Labor Day 2013: Celebrate the last weekend of summer
Make the most of Labor Day 2013 and your three-day weekend with the best parties, beaches and barbecues in and outside NYC.
Mon Jul 22 2013
Photograph: Marielle Solan
Before you bid summer adieu, go out with a bang on Labor Day 2013. Whether you're heading out of town or staying in the city, we've listed events, exhibitions, beaches, pools, parties and other things to do over the three-day weekend.
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When is Labor Day?
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. This year, Labor Day falls on September 2, 2013.
Events on Labor Day weekend
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Tennis stars and their celebrity fans swing in to Flushing, Queens for the sport's final grand slam of the year.
Head to Crown Heights for calypso bands, elaborate costumes and island grub.
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Dance to music by a world-beating DJ or enjoy a sophisticated evening under the stars.
Take a holiday without leaving the city for Labor Day 2013.
Plan a beach outing with our guide to New York City's best seaside retreats.
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Escape the heat with a refreshing dip.
The choicest spots to swim, watch the sun set and lounge on the grass on Labor Day 2013.
We’ve mapped out rides—packed with awesome activities—that will each take you 30 minutes or less.
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