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 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 Labor Day parties in NYC
Make the most of your long weekend by checking out a great Labor Day party, including daytime BBQs and plenty of DJs
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 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
Uber offering $5 rides in Brooklyn this Labor Day weekend
Make your Labor Day celebrating easier this weekend
The West Indian–American Day Carnival
Every Labor Day, the West Indian–American day carnival celebrates Caribbean culture and heritage in New York