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Relish the Labor Day Weekend in New York City

August 20 2019 | Hotel Beacon News

Can you believe that Labor Day is already here? The summer is on its way out, so it’s important to make each weekend count. You can take advantage of Labor Day sales to pick up summer clothes for next year, spend time outside while the weather’s warm, or head to Queens to catch some of the US Open Tennis Championships. Here’s a look at the weekend’s best picks.

Shop Labor Day Weekend Sales

Labor Day sales usually offer the best sales as retailers and boutiques clear out the season’s stock for the fall and winter styles. Tempting markdowns may have you shopping well in advance for next summer! Discounts of up to 70 percent can usually be found at Saks Fifth Ave and Bloomingdale’s. For a look at nearby retailers, refer to our discount shopping guide on and around the Upper West Side.

Catch a Tennis Match at the US Open

The US Open Tennis Championships begins Aug. 26 this year and runs through Sept. 8. Tickets can be purchased off US Open Ticketmaster, or US Open Ticket Exchange. If they’re all sold out, which may be likely this late in the game, you can check out reliable reseller sites such as Stubhub or SeatGeek to see what’s available. See more information about ticketing and transportation.

Celebrate at the NY Caribbean Carnival

For a spectacle of sequins, feathers and vibrant colors, head over to Brooklyn to watch the NY Caribbean Carnival Parade on Labor Day. The annual march attracts a massive crowd of up to 2 million, celebrating Caribbean culture and heritage. The parade begins at 11 am on Sept. 2 at Schenectady Avenue and goes along Eastern Parkway to the Grand Army Plaza.

Picnic in Central Park

Set plans for a laid-back picnic in Central Park and see what the day brings. Maybe you’ll decide to visit the zoo, take a pedicab tour, or fish at the Harlem Meer. Perhaps you’ll land tickets to Shakespeare in the Park, or you’ll decide to just soak in the sun and fresh air. Read 5 Ideas for a Picnic in Central Park, from picking up deli food to snacking in a rowboat rented from Loeb Boathouse. The possibilities are endless.

Free Opera at the Lincoln Center

Opera has never been so accessible. Enjoy the last of the season’s Met Opera HD Festival with a melodrama that takes place in 18th-century France. Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea will be in full transmission in the Josie Robertson Plaza on Sept. 2 at 8pm. Grab one of 3,000 seats and enjoy this free event to close out the long weekend. See details.

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