It’s the summertime and if you are free of any occupational responsibilities  or looking to go on vacation, this is certainly the time to do it. However, if you don’t have any more vacation time, you are well aware of the fact that, with July 4th having just passed, there isn’t a single federally recognized holiday until Labor Day in early September. That will be your last opportunity for any kind of time off from work or school while the summer weather is still upon is. And considering how important Labor Day might be for some of us, I figured I would highlight a few great activities to partake in in New York city during Labor Day, this way you can plan accordingly.


New York International Salsa Congress

While the title of the event might sound incredibly high-profile, this event is anything but. In fact, it is meant to be a celebration of latin culture open to everybody. The event will take place at the Marriott Marquis located in the center of Times Square. This will give attendees the feeling as if they are “dancing in the center of the world.” The event takes place from August 31st to September 3rd and will feature a variety of dance workshops from some of the world’s best dance instructors.


Richmond County Fair

Who says New York City can’t have a small-town flair? The Richmond County Fair, located in Staten Island, is sure to prove fun for all ages. It features a wide variety of activities and events, such as hot dog eating contests, rides, circus performers, clowns, raffles and much more. The fair is your best chance at feeling like you’ve left the city far behind, without ever leaving the city.


West Indian American Day Carnival

Looking to end your summer with a bang? Then look no further than the West Indian American Day Carnival. This annual event is dedicated to celebrating New York City’s incredibly diverse Caribbean culture. The event features traditional caribbean cuisine, loud and fun costumes and a wide variety of traditional music, as well as a bevy of other surprises and events.