Summer is inevitably coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Labor Day, which is celebrated the first Monday of September, gives us one last three day weekend to say farewell to summer before autumn starts rolling in. Luckily for Long Islanders this year’s Labor Day Weekend is full of fun, festive, festivals to attend.
The holiday itself recognizes and commemorates the economic and social achievements of American workers throughout our nation’s history. This annual national tribute to the hard work of the American people celebrates their perseverance, strength, and dedication to the growth and prosperity of our country. These are wonderful things to keep in mind as you enjoy a lovely day of family fun at a festival.
6th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts FREE
The Great Lawn of St. Marks Church, 35 Main St., Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Saturday, August 30th - Sunday, August 31st at 10:00 AM
Saturday and Sunday the Great Lawn across from St. Mark’s Church will blossom with artwork brought to Westhampton Beach by a spectacular cast of national and international artists that will weave a tapestry of extraordinary original artwork. Festival will take place from 10 AM-6 PM.
Faith, Food & Fellowship Festival FREE
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 368 Greene Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554
Saturday, August 30th at 10:00 AM
Head to the church’s annual festival (held rain or shine) which will feature Greek and Slavic café, children’s activities, Chinese auction, flea market, 50/50 raffle, vendors and live Balalaika band. Prayer services and church tours will be offered throughout the day. Admission is free!
Seaford Summer Festival FREE
Seaford LIRR Station, Sunrise Highway, Seaford, NY 11783
Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st at 11:00 AM
Summer Festival will feature arts and crafts, new merchandise and antiques. For more information please call or visit our website.
9th Annual Ronkonkoma Street Fair FREE
Hawkins Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Sunday, August 31st at 11:00 AM
Don't miss out on the 9th Annual Ronkonkoma Street Fair held on August 31st! Fair will be held from 11 AM-6 PM and will feature a variety of unique vendors selling lots of great items.
The Feast of Mother Cabrini FREE
Suffolk County Community College, L.I.E exit 53 and Wicks Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
Wednesday, August 27th - Monday, September 1st
Enjoy thrilling rides and delicious food at the Feast of Mother Cabrini! Admission is free and rides are $5 POP. Weekdays the feast starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. On weekends and Labor Day the feast begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. There will also be a fireworks display on the night of September 1st.
Shinnecock Powwow Grounds, West Gate Rd. off Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968
Friday, August 29th - Monday, September 1st at 3 PM on Friday & 10 AM Saturday - Monday
Tribal dances, ceremonies, crafts, storytelling, native foods, demonstrations, dance and drum competitions; fire lighting at sunset.
Multinational Cultural Festival of NY 2014
Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, 74 Hauppauge Rd., Commack, NY 11725
Saturday, August 30th at 12:00 PM
Head to the Multinational Cultural Festival which will feature the heritage and customs of countries in Asia, South America, North America and Europe. There will be a food court, small business and corporate vendor tables and raffle drawings. Admission to the daytime festivities is free. In the evening there will be a live stage performance with professional dancers, musicians, mimes and other exotic performers. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for children 7 and under.
Labor Day Weekend Twice as Nice Spectacular
Lambrou's of Island Park, 4073 Austin Blvd, Island Park, NY 11558
Mingle and meet new friends at the Labor Day Weekend Twice as Nice Spectacular, presented by Doc's/Millenium Dance Parties! Enjoy two music genres, dinner, dancing, two bars, two dance floors and two spacious ballrooms. Dress to impress! No hats, t-shirts, sneakers or sloppy attire please. Admission is just $28, $25 with special admission from 7:30-8:00 PM.
Which festivals are you planning to attend this Labor Day Weekend?
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