Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: September 6-8

Erica Brosnan
September 03, 2019 - 3:33 pm
RuPaul's DragCon

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Summer might be over, but there’s still plenty of reasons to get out of the house this weekend!

If you’re into sports, the Mets play a weekend series with the Phillies at Citi Field that could have major playoff implications while the Jets open their NFL season at the MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

If you’re into healthy living, check out the yoga festival happening at the Sands Point Preserve on Long Island.

If you just want to hang with friends, check out the New York Craft Brewers Festival, check out a concert in New York City or stop by Randall’s Island for a free movie night.

Whatever you decide to do, the weekend is guaranteed to be a blast with these fun events.


Phillies at New York Mets

It's free shirt Friday for all fans in attendance at Citi Field. Head over the ballpark to see the red hot Mets take on the Phillies in a game that could have major playoff implications!

When: Friday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7:10 p.m.

Where: Citi Field (Flushing, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

Mets vs Phillies
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RuPaul’s DragCon

Don't miss your chance to dance to RuPaul's DJ sets, meet your favorite queens and so much more at the annual DragCon at the Jacob Javits Center this weekend! Enjoy three days of art, pop culture and, of course, all thing drag. Upgrade to VIP status and you might even get to see a surprise performance by an iconic star.

When: Friday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 8

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $40 to $70

Zac Brown Band Concert

Zac Brown Band is bringing its “The Owl Tour” back to the Tri-State area, this time in New Jersey! Stop by the BB&T Pavilion and enjoy a night of live music at an amphitheater on the water.

When: Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

Where: BB&T Pavilion (Camden, N.J.)

Price: Varies

Brewfest at the Beach

Looking to hang out with some friends and a few cold ones on the beach? Look no further than New London’s Brewfest at the Beach. Sample the best brews from local vendors, great food and some live music.

When: Friday, Sept. 6 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Where: Ocean Beach Park (New London, Conn.)

Price: $25


USA Today Wine and Food Festival

If you love “Queer Eye” and are a self-proclaimed “foodie,” then you need to stop by this event in Brooklyn. Celebrity chefs and local restaurateurs will be hosting more tastings than you could ever want and not to forget, “Queer Eye’s” own culinary master, Antoni Porowski, will be there promoting his new cookbook!

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m.

Where: LeFrak Center (Prospect Park, N.Y.)

Price: $50 to $180

Antoni Porowski
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One Love Long Island Yoga Festival

If healthy living is more your thing, check out this yoga festival at the Sands Point Preserve in Point Washington. More than 20 Long Island yoga studios are putting on the event which includes classes, music, face painting and vendors galore. Just bring your mat and chill.

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Where: Sands Point Preserve (Port Washington, N.Y.)

Price: $50 to $72

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Essex County African American Caribbean Festival

The fifth annual Caribbean Festival comes back to Essex County this weekend with Caribbean food, carnival masqueraders, steel pan music, dancing and fun for the entire family!

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 (9 a.m. to 8 p.m)

Where: Branch Brook Park (Newark, N.J.)

Price: Free

New York Craft Brewers Festival: Long Island

The first annual New York Craft Brewers Festival comes to Long Island this Saturday, The unique event will allow attendees to taste unlimited samples for over 60 brewers from every region of the state!

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 (1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Where: Belmont Park Racetrack (Elmont, N.Y.)

Price: $10 to $75

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Saturday Night Party Cruise on the Hudson

New York is known for its nightlife and this event is sure not to disappoint! Head over to Pier 40 and board this party cruise for a night of dancing while you cruise along the Hudson River.

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 (8:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.)

Where: Pier 40 (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $55 to $220

NY Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Tailgate Party

You’re not going to want to miss this! The Jets open their NFL season at the MetLife, where the gates open at 8 a.m. for a day full of tailgating before the 1 p.m. kickoff.

When: Sunday, Sept. 8 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Where: Metlife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)

Price: $80 to $275

Kevin James Stand-Up

Actor and comedian Kevin James knows how to make a crowd laugh – that’s why this event on Long Island is nearly completely sold out! Get your tickets for a chance to see the great in action!

When: Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Paramount (Huntington, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

Kevin James
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Arts and Music Festival

Artists looking for a way to showcase their work can do that and so much more at this festival in Edgewater! It’s free to attend and there will be a juried art competition, live music local vendors and much more.

When: Sunday, Sept. 8 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Where: Veterans Field (Edgewater, N.J.)

Price: Free

Randall's Island Outdoor Movie Nights

Randall's Island Park returns with its final free film series with “Creed II.” Show up early for free games and crafts — and to grab some free popcorn while it lasts.

When: Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Randall's Island Park (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Free

Michael B. Jordan
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Washington Square Park Folk Festival

There are few places as important to the history of American folk music than Washington Square Park – musicians like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan used the park as a place to perform and this annual event honors their impact by bringing together dozens of folk and bluegrass acts to perform – all at no cost!

When: Sunday, Sept. 8 (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Where: Garibaldi Plaza (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Free