Labor Day in Lower Manhattan
The end of summer is finally here. For those who didn’t make arrangements to get out of New York City for Labor Day Weekend, there are plenty of exciting things to do around town. Why stress over the traffic when you can stay where you are and enjoy Lower Manhattan? Best of all, many locals leave the area for the holiday so it tends to be a quiet weekend in the city.
Here are four things to do in and around Lower Manhattan over the long weekend.
Have a Picnic
Battery Park is the perfect place to host a picnic. Grab your best lawn blanket, snacks, beverages and good company for an afternoon in the sun. With unmatched views of the Statue of Liberty, plus the Brooklyn and Jersey City skylines, there’s no better place for such an outing than along the water in Lower Manhattan.
Head to Governors Island
Don’t forget about Governors Island, just a quick ferry ride away from Lower Manhattan. In celebration of summer, the Island stays open to the public until 10pm on Fridays. Head over to watch the sunset and enjoy food and drinks from local vendors into the night. Also worth checking out is the NYC Unicycle Festival, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm. For other fun activities and things to do on the Island, check out our recent blog on visiting Governors Island.
A majority of museums in NYC are open on Labor Day and may even host special events. Head over to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and take a ride up One World Trade for 360-degree views from Lower Manhattan. If you’re a guest, download Q&A Residential Hotel’s app for tickets and offers to One World Trade.
There is no shortage of sales during Labor Day Weekend. From getting a head start on the latest fall fashion trends to purchasing end-of-summer items, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to fill your closet. Not sure where to start? Check out our latest blog on shopping in Lower Manhattan.
There you have it – four options to fill a holiday weekend’s itinerary. Most importantly, remember to relax and celebrate all of the hard work you’ve put into your 9-5 over the past year—you deserve it! For more local area events and happenings, be sure to visit Q&A Residential Hotel’s official blog.