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Mid-September in NYC

September 16, 2022 | 4 min Read

The days are growing a bit shorter, but the weather is still warm and Mid-September is a great time to enjoy the city and wind down the summer. From dining in the dark to an Upper West Side lantern festival, we have suggestions to keep your fall days (and evenings) occupied! There’s never a dull moment in NYC!

Dining in the Dark

Forget about ambiance… try dining in total darkness. Hidden’s Dining in the Dark is an exciting and anticipated culinary event that will be running in New York City from September 16 through October 30. The fun 90-minute experience challenges the taste buds and tests your sense of adventure. During a “pitch black” event, diners will be blindfolded before being served their dinner. In darkness, the experience becomes not about how things appear, but instead forces diners to rely on a heightened sense of touch, taste, feel, etc. to enjoy a meal.

Dinners are pre-booked with the choice of meat or vegetarian— but the meals are kept secret. Drinks can also be ordered and consumed before entering the dining space.

The Shepherd & the Knucklehead of Hoboken

1313 Willow Ave

New York, NY 07030

Through October 30, 2022

Morningside Lights

This year marks the return of the annual Morningside Lights lantern festival. This Upper West Side tradition brings residents and visitors together in the creation of their own lanterns that are then floated at 8pm on September 24. The community event will illuminate the night with large one-of-a-kind handmade lanterns, bringing light and life back to public space.

Anyone who is interested in participating in the event can attend free lantern building workshops from September 17 through the 23.

The Morningside Lights procession begins in Morningside Park at 116th Street and Morningside Avenue at 8 PM. Meet at the start to walk in the procession or join in anywhere along the route. The route is approximately one mile in length and arrives on the Columbia campus around 8:45 PM approximately.

Morningside Park at 116th Street & Morningside Ave

New York, NY

Saturday, September 24, 2022

8pm start

Parade of Trains

Get ready to travel back in time and commute like New Yorkers of the past by riding vintage MTA trains. The New York Transit Museum’s Parade of Trains is back with historic train rides. Four vintage trains from the Transit Museum’s archives will run from the Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms. The museum has some of the oldest rolling stock in the US and is committed to keeping the trains in use for special occasions. The cost is the same as a normal ride and MetroCards function.

Trips are round trip only to Kings Highway and back (a 20-minute ride). Trains can only be boarded and disembarked at Brighton Beach station.

Brighton Beach Station

Over Brighton Beach Avenue between Brighton 5th Street and Brighton 7th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11235

September 17 and 18, 2022

Museum Day

September 17 marks the 18th annual Museum Day in New York City and around the country. Participating museums and cultural institutions will allow visitors at no cost. The theme this year is the American Experience as seen through the arts and sciences. Entry will require a ticket for access, which can be downloaded here. Museum Day “represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion,” reads the official press release.

Participating museums in and near NYC include the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, the Poster House in Manhattan, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in Manhattan, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx and others.

Locations Vary

September 17, 2022

About The Lombardy Hotel

The Lombardy Hotel’s timeless elegance is iconic to Midtown Manhattan. Our rooms are spacious, comfortable and thoughtfully designed to make you feel at home. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to New York City.

*Due to Covid-19 our restaurant, cafe and gym will remain closed for a time.

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