With NYC kids heading back to school soon, the Labor Day weekend is always a little bittersweet. Families can make the most of these last few carefree days as there is a ton of fun to be had over the three-day weekend in the city. Head to Governors Island to give one-wheeling a try at NYC's annual two-day unicycle fest; participate in the Jr. West Indian American Carnival Parade; enjoy old-fashioned fun at the Richmond County Fair; or hit the perfect-for-preschoolers West Side County Fair.
Labor Day weekend also means the almost-end of the outdoor beach, pool and sprinkler season, so you may want to make one last trip to enjoy one of those while you still can.
Speaking of trips, our Family Travel Guide offers plenty of family getaway ideas for places like Boston, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, Hershey, and of course the Jersey Shore and Long Island's East End, along with other great destinations for this and upcoming holiday weekends. Want to stay closer? We've also got a number of day trip ideas to museums, nature spots, and great towns, plus even some local camping options. Or cross off one final item from your NYC summer bucket list, from interactive art to outdoor roller skating.
If you haven't checked out our just-released 100 Things to Do in New York State with Kids roundup, now's a good time, too. (Those October school holidays will be here before you know it.)
Read on for all of our Labor Day weekend picks. You'll find additional suggestions in our Event Calendar and September GoList. Wishing you a fabulous end of summer!