While a large chunk of Brooklyn will be getting hot and sweaty at the West Indian Day parade today, those looking for a more chilled-out Labor Day experience need go no farther than the Yard, a laid-back outdoor garden situated next to the Gowanus Canal (which can sometimes be beautiful, sometimes smelly). Though the space is small, expect a big celebration for this all-day Afterschool Special, the second part of the two-day Sunday School for Degenerates raveathon (day one takes place August 31 at Rebel). DJs include the San Francisco–based minimalist Nikola Baytala, Swedish techno artist Joel Mull, and Cassy from Berlin.

Mon., Sept. 1, 10 a.m., 2008