Labor Day in New York City
Make the most of Labor Day 2014 and your three-day weekend with the best parties, beaches and barbecues in and outside NYC
Mon Aug 4 2014
Photograph: Marielle Solan
Before you bid summer adieu, go out with a bang on Labor Day. Whether you want ideas for weekend getaways from NYC or just want a staycation, we've listed all the best events, exhibitions and other unmissabale things to do on Labor Day Weekend. Want to cool off? Dip into our guides to the best swimming pools and best beaches in New York city.
When is Labor Day?
Labor Day is 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.
- Critics choice
- Governors Island Governors Island
- Sat Aug 30 - Sun Aug 31
More ideas for Labor Day Weekend
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Head to Crown Heights for calypso bands, elaborate costumes and island grub.
Get ready to escape for the holiday weekend.
Take a holiday without leaving the city for Labor Day.
Plan a beach outing with our guide to New York City's best seaside retreats.
Escape the heat with a refreshing dip.
The choicest spots to swim, watch the sun set and lounge on the grass on Labor Day.
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Have a cocktail high above the city and take in spectacular views at one of the best elevated bars.
Most popular NYC events this weekend
Expect expanded hours, acres of new parks and a full calendar of open-air summer fun
Plan a beach outing with our guide to New York City's best seaside retreats
Nothing ruins a night out or a nice bit of day drinking like an obnoxious crowd