If you are like us, you are probably in disbelief that summer is almost over and it is time to think about what to do for Labor Day to send summer out with a bang. It seems like only moments ago we were planning to kick off summer with Memorial Day celebrations.
Check out top picks of what to do in New York City and The Hamptons for Labor Day. From art shows to opera screening, The Victoria Shtainer Team has curated a selection that is sure to keep you busy before you fire up your barbecue for the last time and say farewell to Summer 2016.
The U.S. Open is one of the most, if not the most, popular sporting events in New York. The event draws a celebrity crowd so do not be surprised if you spot one. Enjoy food trucks and live music on the grounds, as well as shops including Ralph Lauren who offers their special U.S. Open collection. There is a Heineken Café and Moet & Chandon Bar onsite for enjoyment.
The tournament will run through September 11th with Ticketmaster being the best bet to snatch up tickets. Prices starting around $68.
Riis Park Beach Bazaar:
The Riis Park Beach Bazaar has been going on all summer long, and has brought food, drinks, shopping, and entertainment to one of New York's best beaches. Catch the final series of of the Get Summered DJ Series on September 5th. Food and drinks are available at concession stand Bay 9 East as well as pop-up food trucks like Coney Shack, Lizzmonade, and Trop Pops. What better way to wave goodbye to summer than a day on the beach?
16702 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Queens
Met Opera Summer HD Series:
The summer series at the Met Opera will be returning for its eighth season this year. Spectators can enjoy performances presented from the acclaimed "Live in HD" series outdoor on Lincoln Center Plaza. Showings begin at 8pm, but plan on getting there much earlier if you want to grab a seat for the screening. Screenings will run in the evening through September 5th.
Looking for a bite pre-screening? Try Bar Boulud directly across from the plaza for a relaxing glass of wine and charcuterie.
Lincoln Center Plaza. Admission: Free
Hampton Classic Horse Show:
The Hampton Classic is one of the "it" events on the Hamptons circuit. The show, well into its third decade, is well respected from locals and equestrian-lovers alike. Because of its stature, the Hampton Classic has recevied the status of "Heritage Competition" by the United States Equestrian Federation, making it only the second horse show ever to receive this designation. The event will be running through September 4th.
240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. General Admission: $10/person. Under 6, free.
Westhampton Beach Festival of The Arts:
The Great Lawn of Westhampton Beach will once again be transformed into an outdoor arts and crafts gallery. The event, in its 8th year, will have an array of handmade pieces including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography, and mixed-media on display. Pieces will be available for purchase, so you might just find that perfect piece you have been looking for to fill a blank space on your wall! The festival will be held September 3-4th.
After browsing through the art, try Dockers located right along the water for a relaxing meal.
Great Lawn- 35 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Free admission and parking.
Holiday House Hamptons by Hamptons Cottages & Gardens:
The Hamptons is known for its beautiful homes and estates, and this year's holiday house is a must-see. More than 20 designers transformed the 13,000 square-foot home into a showcase of the latest interior design trends and lifestyle concepts. It serves as a great source of inspiration! If you visit on a sunny day, revel in the rays by the stunning outdoor pool that features water views. Ticket sales benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The home will be open Thursday-Sunday until September 4th.
100 Crescent Avenue, Watermill. Admission: $35.