This year, Labor Day arrives on September 2nd
, 2019! In America, Labor Day is the workers' day and it always falls on the first Monday of September ... for New Yorkers, it is a long weekend of relaxation with lots of outdoor activities to do with family and friends before the Summer Season is officially over. Here's what we suggest for this Labor Day Weekend.
Index: Labor Day in New York - A Long Weekend
What to Do In New York This Labor Day Weekend
GOVERNORS ISLAND -- FREE
Weather forecasts give sunny days with summer temperatures for the end of August and beginning of September, (although Labor Day has always marked the end of summer) so, why not hopping on the Governors Island Ferry
?! (Info on Tickets)
There are lots of activities to do, you can walk, rent a bike
, and for those who are passionate about photography
choose from the amazing views of the Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
If you want, you can bring some sandwiches and have a picnic, but you also have many kiosks that offer delicious dishes such as the OYSTER ISLAND
, for those who love oysters with a good glass of wine ... or Tacos, salads and other delicious Caribbean foods. There are also options for those who are vegetarian/vegan or have a gluten intolerance.
On 31 August and 1 September
have fun with the THE10th ANNUAL FESTIVAL UNCYCLE DI NYC
NYC BEACHES: CONEY ISLAND (FREE) & THE HAMPTONS TOUR
Spending a day at the beach to discover the beautiful beach of Long Beach
, the Long Island Railroad offers a package with Train + Entrance ticket to the beach leaving right from Penn Station. Alternatively, hop aboard the Coney Island Ferris Wheel and have fun at the Luna Park
, this is one of the new attractions included in the
-- New York City Explorer Pass
Or you can choose to visit the The famous Hamptons, The Tour leaves ever Tuesday from Manhattan and for September, you can till take advantage of the Coupon OFF5 & Save!!
TOURS OUTSIDE NEW YORK
If, on the other hand, you are thinking of spending the weekend outside New York
, why not choose to spend it in nature visiting the Niagara Falls
? Great opportunity to explore one of the most visited National Parks in the United States. Tour leaves on Saturday and returns on Sunday evening (other days of departure are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday).
Or a nice visit to the National Capital Washington DC
and the Memorials or the city of Philadelphia and the Amish People
to discover the History and Heritage of the United States.
CENTRAL PARK -- FREE
If wou want to stay in the city Central Park (read here our Guide) is still the best place for a picnic, a rowing boat ride
on the pond, or to rent a bike
to go around the park stopping to visit the many attractions. These are the actovotoes included in the Sightseeing PASS of New York. Use the Coupon OFF5 still valid through September!!
INDIAN PARADE A BROOKLYN -- FREE
Also, the colorful West Indian Day Parade
is back and it will be held on September 2nd right in Brooklyn
. It starts at 11:00 am from Schenectady Avenue
and ends at Grand Army Plaza. It is a colorful West Indian Carnival with lots of music and drums, wonderful costumes, feathers and headgear, and several food tracks selling typical Caribbean dishes
BAY CRUISES & SUNDAY BRUNCH
And what about a New York Bay Cruise for Sunday Brunch? Brunch is an institution in the Big Apple!! Book you spot for the Cruises aboard Hornblower:
with bottomless Champagne and Jazz Music to enjoy the Skyline of Manhattan. Use the Coupon OFF5 still valid through September!!
WHERE YOU CAN GET SOME YUMMY BBQ
And how about some BBQ
? Then our advice definitely goes for a Sunday spent walking in Riverside Park, along the Hudson River to get to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Harlem
. The walk offers beautiful views and some real gems along Riverside Drive, and then the BBQ you will find might not be the best of the best in New York, but we are very very close :-) not to mention the atmosphere, feeling at home in New York!
HAVE A WONDERFUL LABOR DAY! WE'LL WAIT FOR YOU IN NEW YORK