2021 Labor Day weekend activities.

Labor Day traditionally denotes the end of the summer season and, since 1882, represents an annual workers’ holiday on the first Monday of September. And New York City knows how to celebrate this three-day event in fine fashion! While most residents prefer barbecues and beaches outside New York, there still are shedloads of can’t-miss attractions and activities within the city during that special three-day weekend.

NYC’s West Indian American Day, carnival canceled 

For Carnival 2021, WIADCA is partnering with the Brooklyn Museum for a number of events happening across several days, including live music, a virtual Youth Fest promoting arts and culture, a steel pan jamboree on the lawn of the museum.

And on Labor Day, the annual parade will take on a new ticketed format at the Brooklyn Museum. On September 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., “Jus’ Like Mas’ will bring the “road experience” to the grounds of the museum with music trucks, DJs, and live performances from Caribbean artists. Get the details here.

Coney Island Labor Day Weekend

There’s no need to get jealous of your friend’s photos from somewhere out of the city. Partying and relaxing at New York’s beaches is a great experience! Coney Island is called the people’s playground for a reason. Visit the beaches to catch the ultimate rays of the summer sun. Enjoy its Sunlite Pool, beautiful picnic outings, and finally admire fireworks in the evening. 

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (September 4–6, 11–12, 2021)

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is one of the most vibrant art fairs in the city held during Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. It showcases  artists and artisans from around New York and the world. It attracts a colorful crowd of art enthusiasts, art critics, students, and designers.The sidewalk show is located on University Place, starting at East 13th Street and stretching south to West 3rd Street.

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