Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer, the last major holiday before school begins for many students, and on Saturday, sun worshippers took to Orchard Beach in the Bronx to soak up a few more rays before getting back to reality. NY1's Erin Clarke filed the following report.
It wasn't the sunniest of sunny days Saturday. For some time, it looked like it might even be a wash out, an unfortunate end to the beach season for sun worshippers and vendors alike.
"The cold not good for work. It's a little bit money," said one vendor.
The sun did eventually peek through, though, and those eager to soak up a few more rays before getting back to reality came out to Orchard Beach in the Bronx.
"I got the kids out of the house, have some fun before they start school," said one person.
It was a thought on many people's minds this holiday weekend, as it's the last chance for fun in the sun before city beaches close Monday, on Labor Day.
Even though the forecast calls for some rain every day of this holiday weekend, most folks were taking it in stride and having fun anyway.
"In the beginning, I just laid down straight, and then I started to get uncomfortable, so I built this rest right here," said one beachgoer who was buried in sand.
Besides, for some, the cloudy skies were welcomed.
"I'm going to enjoy it because it's less sun, and the less sun, the less tan I'll get," said one beachgoer.
"It's not bad because then we won't be all hot and sweaty as bad," said another.
It was perhaps a gloomier day than they expected, but certainly not a reason to miss out on the last chance to splash around this summer.