Labor Day is the last hurrah of summer, so make it count!
New York City has some incredible beaches you can visit during your three-day weekend, as well as some stunning outdoor restaurants to eat at. And if you're feeling the need for one last getaway from the city before fall begins, take a look at our excellent list of day trips from NYC.
Things are a bit different this year, but you can still make this a Labor Day weekend worth remembering!
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When is Labor Day?
Labor Day is on Monday, September 7, 2020.
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 2020
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The best parks in NYC
Note: City parks are open, however social distancing is required. Solo exercise is ok, but team sports (such as basketball, football, softball, and soccer) are not permitted. Park amenities such as grilling areas, skate parks and nature centers are closed. New Yorkers cherish their parks as rare treasures in the concrete jungle. And with 1,700 within five boroughs, we're not playing around. Of course, certain green spaces are more peaceful and verdant than others, but all of the parks listed here offer amazing things to do outside. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites, featuring picturesque views of New York and prime picnic spots. Plus, these New York attractions offer seasonal programming and free activities, some of which include outdoor concerts, movie screenings and food festivals. (For even more cool must-dos in the city check out our list of 101 best things to do.) RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the spring in NYC
The best picnic spots in NYC
One of the best things to do in summer is pack a picnic basket and partake in some outdoor dining at one of the best picnic spots NYC has to offer. There are plenty of NYC parks at which you can sprawl out and enjoy an alfresco feast. However, we've chosen a few of our favorite grassy refuges from all corners of Gotham, as well as the best places for grabbing snacks nearby, to help you decide the best spot to pick. Note: City parks are open, however social distancing is required. Park amenities such as playgrounds and grilling areas are closed. For take-out, call ahead to see if a restaurant is open. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the summer in NYC
The best rooftop bars in NYC
When it comes to things to do outside with the best views in nyc, rooftop restaurants are where it’s at. Whether you’re looking to grab afterwork drinks with coworkers or a spot for an early-game Tinder date, we know how to make the warm weather remain a breeze. From dive bars in Bushwick to fancy shmancy sky-high nights in Midtown, raise a glass to the best rooftop bars you can find us at all summer long. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in NYC Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.