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Labor Day weekend 2013: Things to do in New York City with kids

Wave so-long to summer with a final dip in a city pool, a trip to a local fair or a visit to one of our other seasonal favorites during Labor Day weekend 2013.

  • Labor Day weekend 2013: Things to do in New York City with kids

    Richmond County Fair

     

     

  • Photograph: Courtesy of the New York Baroque Dance Company

    Labor Day weekend 2013: Things to do in New York City with kids

    Commedia Dell' Arte for Children

  • Labor Day weekend 2013: Things to do in New York City with kids

    Labor Day Workshop: Celebrating America's Workers

  • Photograph: Syd London

    Labor Day weekend 2013: Things to do in New York City with kids

    West Indian American Day Carnival

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Labor Day weekend 2013: Things to do in New York City with kids

    Governors Island

  • Labor Day weekend 2013: Things to do in New York City with kids

    Back to School Bash at Habana Outpost

  • Labor Day weekend 2013: Things to do in New York City with kids

    City pools close

Labor Day weekend 2013: Things to do in New York City with kids

Richmond County Fair

 

 

  1. Saturday
  2. Sunday
  3. Monday

Monday, September 2

Richmond County Fair

  • Critics choice

Grab the fam and head to Historic Richmond Town, a preserved museum-village dating from the late 17th century, for its 34th annual county fair. Three stages of live music, puppetry, dance performances and rides are sure to keep the little ones occupied all day. Plus, check out the Ultimate Air Dogs: These athletic pups perform tricks while jumping off a dock into water, catching mad air (20 feet!) in the process. All ages.

  1. Historic Richmond Town 441 Clarke Ave, at St. Patricks Pl
  2. Mon Sep 1
More info

Commedia Dell' Arte for Children

  • Price band: 1/4

The New York Baroque Dance company leads culture-hungry kiddos on a tour through Renaissance Italy with silly performances in traditional commedia dell' arte style (think musical comedy). Then, little ones get to learn the popular branle dance. Ages 5 and up.

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd
  2. Until Mon Sep 2
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Labor Day Workshop: Celebrating America's Workers

  • Price band: 1/4

Kids learn about the history of Labor Day and craft a worker-themed collage. Ages 4 and up.

  1. Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 W 83rd St, between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway, 10024
  2. Until Mon Sep 2
More info

West Indian-American Day Carnival

  • Critics choice
  • Free

This Caribbean celebration, known for having lively music and lots of skin, is never short on costumed stilt dancers, floats blaring soca and calypso music, and plenty of flags from countries such as Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. Look for vendors stationed along Eastern Parkway selling island eats like jerk chicken, curry goat and oxtail, to name a few dishes. Eastern Pkwy from Schenectady Ave and Flatbush Ave Ext, Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Governors Island is open

Governors Island, along with one of our favorite festivals of summer 2013, Fete Paradiso, will stay open for business this Labor Day. Use the holiday as an excuse for a quick (and free!) boat trip to Manhattan's southerly neighbor! All ages.

Back to School Bash at Habana Outpost

  • Free

The popular eco-eatery will help give your tykes the proper send-off as they head back to the classroom. Stop by for delicious Cuban food and kids' activities. All ages.

  1. Habana Outpost 757 Fulton St, at South Portland Ave
  2. Until Mon Sep 2
More info

City pools close

Take one final dip in some of the city's best public schools before they close for the season tomorrow. All ages.


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  3. Monday

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