Things to Do Labor Day Weekend 2013 with NYC Kids: Richmond County Fair, Unicycle Festival, Tug Boats and Carnival
Labor Day weekend can be a little bittersweet—it's the last weekend before the kids head back to school—so we want to make sure we pack in some super summery fun to make the most of these warm, carefree days. Perhaps one last trip to NYC’s great beaches, water playgrounds or outdoor pools is in order before they all officially close for the season on Monday. But there’s too much fun stuff to do to mope over the end of summer.
In fact, to tip the balance from bitter to sweet, we've launched our super-sweet Back-to-School Swagapalooza - a give-away that includes prizes from Target, Disney, Schwinn, Motorola, Sears Optical, Famous Footwear, and more - so many chances to win so much swag!
Looking for a great day or weekend getaway? We just shared some of our favorite Labor Day weekend family excursions or check out our NYC Day Trips Guide for lots of other ideas, like nearby water and amusement parks. Personally, nothing says Labor Day weekend to me like the Columbia County Fair, but there are a bunch of other end-of-summer fairs, too.
But you don’t have to leave NYC to feel like you are getting away. Try a visit to Historic Richmond Town, which is hosting its annual Richmond County Fair or the NYC Unicycle Festival on Governors Island. Labor Day weekend in NYC also brings the annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition and the West Indian American Day Carnival and Children’s Parade.