End-of-summer hot list: Essential things to do before Labor Day

Don't let the season pass by without enjoying these top things to do. Plus, the one highlight to catch at each of NYC's big series before the end of summer.

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Fri 16 Crest Hardware Art Show 558 Metropolitan Ave between Lorimer St and Union Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-388-9521, cresthardwareartshow.com). Thu 15 8am–7pm, Fri 16 8am–10pm; free.

Sat 17 Rooftop Films: Rooftop Shots Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd St at Third Ave, Gowanus, Brooklyn (rooftopfilms.com). 8pm; $13.

Sun 18 Shakespeare in the Park: Love’s Labour’s Lost Delacorte Theater, Central Park, enter at Central Park West and 81st St (212-967-7555, shakespeareinthepark.org). Daily 8:30pm; free.

Wed 21 RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups: The Hunger Games Pier 63, 22nd St at the Hudson River (riverflicks.com). 8pm; free.

Wed 21 Naumburg Orchestral Concert Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St (naumburgconcerts.org). 7:30pm; free.

Aug 22 Drinks to Die For: Brooklyn Historical Society’s beer garden Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St at Fifth Ave, Sunset Park, Brooklyn (718-768-7300, green-wood.com). 6–8pm; free, drink tickets $5.

Aug 22 Films in Tompkins: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Tompkins Square Park, Ave A to Ave B, between 7th and 10th Sts (facebook.com/filmsintompkins). Thu 6–11pm; free.

Aug 27 Red Hook Flicks: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Louis J. Valentino Jr. Park and Pier, Coffey St at Ferris St, Red Hook, Brooklyn (redhookflicks.com). Tue 8:30pm; free.

Aug 27 5th Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival: Carolyn Wonderland with Sasha Dobson City Winery, 155 Varick St at Vandam St (citywinery.com). Tue 5–7:30pm; free.

Aug 30 Select Summer Fridays: Spankrock Le Bain, 444 W 13th St at Washington St (212-645-4646, good-peoples.com). Fri 3–8pm; free.

Aug 30 Coney Island Boardwalk Fireworks Coney Island Boardwalk at 10th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn (718-449-8836, coneyisland.com). Fri 9:30pm; free.

Sept 2 City beaches and pools close Various locations; visit nyc.gov/parks.

Sept 8 Orly Genger, Red, Yellow and Blue Madison Square Park, 23rd St to 26th St between Fifth and Madison Aves (212-538-1884, madisonsquarepark.org). Daily 24hrs; free.

Sept 9 US Open USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Kennedy Circle at New York Ave, Flushing, Queens (718-760-6363, usopen.org). Various times; starting at $56.

Sept 7 Front Row Cinema: Up Front St at Fulton St (212-732-7678, southstreetseaport.com). Wed, Sat 8pm; free.

Sept 14 5 Pointz: To the Pointz Dynamic Rockers B-boy battle + Marley Marl 45-46 Davis St at Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens (5ptz.com). 2pm; free.

Sept 26 Hester Nights Eventi Plaza at the Eventi Hotel, 851 Sixth Ave at 29th St (hesterstreetfair.com). Thu 5–10pm; free.

Sept 26 New York Yankees final regular-season home game vs. Tampa Bay Rays Yankee Stadium, 1 E 161st St between Jerome and River Aves, Bronx (718-293-4300, yankees.com). 7:05pm; ticket prices vary, visit website for details.

Sept 27 Burlesque at the Beach Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave at W 12th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn (718-372-5159, coneyisland.com). Thu 9pm; $12. Fri 10pm; $15.

Sept 29
New York Mets final regular-season home game vs. Milwaukee Brewers Citi Field, Roosevelt Ave at 126th St, Flushing, Queens (718-507-6387, mets.com). 1:10pm; ticket prices vary, visit website for details.

Oct 13 Downtown Boathouse weekend kayaking program Pier 40, W Houston St at the Hudson River • Pier 96, 56th St at the Hudson River • (downtownboathouse.org). 9am–5pm; free.


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