Labor Day Events in NYC
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED May 09, 2018
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LABOR DAY EVENTS IN NYC
Most of the people of New York are willing to visit places on the Labor Day for a quick getaway but hardly do they notice what their city has for them for the Labor Day. They can surely have a great time right in the New York City itself on the Labor Day. Starting from mesmerising parades to a dip in the swimming pool, New York City has it all for the people. The following section puts light on some of the Labor Day events in NYC along with their details. However, people are advised to make early bookings for these events since the passes would be completely sold out very soon.
1. NYC UNICYCLE FESTIVAL:
This is one of the best activities that the people from New York City can indulge in on the Labor Day. If you are looking at a calm and quiet outing then probably this is not an option since the weekend would be surely jampacked on the Governors Island. The island generally extends its visiting hours during the time of Labor Day and the island is completely taken over by unicycles as a part of the NYC Unicycle Festival during the weekend. This would be a perfect destination for a picnic with the friends and the island is also open for visit on the Labor Day as well. Situated at about 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, there are ample number of ferry services available for the visitors and during the Labor Day, the ferry services extend their time of operation too.
2. THE FIREWORKS SHOW AT CONEY ISLAND:
If you take interest in mesmerizing fireworks show, this is definitely the place that you should visit. One can visit the Wonder Wheel on the island while simultaneously taking a glance of the amazing fireworks show. The best place to enjoy these fireworks is however the beach where one can definitely expect to have a quality time. People from New York City visiting the Coney Island for Labor Day weekend can also visit the Coney Island Museum, which operates between noon to 6 pm every Saturday and closes after Labor Day. People can also enjoy the amazing delicacies at the island and hence this island plays quite a special role for all the people of New York City and is one of the best destinations to go to on the eve of Labor Day.
3. FUN AT ROCKAWAY BEACH:
A huge number of food delicacies that are made available on the Broadwalk make this place a must visit for the Labor Day celebrations in NYC. Apart from the Rockaway beach, there are a number of other beaches in the New York City that would come life during the Labor Day celebrations. However, if the sandy beaches are what you long for, then the Roackawat is just the perfect destination to reach. One can also head to the Jacob Riis Park to have a good time as well. Especially during the Labor Day, the Riis Park Beach Bazar turns out to be one of the major attractions for the visitors and is full of life during that time.
4. WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY CARNIVAL:
This carnival, which is held on the Labor Day every year, celebrates the history, the culture, the music, the food and the people of myriad Caribbean countries. This carnival heads to Crown Heights in Brooklyn on every Labor Day and is one of the major attractions for the day. Every year, about 1 million people take part in the West Indian American Day Carnival which is already being counted as one of the largest celebrations of all times. Those who wish to be a part of the West Indian American Day carnival can head straightway to Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York. For more details about the carnival and for the registration process, the willing people can visit the official website, which is www.wiadcacarnival.com.
5. A SWIM IN THE POP-UP POOL IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK:
This is one of the fun activities that a person can indulge in on the Labor Day and the park has specially extended timings for that special day. Although there has been much speculation regarding the closing of the pop-up pool, it is better to enjoy the swim before the authorities finally decide to take it down. The park timings are from 10 am to 6 pm. The pool is ideal for the swimmers of all ages since it is just 3.5 feet deep. However, the visitors willing to go for the swimming sessions need to reach early so as to collect their wristbands, which is essential to get into the pool. The swimming sessions last for about 45 minutes.
6. NEW YORK CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL:
This carnival is going to take place at the New York City between Friday, August 31 to Monday September 3. This carnival is conducted by ‘I AM LEGACI; and the people can sign up on their official website to get all the information on the carnival. The visitors get to enjoy some of the hottest parties and events during this carnival and it is really fun to be a part of it. However, the visitors need to get a pass to be a part of this carnival and they can apply for the pass on the website itself. This carnival is one of the hottest and best events to be a part of during the Labor Day celebrations in the New York City.
7. RIVERDALE’S ANNUAL LABOR DAY STREET FAIR:
This is a one day event that is going to be held during the Labor Day weekend at Jersey City, New York and should definitely be in your bucket list for the Labor Day Celebrations if you belong to New York City. The street fair provides a platform to several merchants who sell their new merchandise and collectibles, arts and crafts, businessmen promoting their businesses and much more. The fair is a good place to visit for the kids as well since there are a number of rides for them and they also get a number of additional entertainment options too. One can also devour on the delicious food items that are made available during the street fair.
8. ROBERT C. MCAVOY LABOR DAY 5 MILE RACE:
This race is going to take place on September 3, 2018 and is a 5-mile run. The people staying in New York City can be a part of this 5-mile race by registering themselves on the official website of the race. The race would be starting from Lauelton Blvd. Long Beach, New York. The best part about the race is that there are a huge number of awards for the participants under several categories. Some of the awards that the participants might get include top male and top female overall performer, top 3 overall Long Beach police Officers, top 4 male and female competitors under several age groups. Hence, it would not be wrong to say that the race is an ideal place to celebrate the Labor Day in New York City for all age groups.
9. ELECTRIC ZOO:
If you are willing to have a good time this Labor Day, head straightway to Randall’s Island Park, New York City. This is festival that is held in the New York City on Labor Day every year. This is a kind of meet up that happens every year and it includes a number of amazing parties that are open to the public. Some of the performers at the meet up include Martin Garrix, Marshmello and many more such stars which make the night worth it. Although the details regarding this year’s electrical zoo meet-up is unknown, the people willing to be a part of the Electric Zoo on this Labor Day can visit the official website which is www.electriczoo.com to know more about the same.
10. HESTER STREET FAIR:
This street fair takes place every Saturday in the month of September in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The fair comprises of about 60 different vendors selling crafts items and food items too. The timings for this fair would be from 11 am to 6 pm every Saturday. The entry fees into this street fair would be somewhere around 100 dollars and one can also enjoy stage performances during this fair itself. The expected turn out for the street fair is somewhat around 15,000 people each day. This is one of the best places to spend the Labor Day weekend while enjoying the music performances and shopping at the same time.