Last minute Labor Day attractions in NYC

As it usually happens Labor Day caught us completely off guard.

With all “back to school” rush and preparations, we can hardly find some time to review our wardrobe. Not to mention plan a 3 day weekend.

So, as most of us (parents) you ended up staying in New York? Wellcome to the club. And don’t get too upset. We got you covered.

I bet, like any New Yorker you haven’t really seen some of these attractions. Sometimes we’re too snobbish. Yeah.


1. Pizza Party

What can be more classic than Pizza Party in New York? Well, I’m sure we can think about couple of things. But let’s talk carbs!? Carbs and music! Guilty pleasure! Oh, Brooklyn! Whatcha doin! ?

Space Ibiza New York

637 W 50th St

Sat 3, 3–10pm; $23.

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2. NYC Caribbean Carnival Parade

You think you know passion? Ha!


Almost 2 million of people dancing to the sounds of salsa and  calypso going to prove you wrong. The weather is going to be Hot. Quite as well as food. And everything else!

Schenectady Ave and Eastern Pkwy to Brooklyn Museum

Mon 5 11am–6pm; free.

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3. Tugboat Race

Well, why not? Kids are going to worship you! No, really. And we promise, this will be fun!

A line-toss contest or the Popeye-inspired spinach-eating contest. Or just hop on a Circle Line spectator boat at Pier 83.

Hudson River Park, Pier 84

Sunday September 4

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4. Public Works: Twelfth Night

One more musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night created in collaboration of Kwame Kwei-Armah and diverse communities across New York. Definitely a must experience.

September 2 – 5 8pm;

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

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5. West Side County Fair

Good old fashioned county fair. Cotton candy, popcorn, games, live bands and lots of homestyle food. Definitely not to be missed!

Riverside Park at W 7th St

Sun 4 1–6pm; free.


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Main photo credit Annie Spratt

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