Labor Day is coming up soon and is a great opportunity to spend time with the family. The federal holiday is observed on the first Monday in September and was established to recognize the contributions of the working people (Fun Fact: Labor Day was first celebrated here in New York in 1882). We’ve put together recommendations for fun things to do for a Labor Day Weekend Day Trip on Long Island.
Start the day by heading over to the Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton. The Hampton Classic Horse Show is one of the largest and most prestigious hunter/jumper horse shows in the United States. It’ss open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hampton Classic Horse Show
Where: 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY
Contact info: 631-537-3177
Next head over to Southampton to attend the 66th Annual Shinnecock Powwow presented by the Shinnecock Indian Nation. Activities include music and dance performances, fire lighting at sunset, demonstrations, foods and native crafts.
Where: West Gate Road, Southampton, NY
Contact info: 631-283-6143
Start heading west to the 5th Annual Outdoor Craft & Gift Show presented by Nassau County Craft Shows. Browse through many vendors and look at all the wonderful handmade items for sale.
5th Annual Outdoor Craft & Gift Show
Where: Eisenhower Park, Field 8, Merrick Avenue And Stewart Avenue, East Meadow, NY
Contact info: 516-442-6000
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Enjoy a delicious dinner with the family at the Canterbury’s Oyster Bar and Grill in Oyster Bay. Clam Bake season comes to an end on Labor Day. Canterbury’s Clam Bake Special includes a steamed 1 1/4 pound lobster, 1 pound of steamers, 1 pound of mussels, corn-on-the-cob and redskin potatoes.
Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Where: 46 Audrey Avenue Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1548
Contact info: 516-922-3614
End the day by heading into Queens to catch a nighttime tennis match at the US Open to watch one of the most revered athletic events in the country. Be sure to purchase the tickets ahead of time.
Where: College Point Blvd Queens
Contact info: www.usopen.org
Of course if staying closer to home is preferred, check with the local town hall to find out about any Labor Day parade times and routes.
By Tara Arichabala