These NYFW Events Are Open To The Public

by Madison Alcedo

If you've always wanted to attend a New York Fashion Week fashion show, your chances still might be slim to snag a front row seat. However, there are several New York Fashion Week events that are open to the public that you can attend.

Of course you can stream selected fashion shows online, but if you want to be a part of all of the real action during the two weeks of fashion week, then you're in luck. If you live in New York or are just traveling to the city during fashion week, you can get tickets or RSVP for charity events and pop-up shops that will still have you around all of the hustle and bustle of the fashion world. What's more, if you are a prominent social media influencer or own a popular fashion blog, you might get some perks if you mention it when you RSVP and buy tickets for the public events.

Now get your best NYFW street style outfits ready because you don't want to miss out on these free and public events I rounded up, thanks to Fashion Week Online.

1. Jeans For Refugees

Jeans For Refugees, Sept. 8 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET

After a live runway presentation featuring one-of-kind avant grade pieces, Jeans For Refugees will also host an auction of the clothes that will benefit the International Rescue Committee.

2. HEISEL in 3D At The Gregory Hotel Mezzanine

HEISEL in 3D At The Gregory Hotel Mezzanine, Sept. 10-11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dubbed as one of the best Instagram moments of fashion week, this fine art installation will feature a 3D spider web created only from paper tape. HEISEL will also show the latest collection of 3D clothes, and you can even make your own 3D fashion accessories raining in price from $12-48 on a 3D printer.

3. Portreys NYFW Streaming Party

Portreys NYFW Streaming Party, Free, Sept. 11, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

If you're an editor, blogger, or fashion fan, you won't want to miss seeing some of fashion week's best shows while watching at Portreys' streaming party. You can RSVP at

4. KARMA For A Cure By Margaux

KARMA For A Cure By Margaux, Free, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET

This event featuring a contemporary resort and traveler line will be hosted on a 160 ft. yacht at Pier 81 and will benefit cancer research and environmental causes in honor of the designer's father.

5. "How To Adopt" Feline Fashion Lounge And Adoption Event

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"How To Adopt" Feline Fashion Lounge And Adoption Event, Free, Sept. 10 at 1-4 p.m. ET

Held at the Lori Bookstein Fine Art Gallery, actress and fashion blogger Katy Cassidy is partnering with Fresh Step Litter to show off feline-inspired fashion while also hosting a cat adoption after the fashion show. Who wouldn't love that!?