Fall may be near, but summer isn’t done with us just yet — and across the five boroughs it’s going out with style over Labor Day Weekend.
From music to the arts, festivals and the great outdoors, here’s a quick list of things to do and places to go as we say farewell to another summer in the city.
Free fireworks show at Luna Park
Why not start Labor Day Weeknd off with a bang? Over at Luna Park in Coney Island, the beloved amusement park is hosting a free fireworks show overlooking the boardwalk on Friday. For more info on the event, check it out here.
Electric Zoo Music Festival on Randall’s Island
Running from Sep. 2 through Sep. 4, Randall’s Island will play host to one of the country's premiere electronic musical festivals. The event, which first began in 2009, pulls DJs from around the globe and features a wide variety of sub-genres within the tapestry of electronic music.
Met Opera's Summer HD Festival
Back again for 13th time, the Met Opera’s Summer HD Festival is already in full swing — and runs until Sep. 5. The free, open-air event features 10 classic performances shown nightly on a giant monitor right in front of the facade of the Met Opera House at Lincoln Center.
Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis.
National Cinema Day
More than 3,000 movie theaters across the country, including big theater chains like Regal and indie theaters as well, will offer tickets to films for just $3. You’d have to time travel back to 1982, when E.T. was in theaters, to see prices like that in the U.S.
J’Ouvert, the daybreak event marking the start of Caribbean carnival and the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn, will kick off bright and early Monday at 6 a.m. Check out details here.
West Indian American Day Parade
The weekend-long festival celebrating all things Caribbean culminates in an electric parade along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday. After two years of scaled back and virtual events due to the pandemic, the parade — which features vibrant costumes, festive music and food — is back.
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
For the 92nd year, Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village will be filled with fine artists and craft artisans this Labor Day Weekend. The sidewalk exhibit runs from Sep. 3 to Sep. 5.
Thousands upon thousands of fans have already flocked to the U.S. Open, which kicked off Monday in Queens. But the truth is the tournament, which runs until Sep. 11, is really still just getting started. Tickets for dozens matches over the weekend are available here.