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Activities for Labor Day weekend: Free and cheap events in 2012

From kid-friendly kayaking to the New York City Unicycle Festival, these low-cost activities for Labor Day weekend will help your family make the most of the three-day holiday.

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    The New BBG Visitor's Center

  • Photograph: Etienne Frossard

    Brooklyn Bridge Kayaking

  • Photograph: Philip Greenberg

    Brooklyn Bridge Park

  • Photograph: Children's Museum of Manhattan

    Biophilia Workshop at CMOM

  • Photograph: Children's Museum of Manhattan

    Biophilia Workshop at CMOM

  • Photograph: Courtesy Wave Hill

    Wave Hill Family Art Project

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Biking on Governor's Island

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Biking on Governor's Island

  • Hans Christian Anderson Statue in Central Park

  • Photograph: Jonathan Barkey

    Kayaking on the Hudson

  • McNally Jackson storytime

  • Photograph: Yvonne Brooks

    McNally Jackson Storytime and Crafts

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    HWKN Wendy at MoMA PS1

  • Historic Richmond Town

  • Historic Richmond Town

  • Photograph: Courtesy Socrates Sculpture Park

    Saturday Sculpture Workshops

  • Unicycle Festival

  • Photograph: Syd London

    West Indian Parade and Carnival

  • Photograph: Syd London

    West Indian Parade and Carnival

Photograph: Alex Strada

The New BBG Visitor's Center

The results are in—activities for Labor Day weekend (Saturday, September 1 to Monday, September 3) are looking better than ever this year. While some New York City broods will ditch the city streets for a relaxing day trip or beach visit, families who decide to stick around town this year will have no shortage of options to keep the kids entertained—and hopefully take their minds off the school year's imminent return. From storytimes for tots to cool, all-weekend-long activities on Governors Island, this Labor Day weekend is bound to be the ultimate summer sendoff. 

 

Saturday, September 1 | Sunday, September 2 | Monday, September 3

 

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