts of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
Date: September – January 31, 2017
Location:  National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green, Manhattan, NY 10004Contact:  Tel: (212) 514-3700
Name of Event:  The Arts of Nepal and Tibet
In connection with the Asian Art Centennial, the Met celebrates the reinstallation of these galleries. Among the highlights of the works of art from the 9th to the 19th centuries are the 14 newly acquired masterpieces from the Zimmerman Family Collection.
Date:  Month of September
Location:  The Met Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave. at 82nd St, Manhattan, NY 10028
Contact: Tel:  (212) 535-7710

 Name of Event: Dinosaurs Among Us
This spring, the American Museum of Natural History will be acquiring a new resident—a 122-foot-long cast of a dinosaur that will be part of a new permanent exhibition in the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center. The introduction of this new exhibition will kick off a year of dinosaur-themed events and exhibitions, including Dinosaurs Among Us, which examines the way in which a group of dinosaurs became the birds we are familiar with today. The exhibition will delve into the anatomy and physiology of our current-day birds and how they link back to their ancestors
Date: September – January 2, 2017
Location:   American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., Manhattan, NY 10024
Contact:  visit, Tel:  (212) 769-5100


Name of Event: New York Red Bulls Soccer
The New York Red Bulls are the NYC area's first local entry in Major League Soccer—the top soccer league in the United States. Red Bull Arena, widely considered among the best soccer-specific stadiums in the nation, features stands with metal flooring that fans can stomp on, and the place gets loud for big games.
Date: September – October 16
Location: Red Bull Arena, 600 Cape May St, Harrison, NJ 07029

Name of Event:  New York City Football Club Soccer

The New York City market's second Major League Soccer team—a rival to the Red Bulls—have adopted Yankee Stadium as their temporary home pitch and signed well-known players like David Villa and Andrea Pirlo.
Date: September – October 23
Location: Yankee Stadium, 1 E. 161st St. Bronx, NY 10451


Name of Event:  Global Citizen Festival

Music festivals are fairly commonplace in the City, but few combine titanic star power with social change. The annual Global Citizen Festival tackles that effort, bringing together some of music’s biggest stars—Rihanna, Eddie Vedder and Metallica are among those on this year’s bill—to raise awareness around the fight against poverty, hunger and climate change throughout the world.
Date: September 24
Location: Central Park, Central Park, Between Fifth Ave. and Central Park West, Manhattan, NY 10024

Name of Event: Feast of San Gennaro
Observing its 90th anniversary in 2016, Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro salutes the patron saint of Naples with celebrations during the festival’s 11-day run. One highlight of the traditional Italian-American street fair is the food located along Mulberry Street: cannoli, fried dough, torrone (a honey nougat candy usually flecked with almonds) and, of course, sausage-and-pepper sandwiches. (There are also pizza- and cannoli-eating contests.) Aside from the edibles—for which you’ll want to bring some cash—guests can enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations and the focus of the event: a customary procession of the statue of San Gennaro on September 19.
Date: September 15 – September 25
Contact:   visit

Name of Event: Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival
The Generations in Jazz Festival was created in 2010 to ensure the future of jazz music by passing it along to younger generations. Among those performing at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola will be instrumentalists Bruce Harris and the Big Sax Section, Robin Eubanks, Sharel Cassity and the Joey Alexander Trio, and vocalists Veronica Swift and Marilyn Maye.
Date: September – October 2
Location:   Jazz at Lincoln Center,, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St., Manhattan, NY 10019
Contact:  visit


Name of Event:  Adele
Hello. Rumor has it that the woman who smashed *NSync's longstanding one-week album-sales record—in the year 2015 no less—is bringing her big voice to one of the biggest rooms in music. Someone like you probably wants tickets.
Date: September 19 -26
Location:  Madison Square Garden, 2 Penn Plaza, Manhattan, NY 10121


Name of Event:  The Lion King
More than 85 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that is The Lion King. And there's no better place to experience this landmark entertainment event than in the city where it all began. Visit the Minskoff Theatre, in the heart of Times Square, and discover the pride of New York.

Guests with disabilities: for more information about wheelchair seating, audio description, closed captioning and sound enhancement
Date: September 2016
Location: Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
Contact:, Tel: (866) 870-2717

Name of Event:  Cosima von Bonin: Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?
Cosima von Bonin is best known for her fascination with the sea, an ongoing theme in her work. This exhibit, her first New York City solo museum show, focuses on her sculptural work since 2000. Von Bonin explores the dichotomy between the mysterious underworld that is deep, dark and unknown and its heavily used, sun-filled beaches through sculptures that range from lobsters and sharks to bikinis and lifeguard stands.
Date:  Sept 19 –January 2
Location: Sculpture Center, 44-19 Purves St., Queens, NY 11101

Name of Event: La Canción: The Musical
This new musical set in the Bronx follows Rafa, a huge fan of urban music, who has a strange dream one night in which he hears a song he has never heard before that he beomces obsessed with. Trying to figure out where it came from and who wrote it, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and has some adventures along the way. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles, the show features original songs by platinum-selling Puerto Rican rapper Vico C. 
Date: September 23 – October 9                         
Location:  Repertorio Español, 138 E. 27th St., Manhattan, NY 10016
Contact:   Tel: 212-225-9999


Name of Event:  Proust's Muse
This exhibition focuses on the real-life inspiration for Marcel Proust’s character Duchesse de Guermantes from his lengthy novel, In Search of Lost Time. The duchess was modeled after Élisabeth, Comtesse de Greffulhe, considered a renowned beauty in her time. The show concentrates on her wardrobe, consisting heavily of dresses fashioned with lace bodices and billowing taffeta. For more information, visit
Date: September 23 – January 7
Location: Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Seventh Ave. at 27th St., Manhattan, NY 10001

Event Name: Sophia Al-Maria
Qatar-born artist Sophia Al-Maria debuts a series of videos inspired by the Gruen Transfer—a visual and auditory manipulation technique used to disorient shoppers and lead them to make more purchases. This is Al-Maria’s first American solo show.
Date: September – October 31Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Manhattan, NY 10014

Name of Event:  Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix
Queens Museum shows four commissioned pieces based on essays in Rebecca Solnit’s book Nonstop Metropolis—specifically revolving around Queens’ linguistic diversity and proximity to water.
Date: September – January 1, 2017
Location: Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368


Name of Event:  Lewis Black: Black to the Future
The famously cantankerous Lewis Black—who rose to fame on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show—brings his loud, opinionated stand-up act to Broadway. Given that the US presidential election is right around the corner, it’s safe to say he’ll have plenty of source material.
Date: Sept 12 – Oct 10
Location: Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Contact:  www.

Name of Event:  Grandma’s Ashes
The coveted Saturday night slots at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea have been a reliable source of laughter for many years now. At 10:30pm, this show continues that tradition. The cast, which includes comedians with experience working on 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, creates a scene based on secrets submitted anonymously by audience members.
Date: September 2016
Location:  Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 W. 26th St., Manhattan, NY 10011

Name of Event: Monumental Lhasa: Fortress, Palace, Temple
Architectural landmarks help lend places their visual identity; some of Tibet's most prominent ones go back more than 1000 years, to the seventh century. Monumental Lhasa: Fortress, Palace, Temple explores how images of places like the residence of the Dalai Lama have been viewed by Tibetans and Westerners.
Date: September 16 – January 9, 2017

Location:  Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St., Manhattan, NY 10011


Name of Event:  Gracie Mansion Tours
Residence of the Mayor of the City of New York.  Among the items showcased on the weekly tours of this former home of Archbald Gracie is Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie's New York, the new installation consisting of nearly fifty works that date from 1763 to 1825. Among the highlights are Cantonware from New York's early trade with China, stoneware from a free African American and a portrait of the daughter of the then-governor of Connecticut.
Date:  September 20, September 27
Time:  Tours are held each Tuesday at 10 AM, 11AM, 2PM, 3PM.

Location: Gracie Mansion, East End Ave, Manhattan, NY 10128

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The official calendar

Calendar 2016.  2017 Calendar to be posted on September 8


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Monday, 19 September

UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

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Tuesday, 20 September (up to 9 working days in accordance with para. 2 of resolution 57/301) 

Annual general debate, Theme: "The Sustainable Development Goals: a universal push to transform our world"

General Debate of the 71st session of the General Assembly (resolution 57/301)

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Wednesday, 21 September

  • Apply to attend Paris Climate Change Agreement ratification event at UN Headquarters (21 September, 8:00-9:00am)
  • Civil society representatives that work on climate change mitigation or adaptation interested in attending this event may apply here:
  • Travel funding is not available from the UN for this event.  
  • DEADLINE: 12 September 2016
  • Private companies interested in attending this event, please apply via Global Compact. Instructions are available here:

Wednesday, 21 September

High-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance convened by the President of the General Assembly (resolutions 70/193 and 70/297)

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Thursday, 22 September

High-level segment of the General Assembly to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development (resolution 70/155)

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Monday, 26 September

High-level plenary meeting convened by the President of the General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (resolution 70/34)

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Event Name:  Saluting Multiculturalism & Diversity
A high-level town-meeting to salute Multiculturalism and Diversity. 

Date: Week of September 19

Event Name:  The Business Leadership Commission on the Diaspora Economy
Date:  (September 19 – 26)
Location: United Nations
Organizer: FFD-BAG & Partners/by invitation only

Action Platform: United Nations Round

Event Name: A series of Press Conferences to announce New Commitments, Projects in support of Agenda 2030.

Event Name:  Saluting Multiculturalism & Diversity
A high-level town-meeting to salute Multiculturalism and Diversity. 
Date: Postponed
Location: City Hall - City Council
Organizer: FFD-BAG & Partners/ Sponsors

Platform: New York City Council Round

Event Name: The Financing for Development Fund Opportunity for Investors
Date: September 23
Time: 12:30 - 4pm
Location: By invitation only
Organizer:  FFD-BAG & Partners
Platform: Wall Street Round

Event Name:  Prayer Service to mark the Opening of the General Assembly
Date: September 18
Time:  11AM
Location: St. John the Divine, Harlem New York
Organizer: St John the Divine

Platform: Ecumenical Invitation

Event(s) Name: Country National Dish Night

Eat and Dine to exquisite national dish from around the world at one of the International Week’s participating restaurant.
Date: September 19-26
Location: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, NY
Organizer: FFD-BAG & Participating Restaurants

Platform: International Food Night

Event(s) Name:   Multicultural Fine Arts

Visit multicultural fine arts in NYC at one of the International Week’s participating gallery. Date: September 19-26, (See Other Activities)

Platform: International Gallery Night

Event Name:  Presidential Forum on Tourism

The Africa Travel Association will hold its 11th Annual Presidential Forum on Tourism on Monday, September 19, 2016 on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly meetings. This high-profile event, which is co-hosted by New York University-Africa House, brings together tourism leaders from across Africa to spotlight the critical role tourism plays in driving socio-economic growth and development.

Date: September 19, 2016 | 9:00a-4:00p
Location: New York University 

Organizer: The Africa Travel Association

Event Name: Leveraging the SDGs for Inclusive Growth: Delivering Access to Justice for All
A gala reception and panel discussion with distinguished Ministerial representatives of government from Austria, Colombia, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ukraine, and the United States, on the subject of implementing access to justice for all to achieve inclusive economic growth. By invitation only
Date: September 18
Time: 6pm -9pm
Location: Westin Grand Central Hotel, Madison Ballroom
Organizer:  Open Society Foundations and Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development

Name of Event: War Child: I've Moved, My Rights Haven't
War Child UK’s global ambassador Carey Mulligan will host a panel of high level representatives to share their perspectives on how the rights of children forced to flee conflict can be better protected. Registration required for admittance
Date: September 18
Time: 6:30PM – 9:00PM
Location: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016, United States
Organizer: War Child

Name of Event:  4th Annual Bunengi AfricaSTEM First Ladies and Global Business Leaders Summit
Ahead of the 2016 US-Africa Business Summit in New York, the Bunengi Foundation will be hosting the 4th Annual Bunengi AfricaSTEM Global First Ladies and Business Leadership Summit (the first Africa led First Ladies’ STEM initiative) to highlight the need to empower women and girls in Africa through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).Building on these previous successful dialogue’
Date: September 19
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00PM
Location: Bunengi Foundation and Infor Building
Contact: Devarani Naidu on +27 11 784 1042 or

Name of Event: EATx UNGA 2016 "Urban Food Systems: The Nutrition Challenge
This EATx will convene an event at the United Nations across sectors and disciplines involved in the food-system challenges to discuss concrete solutions and commitments..
Date: September 20
Time: 1:15PM – 2:45PM
Location:  Conference Room 3, UNHQ, New York, NY
Organizers: EAT Foundation and The Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations

Event Name: Real Choices, Real Lives: Ten Years On
Join our expert panel (5pm - 6pm) to discuss the realities of girls’ lives and how gendered social norms and inequality affect their rights, dreams and aspirations.
Date: 20 September
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM / Followed by drinks reception & networking (6-7pm)
Location: The Westin New York Grand Central, 212 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Organizer: Plan International UK

Event Name: Women’s Leadership and Gender Perspectives on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
The objective of this high-level meeting is to discuss the gender dimensions of preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism. A group of leaders at the forefront of the fight against violent extremism will discuss how we can bring the agenda forward..
Date: September 20
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Conference Room 4, UNHQ
Organizer: Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, the Women's Alliance for Security Leadership, and UN Women

Event Name: Roadmap to 2030: Surgery’s Essential Role in Achieving Health for All
This panel will focus on safe surgical care as a catalyst for achieving universal health coverage and the broader sustainable development agenda. Panelists will discuss strategies for strengthening surgical care and health systems overall, highlighting the linkages between robust country-level engagement, innovative approaches, effective financing strategies and collaboration across sectors.
Date: September 21
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center 450 East 29th Street, Room 200, New York, NY 10016
Organizer:  G4 Alliance, GE Foundation, Safe Surgery 2020

Event Name: Putting People First: Community-led Development
The Hunger Project and the Movement for Community-led Development. A Davos-style interactive panel of leaders from civil society, governments and the UN followed by a wine and hor's d'ouevres reception. Our discussion will focus on the importance of empowering community-level planning and action as key to achieving the SDGs.
Date: September 22
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Inside Park at St. Bart's - 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Event Name: Pathways to Zero Hunger
The “Pathways to Zero Hunger” event will showcase concrete transformations in food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture that directly contribute to the delivery of the 2030 Agenda and build on complementarities among development partners and synergies across the Sustainable Development Goals to leave no one behind.
Date: September 22
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:   ECOSOC Chamber, UN HQ
Organizer: FAO, IFAD, WFP, EOSG, UN Global Compact, Office the Special Envoy on Youth

Event Name:  Refugee@EDU  Millennium@EDU SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION
Debate and presentations from champion companies and startups from several countries on how technology can support refugees and migrants education and learning
Date: September 23
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times Square, 7th Floor, NYC

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