10 Fun Alternatives to the Parkway!!!


Hey there Awesomologists:

So it’s Labor Day, and well crowds of sweaty people dancing all around you might not be your thing. So just scroll down to see 10 alternatives to the parkway!

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Inc. Fall Show 

The event showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees come from all over and are a cosmopolitan mix, including art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area’s many schools and professionals such as interior designers.

Labor Day Weekend Sale at Woodbury Common Outlets

Make a day trip to the Woodbury Common Outlets and take advantage of their annual Labor Day Weekend sale. You’ll find serious markdowns on brands including Armani, Banana Republic, Jimmy Choo, Nike, and many others.

Barney’s Warehouse Sale 

Save big on fall fashion during the biannual Barney’s Warehouse Sale from August 23 through September 3, 2012. You’ll find savings of 50% to 75% on designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women.

Met Holiday Monday 

The Cloisters museum and gardens

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open on Labor Day and will host special programs for families with children ages 5-12.

Free Bike Mondays

The best way to see Governors Island is on two wheels, and with Bike and Roll’s gratis program, you can do just that. Cycles will be available for one hour per person on two holiday Mondays—Memorial Day and Labor Day—this summer.

Stand Up Paddleboard

You don’t have to go on vacation to master the latest craze of Stand Up Paddleboarding. Just head to SUP New York City in Jamaica Bay, where you can rent equipment, take lessons and have fun, all while getting in an excellent workout.

Go Sailing

Ahoy! Sail NYC has a plethora of options for you to hit the high seas — day sail, sunset sail, brunch sail — all of which promise to be magical schooner adventures.

Go Fish

Four-person skiffs are available for rent at Marina 59 in Far Rockaway, where you and your friends can catch and release all day on Jamaica Bay.

Eat Ice Cream

Ice Cream just tastes better in the summer. Head to some  favorite local spots for a cone (or cup) of cold, creamy deliciousness.

Go For A Swim

It’s been a while since there were any scuffles at the glorious new McCarren Park Pool, so it seems as good a time as any to check it out and go for a swim. Especially since it closes for the season after this weekend.

Your Thoughts?

Which is your favorite event? Is there something else you do on Labor day?

As always remember to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Funify your day!!!

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