Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we’re looking forward to the changing of the seasons. New York tends to dive right into the fall mood with its flurry of art fairs and auctions and other key events from fashion to food in early September. Book a spontaneous trip to the Big Apple to partake in them and enjoy our guide for more exciting places to eat and stay within the following months.


Sotheby’s Auctions

Princess Diana’s Warm & Wonderful Black Sheep Sweater, Wilt Chamberlain’s 1972 NBA Finals “Championship Clinching” Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers Jersey and nearly 130 works from A.G. Rosen’s contemporary art collection are just a few of the lots lined up for Sotheby’s September and October auctions. Additional auctions are “Contemporary Curated” on September 28, and “Fall Photographs” on October 5.


The Armory Show

Recently acquired by Frieze art fair, The Armory Show comes to the Javits Center from September 8-10 (invitation-only preview, September 7). Several Florida-based galleries including Ascaso, David Castillo, Nina Johnson and Spinello Projects are among over 225 international galleries. Sectors range from Platform’s large-scale installations themed “Rewriting Histories” to Presents for emerging galleries no more than a decade old.


Independent 20th Century

Independent 20th Century, Independent Art Fair’s offshoot that debuted last year, hosts its second edition at Cipriani South Street at the Battery Maritime Building from September 8-10 (invitation-only preview, September 7). Approximately 30 galleries and nonprofits including newcomers like Hauser & Wirth Institute and Almine Rech and Donald Ellis galleries were nominated to participate, while programming with talks and performances debuts.


New York Fashion Week

Taking place at various locations from September 8-13, NYFW: The Shows offers “On Location” experiences. Many designer brands like Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler and Alice & Olivia are inviting fans to get up close and personal through tiered packages for runway shows with front row seating, meet and greets, VIP gifts and shopping credits during presentations of their Spring 2024 collections.


The Fifth Avenue Hotel

Slated to open October 16, The Fifth Avenue Hotel is part of the NoMad neighborhood’s renaissance. Martin Brudnizki designed interiors for the 153-room, Gilded Age-inspired hotel housed in a Beaux Art building with a newly constructed, modern glass tower. Guests can dine at James Beard award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini’s Café Carmellini with French/Italian fare and sip cocktails and unwind in The Portrait Bar.


New Restaurants

Patrons of chef José Andrés’s shuttered Bazaar at SLS Miami Beach are delighted his Spanish meets Japanese cuisine can be found at his new Bazaar in the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad. Crossover examples are robata-grilled Ibréico pork and madai crudo with irizake sauce and tomato water. Montauk’s The Surf Lodge opened Ketchy Shuby, a casual hangout for healthy to decadent dishes in SoHo. |