. Unicycle enthusiasts and spectators alike can enjoy races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of other unicycle sports like basketball and hockey!

Labor Day Week in New York City

Labor Day is important because it marks the end of summer, and essentially no work (not for everyone but you get the idea). In the late 1800s, New York hosted the first ever Labor Day celebration and now over 100 years later; the city continues to pay tribute to hard workers. This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 1st and will commence with a weekend-long celebration. Unsure of what to do? Here’s a list of must-go-to events to celebrate the holiday!

Friday, August 29th:

  • Coney Island Fireworks – Catch the last fireworks show of the summer at Coney Island! Don’t forget to get on a few rides and take a stroll on the boardwalk. Surf Ave. & Stillwell Ave. (Brooklyn, NY)

Saturday, August 30th:

  • Sweet Spot Festival Enjoy art, music, food and dance at this uptown festival fit for the entire family. The festival will feature food trucks, artisan and vintage marketplace, free kids arts workshops, fitness sessions and more! Pier I, W 70th St. in Riverside Park South
  • NYC Unicycle Festival The festival’s main events will be held on Governor’s Island for the duration of the weekend. Unicycle enthusiasts and spectators alike can enjoy races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of other unicycle sports like basketball and hockey!

Sunday, August 31st:

  • Brazilian Day Festival – Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this festival’s original purpose was to observe Brazil’s Independence Day in New York. Join people from all over the world for a day of Brazilian culture and pride in the heart of Little Brazil!  25 Blocks around West 46th Street
  • The Great NY State Fair – Who doesn’t love the fair?! The last days to enjoy sweet doughy goodness and enjoy the Ferris wheel at the state fair are through Labor Day weekend. There will be live concerts including Kellie Pickler, Brad Paisley and more. (*Note: This is drive out of town) 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY

Monday, September 1st:

  • West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade – This annual celebration is held every year on Labor Day and features the popular parade to highlight West Indian and Caribbean culture. Head down to Brooklyn for an unbeatable festival featuring costume bands, masqueraders, decorated floats, food and more. Eastern Pkwy. & Schenectady Ave. to Flatbush Ext.

Saturday, September 6th:

  • Go celebrate at the official Labor Day Parade starting at 10AM on Fifth Avenue and 44th Street! (*The parade will continue up Fifth Avenue to 64th Street)

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