Events & Activities For This Labor Day Weekend
August 29th – September 1st
Labor Day weekend might be cause for some to pack up and head out of the city, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a variety of activities going on in Brooklyn. Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly entertainment or a date night out, our list of Labor Day events and activities has something for everyone. So, stick around to enjoy the warm temperatures and lack of crowds while they lasts!
Join The Minions at a Despicable Me 2 Outdoor Viewing
The minions are back! Enjoy this family-friendly blockbuster outdoors courtesy of NYC Parks. No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on. The film is rated PG.
When: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Where: Brower Park (Prospect Place & Kingston Avenue)
Celebrate a Vibrant Culture at The West Indian American Day Carnival
The West Indian American Day Carnival is one of Brooklyn’s biggest and most vibrant events. Starting Thursday of Labor Day Weekend, you can participate in several events such as Caribbean Woodstock, Kiddies Carnival Parade, Brass Fest and more. All of the events culminate with Monday’s Labor Day Parade with bands, floats and Caribbean cuisine.
When: Monday, September 1st, 11 a.m.
Where: Eastern Parkway through Crown Heights
A Family-Fun Fishing Trip at Pop-Up Audubon
The Prospect Park Alliance’s Pop-Up Audubon II is a great opportunity to teach your family how to fish. Children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology. Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fore more info, visit www.prospectpark.org.
When: Saturday, August 30th & Sunday, August 31st, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Where: Prospect Park (White Levy Esplanade)
Enjoy Funnel Cakes and Fireworks at Coney Island
One of Brooklyn’s most beloved neighborhoods comes equipped with its own beach, boardwalk, amusement park and even fireworks show. This display is shown every Friday night of the summer season.
When: Friday, August 29th, 9:30pm
Where: Coney Island Boardwalk
Try to Keep Your Balance at the NYC Unicycle Festival
Although unicycles will be rolling across New York City throughout Labor Day weekend as part of the NYC Unicycle Festival, it will begin with Brooklyn Unicycle Day and feature a 13-mile unicycle ride across the borough. The final event will be a stage show by One Wheel at Coney Island’s shooting gallery annex.
When: Friday, August 29th
Where: Meet up at the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge
Enjoy a Concert with a View at Bargemusic’s Labor Day Festival
This coffee barge turned concert venue is hosting a festival as part of their “Here and Now Series” that will feature a variety of classical music performances. Visitors will be able to experience several world premiere performances while enjoying views of the Manhattan skyline.
When: Friday – Sunday, August 29th – 31st, 7 p.m.
Where: Bargemusic (Fulton Ferry Landing)
Immerse Yourself in Theatre at Then She Fell
This multi-sensory theatrical experience allows small audiences to explore an Alice in Wonderland-like environment where every alcove, corner and corridor has been transformed into a world inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll.
When: Friday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 30th at 7:30 & 10:30 p.m., Sunday August 31st at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kingsland Ward at St. Johns (195 Maujer Street)
See Things Differently at Sam Falls: Light Over Time Exhibit
This exhibition features artwork that encourages visitor participation and explores the effect that time and outside environments have on artwork. Falls transforms ordinary objects into artistic feats inspiring a sense of curiosity and discovery from all those who experience his work.
When: Daily through May
Where: MetroTech Commons