No Plans For Labor Day? We Planned The Perfect NYC Weekend For You

Brandon Snively
Brandon is a Pace University graduate and avid Philadelphia sports fan, but don't hate him because of it...please? He was a former intern at the Howard Stern Show as well as a reporter for the MTA program Transit Transit Newsmagazine. He likes to be in front of the camera or behind the mic, but he enjoys news writing just as much.

Labor Day…it’s a holiday that can be extremely hit or miss. While it does mark the unofficial end of summer, at least we can look on the bright side and remember that it also ushers in football season.

Regardless, you’re going to want to make the most out of the long holiday weekend, and since many of you may be procrastinating on making plans, we’re here to help.

It looks like the weather will be nice, with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s and lots of sunshine. Some people will be taking advantage of that weather and heading to the shore, to EZoo in New York, or Made in America in Philadelphia, where Beyoncé will be headlining.

For those of us who aren’t interested in that or just don’t have the money to go, have no fear, there are plenty of things to do around the NYC area to ensure that you enjoy a great weekend and day off. Here is what’s going on in the area, courtesy of Timeout New York.



  • Warm-up at MoMA PS1At 3 p.m. in Long Island City, Queens, the courtyard is transformed into a party atmosphere with music, food, DJs, and of course, beer. Don’t forget the amazing art that it has to offer as well. $18 entrance fee at the door.
  • Rockaway Beach Surf ClubHead on down to Rockaway right off the Shuttle train at Beach 90th Street to enjoy food, local DJs and booze. You’re right near the water and they will be showing beach themed movies.
  • Riis Beach BazaarKeeping it in Rockaway, head to the beach to enjoy one of the last summer weather, outdoor activities and lots of special food. It’s right off the shuttle train at Beach 116th


  • Washington Square Art ExhibitSpanning throughout the weekend, head on down towards West 4th Street to see hundreds of artists flood the square with more than just paint and portraits. You can also find jewelry, organic oils, and other pop-up style events at this twice a year event.


  • West Indian Day Parade: Eastern Parkway will be filled with feathers and costumes to celebrate Caribbean culture. Of course there will be food and other types of celebrations going on throughout the day and night. These people love to party so don’t be surprised if celebrations last all night!
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