Well the New York Anime Festival happens from September 25-27, 2009 at the Jacob Javitz Center. Who's going and what are you gonna do there?
It should be mentioned that before this occurs, the same people will be holding the NYC Japan Street Fair on August 23 which sounds great. Here is the description that has been given on the Facebook page:
What are you doing Sunday, August 23? Going to NYC's first Japanese Street Fair! The "NYC Japan Fair" runs from 11 AM to 6 PM on Sunday, August 23 from 43rd to 44th Street on Madison Avenue. The Fair’s approximately 40 booths will offer traditional Japanese goods including miso-marinaded beef, roasted mochi, and okonomiyaki, sell Japanese goods including tenugui, anime, and manga, and there'll be ikebana, calligraphy, and martial arts lessons, too.
Well-known Japanese brands including Marukome, Hisamitsu America Inc., Ajinomoto, Otafuku Foods, and Kikkoman will all be participating. In addition, local Japanese restaurants and companies including Café Zaiya, Washoku Café, and Book-Off will be there.
And… Lucky visitors can win round-trip tickets to Japan.
I'll see if I can go to both of these events as they sound like the awesome.