Summer may be coming to a close, but exciting events in the NYC area are just getting started. September is one of the best months of the year to get out and enjoy the outdoors (yes, we’ll take a little less humidity for those stadium concerts and local food fairs) then ease into a crisp evening for a comedy show or highly anticipated restaurant opening. With so much to do this month, we made it simple: a one a day guide to your best September ever. We promise you all the good fun (while saving the pumpkin lattes for October).

If you’re staying in town for Labor Day Weekend, the US Open is underway and a grounds pass gives you access to the tennis action at Flushing Meadows. Take it inside on Saturday 9/2 with a screening of the classic film “Tootsie” at Brooklyn Academy of Music and on Sunday 9/3, back outside for The 25th Annual Tugboat Race & Competition, which is fun to watch from a Circle Line Tour Boat (it leaves at  9:30am from Pier 83 at W 43rd and Hudson River Park .