What To Do During September in Central New York
Summer will be around officially until September 22nd, and according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2012, when autumn arrives at 10:49 a.m. on the 22nd, it will be the earliest fall arrival since 1896.
September means back to school, football, apples and cider, the best corn on the cob, fall harvest and changing foliage.
Here are some important September dates:
Sept. 11 – 9/11 Commemoration and Memorial Services
Here is a schedule of local 9/11 observances according to our sister station Lite 98.7:
“The Annual Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Genesis Group happens as 7:30 at Hart’s Hill Inn. You do need a reservation, so call 792-7187. They’ll be collecting non-perishable food items for vets.
At 9:15 am, there will be a wreath- laying ceremony at the Utica 9/11 Monument, Sherman Drive and Culver Ave.
Also at 9:30, Herkimer County Community College will have a wreath-laying remembrance ceremony.
The names of the NYC firefighters who died on 9/11 will be read at the Firemen and Police Memorial on the Parkway in Utica. That starts at noon.
The 11th annual 9/11 Ceremony in New York Mills starts at the Fire House at 5:40pm. The Silent March goes to the 9/11 Memorial at 320 Main Street and all those attending are encouraged to carry an American flag. Refreshments will be served after the march.”
Sept. 11 – Patriot Day
Sept. 17 – Jewish New Year
September 21 -Big Frog 104′s Chili-Palooza at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds, Frankfort
Sept. 26 – Yom Kippur
Sept. (various dates) – Debut of new fall shows on major TV networks
If you have younger kids, September is traditionally when you start shopping for their Halloween costumes. Boo!
And if you have a special occasion during September – a birthday, anniversary or whatever, that would make September even more special.