Labor Day Weekend in Brooklyn

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Go Swimming!

Whether you prefer pools or beaches, we assure you that you will get your feet wet this Labor Day Weekend if the weather stays warm. Public pools are found in most Brooklyn neighborhoods, with McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Red Hook Recreation Area, Douglass and Degraw Pool in Gowanus and Kosciuszko Pool in Bed-Stuy being some of the largest. These pools all have day passes available for children, students, adults and seniors. For more information, please see NYC Gov Parks.

Courtesy: McCarren Park Pool

For a fun pop-up pool, there is a ticketed seasonal pool available at Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer, with views of the park and the Manhattan skyline. You can enjoy watching the busy waterfront and jet skis zipping past you.

If you are more of a beach person, Coney Island has three miles of beaches waiting for you. With a busy boardwalk filled with restaurants, and Luna Park closing its roller coasters closer to midnight throughout Labor Day Weekend, you are all set for a fun day in the sun, followed by dinner and some rides!

 

Get Active!

Enjoy the late summer sun by playing soccer or basketball in McCarren Park, Prospect Park, Fort Greene Park or Red Hook Park and make some new friends on the field. If you are more of a runner or bike rider, the 18-mile long Brooklyn Greenway follows the waterfront from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge, offering scenic running and biking routes!

Courtesy: Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Epic Ride 2015

Alternatively, brush up on your volleyball skills at Brooklyn Bridge Park or Coney Island, play a round of golf at Dyker Beach Golf Course, take a tennis lesson at Court 16, climb a wall at Brooklyn Boulders, or put on some skates at Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Courtesy: Paul Kessel

If you are headed to Coney Island to soak up some rays on the beach, there is also a muscle beach section available, so that you can spend a whole day enjoying the last long weekend in the sun.

 

Craving some BBQ?

No worries! There are many delicious barbeque options in Brooklyn, where you can leave the cooking to the professionals and simply relax with your friends or loved ones. Whether you are looking for an indoor or an outdoor place to indulge in some mouthwatering meats, we’ve got you covered.

Hop on the NYC Ferry to Red Hook to enjoy some famous meats at Hometown Bar-B-Que before you head around the corner for dessert chocolates at Raaka, and end the meal by stopping by Van Brunt Stillhouse for a sip of locally distilled whiskey.

Whether you are coming with a small group of friends or a large family, Hillcountry Barbeque in Downtown Brooklyn will make sure you do not leave hungry. With delicious meats, a great variety of sides and mouthwatering desserts, this Texan joint will add to your experience with some live Southern music on select nights!

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Celebrate Caribbean Culture!

The 50th annual New York Caribbean Carnival – also known as the West Indian American Labor Day Parade will take place on September 4 in Brooklyn. Get ready to dance to steel bands, calypso and soca music while you watch the stunning costumes of parade participants as they dance their way down Eastern Parkway from Grand Army Plaza to Utica Avenue. Intrigued? Read all about this great Brooklyn tradition here!