Labor Day Weekend 2022 in NYC
September 2, 2022 | 4 min Read
This September 5, marks Labor Day, the annual workers’ holiday celebrated in America on the first Monday in September. The first Labor Day was organized by the Central Labor Union of New York in 1882. The holiday was created when labor activists pushed for a national day to recognize the contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.
The long weekend continues to be enjoyed nationwide and celebrated with friends and family. There’s nowhere better to celebrate than New York. Read on for a round up of a few of the amazing events happening around the city this weekend.
Labor Day Parade
The first Labor Day Parade was held in 1882 as a way to recognize the contributions of the nation’s laborers and union groups who have fought for better working conditions for Americans over the years. The annual parade is rife with meaning and purpose as unions and workers alike march and construct floats to celebrate their achievements for the working men and women of the country. Join in the celebration— this year’s parade is the first since 2019.
September 10, 2022
44th Street & 5th Avenue
10am start moving toward 64th Street
September is the perfect time to check out some of the worlds’ best tennis champs as they take to the court in New York’s US Open competition. The matches get more heated and the stakes higher as the tournament comes toward its end date of September 11, for the men’s final. The action all takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. Daniil Medvedev and Emma Raducanu are the men’s and women’s singles defending champions this year. If you visit Queens to catch some tennis, save time to explore the beautiful adjacent Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. This year’s US Open is taking place from August 29 to September 11. Tickets can be purchased here.
Through September 11, 2022
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadow – Corona Park
Flushing, NY 11368
Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival & West Indian Day Parade
Come for the carnival and stay for the parade. Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival & West Indian Day Parade is a celebration of West Indian culture with a Trinbagonian focus (Trinidad and Tobago). It is also the largest Caribbean Carnival in North America.
The carnival takes place in and around the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park beginning on Sept 1 and running through September 5. Expect delicious food vendors serving up island-style food and steel-pan and calypso bands creating lively musical and dance events. For more information see: wiadcacarnival.org
At the parade, enjoy floats, feathers, bejeweled dancers in jaw-dropping costumes, music, and more in this flamboyant parade, celebrating indiginous culture of the West Indies. The parade starts at Schenectady Avenue and ends at Grand Army Plaza.
West Indian Day Parade
September 5, 2022.
11am parade begins
Electric Zoo Festival
For those who like to dance the night away, New York’s biggest electronic music festival is happening this Labor Day weekend. Enjoy EDM (Electronic Dance Music) with DJs such as Diplo, Armin van Buuren, Bijou, Afrojack. Expect lots of special effects and light shows on stage. Tickets can be purchased at the Electric Zoo website where a full line up and times can also be found.
Friday, September 2, 2022–Sunday, September 4, 2022.
Randall’s Island Park
New York, NY
Go to the Movies
Saturday New York cinema pricing is going back in time with $3 showings of all movies! You can catch any movie, all day and evening for just $3 this Saturday. The roll-back pricing will take place at dozens of theaters around the city in honor of National Cinema Day, a nationwide event. The event is hosted by Cinema Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the cinema industry. To find out which theaters near you are participating head to the National Cinema Day website.
Saturday September 3
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*Due to Covid-19 our restaurant, cafe and gym will remain closed for a time.
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