Harvest September’s bounty

Your guide to this month’s must-do events.

Beer meets music for one amazing festival

Pitchfork brings the music, and beer culture website October brings the brewers at OctFest, two days of concerts by 20 artists and over 250 varieties of beer from around the world coming to Governors Island. Curated food pairings are also on the bill. Sept. 8-9, $75-$140, octfest.co

See the hidden city

Open House New York offers an exciting chance to go inside the city’s homes, factories, offices and soaring skyscrapers normally closed to the public. Expanded to three days this year, the event takes place Oct. 12-14, but the list of sites will be revealed Sept. 18, with reservations opening Sept. 25. ohny.org

Turn off your TV and see it live

There’s never been more television being made in New York City than right now, and fans can be sure they’ll meet the biggest stars and see fall’s most exciting pilots before they air at the Tribeca TV Festival. Tickets are on sale now, with highlights including a retrospective with Bryan Cranston, an extended cut of Anthony Bourdain’s final complete episode of “Parts Unknown,” and Meryl Streep interviewing comedian Tracey Ullman. Sept. 20-23, $30-$40, tribecafilm.com/TVfestival

Party like the Germans

Lederhosen is optional but singing along while hoisting your stein high in the air is not at the many Oktoberfest events that take over the city starting in mid-September. Munich on the East River is always a must-do, but sausage specials and authentic German brews will be everywhere during the three-week festival. Sept. 22-Oct. 7

The best street food

The Vendy Awards, also known as the Oscars of New York street food, bring 25 of the most popular sidewalk chefs from food carts to food trucks together in one place. They’ve earned the nominations of their loyal customers, but now the whole city gets to try them out on Governors Island. Taste your way across their wares — eats are unlimited with your ticket! — and vote for your favorite in several categories. Sept. 22, $100 and up, eventbrite.com

Play with future tech

See what the tinkerers of the world have been up to at World Maker Faire in Queens, a weekend of getting hands-on with the technology being dreamed up by ordinary people in their own homes. The Maker Movement brings do-ityourself-ers out to trade tips, show off their craft and encourage creativity with interactive displays, demos, discussions and more in fields like art, engineering, medicine and technology. Sept. 22-23, $40-$80, makerfaire.com

Dancers take it (almost) all off

They’ve literally made an art of taking off their clothes, and the best-ofthe-best burlesque dancers come together to celebrate their performance discipline for four nights during the New York Burlesque Festival. In addition to performances, there are also parties, panels and classes. Sept. 27-30, free-$270, thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com

Upgrade your space

You probably can’t paint your apartment, but that’s no excuse to leave your walls bare. The Affordable Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion brings more than 70 local, national and international galleries showcasing over 300 artists, with pieces that start at just $100 for everything from sculptures to photographs, large and small, classic to contemporary. There are also workshops and tours. Sept. 27-30, Metropolitan Pavilion, affordableartfair.com

Can you even drink this much caffeine?

We’re living in the golden age of coffee, but there’s always some new technique or varietal to discover. At the New York Craft Coffee Fest in Williamsburg, 20 roasters and coffee shops bring their best products for you to sample, introducing you to rare flavor profiles you won’t find in your corner cafe. No classes, no competitions, just amazing, unique coffees accompanied by live music. Sept. 29, $35-$45, nyccraftcoffeefest.com

All lords and ladies, head uptown

Hear ye, hear ye, the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park requests the pleasure of your company for a special day of revelry — all free to the public. The park is transformed into a medieval market town with banners and flags, plus minstrels and musicians, jesters and knights jousting on horseback. Sept. 30, whidc.org