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Labor Day Sales, Parades and Things To Do

Labor Day Sales, Parades and Things To Do

Before you bid adieu to summer, here’s how to have a fabulous Labor Day Weekend. Labor Day this year is on Monday, September 4, 2017. This annual workers’ holiday on the first Monday in September was organized by the Central Labor Union of New York in 1882.

On Labor Day cheer for America’s teachers, firefighters, doctors, construction workers at the Labor Day Parade. The parade starts at 10am at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and will continue up the avenue to 67th Street.

In case you didn’t know, the U.S. Open—New York’s most-attended sporting event. For two weeks, Flushing Meadows­–Corona Park will be the tennis capital of the world bringing a celebrity-studded crowd. Think Oprah, Alec Baldwin, Serena Williams and Jimmy Fallon.

Courtesy Paul Martinka/Discovery Times Square

Star Wars fans, rejoice. The Star Wars Exhibit at Discovery Times Square,  226 W 44th Street has all the original costumes are on display, and will make you really regret the homemade Princess Lea costume you made for Halloween in middle school.

Hundreds of exhibitors, from NYU students to artists  display their paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry and woodcraft in Washington Square Park.

Electric Zoo 2017 brings hoards of EDM fans to Randalls Island for an unmissable electronic-dance-music circuit. Featuring a wide range of artists both top name and underground. Electric Zoo will take place Friday, September 1, 2017–Sunday, September 3, at Randalls Island Park.

Take a day trip or stay overnight at Hudson. This upstate treasure is easily accessible from the city by train. Just 2 and 1/2 hour away. With 300 historic buildings, galleries and over 50 antique stores, this spot is perfect for an escape and easy daycation. Before you leave, check out the historic lighthouse and the killer views of the Hudson River.

Spend some time shopping on-line with out of this world sales.

Ann Taylor: Get decked out in polished Ann Taylor goods this Labor Day weekend. The retailer will be offering 50% off sale items from August 31 through September 4.

Dressbarn: Select tops and denim will be buy one, get one half off online at Dressbarn during Labor Day weekend.

Eileen Fisher: Enjoy an extra 25% off sale items at Eileen Fisher from August 31 through September 4.

Fossil: From September 1 through September 4, Yara Shahidi–approved accessories brand Fossil will be running a tiered discount sale: Spend less than $150 for 20% off, from $150 through $200 for 25% off, and more than $200 for 30% off.

Halston: Use code LABORDAY to get an additional 30% off sale and clearance items at L.A. luxury brand Halston starting on August 24 and going through September 4.

Joe’s Jeans: Joe’s Jeans has a two-in-one code for Labor Day weekend if you’re looking for a denim fix: Enter LD30 at checkout to enjoy 30% off select styles and get free shipping.

Kate Spade New York: In the market for a new bag or wallet? Find one in stores or online at Kate Spade New York, where all full-priced items will be 30% Labor Day weekend.

Lord & Taylor: With the code LABORDAY, get 20% off regular-priced items and 25% off women’s clearance online. The retailer will also have a buy-one-get-one-50%-off deal on denim. Both promotions will run from August 30 through September 5.

Old Navy: From August 31 through September 4, get 50% off all jeans, dresses, and tees (except for clearance).


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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