While the days might be slowly getting shorter, there’s never any shortage of things to see or do in and around New York City over the Labor Day weekend. From downtown Manhattan to any of the other five boroughs (and beyond), there are plenty of ways to fit in one last summer trip before fall creeps in.
Soak up the West Indian American Day carnival
For 50 years, New York’s Caribbean community has come together on Labor Day weekend to throw one of the biggest, funnest events the city sees all year. Brooklyn will be shaking with the sounds of soca, reggae, calypso and more this Labor Day weekend, as the West Indian American Day carnival goes down. The costumes, the authentic Caribbean food, the incredible music and, of course, the colorful, boisterous parade — it’s non-stop fun.
Enjoy summer’s last stand
While late summer in the Big Apple is always fun, it’s also an ideal time to sneak out of the city and check out some of what New York State and the nearby area has to offer. From a weekend in the Hamptons, the Berkshires or the Adirondacks to the Atlantic City boardwalk, Finger Lakes wineries and beyond, you’re sure to find a way to see something new while you just… chill.
Ace the 2017 U.S. Open
The 137th edition of the U.S. Open tennis tournament takes place from August 28 to September 10, and is the last Grand Slam event of tennis season. All the top-seeded men’s and women’s players will be there (with their A-game) on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s hard courts. There’s also plenty to see and do beyond tennis watching — check out the live music and food trucks, and keep an eye open for the celebs who take in the tournament.