The Labor Day weekend is a bit like Paris in August. Many New Yorkers desert the city for Long Island or Upstate. For others, here is something to occupy you during this long weekend.

An open-air opera at the Met Opera HD Festival

Every evening, from August 23 to Monday, September 2, approximately 3,000 seats are installed at the Lincoln Center to enjoy the open-air retransmission of operas. The program: Saturday, August 31 – 8 pm, Daughter of the Regiment, Donizetti (2:20); Sunday 1st September – 8 pm Luisa Miller, Verdi (2h30); Monday, September 2 – 8 pm Adriana Lecouvreur, Cilea (2:20). Free admission. Latecomers can enjoy standing projection. Complete program. Lincoln Center of Performing Arts – 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NY, NY 10023

Celebrate the Caribbean

This is the big event of Labor Day in New York. Monday, September 2, is the traditional West Indian Day Parade, which celebrates the history and culture of the Caribbean people. The colorful parade and music will take place from 11am and will run between Schenectady Avenue and Grand Army Plaza on Eastern Parkway, before ending on Flatbush Avenue. The event gathers every year a million curious. info

Enjoy the (last) potential beach of the summer at Jacob Riss Park

Celebrate the work at the beach? With the ocean and the sun is good, but with good music and margaritas, it's even better! Riis Park Beach Bazaar, located at Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways, brings together restaurateurs, DJs and a market during the summer. Accessible by bus from Bushwick, Lower East Side, Williamsburg and Upper East Side. By ferry from Sunset Park or Wall Street / Pier 11. Riis Park Bazzar Beach, located at Jacob Riis Park, Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, NY 11694.

See the murals of Coney Island

Other beach option: Coney Island. This summer, the legendary neighborhood, known for its amusement park, hosts an exhibition of murals: the Coney Art Walls. While walking on 15th Street, next to the Thunderbolt, you can discover several street art works with elements of American popular culture, such as a morbid illustration of a dissected Ronald Mcdonald. The open air museum is open every day from 12pm to 8pm. On Monday, check out the Cyclones, the local baseball team, which ends their season at home. 3050 Stillwell Avenue. Brooklyn, NY. Site

Dance for hours at the House of Yes Werk Party

For the most revelers, House of Yes ends its summer season with its intense Werk Labor Party. Weather permitting, the dance floor will be extended outside, and a last swim in the pool will be possible. Each his marathon! From Monday 2nd September at 4pm to Tuesday 3rd September, 12am. Admission is free but you have to reserve your place. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Enjoy the New York Black Restaurant Week

After New York Restaurant Week, here is the New York Black Restaurant Week. As part of the African Heritage Month, which runs from September 1 to 30, several restaurants, cafes, bars run by Africans or descendants of Africans in the New York cing boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island) and Long Island offer fixed price menus and different formulas. Information here

Make a Shakespeare at Bryant Park

No tail, no dress code, no tickets. This is the promise made by the "Bryant Park Picnic Performances". In other words, we are far from the very popular "Shakespeare in the Park" that take place in Central Park in the summer. You can obviously have a drink and eat a tip on one of the 250 blankets that the organizers will make available to you. Othello will be played vFriday 30th, Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September from 7 to 9 pm. Free admission. info

Visit the Bronx Zoo with your family

The Bronx Zoo (the largest zoo in the United States) today hosts 650 different species and more than 6,000 animals on 170 hectares. No holidays for tigers, gorillas and polar bears in the park. It takes 4-5 hours to visit the park in full, enough to handle a good part of the day. Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY 10460. Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here