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Trains, Tennis, Tributes and More: A Round-up of Mid September Activities

September 8, 2023 | 3 min Read

Summer may have slipped away, but the nice weather is still with us and tourists and New Yorkers alike are enjoying the moment before fall sets in. On the heels of the fun of Labor Day, there are a few activities that you won’t want to miss happening in the Big Apple this weekend and beyond!

Parade of Trains

If you love the idea of time travel, the vintage train experience is for you! This weekend, a group of historic trains will make trips between the Kings Highway Manhattan-bound B/Q platform and Brighton Beach station B/Q platforms. The Parade of Trains is a unique experience that happens just for the weekend. The cost is the same as a standard MTA fare.

Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, from 11am – 4pm.

US Open

This year the US Open Quarterfinals have more American players in them than nearly ever before, particularly in the men’s singles. Whether you’re a die-hard tennis fan or just a casual spectator, there’s nothing quite like seeing the US Open live and in person. The intensity and speed of the players as they duke it out for one of tennis’ top titles is legendary. This weekend the tournament will wrap up and new winners will be crowned. See it in person! Tickets are available on and Ticketmaster.

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Queens, NY 11351

Overstory Rooftop Bar

If you’re looking for a classy city bar with 360° views that won’t break the bank, you’ll want to try Overstory. This special occasion spot is located on the 64th floor of a Financial District historic building. While Overstory is not cheap, it’s not gratuitously priced. Cocktails are all $24 and there is a wrap around terrace that affords epic views to give pause and appreciate the sparkle of the city.

70 Pine Street

New York, NY 10005

9/11 Tribute

If you’re visiting New York over 9/11, you’ll notice the solemn tone that falls over the city. Tribute in Light is an annual commemorative light installation that shines from sunset to sunrise on the night of September 11. It honors those killed in the attacks, the heroes who valiantly saved lives in the aftermath and it celebrates the unbreakable strength and character of New York.

Beams of blue light, shot into the night sky symbolize the Twin Towers. For the best viewing spots, try Washington Square or Union Square parks in Manhattan.

Rooftop Movies

Summer may be winding down, but outdoor, rooftop movies will keep going well into October. Rooftop Cinema Club has a full schedule of films running for the fall. Romance is in the night air or just on the minds of Rooftop Movies curators as they feature a date-friendly theme for September. Among the films shown will be When Harry Met Sally, Casablanca, La La Land, The Notebook and more. Locations vary by film and shows begin just after sundown. Guests are welcome to arrive early and take in the rooftop views. Tickets for purchase in the link above.

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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