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The Fun is On for Labor Day 2017 in New York City

Labor Day marks the official end of summer. Finish yours with a bang when you fill your three-day weekend with events for Labor Day 2017 in New York City.

How to Spend Your Three-Day Weekend

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Labor Day weekend in NYC. You’ll find entertainment all over the five boroughs.



West Side County Fair at Riverside Park

You don’t have to head to the country to enjoy an old-fashioned county fair. This one, in Riverside Park,will feature carnival rides, games, live bands, aerialists, local food vendors, and all the cotton candy you can eat. It’s happening on September 10th.

Labor Day at Riis Park Beach Bazaar

Head to Jacob Riis National Park for this Beach Bazaar, which is open through Labor Day. Here, along with sand and surf, you’ll find food vendors, DJs, and shopping on the historic boardwalk.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

West Village hosts this sidewalk art show every year. It’s free to wander among the exhibits and artists displaying their work, from painters and potters to photographers, crafters, and jewelers. It will last from September 2nd-10th.

The U.S. Open

The U.S. Open is taking place through Labor Day, and more than just a great chance to watch tennis pros battle it out on the courts. It’s also a haven for food trucks, celebrity-spotting, and live music-listening on the grounds. It’s all happening in Flushing Meadows Corona Park from August 28th through September 10th.

NYC Unicycle Festival

Featuring a 13-mile unicycle race, this unique festival is topped off with activities on Governors Island. Learn how to ride, watch unicycle sports and performances, and more. Best of all, it’s free.

If you’ll be spending Labor Day in NYC, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

NYC Restaurant Week: Sample the Best of New York’s Food Scene

It’s the ultimate time to explore New York City’s famous food scene – NYC Restaurant Week. Join in for a tour of the city’s best cuisine, enjoy meals at incredible discounts and let your taste buds do the talking.

Dine Out in NYC and Savor a Delicious Spread Table set with wine bottle and glasses for dinner

Restaurant Week is happening this summer from July 24th to August 18th, 2017. The choices are diverse, from fine dining establishments to kitschy diners and ultra-trendy holes in the wall. You’re sure to find a fabulous meal or two (or three!) among the restaurants participating in this event.


This bi-annual chance to dine out in NYC features prix fixe meals from over 380 restaurants throughout the five boroughs. Lunch is set at $29, with dinner at $42 per person.

What’s Included

Three courses are included with every meal, whether it’s lunch or dinner. Each restaurant will have their own special prix fixe menu. This will include limited selections for each course. In general, beverages, taxex, and gratuities are not included in the prix fixe prices.

How to Make Reservations

You can reserve a table at most participating restaurants on the event website. Of course, you can always call these restaurants directly or visit their homepages.

Top Restaurants and New-Comers

Hungry for suggestions? Check out one of these top-rated restaurants: Smoke Jazz & Supper Club on the Upper West Side, Catch NYC in the Meatpacking District, Sofrito on the Hudson in Harlem, or ABC Kitchen in Union Square.

There are also new eateries on the Restaurant Week scene, including High Street on Hudson, Green Fig, New Leaf Restaurant, Jue Lan Club, Quality Eats, Salvation Taco, and the Members Dining Room at the Met, i.e. the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art (no need for membership to visit during Restaurant Week).

If you plan to eat your way through New York City restaurants during this special event, book your stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


Visit Bryant Park to See New York’s Backyard

A beloved New York green space and entertainment center, Bryant Park is where many New Yorkers hang out, play, work, and enjoy the fresh air. Visit New York’s backyard and take in its unique atmosphere.

Enjoy Al Fresco Dining in NYC and More

The park is packed with fun, food, and events.

The Lawn at Bryant Park NYC

Things to Do

Take a spin on Le Carrousel and soak in the park’s signature French classical and Baroque styles. Bring a picnic blanket to The Lawn at Bryant Park and get your fill of green in the concrete jungle. Pop over to the Art Cart and experiment with free drawing and craft-making supplies. There’s even more to explore when you wander the park's beautiful paths.

Places to Eat

The park has a variety of food kiosks where you can order food and enjoy al fresco dining in NYC. Grab a coffee or a pastry, sit and relax for lunch, or even try Belgian waffle delights. You can dine indoors, too, at Bryant Park Grill and Cafe.

Upcoming Events

The park has its own apiary where you can visit, taste the honey, and learn about beekeeping. Upcoming sessions will be begin July 14 and August 11.

Through August 21st, you can enjoy outdoor movies at the Film Festival every Monday night on the Lawn at sunset.

Opera previews via Bryant Park Presents are fun occasions that give you a peek at what’s happening on some of the world’s biggest stages. Get glimpses of performances from the NYC Opera like Viva Verdi on August 22.

While out and about in NYC, don’t miss the vibrancy of this iconic area institution. Book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel and make it happen.

Sail Away on NYC Boat Tours & Cruises

Looking for a unique way to see the most famous attractions in the city? Get on board for NYC boat tours & cruises.

See the Best of New York by Yacht Yacht in harbor in front of trees

Sail your way around Manhattan and see the sights.

Circle Line NYC

Circle Line offers cruises for whatever floats your boat. See the best of New York, catch famous landmarks, sail past Lady Liberty, or climb aboard for happy hour.

Cruises depart from Pier 83 in Manhattan. Each cruise includes helpful guided narration, plus onboard cafe access with a selection of hot and cold drinks, salads, sandwiches, and snacks. There’s also outdoor deck space and heated/air-conditioned indoor space suited for sightseeing.

Hornblower Cruises

Hornblower offers dinner cruises along with sightseeing, holiday, and happy hour cruises. Plus, you can book a private cruise for a wedding, business event, or private party.

Each themed cruise includes different offerings. For instance, on the Bubbles, Beats and Brunch Cruise, you’ll enjoy shared plates with a fun menu featuring donuts, fried chicken, and waffles; bottomless mimosas; a Bloody Mary bar; and a live DJ.

Cruises depart from Pier 15 and Pier 40 in Manhattan.

Statue of Liberty Cruises

A Liberty Cruise from NYC Water Tours is a great option if you’re looking for wondrous views of the Statue of Liberty. This cruise sails past the lady herself twice, so you get double the opportunity to nab that perfect photo.

On your tour, you’ll be treated to narration from a licensed guide. You’ll also pass lots of other famous sights, including Battery Park, Wall Street, the Manhattan Bridge, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Freedom Tower.

This cruise departs from Pier 79 and Slip 5.

If you plan to hop on some of these amazing boat tours while you’re enjoying the New York City, stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.