If you're settling in for a 3-day staycation in the City this weekend while everyone else is catching rays down the shore, have no fear, because there are lots of fun things going on this Labor Day Weekend to help you make the most of this unofficial end of summer!
Thursday, August 29th:
Forget the Whale and Universal Rebel at the Leonard Gordon Park Conservancy
FREE LIVE MUSIC! Head over to the Leonard Gordon Park Conservancy for the season finale of "Heights Live" with two outstanding bands, Forget the Whale and Universal Rebel. The concert will run from 7-9pm with a special performance by the Tamil drumming group Thiru Parai at intermission. 3303 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Standup & Spin: An Open Bar Comedy Show with a Spin at McGinley Square Pub
Enjoy a 2-hour open bar (8-10pm) on all craft drafts and well drinks) plus a high-octane, audience-interactive comedy show with stand-up comedians you know from MTV, Good Morning America and Sirius XM! What's the spin? Every joke will be determined by the spin of a wheel with directives for the comedian on stage! This show will have a $25 cover, and is presented by Show Us Your Bits and hosted by Scott Holt. 755 Montgomery St.
The Lo-Fi's and Cheap Horse at Pet Shop
Pet Shop will be hosting a free-admission rock show featuring The Lo-Fi's and Cheap Horse. The music will begin at 8pm! 193 Newark Ave.
Friday, August 30th:
Space Tater Hazy IPA Release Party at Departed Soles
Join your favorite local brewery this weekend as they drop a completely revamped Space Tater Hazy IPA on the galaxy. They'll have cans and draft options available, as well as making it available for flights and growler fills just in time for Labor Day Weekend! 150 Bay St.
Acoustic Fuego at Battello
Enjoy some live music at Battello with this incredibly talented homegrown artist! Acoustic Fuego will be kicking the night off at 7:30pm. 502 Washington Blvd.
Green Market: DJ, Food, Farm, & Handmades at Journal Square
Enjoy some beats while shopping and sit in an outdoor café public seating and enjoy a yummy dish prepared by the seasoned rotating food vendors! Or grab some fresh produce from the best local farmers! This Journal Square Green Market will run from 2-8pm. 1 Journal Sq.
Saturday, August 31st:
Rescue Bash at The Lutze Biergarten
Hounds in Pounds is heading back to Lutze this year for their annual Rescue Event from 2-7pm. Please come meet and meet your future best friend! The day will feature all of the best things...dogs, food, beer, music, and the NYC Skyline! Get pre-approved now by filling out an application. 3 Second St.
Florals and Fedoras at VB3
Celebrate the unofficial end of summer with a Brunch and Day Party at VB3! Make sure to bring out your floral prints and rock your finest Fedoras! Tickets can be reserved here. 475 Washington Blvd.
Sunday, September 1st:
Provost Presents Free Weekly Jazz Jam Session at Headroom Bar & Social
Head over to Headroom Bar this Sunday for their weekly Sunday afternoon jam! It is led by women for musicians of all genders! Be supported by Roberta Piket on piano, Andrea Brachfeld on flute, Sylvia Cuenca on drums, and Melissa Slocum on bass. Jazz lovers are welcome to come by, the music is hot, and the space is cool! 150 Bay St.
Riverview Farmers Market at Riverview Fisk Park
There's no better way to spend the unofficial last weekend of summer than at a farmer's market! And Riverview Fisk Park has one of the best in the city! Palisade Avenue b/w Griffith St. and Bowers St.
Monday, September 2nd:
Labor Day Party at Surf City
Celebrate this Labor Day to the fullest out in the sun at Surf City! As always, the frozen drinks will be flowing, and good times are guaranteed to be had! 2 Marin Blvd.
What We Carried at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
If you're looking for a change of pace to cap off your long weekend, What We Carried: Fragments & Memories from Iraq & Syria is an original touring exhibition that documents the life-changing journeys and sheds light on the trials and tribulations experienced by refugees and immigrants in their search for stability. The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is proud to bring this exhibition to the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, concluding its run TODAY, on September 2nd. Created by renowned freelance photographer and author Jim Lommasson, What We Carried uses collaborative visual storytelling to impart to viewers what it means to leave everything behind. For more info visit their website. 1 Audrey Zapp Dr.
Written by Claire Layton
Claire is a quintessential Canadian girl looking forward to exploring JC one craft beer at a time! She is a graduate student of anthropology, spending all of her free time either at the gym, frequenting comedy bars, or scouring the city for free concerts.