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What to Do Over Labor Day Weekend in NYC

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What to Do Over Labor Day Weekend in NYC

Time to celebrate the long weekend! Here are all of the best Labor Day weekend events to celebrate in NYC.


Electric Zoo

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Photo Credit: Electric Zoo

August 31 – September 2 @ Randall’s Island Park

Marshmellow, Kaskade, and Tiesto headline this year’s Electric Zoo, an annual three-day EDM festival.


New York City Unicycle Festival

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Photo Credit: New York Unicycle

August 30 – September 2

Long distance riding, lessons, and sports all featuring the unicycle will take place from Governors Island to Battery Park, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and Coney Island.


West Indian Day Parade

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Photo Credit: West Indian Day Parade Facebook

 September 3 @ Crown Heights, Brooklyn

See the annual parade celebrating Caribbean culture that follows Eastern Parkway with music, performances, ornate costumes, and more.



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Photo Credit: The Well Brooklyn

Silent Disco

August 31 @ Studio Square

Go “quiet clubbing” in a massive indoor-outdoor space as you listen to live DJs in your pair of glow in the dark headphones, play ping pong, and sample plenty of beer.



September 1 @ TBD, Brooklyn

This annual Labor Day event takes place at a secret location announced 48 hours beforehand, offering free food, swag, great drink specials, music, and island vibes.


Labor Day BBQ Beach Party

September 2 @ Jewel Yacht

Enjoy DJs, performers, tasty BBQ, cocktails, and light shows as you lounge in a cabana or hit the dance floor on the beach overlooking the Hudson.


Tiki Disco

September 2 @ The Well Brooklyn

This ongoing outdoor pop-up is one of the summer’s best parties, running from 8 am – 4 pm.




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Spirit Cruises

August 31 – September 3

Hop aboard a dinner cruise featuring a live DJ and gorgeous views.


Skyline Cruises

September 1

Enjoy a buffet-style dinner and drinks as you pass by New York City’s landmarks.


Bateaux Cruises

August 31 – September 3

Board an all-glass vessel serving a three-course dinner, drinks, and playing live music.


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