Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Where to Celebrate Labor Day in the NYC Area

Celebrate this Labor Day weekend in style this year.

Looking for some great Labor Day events for your kids? Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of the best places for families to spend the holiday weekend and celebrate Labor Day in the New York metro area, from family-friendly parades to special events. Whether you're looking to beat the heat with Labor Day themed museum activities, or enjoy the last days of summer at the beach, we've got you covered.

 

Manhattan

Design Your Own Exhibit  
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 3, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side 
AGES: 5 and older 
WHAT: Explore the different roles and jobs it takes to create a new exhibits and design your own exhibition. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 212-721-1223. cmom.org.


FREE NYC Unicycle Festival 
WHEN: Sept. 1-4, Thursday-Sunday, 12-5pm
WHERE: Governors Island, ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, Brooklyn Heights, and 10 South St., Financial District, Manhattan
AGES: All 
WHAT: This annual festival includes races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey, and sumo wrestling. There are also unicycle rides from Battery Park to Central Park, and from Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: World-famous riders display their skills, and members of the public have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding. 
WANT TO GO? 212-938-0836. nycunifest.com.


Brooklyn

FREE Labor Day at Prospect Park
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 3, 12-6pm
WHERE: Prospect Park Audobon Center, Lincoln Road and Ocean Ave., Flatbush 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Activities include Bird Nerd Game Hour, Nature on the Go!, a Race Around the Farm Yard, and $2.50 carousel rides at the Children's Corner. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Take advantage of one of the last warm days of the year by having some old fashioned fun. 
WANT TO GO? 718-287-3400. prospectpark.org.

39th Annual Richmond County Fair
WHEN: Sept. 1-3, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Island 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Check out circus performers, crafts and rides for the kids, live music, food, and contests demonstrating all the fairground favorites!   
WANT TO GO? $16; $11 children taller than 30 inches; free for children 30 inches and shorter. 718-351-1611. historicrichmondtown.org.

West Indian American Day Junior Carnival Parade
WHEN: Sept. 1-30, 9am-4pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Featuring live performances, a junior king and queen, and individual and junior band competitons. 
WANT TO GO? $5. 718-638-5000. 


Queens

FREE Labor Day at Riis Park Beach Bazaar
WHEN: Sept. 1-3, Festivities start at 11am
WHERE: Riis Park Beach Bay 9, 167-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway 
AGES: All 
WHAT: This must-visit beach party brings food, music, drinks, and shopping to the historic boardwalk.   
WANT TO GO? riisparkbeachbazaar.com


Omar's Summer Send-Off
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 1, 2pm-6pm
WHERE: Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village, Woodhaven Blvd. and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. 
WANT TO GO? Pay per ride or game. 718-788-2676. facebook.com/events/210773999774790/. 

 

Westchester County

FREE West Point Band Labor Day Concert
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:30pm
WHERE: Trophy Point Amphiteater at West Point, 117 Washington Road, West Point 
AGES: All 
WHAT: This musical showcase concludes with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, live cannon fire, and fireworks. 
WANT TO GO? 845-938-2445. westpointband.army.mil.

Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair
WHEN: Sept. 1-3, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5:30pm; Monday, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enoy more than 200 artists, live musical entertainment, craft beer and regional wine, a supervised children’s area, health care products, crafts. 
WANT TO GO? $9; $8 seniors; free for children 12 and younger. 505-917-1731. quailhollow.com.


CORNUcopia
WHEN: Sept. 1-3, Saturday-Monday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy sweet corn ice cream, a corn maze, live cooking demonstrations, an English country dance, and live music. 
WANT TO GO? $16; $12 seniors and students; $8 children ages 3-17; free for children younger than 3. 914-366-6900. hudsonvalley.org.

Long Island

FREE 2018 Ronkonkoma Street Fair
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 2, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Downtown Ronkonkoma, Hawkins Avenue , between Portion Road & Wittridge Road, Ronkonkoma 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy family friendly events. 
WANT TO GO? ronkonkomachamber.com. 


Rockland and Bergen counties

FREE Family Water Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 1, 1pm-4pm
WHERE: Crestwood Lake - East Beach, West Crescent Avenue, Allendale 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Residents will enjoy this family day full of swimming events, relays, a sand castle contest, toddler golf ball, a cannon ball competition, raffles, prizes, refreshments, and more.  
WANT TO GO? 201-818-4400. holidayobservers.org.