Photo: The float of the “Women’s Auxiliary Typographical Union” in the Labor Day Parade, New York City, September 6, 1909. Broadway and 24th Street, Flatiron District.
Happy Labor Day!!
Our offices will be closing early on Friday, September 4th and will be closed all day Monday, September 7 in observance of the Federal Holiday of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8 at 9am.
Labor Day is a Federal holiday, recognized throughout the United States, but its origin is right here in NYC – dating back to 1882.
If you are in town for the weekend, NYC has a plethora of events to celebrate the Holiday weekend, otherwise know as the “Unofficial End of Summer”. Here are a few favorites:
NYC Labor Day Parade:
Originally held at Union Square at 14th Street in 1882, the parade’s current route is up Fifth Avenue from 44th through 86th Street on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 10am. The parade, sponsored by the New York City Central Labor Council , has it’s grandstand on 69th Street and 5th Avenue.
Want to catch a free ferry ride to the tennis matches? The ferry leaves from and returns to the E. 35th St. Marina, and drops off at the World’s Fair Marina (Reservations Required). Details.
New York International Salsa Congress: The 9th annual dance and music festival is being held at the Hilton on 6th Avenue at 53rd Street and features four action packed days and evenings of Latin Dance workshops, youth and adult professional performance showcases, concert series, a professional championship, etc. Tickets available for purchase in advance online. September 2-6.
Coney Island Sideshow:
Ever wonder where you can see Donny Vomit, Serpentina, and Black Scorpion all in one place? Head over to the Coney Island Circus Sideshows by the Seashore on Surf Avenue & West 12th Street. Shows are Wednesday through Sunday until Labor Day. After Labor Day, the Sideshow returns to weekend-only operations.
Although we do not wish for rain or excessive heat, here’s an indoor, and well air-conditioned, option:
Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Met’s Holiday Monday Family Program. Families (youngsters ages five through twelve and accompanying adults) explore the Museum through an hour of fun discussion and sketching of its masterpieces. The program is free with museum admission. Program times on Monday, September 7: 11am–12pm, 12pm–1pm, 1:15pm–2:15pm and 2:30pm–3:30pm in the Carson Family Hall in the Uris Center for Education (ground floor).
Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day!
The Team at VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
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