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New York City Things To Do in September

Hello, Second Summer! Where the weather is hot, but not too hot and the crisp fall air is still at bay. Take advantage and spend as much time outside on the water.

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Forget overcrowded rooftops for drinks and a sunset. Journey out on the water to Manhattan’s floating yacht club. Fresh air, full bar, tables and 360 degree views. Purchase your ticket for your launch time to take a ferry out to the club. BYO food and snacks. And don’t forget sunnies and a few layers once the sun goes down. Once on board, tables and bar seating is available to set up for the evening and watch the boat races and sunset. A departure time is listed on your ticket, but if it’s not crowded, stay as long as you want or until the captain calls it!

Jet Ski Tours

Get up close and personal to the sights on the Hudson. No prior experience required. (Wet)Suit up and zip through the Hudson River to see the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, Freedom Tower, Hudson Yards and more. Reserved at New York Harbor Jet Ski, which takes off in Hoboken, NJ. A quick car or subway ride from hotels near Rockefeller Center. Lockers, changing rooms, and showers are all available onsite.

Kayaking at Pier 26

There are so many great activities along the Hudson at the piers. One that doesn’t require any funds or a reservation: kayaking at Pier 26. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little damp or a bathing suit, sandals, and sun protection. Never tried kayaking? Get a quick lesson and don’t worry if you need help. There are supervisors in the water to make sure you don’t go wayward. Items can be locked up in free lockers and outdoor showers to rinse. 


There is a cruise for everyone: brunch, happy hour, party, elegant…Manhattan has it. Blow off some work steam at happy (two) hour cruise launching off at Pier 15. Different ticket tiers include food with your beverages while a DJ provides the soundtrack. Want a reason to dress up? Book the Bateaux Premier Dinner Cruise for a 3-course meal and live music. For max daylight, do brunch with the North River Lobster Co. A seafood lover’s dream. Non-seafood lovers should not pass this up either. They have chicken, sandwiches, and burgers on the menu, as well. Launch times are every two hours starting at 1pm for weekend brunch

Reminder to bring layers on all of these adventures as it gets cooler on the water. Happy Floating!

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