It’s Labor Day weekend. The last official “hoorah” before the depressing back-to-school and work grind. It tells us that summer is over and no matter how much we wish it will stay forever, it doesn’t. A lot of New Yorkers go on a mini vacation for the weekend, but some of us don’t have the luxury to do so. So are you stuck in New York City and stumped with the question of “what should I do to celebrate”. Well, lucky for you here are the top 5 things to do in NYC for the holiday weekend, that won’t break your pockets and will be tons of fun for everyone:
1) US OPEN:
For two weeks each summer, New York becomes the capital of the tennis world as the sport’s final Grand Slam thwacks its way into Queens. Watch your favorite tennis players go toe-to-toe at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, NY. INFO HERE
2) Electric Zoo Festival:
EDM music fans rejoice! NYC is gearing up for the biggest electronic music dance party of the summer on August 29, August 30, and August 31 in Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo is thrilled to announce delicious and varied food options, exclusive live broadcasts on SiriusXM, exciting interactive environments, and this year’s sponsors & partners. TICKETS & LINEUP INFO HERE
3) Outdoor Movie Screenings:
See your favorite movies while enjoying mother nature. Bring your friends or invite the entire family for a fun picnic and watch films varying from old classics such as Dirty Dancing, to the 90s film Clueless, and every kids favorite movie Despicable Me! LOCATIONS & MOVIE INFO HERE
4) Rooftop Bar/Lounge:
Whether you’re on a romantic date with your significant other or just having a girls night out, rooftop bars/lounges have become a hit sensation for New Yorkers. Enjoy a cocktail, great food, and dance the night away while enjoying the “bird’s eye view” of the city. Click Here for a list of the best rooftop bars/lounges!
5) West Indian–American Day Carnival: Caribbean Culture in New York:
This Caribbean celebration is known for having lively music and women dressed in eye catching costumes. Imagine stilt dancers, floats blaring soca and calypso music, and plenty of flags from countries such as Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. Look for vendors stationed along Eastern Parkway selling island eats like jerk chicken, curry goat and oxtail. Early risers can preparty at J’ouvert (pronounced “joo-VAY”), a predawn festival in which revelers throw powdered paint at each other. Head to Grand Army Plaza around 4am when the high jinks really get going. For diections, time, and location please click HERE.