Since 1882, Labor Day represents an annual workers’ holiday on the first Monday of September. While most citizens prefer barbecues and beaches outside New York, there still are shedloads of can’t-miss attractions and events within the city during that special three-day weekend.
No need to get jealous of your friend's photos from somewhere out of the city. Just go partying at a summer music festival, swimming in a pop-up pool in Brooklyn, celebrating the Carribean culture at the West Indian American Day Carnival, exploring Governors Island, enjoying happy hours or, finally, admiring fireworks over Coney Island.
There's something to do for the tastes of many: music, parades, 12-hour dance parties, art exhibitions, Broadway shows, and boating. Have a memorable fun-filled Labor Day holiday weekend in NYC with your new and old friends.