Before saying goodbye to Summer 2016, there’s one weekend designated for you to party, enjoy yourself, and take a break from work. And there’s no better place to spend it than New York City. From the U.S Open to Electric Zoo’s Wild Island, there are several ways to celebrate Labor Day this year. And since this is the last weekend to go all out before school starts, we suggest partying wisely. Here are 7 Ways to Spend Labor Day in NYC, and though we can’t make Summer last forever, we can definitely end it with a bang.
Corona Electric Beach has expanded its 2015 lineup to include a stop at McCarren Hotel & Pool, in our opinion, the perfect location for an EDM themed Labor Day Party. The night will be headed by Major Lazer DJ Jillionaire. Electric Beach brings “fun in the sun” vibes to several locations during the Summer, all brought to you by the legendary alcohol brand Corona. Not as crazy as Electric Zoo, but equipped with a pool and some EDM fueled party vibes, Corona Electric Beach may be the perfect way for you to spend Labor Day.
This year, the most annually attended sporting event is taking place at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing-Meadows Corona Park. Running from August 29th – September 11th, the U.S Open would be a great way to spend part of your Labor Day Weekend, surrounded by excited fans witnessing feats of tennis stars. And since NYC embraces the open wholeheartedly fans don’t have to search very far for a bar or restaurant who has food + drink specials in support of the events. Family friendly and festive, the U.S Open has arrived.
House of Yes BBQ Extravaganza
Bushwick’s House of Yes, a venue which calls themselves “a temple of expression” is throwing what sounds like an amazing party for Labor Day. For 12 straight hours, House of Yes party-goers can enjoy “hot meat, dirty dancing, and delicious chillness”. The best part? Before 4PM, tickets are FREE with an RSVP, which you can do here. The event is 21+, so ditch the kids if you can. And be sure to dress in your best red, white, and blues, because on fleek costumes are a must for a venue this cool.
Electric Zoo, New York City’s premier electronic music festival, will take place at Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day Weekend. And from the look of the lineup, it seems that the E Zoo promoters have certainly fulfilled fan expectations of upping their game since last year, in addition to creating a “wild” theme for the weekend. The Electric Zoo: Wild Jungle lineup includes Hardwell, Tiesto, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, The Chainsmokers, and more. If you’re a fan of EDM and don’t mind when things get a little rowdy, Electric Zoo: Wild Jungle is definitely the festival to save up for this summer.
Go Hiking in Beacon
Looking to escape the city for the holiday? Before the weather changes, you can enjoy incredible views of the Hudson by hiking in Beacon, NY, just a 20$ ticket out of the city, two hours north. For only $36.50, you receive a roundtrip ticket and access to a few museums located in Beacon as well. Though it’s not very well known, Beacon makes for a lovely and easy trip out of the city, and has plenty of offerings to last the entire weekend.
West Indian Day Parade
There isn’t a more colorful way to spend Labor Day than witnessing the West Indian Day Parade. The parade will run from Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn to Schenectady Avenue to the Flatbush Extension, featuring live music, floats, dancers, and more along the way. There will also be lines of vendors selling Caribbean food, not to mention other carnival style fares. Both family friendly and a beautiful cultural event, the West Indian Day parade is a must-see event at least once.
Under the theme “One Caribbean, One People, One Voice,” the 49th annual West Indian American Day Carnival celebrates throughout the boroughs in more ways than one. Preceding the Parade on Labor Day will be Brassfest, the annual dance party, set to take place Friday night before Labor Day at the Brooklyn Museum. Brassfest stars KES The Band, Roy Cape All Stars, Outta Limitz, Farmer Nappy, Blaxx, Ricardo Drue, Lyrikal and others. Get your tickets here!