August 23rd, 2018 | Events in New York
Traveling to New York around Labor Day is a superb opportunity to attend unique events. This holiday is all about resting and partying, which is why many museums and attractions in NYC are closed. Therefore, we recommend that you head to Labor Day-specific events to join New Yorkers in forgetting that we all have to go back to work, sooner or later.
Parades and Festivals
NYC Labor Day Parade and March
When: September 8 at 10am
Where: Parade starts at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036
No Labor Day celebration is complete without attending the annual parade and march. After all, what is this holiday if not a tribute to labor unions and their history? Take your camera or phone for interesting photo opportunities and don’t forget to tag your photos with #LDP2018!
New York Caribbean Carnival
When: September 3 at 11am
Where: Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum
As the name suggests, Labor Day in New York also means a celebration of the city’s Caribbean culture and heritage. Take a trip to Brooklyn to experience first-hand a true carnival that includes a colorful parade, delicious food options, cultural events and an atmosphere that will convince you to book a Caribbean holiday next.
NYC Broadway Week
When: September 3-16
Where: Various locations, just blocks away from the Manhattan at Times Square
For one week only, you’ll have the chance to snag 2 for 1 tickets to select Broadway shows. Serious theater-lovers can plan on a Broadway marathon of the best shows in town. But hurry, tickets are already on sale and quickly selling out!
The Metropolitan Opera 2018 Summer HD Festival
When: September 3 at 8pm
Where: Lincoln Center, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Although summer is at an end, summer concerts are not. Lincoln Center is bringing back its beloved outdoor opera concerts in HD. Rub elbows with New Yorkers who share a passion for exceptional opera performances. And, there’s no better setting for these HD video concerts than Lincoln Center Plaza at twilight.
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
When: September 1-3 and 8-9 from 12pm to 6pm
Where: Washington Square Park, University Place from East 13th Street South to Waverly Place
If visual arts is what you’re after, Labor Day weekend is the perfect chance to spend hours appreciating the original artwork of both, seasoned and up-and-coming artists. You might be tempted to purchase a piece or two, and why not? It would be the ultimate New York souvenir!
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