Fall Frenzy

With summer days slowly drifting away into the oblivion of our memory, and changing into fast-paced hardworking days at the University, filled with assignments and exams, we can almost forget to have a little bit of fun.

However, in the midst of all the studying, the month of September is bringing festivity and entertainment to all students who crave excitement.

You can start off the new semester with a bang by joining in on the fun at Union Square’s Back to School Annual Blowout on September 14 at noon. The event is bound to make your adrenaline rush, for there will be tons of dancing and live music involved at one of the most popular spots in the city.

With four new signed bands such as The Lightyears and The Rosewood Thieves, as well as comedy acts like Pete Dominick, this event promises to be one you will remember all semester long.

In addition, there will be plenty of free giveaways from places like the New York Sports Club, Broadway, and Sephora as well as interesting volunteer opportunities for the 2008 school year.

A few days before you head out to party like a rock star, you can attend the 81st Annual Feast of San Gennaro situated in Manhattan and beginning its route along Mulberry Street and Canal Street. The festival starts on September 11 and goes on through September 21.

There is plenty to do at the festival with an abundance of live music entertainment and around 300 food stands where you can enjoy Italian delicacies such as a cannoli. You can also take part in one of the four parades, or just enjoy watching from the stands, not to mention purchase unique souvenirs.

If the feast and the blowout party do not strike your fancy there is also Bryant Park’s Fashion Week, The River to River Festival, and The Medieval Festival. The River to River Festival will feature many different entertainment acts throughout the month of September in downtown Manhattan.

One of the first acts, scheduled to perform September 3 at 7 p.m. in Wagner Park, is the Latin Giants of Jazz. They will make you get off your seat and dance the night away with their unforgettable beats.

Fashion week in Bryant Park starts on September 5 and goes on to September 12 giving the fashionistas something to talk about. You can spot the latest fashion, celebrities, as well as people from the industry at this annual New York City event.

If you want to go back in time then the Medieval Festival is the right place for you. The festival is taking place on September 28 at 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Fort Tryon Park. There will be plenty of food, dancing, magic, music, and jousting for your entertainment.

Whether you are a fashion lover, a history buff, or somebody who has a passion for music, culture, and dancing, then September’s festivals are the perfect solution for your studying blues.