Labor Day 2012 in New York City

If you walked outside today and thought to yourself “fall is coming,” you’re not alone.  The temperature in Manhattan has fallen into the 70’s today and could get down to the 50’s (What?!) tonight.  It’s only a matter of time now until we get to sweatshirt weather.  And then scarf weather.  And then “I’ll just stay inside” weather….

Wait, what’s that?  Temperatures could get up to the 90’s again this weekend?  Well then let’s enjoy the unofficial end of summer like we’re meant to; with a long weekend and plenty of fun!  Here are some of the Labor Day Weekend activities of which you should take part in NYC:

Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition

On Sunday, the Hudson River will play host to the 20th year of the Labor Day tugboat race.  The event begins at 10 a.m. with the parade of tugs at Pier 84.

West Indian Day Parade

The 44th annual West Indian Day Parade is a staple on Labor Day weekend in Brooklyn.  Kick off Monday with the J’Ouvert Parade at 3 a.m., followed by the main parade which begins at 11 a.m.

Labor Day Parade

Well, this parade isn’t on Labor Day.  New York City holds its annual Labor Day Parade on the second Saturday of September, so if you happen to be in town the following weekend, you’re in luck!  The Parade will travel from 44th street to 72nd street on 5th Avenue and begins at 10 a.m.  If you plan on attending and are wondering where you should stand for the best view, take a look at our St. Patrick’s Day Parade preview since the two parades travel along the same route.  (Don’t go too far up town though, since this parade ends at 72nd and St. Patrick’s ended at 86th)

Double Decker Bus tour

The three day weekend means that you have an extra day to see the sights! Take a look at our extended 72-hour Super New York Tour to take full advantage of Labor Day Weekend


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