Labor Day weekend in New York City

New York harbor and skyline with Empire State BuildingNo one knows how to have fun quite like New Yorkers, and labor day weekend is no exception.  I have found some amazing activities and venues for foodies and families who are looking to try something a bit new over the long weekend.

Fun

Randall Island is hosting the Electric Zoo all weekend with more than 70 artists including David Guetta and Laidback Luke. One-day passes start at $115 and a three day pass is $299. Check out their site for more more details.

Family

It wouldn’t be Labor Day, without a parade. This year the parade will kick off at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street at 10am in Manhattan.

Street fairs are cropping up everywhere this weekend. So leash the dog or pull out the stroller and spend some time walking around and enjoying the last gasp of summertime.

The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival is hosting an outdoor screening of “American Graffiti” Saturday night at 7:45p. According to their Facebook page, the screening will be held “on 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.”

At the The Metropolitan Museum of Art  you will find activities for kids ages 5-12 this Monday.  Part of a series of “Met Holiday Monday”, this week will include Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City—a 28-feet-high constellation of interconnected, room-sized modules suggesting a floating or flying city.

Food

Mexi-BBQ in Astoria is offering unlimited alcohol with their Labor Day Brunch (11a-3:45p) menu, according to Mackenzi at weheartastoria.com. The picture alone is worth drooling over. Definitely worth checking out.

I know I’m inspired to get out and try something different. How are you spending your Labor Day?

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