With Labor Day taking place on Monday, September 4th, the last long weekend of summer is finally approaching. It’s also a time when family and friends typically meet for one last sunny get-together at a NYC park, local event or carefully planned social gathering.
With so many options in the Big Apple to choose from, finding the right atmosphere for fun and entertainment can feel overwhelming. To help you narrow things down, the team at Luxor Limo would like to offer a few suggestions on where to celebrate Labor Day weekend in New York City.
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You don’t have to be a tennis fan to appreciate the skill and athleticism that’s on full display at the U.S. Open for men’s and women’s tennis. And this weekend promises to be a particularly competitive one, as some of the top players from around the world move their way up the brackets and toward the final showdown. While we won’t speculate on who will ultimately triumph, we can say that tickets are still available for upcoming matches, which will take place at three NYC stadiums: Arthur Ashe, Louis Armstrong and Grandstand in Queens.
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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Located in the West Village along the sidewalks of University Place from East 13th Street south to Waverly Place, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (WSOAE) kicks off this Labor Day weekend. Now with more than 80 years under its belt as one of the best outdoor art shows in the country, WSOAE will feature a broad range of both artists and styles that are sure to please even the most discerning art enthusiast. From fine art and photography to crafts and sculpture, the WSOAE exhibition will have something to pique every interest, and is situated where plenty of food and drink is also available.
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Southampton Antique Fair
If a day in the Hamptons sounds like an ideal excursion, the Southampton Antique fair is now setting up its annual event for NYC treasure hunters, which takes place on Saturday, September 2nd. Here you’ll find a vast assortment of hard-to-find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics and artwork from local and far-away vendors who’ve gathered for the affair. Tickets for the event are only $4, and you can even bring your kids for free. Just look for the Red Barn at the Rogers Mansion Complex on Meeting House Lane to start building your antique collection. For more ideas for antique hunting and boutique shopping, you should also check out our recent article.
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Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park could be just the entertainment hotspot you’re looking for if a day outdoors, coupled with countless entertainment options, is at the top of your Labor Day weekend to-do list. While there’s too much to take in over a single day, you could start things off with a picnic below the Unisphere, then head over to the Queens Botanical Gardens, Museum and Theatre. Or if you’d rather see a baseball game with friends or family instead, you can catch an afternoon Mets game at nearby Citi Field on the official Labor Day holiday. But whatever you choose, you’ll never be short of relaxation or entertainment.
Celebrate Labor Day weekend in safety and style by letting Luxor Limo take you to your destination. It’s as simple as booking your ride and leaving the traffic and logistics headaches to us. We not only provide free Wi-Fi in every one of our spectacular fleet of vehicles, we also offer special group rates for you and your traveling companions.