Events Happening During Labor Day Weekend in New York City

What better way to commemorate Labor Day in the U.S. and Canada than a trip to New York City. Celebrate at these exciting events happening in New York City this weekend.

Summer Shorts

 Attend the very last round of short plays of the season today, where you will both rediscover old American playwrights while discovering new talents. Be sure to purchase tickets ahead of time to reserve your seat. And yes, you can still wear white summer shorts in September; summer isn’t over yet.

New Music Series

 Attend the tenth and final event of the Warm Up 2018 New Music Series at the MoMA Ps1 in Queens. Listen to local, national and global artists such as Discwoman, Gang Gang Dance, Lizzo, The Italian New Wave (Chevel, Primitive Art, Vipra), Logan Takahashi and others performing from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM. You can check out more details and ticket information on the official website

New York City Unicycle Festival

(Photo by Christopher A. Dominic)

From August 30th to September 2nd you will have the opportunity to observe recreational riders, world-class performers, mountain and off-road unicycle enthusiasts, mono—wheel vehicle inventors, and amateurs take on the streets of New York on one wheel. Whether on Governors Island, Battery Park to Central Park, or Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island, you will see these unicyclists go. Impressive huh?  There will also be a learn-to-ride area, unicycle hockey, basketball, sumo, a trails course and workshops. If you are at loss for a fun fact, now is the time to gain one.

NYISC Salsa Festival

 From August 30th to September 3rd, the New York International Salsa Congress is hosting its annual Salsa Festival at Time Square’s Marriott Marquis. From live bands, concerts and performance showcases to instructional workshops and non-stop social dancing, this latin dance and music event is fun and culturally immersive as well as an excellent means of exercise! Purchase your day pass on the official website.

Electric Zoo Music Festival

 Spend your Labor Day weekend dancing on Randall’s Island at this internationally renowned electric music festival. Being the 10th annual festival, this season is titled ‘The Big 10,” so come and celebrate at one of New York City’s largest parties. Tickets and lineup can be found here

Art in the Village

This weekend, Washington Square is opening its space from noon to 6:00 PM for its 2018 Fall Art Exhibition. Anywhere from fine art, photography, crafts, jewelry and sculptures, you will be able to browse over the works of over 100 artists.

25th Great North River Tugboat Race

Don’t miss this back-to-school tradition on September 2nd! Be sure to be at the Hudson River around Pier 84 (West 44th Street and Hudson River Park) From 10:00 AM to witness the parade of tugs up the River to the starting line at Pier I (West 70th Street), where the horn will begin the races at 10:30 AM. The fun continues from noon to 2:00 PM with games such as line-toss and spinach eating contests. This is a great family-friendly activity on Labor Day Weekend.


Labor Day weekend is a great time to explore New York City. If you are interested in finding more to do in New York City, search through our complete range of tours, attractions and activities. We can also tailor-make programs specifically to match your desires and budgets. Harlem Spirituals is the ideal one-stop-shop to simplify your planning! Find more information on


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