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Labor Day weekend family events in NYC

Plan your family's long Labor Day weekend with our fun guide to kids' events, day trips to the beach and weekend getaway ideas

Family events to explore this Labor Day weekend.

Family events to explore this Labor Day weekend. Photograph: Syd London

Before your family says farewell to summer, make plans for a fabulous Labor Day weekend 2014. Spend time at the best beaches and swimming pools for NYC families with the kids, squeeze in some weekend getaways and attend many other family events (lots of them free!) in New York.



When is Labor Day?


This year, Labor Day falls on September 1, 2014. Labor Day is an annual workers' holiday on the first Monday in September. The first Labor Day was organized by the Central Labor Union of New York in 1882. Each year New York City also celebrates West Indian-American Day on Labor Day, with the West Indian Day Carnival.




Free Labor Day weekend activities

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Furman St, between Clark and Pierrepont Sts
  2. Mon Sep 1
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  1. South Street Seaport 19 Fulton St, at Front St
  2. Sun Aug 31
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Swimming pools for families

Take one last dip in a city pool—they close for the season on Labor Day weekend.


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