I can't wait for the Labor Day holiday next weekend. I'm not sure if it's the combination of working over the summer without a break or the fact that work has been really busy but, having a long-weekend is looking very attractive. The last long-weekend was the 4th of July which seems such a long-time ago, and the problem with that weekend is that there are so many New York events going on, that you don't have time to relax. So we've got a long-weekend coming up, so what are we going to do? We could sit around and relax or we can make the most of what New York has to offer and experience some events or day trips out of the city. With the price of air travel gone through the roof and gas prices pushing the cost of car travel up, its lucky we don't have to leave the state of New York to make the most of this long-weekend.
The great thing is you don't need a car to escape New York this Labor Day weekend. A cheap option is the Metro-North or Long-Island railway which can take you quickly into the countryside and the cost of rail tickets is relatively cheap. The MTA website lists heaps of one day getaways including The Harlem Valley Rail Trail which involves catching the train from downtown to Wassaic Station. The walks beings at Wassaic station and finishes in the Village of Millerton 10.5 miles away. Another popular day trip for hikers and cyclists involves catching the train to Cold Springs. The town is located in lovely valley surrounded by beautiful scenery. Over the long-weekend the town is hosting a couple of events including the Cold Springs Antique Market, which occurs every Sunday throughout summer until October 9th.
If you want to keep it closer to home there are plenty of New York events which you can attend. An event sure to get you dancing is the West Indian Day Parade held in Brooklyn. This event is free but you will need a ticket to get into the carnival section. Other New York events include the US open which starts August 25th and goes through to September 7th. The Labor Day Parade in its 5th year starts at 44th Street and makes it way down 5th Avenue.
With so many New York events and activities occurring this Labor Day weekend the hardest thing will be choosing what to do.
James has recently moved to New York City and he loves all the options the city has to offer. There are so many events on every night of the week the only problem is choosing which events to go to. He recommends using Metro212 which he believes is a good source for all New York events and nightclub listings including dating services.