The world moves, and in order to keep the attention on yourself, you have gotta do something.
And that is why events exist, to turn your head around, and go “oh something happened, lets watch it”. Today we are going to present you the events that come this september.
1 – Indian American Day, New York
This Caribbean celebration, known for having lively music and lots of skin, is never short on costumed stilt dancers, floats blaring soca and calypso music, and plenty of flags from countries such as Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. Look for vendors stationed along Eastern Parkway selling island eats like jerk chicken, curry goat and oxtail. Early risers can preparty at J’ouvert (pronounced “joo-VAY”), a predawn festival in which revelers throw powdered paint at each other. Head to Grand Army Plaza around 4am when the high jinks really get going. Eastern Pkwy from Schenectady Ave to Flatbush Ave, Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Subway: 3, 4, 5 to Crown Hts-Utica Ave.
2 – Electric Zoo, Randall’s Island
It’s only been four years since Made Event tossed its first Electric Zoo in the open air at Randall’s Island—but in that short space of time, the three-day festival has become a don’t-miss attraction on the electronic-dance-music circuit, attracting EDM fans from throughout the area and around the world. This year’s lineup, as in past years, is heavy on the superstar-DJ action—David Guetta, Diplo and Tiësto are just a few of the big names on hand—but there will be plenty of less bombastic sounds for those looking for something on the underground tip, too.
3 – London Mela, London
The London Mela in Gunnersbury Park is a wonderful celebration of Asian music and culture which always draws a big crowd of 55,000 visitors with its line-up of British Asian music, Bollywood figures and traditional and classical performances. Entertainment is spread over nine zones, all showcasing different types of music with urban, classical and experimental music, DJs, circus and comedy as well as dance, arts and a children’s play area. Artists on this year’s bill include Sufi songstress Harshdeep Kaur, Punjabi singer AS Kang, Bally Sagoo who makes his debut London Mela performance, BBC Asian Network DJs, and the Philharmonia Orchestra who perform with with Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan. There will also be a fun fair and hundreds of stalls selling food and handicrafts plus a new sports area, all of which makes the London Mela a magnet for a multitude of Londoners out for a good time.
4 – Tri Together
The award-winning series of triathlons for people of all ages and abilities returns to London in September, raising money to support Leonard Cheshire Disability. All Tri Together events are open to disabled and non-disabled people, to complete beginners to the seasoned swim, bike and runner. There are junior and senior races, while competitors may take part on their own, in relay teams of twos or threes. For more information please visit www.lcdisability.org/tritogether.
So these were the events for this september. See you in another article!