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Labor Day Weekend Events in New York City

Your NYC Labor Day Weekend Guide

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Labor Day falls on Monday, September 3, 2012. If you're spending the three-day Labor Day weekend in New York City, you'll find plenty of fun things to do -- including street festivals, free concerts, blowout sales, and much more.
  • Labor Day Weekend Street Fairs -- Spending the long weekend in the city? Check out some of the great street fairs, festivals, and farmer's markets -- including the Washington Square Outdoor Art Fair and more festivals uptown and downtown.


  • New York Summer Restaurant Week -- Summer Restaurant Week was extended through Labor Day. So enjoy your last days of cheap dining at expensive NYC restaurants.


  • 2011 U.S. Open -- The U.S. Open plays on through September 9, 2012. See some of the world's greatest tennis players in action live while others watch it on TV from their summer share houses.


  • Labor Day Weekend at the Children's Museum of Manhattan -- Take the kids to the Children's Museum of Manhattan for activities and crafts celebrating the American worker.


  • Electric Zoo Music Festival -- Randall's Island is hosting the huge Electric Zoo electronic music festival on Saturday and Sunday. Get ready for two days of music from 70+ artists. Tickets start at $115-$155 per person for a one-day pass, $299 for a three-day pass (all passes include transportation via ferry or shuttle bus).


  • Labor Day Weekend Sale at Woodbury Common Outlets -- Make a day trip to the Woodbury Common Outlets and take advantage of their annual Labor Day Weekend sale. You'll find serious markdowns on brands including Armani, Banana Republic, Jimmy Choo, Nike, and many others.


  • Barney's Warehouse Sale -- Save big on fall fashion during the biannual Barney's Warehouse Sale from August 23 through September 3, 2012. You'll find savings of 50% to 75% on designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women.


  • Last Swim of Summer -- Take a dive into one of New York City's public or hotel swimming pools and cool off this weekend. After Labor Day, the City’s 14 miles of beaches and 52 outdoor pools will be closed until next summer. Until then, beaches are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and pools are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.


  • Met Holiday Monday -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open on Labor Day and will host special programs for families with children ages 5-12.

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