Where to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in NYC


Summer is coming to a close, and the epic rager known as Labor Day Weekend is staring us right in the face. Consider celebrating all weekend long by checking out these events.


Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn, 256 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

If you’re heading out to the Hamptons or another beachy destination, consider picking up this seafood specialist’s “clam bake to-go” package, which start at $34.95 for two people. The deal includes lobster, cherrystones clams, mussels, corn, and potatoes. The offer is valid throughout September and can be reserved by contacting the restaurant.

Camp David, 221 Avenue B, 6:30 p.m.

This East Village lounge will be making the most of its space before the long weekend with an indoor and outdoor party with drink specials like Prosecco and non-top shelf drinks for $7. Top shelf liquor is also available for $9, and a DJ will perform until 9:30 p.m.

Saxon + Parole, 316 Bowery, noon

From noon to 3 p.m., guests can play Don Draper and company by ordering the “3 Martini Lunch” for $30 per person. The offer comes with a seafood tower, crudite, and cold martinis to share. From 2 to 5 p.m., you’ll also find live bluegrass with DIY bloody marys and champagne negronis.


Sotto 13, 140 West 13th Street, 11 a.m.

Chef Ed Cotton will offer pork dishes like slow-roasted porchetta topped with a fried egg at his pig roast brunch, which will run daily through Monday. Other dishes include a pork plate featuring plantains and avocados; wash your feast down with the restaurant’s unlimited brunch cocktail deal for $29.

Steak Haus at Zeppelin Hall, 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, NJ

This pop-up meat palace kicks off the weekend with a butchering challenge designed to show guests how to prepare a cut of beef steakhouse-style. If you’re just interested in eating, chef Franco Robazetti is offering five different one-pound steak cuts for $21. Guests can select from a variety of cuts like skirt steak and ribeye, with a choice of sauce and sides.

Do or Dine, 1108 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Justin Warner’s always bumping Bed-Stuy pad is hosting another “Rub-a-Grub” music and munchies party, with DJ Akalepse headlining the backyard bash. Chef Warner is also creating a three-course food and drink pairing to match the beat. Tickets start at $15 for general admission, and $30 gets you two food items and two drinks; purchase here.

Maison Premiere, 298 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, noon

This Williamsburg cocktail bar is once again hosting a Labor Day bash with oysters and absinthe. A full bar with wines by the glass and craft beers is also available, while the restaurant’s full dinner menu will be served starting at 5 p.m. Until then, enjoy live music, chilled seafood, and chef’s specials.