Celebrate the New Year in your neighborhood
Upper West Side
Shofar in the Park
shofarinthepark.com, Central Park Bandshell, Sept. 5, 5-6 p.m.
Join other New Yorkers for an hour of celebration and reflection at the bandshell (middle of the park from the East 72nd Street or West 72nd Street entrances, right next to SummerStage, the Rumsey Playfield and the roller skating area) to hear the ancient sounds of the shofar heralding the new year.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Services
swfs.org, 30 W. 68th St., Sept. 4th-6th
Membership is required for High Holy Day services, with programs for all age groups. September 6th services are free and open to the public.
Services at Kol Ha Neshamah
kolhaneshamahnyc.org, 805 Columbus Ave., Sept. 5th and 6th
Services are free and accessible regardless of religious background. Services feature Mandy Klein and the Neshamah A Capella group and conclude with a breaking of the fast.
anschechesed.org, 251 W. 100th St., Sept. 4th-6th
Services are conservative and cost $275 for non-members, though free for children under the age of six. Some additional free services are also available.
Beit Simchat Torah Congregation/LGBT Congregation
cbst.org, 655 W. 34th St., Sept. 4th-6th
Services at at Congregation Belt Simchat Torah are unaffiliated and LGBT-friendly. All adult and children's services are free for members and non-members. Non-members are encouraged to pre-register for free tickets.
Upper East Side
The Schneerson Center for Jewish Life
chabaduppereastside.com, 419 E. 77th St., Sept. 4th-6th
Rosh Hashanah services and programs for all age groups, with two services for men.
92nd Street Y
92y.org, 1395 Lexington Ave., Sept. 4th-6th
92nd Street Y offers non-denominational services to people from all backgrounds of Judaism. High Holiday services on Rosh Hashanah are led by Rabbi Jen Krause and Cantorial Soloist/Musical Director Josh Nelson. Alternative family services are also available.
Great Hall of First Presbyterian Church
ohelayalah.org, 5th Ave. and W. 12th St., Sept. 4th-6th
High Holiday services at Ohel Ayalah are free and walk-ins are accepted.
Jewish Community Project Downtown
jcpdowntown.org, 146 Duane St., Sept. 4th-6th
The Jewish Community Project Downtown offers services for people of all ages. Services on September 6th are free of charge, however registration is requested for all events. Some services this year will also be held at the New York Academy of Art at 111 Franklin Street.
labshui.org, 125 Maiden Lane, Suite 8B, Sept. 4th-6th
Services are unaffiliated and tickets start at $36 per service. There are also limited free tickets available, as well as children's services.