Before you say sayonara to summer, go out with a bang on Labor Day (NYC has more to offer than awesome beaches and barbecue during your three-day weekend). Whether you want ideas for day trips from NYC or the best staycations in New York City, we’ve listed all the can’t-miss events and popular attractions, including ways to have the best summer ever before Labor Day weekend 2016.
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When is Labor Day?
Labor Day is on Monday, September 5, 2016.
What 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.
Things to do for Labor Day weekend
The best Labor Day specials in NYC
All the best Labor Day specials in New York City, from decked out brunch deals to all you can drink bargains
The best things to do on Labor Day
Enjoy your extended three-day weekend by checking out these great Labor Day events, from dance parties to festivals
The best restaurants open on Labor Day in NYC
Dine at these restaurants open on Labor Day, from neighborhood bars to noodle spots and classy brunch cafes
The best Labor Day weekend getaways near NYC
Check out the best beaches, parks and towns to visit for your three-day vacation away from New York City
Where to eat and drink during Labor Day weekend in NYC
From five-buck hot dogs to an all-you-can-eat Thai crab boil, turn your staycation into a full-blown, three-day feast
15 Labor Day sales you should shop right now
We'll give you 15 reasons to stay in New York this year for Labor Day
The West Indian–American Day Carnival
Every Labor Day, the West Indian–American day carnival celebrates Caribbean culture and heritage in New York
The best thing to do in NYC each day from now until Labor Day
Summer may not officially end until September 22nd, but we all know it’s just not the same after Labor Day
The best beaches near NYC
Time to put on those shades, fill the cooler and lie out on the sand at the best beaches near NYC.
Public swimming pools in NYC
Say goodbye to summer with a refreshing dip in these great NYC pools.