Labor Day Weekend Guide 👀🇺🇸🤩

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It’s Labor Day weekend! You shouldn’t have to overwork yourself trying to plan the best weekend possible, so we did it for you.

It’s an extra long weekend, so make sure you put on some sunblock and hydrate yourself throughout the day, you’ll also want to pack an umbrella for Monday.


Friday, August 31st

Kin Film Release (New York, New York)

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What would you do if you were a teenage kid who stumbled upon a super wicked alien space gun? What would you do if space thugs were suddenly after you? Would you stand and fight?

If you don’t have these answers to these questions, then catch Kin in theatres this Friday. It’s a half sci-fi, half crime-adventure thriller that will make you feel nostalgic for ‘80s sci-fi films.

Check your local theatres for listings and tickets.


Black Art Matters Pop Up (17 Frost St, Brooklyn @ 1 PM)

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Black Art Matters, the largest traveling art pop up, will make its return to Brooklyn. Celebrate a panorama of artists of color and enjoy art exhibits, performances, film screenings, and more.

Cost: $25


Free Roller Skating (150 Furman St, Pier 2, Brooklyn @ 3:30 PM)

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Butt up! Wheels down! Come to the Brooklyn Bridge Park this Friday and lace up those roller skates.

No need to worry about bringing your own skates, or your own skating skills. Skates are available for rental as well as skating “buddies.”

If you’re cruisin’ for a bruisin’, make sure you pack a frozen bag of peas and corn.

Skate rentals are $6. Buddies are an additional $6.


Room for Tea + Tea Ceremony (371 Broadway, Manhattan)

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Tea up, pinkies out!

Room for Tea is hosting a visceral tea experience that will explore the history, world, and tastes of tea. It will include five different tea tasting stations, 18 immersive visuals, including a timeline of the history of tea, the recreation of a Hong Kong Street, a modern-day teahouse, and more. Attendees will also be treated to one free boba drink, and a tree will also be planted for everyone that attends.

General admission is $23; you can also upgrade your ticket for an extra $10 and experience a traditional tea ceremony.


The Black Parade (Emo/ Pop Punk/ 2000s Alt Night Concert) (361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn @ 11:30 PM)

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Bust out the black ripped skinny jeans, the black eyeshadow, the studded belts, and the spiked chokers. Relive the days when black was the new black. Goth out to songs from Panic! At the Disco, Fall out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World, Sum 41, and other emo/pop punk/2000s alternative legends.

Advanced tickets are $10, but you must be 18 years or older to enter. Tickets can be bought the day of for $15. For anyone 21 years or older, admission is free if you arrive before midnight.


Saturday, September 1st

Candi Pop Dance Party (146 Broadway, Manhattan @ 11 PM)

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Do you have dreams about your long-lost Tamagotchi? Bop It? Do you love all things “bubblegum pop”?

This Saturday, Candi Pop is coming to Brooklyn, and they’ll be blasting the hits that you headbanged to during 8th grade.

You can expect classics like the Spice Girls, Fergie, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper. Tickets range from $10-$12, you must be 21 years or older to enter.


Harry Potter Trivia Night (140 East 27th St, Manhattan @ 5 PM)

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Did you know that Daniel Radcliffe was allergic to the nickel-based glasses he wore during filming? There you go. That’s a thing you know now.

Potter fan? Do you know the proper pronunciation of every spell in the Potterverse? Can you recite the lines of every movie by heart? The Stonecreek Bar & Lounge will be hosting a back-to-school Harry Potter Trivia Night. Come through for a night of laughs and magic.


Comedy Show East Village (112 Avenue A, Manhattan @ 7:45 PM)

If you’re looking to distract yourself from the mundane realities of life and just want to laugh, then come to Niagara Bar in the East Village for happy hour and jokes.



All You Need Is Sun Live Concert & Booze Cruise (2430 FDR Drive Service Road @ 3:30 PM)

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The best way to escape 90-degree weather is to get yourself onto the cruise ship and stand at the bow of the ship. Let the refreshing sea breeze weave through your hair. Seawater glistens on your skin. In your head, all you can think of is Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On.

Join Spoiled NYC as we celebrate the end of summer on our annual booze cruise!

The Jewel Yacht will feature a complimentary open bar with select cocktails and wines from Spring44 as well as ice-cold summertime beers from Brooklyn Brewery.

You can also expect a live performance from rock band Blac Rabbit, who earlier this year went viral covering some of The Beatles' most well-known classics in the New York City subway system and are also hot off their North American Summer '18 Tour.

For Spoiled readers, we are offering a special $49/person price here!

Grab tickets while you still can!


Sunday, September 2nd

Oyster Fest at Frying Pan NYC (207 12th Avenue, Manhattan @ 12 PM)

Need an excuse to bust out of your shell? Why not crack into a delicious assortment of bivalves during Oyster Fest this weekend!

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First, starting at 12 PM and running until 11 PM, Frying Pan NYC is presenting their first annual Oyster Fest, which will feature live music, free giveaways, and a raw oyster bar. 


Blue Point Brewery will also be providing the brews for the celebration, and the Billion Oyster Project will be on board to take away all of the shells and make sure they get back into the eco-system correctly. Entry is free!

Additionally, between 1 PM and 2:30 PM, guests can take a free boat ride on the John J. Harvey Fireboat on a first come, first serve basis. Free tours of the historical, once sunken Lightship Frying Pan will also be offered. Live music will be provided by the Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective and the WMD band.


U.S Open Viewing at the Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza + New Seamore’s Location (230 Vesey St, Manhattan @ 11 AM )

If you can’t make it to Queens for the U.S Open, don’t let it “topspin” your weekend for the worse.

Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza will be hosting a live viewing for the U.S open this weekend as well as the following weekend, Saturday through Monday.

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Afterward, you can make your way to the new Seamore’s location at Brookfield Place. The restaurant features a smorgasbord of fresh seafood, all of which are 100% sustainable.

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Monday, September 3rd

Jurassic Park and Jello Shots (308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn @ 8:45 PM)

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The Videology Bar and Cinema will be showing the original 1993 Jurassic Park, but with a twist. Coconut lime jello shots are also included, in case you need something to distract you from that T-rex who looks awfully close in the side view mirror.

$20 Tickets are available for a 3:00 PM & 8:45 PM showtime. Tickets can also be redeemed after the show for $2 off any drink.


New York Caribbean Festival (Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn @ 11 AM)

Celebrate the vibrancy of the Caribbean heritage at the New York Caribbean Carnival Festival. Festivities kick off at 11 AM starting at Schenectady following Eastern Parkway until Grand Army Plaza.

Parade-goers can expect a day filled with the sweet tastes of jerk and curry, performances by dance troupes, soothing sounds of reggae, soca, calypso, and dancehall, and bright colors.


Snowdays ‘Merica Themed Shaved Cream Bowl (New York, NY)

Summer is nearly at an end, but the sun hasn’t taken a hint just yet. Not to worry.

Cool off with a ‘Merica themed shave cream bowl from Snowdays. It features their iconic blue Yeti tracks cream flavor topped with blueberries, strawberries, marshmallows, and condensed milk drizzle.

You can find the closest Snowdays location to you here.


39th Annual Richmond County Fair (441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island @ 11 AM)

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The whizzing and whirring of a Ferris Wheel or a scrambler, the fanfare accompanied by a victory at a carnival game, and the smell of fresh popcorn and cotton candy are quintessential parts to a great county fair.

This Labor Day weekend marks the 39th Annual Richmond County Fair on Staten Island. There will also be a craft beer garden, pony rides, food trucks, monster trucks, and many more features.

There will also be a hot dog and pie eating contest and an ice-cream tasting contest.


Looking to get around the city in style this weekend? Take a look at our New York Water Taxi guide to learn about the travel method you probably didn't even think of till we mentioned it!
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