Summer is finally coming to an end and Labor Day is around the corner falling this year on September 7, 2015! But have you figured out what to do?
We have a list of cool things you can do with your friends and family that will make your Summer an unforgettable one!
1. Electric Zoo Festival
For six years, the festival marks headlines with famous EDM, electronic dance music, DJ’s along with live performances from Skrillex, Deadmau5, Avicii, Pete Tong, Moby and other well-known artists. The vibes are filled with happiness, love, postivity and excitement! It is an annual three-day dayglo rave-up located on Randall’s Island, NY that you don’t want to miss! This year it starts on Friday September 4 to September 6.
2. West Indian Day Parade-American Day Carnival and Parade
The annual West Indian–American Day Carnival brings in over two million people to Crown Heights, Brooklyn, this year on September 7. The carnival lasts for seven hours filled with costumes, feathers, music marching down Eastern Parkway and vendors sell homestyle island food along the route. The pre-parade parties begin before dawn, an irreverent festival held before the West Indian Day Parade. Revelers often dress up as political figures or celebrities and throw powdered paint at each other, while steel drums and whistles provide the celebratory soundtrack.
3. Global Citizen Festival
This year marks the fourth year for the big bash in Central Park, New York! The festival enables you to have a phenomenal night witnessing famous artists like Beyonce, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and more by performing civic-minded acts, with a goal of eliminating extreme poverty around the globe by 2030! How amazing is that!
4. New York’s High Line Park
What’s a better way to spend your Labor Day weekend than in New York’s most urban public park filled with beauty and history all around. The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan’s largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980. High Line works in partnership with the City of New York to preserve and maintain the structure as an elevated public park. Make sure you check this gorgeous park out!
5. The Bronx Zoo
Go to the Bronx Zoo with the kids to see many performances, in particular, the Grammy-nominated duo, The Pop-Ups, whose concerts are like full-fledged kids’ shows with a plot, songs, costumes and whimsical handcrafted puppets. Saturday Sept. 5 and Sunday Sept. 6 will be the only days along with free with General Admission. You are able to see the animals, eat some food, and spend a beautiful weekend with your loved ones!
Take a trip to one of these places if you are in NYC and it is promised that you will have a blast!