Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend In The Tri-State Area

Erica Brosnan
August 29, 2019 - 1:47 pm

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The unofficial end to summer is here, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end!

If you’re still at a loss for what you’re doing this Labor Day weekend, then look no further. We’ve narrowed down the best things to do in the Tri-State area from now until Labor Day!


Electric Zoo: Evolved

New York's Electronic Music Festival comes back to Randall's Island this weekend featuring a wide variety of acts, including Zedd, Diplo and Afrojack on the main stage.

When: Friday, Aug. 30 to Sunday, Sept. 1 

Where: Randall's Island (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Cost: Varies


This weekend is the perfect time to fill your belly at the largest weekly open-air food market in America. Choose from 100 local vendors — Saturdays on the Williamsburg waterfront and Sundays in Prospect Park.

When: Friday, Aug. 30 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 31 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Sunday, Sept. 1 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Where: Friday at Oculus Plaza in Manhattan
Saturday at East River State Park in Brooklyn
Sunday at Prospect Park in Brooklyn

Price: Free

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Six Flags Great Adventure

Chase the thrills all day long at New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure! Enjoy some of the country’s greatest coasters or take the family on a Safari off-road adventure at the nearby Safari Park. After spending Labor Day weekend at the park, you’re sure to have plenty of stories to tell.

When: Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2 (10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Where: Six Flags Blvd. (Jackson, N.J.)

Price: $50

U.S. Open

The end of the summer means the tennis world has its eye on New York City for the final major tournament of the year. Catch all the action in person by heading to Flushing Meadows and watch up-and-coming players make their mark on the grand stage.

When: Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2

Where: Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Coney Island Firework Show

There’s nothing like celebrating the end of summer with a fireworks display. Head over to Coney Island and grab a spot anywhere along the beach or boardwalk to watch the spectacular.

When: Friday, Aug. 30 (9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Where: Between West 10th and West 15th streets (Coney Island, N.Y.)

Price: Free


Snack Attack Comedy Show

Snack attack is a comedy show combined with a cooking competition. Over the course of the show, hosts will serve up laughs while making a snack from scratch, and you get to decide the winner.

When: Saturday, Aug. 31 (8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)

Where: George Street Co-op Natural Foods (New Brunswick, N.J.)

Price: $7

Boar’s Head BBQ & Craft Beer Festival

If your mouth watering yet? Dig into juicy pulled pork, brisket and ribs all day long at the Jersey shore and wash it down with ice-cold beer.

When: Saturday, Aug. 31 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Where: Monmouth Park (Oceanport, N.J.)

Price: $5; Children under 12 get in for free

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Clifton Food Truck, Music & Art Festival

Long gone are the days where food truck cuisine meant a hot dog from a four-wheeler on the side of the road. These days food trucks serve everything from specialty dumplings to gourmet sandwiches. Check them all out at this festival while enjoying live music and a fabulous display of local art.

When: Sunday, Sept. 1 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Where: Clifton City Hall Complex (Clifton, N.J.)

Price: $5

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Foxwood’s Liquid Sundays

Head up to the Foxwood’s final Vegas-style pool party of the summer and enjoy lots of sun, music, plenty of good BBQ food and unique cocktails.

When: Sunday, Sept. 1 (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Where: Foxwoods (Mashantucket, Conn.)

Price: $55


West Indian Day Parade

The annual West Indian Day parade and J’Ouvert Festival is expected to draw over one million participants all day long Monday. Celebrate to the sounds of drums, whistles and reggae music during one of the most colorful parades in New York City.

When: Monday, Sept. 2 (beginning at 6 a.m.)

Where: Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: Free

West Indian Day Parade
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